• 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

  • 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

    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

    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

    fantastic piece of kit

    • Written by from London

    Got use to it in 10 mins, has probably made the mouse redundant finally.
    really impressed with the simple and elegant design.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse to do Disappearing Act!

    • Written by from Bradley Stoke

    I don't understand the issues others found with installation, I had no trouble at all.

    This is so comfortable to use. By being able to keep my wrist on the desk, I no longer keep knocking my hand into the side of my keyboard.

    If only this product could have been brought out before the Magic Mouse!

    4 of 4 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

    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 London

    Best thing since sliced bread, seriously, love it.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what is expected

    • Written by from Tampere

    A really handy thing for all of us who don't like to use the mouse anymore.

    3 of 3 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

    OUTSTANDING!!!

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Very sexy piece of kit...does exactly what it says - brilliantly!
    Another triumph by Apple.
    Can't understand how anyone could possibly leave a negative review...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The plate that replaced my mouse!

    • Written by from London

    It looks like a plate. How could this make any difference to my iMac? After calling customer services and updating my software (they were very helpful) It is now in full working order. It has taken a few hours of mucking about and training the hand. After all, I have never used a MacBook, so these controls are all new to me. From the two finger right click, the four finger swipe, and the pinch/zoom feature. This is an amazing add on to the other Apple products I have.
    I highly recommend you getting one. Anyone who says it doesn't work, either has no clue how to use an Apple product, or has no patience to learn.
    Don't hesitate to get one. The only downside will be that you didn't get it earlier. Enjoy.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A truly magical device

    • Written by from Sevenoaks

    I guess magic is the only way to describe this little gadget, and despite only having it for just over a day, I feel I can safely review it.

    IT RULES!

    It's huge, responsive, wireless, easy to use and a perfect complement to your system. It can't replace a mouse for everything, but it works for most. The Multi-Touch part works wonderfully, and with a well-known third-party app, I can use 5-finger gestures on it really easily, as your relaxed hand falls perfectly onto the surface.

    Installation was good as I installed the software before I bought it (for inertial scrolling on my MBP), and it paired and worked instantly. All my custom gestures were also available the moment it connected. Also, it's been in use all day and the battery reports 100% still.

    Bad points... well, the click function is much harder than I'd have liked - double-clicks are difficult to do precisely. Tap-to-click works wonderfully, but I prefer physical clicks.

    The Magic Mouse was something new, with bugs, but Apple have been using trackpads for years so I knew they'd get this right. Very recommended addition to your rig!

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad Issues

    • Written by from Worcester

    Generally the trackpad is a good idea, with apparent good battery life.
    I do however find it frustrating to use over a mouse. My biggest gripe is the tracking area does not match or is adjustable to match my screen size. Consequently I find that I'm using two hands when I want to move items from top of the screen to the trash can.

    Have tried to find a solution, but as yet no luck, thinking of getting a Wacom or mouse.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Touchpad. Pity corroded batteries make you bin it

    • Written by from Hyde

    Bought one of these couple of years back

    great input device.

    Top quality branded batteries corroded and welded themselves to the battery compartment.
    No way to get them out, outside 12 month warranty period, Tried numerous methods to get them out including drilling a hole in the batteries(Do NOT try this at home!). to release the pressure. eventually got the batteries out but before I could clean out the compartment management to crack the glass top.
    Apple design team look into it please like the numerous forums requested ages ago

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't go back to a mouse.

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Selected the option for a trackpad to be shipped with my iMac and am continually pleased I did. The gesture support and response is immediate, reliable and accurate. During everyday use the trackpad is faultless and even detailed procedures are dealt with efficiently.

    Perhaps not the most appropriate input for serious gaming however, but thats to be expected.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little bit 'meh'

    • Written by from Kings Langley

    When the trackpad is working, it is working wonderfully. The issue that I have had with the trackpad is the rubber feet coming out from the underside of the device. If this happens you are in trouble! The trackpad also likes to stay in the down 'clicked' position (again probably due to the feet) which is very annoying!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most excellent

    • Written by from Copenhagen N

    After using it for only a few hours. I just turned off my magic mouse. Very smooth and is definitely an asset to my Imac.
    I didnt think there were a device that could improve on the user interface. But the trackpad certainly did.
    It's money well spend for me. And I am thinking that with the new upgrade to OSX Lion, the trackpad will become a power house in itself.

    I highly recommend it.

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  • 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!

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