Apple launches Magic Trackpad 2 with Force Touch, all-new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2


New Magic Accessories lineup

Alongside the launch of the new iMacs, Apple has also announced three new Magic accessories for desktops including all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and a larger Magic Trackpad 2 with Force Touch.

From Apple’s announcement:

The all-new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2 and Magic Trackpad 2 are more comfortable, capable and environmentally friendly. Designed around a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, all three accessories eliminate the need for disposable batteries and feature a noticeably more solid internal structure and quality feel. The new Magic Keyboard features a full-size keyboard in a sleek new design that takes up 13 percent less space on your desktop. With a new scissor mechanism and lower profile, the Magic Keyboard provides an incredibly stable, precise and comfortable typing experience. The new Magic Mouse 2 is lighter, sturdier and features an optimized foot design for a smoother glide. The new Magic Trackpad 2 features a 29 percent larger surface and brings Force Touch to the desktop for the first time. Force Touch enables a range of new ways to interact with your Mac, including the new Force click to quickly look up a word, preview a file or bring up a map from an address. The new Magic devices pair instantly with your Mac as soon as they are plugged in via the Lightning-to-USB charging cable, and can last about a month or more on a full charge.

The Magic Trackpad 2 brings the Force Touch feature to the desktops, which was first introduced with the Apple Watch, and was later included in the new 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pros. It allows users to Force Click on a file in Finder and automatically get a preview of the file without opening the application, force click on a link in Safari to get a quick preview of the webpage and lots more.

New iMacs will come with the new Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2, and customers can buy the new Magic TrackPad 2 as an option. The new Magic accessories are also available at Apple.com, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. Magic Keyboard is available starting today for $99. Magic Mouse 2 is available starting today for $79. And the Magic Trackpad 2 is available for $129 (up from $69).

[via Apple]

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