Apple has announced that it has launched a new tablet trackpad for its laptop and desktop PC users called the Magic Trackpad.

The new trackpad will use the same multi-touch technology as found on the company's MacBook Pro range and supports a full set of gestures, giving you a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on your screen.

As rumoured and reported by the FCC in the US, the Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth.

The trackpad, which is one big button that clicks, enables you to use it in place of a mouse and will be made with the same wear-resistant glass surface as the MacBook Pro and give 80 per cent more area, Apple says.

Magic Trackpad features the same sculpted aluminium design as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, and side by side the two sit flush at the same angle and height. 

In the US the new Magic Trackpad will cost $69 and in the UK £59.