• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed my way of computing

    • Written by from Weston

    I've been a geek since the 70's, and short of the first mouse I ever used, nothing changed my input technique as much as the Trackpad....ever. I would never go back to a mouse.

    Brilliant!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have USB - forget Bluetooth for this!

    • Written by from San Jose

    This device should have a USB connection. The Bluetooth connection is horribly unreliable, goes on and off even with full batteries. But even if it were 100% stable, the design would still make no sense. Why have to replace batteries all the time when the USB-connected keyboard is right next to the thing, with an empty USB socket pointing right at it?

    Apple, make one of these with USB and I will buy it! But offer ANY Bluetooth devices any more. I don't want them. I hate buying or charging batteries. Extra work for me that I do not need and wasteful, too.

    34 of 42 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 52 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lag, bad precision

    • Written by from Linkoping

    There is a rubber band feeling and bad precision due to lag. Either due to the bluetooth or for other reasons. It has nothing to do with acceleration settings or whatever. There sure is a time lag of about 30ms which makes it almost useless

    27 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of apple's best!

    • Written by from boardman

    The magic trackpad might just be the greatest accessory apple has made. I just recently purchased an iMac and instead of going with the magic mouse I chose this instead and have not regretted that decision for one minute. Its looks great but most importantly its functional. I have to run a lot of programs that require responsive and functional mice, (auto cad, rhino, photoshop, indesign, revit, sketch up, 3ds max, etc. by the way Im an architecture student) and this track pad knocks it out of the park. So if you are looking for something to run some serious programs or just to have a really cool mouse to show friends give this a shot I am almost certain you will love it. Plus it will feel like a natural transition from iPhone to your computer. Enjoy!

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it BUT

    • Written by from sutton west

    I really like the control i get from using the trackpad, I also find it is easier on ones hands vs a traditional mouse all that said my feet fell off -both sides!- which made right clicking and other actions impossible.

    So i land at 4 stars, great little addition until it loses it's feet.

    20 of 21 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..

    40 of 60 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted about 18 months

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    Is a perfect pairing for a OSX with the mutitouch gestures capabilities. Dragging icons over long distances, or selecting a lot of text is cumbersome.

    After about 12 months it would regularly drop connections. Eventually, after about 18 months, it was unusable and would drop connections every minute. Battery replacement would usually resolve the issue, but as time went on, battery life was shorter and shorter. It's not that they wore out, it's that the trackpad required a higher battery life percentage in order to even turn on. All battery contacts were perfectly clean too. After dropping connection, the only way to re-establish was to remove and re-insert batteries.

    Expected a little more for such an expensive product. Seriously having second thoughts about buying another one.

    44 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid piece of tech

    • Written by from South Brisbane

    I bought this yesterday and it started working fine but then it suudenly stopped and refused to work again

    15 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far superior to the mouse in most situations

    • Written by from Greenville

    I just purchased this item and already it is much easier to use than even the Magic Mouse. I will still keep my mouse for the few applications that require it, but I adore the trackpad. It is comfortable to use and the gestures, once you learn them, are highly intuitive. Finally a trackpad for a desktop computer! A+, Apple!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch

    • Written by from Geneva

    I really don't like this thing, largely because, unlike a mouse, one can't rest one's fingers - EVER!. The wrist is always bent up, keeping the fingers off of the pad, unless one is poking, swiping, etc. With a mouse, one lays one's palm on the device which is comforting... Every time I use this trackpad, my wrists get sore.

    35 of 41 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect match with Mac...

    • Written by from HongKong

    I just feel that I am so late for buying this...more convenient than use mouse to control...Love it

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth connectivity!

    • Written by from Andover

    Although I love the Magic Mouse, the trackpad keeps the connection much further away than the mouse. I use this with my MacMini and TV and stream videos. Bigger surface too. Get it, you'll love it

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's good, but doesn't replace my mouse

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've had this for about a month. It's nice for simple things, like scrolling through web pages, but it's useless when it comes to some specific apps, like GarageBand. I had hoped this might replace my mouse, but no dice. It's a neat toy, but it's not a tool.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Oakland Park

    OK this track pad is awesome! Seriously it blows having a mouse out of the water! Cannot imagine using a mouse again. No more carpal tunnel pain! Seriously I love it and so does my partner... Love it love it!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Hutchinson

    I'm not even remotely close to being as computer "savvy" as most people that post here. I don't know for sure how this thing works, and I don't care. In my opinion, it's the best thing since sliced bread. Buy it, connect it, read the instructions, then just play with it! My mouse is in the desk drawer, batteries removed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super nice device!!!!

    • Written by from Fort Calhoun

    I can swipe pages. I can scroll. I like it so much!!! But it does not replace a mouse. I have a wired mighty mouse.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's gorgeous and functional.

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I wanted the trackpad because I wanted a desktop setup where my Macbook Air was attached to an external monitor. Since I was so pleased with the Air's trackpad, I decided the trackpad would be great for using at the desk. The trackpad works perfectly with OS X Lion, and now Mountain Lion. Once users have experienced what multi-gestures can do, they will find it hard to go back. I sure did. I think this hardware works flawlessly, and I'm glad I bought it. Using the Macbook Air at the desktop with anything else like a regular mouse would have felt clunky and slow.

    7 of 7 people found this useful