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Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380LL/A)


Pros: Good alternative device for people with disabilities who get tendonitis from prolonged mousing

Cons: Inconsistent features with Mac system upgrades



This is a great product. It has made it possible for me to work again, having been partially disabled by recurring tendonitis from the strain of using a mouse or trackball all day long.


However, with the latest OS X system upgrades, tap-drag has gone away and has been replaced by three-finger drag. This is difficult to get used to, difficult to coordinate with my fingers, and slows my productivity. Why do away with something that is working?


Might I suggest and request that Apple brings back the earlier tap-drag feature, and lets the user choose which drag option to use in track-pad preferences?


Pros: Easy to use. Highly versatile! Looks sweet!

Cons: Some of the gestures are not consistant. Not pressure sensitve

One of the things I'v e learned in the Apple store is 'look, but don't touch'. I know, I know that they actually encourage you to touch and touch a lot. The thing is once you touch it, you've got to have it and if there was ever a device you should keep your fingers off of, its this one. Once you run your fingers across this brushed aluminum slab, it is all over with. One finger, two fingers, three fingers, four! Pinch, swipe, back and forth, left to right, up and down!. Yes, it is technical porn. I don't even have a mouse anymore. Just my wired keyboard and this wireless wonder. 

What gets me is that it looks so minimal and yet it is so highly functional in the Apple kind of way. In the same way the iPhone has wrecked me for other phones (more than one button now frightens and confuses me), the Apple Magic Trackpad has wrecked me for mice (mouses?). I love that it sits where it sits and you don't have to worry about running out of real estate like you can with a mouse I also like the size of it compared to the size of a trackpad on a laptop. 

The only thing I don't care for is that sometimes it gets kinda jerky and that can be annoying and I don't know of a quick fix for that, not even a restart. Also it would be nice if the battery strength was more easily available in the menu bar like the Airplay menu.


Pros: is cool especially with lion installed on mac and all of its different gestures and things like mission control

Cons: can take a little while to get used to unless you are used to using the trackpad on laptops alot

This is a cool mac accessory. This product works good with mac os x lion and will also work good with the new mountain lion. The magic trackpad is like having a bigger version of the mac laptop trackpad but wireless and bigger with 2 batteries. With the magic track pad and mac os x lion it lets you do things like lots of gestures, zoom into web pages etc easily with a pinch on your iMac etc computer , use mission control easyer, access the dash board with just a swipe, access all desktops etc with a 3 finger swipe up , stroll down web pages, documents etc with just 2 fingers going either up or down of the trackpad. This is good for if you have a desktop mac with lion or later installed on it and want a mouse for it that is like the laptop trackpad with all its gestures etc is a cool accessory to have.


p.s. goes good with wireless keyboard to and the apple battery charger that comes with rechargeable batteries that last for whiles and save you money from having to buy replacement batteries often.

Apple Magic Trackpad (MC380LL/A)

The new Magic Trackpad is 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. And it supports a full set of gestures, 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. And inertial scrolling makes moving up and down a page more natural than ever. Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one.

BindingPersonal Computers
CatalogNumberList|CatalogNumberListElementITE-APPMC380LL-A-SDI|1 ITE-APPMC380LLA-SDI|1 MC380LL/A
FeatureMagic 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.
Item Height0.72 inches
Item Length5.17 inches
Item Width5.12 inches
LabelApple Computer
ManufacturerApple Computer
Package Height1 inches
Package Length5.6 inches
Package Weight0.55 pounds
Package Width5.4 inches
PublisherApple Computer
StudioApple Computer
TitleApple Magic Trackpad
Item Weight0.31 pounds
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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