• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wish I didn't buy this!

    • Written by from Covina

    No matter where I click on the track pad, 40% a menu pops up. It's the menu that pops up if you right click on a standard mouse. Not impressed with the amount of money I spent and the low quality product. I highly recommend you to NOT purchase this trackpad. You'll be less frustrated and more productive with a standard mouse.

    9 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for the first 4 months

    • Written by from MADRID

    I bought a magic trackpad in January and i really liked it, I barely used my mouse after that. However, after 4 months the left side of the trackpad does not let me click anymore, however the right side still works ok, I will try to replace it and if the shop does not let me I will go back to my mouse, I am not buying another one and risk having it stop working again in 4 months.

    41 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caveat emptor

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Ordered one with my new iMac, unuseable after 8 months. Acting very strange and unable to control. Had to go back to using a mouse.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    • Written by from Victoria

    I can't believe what a piece of junk this thing is? Am I the only one who got a defective one or did you all get a packet of Apple® kool aid with yours? The stupid thing works when it wants, I have my magic mouse here and it will scroll smoothly so I know it's not my system; this thing is clunky and jittery. It's not at all comfortable, the click feels like it was built to confuse you on purpose. I'm really starting to lose respect for Apple, this is the third thing in a row I've bought that was garbage ( don't even get me started on the one token 'green' thing that Apple did, their junky rechargeable battery charger, the fastest $30 I've ever spent). This thing looks great, and that is it. It's going back and I'm moving backwards away from my once devout belief in all things Apple. $69 for this piece of garbage, no wonder they are so profitable.

    14 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    died just after warranty ran out

    • Written by

    I loved this trackpad as soon as I started using it. I babbled on and on about how great it was, and eventually my friends got them too.

    Not quite 14 months after I bought it, the trackpad started to just turn off and not turn back on until I rebooted my entire system. I knocked myself out eliminating all the other possible reasons why this might be, until finally admitting that the trackpad couldn't be restored to proper working order.

    BUT: The same thing has been happening to just about everyone I know who bought the trackpad too. Doesn't matter what system they're using, what software they have installed, batteries, etc.

    It seems like I didn't just get a lemon. This item is apparently built to die shortly after the warranty runs out. And that's really unfortunate, because it's such a nifty device in every other respect.

    51 of 68 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    • Written by from Plainfield

    What a super idea - What a total piece of garbage!

    The first one was okay for about 3 months before it started acting erratically. Sometimes it was okay and at other times, without warning it actually became uncontrollable.

    So, I returned it for another. This one was good for about 10 days.

    I want productivity, not junk toys.

    32 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe it's me...

    • Written by from Gray

    but the trackpad is driving me crazy. Sometimes I have to hit it to get it to respond; sometimes it responds to nothing more than a thought. It's magic, all right--it magically trashed my application folder, magically resized all the icons on my desktop, magically changes the order of my e-mails. I tried to like it, I really did. But it was a disaster. I've gone back to my Magic Mouse.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely functional

    • Written by from Tujunga

    I've tried really hard to like this product over several months now, hoping to make the Mac experience at least somewhat similar to that of the iPad which I love. It isn't anything like that even in those rare times I can get it to function properly. The biggest problem, for me, is friction. If the finger can't move on the surface you are not going to get anywhere. I've tried keeping the pad and my fingers dry and clean, but nothing works for more than a minute or so. Most gestures require more than one finger (unlike the iPad). The more fingers the greater the friction, which causes actions to frequently fail! Although the problem seems to lessen in cooler weather, their are other serious problems. Often, for mysterious reasons, the mouse cursor gets out of control, jumping around like crazy and making working hardly possible.
    My advise: stick with your mouse or trackball. All are much more reliable than this!

    14 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks pretty cool when you smash it.

    • Written by from Stockton

    I like all the gestures a lot but it is frustrating once it starts sticking. It seems to me like a design flaw that the little grey feet do the clicking. If you do a lot of tedious mouse work, maybe with excel or whatever, stick with the magic mouse.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad....beware

    • Written by from STEWARTSVILLE

    I am on my 4th call with the Apple support folks (this time the call is over 45 minutes in length) with no solution that allows my trackpad to work consistently. I was very excited about the trackpad even though I spent an additional $60 on upgrading the software (Snow Leopard, then Lion). The Trackpad works for about 5 minutes yet despite having a nearly full battery won't continue to work. I hope someone can help as my prior experiences with Apple Support have been positive, this one has me re-thinking the Macbook Pro purchase I am contemplating.

    39 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor ergonomics

    • Written by from Arlington

    For a company that prides itself on it's industrial design this trackpad falls short, and form definitely does not follow function. While being visually elegant, it is a wrist-killer. The pad is sloped upward forcing you to elevate your wrist when making gestures. After the nth time, it's going to lead to wrist problems. The pad would work better in fact if it was sloped the other way and you could use the elevated bar as a wrist-rest.

    33 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    be careful! not great quality

    • Written by from Rolla

    Good functionality, multitouch gesture are great, but the fact that the pad bent after one week of use and is now nearly impossible to click disgusts me ($70 product with the build quality of $5)...not worth it.

    13 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work in OS X Lion Recovery mode - Bootable USB Lion or Bootable DVD

    • Written by from LOVELAND

    Unfortunately, when you are trying to work work with Magic Trackpad while Startup Disk is Bootable USB OS X Lion or Bootable DVD OS X Lion none of Trackpad functions
    works except of just Arrow moving !!!!
    When you buy this product, make sure you still have some other mouse in order to work in OS X Lion recovery or Main Disk Repair modes!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    problems

    • Written by from Tomales

    I have been a Mac fan forever and ever.
    This device is a major disappointment: the first.
    If you look beyond the uniformly rave reviews displayed on the Apple Store site and into the forums, you will find that a lot of folks are having endless troubles with this. I have been using it 2 weeks. It will do almost everything except let me select text (part of a line or paragraph) and then move it somewhere else ––rather basic!
    The ergonomics are bad. I'm back to RSI pain.
    If you don't hate your mouse, think twice.
    Good luck to you.

    32 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Ergonomics

    • Written by from Lakeland

    I've used the Magic Trackpad for several months now. My wrist started hurting just days into use. I bought a mouse pad with a wrist rest on it, had to cut off the rest of the pad because the cushion rendered the buttons underneath non-functional. That seemed to help for a while, but a few months of using this device have left my forearm in serious fatigue and even pain at times. It almost seems like the batteries should be flipped to the wrist end of the trackpad. It would give the heel of your hand something to rest on. I give up. I'm buying a Magic Mouse.

    15 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apparently not for older iMacs

    • Written by from Greenville

    I have an iMac 5.1 that I updated to the new Lion and wanted to use the neat multi-touch features. My machine recognizes the trackpad just fine with Bluetooth, but it functions as a single button trackpad. It won't even scroll. The old USB GlidePoint is much more functional. I am sure it is great for some machines, but apparently not the older ones.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor ergonomics

    • Written by from san antonio

    Great idea, very poor ergonomics, I started having wrist pain just two days after I started using product, which never happened with using the magic mouse. I had to return the trackpad & went back to the mouse. I hope Apple redesigns it, as I would prefer to use the trackpad if better designed.

    22 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magic cursor movement

    • Written by from Whitewater

    Maybe I just have a defective trackpad. I've tried this trackpad on two different computers (MacPro and iMac) and have the same result. After about 20 seconds of ok use, the cursor starts moving on it's own - by magic! If tap to click is enabled, programs and odd Web sites will start on their own (due to random mouse movement and clicks on the screen which can give some very odd results). If I don't use it for a minute it will calm down, but it is a real pain to use. In 20 years, this is one of only one or two Apple products I need to return.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I give up.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Trackpad works fine for awhile, then the problems starts:

    * Tracking goes from smooth to all over the screen
    * Touch to click so sensitive, it causes multiple unintentional clicks
    * Clicking starts to highlight sections of information
    * Clicking starts to open unwanted menus

    Have to shut down and restart to "reset" the trackpad. Went back to the USB mouse-- which is working just fine.

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major design flaw for desktop computers

    • Written by from Golden

    When you replace the batteries, which is often, you are forced to do a hard restart of the Mac. The computer will not automatically recognize the trackpad and you cannot reach the connect with Bluetooth via the keyboard. You can keep a corded mouse around for this monthly battery change but I haven't had one of those in a few years. You also have to keep a quarter handy to change the battery because they weren't smart enough to provide a knob or handle of some sort.

    As for function, the trackpad is better than a mouse but not as good as a quality trackball. If something on your desk (like the coin you frequently need) gets under the trackpad, you can't click until it's removed.

    38 of 91 people found this useful