• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Workington

    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 the 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!

    18 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most excellent.

    • Written by from Nærum

    This is exactly what's needed, when hooking a MBP to an extra screen. This and the keyboard.

    Multitouch gestures is just something 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.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable!

    • Written by from Liverpool

    Don't normally review products but I thought I have to for this! After researching heavily on whether to get the trackpad solely for the purpose of using it away from my MacBook Pro, I decided to go for it! It did not disappoint one bit! I totally recommend purchasing the trackpad over the magic mouse any day. I very much like the integrated trackpad on the MacBook and have became used to all the different gestures; now having the trackpad I can carry it around within the comfort of my own home when it is connected to the TV! Absolutely fantastic! Anyone contemplating on whether to get one? DO IT!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy a mouse!

    • Written by from LONDON

    Absolutely no point in purchasing a mouse...any mouse. This is evolution.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Buy It

    • Written by from Dartford

    What an awesome piece of kit. A small slab of aluminium, beautiful to use, silent and minimalistic. Unfortunately, as with most Apple products you need to buy another slice of aluminium to join the keyboard to the trackpad. When together they really work but be prepared to spend another £25 to achieve this! I highly recommend this product though.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional but not quite perfect

    • Written by from Alton

    If only it would allow functionality rotation. On a desk the trackpad works perfectly but put it on the sofa or soft or an uneven and it's a different story, the click function is activated through the underneath foot pads so often won't work on these surfaces. But the real missed trick is it's nearly useless if used in a hand held manner rotated through 90 degrees using the battery compartment as a comfortable logical hand hold, if only they'd allowed it to functionality to automatically switch on rotation. They could have had answer to ridding us of all remotes but missed.

    22 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, except for two things, possibly three.

    • Written by from Eastbourne

    I've already got a Magic Mouse, and that's been great, but I have been thinking of upgrading to a Wacom style pen & tablet.

    I discovered the Magic Trackpad on the Apple Store, and thought that could be the best of both worlds: ease of use of a mouse and the precision of the pen & tablet.

    I have been using the Magic Trackpad for a few hours now, and slowly getting used to it; also lots of tweaking of the options in the control panel too!

    The two issues I've noticed so far:

    1. The incline of the pad itself. I know it matches the keyboard nicely, but that tilt is making my wrists hurt already. I've put a platform under it to raise the lower edge to ease the strain, and that seems to be working.

    2. It's not as precise as I can be on my mouse, although my fingers aren't fat, it does require some accuracy to pin point the Bezier point, or click a tiny radio button, etc. I'm now using an iPad stylus on it and that seems to work brilliantly!

    3. Possibly some kind of pressure settings could be added, as the pad can detect my finger just hovering above it. It's truly amazing, but I'm constantly selecting stuff I don't want to or swiping pages online by mistake!

    Over all though it's an excellent purchase. Not a bad price too.

    49 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple track pad

    • Written by from Helensburgh

    Purchased 6 weeks ago. Everything worked, and was useful, It has now stopped and can't be found by bluetooth, despite new batteries. I'm not impressed by the durability. I'll stay with my wacom bamboo pad, which is durable and reliable, though does not have the same finger-touch function, it remains preferable to a mouse.

    20 of 35 people found this useful

  • 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