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
2580 of 2956 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
1791 of 2227 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
1723 of 2095 people found this useful
Sleek and Convenient
Works like a charm! It is very convenient not to have any chords to worry about. The build is solid, and it feels great. Very easy Works like a charm! It is very convenient not to have any chords to worry about. The build is solid, and it feels great. Very easy to use. You don't have to worry about moving a mouse and running out of room. …
- Written by Stanton F from Conyers
1 of 1 people found this useful
Great product. But on/off button too exposed
The trackpad is beautiful and wonderful. I use it with my MacBook Pro when I'm working in cafes. But as soon as I stuff it in my b The trackpad is beautiful and wonderful. I use it with my MacBook Pro when I'm working in cafes. But as soon as I stuff it in my backpack it tends to turn on on its own. So when I throw and turn on my laptop on the bed, I have to fetch the trackpad in my backpack to turn it off again... because the macbook still thinks it should link to it since it's on! …
- Written by Gabriel M from St remy blanzy
the rubber cushions come off
- Written by Randall P from ST Louis
2 of 2 people found this useful
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
does it have the force touch technology like the new macbooks?
- Asked by Victor M from Brooklyn
No it does not, this device is an older item, force touch is newer technology.
- Answered by Ted Y from Redondo Beach
Can I write Chinese character on a Magic Trackpad?
- Asked by Roderick T from Victoria
How do I Pair new magic trackpad with my iMAC
- Asked by William H from Knoxville
1. Reboot your iMac by holding down the iMac power button to shut down, then pressing again to start 1. Reboot your iMac by holding down the iMac power button to shut down, then pressing again to start up.
2. While iMac is rebooting, hold the power button on the trackpad down until it flashes green (discovery mode - two short flashes, repeated).
3. Wait for iMac to finish rebooting. A minute or so later, the bluetooth set up assistant should automatically appear (your trackpad is now connected).
4. Trackpad should auto connect, enabling you to click the appropriate confirmation/agreement notices to complete the bluetooth setup assistant steps. …
- Answered by Thomas K from Bethesda
Is it good for drawing on Sketchbook Pro?
- Asked by Oliver K from Caves Beach
Probably not. (it's more of a mouse replacement with many gesture interface controls)
If you want Probably not. (it's more of a mouse replacement with many gesture interface controls)
If you want to draw, look at a Wacom Bamboo or Intuos digitizing tablets. They come with a pressure sensitive stylus and most drawing/art apps support them. …
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose