We are bighugefans of great writers. And great bios on blogs. So when we were made aware of the bighugelaunch of new blog BigHugeNerd, we had to take a peek (maybe it’s because we are bighugenerds ourselves, kind of. Well. Ok, we are.).
The best part of writer William Grose’s bio is this:
“An avid video-gamer, William is also a car enthusiast and former world-champion rally driver. Everything about the previous sentence is true, except for the rally-driver part.” Ha.
Here’s what BigHugeNerd William says about our MagicWand in this, his inaugural review of a product that isn’t made by Apple, and isn’t an app.
“This review can be summed up with just one question: Do you have an Apple wireless keyboard and Magic Trackpad?
It really is just that simple. If, like many others out there, you’re sitting in front of your computer using Apple’s wireless keyboard and trackpad, you’ve probably noticed how the two don’t really stay together. At all. From my personal experience (i.e my incredibly messy desk), I’m always moving my keyboard and trackpad around either by bumping them or having to sweep breakfast crumbs/lunch crumbs/dinner crumbs/1am-snack crumbs off it. On numerous occasions I’ve wondered why on Earth did Apple not include some fancy way of keeping the two together.
Apparently, I wasn’t the only one.
Enter, the MagicWand.
OK, so I’m not going to pretend, – the MagicWand may be a slightly questionable name for a product that keeps a keyboard and trackpad together. Feel free to google “Magic Wand” or (as designer Twelve South calls it) “MagicWand.” Yes, you see what happened there.”
(Editor’s note: Yes, we have been recently made aware of a certain other MagicWand out there, which is apparently a bestseller in the “personal care” industry. You know, for achy muscles and such. But enough about that.)
“Name aside, the MagicWand is a simple, simple piece of work, that just… well… works. So let’s take a look-see…
Inside the minimalist packaging are the following:
1.) The MagicWand container
2.) H-slide piece
3.) Small rubber cover
That’s it. No glueing, screwing, sticking required here.
Putting the MagicWand together will take you about 15 seconds if you’re quick, and 30 seconds if you’re slow. Either way, if you’re of the “now” generation or just generally impatient, the MagicWand will work out well for you.
1.) Very easy to put together.
2.) Very stylish and minimalistic, as if Apple itself had created it.
3.) No flex when picking up the unit as a whole from either the keyboard or trackpad side.
4.) Perfect for Home Theatre Mac users.
5.) Plastic construction so no scratching your aluminum keyboard/trackpad.
Possibly the most useful piece of plastic you can buy for your Mac setup. This could easily have an Apple logo on it. Keeping my keyboard and trackpad together – and moving them out of the way – just became a non-issue. We can’t imagine using our Apple keyboard and Magic Trackpad without the complete magic that is the MagicWand (that’s a lot of magic!).
We give Twelve South’s MagicWand full marks and a well-deserved five nerds!”
(Five nerds! Woot!) Get your own MagicWand here. This one, NOT that other one.
Cheers and best of luck to BigHugeNerd — we hope to read more from you!