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
508 of 564 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
388 of 439 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
352 of 397 people found this useful
Not worth the native pad on MB Pro
Well my trackpad broke twice on my MBP 2009, bought 2010, as the CD player, as I had enough to pay for a repair who will not last Well my trackpad broke twice on my MBP 2009, bought 2010, as the CD player, as I had enough to pay for a repair who will not last long ( the heat made the alu case expanding blocking the track making it unusable) I decided to buy a trackpad, thinking it will the same thing than the native pad on MBP, but it is not it is so slow, and you can't even adjust the speed scroll on the system preferences. It doesn't make it instinctive as the native one, making simple things frustrating to move or to search. And last thing I have used to use my native one under snow leopard, so I don't know if under maverick , they changed the way to use it, but it seems less practical, and really much customisable. …
- Written by sylvain T from epinay-sur-seine
Perfect input device if you're a habitual laptop user
I've almost exclusively used Mac laptops for almost a decade, and this adds up to a lot of practice on the keyboard/trackpad combo I've almost exclusively used Mac laptops for almost a decade, and this adds up to a lot of practice on the keyboard/trackpad combo. I've got in to the habit of using a lot of gestures and trackpad-style movements, and I miss them when switching to a desktop with a mouse. I certainly work quicker with a trackpad than with a mouse, at least under OSX
There are a few other neat conveniences: There is no need for tidy desk space next to the keyboard for the mouse to move around in. The transition between pointing and typing is much quicker as they trackpad stays in a fixed position. A trackpad is also insensitive to the desk surface, so you can use glass or glossy-coated desks.
It's possible to use the trackpad hand-held or on a soft surface so long as you turn on 'tap to click' under System Preferences. Otherwise, you do need to be on a hard surface to activate the clicking action, which is actually via the two domed feet at the base of the trackpad.
This device would be little use if you are a gamer and, like most trackpads, it's not necessarily the ideal tool for some 3D design or CAD programmes. …
- Written by Tom I from Cambridge
0 of 1 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 4 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
- 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
Does this work with my "early 2008" iMac? Not sure it has bluetooth. I do have a wireless setup and 10.7.5 OS.
- Asked by Kalia R from Santa Barbara
As long as I stay within 33ft of my computer, can I walk around my classroom with the magic trackpad while I'm teaching?
- Asked by Daniel V from Fort Lauderdale
You can set it up to tap instead of click as it registers touch as well as pressure, but this would You can set it up to tap instead of click as it registers touch as well as pressure, but this would probably work better with the magic mouse. Mainly because of (In my opinion one of the main advantages of my track pad is) its size. I've got a fairly broad reach but I'd struggle to carry this in a way that I could use it. If you're stopping to use it at various desks etc, it'll be fine, but if you want to use it whilst moving, you'll probably end up using both hands. …
- Answered by Sam G
wireless track pad work with i-pad air?
- Asked by Thomas D from Spokane