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Apple Magic Trackpad Compatible with Apple Mac Desktop Computer (MC380LL/A)
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- Magic Trackpad gives you a whole new way to control what’s on your Mac desktop computer.
- Swiping through pages on screen is just like flipping through pages in a magazine.
- Inertial scrolling senses the momentum in your fingers as you move up and down a page.
- Nearly 80 percent larger than the built-in trackpad on the MacBook Pro, giving you plenty of room to perform gestures.
- Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology.
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BUT, after a few days, I have really grown to love it.
That being said, here's what you can expect if you unshackle yourself from the comfort zone of mousedom:
Day One - You will hate this thing. It doesn't do what you want. The mouse is so much easier. Where's the receipt?
Day Two - Okay, staying away from the mouse...giving it a chance. Scrolling is easier and the damn scrollball never sticks and the bottom doesn't get gunked up like a mouse does.
Day Six - Three finger swipes for browsing the net? Loving it. Got more control now with some practice. Two finger tap right clicks. Four finger for Expose. Got it.
Day Seven - My hand knows what to do now. Everything is so smooth. I'm keeping this thing after all.
Moral to the story? Give it a chance. You just might love it.
This trackpad works exactly like the built-in one on the macbook pro. It's slim and very elegant looking. There is no lag like you get with wireless optical mice. The glass surface, however, has a bit of 'texture' to it unlike the macbook's trackpad which is shiny. It's almost like a matte finish to it which is ok as a perfectly shiny glass surface can stick a bit if your fingers are a little sweaty. (But if your fingers are dry, the shiny feels a little better :)
It's well constructed and seems sturdy. The top part that holds the battery feels cool like aluminum though I'm not sure if it is. But it's not cheap plastic. It has a nice solid feel and I'm extremely happy with it. I visited the local Apple store to try it out before buying, but they did not have it in yet. But I'm glad I went ahead and ordered it from Apple because it's exactly what I wanted. I will never use another mouse again!
When you get it, make sure that you update your OS software to get the trackpad drivers. It will work without the update but you won't be able to adjust it and features will be missing. You might have your computer on auto update in which case you don't need to worry about this. But if you're a weirdo like me and prefer to manually update, then keep this in mind. When the batteries die, I'll update this review to give a sense of how long the batteries last.
In this context the trackpad adds a lot of usability for the following reasons:
* I don't need a surface for the mouse anymore. So it's basically like another remote, sitting beside me on the couch.
* I no longer require to use the keyboard, for basic operations. Thanks to the gestures, I can switch between running applications (e.g. from XBMC to Finder) without the need of the keyboard. In fact, since I bought the trackpad I hardly use the keyboard at all.
Cons (same context):
* If you're holding the trackpad with your hand or operating it on a soft surface (like the couch) you can't use the click option, since it requires the trackpad to be sitting on a hard surface, like a desk. So you have to live with tapping for clicking operations.
Let's take the simple example of going backwards in my browser history. I'm afraid I've never gotten into the habit of using the command key equivalent to go backwards (it's command-[ ), so I would have zipped my mouse pointer up to the left arrow button on the toolbar and clicked it. Compare with the gestural equivalent of this: drag my index and middle fingers across the trackpad to the right. Bam, it's done and with the beautiful solid page drag of modern Safari actually looks like you are pushing the old page off the stack to reveal the last page. So much faster and so much more natural.
Of course, old habits die hard and despite the obvious superiority of the two finger drag gesture, I found myself still going for that button I've spent nearly twenty years pressing. The solution, I went to Safari's "Customize Toolbar.." command in the "View" menu and dragged the left and right buttons off my Safari toolbar. Now I have no choice but to use the new way. Problem solved and the new habit is rapidly engrained.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Apple Magic Trackpad is the finest input device available for any computer for general usage. It's not a replacement for a tablet, or a joystick, but mouse and trackball can't... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Shooshie
Only issue is having to change out the batteries 2x per month but other than that it works great!Published 2 days ago by Mrs. Kennedy
I bought this in July and as of February the rubber feet have fallen off making it unusable. Not a good buy!Published 3 days ago by mary
I've had my trackpad for just over a year. It worked great and you get addicted to the fast touch features. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Bwanazye
I use this for when I'm at my desk. It works well and has lasted a long time.Published 5 days ago by W. Johnston
Love the product, but unfortunately it would not open to change the batteries after only a couple of months. Apple was awesome enough to fix it, which I much appreciatedPublished 6 days ago by S Simpson
This Trackpad stopped working two days after it was eligible for return. I am VERY DISSATISFIED. DO NOT BUY THIS, and do not buy from these sellers, who clearly should have a... Read morePublished 7 days ago by EmilyZH