• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING PERIPHERAL.

    • Written by from Honeoye Falls

    I got this for my new desk for my birthday. Plugged my MacBook Pro into a 40" 1080p TV, paired this and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, and I love it. The Trackpad is just great. I was somewhat skeptical if I'd want the wireless keyboard and trackpad since I already have them built-in to my MacBook Pro, but it just lends a whole different experience to using the external monitor. Having the Trackpad off to the side of the keyboard not only improves the ease of typing (you don't have to avoid the trackpad with your palms), but drastically improves the trackpad, as well. The Wireless Trackpad is much larger than the one built-in to my 15" MacBook Pro and sits at a pleasant angle, anywhere I want it. The angle, size, and mobility of it make it a breeze and a blast to use. Because it slants down to meet the surface it's on, you can position your wrist between it and you as you would with a keyboard. This subtle difference from the "from-the-side" approach I find myself using on my MacBook Pro's built-in trackpad makes excellent use of the extra real estate and generally provides a far superior experience.

    WELL-worth the pricey price-tag.

    Also has EXCELLENT battery life. I've been using it for a few days and it still reads "Battery Level: 100%".

    I highly recommend this (especially in conjunction with the corresponding keyboard) to anyone who uses any kind of Mac at a workstation—Laptop or not.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    • Written by from Morgantown

    I am really happy. Had it for a few weeks and I sold the Magic Mouse. Keeping a back up USB mouse, this is great!
    Can program gestures with 3rd party software thats readily available. My four year old can use this with out issues. Great with lion.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I love my MT. I got it today and I love it. It is better than the one on my MacBook Pro. It is very well built and I love everything about it. However, it could use some design modifications. It may hurt your wrist after a while. I love how I can use it where ever and works perfectly. Great battery life, cool design, and awesome features.
    Apple You Have Given Me A Miracle
    Buy This Product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from williamsville

    The Apple Magic Trackpad is a really great option if you want to use all the gestures of Lion. It clicks from those bumps on the bottom, but you can tap. It is exactly like the trackpad on the MacBooks. It just works.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing!

    • Written by from Jeffersonville

    Over the years, I've had several laptops that come with the finger pad(s), and I've never been able to get use to them, prompting me to purchase a mouse. That all changed today with the purchase this Magic Trackpad. I just can't believe how easy it was to set up, and immediately get used to. It just makes the iMac even more fun and more easier to get around on. It's everything it's advertised to be. Kudos again to Apple.
    The more I look into all these Apple products the more I'm amazed at the technology. Do yourself a favor and get Magic Trackpad.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting but the apps aren't there yet

    • Written by from BERKELEY

    This would be a really interesting product if it worked well, but the implementation and app support just isn't there yet in my opinion.

    In Safari, the horizontal 2-finger swipe to go forward or backward is really nice: fun, useful, superb design. The problem is that not many apps have that level of attention to detail. Most apps I've used, even ones from Apple like Logic, don't support 2-finger swipe at all. Chrome recently started to, but its implementation is just as a kind of flaky "forward" or "back" button - you don't get that smooth interactive feedback Safari does.

    Even fundamental Apple software like the Help viewer doesn't support the trackpad. In general, the pinch and reverse pinch work ok in some apps, but it's often a bit flakier than using a CMD-+ or a mouse button programmed to that.

    It's not obvious, but it's much better for swipes to be keyed to some gradual motion - if you just bind them to a keystroke, it's hard to know, say in a browser, if your swipe is even registering.

    Worse, much worse, is that there is no way to program in preferences for exactly what the swipes do. I assumed when I got this that Apple would make a menu for writing your own gesture shortcuts, like a mouse with hundreds of buttons. But it doesn't - you are limited to a few predefined gestures, most of which are hard-bound to fairly pointless functions. (There is some free program that claims to do this, it's in alpha I think still, and it's such a fundamental feature, and the functionality was still not that reliable in the base hardware, that I did not want to try it).

    I found a gaming mouse, together with something like SteerMouse gave me more control. Yes, when the Trackpad works, it's better than a mouse; and if it could be really configured well, it would be a lot better. But for now, I found the mouse was more reliable: I know the apps support it, I don't get in these situations where I don't know if the Trackpad missed a gesture or if the app doesn't support Trackpad or if I am in some state in the app that the gesture doesn't apply.

    Once all the apps support Trackpad well, and once Apple adds full customizable gestures for all apps, then I may switch back.

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic indeed!

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Buy this product. At the price it is small change compared with how it will transform the way you interact with your computer. Being an iPod Touch owner I am used to interacting directly with its screen. Now, with the Magic Trackpad, you can use similar gestures to control your computer. Using your fingers to move the cursor or swipe pages soon becomes so natural and intuitive that you wonder how you got by with a mere mouse. Freedom from the curse of cables with the Bluetooth connectivity is just the icing on the cake. Super easy setup too. Do yourself a favour and buy a Magic Trackpad.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic

    • Written by from Chugiak

    The feel, the flow, the beauty of this product are all amazing. I love it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as easy as the iPhone touch screen

    • Written by from MAIDSTONE

    This is what the apple Lion software is all about! This is brilliant & it is fluid & makes the mouse almost redundant works for me!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eh

    • Written by from Boston

    The design is sleek, certainly a beautiful piece of technology. It is much bigger than I thought it would be, which was a plus. However, my hands didn't feel very comfortable when using it, so I retuned it about a week later.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Easily dented when dropped

    • Written by from KUALA LUMPUR

    It is very common to drop these beautiful designed in California aluminium tools. Once dropped, most like you will get a dent especially near the edges. If you are unlucky, the dent is next to the power button. Depend on the damage, the power button could get stuck by the dent. You will get into issue when holding it for pairing. Take out the battery will help you to On or off the device.

    The dent effect also affect the wireless keyboard too... :(

    I will give it a 5 stars if Apple make it a bit stronger. The aluminium used is way way way to soft for common use.

    17 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!

    • Written by from Sao Paulo

    I got one to myself thinking that it wouldn't be so cool... I was wrong, this device is great!! Grab one!

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the track pad

    • Written by from Salt Lake City

    Very responsive and intelligent. I love how I can do everything with a tap or swipe of a few fingers. No need to grab a mouse, position it, then click a button. Hand and wrist movements are now easy and economical with the track pad. I love it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Austin

    This has replaced my mouse, except for gaming, once I turned on touch click and 3 finger move it became very intuitive. Awesome device!

    3 of 3 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Great

    • Written by from New York

    It's a sobering moment to discover you're one of the undead, for
    that's what happened to me when I started using this thing. I mean,
    I must be a zombie - at least that's what my trackpad must think of me. Why else
    would it not respond to my touch? My girlfriend has no problems with her
    delicate fingers using it to zip through the pages, but I, apparently having no
    pulse and, therefore, a cold touch can't get the friggin thing to work - not
    unless I press down really hard. I'm using Snow Leopard, so I had to download and install a free third party software called MagicPrefs to get at least some of the fancy gesturing features to work. And even then I only get at best sporadic functionality - that is, when it finally and stubbornly decides to work for me. I'd been advised by an Apple rep to upgrade my OS to Lion. However, after not only hearing a cautionary tone in his voice about doing it but also reading so many negative reviews reminiscent of horror stories associated with Windows upgrades, I'm deciding to hold off, for now. Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some flesh to eat and rotting to do.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome with just a touch with just a little touch of argh!!

    • Written by from London

    I asked for a Magic Trackpad for my birthday because I was looking for a swish solution for navigating around my designs while working on Adobe illustrator. Result I got it!

    The pros of this stunning little device are plain as day. It looks beautiful sat here next to my equally stunning mac desktop. Design wise undeniably slick.

    Added to this the wide variety of gestures available also make the Trackpad a joy to work with be it cruising the world wide web or flicking through folders. It honestly borders on a sic-fi experience.

    That said I have a niggle here. For one thing the Magic Trackpad is on occasion perhaps a little smarter than me, acting in conspiracy with my fingers to produce sometimes undesired results. The proximity of gestures are perhaps a little close and I recommend not having all of them active to avoid the potential confusion.

    Also my primary motive for owning the Trackpad has been an issue. The pinch zoom is not compatible with Adobe Illustrator CS5. I really hope someone more technically adept than me is working on this as I am typing this review.

    So 4 out of 5 is the result. But it is definitely worth having one.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works GREAT with 6 monitors

    • Written by from Leavenworth

    Scroll 6 monitors left to right or right to left with ease and speed.
    GREATEST APPLE INVENTION YET!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I want to like this product...

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    Really, I do. It's a neat concept, but after a few weeks of getting used to it I still find it to be rather frustrating. I often find it highlighting and moving things against my will. It doesn't always respond to my attempts to click on links on icons no matter how many times I touch it. Other times a single touch will highlight the entire screen and not let go.
    I'm sure there are fans who will declare that I simply don't know how to use it. They're probably right. But how good can it be if the product requires weeks of practice to master? Ease of use is a biggie. I went back to using my magic mouse and my blood pressure dropped instantly. Speaking only for myself, the Magic Trackpad is a rare disappointment from a company that usually hits it out of the park.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit frustrating

    • Written by from KNOXVILLE

    Bought this Trackpad when I upgraded to Lion OS.
    Have used it for almost one month and still am learning. Many features/gestures have no use in my line of work/home use.
    I've owned an iPhone and Macbook Air and had no problems with the touch gestures. Enjoyed the app on my iPhone that made it a 'touchpad'. But, this works differently.
    This Trackpad has a generous surface area, which is part of the problem. Easy to have accidental touches (even to the edges of the trackpad) with dire consequences, and many gestures are frustrating.
    Sometimes my pinky and/or ring finger will touch the pad while I'm scrolling and send me to another webpage or interpret the gesture as a 'swipe', or some other gesture and close the page all together.
    Seems like 'up' is down, and 'down' is up. With my previous mouse or trackball and the 'window blind' controls on webpages, you'd pull 'down' to make the page scroll up, 'up' to make the page go scroll down. With this Trackpad, the gestures are as if you're touching the page, itself. Odd, since the pad is horizontal and the screen is vertical. And now, on many sites and in most dialogue boxes, with this Trackpad (and Lion update?) those 'window blind' controls on the edge of the website or dialogue box are gone!
    Also, double clicks aren't always recognized, or sometimes are overly sensitive, regardless of the setting. I find it difficult to block/select a section of text or photo to highlight for editing or to copy and paste.
    I regret this purchase. My $12 Blutooth mouse was cheaper, much simpler to operate and move, and not counter intuitive.

    25 of 33 people found this useful