• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wrist strain

    • Written by from glasgow

    looks lovely
    does things a mouse can't .

    I so wanted to love this... but with the best will in the world I just can't get to grips with it.

    I get a terrible strain in my wrist using it.

    feel like I really need to press down on it to engage it so after a while I have a really sore arm. perhaps I need a more pen based product... off to spend some more money on something I can work with better.

  • 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.

    0 of 1 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to master

    • Written by from Balsall common

    Looks good and complements the general apple style, but the track pad is extremely difficult to master and (almost) useless if you want to use drawing/design programmes where the familiar feel and function of a mouse is far far better. So if all you want to do is simple word type documents and flick through iTunes, then OK. For anything else stick with a traditional mouse.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bit disappointed

    • Written by from Falmouth

    I had high hopes for this but trackpad as i'm v happy with the the one built into my MBP but unfortunately the desktop version doesn't perform as well. I've had it several weeks now and I still keep inadvertently inputing gestures I didn't intend and I find it quite uncomfortable to use because of the angle it sits at. To alleviate mild wrist aches I now have the front edge propped up on a notepad to make it level and rest my forearm on a book so that my hand falls naturally level with the trackpad. This works and makes everything more comfortable but it's hardly the minimalist ergonomic marvel I'd like. My advice is --- Have a good try of one of these in a store before you buy.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from LONDON

    Perhaps the easiest and most comfortable thing for using the comp.
    I really don't like working with computer mouses, as you have to move the device, I loved some of the trackballs, but it is difficult to find the one, which accommodates the hand the right way.
    This feels totally natural, amazingly fast and actually very precise.
    Not mentioning the joy of the touch - the material finish is amazing.
    Connects with iMac perfect way, easy to set up.
    My best recommendation!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from LONDON

    Not had for very long, and now it simply won't turn on even after using the correct batteries and trying new ones. Sometimes the bluetooth really struggled to pair with my MacBook too.

    1 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad Issues

    • Written by from Worcester

    Generally the trackpad is a good idea, with apparent good battery life.
    I do however find it frustrating to use over a mouse. My biggest gripe is the tracking area does not match or is adjustable to match my screen size. Consequently I find that I'm using two hands when I want to move items from top of the screen to the trash can.

    Have tried to find a solution, but as yet no luck, thinking of getting a Wacom or mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Touchpad. Pity corroded batteries make you bin it

    • Written by from Hyde

    Bought one of these couple of years back

    great input device.

    Top quality branded batteries corroded and welded themselves to the battery compartment.
    No way to get them out, outside 12 month warranty period, Tried numerous methods to get them out including drilling a hole in the batteries(Do NOT try this at home!). to release the pressure. eventually got the batteries out but before I could clean out the compartment management to crack the glass top.
    Apple design team look into it please like the numerous forums requested ages ago

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad Feet

    • Written by from Norhampton

    The Magic Trackpad is absolutely wonderful apart from one thing. If you move the Pad around too much the little rubber feet pop out. It is not too much trouble to put them back but they get weaker and fall out more often BUT... It does not appear to be possible to buy spare rubber feet which should cost a few pence. Come on Apple support your supporters

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from London

    Bought with Apple USB keyboard to use with my MacBook Pro & Cinema Display. Easier to use than the MacBook track pad and better suited ergonomically. Click function is positive and the various swipe gestures make life very easy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't go back to a mouse.

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    Selected the option for a trackpad to be shipped with my iMac and am continually pleased I did. The gesture support and response is immediate, reliable and accurate. During everyday use the trackpad is faultless and even detailed procedures are dealt with efficiently.

    Perhaps not the most appropriate input for serious gaming however, but thats to be expected.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    apple magic trackpad

    • Written by

    i was looking for a mouse replacement i seen the Apple magic trackpad to go a side my apple wireless keyboard more my mac mini 2011 and i seen the apple trackpad and i set it up how i wanted to it is fantastic i love it so easy to use i have a mouse it in the cupboard i never use the mouse the trackpad is brilliant once u set it up how u want it don't read the native reviews i think i will never use the mouse now i have rechargeable batteries for my keyboard and trackpad i love everything about it i got used to mine quickly i love is sensitivity a must buy

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    A little bit 'meh'

    • Written by from Kings Langley

    When the trackpad is working, it is working wonderfully. The issue that I have had with the trackpad is the rubber feet coming out from the underside of the device. If this happens you are in trouble! The trackpad also likes to stay in the down 'clicked' position (again probably due to the feet) which is very annoying!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

    Love it

    • Written by from Cradley Heath

    Excellent piece of kit, make sure you go into the preference panel to set it up in a way that's right for you. I've got achy joints so I needed to have a 'touch tap' rather than the physical press.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    • Written by from Workington

    I received this with my 2012 iMac.

    I was a bit dubious of moving from a mouse to a trackpad but I needn't have been.

    From the numerous gestures it has, its far more useful than a mouse, don't get me wrong, the mouse in certain applications that require fine control would probably be better.

    When surfing for example I can swipe left or right with two fingers to go back and forward pages, three finger swipe up show Mission Control. A two fingered left swipe from the right edge shows Notification Centre. There are numerous other gestures, some of which are on the back of the trackpad's packaging, but others can be easily found by doing a internet search.

    The iMac is my first Mac (I've been a Windows user for 10 years) and with the iMac, trackpad, Mac OS, the move has been an absolute pleasure.

    I would recommend the trackpad over the mouse everytime, but I would still recommend having a mouse spare though, so that if you run into an application that requires fine control (such as photo editing) a mouse in this scenario might be better than the trackpad.

    The trackpad's whole surface is a button so this allows for a lot of different functions. The trackpad takes 2 AA batteries (which come supplied) but I purchased the Apple Battery charger to use when the supplied non rechargeable batteries eventually run out.

    The trackpad is typical Apple, i.e. beautifully designed, well made, and a joy to use.

    I highly recommend it!

    17 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most excellent.

    • Written by from Nærum

    This is exactly what's needed, when hooking a MBP to an extra screen. This and the keyboard.

    Multitouch gestures is just something you must have for your mac, and the touchpad is an excellent addition to your desktop environment.

    You can even wake your Mac, by pressing the touchpad.

    7 of 9 people found this useful