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[Review] Inside the Apple Magic Trackpad

Written on August 04, 2010 by Adam Eve

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It's sleek, and produces tactile functions. And it says: "Just as you would on a MacBook." But compare to MacBook Trackpad, is there something that you wouldn't like about Apple Magic Trackpad?

First, let’s talk about the appearance. The Magic Trackpad is a sleek representation in aluminun, plastic and glass. It has a wider area than a MacBook trackpad, that allows more than 80 percent of multi touch gesture. After removing it from the package, all you have to do is press the power button, and voila! Your Magic Trackpad is recognized by any Bluetooth-enabled Mac, even on Windows. However, the gestures is available only for OS X 10.6.4 Software on Intel Macs.

The whole surface is the hardware itself. Approximately four-by-five inches of tactile glass, it is intended to follow function. At the bottom of the device are two, rubber feet in effect for left and right mouse buttons. Clicking the corners provide touchable feedback. Flip the trackpad on the side and you’ll see its less-than-an-inch thickness, excluding the cylindrical housing meant for two AA batteries. One end holds the power button, and the other can be unscrewed for battery access. The Magic Trackpad fits perfectly for the Apple Wireless Keyboard, only it’s not a mouse.

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