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Apple Upgrades Its Standalone Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad

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Apple introduces revamped versions of its standalone keyboard, mouse and trackpad, with the most the significant change across all three products taking the form of built-in batteries that charge via Lightning cable. That's right, Apple has ditched the AA batteries for its Magic peripherals, and the new batteries are expected to last a month per charge, with just two minutes yielding nine hours of power. In terms of design, the Magic Keyboard is constructed from a single slab of metal, atop of which sit keys that are slightly larger, but maintain their same placement. The Magic Trackpad 2, now wider and also featuring a metal slab construction, supports Force Touch for added functionality. Finally, the Magic Mouse 2 is now slightly longer and loses the metal plate underneath. The Magic Keyboard ($99), Magic 2 Trackpad ($129) and Magic 2 Mouse ($79) are available now directly from Apple.