• 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

    Just simply..

    • Written by from Ramsgate

    the best bit of kit I've used in ages. I'm using it with my iMac and its just fantastic!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent device!

    • Written by from Sandy

    I bought this at the opening of the Covent Garden shop and I love using it. I can still use the Mighty Mouse that I have, but this is very versatile and a delight to use. Also, there is no wire to constrain my cursor movement (sometimes happened with the mouse) and there is no mechanical wheel that needs cleaning.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    surprised

    • Written by from CUMNOCK

    I got to say after you get past the terrible setting up stage and putting it to your own settings.

    Then yes it is a whole lot better than the mouse!!! also unlike the mouse don't get soar wrist which is a bonus and overall it works great. Mastering the speed and settings is probably the biggest hurdles but like everyone else I can see why this could make the mouse history and if the other computer systems are going to copy it in some way.

    For it raises the game and makes surfing a lot easier!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Droitwich

    I purchased the Magic Trackpad with my new iMac and have found that I use it more than the Magic Mouse as it is so simple and convenient to use - an excellent product.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    • Written by from Chester-le-Streeet

    Have been using it since the first week of release and it has been a dream. I still keep my magic mouse for photo editing purposes but for general use on the mac it is so easy to use.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding

    • Written by from Wirral

    Bought this as a birthday present to myself - at £59 it isn't cheap, but quality products never really are, are they?

    I cannot believe how cool this little gadget is. It worked straight out of the box, recognised in seconds by my MacBook Pro and it is absolutely the best way to navigate around on my Mac. Sure, my built in trackpad does the the same thing, but my Magic Trackpad can be positioned anywhere I want, and it is so comfy!

    My advice - get one. Get one today.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad hurts

    • Written by from Margate

    Magic Trackpad looks amazing and feels nice to touch BUT after just one day's use, my wrist really started to hurt and felt tired. The gestures needed to make the trackpad work left me with a sore wrist so I will be returning to using a mouse for sure.

    15 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mactastic fun for half a ton.

    • Written by from London

    When I first linked up the Trackpad I was a bit disappointed. I didn't seem to do anything clever and the Magic Mouse had become such a friend. But then I checked the videos built into the system preferences. This thing gives your whole hand-full-of-fingers something to do. Twist and stretch are old tricks but the three and four finger functions are brilliant. Go buy one.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't be ditching my Magic Mouse just yet.

    • Written by from shaftesbury

    I really like this new bit of kit, It feel really natural to use and is perfect for using in bed. Its really easy to install and setup although a few more options would be nice, for example the four finger up gesture to display the desktop would be much better if I could use it to activate spaces.

    It had taken me no time at all to get use to having it on my desk, With out thinking about it my hand moves from keyboard to mouse to trackpad using it to switch apps or navigate in Safari and the using it to zoom is just perfect.

    Trying it to rotate some photos in Preview didn't feel right, the gesture just felt wrong and it needed to be exaggerated to work.

    All in all a really cool thing!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple magic trackpad

    • Written by from Manchester

    i was looking for a mouse replacement i seen the Apple magic trackpad to go a side my apple wireless keyboard more my mac mini 2011 and i seen the apple trackpad and i set it up how i wanted to it is fantastic i love it so easy to use i have a mouse it in the cupboard i never use the mouse the trackpad is brilliant once u set it up how u want it don't read the native reviews i think i will never use the mouse now i have rechargeable batteries for my keyboard and trackpad i love everything about it i got used to mine quickly i love is sensitivity a must buy

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but maybe not better than a mouse overall

    • Written by from biggar

    I have had this track pad for 3 months now and to be honest there are a lot of benefits in comfort but i find that i cannot do everything effectively. I find that using while using illustrator is pointless and i need to go back to my mouse. Good for general browsing and simple uses but not ideal if accuracy is your aim. It is beautifully made and designed and i am sure that most will enjoy the experience.

    3 of 5 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

    excllent

    • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Actions too Erratic

    • Written by from Douglas

    Have had this for 5-Months. Periodically try it, but always give up. It is either oversensitive or completely unresponsive. For instance, I have never managed to get it to drag anything; yet the very faintest touch will often have it jumping into a usually unwanted and unexpected action on the desktop before you can even position the cursor. The 2-Finger scroll and the 1-Finger tap are the only actions I have ever managed to get a, sort of, consistent action out of. It is very difficult to place the cursor where it is wanted. A couple of the other actions, listed in the Preferences, do work, but are largely uncontrollable. Others, like the vital Drag Option, just do not work. Am using it with up-to-date Snow Leopard.
    A disappointing product, - but maybe it is me - others seem to live with it.

    13 of 25 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

    Magic Track Pad is indeed that

    • Written by from Mitcham

    The Magic track pad is indeed Magic I use it with my Macbook pro unibody snow leopard. It gives you a new way to interact with Osx. It has the same gestures as the glass trackpad but the larger surface area is even more ideal, especially if you have big hands. Using my Macbook pro plugged into my HD TV with the Magic trackpad is so easy it gives more control from afar when sitting on the sofa. I have used it when editing in imovie gives more precise control than the magic mouse. The click buttons are built into the bottom front edges so works the same as the glass track pad. Perfect together with the Apple wireless keyboard. I also have a magic mouse and the trackpad is better when using gesture controls.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple does it again!

    • Written by from Shipston-on-Stour

    The magic trackpad is magic. It also works perfectly and is so intuitive and perfectly thought out that it is easy to learn. It is ergonomically much gentler than mice.
    And really just wonderful- a new way to operate the computer-not at all like using a tiny laptop trackpad-also a wonderful simple design to live with.

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderfull

    • Written by from Bradford

    After trying Apple's previous mouse offerings and being disappointed in them I have finally found the pointing device for me. I use it on an LED 24" Cinema Display and it's just perfect. The size of the device fits the 1920 x 1200 display beautifully and is very responsive through the Bluetooth connection. No more installing Mouse Zoom Preference Panels for the Apple mice. Highly recommended.

    3 of 5 people found this useful