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Old Sep 15, 2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Mighty Mouse or Trackpad for iPad

I love using my iPad as a portable device but sometimes when i dock it down and use my wireless keyboard i wish i had a mouse for it or atleast a trackpad.

Do you think it is possible that apple will release a wireless mouse or trackpad that is compatible with the iPad?
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 01:06 PM   #2
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seriously doubt it, the whole interface is geared towards touch, alot of the features of apps just wouldnt work without fingers.
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seriously doubt it, the whole interface is geared towards touch, alot of the features of apps just wouldnt work without fingers.
And yet, the iPad doesn't support gestures like the track pad does.
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 01:16 PM   #4
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It's my understanding that if you have a jail broken iPad, there is an app for using a mouse. I don't have a dock or a wireless keyboard, and I have no desire to use a mouse, so I don't know how well it works.
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I love using my iPad as a portable device but sometimes when i dock it down and use my wireless keyboard i wish i had a mouse for it or atleast a trackpad.

Do you think it is possible that apple will release a wireless mouse or trackpad that is compatible with the iPad?
I don't believe so... The iPad interface is touch based and it doesn't support a pointer (mouse) by design. The screen works as a trackpad.

Don't get me wrong, it would be nice if mouse support was available for Remote Control apps such as LogMeIn and Remote Desktop.

I've been considering getting a Bluetooth Keyboard for my iPad, but so far, I've learn to type fast on the iPad itself. Plus, it would be another thing to carry around.

For your Mac, get a Magic Trackpad of course!
I haven't used a mouse in a very long time, only Trackballs. And on Monday I bought a Magic Trackpad, and so far I love it!
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And yet, the iPad doesn't support gestures like the track pad does.
good point, although i'd like to see someone try to play Planets vs Zombies HD with the trackpad
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good point, although i'd like to see someone try to play Planets vs Zombies HD with the trackpad
No, but I'd at least like to have swipe to go back/forth in Safari , instead having to tap the little icons with my fat fingers.
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