The Magic Trackpad
|Release date||July 27, 2010|
|Discontinued||October 13, 2015|
|Operating system||Mac OS X Snow Leopard v 10.6.4 and higher|
|Power||Two AA batteries|
|Successor||Magic Trackpad 2|
|Related articles||Magic Mouse|
The Magic Trackpad is made of glass and aluminium. The trackpad is designed in the same style as Apple's Wireless Keyboard and can sit flush to it. The entire trackpad can be used as a button; pressing down on it puts pressure on two circular feet below to register a click. The keyboard connects via Bluetooth and runs on two AA batteries.
Release and reception
Initial reviews of the trackpad lauded its design but not its price.
Scott Stein of CNET wrote: "Apple's $69 Bluetooth device is minimalist and not particularly cheap"; "We're not sure we'd ditch our mouse and use the Magic Trackpad, but it's a compact solution for the touch-addicted."
Macworld also praised the trackpad's design similarity with the Apple Wireless Keyboard: "The Magic Trackpad is the same height and angle of inclination as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, making them a good fit, in terms of size and style."
Operating system support
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard versions 10.6.4 and higher.
- Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista in Apple's Boot Camp.
- Ubuntu Linux can be configured to support most of the MacOS multitouch gestures that Mac OS has.
- Android 4.x (mobile devices)
- Chrome OS (Chromebook devices)
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