• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    very cool but...

    • Written by from Debary

    Just got my magic track pad in the mail today like all of it except when i have to click and highlight or click and drag. other than that it works great and looks really nice.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, who needs a mouse?

    • Written by from Pto Pollensa

    This wonderful invention came to my attention while trying to decide which mouse to buy. After reading the reviews of all, I decided to give it a try along with the keyboard with a numeric pad. I love it !!!! This has to help dramatically with over use injuries for those of us who work on computers all day everyday. After many years of using computers I now have problems with my Mouse hand, arm and neck. The track pad seemed to be a logical solution and I am sure, after having used it for a day, that it will be.

    It took me a few moments and a little reading to find what was needed to achieve the same things you can with a mouse and I have not looked back. Tapping two relaxed fingers instead of a right click for example. This is a much better hand placement than gripping a mouse and trying to move your middle finger while the hand is in an un-natural position. With the track pad, the hand is relaxed, open and you do not need to rest the wrist on the desk, hindering blood flow.

    As with each product Mac, I know I will never look back.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Non tech solution

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I bought my Magic Track Pad yesterday and have been really impressed with it. I have arthritis and the mouse was becoming a problem. It took a little while to get used to and I am still in the learning mode. There were many comments about the slant and several solutions in the reviews. I tried turning it around and still was not right for me. I put a paper pad (my 6' x4" new post-it pad sacrificed for the cause) just slightly larger then the trackpad underneath it to level it off. I put my bean bag wrist support next to it at the bottom and I am good to go. I had already been using my wireless keypad that way - so it was level so not surprising I would prefer that position. I think this position also makes the push down clicking easier. For people with hand issues these little adjustments can make a difference.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Alexandria

    So much more precise than a mouse and it also really compliments the Apple keyboard with numeric keypad available for iMac. Mine works either in front or behind the display for up to several feet; the bluetooth makes for many options. If you're not a savvy user of trackpads (such as with a laptop), it's probably not meant for you to have magic trackpad. Many of the bad reviews on here appear to be written by users who weren't previously trackpad users. If that applies to you, get a wired mouse. If you're like me and love the more technologically-savvy option, get the magic trackpad; it's awesome!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should default the option to switch the wrist angle...

    • Written by from CALGARY

    I purchased the M Tp yesterday and quickly noted that the wrist angle was going to be an ergonomic issue. Then I noticed the below suggestion from another reviewer that enables you to easily change the orientation (& therefore wrist angle) when using the M Tp!

    A big thanks to the reviewer "CT from San Francisco" who shared it!! The M Tp would have been returned had I not seen this...


    Some have complained about the slant angle, but there is a hidden default that lets you invert or flip it as needed. Enter this command in Terminal (will prompt for root password), then restart your Mac or reconnect the Magic Trackpad:

    sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES

    Now place the Magic Trackpad in desired orientation on your desk and drop all 5 fingers on it (outstretched towards the edges not scrunched up). The coordinates of the trackpad automatically flip so all cursor and gesture motions match the new hand orientation.

    112 of 119 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth issues

    • Written by from San Diego

    I was so excited when this first came out... and I have to say that I love it.

    But what I don't love is the Bluetooth connectivity. I've got a brand new Mac Pro sitting 6 feet away from the Trackpad and it frequently (more often than not) has tracking issues. It will jump all around my screen or just respond slowly. I'm having similar issues with the Bluetooth Magic Mouse.

    I don't know what is causing it, but it's making these devices worthless. I wish there was a wired version of both devices as I do like them outside of the fact that they don't work well in my home office. The fact that I have issues with all 3 of my BT devices (keyboard, mouse, trackpad) leads me to believe it's not a hardware issue.

    There are some serious issues with Bluetooth so I'm hoping that future devices use a better technology that doesn't have these interference issues.

    27 of 42 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good.

    • Written by from Asheville

    I'm a graphic designer and I hate using the magic mouse. It always wants to scroll on me. If I turn scrolling off, then the mouse isn't as cool. So I tried the Magic Trackpad and I've been pretty pleased with it. I'm able to be very accurate and I have big hands so its awesome to have so much space in a track pad. I design at home about 3 nights a week and it is comfortable for me to use.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Akward

    • Written by from chicago

    This is the most awful mouse. I am not looking to work my hands out. It has taken the simplicity out of using a mouse. It should not be that difficult. I know your saying "That's because you don't know how to use it." I do though and it is still a pain and takes entirely to much time up. I'd rather not give any stars at all but I couldn't.

    17 of 66 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT!

    • Written by

    The Magic Trackpad is wonderful with the Mac Mini,MBP and Mac but the battery are empty after 4 to 5 weeks

    18 of 19 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need complete mouse emulation

    • Written by from Toronto

    At minimum, I should be able to do everything with the trackpad that I can do with my trusty old Logitech wheel mouse. But there's no way to do a "hold down the wheel and drag" or a wheel click, and because I need both of these in a program I use fairly often, I can't completely retire the mouse just yet.

    I'm also a bit dismayed by how quickly the trackpad drains a pair of fully charged batteries, because I could swear I read reviews claiming that it was more power-efficient than Bluetooth mice. In fact, to date I've found that a charge lasts only half or two thirds as long.

    I've only had it for a month so I might still be making my own fine motor adjustments, but I find the "single tap" sensitiviy to be erratic. Sometimes it seems like the click event is fired when my finger barely grazes the surface, while other times even a solid tap doesn't do it.

    One driver change I would recommend is to ignore very light "taps" that happen while another finger is resting on the surface, as these are almost certainly accidental. At least provide a settings option to change this, as it gets quite annoying sometimes.

    Overall, I find myself wanting to love this product because it looks great and is such a great idea, and maybe I will eventually, but I'm not head over heels yet.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect upgrade!

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I still use a Macbook 2007 so the last model before the multitouch track pads came out. This has been a great addition along with my wireless keyboard and finally gives me versatility on my mac.

    Great to use when my Macbook is hooked up to the TV as well, just turn on the tap to click functions in my mouse preferences and then I am good to go. No more sitting just feet from the TV if I need to use the mouse!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless unless you have it on a solid surface

    • Written by from Richmond

    Serious design oversight.....don't buy this if you want to use on your lap with the wireless keyboard. Cannot be used unless on a solid surface.
    The click buttons are situated at the bottom corners and needs to be pressed onto the surface it sits on. I made the mistake of thinking I could use this to remotely control my TV.

    17 of 62 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic success with technical failure

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    The ergonomics of this trackpad puts mice to shame. It's smoother, faster, more precise, and easier on your fingers. The three-finger drag mode causes a problems in some apps because it takes a second to deactivate. Unfortunately, it's extremely prone to interference. Bring it to an office and it doesn't even have one foot of range before it becomes jerky and unresponsive. Turn on WiFi and it's jerky every time you have network traffic.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent solution to those awful mice

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have a MBP and it's trackpad is absolutely the best. I just set up an HD monitor and did not want to use a mouse - triple hate using a mouse. The Magic Trackpad is the answer I was looking for. It mimics the MBP trackpad exactly, making my transition to a wireless keyboard flawless. No mouse, no fuss.
    Reviewers saying it is too sensitive are nuts. If anything, it's a little less sensitive than the MBP pad. It's perfect. Extremely well done, Apple. 10 stars.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not get any better

    • Written by from APO

    I love the magic trackpad!! using my macbook pro in clamshell mode attached to my tv and this thing is awesome!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Mouse is Way Better

    • Written by from BOSTON

    I have use the trackpad for the last 3 months and finally switched back to a mouse. It is not the ideal device to control a computer. It does not feel the same as the trackpad on a laptop.

    15 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of garbage

    • Written by from Valley Stream

    I don't always use a flat surface so it's worthless. It won't click unless it is on a table. The latest apple mouse will work on anything anywhere. The trackpad isn't better than a mouse period. i'm a fool for buying this and if you buy it you are a fool as well.

    16 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful x 5

    • Written by from San Jose

    Thank you for creating this trackpad, Apple folks.

    It works for me.

    Really accurate, easy to use, also my fingers and wrist are pain-free when I use it.

    You can do everything you do with mouse, with comfort. It's faster than mouse.

    Good job.

    11 of 14 people found this useful