Trackpads swap the constant movements of your wrist that you’d make pointing and clicking with your mouse for more fluid swiping, scrolling, and gesturing. The experience is more natural and comfortable and usually uses no wires. Furthermore, on an external trackpad, you get even more surface area than your laptop. We’ve looked for a dozen different pads for use on your computer (including mice and keyboards with incorporated trackpad features). They are ideal for a host of tasks, from picture editing to web browsing. Check them here:
Microsoft Arc Mouse
This Microsoft touchpad provides you with the world’s best. You can scroll vertically or horizontally, and just use your computer’s cursor as usual, as both a mouse and as a sensitive trackpad.
It is compact, portable, and we love it. It even folds down for easy carriage. For those who want to work at coffee shops, airports, or wherever there is a Wi-Fi signal, the Arc Touch Mouse is a great option. $59 at Amazon.
Apple Magic Trackpad 2
We recommend a very specific trackPad called the Magic Trackpad if you own a Mac computer or Chromebook. The largest surface area of any trackpad is 6 inches long and 4.5 inches deep. Moreover, it’s fitted with a battery that’s going to last longer than 2 months.
As you would expect, it works as well as the MacBook trackpad. I edit images in Photoshop on a daily basis and prefer my mouse. Clicks and taps can easily be recognized on the trackpad, and many gestures are supported and roll like the dream. $123 at Amazon.
Logitech K400 Plus Touchpad Wireless Keyboard
You can not go bad with this Logitech option if you have your computer hooked up to a TV and need a wireless keyboard with an integrated trackpad for couch-based surfing. The option works best on PCs, is slight, lightweight, and cost-efficient.
It’s 30-foot long and powered by a pair of AA batteries included. The batteries last 18 months before they need to be replaced. We like to have many hotkeys to adjust the volume or the playback of music easily. $27 at Amazon.