The Apple Magic TrackPad 2, Magic Keyboard & Magic Mouse 2 are now available to order after a long tease through multiple new announcements. While you need to wait for a new Mac mini release Apple is ready to give your accessories an upgrade and offer you a new iMac at the same time.
Apple boasts that the new Mac accessories are, “redesigned to feel more comfortable than ever,” and one of the biggest upgrades is the use of a rechargeable battery inside and the Lightning connection that handles recharging, just like an iPhone.
Here’s what you need to know about the new Apple Magic Mouse 2, Magic TrackPad 2 and the new Magic Keyboard for Mac.
Magic TrackPad 2
The Magic TrackPad 2 brings Force Touch from the MacBook and new Macbook Pro to your desktop with four force sensors built-in to the upgraded accessory. There is a new design for the TrackPad 2 as well.
With a new edge-to-edge glass surface there is almost 30% more area to tap and swipe than on the Magic Trackpad that this replaces. With Force Touch users can make use of new control options to push for more information or a secondary action.
The Magic TrackPad 2 includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that should last about a month and it charges with a Lightning cable and plugging in to your computer with this cable will automatically pair the two.
The Magic TrackPad 2 is $129 and is available online starting today.
Magic Mouse 2
Apple updates the mouse as well with the Magic Mouse 2. Sporting a new design and a rechargeable battery that also uses a Lightning cable to pair and charge.
One of the big changes is a new foot design that you won’t see most of the time, but you should feel as you slide across your desk. There is no Force Touch on the surface, but it is still multi-touch enabled.
The Magic Mouse 2 is $79 and available online for now.
Apple’s new Magic Keyboard uses the same keyboard switches as the new MacBook that offers good travel and stability. This is a full size keyboard with a new design that matches the slope of the Magic TrackPad 2.
Even though this is a full size keyboard it takes up 13% less space on your desk and Apple claims stats that it, “provides an incredibly stable, precise and comfortable typing experience.”
Inside is a rechargeable battery that lasts about a month and this uses a Lightning cable to charge and to pair with your Mac over Bluetooth.
The Magic Keyboard is $99 and is available online.