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
2484 of 2843 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
1729 of 2148 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
1660 of 2021 people found this useful
Great tool, poor quality
Using a trackpad is an incredible improvement in efficiency. Faster, easier on the fingers, lots of space to move fingers around. Using a trackpad is an incredible improvement in efficiency. Faster, easier on the fingers, lots of space to move fingers around. But the rubber risers on the bottom fall out (mine within about 6 months) which render the trackpad useless. Would like Apple to consider a redesign so the rubber things are easily replaceable. …
- Written by Paul S from Vancouver
Good, but not perfect. Not all functions work as shown.
When I bought a new iMac, I went to the Apple Store to look around first, and saw a trackpad connected to a different Mac. After When I bought a new iMac, I went to the Apple Store to look around first, and saw a trackpad connected to a different Mac. After a brief trial, and without thinking it over too much, I decided that this would be more my style than the "Magic Mouse".
When I actually started using it at home, I discovered that there was was a bit of a learning curve. I went through the trackpad preferences to select the options that seemed best for me and the applications I run. Tap to click is the easiest, but it doesn't work perfectly. Sometimes there is accidental clickage from the lightest contact, sometimes it stubbornly refuses to work on the first or second try. Not all of the gestures work as shown by the animated hand in the setup dialog. The thumb and three finger gesture to show the desktop does not work for me. I have yet to find an application where the two finger rotate does anything. I don't actually need those gestures (yet), but I like things to work the way they are supposed to. So 3 stars rather than 4, even though the trackpad does what I need it for well enough. …
- Written by Marc P from Woodbury
Makes Working at My Desk a Breeze
I use the Magic Trackpad with my MacBook Pro when I have it hooked up to an external monitor at my desk, and it's an absolute joy I use the Magic Trackpad with my MacBook Pro when I have it hooked up to an external monitor at my desk, and it's an absolute joy to work with! I tried the Magic Mouse for months before connection problems made me turn to the trackpad. I wasn't thrilled with the prospect of having to use a trackpad all the time (change is hard), but this one has made me a convert in just a few days. Plus, it makes using my MacBook away from my desk (when I just use the built-in trackpad) easier because I'm so familiar with all the gestures now. Oh, and the Magic Trackpad has none of the connection issues I experienced with the Magic Mouse, so if you're experiencing that issue, don't hesitate to make the switch. …
- Written by Liz K from Los Angeles
0 of 1 people found this useful
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 work with an HP
- Asked by Casey M from Gray
- Nov 16, 2014
No, the Magic Trackpad is only for a mac.
- Answered by Brett D from Naperville
- Nov 21, 2014
What is the battery life on this trackpad and the wireless keyboard?
- Asked by Azadi S from London
- Dec 17, 2010
Using standard alkalines, I get about 3 months of 3-4 hours use per day. However, I recently switche Using standard alkalines, I get about 3 months of 3-4 hours use per day. However, I recently switched to Apples charger and AA's. They are fairly elegant and attractive for being a simple set of six AA's and a little charger. I seem to be seeing much longer battery life, as my percentage meter in Sytem Preferences is falling much slower than it did with the Alkalines. Apples batteries are, in fact, rebranded Sanyo Eneloops. However, the Apple setup is well priced and a perfect solution as it provides six batteries. Two for the keyboard, two for the trackpad, and two for whichever one dies first. The moment one of them goes dead, you slap it's batteries into the charger and the cycle begins anew. …
- Answered by Benjamin F from Boylston
- Apr 26, 2011
Is there a shortcut to the dashboard?
- Asked by Leah L from Edmonton
- Aug 9, 2010
- Answered by Sorin M
- Mar 4, 2014
Can you 4 finger swipe left or right to change desktops on an iMac desktop (not a laptop) using the Magic Trackpad? If so, how do I set that up?
- Asked by Helene S from Saint Louis
- Oct 14, 2014
Yes. Open System Preferences and search for the word Swipe. Enable the setting "swipe between full Yes. Open System Preferences and search for the word Swipe. Enable the setting "swipe between full-screen apps."
I will note that on my Mac if I set the gesture to "Swipe left or right with three fingers" I can do this gesture with three OR four fingers. If I change this setting to "Swipe left or right with four fingers" only four fingers will actually work. …
- Answered by Matt M from Tucson
- Oct 25, 2014