Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

Summary: Apple's Magic Trackpad bring gestures to the Mac desktop computer. Bill Detwiler cracks open Apple's Multi-Touch trackpad in this teardown gallery.

TOPICS: Apple, CXO, Hardware

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  • On the bottom of the Magic Trackpad, you find two elongated rubber feet on the battery compartment, a white plastic panel, and two circular rubber feet on the white panel. These circular feet actually help translate pressing down on the Trackpad into a mouse click.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • Using a large Phillips screwdriver or plastic spludger (as shown in this photo), unscrew the battery compartment cap.

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic
  • The Magic Trackpad requires two AA batteries to run, and Apple provides them with the device. Those who really want to go green can replace the standard batteries with rechargeable ones. Apple will even sell you a battery charged and six AA NiMH batteries for $29 (US).

    Photo credit: Bill Detwiler / TechRepublic

Topics: Apple, CXO, Hardware

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  • Yawn...

    What's with these "teardown" stories?

    Seriously, I don't care what the board looks like in a device.
    • RE: Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

      @trickytom2 Yes, but the "true" tech enthusiasts among us do. We like to see what makes things tick. It also saves us the trouble of taking them apart ourselves to see what's inside of it. :P
      • Big Deal...


        All tech is essentially the same, visually. A clamshell of plastic, a mainboard, and four screws...what a thrill.
    • RE: Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

      ...double post, crap. :P