What is MagicWand? It’s a cool little accessory that connects Apple’s Magic Trackpad to your Apple Wireless Keyboard, creating the sleek, one-piece input device you’ve been imagining. MagicWand creates an amazingly efficient keyboard you can pair with iMac, MacBook and your Apple home theater setup. Use it on your desk, the sofa or anyplace else you use your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple's Magic Trackpad.
OS X + Gestures are the future.
Multi-touch gestures are a huge part of OS X and key to the future of Mac desktop control. MagicWand helps you make the most of that finger tapping, swiping technology by partnering your keyboard with the trackpad. Everyday tasks like editing and renaming family pictures in iPhoto no longer require a reach across the desk. With MagicWand, the only thing to pick up and position while using a Mac are your hands.
What is this ‘Magic’ made of?
Metal-on-metal is never a good idea unless you’re in a sword fight. That’s why MagicWand is made of polycarbonate - same as a MacBook. This lets you snap your Bluetooth Keyboard and Trackpad into MagicWand without the fear of scratching or hampering the Bluetooth signal. It also means MagicWand is very light. In fact at 45 grams, MagicWand weighs less than 2 AA batteries.
A Zen-like workspace, just like that.
If you like a clean, tidy work environment, MagicWand is a must-have. It’s a snap (literally) to set up, and you can position the trackpad on either side of your keyboard (lefty’s rejoice). You will now have the ultimate keyboard before you, one that lets you type, click, scroll and swipe.
Mac home theater mission control.
Use your Mac to browse the web and stream videos and movies from sites like Hulu and YouTube? Imagine doing all that with a one-piece keyboard and trackpad in your hands. With MagicWand you can. A nifty H-beam keeps the keyboard in-line with the trackpad so you can use your MagicWand kit on any surface, including your lap or the armrest on the recliner. Your new keyboard is free to roam.
Photoshop - two hands at a time.
When you set up your MagicWand, you can position the trackpad opposite your mousing hand - and use the mouse and trackpad at the same time. Swipe, pinch, and gesture on the trackpad. Use the mouse for more precise actions like drawing and painting. It’s the best of both worlds.
Watch the MagicWand Video now.
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- Connect Apple's Magic Trackpad to Apple Wireless Keyboard creating one device
- Position Magic Trackpad on the left or right
- Combine with mouse or tablet for two-handed control of creative apps
- Also available at Apple Store
For those who wish Apple made a Wireless Keyboard with a built-in Magic Trackpad, the MagicWand gives you the next best thing. – Dan Frakes, Macworld (more)