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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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Get in Touch with Your Desktop
The entire surface of Magic Trackpad is one large button, so you can click and double-click anywhere. Magic Trackpad also supports a full set of gestures, including two-finger scrolling, pinching to zoom, rotating with your fingertips, three-finger swiping, and activating Exposé or switching.
Your Trackpad, Your Rules
Even though Magic Trackpad is capable of multiple gestures, you may find one or two unnecessary. Not to worry. Simply access the Magic Trackpad pane in System Preferences to enable gestures you want and disable those you don’t want.
Why Should Notebooks Have All The Fun?
Desktop users, your time has come. The new Magic Trackpad is one of the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer. It uses the same Multi-Touch technology you love on the MacBook Pro. Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one on any Mac computer - even a notebook.
Magic Trackpad Supports A Full Set of Gestures, Giving You A Whole New Way to Interact
Brush two fingers along the Multi-Touch surface to scroll in any direction — vertically, horizontally, or diagonally. Inertial scrolling makes moving up and down a page more natural than ever.
Press down anywhere on the Multi-Touch surface to physically click or double-click. Or, with 'Tap to Click' enabled in System Preferences, simply tap or double-tap the surface.
Using three fingers, brush left and right along the Multi-Touch surface to page forward and back.
Swiping through pages online feels just like flipping through pages in a book or magazine.
With your thumb and index finger on the Multi-Touch surface, twist clockwise or counterclockwise to rotate an image.
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|Compatibility:||Bluetooth-enabled Mac Laptops and Computers Bluetooth-enabled Mac||Bluetooth-enabled Mac Laptops and Computers Bluetooth-enabled Mac||Bluetooth-enabled Mac Laptops and Computers Bluetooth-enabled Mac||Apple Trackpad (Original) and MC380 Apple Keyboard||Bluetooth-enabled Mac Laptops and Computers Bluetooth-enabled Mac|
|Additional Compatibility:||No||No||Keyboard Only: Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, iPad||Keyboard Only: Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, iPad||Keyboard Only: Apple TV, iPod, iPhone, iPad|
|Bluetooth Range:||33 Ft||33 Ft||33 Ft||33 Ft||33 Ft|
|MeshWe Case Compatibility:||✓||✓||Apple Magic Trackpad and Keyboard (Not compatible with Trackpad 2)||Apple Magic Trackpad and Keyboard (Not compatible with Trackpad 2)|
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The first Multi-Touch Trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer, the Apple Magic Trackpad lets your fingers do the clicking, scrolling, and swiping. The Apple Magic uses the same Multi-Touch technology found on the MacBook Pro, giving you a whole new way to control and interact with what's on your screen. Swiping through pages online feels just like flipping through pages in a book or magazine. Inertial scrolling makes moving up and down a page more natural than ever. And users can press down anywhere on the Multi-Touch surface to physically click or double-click on an item--no clumsy buttons involved.
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I am used to using the mouse, but switching to trackpad takes very little effort. And I think it is a must have accessory if you use Apple computers.
The only issue I have was this trackpad would not pair with my new Mac Mini (it dis pair with my older Mac Book Pros). I spent 1.5 hrs on the phone with Apple Support without success and finally had to schedule appointment with an Apple store's Genius bar. The Apple support rep in the store made an exception and gave me a new trackpad, then it works fine. I guessed that the trackpad I bought in Amazon is an older version, so it only works with older Apple computers! This may be the reason you should buy these accessories for your newer Apple computers from the Apple store, to avoid unnecessary headaches.
If you are on the fence about a mouse vs a trackpad, go with the trackpad. You will be happy that you did.
Compare to just a few years back when our hands were almost fist-like, gripping a mouse or stroking a trackball. Some trackballs had lots of assignable buttons, but few had more than 5 or 6. The Magic Trackpad seems limitless by comparison. The range of subtlety is unbelievable.
To use one requires two things: buying one, and committing to use it — and only it — for a month before giving up and going back to what you are used to. It takes a few days to feel yourself getting comfortable. Add on the 3rd party app like Jitouch, and you will almost immediately start adding command gestures to your apps. Soon you'll have a whole medium of communication going that feels a lot like sign language.
For very subtle pointing, learn to rock your finger rather than drag it. Rocking it will enable you to find the exact pixel you want. It becomes 2nd nature after a while.
The beauty of it is its apparent simplicity — a featureless, flat surface, under which lies a field of sensors of great complexity. Apple hit this one out of the park. It's simply incredible.
As a long time mouse user, I took the advice of others and used the Trackpad for a total of ten days. They were right, you really do get used to it rather quickly. Indeed, I really had a hard time deciding to go back to the mouse. There is a lot to like about it. I found it to be a bit easier on my wrist, not that the mouse is a burden. But there was a noticeable difference in wrist fatigue between the two, the Trackpad being less fatiguing.
Scrolling is great! If scrolling was the only consideration, the Trackpad would win hands down! I can't say I was thrilled with the click and drag feature of the Trackpad, but it wasn't a deal breaker. The click utilized for dragging (pushing down the entire Trackpad) is a bit stiff, and I have big hands. The click (different from the primary click I will describe later) occurs when you press down on the Trackpad and the two small modules on the underside are depressed slightly into the pad itself. Then, while maintaining relatively firm downward pressure, you drag your finger across the pad, accomplishing a click and drag on the monitor. Not near as easy as with a mouse, but I wouldn't have gotten rid of it just for that.
The Trackpad was rock solid. I used it on a wood desk and at no time did it even begin to move.
The real problem is the primary (left for a mouse) click and secondary (right for a mouse) click. These are accomplished with a tap on the top of the pad with either one or two fingers, one finger for left click and two fingers for right click. I was constantly accomplishing a primary click when it was not my intent. And the click itself was inconsistent. Most of the time if I merely lightly brushed the pad with a finger, or happened to let my finger lay on it, I got a click. Then there were times that I wanted to click and when I purposely tapped on the pad, nothing happened. On those occasions I would have to tap the pad a second time more forcefully. But the clicks that I did not want were the worst! I found myself navigating around any click-able items on a web page to avoid being sent off to a page I did not want, or selecting something I didn't care to select. This became increasingly annoying, and if in the process of making a purchase, or buying or selling stocks, it was quite problematic! The secondary click, though not near as bad, could be a problem if you do not hit the pad with both fingers at the same time. I often got a primary click when trying to perform a secondary click.
In all fairness, there are other ways to accomplish some clicks and drags with the Trackpad. But those involve use of the keyboard or having only a small portion or corner of the Trackpad utilized for clicks. I was interested only in using it in the same general manner as I use a mouse, without utilizing the key board or, looking to ensure I was hitting a certain area of the pad to perform a click.
So, it's back to a mouse for me. I will conclude by saying though that if either Apple or Logitech produces a Trackpad without the click shortcomings, such as being able to adjust the tap firmness required to perform a click, I will be waiting in line to buy it!