Tricking Out the Apple Magic Trackpad

Tricking Out the Apple Magic Trackpad

Range Govindan
Oct 11, 2011

Ever since the Apple Magic Trackpad was released, people have been claiming that it's going to lead to the death of the mouse. While we believe such predictions are bit too early to state, we do think the Magic Trackpad and gesture based navigation has a lot going for it beyond the realm of the mouse, especially when you add features like the following...

1. Magic Frogpad: This interesting little add-on transforms your Trackpad into an almost fully functional keyboard. We like the extra buttons and think that this might warrant two Trackpads, one for the extra buttons and one for the Lion gestures. However, this add-on costs $129.

2. TwelveSouth MagicWand: This handy little device connects your Magic Trackpad to your Apple Wireless Keyboard, making it feel like a full-sized keyboard. The benefit is that everything is closer to each other, and it won't budge. It costs $29.99, but you could probably hack something like this yourself.

3. Mobee Magic Numpad: This sticker and app transform your Trackpad into a full-on numeric keypad. It's not expensive ($29.90) and it will add quite a few buttons to your Mac. The great thing is that you can quickly toggle between the Trackpad and Numpad thanks to a keyboard shortcut.

4. Mobee Magic Bar: Are you tired of changing the batteries in your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad? Then check out Mobee's inductive charger. It will charge both and will cost you $59.90.

5. Trackpad Slick Film: Tired of getting your Trackpad all dirty and covered in fingerprints? This film will protect it and comes with stick patch to thoroughly clean your Trackpad before applying this. It costs $13.95.

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