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A new product called Magic Wand from TwelveSouth allows Mac users to connect their Apple Wireless Keyboard to the Magic Trackpad into a single unit.

What is MagicWand? Its a cool little accessory that connects Apples Magic Trackpad to your Apple Wireless Keyboard, creating the sleek, one-piece input device youve been imagining.

The accessory lets you carry around your keyboard and Magic Trackpad as a single unit. A video shows it in action:


The video shows how you attach your devices to it, and it can be used in a left or right handed configuration. Magic Wand costs $29.99.

[via Crave]

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Applexpert Avatar
141 months ago
Bluefin connects your Apple Wireless Keyboard + Magic Trackpad

The Bluefin (http://meshwe.com) from MeshWe is similar to the Magic Wand, but lets you use the click feature of the trackpad. This is the best setup I've come across for controlling a mac mini home theater. The idea of being able to have full use of the keyboard and trackpad together either at your desk or on your lap is pretty sweet.
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peteknopp Avatar
141 months ago
You lot are gonna love me - if you like the wand but not the price

Saw product here in Portugal for 34 Euros. Thought very steep and even more so now that I just read its plastic.

I have just made one for next to nothing in 10 minutes!

In Europe we use 'electrical conduit' Made of plastic, it comes in 2 to 3 metre lengths and in various diameters - 10mm to 20mm and we lay it in house walls and floors and then feed electrical cable thru it.

I cut off a length of about 40cm of 20mm conduit then sliced it lengthways and it slid on fine. Not easy to cut lengthways, I used a saw and a knife but for a quick - will- it - work job, its ok.

Take some time and you'd get a good item that you could spray etc once cut.
the click still works on trackpad.
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jowie Avatar
147 months ago
Idea: $0, at a bar or cafe or at your desktop
Mechanical Engineering: ($500)
Manufacturing Documentation and Management: ($5000)
Tool Up Fee: ($10,000)
Video Production Fee: ($5000)
Promotion: ($10,000)
Initial production run of 10,000 units: ($5000)

Assuming first lot built sold at full retail Price $300,000

About $250,000 profit for about a month of work. Not bad, not bad at all.
$290,000 actually - sounds pedantic, but $10,000 is quite a big difference.

What about materials? Alumin(i)um isn't cheap. And what about markup prices for selling to chain stores? Markups can be more than 50% sometimes. And sales, marketing, salaries of staff... All need to be included.

Your profit of $250,000 is a huge overestimate. Even if they eventually made a decent return of $100k per month, that kind of profit for a small company sounds about right.

Am I the only one who thinks $29 sounds an okay price?
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ciTiger Avatar
147 months ago
That should come free with every Magic Trackpad...
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haruhiko Avatar
147 months ago
wow, $29.99. :eek:
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CFreymarc Avatar
147 months ago
Am I the only one who thinks $29 sounds an okay price?

I think it sounds fine.

You have to keep in mind there are a lot of do-nothing Obama supporter types that think society owes them a living. Deep down inside, most liberals don't believe in their own ability to produce so they try to survive off others ability.

Public unions leaderships are a perfect example of this. If they just found who is holding them back instead of attacking those that are productive, they too would like this price.
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