• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Non tech solution

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I bought my Magic Track Pad yesterday and have been really impressed with it. I have arthritis and the mouse was becoming a problem. It took a little while to get used to and I am still in the learning mode. There were many comments about the slant and several solutions in the reviews. I tried turning it around and still was not right for me. I put a paper pad (my 6' x4" new post-it pad sacrificed for the cause) just slightly larger then the trackpad underneath it to level it off. I put my bean bag wrist support next to it at the bottom and I am good to go. I had already been using my wireless keypad that way - so it was level so not surprising I would prefer that position. I think this position also makes the push down clicking easier. For people with hand issues these little adjustments can make a difference.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Alexandria

    So much more precise than a mouse and it also really compliments the Apple keyboard with numeric keypad available for iMac. Mine works either in front or behind the display for up to several feet; the bluetooth makes for many options. If you're not a savvy user of trackpads (such as with a laptop), it's probably not meant for you to have magic trackpad. Many of the bad reviews on here appear to be written by users who weren't previously trackpad users. If that applies to you, get a wired mouse. If you're like me and love the more technologically-savvy option, get the magic trackpad; it's awesome!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should default the option to switch the wrist angle...

    • Written by from CALGARY

    I purchased the M Tp yesterday and quickly noted that the wrist angle was going to be an ergonomic issue. Then I noticed the below suggestion from another reviewer that enables you to easily change the orientation (& therefore wrist angle) when using the M Tp!

    A big thanks to the reviewer "CT from San Francisco" who shared it!! The M Tp would have been returned had I not seen this...

    Some have complained about the slant angle, but there is a hidden default that lets you invert or flip it as needed. Enter this command in Terminal (will prompt for root password), then restart your Mac or reconnect the Magic Trackpad:

    sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES

    Now place the Magic Trackpad in desired orientation on your desk and drop all 5 fingers on it (outstretched towards the edges not scrunched up). The coordinates of the trackpad automatically flip so all cursor and gesture motions match the new hand orientation.

    127 of 134 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Yonkers

    I just put this in front of my computer and started using it. After a day I put the mouse and trackball away. I use logic 9 quite a bit and I find this works well. No issues. As far as battery life, I didn't even realize this thing took a battery! I've had no power issues at all and it's been a couple of months.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect upgrade!

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I still use a Macbook 2007 so the last model before the multitouch track pads came out. This has been a great addition along with my wireless keyboard and finally gives me versatility on my mac.

    Great to use when my Macbook is hooked up to the TV as well, just turn on the tap to click functions in my mouse preferences and then I am good to go. No more sitting just feet from the TV if I need to use the mouse!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent solution to those awful mice

    • Written by from San Diego

    I have a MBP and it's trackpad is absolutely the best. I just set up an HD monitor and did not want to use a mouse - triple hate using a mouse. The Magic Trackpad is the answer I was looking for. It mimics the MBP trackpad exactly, making my transition to a wireless keyboard flawless. No mouse, no fuss.
    Reviewers saying it is too sensitive are nuts. If anything, it's a little less sensitive than the MBP pad. It's perfect. Extremely well done, Apple. 10 stars.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not get any better

    • Written by from APO

    I love the magic trackpad!! using my macbook pro in clamshell mode attached to my tv and this thing is awesome!

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful x 5

    • Written by from San Jose

    Thank you for creating this trackpad, Apple folks.

    It works for me.

    Really accurate, easy to use, also my fingers and wrist are pain-free when I use it.

    You can do everything you do with mouse, with comfort. It's faster than mouse.

    Good job.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really tired of mouse

    • Written by from Tampa

    I'm biased I guess? There seem to be a few quirks with this, but I might just need to tweak the settings, there's a lot of them! I like being able to use up to 4 fingers for various functions, and most of all I like getting rid of the mouse. Moving the mouse all over the desktop, it just gets old, this is a welcome new paradigm. So I'm in the honeymoon phase, take this review with a grain of salt, maybe check back in a couple weeks or months. But so far between this and apple's wireless keyboard and my iMac, my computer setup is looking really sexy! (that's what it's all about right?) But seriously, it's silky smooth, no moving parts. I do like aesthetics, and it really scores in the department, but I like functionality too, and I think it scores there as well. Plenty of gestures that are not hard to master.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from santa monica

    I am in love with my new magic trackpad. Never again do I have to be frustrated that the stupid scroll ball does not work! YAY!

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must get!

    • Written by from FAIRFAX

    Really great and fun addition. Perfect for watching movies anywhere.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

    • Written by from Lake bluff

    This product gets 5 stars first for simply providing the alternative to a mouse that has been much needed.

    I combined this with the wireless keyboard so my MBPro could sit up on a stand on my desk for times when i'm stationary and don't want to be hunched over the laptop for hours on end. The two of these products make it so much more comfortable to work at my desk not to mention the Trackpad is larger than the standard MB pads which is certainly a plus.

    All in all, this is by no means a necessity but depending on one's setup it can certainly improve the general flow. Plus it was beyond easy to set up right out of the box...like all good Apple products.


    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Arcata

    I don't know how I ever managed without one of these.. I absolutely LOVE it!!
    No more mice for me..

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad is the best!!!

    • Written by from Wooster

    Simple and easy to use. Love it!!!! Would not expect anything else from Apple.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pottstown

    I absolutely love my Magic Trackpad. I never use my Mighty Mouse anymore.

    There's just so much practical and intuitive functionality built in - it's just an amazing tool. Leave to Apple..

    If you're considering getting one, you shouldn't worry.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What mouse?

    • Written by from Bentley

    With the coming of the next major release of the Mac OS Lion you can see the importance of needing a trackpad type of device for an iMac system.
    The trackpad takes some getting used to but after a day or two of trial and error you're using it without even realizing it. It works flawlessly and simply just like any other Apple product.
    The only improvement I would make is to have a way of accessing the Dashboard through a gesture, but that alone is not a reason to give it any less than 5 stars.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    tap to click!

    • Written by from las vegas

    It can be set up so you can tap to click...the buttons on the bottom don't have to be an issue!Two taps to right click,three fingers to drag and drop... get a wrist pad to support your hand,and your good to go!! SO MUCH LESS FATIGUING BUY THIS! YOU WON'T BE SORRY!! I REALLY LIKE IT ALOT!!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mice are so 2010!

    • Written by from Webster

    Since the trackpad has been out, it is basically all I have used. I loved it so much, I got one for a coworker in our marketing department, who wore a wrap for carpal tunnel. She no longer has too, and uses the trackpad almost exclusively. Count this review as two 5 stars.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very smooth and tons of features

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    Now I have multi-touch on a circa 2007 MacBook Pro! My old MacBook Pro didn't have multi-touch and the trackpad has been hard to use because it is smoothed out from years of use. MagicPrefs give even more muti-touch gestures (Expose Current Application and Dashboard are my favorite). Very ergonomic compared to using the trackpad on the old MacBook Pro and even better than a trackball. Bluetooth wireless is great. Tap to click is not to sensitive but I had to check 'Ignore accidental trackpad input' so my thumbs wouldn't move the cursor when I'm typing. To expose this setting, turn off the Magic Trackpad and go into Trackpad settings. Everything jolly after that.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure Excellence!

    • Written by from Granbury

    I used an Alps track pad instead of a mouse back in the mic 90's and have always had one on the laptop that my employer provides. When I bought my wife a MacBook, I realized how much I would love having one on my Mac Pro. I have always used a mouse on my Macs and am so glad that I got the Magic Trackpad. The large surface makes gestures easy to perform, the angle and height match my Apple keyboard, and the click/tap options are great. I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys trackpads. I may never go back to a mouse.

    3 of 3 people found this useful