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Does anyone use the Trackpad AND the Magic Mouse?


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Does anyone use both? I'm trying to decide which I would like, or if I would use both. The Trackpad seems like it would be more versatile, but it would take some getting used to. I just wondered about attaching the trackpad to the wireless keyboard, and then having the Magic Mouse beside them. Either that, or go with the wired keyboard and then decide on whether to use the trackpad or the mouse. Any opinions?
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I don't have the Magic Mouse but do have the older Apple BT mouse that I use in conjunction with the trackpad. Although it takes up some needed space I find it handy from time to time. I do find though that the more I get used to the trackpad the less I use the mouse.

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My only opinion FWIW is that I really love my TrackPad. I use a mouse at work, but not by choice.

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My initial impression, when trying them in the store, was that I would prefer the trackpad, except for the fact that it tracked really slow (i.e. my finger had to make several trips across the trackpad to get the pointer across the screen). However, it sounds like there are tools to increase the tracking speed.
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However, it sounds like there are tools to increase the tracking speed.
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I love the trackpad. The only time I use the mouse is to play Bejewled Blitz on Facebook. All other times its trackpad for me.

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I use my trackpad probably 99% of the time, but find it necessary for certain tasks to use the mouse. Both work equally well, but for certain CAD applications, I prefer the mouse.

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I have and use both. I mostly use the Magic Trackpad for everyday purposes. I find that the gesture support is great in Lion and makes using the Mac easier overall. The Magic Mouse I use when I need to do some sort of a task that requires a lot of clicking and selecting. I find it a lot easier, faster, and more accurate in this regard. If I could only have one though, I'd pick the trackpad.

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I got the Magic Mouse with my iMac and bought the Trackpad once it was released.

Never really got on with swipe gestures on the mouse. Used both for a while and found that I barely used my Magic Mouse. So I now use that at work and use the Trackpad at home. It's great for everything bar gaming, but I have a dedicated gaming mouse and keyboard for that.

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I had both, the trackpad lasted a week before i got rid of it, just didnt seem comfortable or precise enough to use, MM all the way for me.
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I bought both with my last iMac and used the TP at work to see if I could get used to it. Took less than a week and I bought a second TP for my home Mac. Not even using a mouse at all anymore.

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I like having both, they're good for different things. If you'll notice, the trackpad is the same shape as the keyboard, so you can put them right next to each other and it looks almost like one seamless device. To the right of them, I keep my Magic Mouse, but I find that the edges are too sensitive to grip without it mistaking some things for a 2-finger gesture.
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If you'll notice, the trackpad is the same shape as the keyboard, so you can put them right next to each other and it looks almost like one seamless device.
You can actually make them be one seamless device...
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Just thought I should report that I now have switched. I am the proud owner of a used iMac (27" 3.4GHz I7 with all upgrades). After a few days of use, the winner is...
touch pad. Hands down. The touch pad along with advanced settings in BetterTouchTools is spectacular. The only thing I didn't like about it was dragging stuff. However, I turned on tap-drag, which solved that. After playing on the iMac all weekend, I went in to work, sat down at my pc, and instinctively moved my finger on the desk, expecting the track pad to be there. Too funny.

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After playing on the iMac all weekend, I went in to work, sat down at my pc, and instinctively moved my finger on the desk, expecting the track pad to be there. Too funny.
I still do that sometimes when my finger misses the trackpad and hits the desk instead. First few times it happened I thought something was very wrong.

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