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its really not that comfortable to use the macbook pro's trackpad due to it being in the center, and I prefer my right hand off to the side a little
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    its really not that comfortable to use the macbook pro's trackpad due to it being in the center, and I prefer my right hand off to the side a little more. Exactly why I use a mouse.

    And guys, just cause you don't have a use for it doesn't mean that someone else doesn't need one.


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    i wouldn't mind trying it out with my iMac

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    Quote Originally Posted by willryan42 View Post
    I don't understand the hype about this thing (besides that it's a new product from Apple so naturally everyone wants it). It's just a giant trackpad, isn't it? I'm using a macbook pro, and I'd use a wireless mouse over my trackpad anyday, so why buy this thing?

    Using trackpads is typically a lot slower and less efficient than using a mouse....
    Gestures! I like that I can use this and the magic mouse. Apple or not I love thr mbp gestures.

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    I guess I am the first official fence rider on this one. I naturally love using a mouse since that is what we all first learned to use. However, I have learned to love using the track pad on my MBP. It is totally not a "need" but if I got it as a gift from someone (or if somehow I got one for free) I would mos def use it.
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    This is awesome.

    I've been waiting for something like this.

    When I connect my macbook pro to the tv or something I'd like to have something to control it and a mouse isn't always the easiest option, especially in bed. haha.

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    I am hoping the Apple stores have some to test out. I plan on going there this weekend to try a demo one.

    Possibily getting one.

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    Anyone know if this will work for windows?

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    It will function like a regular mouse but no gesture support; for XP.

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    Ooo...I might get one...

    but NOT for gaming!
    Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeiPod View Post
    Ooo...I might get one...

    but NOT for gaming!
    I'd love to see a video of someone playing a fps or Portal using this

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.nash View Post
    This is awesome.

    I've been waiting for something like this.

    When I connect my macbook pro to the tv or something I'd like to have something to control it and a mouse isn't always the easiest option, especially in bed. haha.
    I was thinking the same thing...

    Then I saw the previous poster saying something about an airmouse app for his iPhone so I downloaded that and cancelled my order! I love the trackpad on my Macbook Pro, but I just saved $70 AND I have one less gadget I need to worry about . There are several to choose from in the App store (I got Air Mouse) and mine works great. I can't wait to try it out next movie night!

    I still might buy this later for my iMac... I'm not sure though. As much as I love my MBP trackpad, I sort of enjoy the PC feel of my Logitec MX Revolution when switching over to the iMac. It's one of the only things (along with my Klipsch 4.1 Pro Media speakers) I've kept from my PC days .

    Quote Originally Posted by jamriman View Post
    Or perhaps just buy the air mouse app for the iPad. Not sure about pinching though.
    Hey thanks! This works great with the iPhone 4 too .
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    why ar epeople getting this hah to each his own but come on more efficient mouse or a track pad? i use a mouse any day hah in fact i rarely use my track pad unless i'm outside of my apartment otherwise i'm always using my mouse

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    That is why I am going to go to Apple and test drive one first.

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    i wonder if itll support handwriting recognition like the macbook's trackpad...if it does, im in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolduckey View Post
    Anyone know if this will work for windows?

    It should, it's just a regular mouse. Apple pushed out an update for the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleye View Post
    Think I might get one of these for my iMac just to try it out. Looks fun!? Kinda weird tho... its like Apple knows people aren't quite ready for full touch-screen OSX so they put this out to sort of help people learn so that way in the future they can release a full touch OSX and be like, "Look! You already know how to use this! Its so EASY!"
    Exactly if any one hasnt seen it yet Apple has been conditioning and spoon feeding us. Great tactic, it's a nice way of moving everyone to the future and before you realize it we're already there. Thank you Apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by singularityq View Post
    Exactly if any one hasnt seen it yet Apple has been conditioning and spoon feeding us. Great tactic, it's a nice way of moving everyone to the future and before you realize it we're already there. Thank you Apple
    Yes, because enlarging a technology that have existed since the early 90's means Apple cares so much about making their customers future proof... It's just smart marketing on their side that pushes products like these to skyrocket in sales even though they serve no good purpose. And yes, people love that Apple logo on their products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirTimothy1 View Post
    I'd love to see a video of someone playing a fps or Portal using this
    into masochism, are we?

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    I'm with everyone else here, just apple trying to drain your wallets. Spend a few extra bucks and get some actual function out of it if you need a track pad: [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Wacom-Bamboo-Touch-Small-Tablet/dp/B002OOWC3S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1280332598&sr =8-2"]Wacom Bamboo[/ame]

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    Seems pointless, but Apple lovers will eat it up, no doubt.

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