Mighty Mouse or Trackpad for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Frazer19, Sep 15, 2010.

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    Frazer19

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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?
     
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    Paulywauly

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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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    RaceTripper

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    And yet, the iPad doesn't support gestures like the track pad does.
     
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    MrWillie

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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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    Amazing Iceman

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    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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    Paulywauly

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    good point, although i'd like to see someone try to play Planets vs Zombies HD with the trackpad :D
     
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    RaceTripper

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    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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