• 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

    So far, so good

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I fell in love with this peripheral at the 5th Ave Apple Store where it is paired with nearly all iMacs on display. It's not ergonomic when standing but when seated normally, I find it to be a perfect angle. For several years I have been using a Kensington Expert Mouse and its angle did cause discomfort after some time so I had to take frequent breaks which wasn't always good for productivity.

    So far I haven't had any issues with the trackpad. Time will tell I suppose, particularly regarding the battery life as many have mentioned. I used to despise tap-to-click but now I embrace it. It's a perfect match for my late-2011 MPB. When I'm at home it sits on a stand and I use the slim wired keyboard and the trackpad. This is a pretty sweet setup.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Caveat emptor

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Ordered one with my new iMac, unuseable after 8 months. Acting very strange and unable to control. Had to go back to using a mouse.

    13 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of junk

    • Written by from Victoria

    I can't believe what a piece of junk this thing is? Am I the only one who got a defective one or did you all get a packet of Apple® kool aid with yours? The stupid thing works when it wants, I have my magic mouse here and it will scroll smoothly so I know it's not my system; this thing is clunky and jittery. It's not at all comfortable, the click feels like it was built to confuse you on purpose. I'm really starting to lose respect for Apple, this is the third thing in a row I've bought that was garbage ( don't even get me started on the one token 'green' thing that Apple did, their junky rechargeable battery charger, the fastest $30 I've ever spent). This thing looks great, and that is it. It's going back and I'm moving backwards away from my once devout belief in all things Apple. $69 for this piece of garbage, no wonder they are so profitable.

    14 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Product

    • Written by from Amesbury

    Although from what I've seen of the magic mouse it seems very nice, when i got my new iMac, I opted for the trackpad. I had tried it out in the store and it seemed good, but the real reason I got it instead of the magic mouse was because of the multitouch gestures. I got my iMac just after lion came out, And I wanted to be able to take full advantage of the new multitouch gesture feature. I was not disappointed. I think it's even better than a notebook because there is much more space to track and to use multitouch gestures. I was even more glad because I heard that in Mountain Lion there will be even more multitouch gestures. It paired easily with my Mac and I haven't had many problems with the Bluetooth connectivity. I love how both the keyboard and the trackpad are wireless. It makes my desk look so much less cluttered. The design is beautifully simple and sturdy. It fits right in with the wireless keyboard. My only complaint is that it is not good for gaming at all (which isn't surprising). Even so, if I had gotten the magic mouse, I probably would have gotten a dedicated gaming mouse. I am very satisfied and would recommend this product.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving it beyond words for general use and surfing : )

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    For many years I've been using high end gamer rated mouses for high quality desktop computers with very little experience using laptops or trackpads. My initial impression was extremely pleasant as I played with its settings and learned to do things a bit differently with my beloved 24" iMac still running Snow Leopard. Within the first day I came to absolutely love the effortless feather touch interaction for all general computer uses. Only occasionally do I feel the need to plug the mouse back in if I'm editing large batches of images as I'm not a big fan of its hard click. The connectivity is flawless here and battery consumption not even worth discussing as the unit stayed at 100% with constant use seemingly forever and the batteries still haven't needed to be changed. Would love to see it integrated with the Apple keyboard as others have said along with the "hard click" completely replaced with something else feather touch as well ?

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    died just after warranty ran out

    • Written by

    I loved this trackpad as soon as I started using it. I babbled on and on about how great it was, and eventually my friends got them too.

    Not quite 14 months after I bought it, the trackpad started to just turn off and not turn back on until I rebooted my entire system. I knocked myself out eliminating all the other possible reasons why this might be, until finally admitting that the trackpad couldn't be restored to proper working order.

    BUT: The same thing has been happening to just about everyone I know who bought the trackpad too. Doesn't matter what system they're using, what software they have installed, batteries, etc.

    It seems like I didn't just get a lemon. This item is apparently built to die shortly after the warranty runs out. And that's really unfortunate, because it's such a nifty device in every other respect.

    50 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK

    • Written by from Plainfield

    What a super idea - What a total piece of garbage!

    The first one was okay for about 3 months before it started acting erratically. Sometimes it was okay and at other times, without warning it actually became uncontrollable.

    So, I returned it for another. This one was good for about 10 days.

    I want productivity, not junk toys.

    32 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE IT

    • Written by from LAS VEGAS

    I bought the Trackpad today and I absolutely love it and tomorrow I am buying the wireless keyboard . So all the negative reviews to me are completely bogus .

    17 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING! .. & I'm no techie

    • Written by from Germantown

    I had a 2008 macbook(the last of the bulkier body white ones) that I had to retire recently because ..well, it was just time. I now have the 21.5 inch iMac which comes with the option of coming with a mouse or trackpad. I choose the trackpad cause I'd read and heard it was similar to browsing on a laptop. & it is! I love it!!! It makes the transition from laptop to desktop much easier because it feels.. not so different. It;s also sleek looking and just nice looking next to the wireless keyboard. Makes for a clean work space. I was back and forth before deciding but I'm glad I went for it. Try it!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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

    Nicely made.

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    This gives me full gesture support on my white MacBook. It also doubles up when I use the aluminium MacBook on a pedestal with an external keyboard. The final piece in the puzzle for me is that I hope it gets support on the iPad, as this would make my use of it complete.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best way to interface with a computer

    • Written by from Bayonne

    I absolutely love my magic trackpad; however, I am one of those people who hates the tap-to-click function, so I disabled it . I have had no connection issues whatsoever, unlike other bluetooth devices. And those extra inches make a huge difference over the built in trackpads... I wish I had it with me right now. Also, I think its more ergonomic than the laptop trackpad.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best!

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    After using this, I never want to use a traditional mouse again. Being able to use the "gestures" to accomplish tasks is great!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Magic Mouse, but not as practical as Logitec

    • Written by from New Haven

    The Trackpad is industrial perfect, beautiful and stylish. It matches well with my apple wireless keyboard. However, all the praise is purely from aesthetic, not from practicality.

    Comparing with Magic Mouse, the Trackpad is better. It is not because the Trackpad is good, but because the magic mouse is so uncomfortable to hold. Implementations of multitouch is more suitable for a pad, not for a mouse. The movement of fingers on a mouse is weird and not nature.

    However, I do think a high-end logitech mouse is more practical. Do you guys really think multitouch is so important? I use the Logitech Anywhere MX before, which has around five buttons that I can program myself, like zoom, move forward/back, launchpad ... I bet that the feeling of pushing a physical button is ALWAYS better that touching a glass.

    In summary, the apple products is beautiful and stylish, but not as practical as many other product. However, I am not regret for buying apple product. The reason is simple: it is gorgeously beautiful!

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    painful

    • Written by from FREEPORT

    Don't believe all of the hype over this trackpad. it really is a terrible way to interface with the computer. Glitchy, non smooth scrolling. have to really bang it to make it click, which will cause much pain to fingers and joints. As an orthopedist, would not recommend it to people with sensitive touch, prolonged banging with the fingertips is damaging. there is also no relaxed position to use this trackpad as you would find on an older ergonomic mouse. it frequently loses connection, leaving no way to operate your system (you will not be able to completely ditch your mouse). battery life expectancy is also very short, a wired version should be available to compensate poor blue tooth capabilities and poor battery life expectancy.

    24 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    STRAIGHT OUT OF STAR TREK!

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    Hands down the best mouse I have ever owned. It took a few days to get used to but it is the most elegant and easy way to control a computer for professional or day to day use. I have big hands and it is just the perfect fit. Plus, since it is blue tooth you can just hold it in your palm sitting back on a chair if you have a mac mini hooked up to a TV. Totally worth the money!!! Plus it just looks and feels cool :)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds Expectations

    • Written by from Warren

    The Track Pad is better than any mouse I have ever used!!! I thought it would be hard to get used to, but it was extremely easy, and the gestures make working on my Apple computer so much easier. Apple has done it again with this excellent technology. Can't wait to see what is announced on March 7th! I pad 3! I pad 3!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Rancho Palos Verdes

    The Magic Trackpad allows you to interface with your Mac the same way you interface with your Macbook. Simplifies going back and forth between my two computers and provides more capability than a mouse. I really like the way the track pad worked on my Macbook Air and wanted the same sort of interface for my MacPro and this does the job. It links up with computer easily and the battery life is impressive. It just works!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better

    • Written by from Grove City

    ...than a magic mouse. Has more options and feels more natural. Does everything I was hoping for. Very pleased.

    8 of 13 people found this useful