Mouse or Trackpad?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tdb2284, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. tdb2284 macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2015
    Hi everyone,

    i have a late 2013 21.5 inch imac. Love it, however I dont love changing batteries on the keyboard and magic mouse that I have. I am considering buying the newest versions that have a rechargeable battery. My only question is, coming from a magic mouse..if i go to the new there a steep learning curve? What have been your experiences with the Magic Trackpad 2?
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    I assume you're familiar with Apple trackpads already, so no, there practically isn't a learning curve. Even Force Touch takes 5 seconds to learn.

    I love my Magic Trackpad 2. I use it in addition to a traditional mouse, not instead of.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    I bought one and absolutely hated it and sold it. It is easy to learn, but I just never could get used to it when trying to do things that require fine grain control of the cursor. A lot of people really like then Trackpad though. Is there somewhere you could go try it out first maybe?
  4. SeenJeen macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2009

    For casual browsing, trackpad is awesome.

    A $20 Logitech mouse is better than the Magic Mouse.
  5. Lachhh macrumors regular

    Aug 30, 2014
    Mainland Europe
    I used a magic mouse (first version) for years and recently got the Trackpad 2. What can I say... neither is optimal. The magic mouse never truly replaced a regular mouse for me either, though. For some things (like gaming) I usually preferred a less flimsy, more solid and old-school option. I feel similarly about the trackpad... I'd use it in conjunction with a normal mouse, not a replacement. Play around with it a bit and discover which you prefer for any given computer usage scenario ... mentioned this in another thread already, but I got the trackpad exclusively for working in Photoshop with. Rest of the time... non-apple mouse all the way.
    I was disappointed in the magic mouse, so I haven't replaced my decommissioned one (which I used for over 4 years) with a magic mouse 2. Massively expensive and mostly uncomfortable mouse.

    It's alright, but I have a hard time giving out a strong recommendation for it.
  6. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    It all depends! Do you dabble in Photoshop or Video production then go for a great mouse! If you just surf web sites then for for the trackpad!

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