• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!!

    • Written by from dallas

    My first generation magic mouse broke and i needed a replacement. The ball stopped scrolling downward. Obviously i thought to upgrade to the new magic mouse because I had used it a couple of times and was pretty impressed. Somehow I ended up with the trackpad instead. Must say I wasn't crazy about the trackpad, honestly i didn't see its use because most people who use the laptop trackpad always need a mouse to go through their days work more efficiently. Man was i wrong.

    This thing is amazing. Think of all your iPad and iPhone gestures on your Lion iDevices. I noticed that when using the mouse you would still need to move the pointer to the corners of your screen to execute certain functions like show desktop, all applications, mission control etc, with the magic trackpad there's no need dragging the pointer. It's customized for gestures to execute these features no matter where the pointer might be.

    I also used to think that dragging would be cumbersome on the trackpad. It's highly customizeable and gives you the option to drag freely without having to hold anything down.

    Honestly you will not be able to appreciate this device until you have used it. We all like to read about reviews and watch videos before buying stuff but this is one gadget you will have to use to understand. Get it you will not be disappointed. I'm surprised apple hasn't marketed this product more elaborately.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best "mouse" I have ever used

    • Written by from Whitesboro

    I love my Magic Trackpad. I rarely write reviews, but this device is truly exceptional. I also have a Magic Mouse that I use at work and I have to say, the Magic Trackpad is far superior. I have been using both for over 6 months and I have never had an issue with my Magic Trackpad, while the Magic Mouse has only made me wish I had the Magic Trackpad at work as well.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blowing

    • Written by from Easton

    This product is utterly amazing for both its simplicity and effectiveness. I'm not a mac super-user and tend to be slightly behind the tech curve, but I've had the trackpad for 24 hours and I'm stunned by how effective and efficient it is. Set-up is simple. If you're not used to a trackpad, there is a learning curve, but I'm finding every moment that my usage is becoming increasingly intuitive. Check out the online videos and the video illustrations in Preferences for some tips.
    Really impressive product!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as easy as the iPhone touch screen

    • Written by from MAIDSTONE

    This is what the apple Lion software is all about! This is brilliant & it is fluid & makes the mouse almost redundant works for me!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome-o

    • Written by from Chicago

    I have been contemplating buying the magic trackpad for almost a year now. I've put it off because I really don't need it, its an expensive luxury for my macbook. However, after Lion came out I was disappointed that my black 08 macbook did not support all the gestures, therefore, I had to get the trackpad. I've got to say, I've been missing out! This little thing is amazingly thin, very responsive, and feels cool using all the gestures. Why oh why have I put this off for so long? I will never use another mouse again! Great job Apple, keep up the great work.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Delightful

    • Written by from Ontario

    What a joy! Using the M. Trackpad feels like a return to the old days when Apple design was elegant to see and elegant to use. Works so amazingly well with Lion! No concerns about its functionality at all.

    The only thing I would have done different is the power button. First, when the Macintosh turns off, it should sent a signal to the M. Trackpad to turn itself off. It doesn't and this seems just gratuitously stupid. Alternatively, it would be nice if the indicator light on the M. Trackpad did something distinctive (like a triple-flash, or whatever) when you successfully power-down the device. It is otherwise basically impossible to tell whether the pad is on or off, unless you turn it off first and then power-down your Macintosh with keyboard shortcuts. The "when the trackpad is ON, the indicator light is OFF" makes absolute sense from a power conservation standpoint, but makes state-changes unclear. Five stars, but for this.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    You can have my trackpad when you pry my cold, dead fingers from it. It works great and only took a couple of hours to get used to. Just note that it's very sensitive so a carelessly dragged finger can do things you don't want it to do. One thing it does do that the directions don't say is that three finger swipe up or down takes you to the top or bottom of the page. Scroll bars are so 20th century.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth issues

    • Written by from San Diego

    I was so excited when this first came out... and I have to say that I love it.

    But what I don't love is the Bluetooth connectivity. I've got a brand new Mac Pro sitting 6 feet away from the Trackpad and it frequently (more often than not) has tracking issues. It will jump all around my screen or just respond slowly. I'm having similar issues with the Bluetooth Magic Mouse.

    I don't know what is causing it, but it's making these devices worthless. I wish there was a wired version of both devices as I do like them outside of the fact that they don't work well in my home office. The fact that I have issues with all 3 of my BT devices (keyboard, mouse, trackpad) leads me to believe it's not a hardware issue.

    There are some serious issues with Bluetooth so I'm hoping that future devices use a better technology that doesn't have these interference issues.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent solution to those awful mice

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have a MBP and it's trackpad is absolutely the best. I just set up an HD monitor and did not want to use a mouse - triple hate using a mouse. The Magic Trackpad is the answer I was looking for. It mimics the MBP trackpad exactly, making my transition to a wireless keyboard flawless. No mouse, no fuss.
    Reviewers saying it is too sensitive are nuts. If anything, it's a little less sensitive than the MBP pad. It's perfect. Extremely well done, Apple. 10 stars.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Chicago

    Just bought one. Ignore the critics. They're wrong. This thing is amazing. It's perfect. There is no carpel tunnel issue. There is no hesitation connection issue. I love it. I absolutely love it. If you're thinking about it, just buy the thing.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Range on track pad blows!

    • Written by from los angeles

    When using in a range of under 4' it works just fine. Although once you pass about 4 1/2' the cursor starts to delay...the further the range, the worse the delay. I was able to go up to 12' until the trackpad didn't read anymore.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The End of the Mouse

    • Written by from New York

    This is so much easier to navigate than a mouse. No picking it up and putting it down, and if you have a macbook and are familiar with the multitouch tools, this just allows you to continue that on the iMac. Makes navigating and stylish!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Magic Mouse

    • Written by from EDWARDSVILLE

    MTP works great with my iMac - Magic Mouse was Sluggish - Magic Track Pad has more features than the track pad on my MBP's... I really like it...

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not better then a mouse but very good

    • Written by from Mount morris

    I cannot say its better then a mouse, but for what it is its very good. I do not like the Magic Mouse for the simple fact its Ergonomically incorrect. It hurts my hand after a while. I have tried other mice from Logitech and Microsoft and ended up being disappointed in the tracking ability or the software or both. So I though with the good reviews I would give the Magic Trackpad a shot. I like its tracking and scrolling. I guess the multi gestures are nice but probably won't use them much. My only gripe is that the push to click is harder then I think it should be. But it was easily fixed by using the tap to click instead. To end I would say its a bit pricy but it does function well and the construction is very solid.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a smart product

    • Written by from Montreal

    This is a really great product. Wireless mice aren't really that portable because you have to have a hard surface to be able to use it.

    The product is super easy to use, very portable, and doesn't cause any strain in your arm/s. I'm giving it 5 stars because there aren't any other wireless trackpads out there, and it does everything you'd expect it to do. I'm a graduate student and I spend about 7 hours a day in the library (that's on top of going to school--yes I'm a dork). My neck starts hurting from staring down at my laptop, so this trackpad and the wireless keyboard allow me to prop my mbp up on some textbooks and enjoy a makeshift desktop set-up in the library carrels.

    I just hope they come out with a carry case for the magic trackpad (as well as the wireless keyboard) sometime soon. I worry it's going to get scratched when I put it in my bag.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing peripheral for desktop

    • Written by from SALT LAKE CITY

    If you are like me and use a laptop for most of everything then going back to a mouse can be slightly annoying. The trackpad works wonders with the iMac, it allows for good useful tools that help you get creative fast. My one and only complaint is the pressure you have to use to click something, it seems a little heavy, other than that its been a breeze, best purchase to date accessory wise.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Trackpad has replaced my mouse

    • Written by from Asheville

    I bought the Trackpad as soon as it was available. At first I used it in conjunction with my Magic Mouse. Now, my mouse just sits there collecting dust. The Trackpad is the most intuitive input device I have used with a computer. It gives my desktop the same intuitive feel as my iPad.

    I work on an iMac 27" with two additional monitors. As a litigation attorney, I use my system for drafting documents, email and business applications, as well as photo and video editing. Additionally, I dedicate one monitor to Windows 7 using Parallels Desktop. I have been amazed at how the Trackpad works seamlessly across applications and platforms. When I go to another computer and have to use a mouse, it slows down my productivity.

    I am planning on getting a Trackpad for couch surfing. I currently use the Magic Mouse through my MacBook Pro which is plugged into a 50" TV using an HDMI converter and cable. The Trackpad will eliminate the need to find a usable flat surface on the couch.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Will never use a mouse again.

    • Written by from Mountain View

    I absolutely love my trackpad.
    I think a lot of the people giving it poor reviews simply never went through the trouble to perform a software update once they had connected their trackpad. Your mac will connect to it fairly easily, but the trackpad's multi-touch features DONT WORK if you don't update your software. The update for it shows up as soon as you connect the trackpad.

    It's so convenient and easy to use.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonder Filled

    • Written by from Grand Blanc

    This review is for people who are looking at this and thinking "do i need it?" The answer is yes. What a great product, this is the most functionality in any pointer device I have ever used. It works wonderfully, all of the gestures work great and are insanely useful and convenient. My only beef is that there is no dashboard shortcut anymore :( apple: please release a software update with a 5 finger click for dashboard. If you do I would be super happy. Thanks for a great product!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Waaay too sensitive...

    • Written by from salisbury

    I love it. Still have a Classic II, so have used Macs since the late 80's. I have used every mouse made. I also love the Magic Mouse, but this track pad is better because it only takes up a small bit of space and there's no fear of if falling on the floor because I ran out of mouse table space. I did not expect to like it as much as I have because the pad on my MBP is too small to be useful - magic mouse (MM) is better here.

    I also hate it. I find that it highlights almost everything the cursor tracks across?! There needs to be a new pref that throttles back the touch sensitivity. In attempting to insert word into this post, it selected large sections rather than an insertion point.. It is also very time consuming to get the bugger to de-select whatever it is hung up on... I will probably go back to the MM if I cannot make it more user friendly.

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