More control at your fingertips.
Magic Trackpad gives you a whole new way to control what’s on your Mac desktop computer. When you perform gestures, you actually interact with what’s on your screen. You feel closer to your content, and moving around feels completely natural. Swiping through pages on screen is just like flipping through pages in a magazine, and inertial scrolling senses the momentum in your fingers as you move up and down a page.
More to touch, more to love.
Your fingers will fall for the Magic Trackpad. It’s made with smooth, wear-resistant glass that feels great to the touch. And it’s nearly 80 percent larger than the built-in trackpad on the MacBook Pro, giving you plenty of room to perform gestures. Because the entire surface of Magic Trackpad is a button, you can click on objects just as you would using a traditional mouse. And Magic Trackpad sits at the same height and angle as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, so you can go from trackpad to keyboard in one seamless motion.
Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in conjunction with the Apple Wireless Keyboard for a cable-free, uncluttered workspace. And if you feel like venturing away from your desk, Magic Trackpad maintains a reliable and secure connection up to 33 feet away from your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Magic Trackpad
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Height: 0.18 - 0.72 in./0.46 - 1.83 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13.01 cm
- Weight: (without batteries): 4.94 ounces/140.05 g
- Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
- A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
- Latest Magic Trackpad software update
Ratings & Reviews
A very good complement to my Apple wired aluminium keyboard. Feels very natural to use, and somehow improves speed of computer use A very good complement to my Apple wired aluminium keyboard. Feels very natural to use, and somehow improves speed of computer use -- it just seems quicker to move my right hand to point at the trackpad than it does to grab a mouse. Enjoying the new style of interaction with the mouse pointer very much after having fine-tuned the settings for my own speed. Feels very precise and nice to have multi-touch on my iMac.
Loses one star for the somewhat convoluted installation process, which is not very well documented in the enclosed leaflet and necessitated a visit to the Apple Support knowledge base. Essentially, what you have to do to install the trackpad is to first pair it with your computer via Bluetooth Preferences, then run Software Update, which then downloads and installs a Trackpad driver and requires a restart. Only then does the trackpad appear in Preferences. This seems rather complicated compared to most peripherals installs, and surely Apple could have come up with something more straightforward.
The diagrams of the various multitouch gestures on the back of the packaging are a nice touch and will prove to be a good aide-memoire.
Overall a very nice piece of kit that sits nicely with the aluminium keyboard. As it is the same depth as the keyboard, the trackpad surface is massive and allows for precise, fast pointing, and the inertial scrolling is a delight.
- Written by Peter S from London
498 of 552 people found this useful
After using the magic trackpad for a few hours, i must say it already feels better than using the magic mouse. It has a more comfo After using the magic trackpad for a few hours, i must say it already feels better than using the magic mouse. It has a more comfortable feel to it and it avoids you having to move your hand around. It does what it says, and it is quite good. I would recommend this product. …
- Written by sadiq S from bolton
384 of 433 people found this useful
does everything I had hoped it would, to finally release me from the confines of the mouse. A great piece of kit. Make sure you d does everything I had hoped it would, to finally release me from the confines of the mouse. A great piece of kit. Make sure you do the software update to get multitouch gestures. …
- Written by Martin B from Caterham
343 of 386 people found this useful
OVER SENSITIVE to the point of being less than useless. Mine is set up in exactly the same way as the track pad on my macbook. Th OVER SENSITIVE to the point of being less than useless. Mine is set up in exactly the same way as the track pad on my macbook. The macbook works brilliantly. The Magic Trackpad should work in exactly the same way but instead, it is sensitive to the point that it will randomly select text, no matter how light the touch. It has a mind of its own.
I'll be returning mine on Sunday. Hopefully the replacement will work. £60 should buy perfection. This device is worse than the clunkiest, most knackered HP circa 1999 laptop track pad in the world.
Mine doesn't even merit one star. …
- Written by Christian D from Ivybridge
1 of 3 people found this useful
Difficult to master
Looks good and complements the general apple style, but the track pad is extremely difficult to master and (almost) useless if you Looks good and complements the general apple style, but the track pad is extremely difficult to master and (almost) useless if you want to use drawing/design programmes where the familiar feel and function of a mouse is far far better. So if all you want to do is simple word type documents and flick through iTunes, then OK. For anything else stick with a traditional mouse. …
- Written by Geof B from Balsall common
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 doe 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. …
- Written by C A J from Falmouth
1 of 1 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can you right click with the magic trackpad ?
- Asked by Paul N from Oakville
Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as the right click and you can also check "Secondary tap" under the Two finger options. This means that whenever you tap two fingers at the same time, the system will recognize that as the right click.
It's very easy to configure what you want one, two, three, and even four finger tapping and swiping to accomplish. System Preferences is where these configurations are made. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles
Does the magic trackpad work better than the magic mouse?
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
Well, for me personally, I never unpacked my Magic Mouse after working with my Magic Trackpad for a Well, for me personally, I never unpacked my Magic Mouse after working with my Magic Trackpad for a few hours. However, that's subjective and merely my own opinion. I have read that some people like to use both, depending on what they do on their Mac's.
Battery life is also not that great with the Trackpad. I purchased the Apple battery charger and believe me, between the wireless keyboard, the Magic Mouse, and the Trackpad, it won't take long until it will pay for itself. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles