• 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

  • 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

  • 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

    16 of 31 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

  • 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.

    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

    Exceptional!

    • Written by from Downpatrick

    I use my Magic Trackpad on a regular basis with satasfaction on every aspect of the product. It's simple but effective design rests pleasently adorn alongside my wireless keyboard enhancing its appearance to one's eye. I use my Magic Trackpad for my iMac, and it functions to suit all levels of intellegance and intellect. The glass surface creates an everlasting, comfortable surface to use frequently and the use of aluminium and polycarbonate on the product results in a simplistic and resiliant design. In conclusion I am overjoyed with my Magic Trackpad and I will enjoy using it as I am sure many others have also.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great… but not great longevity…

    • Written by from Exeter

    Personally, I'd expect an Apple Product to have a long life. As much as this is wonderful, intuitive, minimalist piece of kit - I use it mostly for film editing and photo processing - I am annoyed that it has started to randomly highlight things. It is now randomly 'double-sensing' which is a nightmare. No quick fix. Once it's out of warranty, you have to get a new one, and this - from a quick browse of the web - is not an uncommon problem. I've had trackpads on laptops and normal 'mice' that have outlived this by many years. A shame.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Newtown

    I use this so I don't have to lean over the desk all the time to use the trackpad on the Macbook. Its exactly the same as the trackpad on the Macbook Pro. Much better than the mouse as well.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the native pad on MB Pro

    • Written by from epinay-sur-seine

    Well my trackpad broke twice on my MBP 2009, bought 2010, as the CD player, as I had enough to pay for a repair who will not last long ( the heat made the alu case expanding blocking the track making it unusable) I decided to buy a trackpad, thinking it will the same thing than the native pad on MBP, but it is not it is so slow, and you can't even adjust the speed scroll on the system preferences. It doesn't make it instinctive as the native one, making simple things frustrating to move or to search. And last thing I have used to use my native one under snow leopard, so I don't know if under maverick , they changed the way to use it, but it seems less practical, and really much customisable.

  • 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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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