• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Invention!!

    • Written by from Dumfries

    My family have several Macs and just one of them has the Magic Trackpad and I wish all of them would. Once you get used to this marvel returning to a regular mouse or even to the Magic Mouse is never the same. Besides that if you're working late at night the pad allows you to do it quietly instead of making noise tapping your pad as you do with the mouse. Best investment. I love it...

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Who knew! this is awesome

    • Written by from North Richland Hills

    It's huge, not just it's surface and not in a bad way, but it just made my mac mini feel young again. Don't try Lion with out one. It is a different OS with than without.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    genius

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    this thing is WAY better than magic mouse. You cannot leave without it once you start to use.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too high latency

    • Written by from FREDERIKSBERG C

    Bought this thing to be able to work on my macbook with an external monitor and as a remote for the couch. Expected it to work as the builtin trackpad on the Macbook Pro, but no! You can feel the latency and a delay of the mouse pointer. A big deal when working with precision and trying to point on something with the mouse.
    For the couch it is not optimal either as it is not the pad that clicks but two buttons below it. They sink into the couch so you cannot click and it has to stand on a table. I give et one star for the design.

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be deterred by the concept, it's a wonderful product!

    • Written by from Carlisle

    I was hesitant to purchase a Magic Trackpad because I already had a Magic mouse, but for those of you who have a Magic Mouse, multitouch is second nature to said mouse (and with Lion [I have a dev. preview], it makes for a better experience to have a logical method of multitouch input). So I hustled on down to the Apple store and picked up a Magic Trackpad as well as the battery charger for my keyboard, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad. I have to say, I have yet to be let down! The clicking actions feel thick and smooth, and tracking is a breeze with such a large surface. My only complaint is that if you go from using this to, say, a MacBook Pro's trackpad, you will notice your finger drag off the specified surface. Otherwise, highly recommend for anyone with intensive mouse use due to the ergonomically correct design of the Magic Trackpad.

    55 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh. Not for the serious user/designer

    • Written by from HARRISONBURG

    I've been designing with Macs for over 15 years now (print, web, multimedia, etc). I got this thinking it would be faster..NOPE! The gestures required to do advanced layout/editing (PSD, INDD, IA) are just not reliable or fast. It will take you a lot of time to get used to it. I gave up after 1 week and went back to my wireless gesture mouse. I think it's fine for a newbie Mac person using iPhoto or another amateur piece of editing software that has no advanced editing capabilities. For some things (like placing a cursor exactly where you need it on a page quickly) a mouse can't be beat. The trackpad now sits in my closet. I do give it merit for its form, nothing for function.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Extra, not a replacement

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    The Magic Trackpad is a great extra to have, especially with software such as sketchbook pro as you can use it like a bamboo tablet without a pen.

    The up-coming lion gestures look great too.

    I don't, however, think this replaces the mouse and I would recommend having a mouse as well but overall well worth having

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    is a excellent accessory

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The state of the art but ...

    • Written by

    I've no doubt.
    Is the state of the art.
    We can use the finger to make magic moviment.
    But ... after point, You need to click.or ... click click.
    Click? Yes, click. As a commom mouse.
    I tried to confirm with a soft touch but you need to pull the trackpad to ... click..
    I don't understand the reasen we need to pull the trackpad until make ... click.or click click.
    Is there some technical reason?
    I'm happy with my magic trackpad but when I need to click, click click ...

    12 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Even more coming -- product great now

    • Written by from Brocton

    Wow. I've been a PC user my whole life. I loved PC's but after I went to Buffalo's mac store, picked up an iMac, started using the Magic Trackpad and compared the two? WOW. This pad makes doing three things at once seem easy -- because it is! With the new update coming out soon more is coming. If you're worried about how this will compare to your beloved old mouse, you're wasting precious time using this product.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Trackball

    • Written by from Reading

    After using this Trackpad for many months, I have finally decided to give my review on this product. This is an excellent upgrade from your standard mouse for the Mac OS and will get even better when Lion is released. While I have used all of Apple's mice in the past and also trackballs for Kensington, I feel this is far better.
    I have used this in Illustrator as well as Photoshop, also Aperture and find I have great control within the programs. Love this and would recommend it to anyone.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    • Written by from Kingwood

    Typical Apple product: easy to set up (my 4th grader un-boxed it,read the instructions and had it working in 3 minutes) and it just works. Wonder why it took me this long to upgrade. One minor issue, I've found my wrist hurts after extensive use, but I've found simply using the other hand works well. The ergonomics of a Mighty Mouse versus the Trackpad is not better or worse, just different. Nice to rid myself of the the mouse pad. Very pleased yet another fabulous product.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic is right!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Hooray for the Magic Trackpad!
    It gets better the more I use it. Simple, fast, no hassles. Forget the mouse....
    Great for my MacBook Pro and iPad.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be magic if it didn't require batteries

    • Written by from Houston

    Considering only this thing's function as an input device, it's wonderful. I love having the vocabulary of gestural inputs on the big trackpad. But in day-to-day life its infrastructural requirements—namely batteries—leave much to be desired. This thing sits in one spot on my desk. Why must it eat batteries? I have plenty of available USB ports. The trackpad should just use one of them and be done with the need for interrupting my work to be fed more expensive & environmentally unfriendly batteries.

    19 of 21 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word "AWESOME"

    • Written by from Gulfport

    I've been a Mac user for quite a while now and always thought that the Trackpad would be similar to my PC laptop at work, so I have been hesitant to give up my Magic Mouse for a Trackpad. A friend of mine said "You HAVE to get one, they are AWESOME." So I bought one, and yes, it is AWESOME. Scrolling, pinch&zoom, page back/forward, show desktop, this thing does it all. Magic Mouse has been retired! Oh BTW, my wife doesn't yell at me any any more "STOP THAT CLICKING!!!"

    5 of 5 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC

    • Written by from VIGNATE

    The Magic Trackpad is F A N T A S T I C. I am very satisfy about that product!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bad sensitivity

    • Written by from Houston

    IF YOU ARE A USER OF A MACBOOK PRO LIKE ME DONT SET YOUR HOPES ON THIS BEING LIKE THE BUILT IN PAD ON IT. SCROLLING OVER APPS OR MENU BAR WILL SUDDENLY LAUNCH OR OPEN UP A WINDOW. SOMETIMES THE DRAG LOCK WILL COME ON EVEN THOUGH IT IS DISABLED. I EXCHANGED THE FIRST ONE THINKING IT WAS DEFECTIVE BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS, NO SENSITIVITY SETTING? RIDICULOUS! IF YOU WERE USED TO USING YOUR TRACK PAD ON YOUR MACBOOK FOR PHOTOSHOP OR GOOGLE EARTH GOOD LUCK!

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    That track pad is the Nuts for iOS developer

    • Written by from Quebec

    So many tricks you can do with the trackpad and xCode, swipe left, swipe right, 3 fingers up, down, 4 fingers up, down... double click, everything is supported !!

    But when holding a file and sliding it somewhere in the screen, it is a little bit more complicated, but otherwise, it's the nuts :)

    11 of 12 people found this useful