• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Corning

    I was told by a fellow photographer friend that I should have the Magic Trackpad because it would make my workflow go so much easier ( I use Adobe Lightroom ). I was having trouble with the MM as well as my Wacom tablet (using the pen) when adjusting. I use the Magic Mouse as well and when I got it I was very pleased by what that could do however I just received my Magic Trackpad today and can say it does a lot more. It make my work flow with LR extremely easy and just using my computer for anything has made me more "one with the computer" Best $ I have spent yet. Apple (Steve Jobs etc) is/are amazing.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless

    • Written by from Yonkers

    I just put this in front of my computer and started using it. After a day I put the mouse and trackball away. I use logic 9 quite a bit and I find this works well. No issues. As far as battery life, I didn't even realize this thing took a battery! I've had no power issues at all and it's been a couple of months.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does a lot with minimal movement of hands

    • Written by from Campbell

    This product is awesome. It gives me all the movements that a mouse does and then some, and that with minimal movement of hand. Click and double click are intuitive. What is not intuitive, though, is that you can do page backward and page forward, show desktop, show all the applications running, zoom, rotate and scroll horizontally and vertically, again, with minimal movement of hand.

    If there is one thing I would change in this product, it'll be the angle at which it rests. I preferred if the slope was away from me so that palm was higher than finger tips. Nevertheless, I still believe this track pad is the best "mouse" ever invented.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible!

    • Written by from Spokane

    I absolutely love the wireless trackpad! Its such an amazing invention and I give it 5 stars for sure!!! Its such an EASY transition from using a mouse my whole life to a trackpad for a desktop computer. You will NOT be disappointed, I promise!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT OUTSTANDING⚑★★★★★

    • Written by from Evanston

    very useful easy to use, works from long distaces, sleek appearance, fast and great to use with short cuts
    basically ~IT'S A MUST BUY~✺

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Device

    • Written by from West Hartford

    The Magic Trackpad works great for all of my audio/video editing. By having a touch interface I am more fluid with my work and I go through everything smoother. The only con is that It doesn't work well for any gaming.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent... after you get used to it.

    • Written by from Miami

    Initially I didn't liked it. It felt strange, but after using is for about two months, and finally understanding how it does its magic, I find that I like it more and more everyday.

    For example: I configured a 5 finger click with BetterTouchTool to activate Divvy an it really helps to improve my workflow.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not control

    • Written by from Mossyrock

    I like the mouse until I hover over something and it opens without me touching it. When I was surfing the web it would open windows or go to an item I was looking at. Got very frustrating. Sent emails before I finished typing if I move the mouse around. Tried all the different fixes in the support pages but nothing stopped it. Would be nice if that part was not as sensitive.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Never going back to a mouse

    • Written by from Rochester

    The trackpad is one of my favorite features of the MacBook that I use for work, so it was natural to get the Magic Trackpad for my iMac. It's so much more intuitive and offers far more functionality than a mouse alone. It's a breeze to set up and I would highly recommend it. I'll never buy another mouse again.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What is this mouse you speak of?

    • Written by from Charlottesville

    After using the trackpad on a MacBook Pro for a long time, I realized I no longer need a mouse at all. Replaced the mouse altogether with a Magic Trackpad on this iMac. It's been weeks--the mouse is ancient history to me now. The gestures for back/forward, scrolling, etc. along with Expose's corner hotspots for app switching, Spaces, Dashboard, etc. make for very efficient input. Compared to the Windows/Dell setup I had a few years ago, this truly feels like the 21st century.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works!

    • Written by from Marietta

    Works great!!! Even works in Windows 7 where a Logitech mouse didn't

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it but it is different!

    • Written by from Gambrills

    When you've been use to yanking a mouse around for years, it took me a minute to get use to just using my fingers to do the same thing. Once I realized that all I had to do was a gentle press of the pad to click... I was good to go!

    Now I love it! Here we go again with Apple redefining the rules for the computer world for the better!

    I'll definitely be buying this product again for my other systems!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC REPLACEMENT TO MIGHTY MOUSE!

    • Written by from CINCINNATI

    This trackpad has changed my workplace dramatically. I am able to do 100 times more and 100 times faster with this trackpad. I have been using the trackpad on my macbook for years and it is great to be able to experience the fantastic power of the trackpad while in my office. A MUST HAVE for any Mac owner running 10.6.4 or higher. Thanks Apple.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but...

    • Written by from Rockwall

    The magic trackpad works great with the MacBook Pro, once you find out you must first download a file - DL1066. Once that's done, it's a dream to work with!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best thing since sliced bread!

    • Written by from Rock Springs

    Over the past couple of years I've bought 3 mighty mice and a magic mouse. The track ball getting gunked up with dog hair and dirt on the mighty mouse' and the optical lenses on all of the mice was a HUGE problem with me! So Apple hit a home run coming out with this solution!!! I couldn't be more impressed to say the least. There's no way this babies going down like the mice did, no way.

    When I got it I followed a few lines of simple directions and updated it and sinked with my Macbook Pro and then because I have it on the soft arm of the couch checked a box to tap to click and I'm off and running. Sing'n; I'M IN HEAVEN!!!!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awesome

    • Written by from Ashland

    Not just pretty! This is one of the coolest things I have for my desktop. It even works in Windows!

    I have no idea what people are complaining about with the sensitivity. I'm using it on a Macbook Pro (clamshelled) and it's a virtual clone of the one on the laptop. The sensitivity is perfect and the extra large surface area is exactly the right size - not too big, not too small.

    I can't recommend this thing enough. VERY cool!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic ergonomic alternative!

    • Written by from Columbus

    I purchased this product for one simple reason. The death grip I'd developed from my ergo mouse (made by that company in Redmond) was beginning to cause problems and interfere with my work. I spend A LOT of time on a computer doing development. Having an alternative input means that stretched my fingers and allowed me to change things up was quite simply, a godsend. Sure there are other "trackpads," but nothing the size of this one. I've tried Wacom tablets, and for me they have all the same problems. I'm just gripping a stylus instead of a mouse. There will always be things I prefer a mouse for, but having the ability to change it up from time to time is great.

    So far, I've only used it working in Windows running under Bootcamp. I'm sure there are tons of other great features I've yet to discover on the OS X side. After only two days of use, my formerly cramped up mousing hand feels much better.

    So, whether looking to use under Mac OS or Windows, if you're thinking about trying an alternative to the repetitive stress of a mouse, try it out, you won't be sorry. The one small criticism I have, and maybe there are undiscovered settings for this, but the button "click" action feels a little too firm. Pressing on the lower part of the trackpad seems to provide a softer click, but anywhere else feels like it takes too much effort. Other than that, near perfect!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, THIS changes everything!

    • Written by from Golden Valley

    Don't get me wrong, I love my iPhone 4, but it didn't change THAT much about my smartphone usage. The Magic Trackpad, however, instantly changed the way I use my computer... forever. Goodbye mouse, the training wheels are off and I am now truly moving. The reason that I sound a little TOO excited is that I use Final Cut, Motion, Photoshop and other creative production softwares for a living and I knew after 20 minutes of using this device that I am working faster and smarter. As a freelancer, that means more money in my pocket. But money aside, I simply love the feel of using a large trackpad, it becomes so natural. The size makes all the difference for me (big hands), as I never really fell in love with laptop trackpads. This changes all of that because, once again, this changes everything...

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT DEVICE

    • Written by from Oakland

    This thing is amazing!!!! I love it. So much better for designers than the magic mouse which I have retired. None of the jumping problems that the MM had with Adobe software. Easily replaces the mouse with it's many configurations. The best!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A MUST HAVE - RETIRE THE MOUSE

    • Written by from TOPEKA

    I have been an Apple owner since 2001. I have bought hardware every year since and can say there have been a few moments when your impressed with the innovation and that it deserves recognition of being a "game changer."

    I am very pleased with the Mgic Trackpad, I agree with some reviews that state that this hit the market without being introduced in a large audience or in some notable way but, don't let that fool you!

    This amazing little pad is revolutionary in every way; I have a MBA and use a Aluminum Keyboard regularly but enjoy my trackpad so much and have had to be consigned to using my mouse when I am at the office or in "desktop" mode.

    However, this is the "game changer" that was missing! Meaning I can quickly type on my Aluminum Keyboard and can now enjoy the gesture based trackpad/ mouse too!

    If you wonder "how" it may feel to use it in that configuration; well I can attest that it is very natural and unnoticeable.

    Great Job Product Development Team!

    11 of 13 people found this useful