• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quirky and buggy

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I really WANTED this to work for me... but after using if for a couple of weeks, I realized it's extremely buggy and very inconstant with the gestures from one app to another. Cursor jumps all over the place and the same gesture doesn't always work twice in a row.

    Save your money and the agony... Apple has NOT thought this one through yet.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool idea but slows down workflow

    • Written by from FOREST HILLS

    Its a great piece of technology and I am really excited to see where this goes in future incarnations.
    However I find it much slower and more restrictive than a regular mouse, sometimes confuses click with right click and is quite inconsistent.
    I ordered one with my new Imac but will be going back to a regular mouse.
    If you want to work with speed and productivity I would not recommend it.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Too high latency

    • Written by from FREDERIKSBERG C

    Bought this thing to be able to work on my macbook with an external monitor and as a remote for the couch. Expected it to work as the builtin trackpad on the Macbook Pro, but no! You can feel the latency and a delay of the mouse pointer. A big deal when working with precision and trying to point on something with the mouse.
    For the couch it is not optimal either as it is not the pad that clicks but two buttons below it. They sink into the couch so you cannot click and it has to stand on a table. I give et one star for the design.

    20 of 33 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eh. Not for the serious user/designer

    • Written by from HARRISONBURG

    I've been designing with Macs for over 15 years now (print, web, multimedia, etc). I got this thinking it would be faster..NOPE! The gestures required to do advanced layout/editing (PSD, INDD, IA) are just not reliable or fast. It will take you a lot of time to get used to it. I gave up after 1 week and went back to my wireless gesture mouse. I think it's fine for a newbie Mac person using iPhoto or another amateur piece of editing software that has no advanced editing capabilities. For some things (like placing a cursor exactly where you need it on a page quickly) a mouse can't be beat. The trackpad now sits in my closet. I do give it merit for its form, nothing for function.

    34 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bad sensitivity

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Don't Try to Get Anything Done

    • Written by from Happy Valley

    Buggy. It will randomly click in different parts of the screen, potentially undoing selections you have made. Of course this will only be a problem when you need to select/deselect many items via clicking, but that will also be the time it will be most irritating.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    In my drawer

    • Written by from Kingsport

    I found this product to be unusable. I may be too clumsy, but the sensitivity to inadvertent touches etc drove me nuts. I should have saved my money.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless unless you have it on a solid surface

    • Written by from Richmond

    Serious design oversight.....don't buy this if you want to use on your lap with the wireless keyboard. Cannot be used unless on a solid surface.
    The click buttons are situated at the bottom corners and needs to be pressed onto the surface it sits on. I made the mistake of thinking I could use this to remotely control my TV.

    17 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic success with technical failure

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    The ergonomics of this trackpad puts mice to shame. It's smoother, faster, more precise, and easier on your fingers. The three-finger drag mode causes a problems in some apps because it takes a second to deactivate. Unfortunately, it's extremely prone to interference. Bring it to an office and it doesn't even have one foot of range before it becomes jerky and unresponsive. Turn on WiFi and it's jerky every time you have network traffic.

    30 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Its alright but far from perfect

    • Written by from GRIFFITH

    Its easy to use but the functions like left click fail to work most the time, meaning that if you want to access the secondary menu you end up holding the control key or just clicking the trackpad on the mac. The magic mouse didn't last long before being tossed out the window, I doubt this will too.

    8 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gave up on trying to use Magic Trackpad.

    • Written by from FAIRFAX

    I had apprehensions on buying the Magic Trackpad because I really never use the trackpad on my MacBook Pro. I find a mouse and in particular the Magic Mouse to be much easier and faster for most operations. i was sucked in, however, by the "Magic" in its name and now will be looking to return it or sell on eBay.

    My complaints.
    Touch click it extremely sensitive and results in many unintended clicks.
    Unlike a mouse (which allows you to rest your hand) the track pad forces your wrist into an upward, cocked position to prevent accidental clicking.
    Many operations like click and drag or right click require to many clicks to complete.

    Overall, it slowed my work and made my wrist hurt.

    31 of 46 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I like the idea of the Magic Trackpad. Unfortunately, I find it quite "Jumpy" when tracking around the screen. (My Mac is new iMac running the latest system software.) No one else who uses my computer (wife and daughter) like it or use. They always use the mouse. It's very nice for some things and so-so at other times. If it wasn't so jumpy for me on the tracking I'd give it a much better review.

    21 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Could not control

    • Written by from Mossyrock

    I like the mouse until I hover over something and it opens without me touching it. When I was surfing the web it would open windows or go to an item I was looking at. Got very frustrating. Sent emails before I finished typing if I move the mouse around. Tried all the different fixes in the support pages but nothing stopped it. Would be nice if that part was not as sensitive.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not like it

    • Written by

    As many others have said, it is just too touchy. Sometimes, I don't touch it at all and it selects as if I did. The dilemma here is that you can have a super sensitive touchpad that's incredibly difficult to control. Never thought that it would be a disappointing buy.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan yet...

    • Written by from Miramar

    Just bought this and really struggling with the right click capability (or rather lack thereof). Hoping time will get me more accepting of this limitation but for right now i give up and use the laptop trackpad.

    5 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Columbus

    The Trackpad is nice, but the angle is not good for people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Battery should be on top so the trackpad is not at a angle. We need to make a Wrist Rest to flatten out the Trackpad.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    carpal tunnel syndrome awaits you if you use a mouse a lot

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I switched from the magic mouse to this device as soon as it came out largely based on the positive review here in the mac store. After 3-4 weeks of using it, I've switched back to my magic mouse.

    I really like the trackpad and wanted to keep on using it but I started having pain in my wrist and in my forefinger knuckle which I've never had before. Using this device for long periods of time causes you to lift your wrist and forefinger into non-resting positions that will put a strain on these joints and muscles creating chronic pain.

    If you use your mouse a lot then do yourself a favor and DO NOT use this device. It works great if you only use your mouse occasionally but otherwise, save your money and stick to your mouse.

    123 of 145 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it. Returned it.

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    1. Great design! Sleek. Matches keyboard. Apple quality through and through.
    2. Mouse clicks were novel at first. Then, after about 100 times thumping my thumb on the bottom of this thing versus gentle finger clicks on a conventional mouse, it got very tiresome.

    Nice concept. For me, this didn't work. BTW, I'm on my forth Mac and I believe that this was the first time that I've ever returned a Mac product.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gravely Disappointed

    • Written by from Scotts Valley

    I've wanted a trackpad for years. My elbows are permanently bent and using the mouse to the side of the keyboard caused painful spasms. A wireless mouse zinged out of control, opening and closing things randomly, so I had to work with cords draped over the keyboard.
    I got the Magic Trackpad and a wireless keyboard--no numerical pad--over a month ago. I like the size of the Trackpad. It fits nicely in front of the keyboard, and it's easier to work without the cord over the keys. However, most of what I do is editing text, lots of cut-and-paste. Highlighting and pasting is a nightmare with the Trackpad. I tap it gently to select a word and it hightlights things I don't want to--and won't let go, even when I tap outside the page. This morning it highlighted the links on a webpage rather than opening the one I wanted. When I tapped on the desktop, it copied them! I tap to put the cursor in one place and it hasn't moved, so I add words in the wrong place. When I tried to firewire ONE folder from desktop to laptop it highlighted my whole hard drive and started opening EVERYTHING. I had to shut down the computer to make it stop.
    I'm ready to go back to my old wired mouse. With that I have some control.

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics Rethink Required

    • Written by from Calgary

    5 out of 5 for quality of construction, look, performance, software, etc.

    2 out of 5 for ergonomics. The Trackpad is built upside down. The fat end (the battery compartment) should be closest to your wrist so that your wrist is not angled up to place your fingers on the surface. There should be an option in the software to invert the device so it can be used "upside down".

    Barring that, or in conjunction with the software inversion option, there is good opportunity for someone to release a stand that raises the end of the pad closest to your body and includes a palm rest such that your wrist drapes over the pad.

    99 of 112 people found this useful