• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless!

    • Written by from London

    I've just switched from the magic mouse, which was pretty good, to the magic pad, which is simply awesome. Beautiful bit of kit and fantastically ergonomical. Syncs easily with my MacBook Pro! Buy this over the magic mouse...it's only a few pounds more!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Apple through and through

    • Written by from Wellesbourne

    First review i've done but thought this deserved writing about. Bought my new MBP last week and found myself struggling to do four finger swipes on the MBP trackpad (Strange because I don't have large hands) . Decided to bite the bullet and buy a Magic Trackpad, best purchase i've made. Gestures are easier to make and it is much more comfortable to use the Magic Trackpad than the MBP trackpad. Tried the Magic Mouse and would recommend the Magic Trackpad over the Magic Mouse to anyone.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!!

    • Written by from Middlesbrough

    Wasnt sure if this trackpad would be a waste of money or not as the magic mouse does a great job. I didnt really want to replace my magic mouse but was told i could use both without any problems.

    After a year of putting it off i decided to get one because im upgrading from snow leopard to mountain lion and fancied it. After 1 hour of using the TrackPad i am amazed. I thought it would be similar to a mouse pads but its not its much more. Im not a fan of a mouse pad on a laptop but for some reason i love this track pad.

    I feel like i can navigate better and quick around my iMac. My magic mouse is still here and when touched is activated with no lag, its instant moving from trackpad and magic mouse.

    Im currently using it on Snow leopard and still the trackpad is amazing. After the update to Mountain Lion the trackpad will become more useful and therefore be more impressive.

    If your considering buying a track pad you wont be disappointed and if you were like me and not keen on a mouse pad on a laptop, think i wont be that useful, and a waste of money then if purchased you will be proven wrong.

    Im really happy with my purchase, the £59 is now justified. Dont hesitate to get one but do it.

    :)

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another stunning product, Nice one Apple!

    • Written by from walsall

    This is incredible, love the range of gestures just switched to this from magic mouse and you can do so much more with simple gestures, only downfall is trying to remember them all!

    The design is stunning and the build quality is APPLE all over :)

    Definitely would recommend this over the magic mouse for people with Mac mini and iMac :-)

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another Intuitive Apple Product

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Was apprehensive about this as I've always been a mouse person...glad I took the plunge...this is a truly intuitive, user friendly product. Recommended.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works as intended

    • Written by from Nørresundby

    The trackpad works great. I use it with why Macbook Pro when its connected to an external monitor, along with the wireless apple keyboard. Those two products cover most of my needs. I very rarely use the magic mouse, only when more precision is needed, like editing photos. I only have one complaint about the trackpad, due to the tilt of the trackpad my wrist starts to hurt after prolonged use.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad (excellent)

    • Written by from Betchworth

    A brilliant product that has really brought my iMac to life.
    Intuitive & fun to use plus beautifully made.

    Well done Apple.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Triumph of design over utility

    • Written by from FERNDOWN

    Looks nice - my son gave me his because it will not wotk with his pre10.5 Mac mini. Its immediatley apparent that one cannot tell whether it is one or off. The single light is confusing. Lacking instructions - even online - it took me about 2 or 3 hours to get it to install in Boot Camp XP as well as OSX. The functionality is crippled on Boot Camp Windows, so anyone planning to replace their mouse on both partitions will be very confused by the differing functionality. There are no drivers if one wants to use it on a non Mac Windows machine. Finally at least on Windows, I have so far needed to keep my mouse connected as well in case the bluetooth fails again. I think the Magic TrackPad is far from "magic". It will join the pile of unused equipment so at £60 it was not a good buy. It might help a Mac OSX only laptop user who is frustrated with his small mouse pad. But myself, - I have been travelling with a mouse with my Samsung netbook to overcome the small pad issue.

    11 of 63 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pressure Sensitive

    • Written by from Radstock

    Ok, I've had the trackpad for six months now and it's a nice piece of engineering. I like the scrolling and tracking speed and its other functions are great. BUT... it's so pressure sensitive!! Tracking and scrolling can be adjusted but not the pressure. It's so frustrating because I find that I have to be extremely careful not to rest my fingers on the pad. If I do, pages disappear into the ether, or other functions come on the screen. Also the pressure required to operate it seems to vary of its own accord. In spite of these gripes I still like it and if it wasn't for the pressure issue I would have given it 5 stars.
    Experiment with it at the store before buying.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost great!

    • Written by from Stratford-upon-Avon

    I spend 8hrs a day at work using a computer, so to avoid RSI I have used everything from standard mice to Wacom tablets to ergonomic mice to rollerball mice, so thought I'd try the trackpad.

    The micro switches are located on the bottom edge which means that if you click-tap at the top edge you have to tap really quite hard, much harder than when you click at the bottom edge. This makes it tiring to use, cos you have to think about how hard you tap depending on where your finger is on the trackpad. It's not the same as a laptop trackpad, which has an even click all over.

    Basically, I suggest you test one in a shop to see if you like it before stumping up the cash! I suspect the next version will be much better.

    Used with an iMac running OS X 10.6.8

    27 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderfu!

    • Written by from Watford

    This trackpad is much better than Windows laptop trackpads. If you're used to laptop trackpads, you should try this. It's much better. The trackpads on the MacBooks are just like it.

    6 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magic

    • Written by from Ledbury

    The trackpad makes work so much easier, my fingers just glide over and do so much more than any mouse! Very happy, you might even say its like casting a spell when swiping, just amazing! Its also a huge surface, much bigger than the MacBook one, very easy to use, don't have to move my wrist at all.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Product Ever!!!

    • Written by from LONDON

    After years of suffering the mighty mouse. I was torn between the magic mouse or this. Well NO contest. You will NEVER want to go back to using a mouse.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple never lets down!

    • Written by

    I've been bought the trackpad for a christmas present. It took just a day or two to really get into the features it has. One I particularly like is instead of making a click to go to view and then rotate when viewing and rotating a picture, simply use two fingers and make rotating motion with them on the trakpad and it does it...What an outstanding piece of kit...My computer is on a shelf on my wall above my bed so this is perfect. Even siting on uneven quilt I don't have to worry that the red laser won't register properly and wildly dart over the screen resulting in wrong icon selection for example. Also if you have the matching slim keyboard, when sat on a surface they both go side by side very neatly together making it a slick functional unit. If you have an apple with bluetooth then this is a must!!!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just a gimmick!

    • Written by from Harpenden

    I have been using this trackpad for over a year now and I can safely say that I still love it! I use both the magic mouse and magic trackpad to control my iMac and I use both of them. The trackpad is perfect for general tasks like browsing the internet and arranging files but in my opinion, I prefer to use the magic mouse for more precision tasks such as photoshop work. It was incredibly easy to set up and use, and this is from someone that first used this when I made the first switch from pc to mac. You will find quite shortly after purchase that you will be working quicker and your wrist will not ache after heavy use. In addition, I can confirm the excellence of the anti-wear desgn of the trackpad as, to date, it is still in mint condition! Build quality is superb as always, thoroughly reccomend!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant excellence

    • Written by from Oxford

    Having used a magic mouse since owning my iMac, I could well imagine how simple the magic trackpad would be to use, and it didn't disappoint.
    The build quality is solid as you would expect, and it compliments the look and dimensions of the wireless keyboard.
    Batteries supplied, and easy to install via bluetooth.
    I went straight to the system preferences to familiarise myself with the gestures, and now using the trackpad seems like second nature.
    It feels so intuitive it makes web-surfing, and using gestures on OSX Lion child's play!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Liverpool

    At the outset I wasn't sure whether to go for a magic mouse or trackpad. With a 4 year old iMac still perfect in every way I am always looking for something to spice up my set up so I went for the magic pad. Fantastic is all I can say, what a revelation and it really makes navigation on the mac or the net a breeze.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad Magic

    • Written by from Alford

    Superb product!!

    Don'y pay any attention to WG from London who gave this two stars......... his reference to XBox says it all.

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    More Customization

    • Written by from London

    Seems odd that Mac create a tablet with virtually no ability to tweak any parameters. Even the scrolling feature moves in the opposite direction to the MacBook Pro. Mac could write an update and give us all the abilty to refine and define. Even Windows Xbox can speed up or slow down the X Y or invert Y.

    14 of 85 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best peripheral Apple produces

    • Written by from Pontefract

    I hate the impossible mouse replacements found on laptops and so was dubious about trying this trackpad. After the first day using the Magic Trackpad with OS X Lion, the mouse went out of the window. Works perfectly with Photoshop and Lightroom.

    39 of 42 people found this useful