Multi-Touch goes Multi-Toe: Introducing Magic Footpad

Cupertino, CA — Only two weeks after Apple released Magic Trackpad, the other shoe has dropped. Or should we say foot. Now comes Magic Footpad, which brings the joy of Multi-Touch to the ten lower digits.

Magic Footpad measures 2.5′ x 2.5′, fitting perfectly under your desk, and connects via Bluetooth. Though it looks similar to Magic Trackpad, it is significantly more capable.

Magic Footpad recognizes individual toes, allowing you to use gestures common to other Apple trackpads (tap, swipe, double-swipe, etc.). In addition, it recognizes over 30 classic dance steps, including Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Merengue and the Twist. In networked offices, it also supports Line Dancing.

Magic Foodpad lets you work the way nature intended (click to enlarge)

To insure maximum user comfort, Apple Chief Designer Jony Ive collaborated on the oversized trackpad with Dr. Hiram Ferowitz, head of podiatry at Stanford Medical Center and author of Digital Joy: Toeing The Line. “Jony and the Apple team were serious about making a foot-friendly product,” says Ferowitz. “The dream of safe barefoot computing is now a reality.”

Magic Footpad is available immediately at the Apple Store for $99, and ships with a coupon redeemable for one free 3.5-ounce tube of Dr. Scholl’s Ultra Overnight Foot Cream.

Magic Footpad Pro, with built-in vibrating massage action, will ship in time for the holiday season.


  1. antonio montero |


    this is the most revolutionary product I’ve ever seen..
    if this was true, I would even make a line and camp the whole night to be the first owner..
    keep up the good job Scoopertino

  2. David Best |

    Does it vibrate?

  3. Matt |

    Are there any Apple users who would be uncool enough to do Line Dancing?

  4. Steve |

    Good job!now I can moonwalk my way around all my favorite programs.

  5. TT |

    It could actually have a market to help those with physical disabilities navigate a computer with their feet!

  6. Some guy on the street |

    It’s just too bad that I’m in a wheelchair.
    Not because I’m disabled, it’s comfy.

  7. Living Barefoot |

    This is hilarious! It’s really too bad it’s a joke, I’d love to have one of these and use it barefoot!

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  9. phil jones |

    About 18 years ago I had a bout of RSI. Bought an old Atari trackball ( ) and used to drive it with my feet for a couple of months.

    Wish I’d had one of these though.

  10. Heike |

    Does it work with Nike Fit?

    • Gman |

      no it works with FEET
      you know this is a joke

    • Gman |

      no it works with FEET
      you know this is a joke

  11. Helen |

    This “joke” product would actually suit a lot of people who have a disability, eg, no arms.

    • Daveoo2 |

      But a lot of people don’t just have arm problems. Most have both leg and arms or just leg.

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  13. Dontspamthomas |

    as with “ipod ninja” and “iphone shuffle”.

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  15. Tatter. |

    “Work the way nature intended”- Lol

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