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
538 of 596 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
408 of 459 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
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Did not work
I spent ages trying to get the trackpad to work, I bought a wireless keyboard at the same time, the keyboard I am using right now, I spent ages trying to get the trackpad to work, I bought a wireless keyboard at the same time, the keyboard I am using right now, the track pad worked erratically, none of the gestures worked, nor could I scroll using it. I spent ages looking in forums, help menus etc, nothing worked. I could not get through to any support with apple so gave up and have posted it back. Total waste of time. Guess I'll need to try a mouse instead! …
- Written by Fintan M from dublin 8
Just bought this Trackpad to complement my iMac Retina.
The 27 inch iMac screen is big and wonderful. I was struggling to get Just bought this Trackpad to complement my iMac Retina.
The 27 inch iMac screen is big and wonderful. I was struggling to get the Mouse to move far/fast enough. This device solves that problem. You need to get over the idea of clicking everywhere. Simple tapping does most of it.
Things to watch. Setting it up is easy, but the light on the Trackpad is microscopic so it's not easy to see what's going on as a device links to the iMac for the first time.
Likewise it's not intuitively obvious what you need to do to eg select groups of files and drag them somewhere. You sometimes end up using two hands, or at least I do. The video with the trackpad is not exactly helpful on the wide range of practical tasks you need to perform doing normal work when you are used to the mouse approach. Still, playing with it gets you there.
All in all, an outstanding piece of kit. You won't look back. …
- Written by Charles C from Bampton
Fantastic mouse replacement
I've always liked trackpads but the ones on most laptops are too small. The new MacBooks have larger ones, and inspired by how eas I've always liked trackpads but the ones on most laptops are too small. The new MacBooks have larger ones, and inspired by how easy it is to use those, I picked up this one for use when my MacBook Air is connected to an external monitor and keyboard. It's just great, the huge surface area makes it easy to move the mouse almost anywhere on the screen without having to constantly raise the finger and reposition. I have it set on touch to click, never have liked physically clicking a button, and it works perfectly. To right-click it is best to position your fingers a little way apart. Scrolling is just so easy and natural. I only wish someone would make something similar for my work Windows machine! (Windows doesn't support it very well.) …
- Written by Stephen W from Rickmansworth
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
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books trackpad:
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books
- longer battery life.
- EASIER TO DRAG FILES AROUND!
- more precise
- easier for most people to use
- more portable. …
- Answered by Ryan G. W from Philippines
How will i know when the batteries need replacing?
- Asked by Janette G from Baldwin Park
Just like the battery-powered mouse, the system will tell you when batteries are getting low.
You c Just like the battery-powered mouse, the system will tell you when batteries are getting low.
You can also check battery status by right-clicking the bluetooth icon in the top window bar, scroll down to the device (i.e. mouse, trackpad, keyboard) and it will show current battery level as a percentage. …
- Answered by David F from Lincoln University
how do I access widgets, like calculator, calendar
- Asked by Michael W from Eagan
Can it be used to draw things?
- Asked by Riley S from Huntsville
Given the look of the product, the pictures showing a hand using it, and descriptions of its functio Given the look of the product, the pictures showing a hand using it, and descriptions of its functionality being basically the same as what the built-in trackpads on the MacBooks currently do, the answer is probably no. It's really just bringing the gesture functionality (scrolling, swiping, etc.) that the MacBooks have made part of the Mac experience to desktop Macs.
Using that reasoning, it probably will not work like a tablet in the sense of using a stylus (except a specialize conductive one perhaps), absolute position tracking, pressure-sensitivity, eraser function, etc. However, you could use it to draw things in the same way you can use a MacBook trackpad to draw things: not very well, but some people can do better with patience and practice. …
- Answered by Collin O from Sacramento