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
2312 of 2647 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
1627 of 2024 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
1528 of 1867 people found this useful
This trackpad put simply is amazing. It's huge, the texture is perfect, and it's awesome with Minecraft. I use this when I'm at ho This trackpad put simply is amazing. It's huge, the texture is perfect, and it's awesome with Minecraft. I use this when I'm at home because my Mac is far back on my desk and I don't like reaching across my desk to use my Mac. So I bought this and the wired keyboard and it works great! This trackpad is the best, least laggy trackpad I've ever used. …
- Written by Samuel N from Denver
I was between buying the magic mouse or the trackpad, but I couldn't be happier that I went with the trackpad! I don't have to wor I was between buying the magic mouse or the trackpad, but I couldn't be happier that I went with the trackpad! I don't have to worry about what surface I'm using with the trackpad, or even needing a surface at all, unlike with a mouse. I connect my MacBook to my TV a lot, and it's always been a pain to have to maneuver around in the cabinet to use the internal trackpad when I need to adjust something, now I just have the trackpad sitting on my side table and grab it whenever I need it. No clipboard to lean on, no jumbling around with the cabinet; this is the most convenient Apple accessory I've purchased to date. Loving it! …
- Written by Libby B from Port St. Lucie
2 of 2 people found this useful
broke after 7 months
I bought this product together with my imac 27" about 7 month ago. It work fine and loved it. I am a photographer and I use my mac I bought this product together with my imac 27" about 7 month ago. It work fine and loved it. I am a photographer and I use my mac for editing mainly. Two days ago it stop working, changed batteries, nothing. It act like it has a mind of its own. I doesn't response anymore to any finger movement or sometimes skip from one side to the other side on the screen. Very annoying. Having not bough a mouse with it I need to run back to the apple store and try to exchange it. Will posed their response later when I am back. …
- Written by Bart D from Yelm
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the magic trackpad work better than the magic mouse?
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
- Jan 13, 2011
Well, for me personally, I never unpacked my Magic Mouse after working with my Magic Trackpad for a Well, for me personally, I never unpacked my Magic Mouse after working with my Magic Trackpad for a few hours. However, that's subjective and merely my own opinion. I have read that some people like to use both, depending on what they do on their Mac's.
Battery life is also not that great with the Trackpad. I purchased the Apple battery charger and believe me, between the wireless keyboard, the Magic Mouse, and the Trackpad, it won't take long until it will pay for itself. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles
- Mar 11, 2011
Will the Magic Trackpad work with VMware Fusion and Windows 7 64bit. What functionality works and doesn't work with this combination?
- Asked by Christopher A from Phoenix
- Aug 2, 2010
I have a copy of Windows XP Pro installed through VirtualBox and the only feature I can see that wor I have a copy of Windows XP Pro installed through VirtualBox and the only feature I can see that works off multi-touch is the two-finger drag and being able to click with one finger and drag with another. The rest of the gestures are only supported on Mac systems because the software implements it. …
- Answered by Matthew S from Church Hill
- Oct 8, 2010
Does the Magic Trackpad work with the iPad?
- Asked by Richard S from Rescue
- Jul 27, 2010
No, it will only work with an Apple computer running OSX 10.6.4 or later. The iPad is unable to run No, it will only work with an Apple computer running OSX 10.6.4 or later. The iPad is unable to run that OS. …
- Answered by Brinda B from Yukon
- Jul 27, 2010
Can it be paired with multiple computers?
- Asked by Carol G from Albuquerque
- Nov 18, 2010
No, unfortunately you would need to reset and pair with each computer when you wanted to switch.
- Answered by David K from San Jose
- Feb 25, 2011
Can the Trackpad be used to write signatures on PDFs?
- Asked by Tyler S from Babylon
- Nov 10, 2013
Will the wireless trackpad eliminate the internal click I get from the built in trackpad on my MacBook Pro when I record/edit audio books?
- Asked by Jeanna J from Collierville
- Oct 21, 2013
The Magic Trackpad makes a slight click noise when you push down on it. Just like the built-in MacBo The Magic Trackpad makes a slight click noise when you push down on it. Just like the built-in MacBook trackpads.
In either case, I recommend turning on the "Tap to click" and "Secondary click" options under Trackpad settings in the OS X System preferences. Then you can click by just lightly and silently tapping the surface of the trackpad, without ever setting off the click switch underneath the trackpad.
And if you need absolute silence for recordings, I also recommend sticking a few sheets of paper or a mousepad under the trackpad. If your desk isn't perfectly straight, the metal trackpad can wobble slightly when you push down on it, making a slight tapping noise on your desk.
Unfortunately for recording sessions, the Apple Keyboards click a lot as well, and I don't know a workaround for them. …
- Answered by Jonathan S from Newport Beach
- Nov 25, 2013