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
2570 of 2945 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
1783 of 2218 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
1713 of 2084 people found this useful
Love my track pad
Works just like the track pad on my macbook. All the gestures are supported, way better than the magic mouse.
- Written by Randall F from Fishers
Almost 5 years and no complaints!
I purchased this back in '11 and have had no problems whatsoever. If you use your mouse a lot (editing in Logic, etc), then a tra I purchased this back in '11 and have had no problems whatsoever. If you use your mouse a lot (editing in Logic, etc), then a track pad is definitely worth owning. It allows you to set different preferences regarding work flow, and it helps a lot that it is angled. Replacing the batteries is not a hassle at all. I recommend this product for any MAC user that is tired of dragging a mouse around! …
- Written by Christine S from Chesterton
It is magical
I have always loved the trackpad of my macbook, so when i bought my 4K monitor to get as close to retina as possible with an exter I have always loved the trackpad of my macbook, so when i bought my 4K monitor to get as close to retina as possible with an external monitor, I told myself, let me try the external trackpad. I am getting tired of using a mouse on the desktop.
Well, I received it yesterday, put the batteries in, turn it on, and voilà! It works like magic! …
- Written by Francisco L from Sahuarita
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
does it have the force touch technology like the new macbooks?
- Asked by Victor M from Brooklyn
- May 19, 2015
No it does not, this device is an older item, force touch is newer technology.
- Answered by Ted Y from Redondo Beach
- May 27, 2015
Can I write Chinese character on a Magic Trackpad?
- Asked by Roderick T from Victoria
- Apr 19, 2015
How do I Pair new magic trackpad with my iMAC
- Asked by William H from Knoxville
- Oct 24, 2011
Is it good for drawing on Sketchbook Pro?
- Asked by Oliver K from Caves Beach
- Mar 27, 2011
Probably not. (it's more of a mouse replacement with many gesture interface controls)
If you want Probably not. (it's more of a mouse replacement with many gesture interface controls)
If you want to draw, look at a Wacom Bamboo or Intuos digitizing tablets. They come with a pressure sensitive stylus and most drawing/art apps support them. …
- Answered by Chris S from San Jose
- Apr 2, 2011