I really don’t like Apple‘s use of the word “magic” in their advertising campaigns. To me, personally, it’s a stupid choice of adjective: the “Magic Mouse,” the “Magic Trackpad,” and how “Magical” the iPad is. I wish they would ditch the “M” word. It just sounds childish to me.
I do not like a mouse, of any kind. The “Magic Mouse” was the best mouse I’ve used, but it constantly had connectivity issues! I have always preferred to use a trackball. I don’t enjoy moving my hand all over a desktop surface. In this regard, the “Magic Trackpad’ is a dream.
Here are the things I like about it:
- I’ve yet to come across anything a mouse does that this trackpad will not do. In fact it does more things than any mouse I’ve ever used will do.
- I love they way it feels to the touch.
- While it is larger than the trackpad on my MacBook Pro, it still has a small footprint.
- I can easily move my cursor anywhere on my large 27″ monitors (2560 x 1600) , from corner to corner.
- I can rotate, pinch and zoom, zoom the screen, page back and forth, bring up the application switcher, scroll, and activate ExposÃ© using the trackpad. I can also point, click, double click, right click, as well as click and drag so easily with intuitive touches and finger slides.
I find the new trackpad vastly superior to the “Magic Mouse” and even my Kennsington trackball. In fact, I like it more than any mouse-type device I’ve ever used. This baby rocks!
- Magic Trackpad review (engadget.com)
- Apple Magic Trackpad first impressions (boygeniusreport.com)
- Apple Unveils Its Magic Trackpad (shoppingblog.com)
- Apple Magic Trackpad unboxing (unboxing.gearlive.com)
- Apple’s Magic Trackpad Signals The End Of The Mouse Era (MG Siegler/TechCrunch) (techmeme.com)