Touch Slab: the trackpad for tree-huggers

No, it's not a chopping board – Oreé has created the wooden equivalent of Apple’s Magic Trackpad
Oreé Touch Slab

If you’re in the market for a trackpad that offers something a little more warm, a little more old-fashioned, a little more… rustic than the sleek industrial design of the likes of the Apple Magic Trackpad, we’ve found just the thing: the Oreé Touch Slab.

It’s a smooth wooden trackpad that works in much the same way as Apple’s device, connecting wirelessly to your Windows or Mac computer via Bluetooth and allowing you to use multi-touch gestures. The makers claim it will recognise the same commands the Magic Trackpad does.

Aging gracefully

Oreé Touch Slab and Board

On the design front, the Touch Slab is made from a single piece of wood (you have a choice of either walnut or maple), hollowed out to accommodate a capacitive touch sensor and the necessary circuitry and then sealed with another layer of wood. It should age a lot more gracefully than most pieces of technology.

It’s available for pre-order now, priced at €150 (£125). Orders will begin shipping from 21st October.

The Touch Slab is designed to be an ideal companion to the Oreé Board, a Bluetooth keyboard already available (again, for €150).

[Oreé via Wired]