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
- Latest Magic Trackpad software update
- A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
Ratings & Reviews
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
425 of 475 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 rtable 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
317 of 365 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 o the software update to get multitouch gestures. …
- Written by Martin B from Caterham
290 of 329 people found this useful
Excellent piece of kit, make sure you go into the preference panel to set it up in a way that's right for you. I've got achy joint s so I needed to have a 'touch tap' rather than the physical press. …
- Written by Graeme P from Cradley Heath
11 of 14 people found this useful
I received this with my 2012 iMac.
I was a bit dubious of moving from a mouse to a trackpad but I needn't have been.
From th e numerous gestures it has, its far more useful than a mouse, don't get me wrong, the mouse in certain applications that require fine control would probably be better.
When surfing for example I can swipe left or right with two fingers to go back and forward pages, three finger swipe up show Mission Control. A two fingered left swipe from the right edge shows Notification Centre. There are numerous other gestures, some of which are on the back of the trackpad's packaging, but others can be easily found by doing a internet search.
The iMac is my first Mac (I've been a Windows user for 10 years) and with the iMac, trackpad, Mac OS, the move has been an absolute pleasure.
I would recommend the trackpad over the mouse everytime, but I would still recommend having a mouse spare though, so that if you run into an application that requires fine control (such as photo editing) a mouse in this scenario might be better than the trackpad.
The trackpad's whole surface is a button so this allows for a lot of different functions. The trackpad takes 2 AA batteries (which come supplied) but I purchased the Apple Battery charger to use when the supplied non rechargeable batteries eventually run out.
The trackpad is typical Apple, i.e. beautifully designed, well made, and a joy to use.
I highly recommend it! …
- Written by David T from Workington
16 of 19 people found this useful
This is exactly what's needed, when hooking a MBP to an extra screen. This and the keyboard.
Multitouch gestures is just someth ing you must have for your mac, and the touchpad is an excellent addition to your desktop environment.
You can even wake your Mac, by pressing the touchpad. …
- Written by Mikkel J from Nærum
7 of 9 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
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
- 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 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
Can I use the trackpad to move the cursor to a new location? Now, I have to physically pick up my mouse to move my cursor. Thanks.
- Asked by Marie H from Roanoke
Yes, Magic Trackpad behaves like the trackpads found in Mac notebooks. You drag your finger on the t rackpad to move the cursor, however the trackpad itself remains stationary. …
- Answered by Paul R from Wilmington
I changed the batteries but my trackpad won't work...what's wrong? The arrow is black and won't move..dead battery in trackpad this AM
- Asked by Janis J from Tulsa
In the flyer it says:
"Turning on Your Trackpad
To turn your on trackpad, press and hold the on/of f button until the indicator light comes on"
I did that after I replaced my batteries and it works. the on/off button is on the right. …
- Answered by Lynne M from Walnut Creek
- Asked by Petri S from Helsinki
Due to the bluetooth settings on your computer, it is only possible to have one trackpad connected t o your computer at one time. …
- Answered by Mobee T