• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Been using this for about a year...went back to a mouse...sort of

    • Written by from Clayton

    As I mentioned above, I have been using this product fora year. It was great initially, then after some time I became annoyed at how frequently I had to change the batteries. The gestures in 10.6 worked fine for me, but they changed some ofthegestures I use most frequently with the release of 10.7 and now I do not like using it as much. The dragging gesture is now three fingers which I just cannot use effectively. I got used to the single finger drag as for me it was more natural. You wold think three fingers would be easy to adapt to, but i have just had problems getting it to be intuitve for me..keyword being ME..others are likely fine using it.

    It just became more tedious to use for me than a mouse, so I keep a wireless mouse on my desk too for certain things and use the trackpad for mostly point and click and navigating screens, so it works well. My only gripes are the battery life and the lack of sufficient feedback when pressing the power button. After changing the batteries the trackpad does not reconnect to my mac tower and pressing the power button does not produce any feedback so I cannot tell if it is dead or alive sometimes. Most times I end up rebooting which is not terribly convenient. The battery life could very well be a function of the batteries that came with it as I've also have the apple charger and many complain of the battery life of those. I have recently stopped using the apple batteries and have used real batteries because I bought a ton of them recently to have in the house and they obviously last longer. I suggest getting really good rechargeable or use real batts for this....

    I would recommend the product with the above caveat...

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product... with a few oddities!

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    Works great, however sometimes it looses contact with my Macbook Pro and then connects seconds later. When it re-connects it causes the top window on my display to shift ever so slightly, which can be distracting. Also if it is not on a flat surface it will not click. If you get dust or any other type of desktop debris on the feet it won't work. Knowing this I keep mine clean and don't have a problem. You could play a joke on someone by purposely making the feet un even and watch them try to figure it out!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    • Written by from Hope Hull

    thank u Apple....VERY EASY! NICE! & PERFECT~ all that from someone difficult to please!!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Havre de Grace

    Best experience with my new Mac. Replaces the mouse hands down!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE!!! need a WIRED version Please!!! Wish I could give 5 stars.

    • Written by from Chicago

    This is by far the best control interface I have ever used and I wish I could give it 5 stars... forget that I'd give it 6 stars but sadly it's not wired.
    Most people's issue with wireless is battery life, I'm concerned about health etc... Nothing I own is wireless because of this and I am a master of hiding wires. lol.
    I mean it could connect and plug directly into the side of the wired keyboard... the usb extending out of the trackpad could literally be 1/2 cm long and it would connect directly into the wired keyboard!

    21 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New Albany

    Love the Magic Trackpad. The multi-touch gestures make it so convenient, and easy to use. Takes up much less space than a typical mouse, and does so much more. Highly recommended.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magic

    • Written by from ORINDA

    I have a MacMini and I take it with me back and forth between office and home. I use Magic Mouse at work and Magic TrackPad at home. After a while, I find Magic TrackPad has won the competition. Instead of buying another MTP and use it at work, I bought a sleeve for it and take it to and from work together with MacMini. A great piece of device, which works wonder with OS X Lion.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    work really well with my iMac!!!!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes browsing so easy

    • Written by from Flowery Branch

    I love the Magic Trackpad. It makes browsing so much easier with the multi touch gestures. Just open it up, install the batteries and connect to your Mac. You will not be disappointed.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!!

    • Written by from harrisonburg

    besides a little lag with some of the right click gestures, it's great, and I won't use anything else for a very long time.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Third party software

    • Written by from Paris

    Just bought the track pad and I really like it!
    Found a third party software to customize it even better and I love it!!
    Now that I'm using "better touch tool" to customize it works perfect!
    Apple should look at this software and make these changes possible in their software.
    Very happy with product.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Product : Does not work with iPad :(

    • Written by from Cambridge

    First off I love the product in working with my Mac but I wish that they would finally release support for the iPad to eliminate touching the screen. I would love a response as to why allow keyboard support for the iPad and not support for Magic Track Pad for Touching.

    14 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Device

    • Written by from Weston

    I have been using the trackpad for several weeks now and i can say its an awesome device.. once you use it, you never go back to a mouse!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE IT!!!

    • Written by from El Paso

    My wife bought me this trackpad for Christmas this year because I loved the one on the Macbook I used to have. Now I own an iMac and this is soo perfect!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice replace for a mouse.

    • Written by from Casper

    I had almost always used a mouse and had thought I would never want to buy or let alone use the Apple Trackpad. The trackpad on my MacBook Pro was an okay substitute to a wireless mouse I had been using, but I never saw it, as a replacement. Well, in any event I got an Apple Magic Trackpad for Christmas and boy I am very much loving it. For starters, like everything Apple makes, this item is just cool looking. Beyond the ascetics this item has no moving parts. Also the multi-finger gestures make this a great replacement to an older wireless mouse I was using. In addition I very much like the size, as it is bigger than the trackpad on my laptop. Only downside was a missing manual, so I did not realize that I needed set up the trackpad in System Preferences. After doing that I found some of the finger gestures that had not previously worked, all of sudden were performing wonders. The two finger swipe is great for moving between webpages and is one of my favorite gestures. In all I really like this item and would recommend, as a replacement to a mouse, whether wireless or wired to anyone with an Apple computer (either laptop or desktop).

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Supported Device

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    This is a great peripheral device and it would be a HUGE added function to the iPad if it supported the Magic Trackpad!!!! Please Apple, make this happen :D

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    space & user friendly

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This was my first trackpad so I can't say that I've had much experience but... this is like the best ting in the world. got it for christmas and I LOVE it to pieces!!!

    7 of 9 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most epic thing ever

    • Written by from JKL

    This was best thing ever. Mouse is useless. All heil Magic trackpad.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely functional

    • Written by from Tujunga

    I've tried really hard to like this product over several months now, hoping to make the Mac experience at least somewhat similar to that of the iPad which I love. It isn't anything like that even in those rare times I can get it to function properly. The biggest problem, for me, is friction. If the finger can't move on the surface you are not going to get anywhere. I've tried keeping the pad and my fingers dry and clean, but nothing works for more than a minute or so. Most gestures require more than one finger (unlike the iPad). The more fingers the greater the friction, which causes actions to frequently fail! Although the problem seems to lessen in cooler weather, their are other serious problems. Often, for mysterious reasons, the mouse cursor gets out of control, jumping around like crazy and making working hardly possible.
    My advise: stick with your mouse or trackball. All are much more reliable than this!

    14 of 39 people found this useful