iPad Pro Anyone else want a Mouse?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by JerryMBPR, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. JerryMBPR macrumors newbie

    JerryMBPR

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    Am I the only one who wants a wireless mouse for the iPad Pro?

    I got the Logitech backlit Keyboard Case and I like it but when using a spreadsheet I really miss not having a mouse with the iPad Pro.

    Does anyone make a iPad Pro compatible mouse that works with Office 365?

    Thanks,

    Jerry
     
  2. LK265 macrumors member

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    Hey, I have the same setup, what do you think of the keyboard?
    Whilst i agree it would be handy and i do sometime find myself reaching for a trackpad, having a mouse defeats the purpose of it being an iPad.
     
  3. Manatee macrumors 6502

    Manatee

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    iOS doesn't support pointing devices like a mouse or a track-pad. Would be nice to have the option. The "virtual" touchpad in iOS9 (where you use two fingers on the on-screen keyboard) helps a little, but that doesn't help when you're using a hardware keyboard.
     
  4. Farrellcollie macrumors regular

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    I don't see the point of a keyboard without a mouse. I don't want to pick up and touch the screen everytime I need to change columns or do something besides type text. So I do want a mouse.
     
  5. IHelpId10t5 macrumors 6502

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    This is why tablets and laptops have not, and will not merge successfully like so many people suggest. If you need to actually do work that involves typing or fine-scale (mouse) pointing, then you need a laptop. If you want to browse the web on a small, light, portable device that has exceptional battery life and all applications that you need lend themselves to touch, then you need a tablet. They are two different tools and trying to combine them results in a device that does in less effective in both roles. No, Microsoft's surface does not accomplish this well. It's a good laptop, but not a good tablet.

    Luckily, Apple seems to get this and has not yet attempted to combine the two form factors that should not be combined.
     
  6. scaramanger macrumors newbie

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    I have a Citrix mouse that works in receiver whilst remoting into my work PCs, would be awesome if MS and Citrix worked together to get that going in office 365
     
  7. MacPro2014 macrumors member

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    I certainly wouldn't mind mouse comparability. On another note...I also wouldn't mind having a black or silver Apple Pencil. I have a slight fear that the white will show marks, dirt, or discolor (i.e. like the older Plastic White MacBooks).
     
  8. davideotape macrumors 6502

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    MS Excel seems like it would need a mouse. for most other stuff I'm alright with touching the screen.
     
  9. fluff macrumors member

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    What about being able to use the iPhone as a trackpad?
     

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