Apple unveiled updated versions of the Magic Trackpad 2 with Force Touch, Magic Mouse 2 & Magic Keyboard alongside the new iMacs. This could be an update a lot of you have been waiting for.
Out of the 3 devices launched, the The Magic Trackpad 2 seems to be the most intresting as it packs Force Touch – like the ones on the new Macbook and MacBook Pro. There are four sensors underneath the trackpad that sense pressure and you can use the new gestures in OS X to take full advantage of the pressure sensitivity. It also has an internal rechargeable battery unlike the original. The trackpad recharges via a Lightning connector on the back. The Magic Trackpad 2 is also 30 percent larger than the previous one and has an edge to edge glass surface that can be clicked anywhere. The Magic Trackpad 2 is priced at $129.
The Magic Keyboard is an updated version of Apple’s previous wireless keyboard. The main feature here is that the built-in battery is rechargeable. The keyboard recharges via a Lightning connector on the back. Apple claims the battery will last for a month or more between charges. The keyboard also uses a new scissor mechanism for keys for increased stability. Apple has also altered the key travel and made it lower profile. The new Magic Keyboard is priced at $99.
Lastly, Apple updated the new Magic Mouse 2. This time around it also has an internal rechargeable battery. Unlike the Lightning port behind the keyboard and the trackpad, the one on the Magic Mouse 2 is placed underneath, which makes it impossible to use it while charging. This could have been a easier fix for Apple, if they fixed, it but this is what we get. It’s also lighter now and moves with less resistance across the surface. It’s still pretty flat though to use the multitouch gestures on the surface. The Magic Mouse 2 is priced at $79.
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