Would I Be Missing Out If I Don't Get A Magic Trackpad/Mouse?

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  1. iMas70 macrumors 65816

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    I've been using a Microsoft Comfort Keyboard for many years (has a slight curve to it). I'm kind of lost for a while if I go over to a regular keyboard and the one that Apple offers is quite a bit smaller so I think I'll stick with this.

    Now looking at their Magic Trackpad and Mouse, I know that they allow gestures. I've used both in stores. I really like the Trackpad but my hand got tired after awhile from being raised up over it. I was thinking about keeping my Microsoft wireless mouse and going with that for some use but if i don't, will I really be missing out on anything? Should I at least get one of them? I don't mind using the Magic Mouse but the Trackpad seems to offer my gestures.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  2. Poki macrumors 6502a

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    I use a combination of a Cyborg R.A.T.-5 and a Magic Trackpad, which is absolutely awesome! I personally use the trackpad with the left and the mouse with the right hand, so in very mouse intense tasks I work most of the time with both at the same time, which is great! But even if you don't want to use both hands, the trackpad is absolutely worth it for browsing and the gestures.
     
  3. Kryptik.Kode macrumors member

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    I personally love the mouse & trackpad combo. The trackpad I use mostly for web browsing and gestures and then I use a Logitech mouse for general use.

    This combo in my opinion is the most versatile and productive way to go. Limiting yourself to one of the other is not what I would recommend. They both have their uses.
     
  4. nydennis macrumors regular

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    I have the trackpad and tried to use the mouse. I hated it. So used to the trackpad now. Although I don't do much that would require the mouse.
     
  5. Kryptik.Kode macrumors member

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    I wasn't referring to the Magic Mouse in particular. I also hate the Magic Mouse. I use a Logitech Marathon mouse.
     
  6. the27thvoice macrumors member

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    My take on it, never mind gestures. I might be stuck in the past, but I don't really see the big deal.
    I use a Razer mouse and really enjoy it. Ever since the hockey puck mouse of the original iMac, there has been a saying "Apple can't make mice". For my part, I still feel this is true.

    Use your old Microsoft mouse, get a trackpad to supplement it with if you really care about gestures, but don't feel like you're missing out if you don't buy it.
     
  7. Moonjumper macrumors 68000

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    When I get an iMac I plan on ordering it with the trackpad instead of the mouse (if they still offer that option), and use that in combination with a Logitech mouse. OS X now has a lot of gesture support built in that I want to access, but don't want to use a trackpad full time. And Apple don't make good mice.
     
  8. Caromsoft macrumors regular

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    It's funny, I had the exact opposite reaction. The first time I really used the Magic Mouse with gestures I thought to myself "this is the future of computing" I find the gestures makes me a lot more productive, and without them I think one would be missing out on a huge advantage of OSX over Windows. :)
     
  9. dasx macrumors 65816

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    I love my trackpad. I put my Magic Mouse in a drawer and now I can't even find it. And I don't care.
     
  10. iMas70 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I spent another 90 minutes at the local Apple store tonight. Using the mouse, track pad and looking at the 21 and 27" monitors (that part is a mistake, makes me think to much and my wallet run away). I think I'll be going with a track pad and teaming it up with my mouse.

    I used my iPad 3 for close to 6 weeks. After that, the track pad now feels like a very natural addition to the computer.
     
  11. recharge23 macrumors regular

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    i use the track pad 90% of the time, the other 10% with a logitech mouse. i love the track pad and haven't had any issues with pain like other macrumors members.
     
  12. Ice-Cube macrumors 6502a

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    I hated the magic mouse. Sure it looks nice but it gets so uncomfortable after a while. I'm using a logitech mouse with my MBP now. Never ever had the need to use the trackpad if my mouse is present.
     
  13. z06gal macrumors 6502

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    I am addicted to the trackpad. It is outstanding in my opinion :D
     

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