More control at your fingertips.
Magic Trackpad gives you a whole new way to control what’s on your Mac desktop computer. When you perform gestures, you actually interact with what’s on your screen. You feel closer to your content, and moving around feels completely natural. Swiping through pages on screen is just like flipping through pages in a magazine, and inertial scrolling senses the momentum in your fingers as you move up and down a page.
More to touch, more to love.
Your fingers will fall for the Magic Trackpad. It’s made with smooth, wear-resistant glass that feels great to the touch. And it’s nearly 80 percent larger than the built-in trackpad on the MacBook Pro, giving you plenty of room to perform gestures. Because the entire surface of Magic Trackpad is a button, you can click on objects just as you would using a traditional mouse. And Magic Trackpad sits at the same height and angle as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, so you can go from trackpad to keyboard in one seamless motion.
Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in conjunction with the Apple Wireless Keyboard for a cable-free, uncluttered workspace. And if you feel like venturing away from your desk, Magic Trackpad maintains a reliable and secure connection up to 33 feet away from your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Magic Trackpad
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Height: 0.18 - 0.72 in./0.46 - 1.83 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13.01 cm
- Weight: (without batteries): 4.94 ounces/140.05 g
- Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
- A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
- Latest Magic Trackpad software update
Ratings & Reviews
Surfin' from the couch! SWEET!
As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrib As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrible. Even nice mice like the magic mouse have trouble tracking unless I use a lap desk and mouse pad, which isn't the most comfortable solution. With this, I can surf in comfort and give all of my iMac-using buddies Mac envy!
Besides, with all of the multitouch gestures on the pad, this is the most versatile pointing device Apple makes! Here's hoping they make an iOS-based Apple TV and then make the touchpad a gaming controller too! …
- Written by Richard F from Lancaster
2431 of 2778 people found this useful
After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow all of the same features. This is a great addition to my bluetooth keyboard & compliments my Waycom pad for photo work. I'm not sure if it's really 'worth' the upgrade over the magic mouse, but it is nice to have such a large gesture-based surface, much like the iPad. Props to Apple for thinking outside the box on this one, although the possibility & 'idea' of this technology could have happened a few years ago. …
- Written by Lucas G from Ringgold
1698 of 2107 people found this useful
finally, an ergonomic film editing solution
I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for s I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for some time that is suspended from the desk just above my knees but I had to reach up the the MBP to use the trackpad. This Magic Trackpad is the gadget I've been asking Apple for! …
- Written by Pete B from Phoenix
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Amazing, but wears out fast
I'm on my 4th one in about 16 months. I've tried the Wacom "Pen and Touch" as well. It is remarkable how much more sensitive and s I'm on my 4th one in about 16 months. I've tried the Wacom "Pen and Touch" as well. It is remarkable how much more sensitive and smooth and amazing this magic pad is than anything by wacom- and I have an older Wacom pro too. I didn't appreciate how natural the gestures with the track pad are until I had the wacom- which has clunky gestures in comparison.
Biggest complaint: the magic track pad's physical spring wears out every 3 months. Its a kick in the nuts every time it happens. It starts sticking a little, then a little more, then you click and it wont pop up ever again- done. :( To me, it is disgusting to have to buy a new one roughly 4 times a year, hence my foray into wacom land....but alas, this is still the winner. …
- Written by Jonathan P from Milwaukee
Amazingly user friendly
I am a fierce user of Mice. I'm a gamer and mice are more convenient.
I purchased my iMac a couple months ago and chose to keep I am a fierce user of Mice. I'm a gamer and mice are more convenient.
I purchased my iMac a couple months ago and chose to keep it with the trackpad. OMG, I was so right !
Super comfy, it sits right next the Apple keyboard and at the same height. It sold with batteries in it and although not rechargeable, they lasted 2 whole months without issue.
It's fast, it's natural to use (you can configure almost everything in it), the gestures are so convenient it's worth taking some time to learn them.
It doesn't get dirty, it doesn't feel fragile, it's sensitive enough to just need to be slightly touched if needed, it's big enough that you don't need to drop and get back to scroll for a whole screen.
I even surprise myself using it for some of my less demanding games (like MMORTS, like Stronghold Kingdoms...).
Excellent product. …
- Written by Gregoire B from Findlay
AWESOME EVERYWHERE MOUSE
At first I was skeptical about this over the Magic Mouse, but after reading several good reviews about this product and seeing as At first I was skeptical about this over the Magic Mouse, but after reading several good reviews about this product and seeing as how I will be using this with my Macbook Air for school and need something ULTRA portable, I decided on the Trackpad. I can definitely tell you that within using this for 5 hours, the trackpad is the BEST! I love the gestures and how I can use this on the couch or on my lap. SUPERB QUALITY APPLE! :) AWESOME! …
- Written by Matt K from Pompton Plains
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can you right click with the magic trackpad ?
- Asked by Paul N from Oakville
Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as the right click and you can also check "Secondary tap" under the Two finger options. This means that whenever you tap two fingers at the same time, the system will recognize that as the right click.
It's very easy to configure what you want one, two, three, and even four finger tapping and swiping to accomplish. System Preferences is where these configurations are made. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles
Does the magic trackpad work better than the magic mouse?
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
Well, for me personally, I never unpacked my Magic Mouse after working with my Magic Trackpad for a Well, for me personally, I never unpacked my Magic Mouse after working with my Magic Trackpad for a few hours. However, that's subjective and merely my own opinion. I have read that some people like to use both, depending on what they do on their Mac's.
Battery life is also not that great with the Trackpad. I purchased the Apple battery charger and believe me, between the wireless keyboard, the Magic Mouse, and the Trackpad, it won't take long until it will pay for itself. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles
Does this work with my "early 2008" iMac? Not sure it has bluetooth. I do have a wireless setup and 10.7.5 OS.
- Asked by Kalia R from Santa Barbara
As long as I stay within 33ft of my computer, can I walk around my classroom with the magic trackpad while I'm teaching?
- Asked by Daniel V from Fort Lauderdale
You can set it up to tap instead of click as it registers touch as well as pressure, but this would You can set it up to tap instead of click as it registers touch as well as pressure, but this would probably work better with the magic mouse. Mainly because of (In my opinion one of the main advantages of my track pad is) its size. I've got a fairly broad reach but I'd struggle to carry this in a way that I could use it. If you're stopping to use it at various desks etc, it'll be fine, but if you want to use it whilst moving, you'll probably end up using both hands. …
- Answered by Sam G
wireless track pad work with i-pad air?
- Asked by Thomas D from Spokane