Magic Trackpad

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Magic Trackpad
Apple Magic Trackpad
The Magic Trackpad
ManufacturerApple Inc.
TypeMulti-touch trackpad[1]
Release dateJuly 27, 2010 (2010-07-27)
DiscontinuedOctober 13, 2015 (2015-10-13)
Operating systemMac OS X Snow Leopard v 10.6.4 and higher
ConnectivityBluetooth
PowerTwo AA batteries
SuccessorMagic Trackpad 2
Related articlesMagic Mouse

The Magic Trackpad is a multi-touch trackpad produced by Apple Inc. Announced on July 27, 2010, it is 80% larger than the trackpad found on the current MacBook family of laptops.

A new version called the Magic Trackpad 2[2] came out on October 13, 2015.

Description[edit]

The Magic Trackpad is made of glass and aluminium. The trackpad is designed in the same style as Apple's Wireless Keyboard[3] and can sit flush to it.[4] The entire trackpad can be used as a button; pressing down on it puts pressure on two circular feet below to register a click.[5] The keyboard connects via Bluetooth[6] and runs on two AA batteries.[3]

Release and reception[edit]

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."[4]

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."[5]

Operating system support[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Apple Magic Trackpad (photos)". Cnet.com. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "Apple Updates iMac Family with Stunning New Retina Displays". Apple.com. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Apple's Magic Trackpad Is Here". Gizmodo. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  4. ^ a b Stein, Scott (April 7, 2010). "Hands-on look at Apple Magic Moo_ Trackpad | Crave – CNET". CNET. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Hands on with Apple's Magic Trackpad | Input Devices". Macworld. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
  6. ^ "Magic Trackpad – The Multi-Touch trackpad for your desktop". Apple Inc. Retrieved July 27, 2010.
  7. ^ "Multitouch/AppleMagicTrackpad - Ubuntu Wiki". wiki.ubuntu.com. Retrieved October 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "Multitouch/Ginn - Ubuntu Wiki". Wiki.ubuntu.com. Retrieved October 25, 2017.

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