• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be magic if it didn't require batteries

    • Written by from Houston

    Considering only this thing's function as an input device, it's wonderful. I love having the vocabulary of gestural inputs on the big trackpad. But in day-to-day life its infrastructural requirements—namely batteries—leave much to be desired. This thing sits in one spot on my desk. Why must it eat batteries? I have plenty of available USB ports. The trackpad should just use one of them and be done with the need for interrupting my work to be fed more expensive & environmentally unfriendly batteries.

    19 of 21 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product - for smaller hands

    • Written by from Omaha

    I have both wireless devices (mouse) & after a month of using the Magic trackpad, for comfort, I have gone back to the traditional white wireless mouse. Pain gone. I must admit that I liked the visual appearance of my desk with the wireless keyboard and silver mouse but comfort won. If you not gong to use this trackpad +8 hrs a day, give it a go. If you looking at this device it for the office, I'd think twice.

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it Comfortable?

    • Written by from fenton

    After 5 days of use, im begining to get comfortable using it.
    My main concern was how comfortable it would be to use since I didn't really enjoy the low profile feel of the magic mouse.

    Initially, I wanted to rest my entire hand on the trackpad. This worked, but I felt like I had to be too careful not to move my other fingers, or I would get unstable results. Doing this left me felling somewhat tense while using the trackpad.

    Today, I started resting my hand on the desk while only using my index finger to navigate the trackpad. This seems to be the most comfortable, and accurate way to use the trackpad. I'm finding this to be the most effortless way to navigate a computer.

    I love the 4 finger swipes to get to other running applications or to get to the desktop.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why replace AA batteries in 2013?

    • Written by from Placentia

    This device eats AA batteries which must be periodically replaced or recharged. Even worse, the pad's response time is slightly slower than the pad on a Macbook Pro, which makes navigation annoying.

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It was great until it went crazy

    • Written by from Lancaster

    I had the magic track pad for maybe 2 or 3 months before out of the blue, it stopped selecting things, then selected things while my hands were no where near it, 1-touch click stopped working, then 1-click stopped working, then it started moving things I didn't want to other places, and THEN it started freezing my comp whenever I turned the trackpad on.

    I know, studied and practiced all the trackpad finger moves, so I know my fingers didn't somehow slip in the wrong direction. This drove me bananas for 2 weeks since I was convinced there had to be a way to fix it---after all, it's an apple product, righ?!

    I tried everything (not in the order listed):
    Restart comp
    Repaired my mac mini's permissions in Recovery mode
    Turned off bluetooth, turned on bluetooth
    unpair and then pair
    new batteries
    cleaned trackpad with glass cleaner
    cleaned trackpad with rubbing alcohol
    blew air on the trackpad to get dust out the edges with an air compressor
    left it in a hot room to dry out (maybe the humidity in my office made it wonky, Idk)
    left it alone 3 days to rest

    But after all that, it was STILL acting very bizarre!

    I'm finally taking it back to the store for a genius appt. Hopefully they give me store credit.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    yay for Apple getting it right!

    • Written by from VANCOUVER

    have been an Apple fan for over a decade, but have always loathed their mouse. Even the newer Magic Mouse is a brick to move and is too large and heavy for the comfort of my hand & wrist. The Magic Trackpad is AMAZING though! The customization options really seal the deal for me. Now I can use über light touches to control and move the cursor. Working in Logic & Garageband is a beautiful thing with the trackpad, and much to my surprise so is Photoshop. Before I had to hear every click of the mouse, now there is nothing but QUIET! love, love, love- Apple is finally doing it right! Just say no to mouse.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Invention!!

    • Written by from Dumfries

    My family have several Macs and just one of them has the Magic Trackpad and I wish all of them would. Once you get used to this marvel returning to a regular mouse or even to the Magic Mouse is never the same. Besides that if you're working late at night the pad allows you to do it quietly instead of making noise tapping your pad as you do with the mouse. Best investment. I love it...

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    genius

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    this thing is WAY better than magic mouse. You cannot leave without it once you start to use.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magical indeed - casted a spell on this skeptic

    • Written by from Bellevue

    A few things: I love Apple product, I love computer mice, I never write reviews -- ever.

    But this thing is THAT good. At the very least, try one and return it if you don't like it. I'm a graphic designer and I've had the current unibody Macbook Pro with its large multi-touch trackpad. While it was great, the best laptop trackpad I've ever used, I still found myself preferring a mouse. Needless to say, the concept of putting a Trackpad on my desk to use with my Mac Pro workstation was ludicrous -- or was it?

    I've move to a home office and have a lot of things on my desk. I mainly use a Wacom Cintiq to draw directly onscreen and a wired Intuos 3 to control my 2nd monitor (where I keep my palettes) for a mouse/trackpad-free experience. I use the graphic pens 75-80% of my day. A magic mouse was my pointer of choice for non-design needs.

    I've always had to rearrange my desktop to fit this need and make room for moving my hand around with a mouse. Well no more!! I tried the Magic Trackpad and was instantly hooked. It's simple -- the HUGE size of the trackpad eliminated all my "complaints" about using the Macbook's trackpad. Functionally, they are identical, but in this case, size matters. It's THE best pointing device (besides graphic pens for my art and design) that I've ever used. I've tried them all, btw (nubbs, trackpads, trackballs, mice). Tracking is smooth & ACCURATE. Multi-touch is ACCURATE and easy to use, not to mention nifty.

    PROS:
    • LARGE size
    • Multi-touch gestures & clicking
    • Stationary object on desktop

    CONS:
    • $70, really? Sigh... I am at apple.com after all.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gave up on trying to use Magic Trackpad.

    • Written by from FAIRFAX

    I had apprehensions on buying the Magic Trackpad because I really never use the trackpad on my MacBook Pro. I find a mouse and in particular the Magic Mouse to be much easier and faster for most operations. i was sucked in, however, by the "Magic" in its name and now will be looking to return it or sell on eBay.

    My complaints.
    Touch click it extremely sensitive and results in many unintended clicks.
    Unlike a mouse (which allows you to rest your hand) the track pad forces your wrist into an upward, cocked position to prevent accidental clicking.
    Many operations like click and drag or right click require to many clicks to complete.

    Overall, it slowed my work and made my wrist hurt.

    31 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    • Written by from Delta

    I recently purchased a new iMac along with the touchpad. I have grown accustomed to the touchpad on my laptops and I thought I would like it. I love it! It responds beautifully and has a huge area for movement. I have hardly used the Magic Mouse since giving this a try. I highly recommend it.

    16 of 16 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

    The title says it all

    • Written by from Roseville

    This thing really is magical. I would definitely recommend to any mac mini, iMac, or Macbook w/ external display setup. Really compliments OS X and all of its awesome features.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MUST HAVE

    • Written by from Ooltewah

    The magic track pad,in my opinion, is not a mouse alternative. A mouse, is a lousy alternative to the magic track pad. It is a must have for anyone that has an iMac, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro running 10.7 Lion, actually any operating system. Its extremely responsive and the mutitouch gestures make Lion SOOO easy to navigate, especially if you like me and have multiple full screen apps or multiple pages. Its large and ergonomic so you don't find yourself hurting after hours of use and its great for tight spaces. I will end by saying BUY IT, i promise you won't regret it!

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    eh

    • Written by from Boston

    The design is sleek, certainly a beautiful piece of technology. It is much bigger than I thought it would be, which was a plus. However, my hands didn't feel very comfortable when using it, so I retuned it about a week later.

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apparently not for older iMacs

    • Written by from Greenville

    I have an iMac 5.1 that I updated to the new Lion and wanted to use the neat multi-touch features. My machine recognizes the trackpad just fine with Bluetooth, but it functions as a single button trackpad. It won't even scroll. The old USB GlidePoint is much more functional. I am sure it is great for some machines, but apparently not the older ones.

    24 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Extra, not a replacement

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    The Magic Trackpad is a great extra to have, especially with software such as sketchbook pro as you can use it like a bamboo tablet without a pen.

    The up-coming lion gestures look great too.

    I don't, however, think this replaces the mouse and I would recommend having a mouse as well but overall well worth having

    16 of 17 people found this useful