• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Is The First Review I Have Ever Written . . .

    • Written by from Dublin

    I have ordered many electronic products (from Apple and other companies) for various reasons. However, this is the first review I have written ever . . . and for -I believe- a very good reason. I am a proud owner of a new MacBook Pro. After continuous use, I became curious of an external mouse as I am not a big fan of the touch pad all laptops come installed with. Therefore, after researching and reading review after review, I purchased and and have been using the Apple Magic Trackpad for several weeks now. This product performs just as advertised and is user-friendly as any other Apple product I have used. It's amazing how I can use my fingers to swipe, pinch, rotate, and manipulate the software on my Mac with such ease. I personally don't know how I would ever go back to any type of traditional-type of external mouse again.

    I already have the wireless Apple keyboard to utilize with my MacBook Pro or iPad. However, my next purchase is going to be the bar that connects my wireless keyboard with my Magic Trackpad. I don't own it yet, so I can't honestly say what I think. Nonetheless, I felt strongly enough about this product (Apple Magic Trackpad) to write my very first online review on any kind about it. I just hope it helps to allow other users to make educated decisions about their purchases.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love it!!

    • Written by from Fountain Valley

    After my mighty mouse's ball got stuck, it made me so mad I accidentally broke it while trying to clean the ball. So I bought this Trackpad and hope for the best. Needless to say, I will never use a mouse again! Unless, of course, this broke. In which case, I will buy another trackpad!

    I was considering between this and the magic mouse (which was good), and after playing around with both at the store, I took a chance on this for its MANY multi-function gestures. There are about 10 gestures that are VERY useful. Simply awesome. Learned most of it within the hour, and I have to say, I feel like I am controlling the computer with my mind. Getting used to it in Final Cut X and not looking back. Makes EVERYTHING SO QUICK. (Yes, I came from the dark age of a wired mouse. Which I will now give to my cat to play with..)

    Things I love:

    -The MANY multi-function gestures.
    -Large size of the trackpad surface (I don't like laptops' trackpad sizes, why I was hesitant to buy this at first).
    -Looks.
    -How natural it feels to use and SPEED! Because of this, I now feel that I have gained a 6th sense which has given me the ability to control the interwebs with my mind. Today the interwebs, tomorrow, the world. Muhahahah. muhahahahahahahahaa. haa...right.

    Things I don't like:

    -At first, tracking seemed kind of laggy; it tend to pause and skipped. So I washed my hands (had a hotdog from Wienerschnitzel) and cleaned the trackpad with alcohol. Tracking is very accurate now.

    -Price. It's a great price for what it offers. But I want to pay half and get 50% more.


    Overall, I would definitely buy this again. That's not to say I want it to break, so I can buy it again; If that happens, I would bring to Apple and demand a replacement (if after 30 days, I would be really nice to them, hoping they'll give me a replacement :) Stop reading my review, go buy this. You'll love it. I know I do.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bit disappointed

    • Written by from Falmouth

    I had high hopes for this but trackpad as i'm v happy with the the one built into my MBP but unfortunately the desktop version doesn't perform as well. I've had it several weeks now and I still keep inadvertently inputing gestures I didn't intend and I find it quite uncomfortable to use because of the angle it sits at. To alleviate mild wrist aches I now have the front edge propped up on a notepad to make it level and rest my forearm on a book so that my hand falls naturally level with the trackpad. This works and makes everything more comfortable but it's hardly the minimalist ergonomic marvel I'd like. My advice is --- Have a good try of one of these in a store before you buy.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't plan on many years of use!

    • Written by from Berlin

    Good piece of equipment, bit doesn't have a long life. Mine - and I know of others - has given up already, after a couple of years of use. Doesn't springback after clicking anymore, so now useless, also loses contact more and more often after a while. Have gone back to a mouse.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from LONDON

    Perhaps the easiest and most comfortable thing for using the comp.
    I really don't like working with computer mouses, as you have to move the device, I loved some of the trackballs, but it is difficult to find the one, which accommodates the hand the right way.
    This feels totally natural, amazingly fast and actually very precise.
    Not mentioning the joy of the touch - the material finish is amazing.
    Connects with iMac perfect way, easy to set up.
    My best recommendation!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Surrey

    This product is one of the best purchase that i made, absolutely love it, superb product, easy to pair and love it a lot !!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    I had mine for a little over a year and i use it 90% of the time over my Magic mouse.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works......

    • Written by from Milford

    Had the trackpad now for well over 12 months, and worked like a charm. Batteries don't last very long, but when you use rechargeable ones, not a big deal.

    Then, a week ago, the cursor started to jitter all over the place, jumping back and forth. Did some research - and what did I find? A very common issue, especially with Mavericks. Tried all the usual recommended fixes with "0" result. Back to the mouse? Always hated it - I guess I'll just cough up another $69 plus tax for a new pad in the vague hope that Apple will eventually fix this thing.

    Can't say I am overly impressed.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Atlanta

    It makes using you mac so much better. You must get one, it just makes perfect sense. Pricey yea, but you most definitely get what you pay for in life.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Left side doesn't click any more; right side still works

    • Written by from Lakewood

    Bought a Magic Trackpad a few months ago. After a little getting used to (as I used 2-button Logictech mouse prior for years) I really loved it. Liked ability to hit the road and use same gestures on my MBP that I used at home when at my desk (via Magic Trackpad next to my Apple KB, no more mouse ;).

    Last few weeks I now find I have to press "harder" or multiple times to get a "click" gesture. Even early on I found I had to "learn to press" toward the bottom (for easy leverage benefit). Now I have to also "remember" to press toward the bottom and to the right to get a click. Still, about 30% or so of the time I have to press 2 or more times. I see I'm not alone with this issue based on other one-star reviews. I hope "one" exchange will fix the issue (if BB makes it easy, and if not, I'm not likely to buy another MT to see if I get lucky, again based on other reviews).

    For now, I set my preferences to allow me to use a "one finger tap" to get a click gesture. Even then, the secondary click gesture still is now often requiring multiple presses :(

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Love Love This Thing

    • Written by from LONG BEACH

    When I first saw it, I had to have it. For me, the Magic Trackpad is much easier to use than a mouse--any mouse. It makes using my Mac almost like using my iPhone. Super easy to set up and configure. You can swipe from screen to screen, even between applications and websites. You can zoom and pinch. You can even configure the Trackpad to perform the right-click function. Having to change the battery after several months is a minor inconvenience, but it will notify you when the battery is getting low. Totally worth the money! No regrets here!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse

    • Written by from BEDFORD

    Recently purchased the Trackpad because I wanted to have the same experience as with my MacBook Pro's trackpad. I have my MBP connected to my 23" ACD 98% of the time so I really never use the Pro's trackpad but love using it. I've used the Magic Mouse for many years, now it's my new Magic Trackpad's turn. Not sure if I will end up keeping it, but for now Im loving it.

    It's nice not to use a mouse pad which takes up a lot of extra space, without the mouse pad the Magic Mouse wears my desk. For now the Magic Trackpad has a new home, and the mouse is hiding in the drawer.

    For now the Trackpad seems awkward after using a mouse for so long......Time will tell!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I hate trackpads, but this is better than a mouse!

    • Written by from Perth

    Most PC trackpads are unresponsive, small, laggy, unusable for anything besides web surfing, and generally terrible.

    Apple stepped up the game, and bought it to desktops. The trackpad, with its glass surface, is amazingly responsive and seamless when compared to an average mouse.

    If you're buying a desktop, or would like a larger trackpad for your Macbook, I'd highly suggest this over any 3rd party product. All Iwould say is if you require high precision movements, like photoshop, then get the Magic Mouse

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awsome

    • Written by from santa maria

    This mouse is amazing. I've had it for 3 years and it has never let me down. I would recommend it if your like a designer or something like that. I'm just a kid but I love it. One thing though the buttons on the bottom after a while start to get stuck. So I would put it on tap mode to click.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from LONDON

    Not had for very long, and now it simply won't turn on even after using the correct batteries and trying new ones. Sometimes the bluetooth really struggled to pair with my MacBook too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Richmond

    This "Magic" Track Pad here is absolutely god awful. It takes on a mind of it's own, randomly highlights things and doesn't scroll down when you tell it to. Also, it seems to adhere here to the wind more than my fingertips. I won't touch it and it goes absolutely crazy. Worst track pad to exist.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in Class...

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    This trackpad is every bit as good as the built-in trackpads on MacBooks. In fact since it is bigger it is actually a little nicer to use. If there were better windows drivers avaiable for it (that allowed more gestures) I would have one connected to my Windows work PC as well! Price is competitive with other quality trackpads such as the one made by Logitech so there is no reason not to go with the superior Apple version.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The perfect companion

    • Written by from Summer Hill

    A massive version of the trackpad built into Apple portables. Love it, all the gestures make life on a desktop computer easier than ever.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Underwood

    Love it. It's HUGE, making it so much easier to use than the laptop's trackpad. It's at a good angle, with the closest part of it being only a couple of mm's high, so very comfortable to use. Works perfectly.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flat and versatile

    • Written by from Toronto

    In an age where we are so accustomed to navigating flat touch-screens, the trackpad fits right into our comfort zone. It integrates all of the gestures you would find while using an iPad, plus many more which feel so natural to the OS X environment.

    It's all about the subtleties: You can actually use the trackpad without ever needing to do the hard-press down that some users complain about. The tap to click feature comes in handy for this, as do the two-finger swipe and the three-finger move (very cool and super-productive feature for selecting text and moving objects). You can even make a click without lifting the finger which is moving the cursor (for example, by moving the cursor with middle finger, then clicking with the index).

    The Trackpad is superior to the Magic Mouse, in my opinion. I started out with the mouse and really enjoyed its new features and sleek design. However, after being used to doing so much more with gestures and touch-screens, the Trackpad beats it out by at least a full star. You can compare them in-store, but nothing beats bringing both home to really get the hang of it. Give each a fair chance for a week or two, then return the one you like less!

    I think Apple has done a great job of making the trackpad a relevant (and very productive) tool for modern-day use. When used in conjunction with the keyboard and its many shortcuts, you've got a pleasurable and productive session ahead of you.

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