Mouse or Trackpad?

Trying to decide whether to go with an Apple Magic Mouse or Trackpad? Both do pretty much the same things, from moving the pointer around, to enabling the user to swipe up and down and from side to side. Plus, they both allow for settings that are customizable to your own personal preferences. Either are a good choice and both come with their own set of pros and cons…

First-off, you need to consider how much space you have. A trackpad will require 6 x 4 ½ inches of space and nicely accommodates sweeping movements, while a mouse is more adaptable to small spaces. With a trackpad, you are working with a larger, virtually flat surface which won’t require you to move your entire arm around or leave your hand in the same place for long periods of time, so it may be more comfortable for you. However, keep in mind that the mouse, which can easily be tossed in your pocket, is more portable; and you can lift and move your mouse to an entirely different surface with the same hand, all without interrupting whatever action you are performing.

The battery life of an Apple Magic Mouse is about two months, while you will get about one month out of your Apple Magic Trackpad. However, the mouse offers poor charging port placement. This inconvenient port is placed on the bottom so you can’t use your mouse while it is charging. The trackpad can still be used while it is charging. The trackpad also offers a few more cool options, like pinch and zoom and image rotating, but when it comes to your pocketbook, the mouse is the cheaper of the two options.

Still can’t decide on whether you want the Apple Magic Mouse or Trackpad? Get both and use them interchangeably!