• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Brilliant

    • Written by from Loughborough

    But that's generally the Apple way.
    Takes a short while to learn the multitouch swipes - from the start feels so much more natural than using a mouse.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device

    • Written by from Hamilton

    An excellent device. Makes use of iMac very easy. Me and my kids love it.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing!

    • Written by from Whitchurch

    I must say this is the best accessory for the Mac. I find it is so much easier to use than a mouse and it looks rather cool too. It makes it a lot easier when I go from using my iPad to using my Mac.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fab!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Written by

    I got this for Christmas and was eagerly awaiting using it. Unfortunately my Mac is two years old and doesn't have Snow leopard. I went to my local apple retailer and, as always, they didn't have it. I then ordered it off amazon and have been enjoying it since. The reason it didn't get 5 stars was because it didn't state clearly enough that you needed snow leopard to run it. I am quite ashamed that my local apple retailer didn't stock it. But apart from that it is a brilliantly easy device to use.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Waiting to be disscovered

    • Written by from EDINBURGH

    This is a great bit of kit when you eventually get to use it. The Trackpad works fine with no problems on my Mac Pro but it's a different story on my iMac. If I have to reboot my iMac then it takes at least 10-15 mins, switching the pad on and off and using a mouse to fiddle with settings etc. to reconnecet. I love using the pad but please apple sort out the awful connectivity issues.

    PS. a battery charge indicator as my wireless Keybord and Mouse would be nice also.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Set your prefs carefully - AVOID DRAG LOCK

    • Written by from BURY ST EDMUNDS

    I have already written a review under another Apple ID, written too soon after purchase to be really valid. My main criticism then was that it was too sensitive when using touch to click - would be better if the sensitivity here could be user-adjusted. This comment still stands - hence 4 rather than 5 stars.

    Several months on, I'm getting used to it, and I like it, but I still keep my mouse and use it often, mainly for Finder file-organising tasks, when the trackpad can be too unpredictable in its drag-and-drop mode. However, I have recently discovered that careful settings of prefs helps a lot - I had assumed that the Apple defaults (every option ticked) would be a Good Thing, and I just needed to get used to the Apple recommended way of doing things...... but the one "feature" that I find very counter-intuitive is Drag Lock; if this is selected, you have to click AGAIN to "drop" something - lifting your finger off doesn't do anything (in the way that a mouse works). This gives very awkward behaviour when moving files into folders. Deselecting this behaviour greatly improves things.

    So, I will keep the faith - for now!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My brother, the swine (only joking)

    • Written by from Newbury

    Having saved up and bought the beautiful Magic Mouse and thought it was the best thing since sliced bread, along comes my very generous brother and gives me a Magic Trackpad for Christmas. So far I have not missed the mouse. I have used the trackpad for email, surfing and some photoshop work on the festive snaps, it is so easy. This must be the most intuitive input device ever made. So well done Apple for making such a brilliant product and thank you to my brother, a second hand Magic Mouse anyone?

    There does seem to be a pattern emerging here, iPhone, iPods, iPads, iOS4.2, MacOS Lion...Bring it on!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have faith, will succeed!

    • Written by from Hampton

    I went to Apple Store a few times to try out the trackpad but still couldn't get use of it. A few weeks later, I decided to take the plunge, and bought one for myself as X'mas present. Best decision ever.

    Took it home with me and took less than a minute to setup and 5 minutes to master it. A very clever design. Easy to use, especially for web surfing. It was a doodle.

    Remember to keep your USB mouse with you though. A few days ago, I needed to boot my iMac from Installation CD, it started looking for my USB mouse.

    Buy it if you have the money to spare and currently running on Snow Leopard.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from LEEDS

    Bought it, used it, loved it.

    Nuff said.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Fingers!

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    Bought the trackpad because I liked the one I use on my Macbook Pro. The elegance and simplicity of the design is gorgeous. It merges with my Mac perfectly, negating the need for a mouse or mouse mat. It is simple to use and you can customise your preferences at any time. It takes a little getting used to, after using the mouse for so long, but once mastered you'll never go back! 5 Star Rating!!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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.

    34 of 44 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

    16 of 31 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