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Apple's new Magic Trackpad

The new Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer. It uses the same Multi-Touch technology you love on the MacBook Pro. And it supports a full set of gestures, 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. And inertial scrolling makes moving up and down a page more natural than ever. Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one.

I personally love my MBP trackpad. I do not use it as a primary input device. I have a Bamboo for that. But whenever I'm on the road or don't want to pick up the pen I use the trackpad. It took a bit of getting used to, but after a while it's faster and more precise than using a mouse. This new Magic Trackpad will surely give you even more precision.

Question is can it become the primary input device for professional graphic designers?

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ItalianMike's picture
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I wonder if it could be used with a pressure sensitive stylus?

Ivan's picture

I don't think it will be as good as a Bamboo, but I'm sure there are sticks that can be used with it.

taba's picture
163 pencils

I was wondering the same thing. Then I found this:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/156024/stylus_makes_macbook_trackpad_work_like_pen_tablet.html

But I also wonder, like Ivan, if it will be as good as a Bamboo.

Art D. Rector's picture
3166 pencils

Does anyone actually own one? I'm getting ready to buy and I'm somewhat curious about this thing. Has anyone actually worked with it? I'd like a hands-on opinion if possible.

Ivan's picture

I'm getting one in a day or two. I'll report back.

Art D. Rector's picture
3166 pencils

Much appreciated.

Kilik's picture
80 pencils

When did this come out?! Sweeetness!

riqsane's picture
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I don't think it will be like a tablet, I'm pretty sure it's just like the MacBook Pro trackpads.

Steve Jobs doesn't like stylus!

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Anonymous's picture
141 pencils

Looks great. I hope the user experience lives up to its potential. Look forward to your report Ivan. It could go some way to combatting the RSI of the mouse too.
Does it come in scratch and sniff?
If not, there's an opportunity for an app.
I'll go for raspberry scented unicorn farts.

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steveballmer's picture
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WHY do you people always describe everything as "Magic"?
Are you so dazzled or dumb that you can't get your brains arround the concept of "machines" doing things?
Maybe you are just a bunch of fairys who live in ladeedah land in a hollowed out rotten Apple?

Magic?
Gimme a break!

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riqsane's picture
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“It’s true when something exceeds your ability to understand how it works, it soon becomes magical."—Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President, Apple Inc.

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3dogmama's picture
1990 pencils

What's wrong with fairys?

"Art -- the one achievement of Man which has made the long trip up from all fours seem well advised." - James Thurber

johni2's picture
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Like it. It seems like a very good product to me.

qwertyale's picture
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probably Apple will sell mouses nevermore, it's the best thing for us, I hate all of them.

yes I'm brazilian xD

qwertyale's picture
2048 pencils

I want two pointing devices.

Why I have to operate one cursor if I have two hands?

Actual systems operate as playing piano with only one hand, it's stupid.

yes I'm brazilian xD

jolek's picture
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looking good, i will buy this product, i hope it will works fine. find out soon

Ivan's picture

Been testing this Magic Trackpad for the last few days. It's really very good. Especially because of the full range support of gestures. I'm inclined to switch to this from the wacom tablet as the primary input device.

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