• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a great product - Connectivity and Pairing Problems

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    These things are great when they work, but they fail to inspire much confidence in their continued functionality. Unlike Apple's other bluetooth products, these are prone to periodic loss of connection, and worse, an unwillingness to pair at all. I've had connection failures and pairing failures on a variety of Apple and non-Apple systems on two separate Magic Trackpads. I had two because I wanted one for the office, and wanted to give these another shot since they are so nice to use when they actually function properly. But in the end, these things don't stay reliably connected, even when software is consistently updated and there is relatively little interference from other devices. After a recent pairing failure to a new Macbook Pro (and a thorough survey of Apple knowledge databases in an effort to solve the problem), I got rid of the second one, and definitely won't be wasting any more time, patience, or money on this product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Jackson

    Out of the box perfect.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it !!!

    • Written by from mulberry

    I received this as a Christmas gift (that I suggested) and could not be happier! I have a Mac Mini and an iPad and iPhone so the learning curve was easy. Set up was also easy. I love it so far. Easy to use, if you have an iPhone you will "get it", works perfectly for me and Apple quality. What's not to love?!!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Track Pad is the Bomb!

    • Written by from Huntsville

    After years of hating those track pads built into laptop computers, I was skeptical this Magic Trackpad would be worth having. But over the last couple of years I came to realize that my favorite aspect of my magic mouse was its ability to process touch gestures. So a few days ago I picked up the trackpad while I was updating my iPad mini. There's a little bit of a learning curve, and I did change the default options in my iMac setup to enable tap-click and higher sensitivity, but I can honestly say that rodent pointing devices are now officially retired on my home computer. Perhaps I should build a shrine for my Magic Mouse to honor its memory, but I'll probably just throw it in a junk drawer with all the other obsolete hardware I've collected to date. I can now say that the track pad has come of age with this Magic Trackpad and is a suitable replacement for a mouse for my purposes. We'll have to see how it does with photo-editing software, but I'm very impressed with it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool, poor quality

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Using a trackpad is an incredible improvement in efficiency. Faster, easier on the fingers, lots of space to move fingers around. But the rubber risers on the bottom fall out (mine within about 6 months) which render the trackpad useless. Would like Apple to consider a redesign so the rubber things are easily replaceable.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not perfect. Not all functions work as shown.

    • Written by from Woodbury

    When I bought a new iMac, I went to the Apple Store to look around first, and saw a trackpad connected to a different Mac. After a brief trial, and without thinking it over too much, I decided that this would be more my style than the "Magic Mouse".

    When I actually started using it at home, I discovered that there was was a bit of a learning curve. I went through the trackpad preferences to select the options that seemed best for me and the applications I run. Tap to click is the easiest, but it doesn't work perfectly. Sometimes there is accidental clickage from the lightest contact, sometimes it stubbornly refuses to work on the first or second try. Not all of the gestures work as shown by the animated hand in the setup dialog. The thumb and three finger gesture to show the desktop does not work for me. I have yet to find an application where the two finger rotate does anything. I don't actually need those gestures (yet), but I like things to work the way they are supposed to. So 3 stars rather than 4, even though the trackpad does what I need it for well enough.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes Working at My Desk a Breeze

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I use the Magic Trackpad with my MacBook Pro when I have it hooked up to an external monitor at my desk, and it's an absolute joy to work with! I tried the Magic Mouse for months before connection problems made me turn to the trackpad. I wasn't thrilled with the prospect of having to use a trackpad all the time (change is hard), but this one has made me a convert in just a few days. Plus, it makes using my MacBook away from my desk (when I just use the built-in trackpad) easier because I'm so familiar with all the gestures now. Oh, and the Magic Trackpad has none of the connection issues I experienced with the Magic Mouse, so if you're experiencing that issue, don't hesitate to make the switch.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Add-On

    • Written by from Binbrook

    This trackpad has a fantastic feel to it. You can do so much with this trackpad that you can't with a mouse. For day-to-day use, I actually use this alongside the Wireless Mouse. A must buy.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, but may want to wait for updated version with Touch ID

    • Written by from GEORGETOWN

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage. Do Not Buy

    • Written by from massena

    Worse piece of junk ive ever purchased for my mac.This trackpad is a joke! First and last i mac ill ever own.

    3 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad does not work with standard batteries

    • Written by from Green Bay

    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!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but have plenty of batteries on hand

    • Written by from Eugene

    As good as the trackpad on a laptop and eliminates the need to use a pesky mouse. But it devours batteries.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, way too sensitive interface to be fully functional

    • Written by from Thousand Oaks

    Magic mouse seems to have a broader click engagement radius; you don't have to be in the precise center of a button to click and have something happen.

    the tap into a static unyielding surface already landed me in the ortho office with joint and finger pain. Switching back to the magic mouse.

    It was a nice idea and thought I was saving some money. As with all things Apple (user and fan since the very first Macintosh) saving money is never a successful proposition.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Spoiled me

    • Written by from Asheville

    I hate using anything but the magic trackpad...everything else feels so juvenile now

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from New York

    It became more like a spider's net but it still works perfectly, the way better than mighty mouse!
    Useful and easy to use.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but wears out fast

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly user friendly

    • Written by from Findlay

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME EVERYWHERE MOUSE

    • Written by from Pompton Plains

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    feels so natural!

    • Written by from edwardsville

    the magic trackpad is a fantastic concept with excellent execution. i admit, i had to get used to not being slow and not having to keep picking up my mouse, moving my mouse back to the left, and laying it down just so i can continue scrolling right lol, but once i killed this old habits i found that it just feels more natural to swipe back and forth between screens and actually point to where i wanna go. its a bit larger than the standard track pad in your mac and has an epic range!! (i can connect to my laptop from my neighbors house across the street!) plus i even paired it with a surface tablet and a dell or HP laptop and it worked wonderfully :) thanks apple!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to the mouse

    • Written by from San Jose

    I was skeptical at first since a mouse is so much easier to use than the trackpad on the MacBookPro.
    But having the trackpad next to my keyboard with it's luxuriously large surface has really turned my thinking around about trackpads.
    I love the gestures available for scrolling, zooming, clicking, etc. I was not really thrilled initially because the click-force is so high but when I enabled the tap feature I use it exclusively.

    I put my magic mouse away and haven't brought it out since.

    3 of 3 people found this useful