• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice idea - but style over ergonomics

    • Written by from Sth Woodham Ferrers

    I really like the idea but I have returned to a mouse within less than a week from wrist pains. Another reviewer was spot on, make it angle away from you and it is much more comfortable. Sorry Apple, love your products generally, looks great next to the keyboard, but RSI is not worth being cool.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Recommended

    • Written by from Sudbury

    An absolutely excellent product, really didn't think it would become such a natural extension to navigating my system, but it has, there are still certain applications that demand a mouse for me (mostly for the second button and then dragging action) but for the other 95% of use it is has completely replaced my mouse and for good reason.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb!

    • Written by from RUGBY

    The Apple Magic Trackpad is a superb product as you would expect from Apple it has taken me a few days to get used to it but now I am getting the hang of it & like it very much it is just so cool! This is the best product I have used to scroll through web pages & a whole load of other stuff it can do anyone who is looking to replace an existing mouse for your mac just buy this you won't regret it is is fantastic.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Enfield

    The mouse is dead, long live the trackpad - love it love it love it! PS great for young kids

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Three months on

    • Written by from Curry Rivel

    This morning when I powered up the mac it couldn't find the trackpad. So that answers the question of how long the batteries last. (The mac is in use about 8 hours use a day). New batteries popped in and back to working.

    I couldn't cope with the push the pad to click - I found it too clumsy and hard to select text or perform drag type operations. Enabling the tap to click option made it a far more fluid experience and those issues didn't exist for me once I had done that.

    My mouse was unplugged two months ago as a visiting colleague needed to borrow it. When he handed it back I didn't bother plugging it back in again. I have no use for it.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love It

    • Written by from SHEFFIELD

    Excellent piece of kit. Still getting used to it but already a lot more stable than the mouse. Best of all - only took two days for delivery from ordering it and that was by normal post. Excellent!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Faultless. Simple as that.

    • Written by from Milton Keynes

    I have to admit that I had my reservations about this one; well do I remember the nightmare trackballs and so on of the late eighties! It was the absolutely, mold-breakingly brilliant trackpad on my MacBook Pro that converted me. I have hated trackpads for years, always preferring a mouse, at least until I bought the MBP.

    Apple's stand-alone trackpad is well named - it is magic! It has the same beautifully tactile glass and aluminium look of the MacBook Pro's trackpad, and the same ease of use and tracking accuracy. I love that it can be set to single click and right click, and the click mechanism is very clever in and of itself. It is also a very nice match for the wireless keyboard.

    It is a touch pricey. Having said that, if feels all quality. I have almost replaced my mouse completely.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The future of the interface

    • Written by from Troon

    I've been using computers since the late 70s. Bought this mouse replacement 2 months ago. This is the best development in the interface I've seen since the introduction of GUI. No problems with the operation - buy one.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Idea - when it works

    • Written by from WOLVERHAMPTON

    The discussion forums are rife with people who have bought these magic trackpad and get intermittent functioning - I too am one of those people - some days it will work, other days it won't - I have had to resort to going back to my trusty wired mouse and have taken the trackpad back for a refund.

    Disappointed

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just amazing !

    • Written by from calne

    I got the magic trackpad a couple months ago and i was reading all the reviews about it, people kept on saying that it hurts your wrist, it doesn't work properly. Sorry but all that doesn't happen, nothing at all has gone wrong with it, works fantastic and hasn't gone wrong once ! Apple your doing brilliant keep the good work up.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The way forward

    • Written by from Dewsbury

    Great product, was a spur of the moment purchase and not regretting it at all. So easy to install and use and a lot easier than a mouse. I agree with other people leaving comments, they should start shipping their new iMacs with this product.
    Great stuff Apple!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Trackpad better than Magic how did I manage before!

    • Written by from Redhill

    I read the reviews thought it was just a replica of the Mac track I have only had it for two days applied some customization & now the mouse is downgraded to a secondary role. I find it works using either hands equally as well, in conjunction with the mouse it makes multi-tasking easy.
    It would be "nice" if one had the ability to modify the pointing aspects even increase or change the scrolling arrows (as Microsoft).
    I have no doubt that there will be later variations e.g. as part of a keyboard. Also possibly different attractive colours.
    I anticipate that this iwill rate as one of the best accessories to date.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Tipton

    got the trackpad a week ago and have now put my mouse into hibernation.
    A must purchase

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Thing EVER OWNED

    • Written by from Abingdon

    Just got it today and it's brilliant. Won't use mouse ever again for anything except gaming. Apple should ditch their Magic Mouse and offer Trackpad as a bundle with new Mac's instead as new mouse is useless for shooters as well. Well done Apple.
    PS. I just found out that You really don't have to press it at all to click a gentle tap is well enough :-D

    BEST OF THE BEST DAILY CONTROLLERS !!!!!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's truly magical

    • Written by from Helsinki

    Bought this online since it wasn't available in Finland yet. Installation was a breeze, no problems. It took a few days to get used to and I kept the mouse close by, in reserve, but now its consigned to a drawer, unlikely to reemerge.
    Works like magic with apple software such as safari, preview and iphoto. However, it also works brilliantly with third-party software such as word, photoshop and indesign. Initially it seemed a bit strange to adjust curves in photoshop with this one but it only took a few moments to get a hang of it.
    If I could change something it would be adjustable pressure sensitivity and inclusion of brushes (inkpad-type). Sometimes it considers the beginning of a two-finger scroll as a right-click.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great piece of kit

    • Written by from Sunderland

    great addition to the imac, feels more natural than using a mouse. very easy to use and i was up and running with it within ten minutes like a pro. makes me wonder why we were all using a mouse in the first place

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great bit of kit

    • Written by from caerphilly

    i love this. it makes using my mac more easy :)

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very fun to use

    • Written by from South Ockendon

    I am a packaging designer and use one at work, only had it for 2 day so, and am finding it alot nicer and easier to use than the apple mouse, for people who dont know how to change the settings look in your system prefs, then change the trackpad settings in there, covers alot, I would recommend it any day

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A great addition to the Apple Accessibility items on the Mac

    • Written by from PETERSFIELD

    Having a neurological condition that has reduced the strength in both my hands, particularly my “mouse hand”, I find the sensitivity of the pad an absolute boon. It only needs to be caressed and tapped gently (once set up) to achieve everything I need. No longer any problems with the scroll ball on the mighty mouse getting dirty and needing to be cleaned! I would have given it five stars but for the price, which like many other people I felt to be excessive, particularly as the majority of the technology had already been established on the MacBooks.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Kettering

    As I only use the Trackpad on my iBook I thought I would have a look at this product at the apple store in MK as an addition to my iMac.

    Quick demo later and I had purchased it. Got it home enable Bluetooth on my iMac completed the software update and there it was installed, easy.

    Have spent the evening playing with all the option and watching the clever little demo video of the function you highlight within the Trackpad settings in system preference and after finding the options that suit me, it is basically setup like my iBook. The Tap to click function is on (using the surface of the Pad) so I am not using the built in switches for most options only holding it down to drag.

    I have not touched the mouse in about 5hrs on the iMac so I think for me its the way to go; is it the end of the mouse after 25 years of computing, possibly.

    3 of 6 people found this useful