• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life Tackpad vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Tonawanda

    I used a Magic Mouse for several years before I decided to replace it with the Trackpad. It took some getting used to but now that I have, I like it fine. A big plus is that it seems the batteries (same rechargeable ones I used in the Magic Mouse) last a lot longer in the Trackpad. Apparently, the Trackpad does not require as much power as the Mouse. Unexpected but welcome difference.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it's working, terrible when it's not

    • Written by from South San Francisco

    While I love that I can use all the features of my laptop trackpad on this device, it's very frustrating when it doesn't connect with my work laptop anymore. I take my laptop home and leave the trackpad in the office, and every morning it seems I have to pair the trackpad again.

    Pairing is not the best experience ever. There's only one indicator light, and only one light color, so it's hard to tell what's happening with the trackpad, since turning it on or off looks about the same. I had to read a support page to know that blinking twice means discovery mode, and that if it does NOT blink, then the trackpad needs batteries, so it's not intuitive at all. It takes trial and error to figure out how to get the device in the right state for pairing.

    That said, after the frustrating pairing, the device works great. It's very responsive, and connectivity doesn't drop during the day. I love that I can use tap-to-touch and all multitouch gestures on a big comfortable surface.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Denver

    This trackpad put simply is amazing. It's huge, the texture is perfect, and it's awesome with Minecraft. I use this when I'm at home because my Mac is far back on my desk and I don't like reaching across my desk to use my Mac. So I bought this and the wired keyboard and it works great! This trackpad is the best, least laggy trackpad I've ever used.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving it!

    • Written by from Port St. Lucie

    I was between buying the magic mouse or the trackpad, but I couldn't be happier that I went with the trackpad! I don't have to worry about what surface I'm using with the trackpad, or even needing a surface at all, unlike with a mouse. I connect my MacBook to my TV a lot, and it's always been a pain to have to maneuver around in the cabinet to use the internal trackpad when I need to adjust something, now I just have the trackpad sitting on my side table and grab it whenever I need it. No clipboard to lean on, no jumbling around with the cabinet; this is the most convenient Apple accessory I've purchased to date. Loving it!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 7 months

    • Written by from Yelm

    I bought this product together with my imac 27" about 7 month ago. It work fine and loved it. I am a photographer and I use my mac for editing mainly. Two days ago it stop working, changed batteries, nothing. It act like it has a mind of its own. I doesn't response anymore to any finger movement or sometimes skip from one side to the other side on the screen. Very annoying. Having not bough a mouse with it I need to run back to the apple store and try to exchange it. Will posed their response later when I am back.

    6 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great first impressions.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    While I still need to get accustomed to the trackpad, I believe that this will work for me very well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Los angeles

    have been using it for about ten minutes and i LOVE it, works great. looks good. feels good. Makes everything alot easier compared to that old wireless mouse i was using. I recommend this to anyone!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving the Trackpad!

    • Written by from San mateo

    I wasn't sure how much I would like the Trackpad after testing it at the Apple store. It was awkward standing over it with my wrist bent, and down right painful after a few minutes of use.

    However, after a few minutes of use at home with my new iMac, I love this thing. It is so much easier, ergonomic, and less fatiguing than a mouse. The various finger controls, swipes, and pinches make this thing a joy to use. I think my mouse might go the way of the floppy disk.

    I read many complaints that the angle of the trackpad is bad, but I hardly notice it. Best new apple purchase I have made in a while. Absolutely loving the trackpad, and highly recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Utility Good; longevity bad

    • Written by from Rockville

    I love the functionality and the design. However I've had my $70 track pad just over a year and it's dead. I've had regular old mice that cost me $20 for nearly 20 years without breaking and this thing is dead. Verified dead. Sorry Apple but I can't afford $70 to replace this thing. I'm switching back to my Microsoft mouse and keyboard.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good

    • Written by from Paris

    Nothing better than touching the screen directly....

    6 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Throw away your mouse.

    • Written by from Mission

    Took me about 2 days to get used to using this and will never go back to a mouse again. Less fatiguing, less desktop real estate required and all around more useful for your iMac. Gives you access to gestures impractical with any mouse. I realize there is always a matter of personal preference involved, but if you're in debating between the mouse or the trackpad, I think you will find the trackpad to be miles ahead in terms of usability. Absolutely LOVE it!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As it should be!

    • Written by from Aurora

    I've been using the Magic Trackpad for some time now. I thought it was time to give a review of this little wonder. I have only had to replace the batteries once. I got the best batteries available. I use my Mac everyday so my Magic Trackpad gets quite a work out. I keep it clean by using a soft damp cloth once in a while making sure that I keep it looking it's best. I would never consider using anything else now that I've had the Magic Trackpad.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Former Windows User

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    My previous experience with trackpads were windows laptops provided by my employer. Like all my co-workers I carried a mouse in my bag as I could not use the small pad effectively. When I purchased my iMac in Feb. I added the trackpad as an addition to the Magic Mouse hoping it would have the functionality of the gestures I use on my iPad. I VERY seldom use the mouse now, when I do it is because it is a more precise device. PROS: Makes Mountain Lion sing, much better than my friends Windows 8 27" touchscreen (I save on windex) I use the Twelve South Magic Wand so can lean back and use from my lap. CONS: Not quite as precise as a mouse (at least for me) and I invested in rechargeable batteries as it is a battery hog.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Sinnai

    I started loving it since the first minute of use, really. My workflow is just faster, easier and less energy consuming because it takes less to move your fingers than to move the whole arm and a mouse. Will keep my review short but there are a lot of other positive considerations that i could make. Apple really makes amazing products and i hope it will continue with this route even without the amazing mind of steve :(

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage product.

    • Written by from san diego

    Rubber bottom thingies break off, and impossible to replace. Works when it wants, and hogs batteries. Too bad because it's very useful when it wants to be.

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product/idea, poor execution/design

    • Written by from San Diego

    They should really make a version on this product that integrates with their wired keyboard and numeric pad through the USB ports on the side. Many of the programs I would use this product with require the use of the numeric pad, which isn't available on the wireless keyboard.
    However I do realize that I could purchase two trackpads, and use the Mobee Magic Numbpad with one, leaving the other for a complete touch interface, however the MagicWand product would not be able to connect all three products together to form a single keyboard that includes both a trackpad and numeric pad.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad orientation

    • Written by from Walnut

    Couldn't get the terminal orientation suggestion to work, and yes the track pad needs to be turned with batteries to operator. However, I run a newspaper/print shop and have always used a half-inch riser under the keypad which makes it flat and more comfortable for me. Just did the same with touchpad. All OK.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Single-use item

    • Written by from Houston

    So, the batteries got stuck after a couple of weeks of no use. The battery door would not, could not budge. I bent a few coins, since the slot is rounded and will not fit a screwdriver. Tried a few cycles of heating and cooling, including butane. Finally I removed the rubber pad under the battery compartment, exposing two small holes. Used these holes to soak the insides with vinegar (great for removing battery corrosion) for two full days. But the door still would not budge. In the end I used a bit too much force, and the front surface cracked. So now it's useless.
    This is a design problem. I will not be replacing it.

    15 of 36 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Preferred over Mouse

    • Written by from Powell

    I rarely use this. Mainly only for fast switching between desktops only when playing EQ. I use a trackball for my main mouse ( I prefer not to move a mouse around at all ) and it's still using original battery...But I have to change out the battery almost monthly on this track pad even when not in use. I keep trying to turn it off and yet always find it on, what a waste of battery. I even sleeked disconnect on iMac when not using it, but always find it connected later. And now and then I see, "Cannot find device" 3 seconds later "device found", the keyboard does this at times as well.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, yet distance from perfect.

    • Written by from Dorchester

    The track pad is of good quality, with a certain weaknesses that I would like to mention.

    I've used the trackpad on the old MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air, and the new MacBook Pro Retina. If I would to rate the "ease to tap (click)" the trackpad, both lineup of the MacBook Pro score solid 5 star from me. MacBook Air's trackpad being a 4, since it requires a bit more force to tap, and the magic trackpad being a 3, because it needs the most force to tap. Hence, the most unconfortable one.

    Another weaknesses is the battery consumption. Compare to Apple's wireless keyboard, the magic trackpad needs new batteries every 3~4 months or so, whereas the wireless keyboard, well that's hard to estimate, because it still shows a solid 100% in my keyboard settings, after 3~4 months of usage.

    I can understand why the magic trackpad uses more power here, its due to its design, they always need to keep the entire surface electrolyzed to keep it functioning. If they can fix the tapping feel on the magic trackpad, I would give it a 5 star review.

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