Any Magic Mouse to Magic Trackpad switchers here?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mrat93, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816


    Dec 30, 2006
    I have a very cluttered desk and sometimes there's not enough room for my Magic Mouse to move around. I think that the Magic Trackpad will better suit my needs, and will be easier to navigate with using more multitouch gestures. Has anybody switched from the Magic Mouse to Trackpad? Was it a good choice?
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502


    Sep 7, 2010
    I use the magic mouse. I like it with the following caveats:
    1.) It sucks for gaming
    2.) It can sometimes be obnoxious not having any tactile delineation between left and right click

    Other then those two issues its great esp. for everyday computing stuff.

  3. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
    You seem to have answered your own question! Neither the Magic Mouse nor the Magic Trackpad are better than one and other. Their usability is dependent on the users (your) requirements. Other people's preferences are not really relevant.

    Personally, I prefer the Magic Mouse - even if my desk was cluttered! :)
  4. Kadman macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2007
    I switched. I just couldn't stand the Magic Mouse anymore. It was very finicky in Excel in terms of scrolling when I didn't want it to (finger too close to the surface, detected it as movement), the right/left button issue (it would sometimes get it wrong), and just the general shape was never comfortable to me. I gave it months but could never acclimate to it. When I need a mouse I go back to my Logitech Blue Tooth mouse. For the most part though, the Magic Trackpad does the job admirably. I really, really like it!
  5. swiftflo macrumors regular

    Jan 4, 2010
    Magic Mouse v Trackpad

    Just bought a Trackpad, struggling to come to terms with it, but will persevere.Love the Magic Mouse, but will have to get used to Trackpad ready for Lion.
  6. willieva macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2010
    I have both. For cutting and pasting the mouse is far superior. Otherwise the trackpad is nice, particularly on a cluttered desk.
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    I have both as well and keep them side by side
    They each do some things better than the other, and I choose which to use based on what I am doing

    If I could only have one, I would choose the mouse
    But I like having both very much
  8. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    If you had asked me this question before I had a MacBook Pro I would have laughed derisively and said 'mouse'. But, Apple's implementation of the trackpad is so good that I could actually see myself using one exclusively.

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