• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage. Do Not Buy

    • Written by from massena

    Worse piece of junk ive ever purchased for my mac.This trackpad is a joke! First and last i mac ill ever own.

    2 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad does not work with standard batteries

    • Written by from Green Bay

    I've owned two trackpads because using a regular mouse hurts my hand. While I like the responsiveness of the trackpad, I hate the way standard batteries are too short for it. I have Energizer AA batteries, and after hours of searching online and trying things, I figured out that by adding slips of aluminum foil inside the battery case, I could keep the connection going longer. The cursor still freezes intermittently. I have to open the battery cover, add more aluminum foil and close up the cover again. Then the cursor works again. Thousands of people are having trouble with this based on all the forum views and entries. I sure wish Apple would fix this by making the Trackpad able to accommodate common standard batteries!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but have plenty of batteries on hand

    • Written by from Eugene

    As good as the trackpad on a laptop and eliminates the need to use a pesky mouse. But it devours batteries.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, way too sensitive interface to be fully functional

    • Written by from Thousand Oaks

    Magic mouse seems to have a broader click engagement radius; you don't have to be in the precise center of a button to click and have something happen.

    the tap into a static unyielding surface already landed me in the ortho office with joint and finger pain. Switching back to the magic mouse.

    It was a nice idea and thought I was saving some money. As with all things Apple (user and fan since the very first Macintosh) saving money is never a successful proposition.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Spoiled me

    • Written by from Asheville

    I hate using anything but the magic trackpad...everything else feels so juvenile now

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    It became more like a spider's net but it still works perfectly, the way better than mighty mouse!
    Useful and easy to use.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but wears out fast

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I'm on my 4th one in about 16 months. I've tried the Wacom "Pen and Touch" as well. It is remarkable how much more sensitive and smooth and amazing this magic pad is than anything by wacom- and I have an older Wacom pro too. I didn't appreciate how natural the gestures with the track pad are until I had the wacom- which has clunky gestures in comparison.

    Biggest complaint: the magic track pad's physical spring wears out every 3 months. Its a kick in the nuts every time it happens. It starts sticking a little, then a little more, then you click and it wont pop up ever again- done. :( To me, it is disgusting to have to buy a new one roughly 4 times a year, hence my foray into wacom land....but alas, this is still the winner.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly user friendly

    • Written by from Findlay

    I am a fierce user of Mice. I'm a gamer and mice are more convenient.

    I purchased my iMac a couple months ago and chose to keep it with the trackpad. OMG, I was so right !

    Super comfy, it sits right next the Apple keyboard and at the same height. It sold with batteries in it and although not rechargeable, they lasted 2 whole months without issue.

    It's fast, it's natural to use (you can configure almost everything in it), the gestures are so convenient it's worth taking some time to learn them.

    It doesn't get dirty, it doesn't feel fragile, it's sensitive enough to just need to be slightly touched if needed, it's big enough that you don't need to drop and get back to scroll for a whole screen.

    I even surprise myself using it for some of my less demanding games (like MMORTS, like Stronghold Kingdoms...).

    Excellent product.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pompton Plains

    At first I was skeptical about this over the Magic Mouse, but after reading several good reviews about this product and seeing as how I will be using this with my Macbook Air for school and need something ULTRA portable, I decided on the Trackpad. I can definitely tell you that within using this for 5 hours, the trackpad is the BEST! I love the gestures and how I can use this on the couch or on my lap. SUPERB QUALITY APPLE! :) AWESOME!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    feels so natural!

    • Written by from edwardsville

    the magic trackpad is a fantastic concept with excellent execution. i admit, i had to get used to not being slow and not having to keep picking up my mouse, moving my mouse back to the left, and laying it down just so i can continue scrolling right lol, but once i killed this old habits i found that it just feels more natural to swipe back and forth between screens and actually point to where i wanna go. its a bit larger than the standard track pad in your mac and has an epic range!! (i can connect to my laptop from my neighbors house across the street!) plus i even paired it with a surface tablet and a dell or HP laptop and it worked wonderfully :) thanks apple!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to the mouse

    • Written by from San Jose

    I was skeptical at first since a mouse is so much easier to use than the trackpad on the MacBookPro.
    But having the trackpad next to my keyboard with it's luxuriously large surface has really turned my thinking around about trackpads.
    I love the gestures available for scrolling, zooming, clicking, etc. I was not really thrilled initially because the click-force is so high but when I enabled the tap feature I use it exclusively.

    I put my magic mouse away and haven't brought it out since.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I am replacing them too often

    • Written by from Millinocket

    I have had my iMac for only a couple of years and I am about to go on my third trackpad. While I far prefer the trackpad to the mouse as far as usability goes, it seems that after several months of use, they quit working. What happens is that they begin sticking or, I guess I don't really know what is going on inside, but the result is that while I am typing a document, it will move to another place in the document. If I am not staring at my work while I am typing, which I am not in the habit of doing, I will look up to find that I have replaced large segments of text. It also highlights portion of text without my permission, causing me to delete them when I strike another key, unaware of what it has done. Or it grabs onto something and won't let go. When I try to move my cursor to another place on the screen, it pulls the entire document with it. At first, it seems that replacing the batteries fixes the problem for awhile but, once it starts doing that, within a few weeks, I find that I am replacing new batteries every couple of hours, and finally even that won't help. At $69 a pop, I would think that my trackpad should last more than a few months. If not for this, I would give the Magic Trackpad four stars, possibly five.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hand pain

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I was initially very excited about my trackpad, but after a few months of intense use my hand starting cramping. I talked it over with my doctor about what could have caused it and the only thing we could think of was the trackpad. That's enough to get me to go back to a mouse, but the cherry on top was the batteries dying very quickly.

    If your hands don't cramp, or you use it sparingly, then it looks pretty swanky on your desk and works just fine.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY - Batteries get stucked

    • Written by from Wan Chai

    This trackpad is great when it is working.

    IF the batteries were corroded while sitting inside, the battery door became next to impossible to open. In my case, this happens while the batteries are still good and the trackpad is still working normally. I simply could not open the door without knowing what's really gone wrong inside.

    I knew one other case that this same situation happened when the original Energizer batteries were still inside. $70 for a one-time trackpad with such a design flaw is just insane.

    4 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from DOUGLASVILLE

    I got a magic trackpad and wireless keyboard for Christmas (6 months ago) and for the first week both devices were working fine then the batteries started draining very fast on my keyboard and trackpad. I would replace them with fresh batteries one day and three days later both devices would be ≤50% so, I called Apple as soon as this started happening and they had me reset both devices. Since then I have to replace the batteries every week, it's very ANNOYING. I've been looking through these reviews on Apple and on many other websites and I'm glad to see that I was not doing something to cause this problem, EVERY PERSON IS HAVING THIS PROBLEM!!! Apple needs to do something to fix this problem ASAP!

    8 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really functional

    • Written by from Toronto

    After many years of use, our mouse died. I decided to give Magic Trackpad a try and I'm thunderstruck by its brilliance. Its compact, yet functional. I cannot believe the amount of features it has, and the number of commands that I could do with it. I think the days of the mouse are numbered. I must admit, it did take some time for some of my family members to understand how to fully use it. Overall, it is a great compliment to our Mac Mini. We are planning to buy a second Magic Trackpad, once our other mouse dies.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Two years and fail

    • Written by from Anchorage

    It was a great trackpad as long as it worked, but two years later, one of the springs failed and now it's worthless. I still have other types of mouse/trackpads that are working fine years after purchase. This is a big disappointment. I expect better from Apple.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for MBA

    • Written by from Hong Kong

    I've had this for a couple of days now. At first, I was concerned it would not provide significant benefit to the MBA trackpad. I am glad I got it. This is because it allows my shoulders to be in a more natural position when I am using the trackpad a lot. When I use the trackpad on the MBA for too long (4+ hours), I get shoulder pains. I don't get it that much anymore because now I can place the trackpad wherever I want. Its not too heavy so you can put it in your messenger bag and not notice that much difference in weight. I would recommend this for working professionals that travel a bit and want to have better posture at the same time.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This Is The First Review I Have Ever Written . . .

    • Written by from Dublin

    I have ordered many electronic products (from Apple and other companies) for various reasons. However, this is the first review I have written ever . . . and for -I believe- a very good reason. I am a proud owner of a new MacBook Pro. After continuous use, I became curious of an external mouse as I am not a big fan of the touch pad all laptops come installed with. Therefore, after researching and reading review after review, I purchased and and have been using the Apple Magic Trackpad for several weeks now. This product performs just as advertised and is user-friendly as any other Apple product I have used. It's amazing how I can use my fingers to swipe, pinch, rotate, and manipulate the software on my Mac with such ease. I personally don't know how I would ever go back to any type of traditional-type of external mouse again.

    I already have the wireless Apple keyboard to utilize with my MacBook Pro or iPad. However, my next purchase is going to be the bar that connects my wireless keyboard with my Magic Trackpad. I don't own it yet, so I can't honestly say what I think. Nonetheless, I felt strongly enough about this product (Apple Magic Trackpad) to write my very first online review on any kind about it. I just hope it helps to allow other users to make educated decisions about their purchases.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love it!!

    • Written by from Fountain Valley

    After my mighty mouse's ball got stuck, it made me so mad I accidentally broke it while trying to clean the ball. So I bought this Trackpad and hope for the best. Needless to say, I will never use a mouse again! Unless, of course, this broke. In which case, I will buy another trackpad!

    I was considering between this and the magic mouse (which was good), and after playing around with both at the store, I took a chance on this for its MANY multi-function gestures. There are about 10 gestures that are VERY useful. Simply awesome. Learned most of it within the hour, and I have to say, I feel like I am controlling the computer with my mind. Getting used to it in Final Cut X and not looking back. Makes EVERYTHING SO QUICK. (Yes, I came from the dark age of a wired mouse. Which I will now give to my cat to play with..)

    Things I love:

    -The MANY multi-function gestures.
    -Large size of the trackpad surface (I don't like laptops' trackpad sizes, why I was hesitant to buy this at first).
    -How natural it feels to use and SPEED! Because of this, I now feel that I have gained a 6th sense which has given me the ability to control the interwebs with my mind. Today the interwebs, tomorrow, the world. Muhahahah. muhahahahahahahahaa. haa...right.

    Things I don't like:

    -At first, tracking seemed kind of laggy; it tend to pause and skipped. So I washed my hands (had a hotdog from Wienerschnitzel) and cleaned the trackpad with alcohol. Tracking is very accurate now.

    -Price. It's a great price for what it offers. But I want to pay half and get 50% more.

    Overall, I would definitely buy this again. That's not to say I want it to break, so I can buy it again; If that happens, I would bring to Apple and demand a replacement (if after 30 days, I would be really nice to them, hoping they'll give me a replacement :) Stop reading my review, go buy this. You'll love it. I know I do.

    4 of 5 people found this useful