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The first Multi-Touch Trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer, the Apple Magic Trackpad lets your fingers do the clicking, scrolling, and swiping. The Apple Magic uses the same Multi-Touch technology found on the MacBook Pro, giving you a whole new way to control and interact with what's on your screen. Swiping through pages online feels just like flipping through pages in a book or magazine. Inertial scrolling makes moving up and down a page more natural than ever. And users can press down anywhere on the Multi-Touch surface to physically click or double-click on an item--no clumsy buttons involved.

 

The Largest Multi-Touch Trackpad Ever

The Apple Magic Trackpad responds to a variety of finger gestures for clicking, scrolling, and swiping. The Magic Trackpad is just like the trackpad on the MacBook Pro--but bigger. It's made with the same advanced touch-friendly and wear-resistant glass surface, but with nearly 80 percent more area. This gives you even more room to scroll, swipe, pinch, and rotate to your fingers' content. And because the entire surface is a button that clicks, you can use it in place of a mouse without losing a hint of functionality. The Magic Trackpad's full set of gestures includes two-finger scrolling, pinching to zoom, rotating with your fingertips, three-finger swiping, and activating Expose or switching between applications with four fingers.

Plus, the trackpad is customizable. Simply access the Magic Trackpad pane in System Preferences to enable gestures you want and disable those you don't.

Seamless Wireless Design The Magic Trackpad fits in perfectly with your Mac desktop, with the same sculpted aluminum design as the Apple Wireless Keyboard. In fact, side by side the two sit flush at the same angle and height. This lets you go from trackpad to keyboard in a single motion, or do both at the same time. How perfect is that?

The Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology, so you don't have to deal with an annoying cable that dictates where you place it. Once you pair the Magic Trackpad with your Bluetooth-enabled Mac, you'll enjoy a reliable, secure connection up to 33 feet away. In addition, the Magic Trackpad detects periods of inactivity, with an automatic shutoff feature that saves battery life. As an alternative, you can turn it off yourself. Both options keep you gesturing for months at a time.

The Magic Trackpad--which can work in place of a mouse or in conjunction with the mouse on any Mac computer (even a notebook)--requires a Bluetooth-enabled Mac computer, two AA batteries (included), Mac OS X Snow Leopard v 10.6.4, and the latest software update.

The trackpad sits flush with the Apple Wireless Keyboard, making it easy to switch between the two.

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review by . February 11, 2011
I have been intrigued with the Mac Trackpad ever since it first came out, and finally decided to give it a try. I spend a lot of hours in front of a computer every day, and this handy and elegant peripheral seemed like an ideal gadget that could take away some stress from my poor forearm and wrist. I have also had quite a bit of experience with iPhone, iPad, and Macbook and have grown fond of the multifinger gesture-based navigation on those devices. So now that I have used the Trackpad with my …
Quick Tip by . July 28, 2010
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I find the multi-touch gestures on the Apple laptops incredibly intuitive, but I'm not quite sure I'm ready to go 100% trackpad on the desktop.  Maybe when my beloved Logitech VX dies on me, I'll give it a try...
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