• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work!

    • Written by from London

    After following the set up instructions all I can use the trackpad for is simple scrolling up and down! It is not possible to set up the multi-touch functions and all I get is a warning 'no trackpad found!'. Complete waste of money - just hope I can get a refund!

    12 of 79 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a sensitivity control

    • Written by from BURY ST EDMUNDS

    It's a bit of a love-it-or-hate-it device. I'm trying hard to love it, but it takes a bit of getting used to. It's much better than a mouse for some things, but some things are much harder on it, such as selecting multiple items. There seem to be a few bugs still to be sorted (I can't turn off drag lock, and many people can't turn it on). The ergonomics are a bit dubious - I think you really need a big thick wrist pad to avoid wrist strain.

    My biggest gripe is that it is FAR TOO SENSITIVE to touch. If you have "touch to click" enabled, it "clicks" in response to a touch so light your fingertips sometimes haven't felt it. This gives very unpredictable behaviour, as you can find yourself dragging things around at random, opening apps by mistake in the dock, etc. Apple, PLEASE implement a user-settable sensitivity control within the SysPrefs Trackpad panel. Conversely, the mechanical click is a bit too stiff (and noisy).

    I will persevere with it because I'm sure it is "The Future", and having an iPhone, iTouch, iPad and MBP in addition to my main iMac, it would be good to get used to a consistent control system.

    26 of 36 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'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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Perfect

    • Written by from Liverpool

    This is a fantastic device. So much easier to use than a magic mouse.

    Would have been 5 stars except for the pairing instructions which just did not work on my Mac mini. Searching the internet should that this is a common problem with desktop Macs.

    The correct instructions for may Mac mini should be:

    1 Press the On/Off button on the trackpad to turn it on.

    2 Choose Apple > System Preferences, and then click Bluetooth.

    3 Click + to set up new device.

    4 Select Apple Wireless Trackpad and click continue.

    5 Click Quit when the trackpad has successfully connected.

    6 Choose Apple > Software Update and install the software updates for the trackpad.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The mouse is dead.

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I've been using the Magic Trackpad on my Mac Pro for a week now and there is no way I'm going back to a mouse. Both the Mighty Mouse and and the Magic Mouse were difficult to get used to, and once the Mighty Mouse gets clogged with dirt there is not much you can do about it.
    The trackpad gives you access to a large number of useful functions at your fingertips. Having two Apple Cinema displays and limited desk space, my mouse was always bumping in stuff, so the Magic TRackpad makes perfect sense and is incredibly convenient. Mice are so 20th century...

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Mouse is dead

    • Written by from St Neots

    Once you have used the trackpad you will never go back to the mouse, the feel,ergonomics and elegance of the trackpad will add another Apple experience that you will be not regret, those of us who use the laptops with the pad will have no hesitation in adding this accessory to our desktops.brilliant

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Amazing Trackpad ...

    • Written by from BAMPTON TIVERTON

    I received this piece of kit yesterday and immediately connected via bluetooth which found it very quickly. I then waited five minutes and went in to software update and sure enough there was the trackpad waiting to be downloaded.

    After that the track pad showed in preferences and a quick set up resulted in immediate use on my 24* 3.06 IMac. Within two hours my Mighty Mouse was disconnected and put away. This Track Pad is Apple at its best.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best

    • Written by from Kegworth

    I'd not heard of this product until after it was released, despite being a subscriber to all the Mac comics, and I wasn't sure what to think. But I bought it as a comfort buy (I'm currently working abroad and was feeling sorry for myself; it's also cheaper in Switzerland than the UK!!).

    I have been amazed by the Magic Trackpad. I've been using a Magic Mouse for over a year with various software packages but do get frustrated that I can't always get it to do what I want. No such problems with this. I'm using it with BetterTouchTool which allows me to add loads of extra gestures, including Spaces, Expose and other functions which other reviewers have complained about missing.

    The surface is beautiful to touch, control is excellent, and the footprint on the desk is minimal. I also carry it around with me as it's light and easy to pack.

    Don't limit yourself to the Apple software which although adequate is surpassed by other 3rd party items like BetterTouchTool.

    41 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Partnership!

    • Written by from Glendaruel

    Although it might not completely replace my need for the Magic Mouse, the new Track Pad is its perfect partner, complementing and extending accessibilty to my iMac. I have only had the Pad for a couple of days yet its use seems so intuitive. I am also impressed with its sensitivity. There are still some tasks on some of my applications that I find easier and simpler using the Mouse, but I'm sure with practice my operating skills will improve. Furthermore, it does seem a good base upon which to increase future options through software upgrades.

    Unlike a few others, I found no problem with connecting the Pad. Ordering it on-line, I had to wait a few days for its arrival. During this time I downloaded the needed software from the Apple site in only a few moments. When the Pad arrived I only had to push the on/off button for immediate connection. If only all things electronic were so simple to link.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    22 of 100 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.

    33 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.