In a painfully well-headlined review, Jacqui Cheng takes on Apple's new Magic Trackpad, and finds that it's both awesome and not-so-awesome. She really likes most of the multi-touch shortcuts that the trackpad can use, but says that precision is an issue, as it is with all trackpads. We won't spoil the ending, but the review does attempt to answer not just the question of whether the Magic Trackpad is good, but also whether it's $70-worth of good. follow link
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Did you miss that tiny little iCal alert dialog? Use a more prominent Open File alarm.
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- ExtraBITS for 2 August 2010 (01 Aug 10)
Ars Technica reviews the Magic Trackpad