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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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Did you get an Apple Magic Mouse or the Trackpad?

I'm a first time Mac owner so was a lil bit confused but decided to go for the Trackpad. I figured hell a mouse is a mouse can just get one later. Hopefully didnt make the wrong decision.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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I'm a first time Mac owner so was a lil bit confused but decided to go for the Trackpad. I figured hell a mouse is a mouse can just get one later. Hopefully didnt make the wrong decision.
You made the right decision, IMHO. I love my trackpad but the magic mouse is horribly uncomfortable to me, and the touch gestures on it aren't what they're cracked up to be. Gestures on the magic trackpad are awesome!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:49 AM   #3
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I'm a first time Mac owner so was a lil bit confused but decided to go for the Trackpad. I figured hell a mouse is a mouse can just get one later. Hopefully didnt make the wrong decision.
Apple mice universally suck, and the new OS is built around gestures. You made the right choice getting the trackpad.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 10:59 AM   #4
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Woot, great to know thanks guys
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:04 AM   #5
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I just ordered mine about 2 hours ago. Went with the trackpad. I love that trackpad. It takes a few days to get used to it, once you do, you'll find that moving a mouse around is awful. Plus there is an awesome program (sorry, I mean App), that can allow for custom gestures to be added to it. 4 finger taps and swipes and pinches and what not. They can then be mapped to a shortcut or command within another program or app. It's awesome.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:05 AM   #6
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I think you made the right the decision. I also ordered the trackpad, but I already own the Magic Mouse.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:07 AM   #7
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I got the trackpad and I have an aftermarket mouse for gaming.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:07 AM   #8
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Def. made right call. Mouses -- all of them are last century. The track pad might take some getting use to, but you will eventually love it to death. I know I could never go back to a mouse or track ball. Keep a cheap corded pointing device of some kind handy though for emergencies.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:08 AM   #9
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:08 AM   #10
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It comes down to personal preference, but I went Trackpad, as I have used a laptop for years, and have spare mice for when I need it. Never really liked trying to gesture on the Magic Mice at the stores.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:12 AM   #11
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Already have a Magic Mouse - so trackpad.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:20 AM   #12
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I'm a first time Mac owner so was a lil bit confused but decided to go for the Trackpad. I figured hell a mouse is a mouse can just get one later. Hopefully didnt make the wrong decision.
I thought exactly the same as you, so I did the same.

Plus I really like the trackpad on my macbook pro.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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Trackpad. After over a year of using my MBP, I have trouble even remembering how to navigate on computers without gestures. Two-finger scroll or death! (Well, not really. Still, though, two-finger scroll is pretty great.)
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:31 AM   #14
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Trackpad is the future for Macs. The OS is being built around gestures now since the vast majority of Macs sold are laptops. You made the right decision. I love my Magic Trackpad!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:31 AM   #15
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:36 AM   #16
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I'm a first time Mac owner so was a lil bit confused but decided to go for the Trackpad. I figured hell a mouse is a mouse can just get one later. Hopefully didnt make the wrong decision.

Oh my God I've decided to select the magic mouse instead of the trckpad because I was not sure if i could get used to it Do you think I was wrong then?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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Oh my God I've decided to select the magic mouse instead of the trckpad because I was not sure if i could get used to it Do you think I was wrong then?
I also selected the magic mouse. A friend told me that the track pad is awful as it takes twice as long to do everything so if kind of counter productive.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:49 AM   #18
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I enjoy using my trackpad on my macbook pro, but when I'm at home (I'm a college student) I pair it with my magic mouse.

I put my laptop on a higher desk level for better viewing, and then I use my bluetooth keyboard/mouse for better access. But sometimes using a mouse is just a better experience for me like when I'm in photoshop -- it's really just preference in my opinion.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:55 AM   #19
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Why don't people go into a store and try this stuff out first? I'll never understand it (unless you don't live near an Apple Store).

I think the Magic Mouse is great... I rarely use the gestures, but when I do they're really nice.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:12 PM   #20
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I just left it at the standard wireless keyboard + magic mouse since I don't intend to use either. I have a Logitech K750 Wireless Solar Keyboard and the Logitech Performance MX instead.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:14 PM   #21
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The Magic Trackpad is great. The Magic mouse is horrible, and just so unbelievably uncomfortable for regular use and gestures.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:32 PM   #22
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This will be my first Mac I wussed out and played it safe with a magic mouse
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:35 PM   #23
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I own two Apple Wireless Keyboards and two Magic Mouses... and one Magic Trackpad.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:39 PM   #24
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I've ordered the Trackpad. I love the Trackpad on my MBA so I assume I'll enjoy using the larger varient on the iMac.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:41 PM   #25
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Trackpad is awesome.

The Magic Mouse is nice, but transitioning to it requires getting your hand accurately placed on it (thumb on left side, ring finger on right side, can't be off from those edges at all), as contrasted with a trackpad where you just kinda brush it anywhere on a several-inch surface.

Mouse may be more suited for some applications, but for general & programming use the trackpad wins.
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