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
536 of 593 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
369 of 414 people found this useful
I'm not quite sure what some of the people are on about below about poor battery life, I bought mine over a month ago and the batt I'm not quite sure what some of the people are on about below about poor battery life, I bought mine over a month ago and the battery is still at 76%. Absolutely fantastic, I rarely even turn it off and it works consistently. Always connects and the connection is never dropped. Blown away by this. …
- Written by Kyle M from Worthing
I use my Magic Trackpad on a regular basis with satasfaction on every aspect of the product. It's simple but effective design rest I use my Magic Trackpad on a regular basis with satasfaction on every aspect of the product. It's simple but effective design rests pleasently adorn alongside my wireless keyboard enhancing its appearance to one's eye. I use my Magic Trackpad for my iMac, and it functions to suit all levels of intellegance and intellect. The glass surface creates an everlasting, comfortable surface to use frequently and the use of aluminium and polycarbonate on the product results in a simplistic and resiliant design. In conclusion I am overjoyed with my Magic Trackpad and I will enjoy using it as I am sure many others have also. …
- Written by David B P from Downpatrick
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Great… but not great longevity…
Personally, I'd expect an Apple Product to have a long life. As much as this is wonderful, intuitive, minimalist piece of kit - I Personally, I'd expect an Apple Product to have a long life. As much as this is wonderful, intuitive, minimalist piece of kit - I use it mostly for film editing and photo processing - I am annoyed that it has started to randomly highlight things. It is now randomly 'double-sensing' which is a nightmare. No quick fix. Once it's out of warranty, you have to get a new one, and this - from a quick browse of the web - is not an uncommon problem. I've had trackpads on laptops and normal 'mice' that have outlived this by many years. A shame. …
- Written by Ben J from Exeter
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
Can i use a track pad for macbook AIR
- Asked by Teresa G from Atco
Can I customize my Magic Trackpad to zoom with a three finger gesture instead of the pinch feature?
- Asked by Elliott S from Toronto
I don't believe you can. Apple gives you the option to change the number of fingers used for some g I don't believe you can. Apple gives you the option to change the number of fingers used for some gestures (e.g. swiping between pages and mission control) but pinch-to-zoom is set at 2 fingers. …
- Answered by Nick T from Bethesda
How to emulate LMB, MMB, and RMB with trackpad?
- Asked by Andrew W from San Francisco