• 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

  • 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.


    526 of 583 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    365 of 410 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


    • 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.

    404 of 455 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 272 people found this useful