Magic Trackpad or Magic Mouse [for Mac mini]

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by fatlardo, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. fatlardo macrumors 6502

    fatlardo

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    Just picked up the current Mac Mini. Wonder what everyone prefers and why? Or both? :D
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    I have both. when I first got the trackpad I used it about 80% of the time but the novelty's worn off and now I'm back to about 80% MM and 20% trackpad.
     
  3. fatlardo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does the MM have all the gestures of the pad? Or only some?
     
  4. eternlgladiator macrumors 68000

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    I have a keyboard, trackpad, and magic wand but my mini is connected to the tv and I use on the couch so a MM wouldn't work. If I had a desk I'd go with a MM.
     
  5. fatlardo thread starter macrumors 6502

    fatlardo

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    Ok, trackpad it is, since I have a regular mouse already. Thanks all!
     
  6. KaraH macrumors 6502

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    Mice, trackpads, and mouseballs are all cheep enough. My home system has both a mouse and a mouseball as some things I prefer one and for other things the other. No reason why not to substitute 'trackpad' for 'mouseball' above.
     
  7. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Only a few gestures in the MM, for example swiping forward/back in browser. I reach for the Trackpad when doing anything with photos, basically.
     
  8. fatlardo thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    I went to an Apple Store and tried the TrackPad for 5 minutes. It was enough to convince me that I never want to use a mouse again!

    I had already used Wacom Bamboo tablets, including the "Pen and Touch" range which also use fingers and gestures, but the Apple pad is great.
     
  10. opinio macrumors 65816

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    Exactly the same.
     
  11. bingeciren macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. I switched to TrackPad as soon as it came out and since then I never touched a mouse again. I use it with tap to click and dragging enabled. Mouse feels so quaint now.
     

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