updated 04:35 pm EDT, Tue August 3, 2010
WaterField releases two Magic Trackpad cases
UNEASYsilence has hacked Apple's Boot Camp update, extracting a Magic Trackpad driver, allowing any Windows user to take advantage of the new controller. Released last week, the Magic Trackpad employs the same surface-as-a-button design as the trackpad on a MacBook, but with an 80 percent larger surface. Multi-touch gestures carry over, including rotations, scrolling and special three- and four-finger swipes.
The hack extracts 32- and 64-bit drivers, which can then be installed on most PCs. A download of the drivers is available on the UNEASYsilence website free of charge. The code works on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
In other Magic Trackpad news, WaterField is shipping two new cases this week: the Trackpad Socket and the Trackpad Slip. The Slip is a black ballistic nylon case with a padded interior. It has a color-trimmed edge, with six color options.
The Trackpad Socket is a soft, scratch-free material pouch shipping in black. It will cost $12, while the Trackpad Slip will be $25. Both are due to begin shipping on Thursday.