What pointing device do you use on your macs?

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    I was thinking about this today, since I just got an Anywhere MX for Christmas :) It's an awesome little mouse, but I was curious what's popular around here. :D

    On my laptop I just use the touchpad, and I'm guessing that's pretty popular for the laptop users here - they're really nice touchpads! On my desktop, it's that new Anywhere MX, which is replacing a Performance MX (too big for my hands lol).
     
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    I use the Apple Magic Mouse - great device it works well for me.
     
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    In order of use:-
    - Apple Magic Mouse
    - Built in Touchpad (MacBook Pro)
    - Wacom Graphire Bluetooth (Graphics Tablet)
     
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    Never been an artist, but I picked up a Wacom in the 90s - been using them with desktops and laptops ever since. They have several ergonomic advantages over mice or even trackballs, eliminating hundreds of finger lifts per day. But with practice they are also faster, especially when set to full screen (absolute mapping).
     
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    I am using a Razer Diamondback mouse on my rMBP. :apple:
     
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    Same for me. Although, I plan on getting a Wacom once school starts back up in January.
     
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    Apple trackpad - pointing, clicking, gestures, everything I need and want.

    I won't use anything else now...
     
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    Apple Trackpad here. I confess to having been very dubious about them to begin with, particularly given my general hatred of laptop trackpads gained over the years, but I absolutely love using it for pretty much everything productive. If I'm going to play something like StarCraft 2 then it's time for a mouse but beyond that I prefer the Trackpad for everything else.
     
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    For me it jumps between the Mighty Mouse and the Magic Mouse. Photoshop is certainly nicer with the Mighty M, and if the Magic M disconnects for some reason, I have a backup mouse then and there.
     
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    Zalman C300 (I think that's the model?)
    Has an actual wheel and an actual 2nd button.
    I find that works much better than counting on the magic mouse to recognize gestures.
    I suppose if I didn't use those same gestures on a Macbook Pro I could get used to the idiosyncrasies of the Magic Mouse. But until it either gets better (firmware update?)or Apple makes a better version I'll stay far away.

    I also use an old Logitech Marble Mouse trackball.
    I like to vary my pointing devices every now and then so I dont get too much wrist fatigue.
     
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    Mighty mouse
    It's got a terrible scroll ball so I usually just end up using the built in trackpad
     

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