• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You Have to Try this Out!

    • Written by from Gateshead

    This feels so much more natural. I've been using it for about a half hour at the most and already it feels more productive. Moving between windows/applications, swiping through pages of documents, scrolling, zooming, it just all feels so much quicker. You hardly have to move! That might sound lazy but i'm someone who gets tension in my neck with using a mouse, this already feels much more relaxed.

    The gestures alone make this worth trying out, but the increased ease of use, productivity and better ergonomics are a winner for me.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse now on eBay!

    • Written by from Cardiff

    I use the zoom feature in Mac OS quite a lot - which means moving the mouse fairly constantly around the physical desktop so as to see different parts of the display. I have therefore been waiting very eagerly for this product to arrive so as to stop the constant scraping sound etc! I have an old wooden desk and it will be grateful for a bit less rubbing. After using the trackpad for a couple of days now, I can honestly say that I do not think I will need my magic mouse any more - this does everything it did and so much extra. I never really got used to paging backwards and forwards in things like Safari using the magic mouse - the surface seemed too small and I often ended up inadvertently moving the mouse rather than changing pages. Not so on the new trackpad.

    I agree with the comments made about the less than simple install process - Bluetooth didn't seem to intuitively pick it up as it did with the keyboard and magic mouse - and I guessed that there must be a software update as no trackpad feature appeared in system preferences. But as a PC user until about 2 months ago, it was still easy compared.

    I love the fact that its size means I can use two hands if I need to when moving items around etc - left hand/finger to click and right hand/finger to move objects ... great! Even better than the trackpad on my macbook pro therefore.

    My only minor niggle would be the feel of the device on the top of my desk - it feels ever so slightly "wobbly"... Now this could simply be due to the whole thing being a huge clicker and my having to get used to that so its early days - but my keyboard is rock solid on the desk in comparison.

    Not sure why zoom requires two fingers on a trackpad (as opposed to one finger on the surface of the magic mouse) - but not a prob to get used to and £59 is a bit pricey compared to the US - but hey, we're used to that in good old rip-off Britain.

    Finally, can't understand the bloke who gave one star in his review because it does what it is supposed to do but he doesn't want one!

    Well done Apple - this makes computing better for me.

    31 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic (ahem)

    • Written by from Cambridge

    after returning the disappointing magic mouse for a refund, I plumped for a magic Trackpad. Stunning piece of kit, super precise pointer movement, and the whole pinch and zoom stuff works great in creative suite.... The best way to navigate a mac and the internet yet.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from LONDON

    Just received the magic track pad. 1st impressions are good. If you have ever used a mac laptop and like that, then you are going to love the track pad for working on your desktop.

    You can change the settings so when you want to click to select you can just tap. This is ideal for those trips to the library or times when you need to be quite at night time.

    High recommended for an easy fix to a click free life...

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    the way forward

    • Written by from london

    this is how all desktops should be good work apple way better than any mouse.
    it just works....

    26 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    • Written by from London

    A very good complement to my Apple wired aluminium keyboard. Feels very natural to use, and somehow improves speed of computer use -- it just seems quicker to move my right hand to point at the trackpad than it does to grab a mouse. Enjoying the new style of interaction with the mouse pointer very much after having fine-tuned the settings for my own speed. Feels very precise and nice to have multi-touch on my iMac.

    Loses one star for the somewhat convoluted installation process, which is not very well documented in the enclosed leaflet and necessitated a visit to the Apple Support knowledge base. Essentially, what you have to do to install the trackpad is to first pair it with your computer via Bluetooth Preferences, then run Software Update, which then downloads and installs a Trackpad driver and requires a restart. Only then does the trackpad appear in Preferences. This seems rather complicated compared to most peripherals installs, and surely Apple could have come up with something more straightforward.

    The diagrams of the various multitouch gestures on the back of the packaging are a nice touch and will prove to be a good aide-memoire.

    Overall a very nice piece of kit that sits nicely with the aluminium keyboard. As it is the same depth as the keyboard, the trackpad surface is massive and allows for precise, fast pointing, and the inertial scrolling is a delight.

    Recommended.

    497 of 551 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fab

    • Written by from Caterham

    does everything I had hoped it would, to finally release me from the confines of the mouse. A great piece of kit. Make sure you do the software update to get multitouch gestures.

    342 of 383 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stroking it - the ultimate

    • Written by from BRECON

    Yeah, most of us Apple fans would like to stroke Apple products that we own!!

    This, the trackpad, allows you to do this - whatever you need to do. Yippee. It does. Make things more uniform and easier, so if you like the system on a laptop, as opposed to a mouse, THIS IS FOR YOU, my friend. Expensive but, oh! so strokeable!

    Go for it.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it...

    • Written by from Dunstable

    Just bought one at the Apple store today. I've been a fan of Apple trackpads since I first used a Macbook and they've only got better over time. Usually I hate apple input peripherals but this one I like. It acts just like a trackpad on a Macbook and personally I find it nicer to use than a mouse for general usage. I'll have to stick with a mouse for those few occasions I fire up Steam but this is enough for the vast majority of the time. The multitouch gestures make using the Mac a lot more pleasant somehow.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    brilliant

    • Written by from bolton

    After using the magic trackpad for a few hours, i must say it already feels better than using the magic mouse. It has a more comfortable feel to it and it avoids you having to move your hand around. It does what it says, and it is quite good. I would recommend this product.

    383 of 432 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not to my liking - but could please some.

    • Written by from WALTON-ON-THAMES

    I bought the Magic Trackpad in order to try it out and see if it could be of value. On reflection, it is the worst Apple product I have purchased. Sure it more or less does what it claims - but it is no where near as useful (for my use) as the truly magic mouse.

    81 of 270 people found this useful