Magic Mouse vs. Magic Trackpad - Which one is better?

Are you a new Apple user, who is confused and looking for expert’s advice before purchasing among Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad. Both are Apple's versions of computer navigation devices featuring multi-touch gesture support. In both the devices, you can move the pointer around on the Mac. It will allow you to swipe up, then down, left, and right, and you can also customize settings to have a perfect personal experience. Read this article till the end and I am sure that your confusion will be answered easily and you can make your choice as per the need. One should always select devices as per their requirement like Magic Mouse is mostly preferable for small spaces, while the Magic Trackpad is better for full gesture movement. While using Mac, if you realize that your keyboard is not performing well don’t worry you can connect with the experts of Repair my phone today for all sorts of Macbook pro keyboard replacement and other fixes.

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Do you want to the differences between Mouse vs. trackpad?

The most common difference between the Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad is that one device is just a mouse, while the other one is a trackpad. While using the mouse, you can allow your hand to rest on the curved surface and for moving the pointer your arm should move the pointer up, down, to the left, and to the right. In the case of the Magic Trackpad, the pointer should move around by swiping with one finger on the surface.

Before making the new purchase of any pointer peripheral one should always think for their computing needs? think about how much space you have?. Do you have enough space for a trackpad that is about 6 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep? In case you don’t have then the Magic Mouse is better. If your finger suffers from cramping, then using a mouse is not always a smart choice, especially for the user’s who have the pinky finger issue? To avoid such a scenario trackpad should be your only choice


Magic Mouse 2

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Force Touch support




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Arm saving vs. space saving

In terms of comfortableness, one should always purchase a trackpad measuring about 6 x 4.5 inches. This trusts me one of the best choices that you can have if your desktop has enormous space. It is one best device that I also personally recommend to everyone. This is a bit impossible for almost everyone to keep your hand resting in the same place for long periods like you do on a mouse, which is overall better on your hands unless you're specifically using an ergonomic mouse. To move the pointer you don't have to move the whole arm. For the Trackpad users, you need to move the surface of your desk. A mouse (or a mouse pad) is what you use to move around on the screen. With the use of a trackpad, your finger does the walking.

If your space is limited, and the area of your desktop is small, then in that scenario the Magic Trackpad will be too big for you. In such cases, an apple magic mouse for mac devices will solve the actual purpose. With this, you require space to move them around on, but there's a level of flexibility that is not available with the Magic Trackpad. Suppose you're using the Magic Keyboard along with Number Pad, then there might be space issue or you might have limited space on that tray to keep your keyboard and trackpad, in such case you can make it work with the use of a mouse.

If we talk about portable then the Magic Mouse is more portable. It can easily lift with the same hand you navigate with, move it to a different surface, and continue clicking without missing a beat. You can also carry it in your back pocket and take it with you anywhere. The Magic Trackpad size is a little too big to pick up with one hand easily, and it can’t fit in your back pocket.

Gestures vs. Force Touch

Both the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad maintain almost all of the same type gestures, like swiping between pages and full apps, scrolling with one finger, and double-tapping to access Mission Control.

The user’s of Magic Trackpad, has a few cool gestures advantage, like pinch-to-zoom and rotating images. It also supports Force Touch, which is a sort of like 3D Touch on an iPhone. For this, you need to click on the trackpad surface and followed by a press down. The moments it's triggered you will feel the second sort of click.


If you're purchasing a new Mac desktop, the Magic Mouse is a no-brainer. It comes with every Mac desktop. To make a purchase of Magic Trackpad in addition, then it will cost you somewhere around $50. If you want both the Magic Mouse and the Magic Trackpad, then somewhere a total of $129 for both you have to pay. That's feasible if you're buying a new Mac desktop.

Cases like buying a new Mac laptop or already having a desktop, then the price of both will go up. The Magic Trackpad is still more costly as compared to the Magic Mouse. To have better clarity of the price you can connect with the experts of apple magic trackpad 3 for MacBook. They will guide you with the best available market value.

Charging while working

With the launch of Magic Mouse 2, Apple did this unusual change and set the charging port on the bottom side of the mouse. This was the only place where they could place the port to keep the iconic low-profile design. 

If you are using the Magic Mouse 2 then while it's charging you can’t use it. For its usage, you have to wait a minimum of 15 minutes for it to boost up. That will be enough for you to finish the current project, Once the work is done you can plug it in for the night for the next day task. On the other hand, Magic Trackpad can still be used while charging it. This way you will never lose productivity while in the middle of something important.

Thanks for reading till the end, hopefully, the above information has cleared your confusion. Both the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad are perfect on Mac because they support certain gestures which are offered by no other mouse or trackpad support so either one is going to make you happy. I personally recommend choosing based on the requirements but if you ask me I prefer the Magic Trackpad for most of my work. I have both and use them both interchangeably at my desk. If you still need any other assistance related to any other Apple device like the apple magic keyboard, apple magic trackpad, and much more, then feel free to connect with the experts of Repair my phone today. We are one of the best place solutions providers for all fixes related to PS4, iPhone, laptops, Mac devices, and much more.

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