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Exclusively Apple’s: Magic Trackpad Introduces the Three-Finger Gesture

Written on July 28, 2010 by Rudfer Tyron

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Apple releases the newest wireless trackpad with an exclusive three-finger dragging feature. What are the new tricks that Apple integrated into its Magic Trackpad? Find out here.

The much anticipated Magic from was launched Tuesday, featuring an additional function to the technology of the trackpads of several MacBook editions. It also comes with an enable-disable capability for particular features of the device. Plus, this newest offering from the high-playing computer company boasts of an exclusive new feature: the three-finger system that allows users to drag windows quickly.

Aside from the feature, this $69 wireless machine also exhibits the following functions:

  • standard multi-touch motions (all capabilities found in Apple’s computer trackpads, such as rotate, tight press to zoom, two-finger scrolling, three-finger swiping, and four-finger exposing or switching of windows)
  • inertia-based scrolling
  • screen zoom
  • tight press to open and close

Software settings include:

  • dragging
  • drag lock
  • enable or disable
  • a secondary click on a specific corner of the trackpad

More on the hardware:

  • wrapped in a smooth, wear-resistant glass
  • 80% roomier than MacBook Pro’s built-in trackpad
  • has the object-clicking function of a mouse button
  • with height and angle that are similar to Wireless Keyboard for no-frill switching
  • its distance from a Bluetooth-enabled Mac reaches up to 33 feet
  • conserves battery life when computer is idle


  • Bluetooth-enabled Mac running up-to-date Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4


  • inclusive of two AA batteries
  • rechargeable Trackpads are now available

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