Google engineers are working to add Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Linux support to the mainline Linux Kernel. Although it’s been 3 years since Apple announced the Magic Trackpad 2 Linux users have needed to rely on out-of-tree patches and drivers to use the multi-touch device with desktop Linux distributions like Ubuntu, in both wired and wireless mode. But not for much longer. A Google engineer is, first reported by Phoronix, working on a patch that adds Magic Trackpad 2 support to the Linux HID Magic Mouse driver. The code supports both the USB wired and Bluetooth wireless modes. T 149 lines of code the existing Linux HID Magic Mouse driver into supporting the Magic Trackpad 2 both for the USB wired interface as well as the Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The Apple Magic Trackpad 2 is a large touchpad with haptic feedback. It was introduced as a follow up to company’s original Magic Trackpad, which got its Linux drivers nice and early, even shipping as part of … [Read more...] about Google Working on Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Linux Support
If you think of ergonomic mice at all, it’s probably the same way you think of, say, mentholated cough drops: functional but not necessarily pleasant. With the MX Vertical, though, Logitech has taken the unusual step of creating a mouse that’s not just better for your body, but pretty darn good-looking. “I think it’s fair to say that ergonomic products kind of have an image of being a little bit old fashioned, and perhaps borderline clinical, medical. Certainly the ones you encounter commonly have that vibe,” says Nick Jinkinson, Logitech’s head of industrial design for creativity and productivity. “We wanted to get past that image.” The MX Vertical, which went on sale this week, succeeds. It looks like a wave and feels like a handshake, a place to rest your fingers and palm for hours without overly taxing your wrist. And like so many ergonomic issues, it required careful balance to resolve. “Really early on in the project, we … [Read more...] about How Logitech Made a Vertical Mouse That Somehow Still Looks Great
July 24, 2006: The world gets it first glimpse of Apple’s new wireless Mighty Mouse, a multibutton Bluetooth device with super-accurate laser tracking. Photos of the accessory come to light through an Apple filing with the Federal Communications Commission. Apple launches the wireless Mighty Mouse the very next day.The wireless Mighty Mouse came a year after the wired version, which itself brought a big change for Apple. Up until that point, every mouse the company shipped for the Mac came with only one button. approved an unfinished mouse prototype.) Apple Magic Mouse superseded it in October 2009. Did you own this particular Apple mouse? What is your favorite Apple mouse in history? Leave your comments below. … [Read more...] about Today in Apple history: Wireless Mighty Mouse comes with lasers!
By Mike Wuerthele Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 09:46 am PT (12:46 pm ET) After four months of only being available to iMac Pro owners, the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 are available to all. Apple originally said that the trio of peripherals would only ever be available to iMac Pro owners, and then, only at the time of original purchase or as a service replacement. The availability today stands in contrast to that, and will likely sink the healthy resale of the peripherals on eBay and similar venues. At present, it is not clear if they are limited to the Apple online store, or will be available at Apple retail locations after the new iPad arrives. As expected the Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad in Space Gray is $149, with the Magic Mouse 2 selling for $99. The Magic Trackpad 2 retails for $149. … [Read more...] about iMac Pro’s Space Gray Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse 2, Magic Trackpad 2 now available individually
Some laptop and tablet manufacturers may argue that the best mouse is a stylus, but we humbly disagree. There’s nothing quite like using a mouse to navigate your PC. Regardless of whether you’re a PC user or a Mac, a trackpad or touchscreen just isn’t the same. This is because the best mice, unlike trackpads, aren’t limited to the space between your keyboard and the edge of the laptop – they can be as precise or as unruly as you’d like.However, even if you already have a mouse in-hand, we assure you that our carefully selected recommendations will blow everything else out of the water. Before you make up your mind on which mouse to buy, you should sit down and think about what you actually need out of your mouse. Does your current mouse constantly bug out? Are you thinking about upgrading to a wireless mouse? Or, are you looking for one of the best gaming mice?Don’t worry, whatever you need out of your new mouse, the best mice will give you … [Read more...] about The best mouse of 2018: 10 top computer mice compared