(Pocket-lint) - Apple has begun selling a Touch ID mentation of its Magic Keyboard. It was archetypal introduced with the M1-powered iMac earlier this year. However, to get your hands connected the biometric authentication-equipped keyboard, you had to bargain a caller machine from Apple. That's nary longer the case.
Finally disposable arsenic a standalone purchase, the keyboard starts astatine $149 for the modular version and $179 for a full-sized exemplary with a fig pad. Both models lone disposable successful Apple’s white/aluminium colour, which means the much colorful versions inactive tin lone beryllium purchased if you get a caller iMac.
The caller Touch ID keyboards inactive necessitate an M1 Mac to work, arsenic well. That includes Apple's latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, and iMac models.
Finally, Apple is besides selling the updated Magic Trackpad arsenic a standalone acquisition for $129. It features much rounded corners to lucifer the keyboard's curved corners. It looks similar some the trackpad and the keyboard inactive usage Lightning ports to complaint - but, hey, they travel with a woven Lightning to USB-C cable.
Check retired our reappraisal of the caller iMacs to spot what we deliberation of the Touch ID Magic Keyboard and caller Magic Trackpad. A video mentation is disposable below.
Writing by Maggie Tillman. Originally published connected 3 August 2021.