Magic mouse or track pad?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by redapple99, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. redapple99 macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2010
    thoughts? can it be used like a normal mouse? awkward?
  2. dexthageek macrumors 6502

    Dec 7, 2007
    Don't know yet. Have not used one yet nor do I know anyone who has.
    It is not available in Apple's Brick and Mortar stores yet.
  3. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    You might want to read this thread. A couple people already have them.

    Personally, I love Apple's trackpads on their MacBooks. And the Magic Trackpad is as good as they are.

    The Magic Mouse isn't bad, but it doesn't have all the multi-touch features the Trackpad does. And having used a MacBook Pro for a couple years, I've gotten to the point that I prefer using a trackpad than a mouse, particularly on Apple's devices.

    (Now on a PC laptop, it'd be another story — Dell trackpads suck. But Apple's trackpads work perfectly — they nailed it with this one.)
  4. NCW macrumors regular


    May 22, 2010
    I just dont find it being as fast/simple as a traditional mouse, I'll stick with my logitech and magic mouse till I get a chance to play with one and prove my self wrong
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    I already ordered mine. The fact is that I simply love the trackpad on my MBP, and I hope that this thing can replace my Magic Mouse (which is not bad, but not nearly as good as a trackpad).
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    easiest way to figure is, do you prefer a mouse or a track pad? When behind a laptop do you say "Geez I wish I had a mouse"? or do you like using a track pad at your desktop.

    Desktop track pads have been around more then 10 years, so what you're seeing isn't something new, just what you can do with it.

    My personal opinion is that a mouse will be way more familiar. I think Apple is taking this whole multi gesture stuff too far, too quick.
  7. brogueboy macrumors newbie

    Jul 12, 2010
    I agree with you here as the trackpad on MBP at least is close in proximity to the keyboard. It isn't off to the side where a mouse is, so you can still have two hands on the keyboard while using the MBP trackpad.

    That will not stop me from buying one though... ;)

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