• 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


    • 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.

    42 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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!

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


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  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goodbye Magic Mouse...

    • Written by from Hackney, LONDON

    Without a doubt the best way to navigate around a Mac... especially running OS X Lion

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Preston

    Been using this new purchase all week on my iMac and would never go back to my 'magic mouse'. Looking forward to trying it with OS Lion upon its eventual release (come on, Apple)

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Trackpad Is Amazing

    • Written by from Bridlington

    I have literally had my Magic Trackpad for 10 minutes, and I love it. I have a Macbook Pro so am already used to the gestures of its trackpad, so decided to purchase this for my iMac ready for OSX Lion coming out, and also my Mighty Mouse does not scroll any more.

    I only wish I had purchased this before now as like the trackpad on the MBP it works effortlessly. It is so responsive, and I feel so at home using it. Even the clicking works great - one finger for normal click, two fingers for right click.

    Some people complain about it not pairing etc..., however I had no problems whatsoever with OSX 10.6.8.

    Go get yourself one now!!!!

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Waterlooville

    I am very happy with my trackpad purchase and have evolved into a competent and natural trackpad user without even thinking about it!

    I purchased my iMac in November 2008 and absolutely love it, however I was never happy with the mighty mouse and had several trackball problems (if you'll pardon the expression). Eventually I pondered the Magic Mouse or the new trackpad. I was tempted towards the Magic Mouse as I had never got on with laptop trackpads finding them a bit unnatural from a more positive mouse. However after a bit of research I decided to go for it and try out the Apple trackpad.

    What can I say......? Well after six months of use I have become so used to the trackpad and its ease of use that as with some other reviewers on here I never use my old mouse and he sits forlornly on standby on the shelf on rest and recuperation.

    The only things that can be fiddly with the trackpad for me is "drag and drop" across the screen and sometimes I have to pause and use another finger on the trackpad to carry on moving the item. Very occasional I might do an accidental command, but don't be put off by this it becomes very rare and easily resolved. Going back to try the mouse again is heavy and actually cumbersome and all a bit uncomfortable.

    I could not recommend the trackpad highly enough, I had a few doubts for the first couple of weeks as my brain adjusted to it and then quite suddenly I was using it without even thinking about it. The two finger scroll on internet page browsing is so precise and natural. I get no pains, no aches, nothing bad to say about things at all. It might be on the costly side, but the trackpad looks good, it is beautifully machined, seems very well made and it certainly gives computer use pleasure for me. Genuinely a worthy purchase.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad best Apple accessory ever

    • Written by from DAVENTRY

    Got this as a present for my 62nd birthday and wow its so easy to use with my Imac & 2011 macbook pro, no problems encountered setting up or using once a few basic tweaks made in settings, it makes life so easy when it comes to sorting through my 30,000 + photos, I now use it instead of my Magic mouse most of the time and I really cant wait for OSX Lion to come out which will compliment it even further.
    Another great product from apple that I am proud to own.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from elgin

    Very quick to get the hang of it, and to get the setting to fit the way I work, now unplugged my magic mouse and loving the freedom and responsiveness of the Trackpad. Will recommend it to friends.

    2 of 3 people found this useful