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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:43 PM   #76
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Do the tips of anyone else's fingers go raw after using the trackpad or the magic mouse all day? This is the reason that I want a regular mouse with buttons and a scroll wheel.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 12:54 PM   #77
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Even though I like the Magic Mouse, I went with the Trackpad for my 21.5" just because this way I'll have both and can use whichever one I like best.

I used the MM a lot with my 2007 MacBook, but since getting an Air, the trackpad on that is so good that I rarely use the MM any more. I think the same will happen with my iMac.
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Old Dec 3, 2012, 01:00 PM   #78
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I really like the magic mouse, but I already owned it and a wireless keyboard so I went with the trackpad so that I have an option, and the wired, numerical keyboard because of the extra functionality when it comes to Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5

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Do the tips of anyone else's fingers go raw after using the trackpad or the magic mouse all day? This is the reason that I want a regular mouse with buttons and a scroll wheel.
Mine don't, and I've never heard that before. However, if it is a common problem, it's possible I don't notice it because I play guitar and my finger tips are already pretty worn in
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:14 PM   #79
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Ordered with the trackpad

I'm not sure, after coming from a full size keyboard, that the supplied imac wireless keyboard will be too small or not.

Am an considering the Logitech 750 also after reviewing positive reviews
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:24 PM   #80
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Whenever I play with the Macs in the Apple store I naturally grab a trackpad over the mouse. I use touch on my iphone, ipad, and a Toshiba laptop. It's a no brainer for me. I'm already 75% touchpad oriented now. The trackpad in the store feels natural already. Can't wait to learn the special gestures (is the middle finger involved? lol).
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:35 PM   #81
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I feel like a mouse in synonymous with a desktop so I went with the Magic Mouse. Also, I really like the Mobee Magic Charger, which inductively charges it.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:43 PM   #82
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I've ordered my new IMac with a trackpad, but I own the magic mouse as well.
But I don't know witch one will be more comfortable.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:51 PM   #83
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I have a Magic Mouse that I use with my MBP all of the time, so for me it was a no brainer, get another one and leave the current one at the office. I never understood why anyone would want a trackpad, I hate my trackpad on my MBP.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:58 PM   #84
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I went with a trackpad for my iMac order.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:28 PM   #85
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I have a Magic Mouse that I use with my MBP all of the time, so for me it was a no brainer, get another one and leave the current one at the office. I never understood why anyone would want a trackpad, I hate my trackpad on my MBP.
I guess that's why they make both.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:31 PM   #86
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I ordered mine with the Magic Mouse, and Apple was kind enough to offer me a free trackpad, due to a mistake they made when choosing the shipping speed. I thought that was very nice of them.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:34 PM   #87
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Never had either, so I ordered both.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:41 PM   #88
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magic mouse but I should have gotten a track pad .. ive had both before but the magic mouse really sucks .. plus i have a razer mamba for gaming
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 01:50 PM   #89
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I ordered the trackpad but they threw a mouse for free in the box without I ask for it! Just got delivered today.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 02:53 PM   #90
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Yesterday I took the mouse which came with the iMac back to the Apple store and they swapped it for the trackpad no questions asked. All I needed was the receipt. I already have a Magic Mouse so I wanted something different.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:00 PM   #91
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Magic mouse.

I hate trackpads with a vengeance. Even with my laptops I always carry a small mouse to use when at a desk.

I've used the apple wireless trackpad when I visit my parents house because that is what my father prefers but it has never grown on me.

The biggest thing about the Magic Mouse that could be improved is the battery life.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:06 PM   #92
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Trackpad cause I don't like Apple mice. Not enough buttons.

Other than that more iOS gestures are being incorporated into OS X and being a MBPro user since MacbookPro1,1 makes the Trackpad a natural extension for my use.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 03:11 PM   #93
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This thread should have a poll.

I never use track-pads, I hate track-pads, and I still went for the Apple track-pad over the Magic Mouse.

I'll keep the track-pad just for lazy browsing around (maybe, if I find I actually like using it), but all serious work still needs to be done with a mouse, and the Magic Mouse, is not a good mouse.

Now... finding a good mouse is a whole other issue.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 04:41 PM   #94
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When I order my iMac (which will be my first Mac) early next year I'll be choosing the Magic Mouse, but later on once I've get used to how things are done on the Mac I'm planning on ordering the Trackpad to see what its like. I've always used a mouse and with the Mac been a whole new thing to me, I want to start with using something that I'm familiar with.

I can imaging that I will keep both and flick between them depending on what I'm doing. My advice is, if you can afford the extra cost to get the iMac with the Magic Mouse and the Trackpad, then do this as you will then have the best of both. For me I need to prioritize what I'll be getting with the iMac, and the Trackpad isn't something I desperately need when I first get the iMac.

I've read a number of posts that mention that the Trackpad is good for none to precise control, but the Magic Mouse is better for fine stuff like photo editing, or moving the arrow onto small buttons etc, but that's just what I've read and not from personal experience.
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