Microsoft Working On Improving Laptop Trackpads In Windows 8.1

Microsoft is working with its partners to help improve trackpad support in Windows 8.1


Magic FrogPad turns your Apple Magic Trackpad into a keyboard

Love your Magic Trackpad and wish that you could use it for everything including typing? Well, you’re in luck. The folks over at FrogPad have come up with a new accessory called the Magic FrogPad that turns your Apple Magic Trackpad into a compact keyboard. All you have to do is place it on top of the trackpad, run the software and you’re good to go. The Magic FrogPad makes […]


Logitech gives your PC a Wireless Touchpad

Who says that you need a Mac or a laptop to enjoy the benefits of a touchpad? Logitech has just announced the launch of its own brand of touchpads called the Logitech Wireless Touchpad. Designed for Windows 7, the Logitech Wireless Touchpad introduces gesture-based controls and multi-touch navigation to your computer experience. If you’re not a fan of the mouse or you’re big on Apple’s Magic Trackpad and wished it […]


Omnio WOWKeys Turns iPhone Into A Multi-touch Trackpad

Do you remember the Eee Keyboard? If you don’t plan on purchasing a whole new computer, you could always check out the WOWKeys from Omnio. This $100 USB keyboard doubles up as an iPhone dock, supporting both Mac and PC. There are a good 15 hotkeys designed for the iPhone’s use and you’ll be able to easily load up apps to turn the iPhone into a media center remote control, […]


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Magic Trackpad, a Mouse killer? LOL

When Apple releases a new “magic” product (or any product) there are always three sides throwing comments at it: the “religious” crowd, the “haters” crowd and the fairly reasonable (but quiet) crowd. Figuring out how big the various factions are can be quite daunting as polarized groups tend to be so much noisier. Anyway, the conversation (or arguments) has been raging on whether or not the Magic Trackpad is a […]


Gateway Notebooks Get Glowing Backlit Trackpads

Backlit keyboards are increasingly common nowadays, probably because they’re useful and also look awesome, but what about the humble trackpad? The folks over at Gateway seem to have decided that it too needs the backlight treatment, as evident in its latest 13.3-inch EC39C and 14-inch ID49C08u notebooks which feature glowing blue trackpads that have integrated mouse buttons. Aside from the uniqueness of having a glowing trackpad, these notebooks also sport […]


Windows notebook to get Mac-like scrolling and gestures

TouchPad Gesture: ChiralScroll™ for vertical scrolling from Synaptics, Inc. on Vimeo. Even if you are a die-hard Windows fan, chances are pretty good that once you have had a go at the two-finger scrolls and three-finger gestures on a MacBook, the vanilla Windows trackpad does seem pretty much like a dead fish. Well, here’s an interesting hack that could give your Windows notebook similar scrolling and gestures, although we say […]


Synaptics ClickPad Trackpad

Synaptics hopes to usher in a new age of trackpad technology with its ClickPad trackpad, and will target netbooks this time round after making its rounds on the latest MacBooks and MacBook Pros. These ClickPads will play nice with Synaptic’s latest Gesture Suite 9.1, where it comprises of a whole slew of standard movement and gestures we’ve all come to know and love, including the three-finger flick and three-finger press, […]