“Apple has rebooted its lineup of Mac accessories,” Nathan Olivarez-Giles writes for The Wall Street Journal. “There’s a new thinner keyboard, an updated Magic Mouse, and a new Magic Trackpad equipped with Force Touch. All three are improvements over their predecessors, but are they worth the cost of upgrading?”
“The trio has ditched AA-battery power for built-in rechargeable batteries. And those batteries get replenished using the same Lightning cable that you use to juice up iPhones and iPads. This cable also makes for easy pairing. When you plug in the device, it automatically established a wireless connection,” Olivarez-Giles writes. “The batteries on all three accessories should last a month between charges, but what’s great about this wired/wireless connection is that if they ever do die, you can quickly plug them in and get back on track. You also don’t have to fumble around in the Bluetooth menu, or worry about whether or not you’ve paired your trackpad with a computer before.”
“The standout here, thanks to some fresh talents, is the Magic Trackpad 2,” Olivarez-Giles writes. “For one thing, it’s thinner while also being 30% larger than the previous wireless trackpad. I love the larger size because it makes gestures and swiping easier than before. You just have more space to move around. Though it looks different, the feel of the trackpad’s glass is the same as the previous generation, which isn’t bad. Apple has long made the best trackpads on the market, and while clicks can still get misinterpreted, there’s no trackpad I’d rather use.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Non-Apple trackpads are so tremendously bad, it never fails to amaze that people would waste their money on such garbage.
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