• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pointless

    • Written by from LONDON

    Well it refused to do anything but the most basic things when paired with my 2010 Macbook Pro 17 despite many attempts to check settings and update software. So not much evidence of magic there. This purchase is headed for the local recycling centre.

    18 of 94 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Okay but disappointed.

    • Written by from Lowestoft

    Having recently purchased an iMac, I decided I would give the Magic Trackpad a try after reading the glowing reviews that have been posted. In total honesty, it is undeserving of it's praise. I found it rough on the hand, tiring to click properly and the angle was uncomfortable on the wrist. I feel sorry for the Magic Mouse and the amount of stick it gets from the reviewers, I however feel it is the best input device for a computer to date.
    In summary, get a Magic Mouse over a Trackpad any day.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oh My God!

    • Written by from Ilford

    I've been brought up on PC's, ever since they first appeared in the early eighties. It was only last year when I bought my first ever Apple product - a Mac Pro. My reaction... WOW! This was the stuff of fantasies. And now I've bought the Magic Trackpad. Whoever decided to call it Magic was spot on. This is an unbelievable product. I've only been using it for a few hours and I'm hooked. I love it. God Bless Apple, I say.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely brilliant

    • Written by from Northolt

    Took a little getting used to after the Magic Mouse, slightly different gestures, but pure genius - why did Apple wait so long before making this.

    Would be much nicer if it was cheaper, but then again it's Apple so what do we expect?

    Get one today you wont be disappointed!!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Of Limited Use

    • Written by from Alfriston

    There are things that the Trackpad will not do therefore it can only be used in tandem with the Mouse e.g. I have two accounts on my computer and when changing from wife's account to mine it will not log back in without input from my mouse. It does not put up the pop up tabs for Trash but opens the folder. Selecting a group of e-mail addresses is a real fiddle also selecting a column of figures in Numbers for copying and pasting. However if you wish to expand a centre or rotate, and if you appreciate the design and look of Apple products (who does not?), if you like to own something NEW, then this might be for you. Personally I think it is a waste of money and am sticking with the Mouse. Much easier, less fiddling.

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Stanmore

    This is such a smart idea. It is extremely usable and saves desk-space. I really liked my Magic Mouse however this replaces it.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    At last! Multitouch for desktop!

    • Written by from Mitcham

    I use a macbook pro and it's always annoyed me that when I have it hooked up to my Apple Cinema Display in it's stand I can't use the multi-touch gestures that I use when it's on my lap away from me desk at home.

    Now I can! Thanks Apple!

    The only puzzle was when after first setting it up with the MBP none of the gestures worked... fortunately I decided to check software update and there was an update for the trackpad. Install and reboot later and the trackpad was working perfectly.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice, better than the mice.

    • Written by from Glasgow

    I'd give it 5 stars but I think the configuration options could be more extensive and flexible.

    For example, I use Spaces a lot. I like to flick between the 4 screens I use regularly but to do this I need to use the keyboard.
    It would have been nice to have had the choice with the 4 fingered left/right swipe to move between my Spaces rather than have the pop up application selector which is slow and cumbersome.

    It would also be nice to have a gesture that allows for Expose to reveal all windows in all Spaces as I was able to do with my old, now dead, magic mouse.

    The Magic Trackpad gets 4 stars for being responsive, well designed and easy to use.
    I almost bought the magic mouse a few weeks ago, very pleased I didn't now that this has come out.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Grantham

    I love this product very much. As it follows the same design as my keyboard it blends in well on my desk and staying with the style it looks like an amazing piece of kit. as i do not have a mouse mat it can sometimes be hard to use my mouse but i use my magic track pad and it is very good and is precise.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    The best of both worlds

    • Written by from Puckeridge

    I bought this today for use with my new iMac. I have often wondered why Macbook/Pro users have the joy of effortlessly browsing by tapping on a trackpad- and along comes Apple again with a stunning product. It looks beautiful, feels beautiful, and works effortlessly once the system software has updated (very important).
    Buy one. I have the trackpad and my Magic Mouse on my right, and my graphic tablet on my left, and am in heaven. Thanks Apple!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple got it right this time

    • Written by from INVERNESS

    After using the trackpad on my macbook for the past year I thought I'd give the Magic Trackpad a shot. Hey, it's a winner.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very very good ~

    • Written by from LONDON

    No problem with installation and comfortable to use. In my opinion this is much better than Magic Mouse!

    Also, there is no need for a mouse mat...which is nice, because I always need more space on my disk. However you need to mack sure nothing under the trackpad, otherwise the click could not work as it should be.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great surprise

    • Written by from LIVINGSTON

    Great product for those of us with big hands. Received today, straight forward setup with my imac 24" 2008. Great to use, nicely angled. Would like this attachable to my keyboard.
    Is it better than a magic mouse, I would say it complements it. Yet another well designed and innovative useful product by Apple.

    1 of 1 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

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Stafford

    I think the Magic Track pad is excellent. Bought mine today from the Apple Store in Birmingham. Read the reviews online before I went to the store so partly knew what to expect. Had a go in-store, and after 3 minutes of trying the thing I was positively convinced. Installation was straight forward (however, the accompanying document indicated that bluetooth pairing could be done by clicking in the bottom right of the Magic Trackpad window, but there appeared to be no button/option to do so. I paired the device using the normal bluetooth pairing process which was very simple, and then did a software update as suggested). OK - some of you might be wondering what's the point in having this device? - well, in my opinion it quite simply makes interacting with the Mac a far better experience. I'm already using the trackpad as my primary pointing device (I also have a Magic Mouse) and the trackpad interaction is an easy, pleasing, satisfying, and productive experience. The translation of logical movements/navigation into a physical form using the trackpad is extremely natural/good. The fact it's 'there' almost fades into the background - which is a good sign! If you're on a journey seeking the utopian/perfect input device then this trackpad will certainly take you one step in that direction. So, my advice - definitely worth having

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice bit of kit

    • Written by from North Walsham

    When I was first buying a Mac I was deciding between an iMac and a MacBook Pro. I went with the iMac but I always missed the touchpad of the MB Pro. Luckily this is just as good if not better, sits perfectly against the keyboard and is great to use. Complete replacement for the magic mouse?? Too early to tell, but it's in with a shot. Try one in a store before you buy though as it won't be for everybody.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition

    • Written by from Bury

    As someone who has never liked laptop trackpads and never used a macbook trackpad it was with a slight hint of hesitation that I purchased the magic trackpad but I in no way regret it. Using it is just very natural and it seems to have fixed the slow tracking speed on the iMac 27" that the magic mouse and other peripherals seems to have, even on full settings.

    The unit is very stylish and looks great next to the wireless keyboard, sharing the exact same design. First impressions using the trackpad when editing images in Aperture 3 were impressive, the flow of the brushes was far smoother and easy to control with the multi-touch gestures coming in very handy for things such as rotation, zooming in and out and switching images.

    For gaming, although not something to replace the mouse in first person shooters it certainly seems to hold up in Civilisation IV and The Sims 3, the latter being even easier with the trackpad given the variety of camera movements achievable.

    I would highly recommend this to pretty much everyone, just keep your mouse in the draw just in case but the chances of you ever needing it are pretty slim.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Leicester

    Recently bought the magic mouse, and although it is very good at what it does, the Magic Trackpad is superb with much more surface area to play with.
    It is totally intuitive and very easy to use. Also the ergonomics are brilliant as it fits flush to the Apple Keyboard.
    For delicate work in photography editing for example, the mouse may be a tad more precise, but for general computer use the trackpad is superb.
    As usual Apple excels in producing a product that is totally functional and easy to use.
    Setup was a little fiddly, but once my mac had recognised the track pad everything else was easy.

    9 of 10 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