Mouse or trackpad or both!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Jimmy.apple.fan, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Jimmy.apple.fan macrumors member

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    About to order new iMac...!!!!

    What are people's thoughts on ordering the trackpad & Magic Mouse....... Or will just the mouse suffice?!? First ever iMac as finally taking the plunge to move away from Microsoft desktops therefore I don't think I could not have a mouse.....!!!!

    All thoughts welcome!!

    James
     
  2. mwhities macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I'm a huge fan of the trackpad. Since I only have one-arm, it allows me to go from desktop to desktop without using the hot keys. Although, I do keep a mouse attached incase my trackpad battery dies but, never happens since I swap them out when it gets low.
     
  3. bembol macrumors 65816

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    Both.

    I have the Magic TrackPad & Logitech Performance MX, not a fan of Magic Mouse.

    I switch every now and then. TrackPad is amazing when playing apps like AirAttack HD.
     
  4. 537635 macrumors 6502

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    Had MX Revolution. When I swithed to Mac a year ago, I bought the trackpad. Haven't used the mouse since.
     
  5. pistooli macrumors regular

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    I use a Magic Trackpad for my Mac Mini and a Magic Mouse for my MBA... both are fantastic.

    For an iMac I would go for the trackpad.
     
  6. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  7. theluggage macrumors 68040

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    My recommendation:

    Get the Magic Trackpad as a no-cost option with the iMac. Its really worth a try (Hint: there's an option to enable 'three fingered dragging' which I find makes a huge difference).

    Then go to a computer store and pick out a third-party mouse that feels comfortable to you. Mouse choice is a personal thing, and personally I wouldn't use a Magic Mouse if you paid me - too low profile, generates a false click if you collide with anything on the desk, touch sensitive top and gestures only suitable for people who can do a Vulcan salute & a tendency for the battery contacts to lose their mojo after a period of use.

    I'd make a qualified recommendation for the Logitech MX Performance - the "qualification" is that after a year or so of spending way too much time playing Minecraft, the right-hand button on mine has developed a tendency towards unwanted multiple clicks.
     
  8. Vandefilm macrumors regular

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    I have both and although I'm not a huge fan of the magic mouse it soods me well. But I can understand people who buy a different mouse. The problem of other mices is that they are uuuuggglyy.
     

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