Apple Upgrades Its Standalone Keyboard, Mouse and Trackpad


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.