• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Maybe it's me...

    • Written by from Gray

    but the trackpad is driving me crazy. Sometimes I have to hit it to get it to respond; sometimes it responds to nothing more than a thought. It's magic, all right--it magically trashed my application folder, magically resized all the icons on my desktop, magically changes the order of my e-mails. I tried to like it, I really did. But it was a disaster. I've gone back to my Magic Mouse.

    31 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best device for you iMac

    • Written by from BREA

    I love this thing! I used to swear by track balls. I've used a Microsoft Explorer for almost 6 years... It was starting to wear out when I finally went from PC to mac. I played with the Magic Pad in the store after I got my new iMac. The main reason I wanted something other than a mouse, the magic mouse was no good. I was so used to my trackball that using a mouse, and a mouse with odd features, wasn't cutting it. I tried the Pad and will never use a mouse again if I can help it (other than work... clunky Dell junk).

    Buy it if you are on the fence. Disable the buttons and just use the tap to click feature. There were a couple of features I changed... but can't remember off the top of my head. ALSO, buy some nice rechargable batteries. I burn up my AA batteries in the Pad. I got some Sanyo ion something or other batteries that get some good reviews, shoot for Amazon on those.

    One of THE best devices ever!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improves your iMac experience

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    It improves your iMac experience tremendously. scolling and tapping with your fingers on this wide pad makes moving the mouse with your hand on a mouse pad very primitive.
    the funcionality of the trackpad is the way it should be done. I had my imac for nine months and I had a trackpad for 2 weeks and I kick myself for not getting this sooner.
    And if you own a mac laptop as well then having the trackpad for your iMac makes total sense because now everything works the same. The way I wound up buying the track pad is one day I was at a electronic store which had the imac with the trackpad, I started playing with it and it just hit me, using the trackpad just made a lot of sense. The next day I went to an Apple store and got one. I love it, I love it, I love It. Thank you Apple for making sense of the computer and making it fun to use. I switch from PC to imac nine months ago and never regret it. Apple keep up the good work. Love ya. Steve Jobs R.I.P. and thank you.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad lack of sensitivity control

    • Written by from Pleasant Valley

    The ONLY thing I dislike about the trackpad is that there is NO SENSITIVITY setting for tapping nor touching. MS Windows has it for their 'pads' . It's very frustrating when anyone accidentally brushes a body part on the pad & something unintentional or unexpected happens on my iMac screen! (like when my grandkids are here!). I bought the magic mouse because they dropped my 1st wireless mouse many times until it broke, so I bought the trackpad as a backup. How difficult can it be to write an update adding this almost imperative feature to the trackpad? Otherwise it's a perfect product. PLEASE HELP.

    23 of 25 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

    trackpad

    • Written by from Levittown

    If you have arthritis l like me, you are gonna love this trackpad. Its sure takes the strain of grabbing for the mouse. You can lean back in you chair and rest the pad on the chair arm and still point and click.

    Love this gizmo!

    MK
    a new member of apple

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, now that I've stopped clicking it like a mouse

    • Written by from Vancouver

    I bought the Magic Trackpad because I was starting to get a sore arm/wrist from using my mouse. I confess that at first use, I was disappointed. It is SO hard to click (comparatively speaking), that it hurt my wrist even MORE.

    But on day two, I discovered that you don't actually have to click it at all. On the trackpad, a simple tap is equivalent to clicking a traditional mouse. In fact, I don't even know why the trackpad *has* a click function. You don't seem to need it at all.

    Now that I know how to use it properly, I love it. I can surf/type all day, and barely move my arm at all.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Garnerville

    I'm using this with BetterTouchTool, and the Magic Trackpad could easily replace my 8-button Logitech MX Revolution.

    Now if they'd just come out with a black keyed version of the wireless keyboard and I'd be all set.

    29 of 37 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Try it, you'll like it.

    • Written by from Portland

    I've been using a plain old scroll mouse with a wire for years ... connectivity isn't an issue and there are no batteries to worry about. But when Lion killed the driver for my favorite mouse, I thought it might be time to move into the future and try this trackpad. I'm glad I did! From the first moment I used it I loved the smart way that the entire case pushes down to perform a click (the glass trackpad on my MacBook Pro requires a harder press that tires my hand). I'm also able to use tap-to-click on this trackpad with no problems, even though that caused lots of unwanted clicks on my MacBook Pro. And of course the added gestures like swiping left and right to change pages in Safari adds a level of productivity that my old mouse couldn't offer.

    With Apple's rechargeable battery kit, I get about three weeks on a charge, and I can rotate a fresh pair of batteries into the unit in about a minute.

    My only compliant is that the trackpad occasionally loses its Bluetooth connection to my computer ... it will disconnect, then reconnect again 10 seconds later, maybe once or twice a week. It's not a big deal, but surprising because the Apple wireless keyboard sitting right next to it has never had this problem. I'm leaving out one star for that reason.

    Otherwise it's a fine product and I wouldn't want to go back to a normal mouse again.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy it

    • Written by from Austin

    I hate this thing...I have to pound on it to get it to connect and the batteries run out every two weeks. It always loses it's connection with the computer..going back to my mouse..Good riddance..

    41 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    didn't work out too well for me.

    • Written by from Yonkers

    this thing just did not fit the bill for me. i have been completely satisfied with every apple product I have ever bought until this one. I thought it would fix the quirkiness of Lion if I had a multitouch trackpad... but once I started using it I found it was just a patch. 2.1ghz core 2 duo with 4gb of memory and an ssd... figured this would fit in just fine. ended up being real awkward even after adjusting all the settings I could think of.

    turns out windows 7 and a scroll wheel mouse have bought my computing experience back from the dead.

    no hate here. just my two cents. too long using the same ui. just felt so stale. trackpad set the whole thing off.

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best upgrade ive done in a while.

    • Written by from San Jose

    Finally a trackpad for the desktop computer. And i love the size cause I always hate using the laptop ones... too small. If you are a destop and are upgrading your OS to Lion, the trackpad is a must!

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't used a mouse since day one of owning this!

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    Instead of trying to conjure up every superlative to describe my absolute adoration for this product, let me tell you that prior to owning my iMac (the 27" 2010 version), I had been a big fan of IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad laptops. This is relevant because I had always hated the trackpads that came with most laptop computers, which had always been one of the most significant reasons that I much preferred the ThinkPad's hallmark Trackpoint "stick" over all other laptops' touch-based pads.

    Having said that, I also loved the Magic Mouse that came with my iMac, but it took less than 15 minutes of playing around with this awesome new Apple gadget until I boxed up my Magic Mouse, which I had gotten to like quite a bit actually. It is just so wonderfully natural and the generous amount of 1-4 finger gestures make it much more versatile - and FUN - than any mouse could ever hope to be. I also love the understated design and the fact that it screams sophistication and beauty at the same time.

    It is also clear that my next notebook will be the 17" MacBook Pro with its large trackpad, as this appropriately named Magic Trackpad is the culmination of years' worth of hard work and experience with touch and gesture based input devices with the various MacBook Pro's (and Air's) as well as the touch screen controlled iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

    If I was forced to come up with one issue that I didn't like about it, I would have to say "Sorry, I guess you'll have to shoot me, because I really can't". The most I could come up with is the fact that it drains the battery relatively quickly. When I bought this, I also purchased the Apple battery charger, which quickly paid for itself in batteries that I did not need to buy.

    Go get one! I would have paid twice as much for it. ;-)

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great / Issue

    • Written by from Bronx

    I always hated trackpads on laptops, but then Apple started adding features to make them easier and more ergonomic to use. When I bought my iMac, I got one of these babies. Apple really should give the option to buy this instead of a mouse. But it's great. I have an RSI in my right wrist and have had to mouse around w/my left hand for years now. Not anymore. I'm back to my right hand with the trackpad.

    I have had an issue with it lately, however. It's been suddenly dropping the ability to tap, which then won't return until the machine is restarted. Weird. No solution on their boards, but also no one else claiming to have this problem so maybe it's just me.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is a MUST!

    • Written by from Hamilton

    If you have experienced the Trackpad on a MacBook Pro you know what it is all about. This thing is wonderful, more than twice the size of the one on the MB Pro and has all the same benefits. I recently purchased it with a wireless keyboard to use with my MB Pro with a large monitor.

    Whether or not you have experienced a Trackpad before, this thing is very easy to learn to you. I do suggest that you do some research and learn about all of the gestures that you can do on it.

    A mouse still has its time and place but not on my desk!

    25 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but its going back

    • Written by from WOODLAND HILLS

    I'm a designer and thought I would give the trackpad a try for daily use. After 1 day, I am already back on my mouse. The product works as described, was easy set up, even works on Windows! But after a day, my finger tips feel like they are going to fall off. I would say this is great for casual web/email browsing use, but if you're putting in the hours in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign or other common design programs, best to stick with a mouse or pen tablet.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Marvelous!

    • Written by from Deerfield

    Saw it at the apple store. works as advertised.

    125 of 230 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love and hate this one.

    • Written by from Gateshead

    This product is very good and practical for all desktop users out there. With Magic Trackpad you can take advantage of multi gesture and other fancy stuff OSX offers. So I got one and loving it, but I never felt this device can replace my mouse. When it comes to do something like editing a picture I don't feel this device is sensitive enough, so I just use Magic Trackpad for day to day task like read emails and browse web and use Magic Mouse when I want to work. But still I cant live with or without it!!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Arlington Heights

    I have been using the track pad for six months. It hogs batteries. Now it is possessed. I have done everything I can think of to fix it - Googled everything, reset, trashed preferences, PRAM, etc. It literally has a mind of its own today. Now I have to drag a 27" iMac in to fix this. REALLY? I can make more money by going and buying a mouse instead of wasting two hours for the Genius bar to belittle me.

    My love for Apple 10 years ago has turned into - hey they are still better than all the problems I have w/ a PC. But every year I have MORE and MORE problems. :(

    36 of 53 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad...

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Effective tool however strain on wrist. I lift up my hand and still bothersome.
    Feels better when the trackpad is on my lap.

    Perhaps making one for table-top with arc in the same curvature as the magic mouse. Tilt forward a little more. A shape that will make less hand movement with more efficiency.

    A pressure sensitive pen would be a nice option. Allow trackpad mapping to the screen size.

    22 of 25 people found this useful