• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it Comfortable?

    • Written by from fenton

    After 5 days of use, im begining to get comfortable using it.
    My main concern was how comfortable it would be to use since I didn't really enjoy the low profile feel of the magic mouse.

    Initially, I wanted to rest my entire hand on the trackpad. This worked, but I felt like I had to be too careful not to move my other fingers, or I would get unstable results. Doing this left me felling somewhat tense while using the trackpad.

    Today, I started resting my hand on the desk while only using my index finger to navigate the trackpad. This seems to be the most comfortable, and accurate way to use the trackpad. I'm finding this to be the most effortless way to navigate a computer.

    I love the 4 finger swipes to get to other running applications or to get to the desktop.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use like the MacBook trackpad

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    I bought the trackpad to go with my Bluetooth Apple Keyboard. It functions like a bigger version of the recent MacBook's trackpad.

    Problem is, I was hoping to use the Magic Trackpad while sitting around on the couch/sofa. In order to use the clickable/press-able trackpad button, I need to set it down on a solid surface.

    Otherwise, it's a great product. Works perfectly and I would highly recommend it. I just wish I could use it on my lap, the couch or anything that's not-so-solid.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    BT Headset + Magic Mouse + Magic Trackpad + Wireless Keyboard = Bad idea

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    I like the idea of making everything wirelessly, if you are trying to have Wireless Bluetooth headset with all your wireless input device. You would not have a clean connection to Stereo audio. even my Mac mini is sitting 1 feet in front of my headset. Mono sound however still acceptable. must be something to do with the bandwidth. I still give 4 stars because the Trackpad itself is amazing, however, the missing one star is that I still couldn't think of a better way NOT to use a mouse with Illustrator.... yet.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Tried it

    • Written by from Christchurch

    Was gone get one but sold out. But tried it in store and its fun but didn't feel as snappy and accurate as I was hoping for. And things like the zoom in google maps work nicer on the magic mouse. Systems might need to be updated to get full use of it I guess. And I wonder if that angel is an issue as you have to push up.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it, but...

    • Written by from San Francisco

    I really like the trackpad. The roller ball mouse with its curves felt good in my hand, but as we all know the roller ball stuttered after a while. The second mouse was good but I found the sharp edges annoyed me with frequent use.
    The trackpad gets rid of the nuisances.
    The one thing that I would like Apple to add is the ability to use Spaces right from the Trackpad; then I would give it five stars.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bye, bye mouse !!!

    • Written by from jamaica plain

    It took me a couple of days to stop pounding on the
    Trackpad and adjust to the feathery touch it requires.
    Still checking it out ... Seems to crash iPhoto when doing
    2 finger rotations (have to reboot machine - not just force quit
    iPhoto). Assume apple will correct this
    with an update in software. Otherwise what a pleasure to use!
    ( Haven't touched mouse in several days. )

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    love it, but it's too sensitive

    • Written by from Ypsilanti

    I've gotten used to using this thing and love it, with some reservations. But first, let me just say that it feels like input devices have for the first time in a couple decades taken a step forward. I had no idea the MacBook trackpad was so nice. Using the Magic Trackpad feels a little like stepping into the future.

    My reservations...

    1) It's a bit too sensitive. I find myself accidentally activating controls too often. It seems that links and other controls sometimes activate just by cursoring over them, or for no reason at all. I usually love the sensitivity but find the mistakes frustrating.

    2) I'd like to be able to define my own gestures.

    3) One tap held followed by a second-finger tap, or maybe a three-finger tap, would make a handy new gesture for, say, middle-button clicking. There currently isn't a way to activate the third mouse button.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, though not exactly what I expected.

    • Written by from Duxbury

    As soon as Apple announced the new Magic Trackpad, I knew I needed one. I use a MacBook Pro, and love the trackpad on that, so I figured this would be a perfect fit. In some ways it is, though certainly not for the reasons I expected. I don't really like the clicking mechanism. Although the rubber feet clicking makes it thinner, it means it does not work on my house's carpeting, and history has shown that Apple's rubber feet tend to come unattached from there products, which would not be good for a product where they control such core functionality. The size however, is incredibly nice. It's amazing, the 80% that Apple describes, while true, just does not cover it. The trackpad size is very nice. I never realized i would need a bigger one until I got it, and now I find myself thinking the MacBook's is too small. All in all, the Magic Trackpad is great, and a good purchase at the price. Just not necessarily for the reasons you would expect.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb for casual use, not so hot for work

    • Written by from montreal

    i've had Macbook Pro's for a while and am currently enjoying my unibody's trackpad very much. This device brings that deliciousness to the desktop world.

    If you plan on using this at home for e-mailing, surfing the web, photos and other day to day goodness then this is the ticket over a mouse. At home, i never bother with getting the mouse out at all. Trackpad does it all.

    At work, you will suffer a bit. Although i managed to get it set up so i can do all i was able to do with my magic mouse, it takes more effort. In particular when working on graphic applications or creating some presentations... the device cannot rival the precision of a mouse. Also, click and drag to move files around or to manipulate graphic items (think resizing a text box) are harder, even after tweaking the settings for drag and scroll lock.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Its Great, but

    • Written by from London

    Works just like my track pad on my Macbook Pro ( as Advertised ). Its no Mouse replacement though.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    Pros:
    1. Touch
    2. Works without any hiccups
    3. Smooth surface
    4. Large surface area
    5. Works better than any mouse I have owned

    Cons:
    1. Easy to accidentally click things, as the pad is fairly sensitive
    2. With everything Apple, expensive

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Make sure you disconnect other wireless accessories first!

    • Written by from New York

    Absolutely LOVING my new Magic Trackpad. Set it up immediately after bringing it home and was met with some hurdles. After downloading the updated software from Apple's support site, and restarting my computer, the "Trackpad" icon showed up nicely in my System Preferences. But when I clicked on it as the manual instructed me to do, the computer just endlessly searched for a discoverable Bluetooth device, and found none. I thought maybe my Trackpad was a lemon (or a "bad Apple", as it were) so I boxed it up and was going to exchange it. But as a last ditch effort I decided to disconnect the wireless mouse I had on the same computer and VOILA! it worked like a gem. Loving it so far :)

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from Glasgow

    Got the apple trackpad a few days ago with my macbook and it was awful at first but once you get used to it ,it is fantastic and I would recommend it to any one although you still need a normal mouse!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for consumer use. Not for graphic designers.

    • Written by from San Jose

    I bought it an was torn between the fact that I love how smooth an effortless it feels and yet how I just can't get over the fact that it doesn't work well for precision or even standard graphic program (Photoshop, etc.) handling. And that's a necessity for us graphic folks.

    I almost wish I was just your regular/average computer user so I could just enjoy it. It would easily replace my mouse if that were the case.

    Great scrolling and glide effects, btw. feels like butter.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just like the trackpad on the MacBook Pro, just bigger

    • Written by from Hamburg

    Not much to say about this if you know the perfect multitouch trackpad on the MacBook Pro... this one works just as well and is a little bigger.

    Unfortunately, mine came scratched up right out of the box... the white plastic on the back has many scratches on it. But it works fine...

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Darn Cool

    • Written by from Kew Gardens

    I'd actually been hoping that Apple would develop a track pad for desktop computers to take advantage of the superior control features of the trackpad on laptops. I purchased the Magic Mouse, which is fine but doesn't include all of the features. The Magic Trackpad can move your transition from mouse to flicks.

    Smooth operation and responsiveness. Better than even the Magic Mouse. Some folks, myself included, will take a little time feeling totally comfortable with some of the motions and for the first day I kept the cheat sheet on the back of the box nearby. Once you invest a bit of time learning a few of the motions, I think many people will place their mouse aside. You'll also be ready if you next computer is a Macbook.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just my wish...

    • Written by from Bradenton

    I have a mac mini and a wireless keyboard, the small one without the number pad. As soon as I learned that trackpad was available I was delighted to hear that at last I would have a chance to work with that fancy trackpad MacBooks' have.

    I am using my mac mini as a media center. Occasionally I check my emails and do daily surfing etc. sitting on my couch. A second device other than the keyboard would not be so comfortable to use on my lap. I wish in some way this trackpad or a smaller version of it could be integrated to a part of the wireless keyboard.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad makes it happen

    • Written by from SONORA

    I've been a laptop guy since the late 90s, and when I bought an imac last year for the office I groaned, "if only I could navigate without the stupid mouse, like I do with my MacBook Pro, it would be so much more tempting to use this beautiful imac." A trackpad is the most intuitive way to navigate on a screen that's vertically in front of your face. ( if it's in the palm of your hand then touchscreen is the more intuitive).

    Well today I got my trackpad. The build quality is beautiful. Solid, nicely machined. The software makes it just an extension of my hands like the laptop's trackpad was. Ahh, I'm a happy camper. Bluetooth pairing was immediate, and the default settings were just fine for a start. It stays on long enough that whenever I want to work, it wakes up and goes to work. Once paired it remembers the pairing setting forever (a days use speaking here)

    I'll use the batteries that came with it, and check how long they last, and then move to Lithium ion batteries, and possibly later to Apple's rechargeable batteries.

    Thank you APPLE for getting me what I wanted for my desktop computer. It's a little spendy but hey its a nice block of aluminum. It's worth a few bucks to get things that work the way we want it to work.

    Now, if Apple would just make a wireless keyboard with the number pad. Hmmh!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome...BUT

    • Written by from Poway

    I asked for this the day after I received my mac book pro. Works just like the multi-touch. Blue tooth synch was very simple.

    Issues, Suggestions:
    1. Dye lot of stainless steel does not match bt keyboard and unibody of pro...for $80, apple should have gotten it right. Aluminum/Stainless is hard to match but not in the quantity apple purchases it in.
    2. Suggestion of a virtual numeric key pad in the multitouch, I have been asking for a bt keyboard with num.

    47 of 90 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Garnerville

    I'm using this with BetterTouchTool, and the Magic Trackpad could easily replace my 8-button Logitech MX Revolution.

    Now if they'd just come out with a black keyed version of the wireless keyboard and I'd be all set.

    29 of 37 people found this useful