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
Surfin' from the couch! SWEET!
As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrib As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrible. Even nice mice like the magic mouse have trouble tracking unless I use a lap desk and mouse pad, which isn't the most comfortable solution. With this, I can surf in comfort and give all of my iMac-using buddies Mac envy!
Besides, with all of the multitouch gestures on the pad, this is the most versatile pointing device Apple makes! Here's hoping they make an iOS-based Apple TV and then make the touchpad a gaming controller too! …
- Written by Richard F from Lancaster
2374 of 2712 people found this useful
After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow all of the same features. This is a great addition to my bluetooth keyboard & compliments my Waycom pad for photo work. I'm not sure if it's really 'worth' the upgrade over the magic mouse, but it is nice to have such a large gesture-based surface, much like the iPad. Props to Apple for thinking outside the box on this one, although the possibility & 'idea' of this technology could have happened a few years ago. …
- Written by Lucas G from Ringgold
1661 of 2062 people found this useful
finally, an ergonomic film editing solution
I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for s I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for some time that is suspended from the desk just above my knees but I had to reach up the the MBP to use the trackpad. This Magic Trackpad is the gadget I've been asking Apple for! …
- Written by Pete B from Phoenix
1577 of 1919 people found this useful
I Love it!!
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 thi 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).
-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. …
- Written by PHU T from Fountain Valley
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
Don't plan on many years of use!
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 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. …
- Written by Ian D from Berlin
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can you right click with the magic trackpad ?
- Asked by Paul N from Oakville
- Mar 11, 2011
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
- Mar 11, 2011
Does the magic trackpad work better than the magic mouse?
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
- Jan 14, 2011
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
- Mar 11, 2011
how does one cut and paste using the trackpad?
- Asked by Connie H from Pasadena
- Apr 4, 2014
Mine is setup to right click on two finger touch, so two finger touch and the little menu comes up, Mine is setup to right click on two finger touch, so two finger touch and the little menu comes up, undo, cut, paste etc. select from menu.
I'm really a PC guy, and Mac's trackpad is indeed magic and works great. …
- Answered by Remco D from Cincinnati
- Apr 7, 2014
Is there any way to use this as a virtual numeric pad?
- Asked by Shane H from Memphis
- Jul 27, 2010
Not sure if the Trackpad will be useable as a virtual numeric pad, but if you have an iPhone or iPod Not sure if the Trackpad will be useable as a virtual numeric pad, but if you have an iPhone or iPod touch you need to check out NumberKey on the App Store. I use it regularly with my wireless keyboard - it's brilliant. …
- Answered by Barry S
- Jul 29, 2010
Can you connect the Magic Trackpad to an external power source? eg. USB.
- Asked by Thomas L from Burnaby
- Aug 12, 2010
Mobee has a solution called the Power Bar that's basically a rechargeable battery unit that screws i Mobee has a solution called the Power Bar that's basically a rechargeable battery unit that screws into the trackpad that can be changed via USB …
- Answered by Andrew T from El Segundo
- Mar 30, 2012