HELP Please!!! an imac Question magic mouse or trackpad?????

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Towelie1288, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Towelie1288 macrumors regular


    Mar 1, 2012
    :confused:i have been debateing on whether i should get the magic mouse or the trackpad and i could only pick one
    i went to my local apple store to mess with both of them for awhile but still could not decide
    maybe some pros and cons from the great macrumors community would help

    thank you very much
    i am leaning towards the magic mouse by a little but still would love some help please?:D
  2. phonitron macrumors member

    Jan 23, 2012
    I have both. I mainly use the trackpad for gestures and the mouse for regular point and click stuff
  3. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    I have both on my 2011 iMac, but I hardly ever use the mouse, since I like the trackpad gestures so much.
  4. Fresh Tendrils macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    When I got my new iMac last year I chose the trackpad. At first I found it a little frustrating [particularly highlighting and moving text in MS word], but after a couple of weeks it became second nature. I now never use a mouse. One benefit of getting the trackpad is that you can buy a cheap mouse if you later on really feel that you need one, but if you go for the Apple mouse you'll have to fork out the full price of a trackpad if you want one.
  5. Texran macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2011
    If you ever purchase a MacBook you'll be right at home after using the trackpad
  6. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    I'd go with the trackpad. I have a Magic Mouse but never use it.
  7. Grease2310 macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Trackpad all the way, with the caveat that for games like World of Warcraft, Starcraft, or Diablo etc you'll want a mouse but in fairness the magic mouse is a poor choice for gaming too so better to pair the trackpad with a decent razer mouse.
  8. aaronvan Suspended


    Dec 21, 2011
    República Cascadia
    Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you. Just one word.
    Benjamin: Yes, sir.
    Mr. McGuire: Are you listening?
    Benjamin: Yes, I am.
    Mr. McGuire: Trackpads.

  9. tanker5 macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2011
    Go with the trackpad

    I was never a fan of any apple mouse. When the trackpad came out, I fell in love with it immediately. it feels more natural than a mouse and the multi touch gestures are awesome. Hope this helps.
  10. PaulCostello macrumors member

    Mar 23, 2012
    i guess I'm the only one...Mouse.
    Received my new mac 2 days ago and been using trackpad. Im feeling a lot of discomfort in my hand, maybe its just I'm used to mouse. i say try both, you can always keep the one you like, and return the one you don't. :)
  11. Kryptik.Kode macrumors member


    Mar 8, 2012
    Ontario, Canada
    I vote Magic Trackpad. The Magic Mouse is terrible. It's too thin and is not ergonomic at all. Very uncomfortable to hold. My ideal setup is a MT and a Logitech MX series mouse.
  12. forty2j macrumors 68030


    Jul 11, 2008
    Pretty much exactly this.

    The Magic Mouse is a spork. It does many things, and none of them well.

    You'll want a Magic Trackpad for gesture controls, and a serious mouse for serious mouse work.
  13. xplnusa macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2009
    After getting a MBP, I liked the gestures a lot. Told my wife I wanted a trackpad and low and behold there it was under the Christmas tree. I don't know that I'll ever look back again!
  14. fastlanephil macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
    I also wasn't sure which to get when I purchased a my 2011 iMac. I liked my Macbook Pro track pad but I had been using a click wheel Logitech mouse with my old iMac.

    I decided to give the the Magic Mouse a try. It took some getting use with Lion but with a little practice(it does require a certain amount of skill development) it now serves me well.

    I do a lot of MIDI editing where I have to click and drag a lot which with a track pad requires pressing down on the pad with the thumb while dragging with the index or middle finger. With the mouse it's a more comfortable operation.
  15. Razorhog macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2006
    Trackpad. The magic mouse is uncomfortable to me. And trackpad gestures are so awesome.
  16. carlgo macrumors 68000

    Dec 29, 2006
    Monterey CA
    Trackpad forced the mouse into a drawer, where it hides irrelevant and alone.
  17. crimton macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2011
    I have both and always use the magic mouse. I use photoshop a lot and I find it much easier to use the mouse. Plus the magic mouse still has some good touch gestures.
  18. Set845 macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    I have tap to click and three finger drag turned on for my magic trackpad. This allows me to tap and drag with three fingers. No need to click and hold the trackpad. I can even start to drag with three fingers, lift two fingers and continue dragging with one.

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