If you can't see it being useful then you've never used the glass trackpad and all the multitouch gestures on the Unibody Macbooks.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this is having a Magic Trackpad on the armrest of my couch to control a Mac Mini or Apple TV hooked up to my living room TV. This has potential as a nice little input device that is always on and always connected. With the ability to customize commands for each gesture this could be pretty useful.
Enh, it's not for everybody. But I, for one, will be ditching the mouse.
I have fallen in love with Apple's trackpads. Nobody does it better.
Can someone please give me a reason why people would want/need this?
I remain unconvinced.
wait what, the release the product but not the drivers to make it worki got one from the fifth ave store in nyc and i have it. they havent released the software yet so i am stuck until later tonight when they release the magicpad software update. its build quality is good solid much bigger than i expected and its great
Perhaps you just were not satisfied with Magic Mouse because it's lame? Now you are trying another lame Apple input device (laptop trackpads are good though). Just get a real mouse and enjoy. You do not have to buy Apple exclusively.I LOVE my track pad. The Magic Mouse is good but the track pad is so much better. I love the track pad built into my MacBook pro so much that I have been waiting for a product that would allow me to ditch the mouse on my desktop. The Magic Trackpad fits the bill. For my needs, the trackpad works better and is easier to use than a mouse. I use it in conjunction with BTT. The options for things that you can do with it are almost endless. It probably is not a good option for someone doing detailed design work, but for general use, I think it is superior. The mouse is heading the way of the floppy.
Man, before you do this, get BetterTouchTool and program some custom gestures. I promise you will notice how much more efficient you are with it!I always wanted a device like this for reasons I couldn't articulate. After using mine today though I really just didn't like it. Just not comfortable to use and secondary click functions are not easy. Going back tomorrow. Magic Mouse wins for me.
Ummm, perhaps not but thanks for the advice.Perhaps you just were not satisfied with Magic Mouse because it's lame? Now you are trying another lame Apple input device (laptop trackpads are good though). Just get a real mouse and enjoy. You do not have to buy Apple exclusively.
How is this any more than what we had? With regular 3 button mouse, without any extra buttons, we can always use combinations of Ctrl/Alt/Shift + MB1/2/3. There are 24 combinations which is probably more than any touch interface can do without going into really weird and uncomfortable gestures.Absolutely.
But now you can do even more, even faster with even less effort.