MultiTouch Comes To The Desktops: Apple's New Trackpad

11 thoughts on “MultiTouch Comes To The Desktops: Apple's New Trackpad”

  1. That really is a great price! I tell you, for the past couple of years I’ve loved using multi-touch on my macbook pro but then had to spent hundreds of dollars on Wacom pads at home and in the office to avoid using heavy strain-inducing mice; as soon as my Wacoms die, I have a feeling I know what to replace them with now 🙂

    Qasim./

  2. the multitouch technology that is standard on
    most Apple laptops.

    It’s on all Apple laptops for a number of years now.

    I’m going to get one, too, for when my notebook is plugged into a big display. It is a great match for the wireless aluminum keyboard. The tap-to-click, 2-finger scroll, and Expose flick gestures are extremely productive. Also this is so much easier on your hands than a mouse.

      1. Neither am I, but placing the iPad in a dock really invites the scenario. I for one, would like the ability to use the Trackpad for that puropose.

        Move finger on surface and highlight appears on iPad… double tap “touch”…

        Is the thing pressure sensitive?

  3. That’s brilliant! A device that takes up more space than a mouse and which offers less flexibility!

    I wonder if it’ll sell as well as the Magic Mouse? That is ‘not very well at all’?

  4. For those of us with MacBooks, it would be great to have a second trackpad around. I see a some people posting here that they plan on using the new trackpad for when their MacBooks are plugged into a larger external monitor. I’m wondering how many people use this type of configuration (larger monitor connected) with the MacBook in clamshell mode (lid closed) v.s. lid open? With a MacBook Pro 17″ for example being essentially a desktop replacement (with the ability to travel now and then), it makes sense to use that gorgeous internal display alongside an external larger monitor (instead of clamshell lid closed) for maximum spanning screen real estate. With the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and the magic trackpad, perhaps the MacBook Pro could be paced on a stand on one’s desk with lid open and then used with the bluetooth keyboard and trackpad that can be placed freely ergonomically on the desk anywhere. This could save physical desk space potentially too. What a great idea!

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