Magic Trackpad or Magic Mouse
With the release of Lion imminent I am trying to decide what input device to get. I do use the bezier pen tool a lot in PhotoShop and Illustrator so I still need a mouse of some kind. Do I keep my existing Mighty Mouse and add the Magic Trackpad or just replace the existing mouse with the Magic Mouse?
- 07-19-2011, 12:53 PM #2
- 07-19-2011, 07:25 PM #3iPhone Nanite
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I just got an iMac, my first Apple full computer (I have an iphone4 and ipad1). I use a mouse and Windoze 7 at work, writing m$.net web pages. I swore off rodents and got a Trackpad. Since, I have never even thought of needing a mouse, even a charmed one. It is more worth your $70 than the mouse. If you decide later you need a mouse, you can buy a wired one for less than $20. Take a chance...if you can't, wait for Windows 8, you will likely not be disappointed (or challenged).
- 07-20-2011, 07:48 PM #4iPhone Newbie
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Personally, I find the Magic Mouse a bit uncomfortable; I would go for the Magic Trackpad. Currently, I use the Logitech Performance Mouse MX which I really like because I find it comfortable and convenient with the customizable buttons.
- 07-20-2011, 11:52 PM #5
- 07-21-2011, 07:47 AM #6
You will get A LOT more precision out of the mighty mouse than you will the trackpad, but like others have said, its a bit uncomfortable, especially if you're using it for long periods of time (IE: graphics work). The trackpad is amazing, but using it in illustrator can be a test of patience because it's simply not anywhere near as precise...i personally use a Logitech MX series, and found it to be WORLDS better than the mighty mouse for about the same price.
- 07-21-2011, 08:06 AM #7
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- 07-21-2011, 11:23 AM #10
Track pad is awesome, but for graphic artists...it is no replacement for a good mouse.
- 07-21-2011, 12:32 PM #11
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- 10-07-2011, 08:30 PM #13
Depends...what are you used to? I personally used the trackpad on my macbook (same thing as Magic Trackpad), and I don't plan on using a mouse anytime soon. Also, the trackpad is easier to do multitouch gestures on if you have that sort of problem. Finally, if you are a gamer, then you definitely can't live without a trackpad. So it all depends on your needs and problems.
- 10-08-2011, 02:35 PM #14
- 11-08-2011, 02:10 PM #15
Yeah, mostly it's your preference on what you like, the magic mouse is more accurate but it won't include the lion gestures which really justify the purchase of the trackpad in my opinion. But for long uses like graphic design or gaming a mouse will definitely be more comfortable along with accurate. I'd say get the trackpad and a mouse on the side, but the magic mouse really isn't worth having too much
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- 11-09-2011, 08:28 AM #16
I agree it's all about personal preference. It's funny because I'm reading the Jobs biography by Isaacson and they talk about revolutionary the mouse was and now so many people find it useless.