Apple Magic Trackpad MC380Z/A
More useful than a mouse, nearly everytime
I received this with my late 2012 iMac.
I was a bit dubious of moving from a mouse to a trackpad but I needn't have been.
From the numerous gestures it has, its far more useful than a mouse, don't get me wrong, the mouse in certain applications that require fine control would probably be better suited to a mouse. And that's the reason I still use a mouse for fine work like photo editing and video editing.
When surfing for example I can swipe left or right with two fingers to go back and forward pages, three finger swipe up show Mission Control. A two fingered left swipe from the right edge shows Notification Centre. There are numerous other gestures, some of which are on the back of the trackpad's packaging, but others can be easily found by doing a internet search.
The iMac is my first Mac (I've been a Windows user for 10 years) and with the iMac, trackpad, Mac OS, the move has been an absolute pleasure.
I would recommend the trackpad over the mouse everytime, but I would still recommend having a mouse spare though, so that if you run into an application that requires fine control (such as photo editing or video editing) a mouse in this scenario might be better than the trackpad.
The trackpad's whole surface is a button so this allows for a lot of different functions. The trackpad takes 2 AA batteries (which come supplied) but I purchased the Apple Battery charger to use when the supplied non rechargeable batteries eventually run out.
The trackpad is typical Apple, i.e. beautifully designed, well made, and a joy to use.
I highly recommend it!
17 April 2013
OK but did I need it?
I had read reports that the track pad was much better to use than the smart mouse that comes as part of the iMac I had ordered. Also being a happy MacBook user I had grown to love its trackpad so I added it to my order.
I do use it often, especially in the evening as I have it set up for light touch and so does not make noise when clicked, important to me as I have iMac in living room and often use it when family watching TV.
But the Smart Mouse is also very good to use, and better when doing photo editing, so in hind sight I would have been better saving the money.
23 January 2013
Trackpad did what it says on the box!. Efficient delivery from JL as usual.
16 November 2012
excellent piece of kit.
The trackpad is one of the best items i have bought,easy to use and responds instantly,i will not be going back to a mouse again.
16 July 2012
Apple Magic Trackpad
I used click and collect to get the mouse the next day and process worked perfectly, I have even got back my 1 hour parking fee.
The mouse itself is great to use and enables me perform quick and easy actions on multiple documents and spreadsheets. Really useful for surfing the web and swiping back and forward between pages.
I do still use a traditional mouse as actions between two monitors are easier with a traditional mouse.
I highly recommend this mouse to people who want to combine the functionality of a mouse and trackpad!
08 July 2012
Apple Magic Trackpad MC380Z/A
Excellent Quality, Excellent service delivery to store fast and uncomplicated
09 June 2012
Extremely easy to use....
I bought this track pad along with my iMac. The track pad was a piece of cake to set up. Although I have a mouse too, I like to swap between the two.
05 June 2012
If you already use a touch iPhone or iPad, the Trackpad will be second nature for you. Not totally necessary but once used, you'll not go back to a mouse.
02 May 2012