Mobee Magic Numpad for Apple Magic Trackpad

Mobee Magic Numpad for Apple Magic Trackpad

$29.95

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 35 reviews

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Product Information

  • Overview

    Designed for Magic Trackpad

    Place any of the Magic Numpad films on your Magic Trackpad and then install the free software and you'll instantaneously get both Trackpad and Numpad functionality in one device. And for maximum flexibility, it supports your choice of Tap or Click modes or both.

    Three custom layouts

    You get three high-technology Magic Films that let you choose the type of functionality you want. Each film incorporates three exclusive layers: A bubble-proof re-usable material on the bottom, an ultra-soft antiglare material on top and high-quality printed "keys" in the middle for full protection. One film gives you a classic Numpad plus a Trackpad area; another provides a full Numpad (similar to the numeric keypad on an extended Apple keyboard); and another offers the full Numpad along with six customisable keys.

    Calculator mode

    A special feature allows the Magic Numpad to display a calculator on your screen to allow simple calculations without typing formulas into Excel.

    Included software

    Thanks to the Software Serial Card included, you can activate the downloaded software (which is compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion).

    Green design

    You can add a Numpad to your Magic Trackpad without additional hardware, saving the energy and materials that would have gone into its manufacture.

  • Highlights

    • Works exclusively with the Apple Magic Trackpad
    • Three different films/layouts
    • Transparent and Calculator modes
    • Software automatically reboots when you restart your Mac
    • Free software included
    • Green design helps protect the environnment
  • Did you notice?

    Easily switch between Trackpad and Numpad modes in your choice of three ways: tap or click on the upper right button; use the F6 function key; or use the Software menu.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Add numeric keypad and simple calculator functionality to your Apple Magic Trackpad.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Three different Numpad films (NUM10, NUM20, NUM30)
    • Software Serial Number card
    • Black permanent pen
    • Cleaning cloth
    • Small cardboard bubble remover (for use when applying the films)
  • Tech Specs

    • Height: 1.18 in./3 cm
    • Width: 5.91 in./15 cm
    • Weight: 4.8 oz./136 g
    • Length: 5.91 in./15 cm
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • UPC or EAN No.: 610563327522

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: One year

    Manufacturer Note

    • Apple Magic Trackpad not included

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (2.5 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Not horrible, but needs better execution

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I've been using Mobee's Magic Numpad for over a month now - and my overall impression is... it's ok. Like any product, there's go I've been using Mobee's Magic Numpad for over a month now - and my overall impression is... it's ok. Like any product, there's good and bad with it, so I thought I'd outline exactly what I've found so far:

    The good:
    - comes with three different overlays (choice is always nice)
    - quick, easy access on/off button (allows use of trackpad as normal)
    - offers numberpad to my wireless keyboard (just like wired one has)
    - instant calculator button (I use this a lot)

    The bad:
    - expensive, especially for what it is (vinyl and small app)
    - doesn't "exactly" match the wireless keyboard aesthetics

    The ugly:
    - doesn't always pick up my taps (about 90% accurate though)
    - hard to read (if you have to look at the keys, which you probably do)

    To improve this product, Mobee needs to make it cheaper ($19.99 with free shipping would be a much more palatable price point)... Mobee, you aren't Apple. Also, make the number keys a more solid/opaque white, put a thin black line around them and black numbers on top. This will make it MUCH easier to read and perfectly match the wireless keyboard. Depending on your lighting conditions, the current translucent white/clear keys can be almost impossible to read. Plus, because these aren't real physical keys, you always "have" to look at them while typing - so maximum visibility is a must!

    As for it's accuracy - this is occasionally frustrating. It's way too easy to mistakenly hit numbers, or tap too lightly. Which makes for a lot of unnecessary correcting. Like I say, I'm probably about 90% accurate - vs 98% on a physical keypad (to be fair, I'll probably get a bit better over time). But still, the software could use some improvement.

    Overall, I have found it handy on more than one occasion (doing my taxes for example). But there are still a few too many glitches to make this a standout product. I applaude Mobee for trying to make really nice Apple-like accessories... and the Magic Numpad is a good idea - it just needs better execution.

    • Written by from Victoria

    207 of 224 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not horrible, but needs better execution
  • Does not work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not work. As simple as that. I have to enter and exit numpad mode using the Apple keyboard, and when I'm in numpad mode It does not work. As simple as that. I have to enter and exit numpad mode using the Apple keyboard, and when I'm in numpad mode none of the "keys" work. Their support site is rife with similar complaints. So basically all this functions as is a way to disable my magic trackpad. I'll be calling Apple in the morning to return it. Don't waste your money.

    • Written by from SHORELINE

    125 of 147 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Does not work
  • You can NOT "count" on it...

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The taps, the misses, the duplication ... you can't rely on the accuracy at all.

    • Written by from MIAMI BEACH

    120 of 139 people found this useful

    Was this useful? You can NOT "count" on it...
  • Just doesn't work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I have owned this product for several years but never got the software to consistently recognize where i was pressing on the track I have owned this product for several years but never got the software to consistently recognize where i was pressing on the trackpad. I couldn't even switch it off as it didn't recognize when I pressed the area on the trackpad devoted to switching between numpad and trackpad mode. Plus the numpad works in only a limited number of applications. Don't waste your money - great idea but hopeless execution. Guess I have to find a wireless keyboard with proper numerical keypad now

    • Written by from Rye

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Just doesn't work
  • Does not work

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work, it is very frustrating

    • Written by from Denville

    4 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Does not work
  • Works as advertised - Nothing more, nothing less

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Short and sweet

    PROS
    - So far, it works exactly as advertised
    - The calculator function is awesome
    - The programable keys ar Short and sweet

    PROS
    - So far, it works exactly as advertised
    - The calculator function is awesome
    - The programable keys are great
    - Unlike the LMP Bluetooth keypad, you can see your battery usage

    CONS
    - The reverse out style of the numbers are hard to see in certain lighting; instead of just a one ink print, Mobee should spring for a second print color behind the numbers
    - Unlike the LMP, there are no keys for a true keypad experience
    - The films seem / feel a little cheap (I can see these getting dirty quickly)

    The installation was quick and easy. Use F6 to toggle back into Numpad mode from trackpad mode.

    In order to use it properly, you need to "click" the virtual printed keys, not slide over them. This will never replace the feel of an actual physical keyboard, but it is not a bad solution.

    There are only two solid options for a wireless keypad, the Mobee Magic Numpad or the LMP Blutetooth Keypad. Both have their pros and cons. I find myself switching between both. However, it is hard to knock what the Mobee is. It works as advertised.

    Make sure you purchase it from the Apple Store, either online or retail - so if you are unsatisfied you can return in within 14 days.

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works as advertised - Nothing more, nothing less

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