• 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.

    384 of 433 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.

    343 of 386 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best peripheral Apple produces

    • Written by from Pontefract

    I hate the impossible mouse replacements found on laptops and so was dubious about trying this trackpad. After the first day using the Magic Trackpad with OS X Lion, the mouse went out of the window. Works perfectly with Photoshop and Lightroom.

    41 of 44 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.

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Goodbye Magic Mouse...

    • Written by from Hackney, LONDON

    Without a doubt the best way to navigate around a Mac... especially running OS X Lion

    31 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Stafford

    I think the Magic Track pad is excellent. Bought mine today from the Apple Store in Birmingham. Read the reviews online before I went to the store so partly knew what to expect. Had a go in-store, and after 3 minutes of trying the thing I was positively convinced. Installation was straight forward (however, the accompanying document indicated that bluetooth pairing could be done by clicking in the bottom right of the Magic Trackpad window, but there appeared to be no button/option to do so. I paired the device using the normal bluetooth pairing process which was very simple, and then did a software update as suggested). OK - some of you might be wondering what's the point in having this device? - well, in my opinion it quite simply makes interacting with the Mac a far better experience. I'm already using the trackpad as my primary pointing device (I also have a Magic Mouse) and the trackpad interaction is an easy, pleasing, satisfying, and productive experience. The translation of logical movements/navigation into a physical form using the trackpad is extremely natural/good. The fact it's 'there' almost fades into the background - which is a good sign! If you're on a journey seeking the utopian/perfect input device then this trackpad will certainly take you one step in that direction. So, my advice - definitely worth having

    33 of 37 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

    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

    Easier on the wrist...

    • Written by from Bingley

    WELL - always tempted by Apple's spangly shiny trinkets, I'd resisted buying this for nearly a year. I have a MacBook Pro, + magic mouse. Why would I want a trackpad the size of a small carpet next to my computer.

    Lo! On a recent work trip to Malawi, I forgot to pack my mouse! Preparing PPT is no fun with just the onboard computer trackpad, so I took this opportunity (excuse - oh those trinkets) to buy a trackpad at LHR terminal 3 on the way out (warning - buying at airports saves only 1.80 off the retail price...hmmm).

    On arrival in Malawi, booted up the MacBook, unpacked the pad, paired the two and away I went! As other reviewers note, this is simply a bigger version of the onboard pad. BUT I was soon allured by the size and action of the Magic Pad. It's sensitive, includes multi-gestures, and (this is the key selling point) my wrist doesn't ache. Yes, I know, though GORGEOUS, the Magic Mouse does have one problem - its idiosyncratic shape and size means that for some, holding the correct position for extended periods can be painful. Also, scrolling I find glitchy.

    With the MP, your wrist rests on the surface, and your fingers do the work. The extra size means that you can really cover the whole screen - without (as happens to me sometimes) the Magic Mouse falling off the edge of a table as I strive to reach that one icon in the top right hand corner. Also, the two rubber feet at the front act as buttons, so if you're uncomfortable with the tapping malarkey, you can press the corners in the old-fashioned way.

    So, the MP is not a NECESSITY if you have a mouse already, but I suspect I'll be using this more than the mouse when I get home. Oh, and as with all Apple, the thing is robust, compact, and well made.

    Maybe its a good thing I forgot my mouse!

    25 of 26 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!!!

    • Written by from Middlesbrough

    Wasnt sure if this trackpad would be a waste of money or not as the magic mouse does a great job. I didnt really want to replace my magic mouse but was told i could use both without any problems.

    After a year of putting it off i decided to get one because im upgrading from snow leopard to mountain lion and fancied it. After 1 hour of using the TrackPad i am amazed. I thought it would be similar to a mouse pads but its not its much more. Im not a fan of a mouse pad on a laptop but for some reason i love this track pad.

    I feel like i can navigate better and quick around my iMac. My magic mouse is still here and when touched is activated with no lag, its instant moving from trackpad and magic mouse.

    Im currently using it on Snow leopard and still the trackpad is amazing. After the update to Mountain Lion the trackpad will become more useful and therefore be more impressive.

    If your considering buying a track pad you wont be disappointed and if you were like me and not keen on a mouse pad on a laptop, think i wont be that useful, and a waste of money then if purchased you will be proven wrong.

    Im really happy with my purchase, the £59 is now justified. Dont hesitate to get one but do it.

    :)

    19 of 19 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless!

    • Written by from London

    I've just switched from the magic mouse, which was pretty good, to the magic pad, which is simply awesome. Beautiful bit of kit and fantastically ergonomical. Syncs easily with my MacBook Pro! Buy this over the magic mouse...it's only a few pounds more!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best £60 I've ever spent - possibly

    • Written by from Maidstone

    Like many other MAC users, my Mighty Mouse ran in to problems when the roller-ball got too dirty to work properly. It got worse for the mouse when I decided to take it apart to clean it. I now have a clean mouse that no longer works.
    So, as I needed a new input device, I decided to take a chance and buy the Trackpad. I'd been looking at it for a while on-line but I needed to try it out in the 'flesh' to see if it was as good as I hoped. My local Apple store had one on display, so after trying it out I took the plunge.
    I've been using it for about a week and I haven't needed to touch my mouse since I bought it and paired it up to my iMac. It's not only easier to use than a mouse, it's infinitely more pleasant. As the iMac has a large screen I have to move my mouse around to cover the entire screen, the biggest problem I had was moving something to the recycle bin in one movement or when dragging things around in iMovie. The Trackpad overcomes this problem as you can scroll across the screen much more simply.
    I've configured the main features I used with the Mighty Mouse but there are numerous other actions I now invoke with gestures on the Trackpad that before would have needed the keyboard. So not only do I not need a mouse, I use the keyboard less too. If there was some way of getting an on-screen keyboard to pop up using the Trackpad I could save even more desk space!
    I'm now looking for an equivalent for a Windows PC, no luck so far.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Trackpad better than Magic how did I manage before!

    • Written by from Redhill

    I read the reviews thought it was just a replica of the Mac track I have only had it for two days applied some customization & now the mouse is downgraded to a secondary role. I find it works using either hands equally as well, in conjunction with the mouse it makes multi-tasking easy.
    It would be "nice" if one had the ability to modify the pointing aspects even increase or change the scrolling arrows (as Microsoft).
    I have no doubt that there will be later variations e.g. as part of a keyboard. Also possibly different attractive colours.
    I anticipate that this iwill rate as one of the best accessories to date.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect.

    • Written by from Waterlooville

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    I am very happy with my trackpad purchase and have evolved into a competent and natural trackpad user without even thinking about it!

    I purchased my iMac in November 2008 and absolutely love it, however I was never happy with the mighty mouse and had several trackball problems (if you'll pardon the expression). Eventually I pondered the Magic Mouse or the new trackpad. I was tempted towards the Magic Mouse as I had never got on with laptop trackpads finding them a bit unnatural from a more positive mouse. However after a bit of research I decided to go for it and try out the Apple trackpad.

    What can I say......? Well after six months of use I have become so used to the trackpad and its ease of use that as with some other reviewers on here I never use my old mouse and he sits forlornly on standby on the shelf on rest and recuperation.

    The only things that can be fiddly with the trackpad for me is "drag and drop" across the screen and sometimes I have to pause and use another finger on the trackpad to carry on moving the item. Very occasional I might do an accidental command, but don't be put off by this it becomes very rare and easily resolved. Going back to try the mouse again is heavy and actually cumbersome and all a bit uncomfortable.

    I could not recommend the trackpad highly enough, I had a few doubts for the first couple of weeks as my brain adjusted to it and then quite suddenly I was using it without even thinking about it. The two finger scroll on internet page browsing is so precise and natural. I get no pains, no aches, nothing bad to say about things at all. It might be on the costly side, but the trackpad looks good, it is beautifully machined, seems very well made and it certainly gives computer use pleasure for me. Genuinely a worthy purchase.
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    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Cheadle

    I love the magic trackpad. It does everything I hoped it would. It's great being able to change which app I'm in with the swipe of a finger (or 4). Reading PDFs, paging back or forward in Safari, zooming in on photos is all so much easier than doing it with a mouse. The only downside is the rotation gesture which is a little tricky to get the hang of. Installation was a breeze - turn the trackpad on, open the trackpad menu in preferences and follow what it says on screen. An awesome piece of kit that will only get better when OS X Lion launches.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Fingers!

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    Bought the trackpad because I liked the one I use on my Macbook Pro. The elegance and simplicity of the design is gorgeous. It merges with my Mac perfectly, negating the need for a mouse or mouse mat. It is simple to use and you can customise your preferences at any time. It takes a little getting used to, after using the mouse for so long, but once mastered you'll never go back! 5 Star Rating!!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great bit of kit

    • Written by from caerphilly

    i love this. it makes using my mac more easy :)

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Another stunning product, Nice one Apple!

    • Written by from walsall

    This is incredible, love the range of gestures just switched to this from magic mouse and you can do so much more with simple gestures, only downfall is trying to remember them all!

    The design is stunning and the build quality is APPLE all over :)

    Definitely would recommend this over the magic mouse for people with Mac mini and iMac :-)

    15 of 16 people found this useful