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Old Jul 30th, 2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Just Got My Magic Trackpad!

Works great - exactly as you'd expect. It's big... but not too big. Feels like using a 27" MacBook now when I use my 27" iMac. I like it much better than the Magic Mouse.

Some Pics (click on the thumbnails for bigger ones...)

The Box it came in:



Compared to the BT Keyboard and Magic Mouse:



The Image I really wanted to see in reviews, but never did - it on top of the BT Keyboard for exact sizing... It's almost 1/2. I'd say like 2/5ths?



And the mighty mouse on top of it - again for sizing:

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Old Jul 30th, 2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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Me too. Seems to work well.

I'll have to give it a real try out later when processing pictures.
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Works great - exactly as you'd expect. It's big... but not too big. Feels like using a 27" MacBook now when I use my 27" iMac. I like it much better than the Magic Mouse.
Care to elaborate? In what specific ways does it have an advantage over the Magic Mouse?
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I can not wait to get to an Apple store to try one of these, I am sure it will end up on my wish list., I was impressed with the magic mouse but it was not worth the US$70 to me.
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Old Jul 30th, 2010, 02:02 PM   #5
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Care to elaborate? In what specific ways does it have an advantage over the Magic Mouse?
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Versus Magic Mouse's, what... 3 or 4 gestures? I missed activating Expose on the Magic Mouse - and the three-finger drag is something that I completely have fallen in love with. I spend a lot of time on my laptop and now I get the same experience with my desktop.

I also read in Macworld's review that if you have a Large screen the Trackpad may not be for you... but I say the opposite. You can flick your finger on the trackpad, and end up on the other side of the screen. With the Magic Mouse, I had to pick it up 2-3 times to fully pull the cursor from one side of the 27" iMac to the other.
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Old Jul 30th, 2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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ARS has a decent review up too:

Magic Trackpad or tragic Mac pad? A review

Though it ends with a "no-one really needs this..." the points are good, such as:

"I find myself splitting my time between a 27" iMac and a 13" MacBook Pro... I use a Magic Mouse and the multitouch trackpad that is built into my MacBook Pro. I constantly find myself trying to perform multitouch gestures—ones that only work on Apple's trackpad—on the mouse, and find myself regularly wishing for a better input device on my desktop."

I'm in the same boat (though on a 15" MBP ) and I love being able to Multi-Touch on my desktop now. I got a Magic Mouse at launch and I've loved it less and less the more I used it. I tried Better Touch Tool and Magic Prefs with varying degrees of success. Magic Trackpad has it all for me. If I want to do hardcore script/text editing, for sure I'll still use a regular mouse (logitech Bluetooth FTW!), but for day to day, the Magic Trackpad now has my business
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Old Jul 30th, 2010, 02:19 PM   #7
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I've been waiting for one of these for years. I got mine today and so far I'm very happy with it. It's a bit big, but I can get used to it I think I much prefer this to a magic mouse as well ... the MM is too small for my liking (as in too thin, not tall enough for my big hands).
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one thing that i would like to see is a USB version of the magic trackpad.

Besides aesthetics, i don't see any benefit to it being bluetooth.

I just hate replacing batteries. always happens at the worst time.
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Old Jul 30th, 2010, 03:37 PM   #9
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I am very interested in this device, nice to hear such good reviews.
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one thing that i would like to see is a USB version of the magic trackpad.

Besides aesthetics, i don't see any benefit to it being bluetooth.

I just hate replacing batteries. always happens at the worst time.
Agreed. That's why Apple wants you to buy their $29 Battery Charger. Their advice: two in the keyboard, two in the trackpad and two charging at all times.
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