Apple's Magic Trackpad gets official

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While news of the Magic Trackpad leaked back in June, and was later confirmed by the FCC, Apple today made things official. The US$69 device might be just the thing for those of you who don't like the Magic Mouse but still crave a little multi-touch action on the desktop.

It's basically the same thing as the trackpad on the MacBook Pro, but nearly 80% bigger, so there's plenty more room for those three- and four-finger gestures. The industrial design fetishists out there will be delighted to discover that it's been engineered to sit perfectly next to the Apple Wireless Keyboard.

Apple are claiming that a set of batteries will last "months at a time", and while we're naturally skeptical about how the real world figure will hold up to that, we haven't forgotten the fact that the iPad happily exceeded Apple's claimed battery life.

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