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Magic Trackpad

Apple's newest product: A big ol' trackpad for your desk. It does gestures and swipes and makes desktop users feel more like laptop users, just less mobile.

Posted on July 27, 2010, at 12:54 p.m. ET

  • Apple's Magic Trackpad

    Apple's pricing it at $69. As Gizmodo describes it:

  • The Magic Trackpad is basically a larger version of the MacBook Pro touchpad, with 80% more surface area for all your swiping and pinching. The entire surface acts as a button, so it's also a possible mouse replacement. And all of the expected gestures are here: two-finger scrolling, pinch to zoom, fingertip rotation, and three- and four-finger swipes.

  • It also works up to 33 feet away from your computer, apparently.

  • Which raises the question: Why would you ever want to work so far away from your computer?

  • Would you even be able to see the screen? Probably not.

  • Anyway. It also, like the wireless mouse and keyboard, runs on batteries, and Apple also announced a battery charger.

  • Which looks pretty awesome.

    We're definitely getting a few for the office.