• 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 34 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No contest!

    • Written by from North Saint Paul

    I had the magic mouse and wasn't comfortable with how fast the battery got spent or lack of left click options... so got the trackpad and WHALA! This is an amazing product that I will have a hard time ever going to anything else. Battery life is great and with the two finger taps... I have everything I want. Set on just a slight touch I am able to go much faster in games than any mouse user. Great job Apple!

    Was switching internet usage and the tech was flabbergasted at this product. No doubt he and his partner will be more trackpad users.

    I cant wait to see Apples next great idea!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    You can have my trackpad when you pry my cold, dead fingers from it. It works great and only took a couple of hours to get used to. Just note that it's very sensitive so a carelessly dragged finger can do things you don't want it to do. One thing it does do that the directions don't say is that three finger swipe up or down takes you to the top or bottom of the page. Scroll bars are so 20th century.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Don't Try to Get Anything Done

    • Written by from Happy Valley

    Buggy. It will randomly click in different parts of the screen, potentially undoing selections you have made. Of course this will only be a problem when you need to select/deselect many items via clicking, but that will also be the time it will be most irritating.

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW. Couldn't be easier.

    • Written by from Evergreen Park

    I tried one of these babies at an Apple store and knew I had to have one. When I ordered my new Mac shortly thereafter, I got a Magic Trackpad with it. Wow. I had the basic functions down in a few minutes; I don't know where the "monster learning curve" review came from, but this couldn't be easier. What's even better is, no sore wrist after a couple hours of heavy-duty computer use. I'm very happy with this, to the point where my PC-user friends are seething with jealousy. Thanks, Apple, for another fantastic design.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple tops the Magic Mouse + some.

    • Written by from provo

    I first got the Magic Mouse when it came out, and I thought Apple could not beat what they did. But wait... one more thing!! Its Apple.

    The MTP took me some time to get used to, but once I did, I have not even touched my magic mouse since. its so easy to use, and once you get used to the TONS of gestures that you can do it makes it even more useful. I sync it with my MacBook Pro at work with my Duel monitors. Unreal how easy it is to use.

    con. like i said it does take some getting used to if you don't use one on your laptop, and your wrist might get stiff or soar, but that goes away after like the first day! I love my MTP.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the pain.

    • Written by from Pittsfield

    A monster learning curve and not even slightly user friendly. Quitting smoking may be easier than getting 100% adept at using the MT.

    It is obvious why many users just go back to the mouse. Life is too short and there are more important things to get done before it's over.

    BUT! If you stick with it, you'll grow to love the thing and your days of the mouse are over.

    Dan

    36 of 49 people found this useful