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Good responsive Trackpad, but I'm not sure anyone would prefer this one to the apple-made equivalent
on 27 April 2013
I got this trackpad as part of my home computer set-up. At work I have the official Apple Trackpad as part of my set-up and so I thought I'd do a comparison between the two, as I would imagine that this is what most people are also considering.
I found little difference between the two devices with regards to general functionality. The logitech track pad is as responsive as Apple's and gives access to all the same multi-touch controls (two finger scroll, three finger change full screen windows, 5 finger spread to show desktop, 5 finger pinch to go to launch pad etc...).
One-finger and two-finger clicking works the same on both devices, though I do find that the logitech click was less pronounced. I.e. less of a solid click. I find this less satisfying and prefer Apple's.
Both connect easily over bluetooth, but the logitech version isn't as good as waking up the computer as the Apple one. You really need to use the keyboard instead. Also, whereas for Apple in the bluetooth settings you can see the remaining battery, you don't get this for the logitech.
The Apple one generally last 3 weeks of every day use on the rechargeable. For the logitech, after a week or two of continuous use I couldn't get the battery to drop-off. Also, there's no way to see the %-age left so it's impossible to know. That being said, it's also less of an issue as you can easily simply charge up via the mini USB cable.
I actually find that the Apple trackpad can become quite uncomfortable to use after long periods of time. Your wrist is left in a slightly uncomfortable position. The logitech pad has a shallower angle and is therefore much more comfortable. Design wise, they are similar, though the Logitech's black plastic backing will offend a few Apple fan-boys, not to mention the fact that they have put their logo on the track pad itself (and you can't remove it)
Apple: c.£50 on Amazon (£59 at the apple store) but to replace the rechargeable functionality you'll need to the Apple rechargeable batteries at .£25 for £75-£84 total.
Overall, It's a nice bit of kit with a few (very) minor flaws. If saving £20 is important to you or if you find the Apple one uncomfortable then this might be a good alternative. Though if saving £20 is important you probably shouldn't have bought a mac in the first place...