Twelve South’s new accessory connects your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2

By , Jan 31, 2017

Premium accessory maker Twelve South has been on a roll lately. They kicked off 2017 in a style with an armband accessory for Apple Watch [review], which was quickly followed by their luxurious shell cases for iPhone 7 [review]. Today, the company launched its newest accessory, called MagicBridge.

Like its predecessor, MagicWand, the $34.99 MagicWand marries your Apple Wireless Keyboard to your Magic Trackpad 2. This lets you place your trackpad on either the left or right side of your keyboard to unleash a one-piece control surface that lets you type and swipe faster and more efficiently.

The resulting two-in-one combo not only helps tidy up your desk, it also gives giving you full easy access to the power switches and Lightning ports for charging. MagicBridge is made from polycarbonate to avoid interference with Bluetooth signals.

The accessory features silicone pads on the inside to protect the keyboard and trackpad while the silicone feet underneath helps protect your desk from marks and scratches. “When you look down, its white frame seamlessly integrates with the matte white keyboard and trackpad,” says the company.

MagicBridge doesn’t take up more space on your desk than your keyboard and trackpad combined, and it’s very light: it’s 0.55 inches tall (1.4 cm), 17.4 inches wide (44.3 cm), 4.68 inches deep (11.9 cm) and weighs in just 6.03 ounces, or 170 grams.

As mentioned, MagicBridge’s edges hold your keyboard and trackpad securely in place without interfering with typing/swiping while a precisely engineered grill out the back gives you full access to charging ports and power in either left or right configuration.

By creating an integrated control surface with your wireless keyboard and trackpad joined together, you can do things like use your Mac-based home theater setup in your lap, control a Keynote presentation from across the room, work with your keyboard on your lap and your feet up on the desk and more.

It essentially creates a larger keyboard of sorts that’s more stable and easier to use.

MagicBridge works with Apple Magic Keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2. The gizmo ships with the include riser and is available in matte white from the Twelve South website in exchange for $34.99.

Source: Twelve South

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  • Natalie

    What would have made this worth $34.99 is if they added in a double charing port. Where the keyboard and trackpad connect to 1 lightning port. It might add a tiny bit of bulk around the back but $35 is a hell of a lot of money for what is essentially a zip tie around two devices lol

    Hell, they could add a connector into the trackpad, run the cable to the keyboard, have 2 wires inside of the keyboard so theres still room for the lightning connector, and like siphon off a little power. That would add 0 bulk and charge two devices at the same time.

  • triggerhappypunk

    this is cool, however I love my bullettrain!

  • stylesbeyond

    seriously!!! thats like a £3 device who even needs it anyway just do this no problem https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e59338d09835ba669c8b2fa73dc0425f56c9c8aeedda5607b8e9c93def933562.jpg

    • You do realize that your solution won’t let you use the keyboard along with a trackpad from the comfort of your own couch, on your lap, etc?

      • 9+ KLAY❗

        You are completely correct. I use a mac mini to run the home theater in my living room, and use the MeshWe accessory to connect the older trackpad and keyboard. I now need to upgrade trackpads so this is the perfect solution.

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