• 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 86 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.

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from London

    Best thing since sliced bread, seriously, love it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful

    • Written by from portsmouth

    I'm very IMPRESSED and it takes a lot please me. its so easy to use its better than the magic mouse which i thought was ok. but the trackpad is brilliant 10/10

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mouse no more

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I really disliked the Apple magic mouse so I was apprehensive ordering the Trackpad. I'm glad to report that after using the product for 1 week I haven't picked up the mouse once. I'm a self employed graphic designer and it took a bit of getting used to (especially when doing cut outs) although it was well work persevering. My only criticism would be at the end of a 12 hour (or so) day I do find my wrist can be slightly sore, but I'm guessing this is due to me putting to much pressure on the desk with my wrist and bad posture. In summary I would highly recommend this to anyone, especially is you're using osX Lion.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING

    • Written by from Farnborough

    Got this track pad as a birthday present from my brother. At first I thought it might not be that great. I have a Macbook Pro and a Mac Pro. I love using the MBP track pad, so was eyeing on this new track pad. I already has OSX 10.6.7 on my Mac Pro, opened the box, turned on the unit, searched for bluetooth devices and it was instantly recognised. The Trackpad feels excellent, and has now replaced my optical Apple mouse. I love using it for Logic Pro and Adobe Photoshop / Premiere CS5.5. Great product.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic

    • Written by from Bovingdon

    This is a brilliant bit of kit, (must admit though anything will the apple logo on it i love!!!) but it is, i love using a track pad, and even though used a mouse all my life, (except with laptops) i have found it a little strange / uncomfortable. i love it, and very easy to get use to using it, still getting to know the gesturers though,

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easier on the wrist...

    • Written by from Bingley

    WELL - always tempted by Apple's spangly shiny trinkets, I'd resisted buying this for nearly a year. I have a MacBook Pro, + magic mouse. Why would I want a trackpad the size of a small carpet next to my computer.

    Lo! On a recent work trip to Malawi, I forgot to pack my mouse! Preparing PPT is no fun with just the onboard computer trackpad, so I took this opportunity (excuse - oh those trinkets) to buy a trackpad at LHR terminal 3 on the way out (warning - buying at airports saves only 1.80 off the retail price...hmmm).

    On arrival in Malawi, booted up the MacBook, unpacked the pad, paired the two and away I went! As other reviewers note, this is simply a bigger version of the onboard pad. BUT I was soon allured by the size and action of the Magic Pad. It's sensitive, includes multi-gestures, and (this is the key selling point) my wrist doesn't ache. Yes, I know, though GORGEOUS, the Magic Mouse does have one problem - its idiosyncratic shape and size means that for some, holding the correct position for extended periods can be painful. Also, scrolling I find glitchy.

    With the MP, your wrist rests on the surface, and your fingers do the work. The extra size means that you can really cover the whole screen - without (as happens to me sometimes) the Magic Mouse falling off the edge of a table as I strive to reach that one icon in the top right hand corner. Also, the two rubber feet at the front act as buttons, so if you're uncomfortable with the tapping malarkey, you can press the corners in the old-fashioned way.

    So, the MP is not a NECESSITY if you have a mouse already, but I suspect I'll be using this more than the mouse when I get home. Oh, and as with all Apple, the thing is robust, compact, and well made.

    Maybe its a good thing I forgot my mouse!

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!!!

    • Written by from Scarborough

    DO NOT BUY! THIS IS THE WORST APPLE PRODUCT I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. IT ONLY WORKS WHEN IT FEELS LIKE IT. I'D ONLY GIVE IT ONE STAR BECAUSE IT MAKES A NICE PAPERWEIGHT.

    12 of 127 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Pad

    • Written by from Tullamore

    This is a very innovative piece of technology by Apple. Makes using Pro Tools 8 and Photoshop CS4 a dream. Controlling Pro Tools is just like using a HUI or digital console to work. Very flexible, affordable and fun to use. Very comfortable too. No more cramped wrists and hands from using a mouse to work!

    11 of 13 people found this useful