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
2476 of 2831 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
1725 of 2141 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
1655 of 2012 people found this useful
Great Product, but may want to wait for updated version with Touch ID
This product is an excellent companion to my 2012 MacBook Pro 15", I use a dual screen setup with a 30" IPS monitor and also the m This product is an excellent companion to my 2012 MacBook Pro 15", I use a dual screen setup with a 30" IPS monitor and also the macbook open next to it on a stand, when in this mode, I used the wireless keyboard and the Wireless Magic Track Pad, and if there was only grip, is it does eat batteries much quicker then the keyboard, so I went to rechargeable and they work well, and just have to charge them up every couple weeks. I decorated mine with a skin of a photo I took, and it still works just fine. I do recognize apple is looking to bring Touch ID to there product line, and a way they will do this with older Macs is possibly with a updated Magic Track Pad with touch ID, so I don't know if its worth waiting for this version to come, as Touch Id for online payments is a great multilayer authentication, and additional security on your system. …
- Written by Ron M from GEORGETOWN
Garbage. Do Not Buy
Worse piece of junk ive ever purchased for my mac.This trackpad is a joke! First and last i mac ill ever own.
- Written by kevin E from massena
0 of 2 people found this useful
Trackpad does not work with standard batteries
I've owned two trackpads because using a regular mouse hurts my hand. While I like the responsiveness of the trackpad, I hate the I've owned two trackpads because using a regular mouse hurts my hand. While I like the responsiveness of the trackpad, I hate the way standard batteries are too short for it. I have Energizer AA batteries, and after hours of searching online and trying things, I figured out that by adding slips of aluminum foil inside the battery case, I could keep the connection going longer. The cursor still freezes intermittently. I have to open the battery cover, add more aluminum foil and close up the cover again. Then the cursor works again. Thousands of people are having trouble with this based on all the forum views and entries. I sure wish Apple would fix this by making the Trackpad able to accommodate common standard batteries! …
- Written by Jane B from Green Bay
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
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books trackpad:
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books
- longer battery life.
- EASIER TO DRAG FILES AROUND!
- more precise
- easier for most people to use
- more portable. …
- Answered by Ryan G. W from Philippines
What is the battery life on this trackpad and the wireless keyboard?
- Asked by Azadi S from London
Using standard alkalines, I get about 3 months of 3-4 hours use per day. However, I recently switche Using standard alkalines, I get about 3 months of 3-4 hours use per day. However, I recently switched to Apples charger and AA's. They are fairly elegant and attractive for being a simple set of six AA's and a little charger. I seem to be seeing much longer battery life, as my percentage meter in Sytem Preferences is falling much slower than it did with the Alkalines. Apples batteries are, in fact, rebranded Sanyo Eneloops. However, the Apple setup is well priced and a perfect solution as it provides six batteries. Two for the keyboard, two for the trackpad, and two for whichever one dies first. The moment one of them goes dead, you slap it's batteries into the charger and the cycle begins anew. …
- Answered by Benjamin F from Boylston
Is there a shortcut to the dashboard?
- Asked by Leah L from Edmonton
- Answered by Sorin M
Can you 4 finger swipe left or right to change desktops on an iMac desktop (not a laptop) using the Magic Trackpad? If so, how do I set that up?
- Asked by Helene S from Saint Louis
Yes. Open System Preferences and search for the word Swipe. Enable the setting "swipe between full Yes. Open System Preferences and search for the word Swipe. Enable the setting "swipe between full-screen apps."
I will note that on my Mac if I set the gesture to "Swipe left or right with three fingers" I can do this gesture with three OR four fingers. If I change this setting to "Swipe left or right with four fingers" only four fingers will actually work. …
- Answered by Matt M from Tucson