• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant!

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I just bought this today- I wish it had been out when I bought the magic mouse! This does everything I do on my iPhone and iPad with the touch screen, and almost eliminates the need for a mouse entirely. The only thing I haven't mastered after about 20 minutes is click and drag. Hopefully with practice. Other than that, if you've used the touchscreen on an iPad or iPhone, or the trackpad on a newer MacBook Pro, this is a no brainer with the wireless keyboard. Great product!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool to have muti touch on mac

    • Written by from San Diego

    I just hooked it up it pretty cool to be able to do muti touch still a little to get used to . awesome for surfing the web . I will keep both hooked up so to use both depending on the task . The track pad should have came with the rechargeable batteries for the price. thats why it only gets 4 stars

    9 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, but...

    • Written by from Petaluma

    If this worked with the iPad, it would be perfect. As it is, the Magic Trackpad is a fine solution for desktops. Of course, if it were available in a USB version that would be even better... I personally have issues with Bluetooth due to interference with my voo-close neighbor's unknown device.

    2 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea with small long term problem

    • Written by from San Diego

    Works great but...the angle is wrong. With a laptop the trackpad is flush with the keyboard and your fingers hang freely on top of it. With the magic pad you have to hold up your wrist and pressure builds at the joint. I can see some class action carpal tunnel lawsuits in Apple's future. (btw I have no medical issues with my wrist and I'm feeling discomfort)

    I've reconnected my mouse and only using the trackpad for gestures. Someone will offer a pad that will elevate your arm soon enough. Or maybe I'll cut a hole in my desk so the battery area will be recessed and the pad is flat...

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For me, a great adjunct to a good mouse.

    • Written by from Van Nuys

    I've been a graphics professional since the mid eighties and I spend up to 16 hours a day in front of my Mac. Even with a superb mouse like my Logitech Revolution MX my mouse hand gets tired so I grabbed a Magic Trackpad the second the Apple Store made it available.
    I've been using it for 24 hours and have found, for me, it's a relief for general screen navigation and is as quick as a mouse... even with a 30" monitor in the middle and 24"s on both sides.
    The click/hold/drag is a little more effort. Maybe I'll improve over time.
    The only negative I have found so far is it's mostly unsuitable for very precise Photoshop/Illustrator work. You still need a good mouse for that scale of precision.

    So, I'm happy with my desktop addition. That's the point, for me it can't replace a good mouse but is a good addition that is less ergonomically stressful for general tooling around the desktop, web surfing etc.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from TIMMINS

    Truly brings the Macbook trackpad to the desktop user. Very happy.

    However, wouldn't it have been a much better idea to have it integrated into the existing MAC keyboards (short or long) rather than having it as a stand-alone accessory?

    28 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    works well

    • Written by from Lowell

    It was annoying to use at first because I am accustom to the magic mouse, or a mouse in general. My wrist hurts more with the magic trackpad than the magic mouse because of the incline design. However, it was not until I recline into my chair and rested the trackpad on my lap that I began enjoy using it over a mouse.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Piece of Tech!

    • Written by from SAN ANTONIO

    Just picked mine up a few hours ago at my local Apple store. It works just like the multi-touch trackpad on the uni-body MacBook Pros...only bigger. I have my MBP on a stand attached to an external display so I can't exactly use the built in trackpad which is something I've missed. This is a good replacement for the Mighty Mouse (no trackball to clog!) Definitely worth a look.

    4 of 5 people found this useful