Magic mouse vs magic trackpad

Discussion in 'iMac' started by cavi, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. cavi macrumors regular

    cavi

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    Hi!, I don't know if the trackpad will be a good buy.
    what do you think?
    The 5 fingers are always in the air and it's seems to be not comfort.

    those that have the trackpad, what you think on it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Colonel-Panic macrumors newbie

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    I bought the Magic Mouse when it came out and I loved it and it is a fantastic mouse... However, I bought the Magic Trackpad when it came out and my Magic Mouse has been sitting on the shelf with no batteries in it since the trackpad arrived. It did take a few days for me to stop reaching for the mouse and to get used to the various multi-touch gestures but I love it. I'm not saying that it is the perfect solution for everyone because you ultimately need to decide that for yourself but it is a wonderful peripheral and definitely CAN be a complete mouse replacement.
     
  3. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    it depends what you use it for. for general applications, they are equal replacements. for some that use a lot of pinch and zoom, the trackpad suits them. for some games, i think the mouse is much more effective than the trackpad.
     
  4. rkmac macrumors 6502

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    I use both. I got the magic mouse when it came out, so I could use my macbook when it was sitting on a stand at eye level, but I always found myself reaching for the trackpad anyway. Now with the magic trackpad and the magic mouse, I can comfortably have my macbook pro on a stand with an external monitor and do all of the gestures I am used to :D
    However, if you are not a macbook user, and have never used a trackpad, you will probably not miss what you have never had, and I would say that the magic mouse would probably be enough.
     
  5. munkery macrumors 68020

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    I use the Magic Trackpad more than the Magic Mouse. For everyday web browsing and stuff, I find the Magic Trackpad more comfortable because it is stationary on the desk. The Magic Trackpad is easier on your shoulder and elbow if you use your computer for a long duration.

    Obviously the Magic Trackpad is useless for gaming so if you can only get one of the two and your a gamer, get the Magic Mouse. Free preference panes, such as MagicPrefs, can add much multitouch functionality to the Magic Mouse.
     
  6. citizenal macrumors regular

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    I have a magic mouse but it's too small for my hands. Using the two finger back is hard to do for me. Purchasing the trackpad has solved these problems for me. Now I use a logitech anywhere mx mouse and trackpad and couldn't be happier.
     
  7. wilflare macrumors member

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    makes me regret my magic mouse purchase with the macbookpro more and more...
     
  8. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    Maybe in os 10.7 we will be able to use both at the time and manipulate objects and data in ways that are presently unimaginable.

    Like curently using a mouse and a keyboard at the same time in games.....

    That would be awesome..... They are Magic after all. :)
     
  9. rkmac macrumors 6502

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    You can currently use both over bluetooth at the same time, it's just like trying to use 2 mice at the same time :p
     
  10. 87vert macrumors 6502

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    I have 2 magic mice and I want a trackpad but if I like it I will need to by two (one for my desk at work and one for home) lol.

    I had my wife try it at the Apple Store and she didn't like it so I may just get one for work and not worry about home.
     
  11. cavi thread starter macrumors regular

    cavi

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    Hi friends!
    thanks for your answers, I just came back from Apple store with new magic trackpad.. =]
    I have macBook Pro so I not need so much time to get use to it but for now it's seems that with the magic mouse I working faster (maybe I need some time to get use to it).

    But the bottom line is that I love it! I think that I will also keep my magic mouse for Photoshop and other stuff... =]
     
  12. Spike88 macrumors 6502a

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    I have the wireless mouse and new wireless trackpad. Bought them both - with my new iMac. After using each, my family members use only the mouse. They no longer use the trackpad - because they are more comfortable with the wireless mouse. Perhaps one day in the future, I will sell our `unused` TrackPad. Only time will tell...

    Hope this helps in your research...
     
  13. fivenotrump macrumors regular

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    I use both, at different times and according to mood
     
  14. DannyBres macrumors 65816

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    not according to the task you are doing?
     
  15. cavi thread starter macrumors regular

    cavi

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    Why your family don't like it?
    It's really hard for me to decide what I prefer...=]
     

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