How to Merge the Apple Wireleess Keyboard and MagicTrackpad Into One

How to Merge the Apple Wireleess Keyboard and MagicTrackpad Into One

Gregory Han
Oct 28, 2010

Got an iMac or Mac Mini but have a preference for the keyboard layout of a MacBook Pro? Are you fine ditching the mouse altogether for a trackpad, like the one underneath the laptop's keyboard? Already got an Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard, a Magic Trackpad and $99 you're itch to part with? Well it looks like a Mac accessory maker has something right up your alley.

Drop in a Wireless Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and Magic Trackpad into the aluminum BulletTrain Express custom sized platform, and you've now got a lap-friendly setup to use with your desktop. The setup trumps the MacBook's trackpad, offering an 88% larger area for gesture-swipe actions (check above for the overhead comparison with the 15" MacBook Pro setup), while the overall design offers a wrist-friendly area that may help ergonomics.

An ideal use for this trio of accessories would be for use in conjunction with a Mac Mini for home theater PC duty. The lap-friendly setup seems just right for couch surfing, especially since many HTPC apps are still a pain to navigate through and occasionally require text input (sorry, that Sony Google TV remote didn't win us over in the simplicity department despite our strong interest in the platform itself and the Apple TV Remote still feels cheap-limiting).

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