Hardware

Apple Magic Trackpad teardown

Two AA batteries

The Magic Trackpad requires two AA batteries to run, and Apple provides them with the device. Those who really want to go green can replace the standard batteries with rechargeable ones. Apple will even sell you a battery charger and six AA NiMH batteries for $29 (US).

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