As longtime users of both desktop and laptop Mac models, we have plenty of experience to bring to the trackpad/mouse debate. With the Apple Magic Trackpad ($69), we can finally put the debate to rest. Now available as a no-cost option with new iMacs, it brings one of the best features of Apple’s MacBook line to its desktops—minus the whole portable computer thing, of course.
Sporting a design similar to that of the company’s Wireless Keyboard, this simple slate of aluminum actually offers a matte glass surface for scrolling, tracking, and performing all the multi-finger gestures that we’ve come to know and love—and use—on the laptops. See more on this magical® accessory in our Backstage article.