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OK, Magic Trackpad is a really corny name, but I would rebut that it is still prttey awesome. I had always used a mouse with my laptops until I bought a MacBook two years ago. From that point on, the Trackpad has changed the way I use the computer.I'd been looking for a mouse and keyboard setup to use with the HTPC in my living room. I tried using a normal mouse, and it just wouldn't work properly on any of the surfaces near my couch. I was leaning towards getting a trackball until I saw this announcement. Now I'm prttey seriously considering blowing the $70 on this Trackpad, assuming it works the same as the one on my Macbook. I'm still not sure what to do on the keyboard, though. I'm using a SIM Card-less iPhone (bascially an iPod Touch) as a remote control, and I'm thinking that would work as a basic keyboard, assuming I'm not doing much communicating (typing) on the HTPC. Still, I would probably drop $100-$150 if Apple could create a Trackpad/Keyboard combo that could switch between the two based on finger gestures. Given the portable Trackpad move, it seems like a logical step.
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