Mobee Magic Numpad for Apple Magic Trackpad

Mobee Magic Numpad for Apple Magic Trackpad

A$49.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 39 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Designed for Apple Magic Trackpad

    Place any of the Magic Numpad films on your Magic Trackpad and then install the free software and you'll instantaneously get both Trackpad and Numpad functionality in one device.

    Three custom layouts

    You get three high-technology Magic Films that let you choose the type of functionality you want. Each film incorporates three exclusive layers: A bubble-proof re-usable material on the bottom, an ultra-soft antiglare material on top and high-quality printed "keys" in the middle for full protection. One film gives you a classic Numpad plus a Trackpad area; another provides a full Numpad (similar to the numeric keypad on an extended keyboard); and another offers the full Numpad along with six customisable keys.

    Calculator mode

    A special feature allows the Magic Numpad to display a calculator on your screen to allow simple calculations without typing formulas into Excel.

    Included software

    Thanks to the Software Serial Card included, you can activate the downloaded software.

  • Highlights

    • Works exclusively with the Apple Magic Trackpad
    • Three different films/layouts
    • Transparent and Calculator modes
    • Free software included
    • Save space by integrating a Numpad with your Magic Trackpad
  • Did you notice?

    You get three high-technology Magic Films that let you choose the type of functionality you want.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Adding numeric keypad and simple calculator functionality to your Apple Magic Trackpad.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Three different Numpad films (NUM10, NUM20, NUM30)
    • Software Serial Number card
    • Black permanent pen
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Small cardboard bubble remover (for use when applying the films)
  • Tech Specs

    • Height: 3 cm
    • Width: 15 cm
    • Weight: 136 g
    • Length: 15 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 610563327522

    Non-Apple Branded products / Third Party Products

    • Note: Apple's One Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer's warranty provided by the product manufacturer - Please see your product box and literature for details. Rights under the product manufacturer's warranty are in addition, and not instead of, any rights that you have under consumer protection laws.

    Manufacturer Note

    • Apple Magic Trackpad not included

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Not horrible, but needs better execution

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been using Mobee's Magic Numpad for over a month now - and my overall impression is... it's ok. Like any product, there's go I've been using Mobee's Magic Numpad for over a month now - and my overall impression is... it's ok. Like any product, there's good and bad with it, so I thought I'd outline exactly what I've found so far:

    The good:
    - comes with three different overlays (choice is always nice)
    - quick, easy access on/off button (allows use of trackpad as normal)
    - offers numberpad to my wireless keyboard (just like wired one has)
    - instant calculator button (I use this a lot)

    The bad:
    - expensive, especially for what it is (vinyl and small app)
    - doesn't "exactly" match the wireless keyboard aesthetics

    The ugly:
    - doesn't always pick up my taps (about 90% accurate though)
    - hard to read (if you have to look at the keys, which you probably do)

    To improve this product, Mobee needs to make it cheaper ($19.99 with free shipping would be a much more palatable price point)... Mobee, you aren't Apple. Also, make the number keys a more solid/opaque white, put a thin black line around them and black numbers on top. This will make it MUCH easier to read and perfectly match the wireless keyboard. Depending on your lighting conditions, the current translucent white/clear keys can be almost impossible to read. Plus, because these aren't real physical keys, you always "have" to look at them while typing - so maximum visibility is a must!

    As for it's accuracy - this is occasionally frustrating. It's way too easy to mistakenly hit numbers, or tap too lightly. Which makes for a lot of unnecessary correcting. Like I say, I'm probably about 90% accurate - vs 98% on a physical keypad (to be fair, I'll probably get a bit better over time). But still, the software could use some improvement.

    Overall, I have found it handy on more than one occasion (doing my taxes for example). But there are still a few too many glitches to make this a standout product. I applaude Mobee for trying to make really nice Apple-like accessories... and the Magic Numpad is a good idea - it just needs better execution.

    • Written by from Victoria

    228 of 245 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not horrible, but needs better execution
  • Does not work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not work. As simple as that. I have to enter and exit numpad mode using the Apple keyboard, and when I'm in numpad mode It does not work. As simple as that. I have to enter and exit numpad mode using the Apple keyboard, and when I'm in numpad mode none of the "keys" work. Their support site is rife with similar complaints. So basically all this functions as is a way to disable my magic trackpad. I'll be calling Apple in the morning to return it. Don't waste your money.

    • Written by from SHORELINE

    144 of 168 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Does not work
  • You can NOT "count" on it...

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The taps, the misses, the duplication ... you can't rely on the accuracy at all.

    • Written by from MIAMI BEACH

    136 of 156 people found this useful

    Was this useful? You can NOT "count" on it...
  • Overlays need work... software OK but could be better.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a great idea but both overlays & software could use some work. Biggest problem for me was the overlays... the keys printed This is a great idea but both overlays & software could use some work. Biggest problem for me was the overlays... the keys printed on the overlays appear as a dull white color when the overlay is applied to the trackpad, Rather than printing the numbers & letter in black on the keys, they are clear areas (translucent) and hard to see against the silver background. The software installs an icon the task bar which you have to click to toggle between trackpad mode & calculator mode. These functions can't be used simultaneously... it's a bit awkward at best.

    If you want to be totally Bluetooth, you may want to try the Apple Wireless Keyboard, Belkin YourType Wireless Keypad, and Apple Magic Trackpad. However, the best solution for my setup was going back to the Apple USB keyboard & Apple Magic Trackpad for the iMac at home and the Apple Wireless Keyboard & Belkin keypad for the iPad at work... live & learn.

    • Written by from Rosamond

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Overlays need work... software OK but could be better.
  • Doesn't function as a real replacement for a keypad

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased product as it was a bit cheaper than a wireless number keypad and I was getting rid of my wired keyboard. I use the nu I purchased product as it was a bit cheaper than a wireless number keypad and I was getting rid of my wired keyboard. I use the number pad a fair bit but this is basically unusable for me.

    Very slow to react, if you hit numbers at speed does not always register. If you use the number pad regularly would not recommend.

    • Written by from Dublin

    13 of 14 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Doesn't function as a real replacement for a keypad
  • Just doesn't work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have owned this product for several years but never got the software to consistently recognize where i was pressing on the track I have owned this product for several years but never got the software to consistently recognize where i was pressing on the trackpad. I couldn't even switch it off as it didn't recognize when I pressed the area on the trackpad devoted to switching between numpad and trackpad mode. Plus the numpad works in only a limited number of applications. Don't waste your money - great idea but hopeless execution. Guess I have to find a wireless keyboard with proper numerical keypad now

    • Written by from Rye

    5 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Just doesn't work

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