My Trackpad Drank Too Much Coffee ...

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by slomojoe, Mar 31, 2019.

  1. slomojoe macrumors member

    slomojoe

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Location:
    Canada
    #1
    its jittery, jumpy and just super finicky, sometimes just stops working

    it is about 5+ years old, had in storage and just broke it out for my new mac mini

    kind of driving me nuts, battery at 89%, cleaned the surface

    the mini is about 2 feet to the left, on the same surface and there is no interference that i can suss out nearby

    i have been thinking about getting the new trackpad, is it a better performer ?

    do not want to have to use a mouse :(
     
  2. chscag macrumors 68040

    chscag

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2008
    Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
    #2
    I recently purchased the new Apple Magic Trackpad from Amazon when it was on sale. Although I'm generally a mouse guy, I have to admit the new Magic Trackpad is much better than those I have used in the past. There are still some uses of it, like playing shooter games, that it doesn't do as well as I would like, but overall you can't go wrong if you buy one. Be sure to keep your eye open for a sale though as the Apple price is too high in my opinion.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #3
    The current trackpad Apple sells is an excellent performer. It's the basically a wireless version of the same excellent trackpad they have on their laptops. With my Mac Pro I don't even use a standard mouse anymore.

    The added bonus if I can use the trackpad with both my hands, whereas I can't use mouse with my left hand at all.

    That said if you need absolute precision, a mouse will still be better. Though for something like Photoshop if I need precision I use a Wacom tablet.
     
  4. slomojoe thread starter macrumors member

    slomojoe

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Location:
    Canada
    #4
    thanks, bought one, excellent ... don’t need precision and i find it noticeably better than the previous version
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #5
    The new wireless keyboards are also way better than before. The wedge shape seems to really feel planted whereas the old designs the keyboard and trackpads would sometimes slide around when you're using them.

    I also like on the new design that if you choose you can use them as wired devices (the keyboard and trackpad will communicate with the computer via the Lightning cable when they are connected).
     
  6. slomojoe thread starter macrumors member

    slomojoe

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Location:
    Canada
    #6
    yeah, if there is a lot of signals or metal around and your pc isn’t too far away, you can just go wired and you should get less of the weird little hiccups that you get with trackpads sometimes
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68040

    Solomani

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Location:
    Alberto, Canado
    #7
    Is there an Apple Store near you? If so, why not visit and try out the latest Apple trackpad at the Store.
     
  8. slomojoe thread starter macrumors member

    slomojoe

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2018
    Location:
    Canada
    #8
    no, no apple store close to my location, i plan to buy the new trackpad when ios 13 comes out since i can use it also with my ipad pro, thanks for the suggestion
     

Share This Page

7 March 31, 2019