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Pics : Apple Wireless Keyboard + Magic Trackpad = Awesomeness

Apple's latest magic trackpad for the office is a real eye opener and the decision by Apple to design it in such a way that it is flush with its wireless keyboard revived a pet project, a concept Mac keyboard that incorporates the iPhone handset instead of the numeric keypad.

The new Trackpad has the same sculpted aluminium design and it is not entirely impossible that Apple might decide to combine both its wireless keyboard and its Magic trackpad into a single input peripheral. Check the two concept designs below.

Even at £99 (£59 for the trackpad and £56 for the keyboard), many will consider it to be a bargain simply because it has no competitor on the market and would offer the perfect combination for the Apple TV and for the Mac mini.

Now if only they had a Windows version as well or if Apple decided to get the brains of the iPad/iPhone in it and give it wireless HDMI capabilities, that'd be nice.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.