• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Trackpad

    • Written by from Port Saint Lucie

    I saw the trackpad at the apple store and tried it and bought one.
    I had a few misgivings..would it work well with my mac? would it be easy to use?
    Yes to all the above...after pairing it with my mac I used it for different applications and fine tuned it to suit my needs... I quietly and with fond memories put my mouse away.
    the trackpad works perfectly for what I need it for.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries are its weakeness

    • Written by from Marietta

    Apple engineers, please give us a usb connector to the computer and I will get a bunch of them, This is the future, but the batteries are really in the way. Too much trouble and additional cost.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The killer mouse replacement.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm a long-time laptop user and hate using a mouse (even for design work). The magic trackpad is exactly what I've been waiting for. I have my laptop on a stand and use the bluetooth keyboard and magic trackpad. I've also got another trackpad for my iMac at home.... No more need for a mouse - ever!!! One trick about the setup. Once you connect the trackpad via bluetooth you have to run a software update to get the whole range of options. Bit of a hassle but well worth it.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bye Bye Mouse

    • Written by from Oakville

    I've been using my Magic Trackpad for two weeks now and it has performed flawlessly. There is pretty much no adjustment period required and I find my hand takes less strain versus a mouse. In conjunction with the wireless keyboard it looks great and gives a sleek look to my desk (not that the new wireless mouse is any less sleek mind you). I find it is really easy to scroll, enlarge, and generally navigate on pages with the Magic Trackpad and have no hesitation in recommending it.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for consumer use. Not for graphic designers.

    • Written by from San Jose

    I bought it an was torn between the fact that I love how smooth an effortless it feels and yet how I just can't get over the fact that it doesn't work well for precision or even standard graphic program (Photoshop, etc.) handling. And that's a necessity for us graphic folks.

    I almost wish I was just your regular/average computer user so I could just enjoy it. It would easily replace my mouse if that were the case.

    Great scrolling and glide effects, btw. feels like butter.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the beginning of the end for the mouse!

    • Written by from Santa Barbara

    I saw this coming out and I just received it and it is worth every penny. I have a magic mouse but this is much better and more comfortable. I was concerned about having to remember all of the different steps (movements) with the Trackpad but so far it has been easy and you can also do some stuff with a single finger and you don't need two fingers for the basics. No more worrying about dragging the mouse - nothing! I actually turned off my magic mouse and I don't think that I'll be using it much but I'll leave it out for my kids to still use. You can also use both (mouse and trackpad) at the same time! Thank you Apple - it's awesome. The Magic Trackpad is a whole new experience and it's great! Leave it to Apple - thank you again!

    18 of 22 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Bristow

    I played with the trackpad at the Apple Store a few months ago. Absolutely loved it and it feels like it is more precise than moving a mouse around. The only reason I won't buy it is because it runs on batteries. I really wish Apple made a USB version.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    problems

    • Written by from Tomales

    I have been a Mac fan forever and ever.
    This device is a major disappointment: the first.
    If you look beyond the uniformly rave reviews displayed on the Apple Store site and into the forums, you will find that a lot of folks are having endless troubles with this. I have been using it 2 weeks. It will do almost everything except let me select text (part of a line or paragraph) and then move it somewhere else ––rather basic!
    The ergonomics are bad. I'm back to RSI pain.
    If you don't hate your mouse, think twice.
    Good luck to you.

    32 of 51 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    In my drawer

    • Written by from Kingsport

    I found this product to be unusable. I may be too clumsy, but the sensitivity to inadvertent touches etc drove me nuts. I should have saved my money.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Non tech solution

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I bought my Magic Track Pad yesterday and have been really impressed with it. I have arthritis and the mouse was becoming a problem. It took a little while to get used to and I am still in the learning mode. There were many comments about the slant and several solutions in the reviews. I tried turning it around and still was not right for me. I put a paper pad (my 6' x4" new post-it pad sacrificed for the cause) just slightly larger then the trackpad underneath it to level it off. I put my bean bag wrist support next to it at the bottom and I am good to go. I had already been using my wireless keypad that way - so it was level so not surprising I would prefer that position. I think this position also makes the push down clicking easier. For people with hand issues these little adjustments can make a difference.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving Apple More and More

    • Written by from Zachary

    My fiance purchase a magic track pad for me after I bought one of the wireless keyboard as a gift. I was orignally using an trackball do to I have a studio and my wrist problems but I'm loving the trackpad a lot. and the this wireless keyboard is the best also, I've never used a keyboard with this comfort in my life THANKS AGAIN APPLE.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    "WOW"

    • Written by from Murrieta

    I just picked this up today, very cool. No more scrubbing the mighty mouse rollerball on a sheet of paper to get it to work. Looks nice on my desk. Mighty mouse went straight to the old mac box collection in the garage. I wish I wouldn't have waited so long, for the money this is a no brainer.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Bring on the multitouch

    • Written by from Oxford

    When I bought the Magic Mouse over a year ago, I thought I'd never need another desktop control peripheral again. I just received my Magic Trackpad in the mail last night and I'm already in love. The fact that the thing is so large is a huge plus. It uses all of the same functionality of the trackpads of the MacBook line, but wirelessly and in a larger size. As someone with larger hands, this makes multitouch gestures so much easier than on a MacBook's smaller trackpad. That being said, the Magic Trackpad really is the future of user-computer interface. With the release of OX Lion coming sometime this summer, multi-touch is becoming one of most important aspects of interface Apple will be focussing on with all they've learned with iPad and iPhone. Having tested Lion with a basic MacBook trackpad, I can tell that using the Magic Trackpad will be the ONLY way to go with OSX Lion.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I expected...

    • Written by from Dothan

    My Story. I really wanted this thing from the first day it came out and saw all the good reviews it was getting, and then I forgot about it. I think because I started a new job as a designer and thought that my Magic Mouse was the perfect mouse I bought one eight hours ago and have used it all day with the same powerful workflow that I get from any mouse out there. The gestures are seamless, the pad is PERFECT size and weight. I think I will not be using a mouse for a while after this great product!

    15 of 17 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

  • 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

    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

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Apple Could Make The Mouse Obsolete!

    • Written by from Ventnor

    This is probably, in my opinion, the single best leap forward to best the typical mouse in the history of peripherals! I have for years wondered why someone hadn't taken the trackpad from a laptop and made it available alone for any desktop. Well from the maker of the almighty "mouse" comes it's absolute replacement for any desktop Mac or Windows driven. It makes using my iMac 27" (current model as of February 6th, 2012) so much easier and intuitive. Which is what Apple does best, making products we all want to use and own. Mac's look good and even better are stable, IMO the most stable and intuitive, and safe way to get yourself online.

    No Windows based computer or laptop could or can come close to the ease of use and intelligence in it's operating system. A system that Windows continues to try and copy over and over with every new version. Mac OS Lion is superb and really has this new track pad in mind since it has so many different ways to swipe, crunch, widen, and my favorite--flip back and forward between website pages. With just a flip of the finger you can go forward or back between pages. Instead of using the mouse to move back and forth or move the cursor to pick the forward or backward arrow on the top of the browser.

    Love this product beyond words and once again made by Apple. As is most things that are truly intuitive and made for people to use easily. The Magic Trackpad redefines how we do something so simple in our everyday online time.

    wWay to go Apple. Great product an really makes me scratch my head as to why someone else hadn't perfected the replacement of a mouse. But then again who else was going to do this? Certainly nothing from the Labs (and I use that term loosely) of Microsoft. Lol. Sorry to be such an obvious fanboy for Apple but lets be real, there's a reason that Apple as a company is growing in leaps and bounds.

    14 of 16 people found this useful