Best trackpad for Magic Mouse?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Rud3Bwoy, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. Rud3Bwoy Suspended

    Rud3Bwoy

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    topic says it all glass table isn't good and the regular mousepad seems to be a tad sluggish any suggestions?
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

    MCAsan

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    one that the mouse can see texture and thus know if it is being moved or not. A sheet of smooth glass is a bad pad for an optical mouse. But it can work well for the old mechanical mice that had a rubber ball that needed good traction.
     
  3. frank4 macrumors regular

    frank4

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    I also have had a hard time using the MM on most surfaces like smooth wood desktops and mouse pads. I settled on a cheap thin plastic kitchen cutting board I found at a dollar store. It's about 1mm thick and flexible, 18x14 inches.

    The MM uses two linear pads on the bottom and that might make it harder to move precisely compared to a regular mouse. Those pads make an annoying scraping sound on some surfaces.

    I notice the MM moves very well on the smooth Formica-type table top they use on the Apple-supplied iPad and Mac display tables in stores like Staples and Walmart.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formica_(plastic)
     

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