• 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

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect input device if you're a habitual laptop user

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I've almost exclusively used Mac laptops for almost a decade, and this adds up to a lot of practice on the keyboard/trackpad combo. I've got in to the habit of using a lot of gestures and trackpad-style movements, and I miss them when switching to a desktop with a mouse. I certainly work quicker with a trackpad than with a mouse, at least under OSX

    There are a few other neat conveniences: There is no need for tidy desk space next to the keyboard for the mouse to move around in. The transition between pointing and typing is much quicker as they trackpad stays in a fixed position. A trackpad is also insensitive to the desk surface, so you can use glass or glossy-coated desks.

    It's possible to use the trackpad hand-held or on a soft surface so long as you turn on 'tap to click' under System Preferences. Otherwise, you do need to be on a hard surface to activate the clicking action, which is actually via the two domed feet at the base of the trackpad.

    This device would be little use if you are a gamer and, like most trackpads, it's not necessarily the ideal tool for some 3D design or CAD programmes.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb

    • Written by from Liverpool

    At the outset I wasn't sure whether to go for a magic mouse or trackpad. With a 4 year old iMac still perfect in every way I am always looking for something to spice up my set up so I went for the magic pad. Fantastic is all I can say, what a revelation and it really makes navigation on the mac or the net a breeze.

    1 of 2 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.

    14 of 28 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

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Kettering

    As I only use the Trackpad on my iBook I thought I would have a look at this product at the apple store in MK as an addition to my iMac.

    Quick demo later and I had purchased it. Got it home enable Bluetooth on my iMac completed the software update and there it was installed, easy.

    Have spent the evening playing with all the option and watching the clever little demo video of the function you highlight within the Trackpad settings in system preference and after finding the options that suit me, it is basically setup like my iBook. The Tap to click function is on (using the surface of the Pad) so I am not using the built in switches for most options only holding it down to drag.

    I have not touched the mouse in about 5hrs on the iMac so I think for me its the way to go; is it the end of the mouse after 25 years of computing, possibly.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant - Anybody want to buy a MagicMouse?

    • Written by from Rugby

    I was a bit reluctant to buy the Magic Trackpad having only recently bought a Magic Mouse. However, having tried a Trackpad for a few minutes in Apple Leicester all I can say is WOW.
    Its so intuitive and natural - a must buy!!!!!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great overall but erratic during wireless back-ups to Time Capsule

    • Written by from Brighton

    Does exactly what it promises and is consequently a great mouse replacement, especially if you have cramped or cluttered workspaces.

    You need to download the software before it will operate properly and this isn't covered well in the documentation accompanying the product, although information is provided on the site.

    The biggest black mark applies to both the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse however - the movement becomes jumpy and imprecise during wireless backups to Time Capsule, making it very irritating to use. Apple really need to get this interference issued resolved.

    As a result I've given it four stars and not five. Otherwise it's excellent - intuitive, versatile and a great pleasure to use.

    2 of 4 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Splendid device

    • Written by from Kettering

    I found the magic mouse a bit limiting after using the Macbook trackpad for so long, but the Magic Trackpad does all the things a macbook trackpad does on a bigger canvas. It really is the best thing I have come across for the purpose. The ability to rest the work hand on the surface while using the fingers and not getting interference from the resting hand is a fine thing. Buy One!

    4 of 9 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OVER SENSITIVE

    • Written by from Ivybridge

    OVER SENSITIVE to the point of being less than useless. Mine is set up in exactly the same way as the track pad on my macbook. The macbook works brilliantly. The Magic Trackpad should work in exactly the same way but instead, it is sensitive to the point that it will randomly select text, no matter how light the touch. It has a mind of its own.

    I'll be returning mine on Sunday. Hopefully the replacement will work. £60 should buy perfection. This device is worse than the clunkiest, most knackered HP circa 1999 laptop track pad in the world.

    Mine doesn't even merit one star.

    1 of 4 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

    12 of 26 people found this useful