• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad handwriting

    • Written by from West Hollywood

    This Magic Trackpad can do Chinese handwriting recognition. After I connected the trackpad to the iMac, I can handwrite on the trackpad for Chinese input. It is wonderful to use Chinese on the iMac. No more typing on the keyboard via Zhuyin input.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    • Written by from Houston

    I have two of these now. One for my Mac Mini connected to my HDTV and one for my MacBook Air. I really can't say anything I don't like about the trackpad. I just love it!

    It also works perfectly with my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (w/Jelly Bean). With that said, you would think it would also work with the iPad (iOS 6.1.2), but nope, it doesn't. Hey Apple, that's something to consider. I'll use the Tab 2 more now, especially in bed, so I don't have to reach up and touch the screen when reading or playing. :-)

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An amazing upgrade from a mouse!

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    I stumbled upon the Magic Trackpad at work as a co-worker had one on his desk. I tried it out and went out that afternoon and bought one as I had been looking to replace the terrible wireless mouse that came with my iMac. The Magic Trackpad is amazing! No more mousing over to the scroll bar and clicking to scroll. No need to use the back and forth buttons on the web browser to browse through web pages, the Magic Trackpad does all this and more with simple finger gestures. The Magic Trackpad is very well built and looks great. It really is an impressive piece of Apple engineering at a great price.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't go back to regular mouse

    • Written by from Ann Arbor

    The litmus test of how useful this product is for me is when I forgot to bring it into the office (it's pretty expensive, and for the time being I only have one). I was therefore forced to use my regular mouse, and it was just cumbersome. Indeed, I found myself going to the laptop's trackpad even though the laptop was on a stand to serve as a secondary monitor.

    In short, the feel of the trackpad, once set up properly, is perfect. If you like using the gestures on the Macbook trackpad, I think you'll like the magic trackpad even better.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It stopped working after 10 months

    • Written by from Los angeles

    I was so disappointed. I changed the batteries but still no life in it. It could be that because I didn't use it for long periods of time, it had some corrosion issues with the batteries and that killed the trackpad.

    17 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    constantly losing connection

    • Written by from singapore

    conceptually a great product but placed within 30cm of 27in 2013 iMac with new battery and consistent (non-sleep period) use, it is constantly losing connection (same environment as other bluetooth devises). About one in three commands are lost and connection fluctuates rendering it more counterproductive than useful.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Bingham Farms

    Tempermental. Worked about 70% of the time, which means it does not work for 30% of the time impacting efficiency significantly. I threw it in the garbage. Apple quality is taking a real turn for the worse. Hopefully Samsung will make a compatible trackpad and I can integrate that. For now I have gone back to a wired mouse on my $5k MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt display.

    17 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    it's name say everything Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from WESTMINSTER

    One of the best apple product

    12 of 14 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse Replacement

    • Written by from Johnson City

    I purchased this back in July with my MBP Retina. I use it at work most of the day. I read some negative reviews about battery life but my first battery lasted almost 6 months with heavy every day use. I've had no problems with this trackpad and it is very convenient to have the exact same gestures as you have with your computer trackpad. If you are considering a high end mouse replacement and own any Macbook, look no further. Only downside, it's pretty doggone expensive..... (hence 4 stars).

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome invention!

    • Written by from Baghdad

    Thanks for the efforts making out this product! R.I.P Steve Jobs

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    • Written by from Santa Cruz

    The Magic Trackpad is responsive, well built, and huge! It's size makes performing gestures an enjoyable experience rather than a chore.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word: Excellent!

    • Written by from Scott

    Works on my 2007 MBP, which is a Macbook that was made before they put the trackpads stock on Apple mobile PCs. Makes the stock keyboard useless. Really fun to use. Great job on the engineering Apple once again.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Edison

    Got my second one with my new Retina MBP. it is just so handy to have. BTW - the USB SuperDrive makes a perfect riser for it!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Maribyrnong

    I recently bought this item on Boxing Day and have had it for a couple of days now. Just had to write a review because it is amazing. Its responsive, doesn't disconnect at all, easy to use and set up, and looks and works great with the Apple wireless keyboard. The only problem with it was clicking and select things. To solve this, just go on System Preferences, Trackpad, and select "Tap to click".

    Overall, great product, highly responsive and highly recommend using with the wireless keyboard. Worth the money and great quality.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic? No, just Apple doing what it does best!

    • Written by from Brookhaven

    The Magic trackpad is an amazing little device that expands your trackpad on your MacBook pro, and if an iMac user, it unlocks a world of touch and responsiveness only Apple could provide. It has a beautiful sleek design and goes with all of your apple made products. I ordered one after using the one that we have in my computer class, learning how to do Photoshop and other various applications from Adobe. I find my self going to the trackpad for comfort in class (we have both mouse options (trackpad and the Magic Mouse)) and it is just as accurate! Would most certainly recommend!!!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY COMFORTABLE!

    • Written by from Burwood

    I bought this track pad a few months ago and recently realised i got so used to it that i never want to ever use the magic mouse which i was so comfortable with in the beginning.Time goes by and technology gets so advanced that we are forced to leave some things we liked.Anyway the track pad is very good to use and makes me access my computer very very comfortably.Iam sure the magic mouse has its advantages too.so its always my back up .Good technology apple!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointing

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    I bought this to replace a Magic Mouse, thinking it might be more accurate or at least easier for details. (I have an Air and love its trackpad.) This stutters or just simply doesn't work; it will scroll only with difficulty. I've gone back to the mouse, angry at wasting $69. (Batteries are new; I am on OS 10.6.8.; the box says it needs 10.6.5 on.)

    21 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes using a MPB as a desktop replacement a joy

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I use my MBP in many different places but primarily at my office desk. When in the office, I want to use the MBP as a desktop replacement, so I purchased a Thunderbolt Display. When first using the MBP - Thunderbolt Display combination, I found using MBP keyboard and trackpad awkward.

    As part of a solution, I purchased a Magic Trackpad. This would allow the MBP to sit back with the Thunderbolt Display. My fear was that it would not have the same feel as the MBP trackpad or that it would be difficult to use. My fears were unfounded!! It works every bit as well! In fact, the Magic Trackpad is so light and easy to use, I usually pack it for on-the-road use.

    Apple got this perfect! 5 stars!

    10 of 11 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