Add a touchscreen to your iMac for just $200 (£130)

6 July, 2012 - Killian Bell
Zorro Macsk

Steve Jobs never really liked the idea of a touchscreen iMac, because he felt that vertical displays just don’t offer a comfortable touchscreen experience. And so it’s unlikely we’ll see a desktop – or even a notebook for that matter – with a touchscreen from Apple for some time. But for just $200 (approx. £130), you can purchase an accessory that adds a touchscreen to your existing iMac in just 10 seconds.

The Zorro Macsk, a new product from Chinese company TMDtouch, is a cover for your 21.5-inch iMac’s display that uses infrared technology to deliver touch-based input – either using your fingers or a stylus. According to its creators, it takes just 10 seconds to install; you simply sit it atop your iMac.

Zorro Macsk packaging

Once installed, the Zorro Macsk connects to your iMac via USB, and allows you to interact with it using Apple’s standard multitouch gestures; the same ones you’d use on a MacBook trackpad, or the Magic Trackpad. Essentially, the Zorro Macsk turns the tip of your finger into a mouse cursor.

Admittedly, I was skeptical that the Zorro Macsk would be all that affective considering it’s hardly that expensive. But the demonstration video below seems to prove me wrong:

Unfortunately, the Zorro Macsk isn’t available for the 27-inch iMac just yet. But according to Cult of Mac, a larger model is in production at the moment. The device is currently available to order from, and it comes in a variety of colors, including green, white, black, pink, blue, or the standard silver.

Zorro Macsk colours

About the author

Killian Bell is a freelance journalist based in Worcestershire UK. In addition to writing about all things Apple, he's one of the co-founders of the football site TitleTalk. You can follow him on and Twitter.