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Has Apple reinvented the mouse?

 
 
Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 05:37 pm
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b]Magic Trackpad: Apple reinvents the mouse[/b]
The Magic Trackpad is Apple's take on the mouse. But the device is unlikely to wow anyone who has used a Mac laptop.

http://www.csmonitor.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/0727-applemagic/8383617-1-eng-US/0727-applemagic_full_600.jpg



For the rest of the article:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2010/0727/Magic-Trackpad-Apple-reinvents-the-mouse

I wonder if this can be as practical and useful as a drawing tablet digital artists and engineers use to create detailed drawings. I also wonder if Apple has the guts to allow compatibility to PC... I hope so because it's one of the most intriguing computer accessories I have seen in a long time.

I would love to try out practicing creative drawing on this if its possible.
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 06:03 pm
I have a MacBook with that tracking mouse thing and I find it annoying. I use a mouse-mouse instead. In some situations it's useful, like scrolling through pages and pages of things (documents, photos), but it's so sensitive that you often find yourself somewhere else!
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 06:15 pm
It looks too daunting for it to be practical for most computer users - without any buttons.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 06:19 pm
@Mame,
Mame wrote:

I have a MacBook with that tracking mouse thing and I find it annoying. I use a mouse-mouse instead.


Say it ain't so MAME!!

A mouse-mouse?!
http://geekologie.com/2007/04/mouse-mouse.jpg
Crying or Very sad

I never expected you to be the brutal type! Shocked
http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-Mouse!/
sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 06:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
Just went to the Apple store today and messed around with it. I was underwhelmed.

I think it could have its uses for sure but I prefer a mouse for most purposes.

(I have a new computer!!! Finally!!! I still have to get the thing set UP, but I have one! And a free iPod touch AND a free wireless all-in-one printer/ scanner/ copier too, woo!)
Mame
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 06:30 pm
@tsarstepan,
Uh... that looks more like a hamster, bubba.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 06:32 pm
@sozobe,
I'm saddened by your implication sozobe that you are a Mac. I am, of course, am a PC. I guess that makes us enemies. Crying or Very sad

It was nice knowing you. Sad
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 06:33 pm
@Mame,
All I know is I didn't perform taxidermy on that hideously disgusting thing.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 07:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm not nothin. I have some Mac stuff but I refuse to say I AM a Mac. Ptooey.

(If you're all PC-y, why are you admiring the enemy's trackpad?)
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 08:39 pm
@sozobe,
I never said I was a particularly loyal PC.... Razz Wink
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 28 Jul, 2010 09:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

I'm saddened by your implication sozobe that you are a Mac. I am, of course, am a PC. I guess that makes us enemies. Crying or Very sad

It was nice knowing you. Sad

Why the polarization? Can't we just install Linux on all our computers and get along?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jul, 2010 04:09 am
@Thomas,
Thomas, just hope the adage "the enemy of my enemy is my ally" doesn't apply to Linux as then the future will hold an uneasy alliance of Macs and PC's fighting side by side against the forces of Geeky Evil Linux!
http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs41/i/2009/023/a/b/Os_war_choose_your_poison_by_Nick_os.png
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chai2
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jul, 2010 05:22 am
I don't like that apple version either.

I use a tracker ball.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Thu 29 Jul, 2010 06:14 am
@tsarstepan,
I love the iTouch technology, and I love track pads. But I also prefer trackball devices to the standard mouse. At home I use a wireless thumb trackball from Logitech. That way I don't have to lean over a desk all the time to work the computer.
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