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Thanko Cooks Up Their Own Multi-Touch Magic Trackpad… With A Little Less Magic

Thanko Touchpad (Images courtesy Thanko.com.jp)
By Andrew Liszewski

You can easily use Apple’s Magic Trackpad with Windows while running it under Boot Camp on Mac hardware, or by extracting the necessary Window’s drivers Apple has created for your non-Apple hardware, but this alternative from Thanko looks to be a little easier and Windows-specific. You just have to be willing to give up some of the ‘magic’ of Apple’s trackpad.

And by that I mean the slick aluminum housing and scratch-resistant glass surface, convenient wireless Bluetooth connectivity and possibly 3 and 4 finger gestures, given the Thanko website only shows theirs being used with 2 digits. But on the other hand it’s yet another device to keep your USB ports filled, can be switched between multi-touch gesture and standard trackpad modes, and is available for just ~$36 (¥2,980) compared to the Magic Trackpad’s $69 price tag.

[ Thanko USB Multi-Touch Pad ]







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