More control at your fingertips.
Magic Trackpad gives you a whole new way to control what’s on your Mac desktop computer. When you perform gestures, you actually interact with what’s on your screen. You feel closer to your content, and moving around feels completely natural. Swiping through pages on screen is just like flipping through pages in a magazine, and inertial scrolling senses the momentum in your fingers as you move up and down a page.
More to touch, more to love.
Your fingers will fall for the Magic Trackpad. It’s made with smooth, wear-resistant glass that feels great to the touch. And it’s nearly 80 percent larger than the built-in trackpad on the MacBook Pro, giving you plenty of room to perform gestures. Because the entire surface of Magic Trackpad is a button, you can click on objects just as you would using a traditional mouse. And Magic Trackpad sits at the same height and angle as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, so you can go from trackpad to keyboard in one seamless motion.
Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in conjunction with the Apple Wireless Keyboard for a cable-free, uncluttered workspace. And if you feel like venturing away from your desk, Magic Trackpad maintains a reliable and secure connection up to 33 feet away from your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Magic Trackpad
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Height: 0.18 - 0.72 in./0.46 - 1.83 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13.01 cm
- Weight: (without batteries): 4.94 ounces/140.05 g
- Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
- A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
- Latest Magic Trackpad software update
Ratings & Reviews
Surfin' from the couch! SWEET!
As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrib As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrible. Even nice mice like the magic mouse have trouble tracking unless I use a lap desk and mouse pad, which isn't the most comfortable solution. With this, I can surf in comfort and give all of my iMac-using buddies Mac envy!
Besides, with all of the multitouch gestures on the pad, this is the most versatile pointing device Apple makes! Here's hoping they make an iOS-based Apple TV and then make the touchpad a gaming controller too! …
- Written by Richard F from Lancaster
2510 of 2872 people found this useful
After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow all of the same features. This is a great addition to my bluetooth keyboard & compliments my Waycom pad for photo work. I'm not sure if it's really 'worth' the upgrade over the magic mouse, but it is nice to have such a large gesture-based surface, much like the iPad. Props to Apple for thinking outside the box on this one, although the possibility & 'idea' of this technology could have happened a few years ago. …
- Written by Lucas G from Ringgold
1748 of 2172 people found this useful
finally, an ergonomic film editing solution
I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for s I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for some time that is suspended from the desk just above my knees but I had to reach up the the MBP to use the trackpad. This Magic Trackpad is the gadget I've been asking Apple for! …
- Written by Pete B from Phoenix
1676 of 2039 people found this useful
Amazing for design
The Magic Trackpad is awesome, especially the fact that you can drag with three fingers, you really have no need to ever click the The Magic Trackpad is awesome, especially the fact that you can drag with three fingers, you really have no need to ever click the trackpad. I chose this and not the magic mouse because I don't need to lift my arm to move the mouse, that means both arms are resting on the table on my preferred position to keep a good posture. I also recommend the small keyboard with this trackpad. As a designer sitting in front of the computer for hours, the Trackpad works great, I only wish it was a little narrower, so you can rest your thumb and pinky easily on the desk on each sides of the trackpad. I give this product 5 stars because all of the above and it is very well thought out and very well made. …
- Written by Ermal T from Cliffside Park
1 of 1 people found this useful
Not a great product - Connectivity and Pairing Problems
These things are great when they work, but they fail to inspire much confidence in their continued functionality. Unlike Apple's These things are great when they work, but they fail to inspire much confidence in their continued functionality. Unlike Apple's other bluetooth products, these are prone to periodic loss of connection, and worse, an unwillingness to pair at all. I've had connection failures and pairing failures on a variety of Apple and non-Apple systems on two separate Magic Trackpads. I had two because I wanted one for the office, and wanted to give these another shot since they are so nice to use when they actually function properly. But in the end, these things don't stay reliably connected, even when software is consistently updated and there is relatively little interference from other devices. After a recent pairing failure to a new Macbook Pro (and a thorough survey of Apple knowledge databases in an effort to solve the problem), I got rid of the second one, and definitely won't be wasting any more time, patience, or money on this product. …
- Written by Arka C from Los Angeles
2 of 2 people found this useful
Out of the box perfect.
- Written by Andy A from Jackson
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can you right click with the magic trackpad ?
- Asked by Paul N from Oakville
- Mar 10, 2011
Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as the right click and you can also check "Secondary tap" under the Two finger options. This means that whenever you tap two fingers at the same time, the system will recognize that as the right click.
It's very easy to configure what you want one, two, three, and even four finger tapping and swiping to accomplish. System Preferences is where these configurations are made. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles
- Mar 11, 2011
Does the magic trackpad work better than the magic mouse?
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
- Jan 13, 2011
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books trackpad:
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books
- longer battery life.
- EASIER TO DRAG FILES AROUND!
- more precise
- easier for most people to use
- more portable. …
- Answered by Ryan G. W from Philippines
- Sep 15, 2013
Can I customize my Magic Trackpad to zoom with a three finger gesture instead of the pinch feature?
- Asked by Elliott S from Toronto
- Jan 15, 2015
I don't believe you can. Apple gives you the option to change the number of fingers used for some g I don't believe you can. Apple gives you the option to change the number of fingers used for some gestures (e.g. swiping between pages and mission control) but pinch-to-zoom is set at 2 fingers. …
- Answered by Nick T from Bethesda
- Jan 16, 2015
How to emulate LMB, MMB, and RMB with trackpad?
- Asked by Andrew W from San Francisco
- Nov 20, 2014
Will a magic mouse work with macbook air?
- Asked by Kevin M from Avon
- Dec 21, 2014
Yes it works with MacBook Air. Make sure that your Bluetooth is on when using the mouse.
- Answered by Brett D from Naperville
- Dec 27, 2014
could a magic trackpad work with surface pro3
- Asked by Phatcharanut T from Thungsonghong
- Nov 18, 2014