• 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!

    24 of 29 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ...so unsure to begin with

    • Written by from WALSALL

    ...the mouse is dead, that's all I have to say.....I caress my mac now :-)

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the most un-Windows product ever.

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Well, thanks a lot Apple for that horrible packaging that wasn't at all perfectly minimal and that insanely complex pairing where I had to press a button and watch everything happen automatically and flawlessly. I swear, every new piece of Apple hardware is the best thing ever. Works on glass desk (that's too heavy to replace), gestures intuitive and much better than moving around the previously awesome Mouse. Seriously, doesn't even seem expensive with the build quality. Wish there were six stars for this one.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT! EVERY ONE SHOULD HAVE IT!!!!

    • Written by from elmont

    I've always been a fan of the multi-gesture until i found out that i couldn't us it for my 2007 macbook pro until this product came out and boy was I ECSTATIC!!!!!!!! This product is by far genius! I recommend this product to every one who doesn't want to use a mouse and wants to spice things up a bit at their workplace or home.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and smooth

    • Written by from Dammam

    Just tried it out. I have Lion installed and it is super easy to navigate with it. I even dare to say it can beat trackpad of mac laptops.

    I think in the future they should have it the default accessory for new macs.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Large Learning curve

    • Written by from Waterloo

    I bought a Magic Trackpad over a week ago and I am just finally becoming comfortable with it. In fact, I am beginning to absolutely LOVE it. If you are an old ex windows (like me) be prepared fora long learning curve. Well worth the effort when you get there!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Pad

    • Written by from BOCA GRANDE

    oh my, what a great thing, wish this was out way before the mighty mouse, never will use a mouse again, great product Apple, thanks
    a must have for mac mine or any desktop

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this product

    • Written by from Spicewood

    Love the ability to do gestures. Never have the pains in my wrist I used to have when I used a mouse.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, easy to use!

    • Written by from CLAYTON

    I bought this to replace my magic mouse - one of the earlier ones that had all the issues with gunk getting inside and not working properly. This trackpad does it all and works flawlessly! My wife and I both love it. A little pricey, but we come to expect quality along with price from Apple. It's worth it because it works, and works well.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect!!

    • Written by from Middletown

    It works great! This gives you a great large space to do all of the muli-touch gestures. I even prefer this over my MacBook Pro's trackpad because of the Magic Trackpads size. Great Product and a must have!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful