• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This should have been standard with my imac27

    • Written by from Mahtomedi

    We have a Macbook Pro, and I love the way the track pad works on it. When I bought my iMac 27, I was immediately disappointed with the terrible little Magic Mouse that came with it.

    The Magic Trackpad is so much better than a Magic Mouse, that it's not even a fair comparison. The only tasks that a Magic Mouse may be able to do better are those that require very fine pointer control. Otherwise, the Magic Trackpad is far superior and (IMO) should be standard equipment that is shipped with Mac desktops.

    Bravo, Apple. This is a very, very good product and well worth the $69 price. Can I get Apple Store credit if I mail in my paperweight / Magic Mouse? ;-)

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad? Pretty Much!

    • Written by from Oregon city

    It's amazing how easy it is to use! Your fingers really glide on the surface. It's really nice if you have a small desk and are tired of using a mouse. FIVE STARS!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works very well, i think i'm going to stop using a mouse

    • Written by from New York

    responsive, big, easy to use, and the three finger grab is really, really, really useful. i haven't used the new multi-touch macbooks, so this is all new to me. but i really like it on the desktop.

    the software is pretty great too, lots of customization, but not so much as to render your computer unusable to other people.

    highly recommended UNLESS you have a 30 inch screen--its barely big enough to cover my 24", and i can't drag stuff from one 24" screen to another (i have two). isn't a problem, though, because i don't drag stuff across two screens. but i do drag across one, and if i had a 30" this trackpad would be a little infuriating.

    but almost no one has a 30" screen, so the trackpad is still awesome.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing

    • Written by from Hornell

    Ever since purchasing a MacBook Pro earlier this year I always felt that my iMac was missing out on some of the great features available through the trackpad. The gestures, though simple and natural, help me save time doing tasks I frequently do. I no longer have to go move my mouse pointer to a specific location to perform some functions (like scrolling) or have to switch over to the keyboard to perform a command. The Magic Trackpad brings this great experience to my iMac in a way that parallels the experience provided on a MacBook, but with the bigger size you'd expect for your bigger computer. I personally find the click on the Magic Trackpad to be better than the MacBook's touchpad. Definitely worth the money.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea with small long term problem

    • Written by from San Diego

    Works great but...the angle is wrong. With a laptop the trackpad is flush with the keyboard and your fingers hang freely on top of it. With the magic pad you have to hold up your wrist and pressure builds at the joint. I can see some class action carpal tunnel lawsuits in Apple's future. (btw I have no medical issues with my wrist and I'm feeling discomfort)

    I've reconnected my mouse and only using the trackpad for gestures. Someone will offer a pad that will elevate your arm soon enough. Or maybe I'll cut a hole in my desk so the battery area will be recessed and the pad is flat...

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from TIMMINS

    Truly brings the Macbook trackpad to the desktop user. Very happy.

    However, wouldn't it have been a much better idea to have it integrated into the existing MAC keyboards (short or long) rather than having it as a stand-alone accessory?

    28 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad Awesome for Limited mobility

    • Written by from Whitehorse

    I love the Magic Trackpad. I am right handed, and my right hand has limited use and movement, and I find that the trackpad works awesome, since I can just use the two fingers that work well on my right hand instead of the whole hand to move the mouse.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    • Written by from Houston

    I have two of these now. One for my Mac Mini connected to my HDTV and one for my MacBook Air. I really can't say anything I don't like about the trackpad. I just love it!

    It also works perfectly with my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (w/Jelly Bean). With that said, you would think it would also work with the iPad (iOS 6.1.2), but nope, it doesn't. Hey Apple, that's something to consider. I'll use the Tab 2 more now, especially in bed, so I don't have to reach up and touch the screen when reading or playing. :-)

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes using a MPB as a desktop replacement a joy

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I use my MBP in many different places but primarily at my office desk. When in the office, I want to use the MBP as a desktop replacement, so I purchased a Thunderbolt Display. When first using the MBP - Thunderbolt Display combination, I found using MBP keyboard and trackpad awkward.

    As part of a solution, I purchased a Magic Trackpad. This would allow the MBP to sit back with the Thunderbolt Display. My fear was that it would not have the same feel as the MBP trackpad or that it would be difficult to use. My fears were unfounded!! It works every bit as well! In fact, the Magic Trackpad is so light and easy to use, I usually pack it for on-the-road use.

    Apple got this perfect! 5 stars!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lag, bad precision

    • Written by from Linkoping

    There is a rubber band feeling and bad precision due to lag. Either due to the bluetooth or for other reasons. It has nothing to do with acceleration settings or whatever. There sure is a time lag of about 30ms which makes it almost useless

    27 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gift for the 'rents

    • Written by from Omaha

    I bought the magic trackpad as a Christmas present for my parents. They use it with their iMac and love it! it has plenty of space to move your fingers and clicking does not take a lot of force. Battery life is really good, too.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I fell in love with this peripheral at the 5th Ave Apple Store where it is paired with nearly all iMacs on display. It's not ergonomic when standing but when seated normally, I find it to be a perfect angle. For several years I have been using a Kensington Expert Mouse and its angle did cause discomfort after some time so I had to take frequent breaks which wasn't always good for productivity.

    So far I haven't had any issues with the trackpad. Time will tell I suppose, particularly regarding the battery life as many have mentioned. I used to despise tap-to-click but now I embrace it. It's a perfect match for my late-2011 MPB. When I'm at home it sits on a stand and I use the slim wired keyboard and the trackpad. This is a pretty sweet setup.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product... with a few oddities!

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    Works great, however sometimes it looses contact with my Macbook Pro and then connects seconds later. When it re-connects it causes the top window on my display to shift ever so slightly, which can be distracting. Also if it is not on a flat surface it will not click. If you get dust or any other type of desktop debris on the feet it won't work. Knowing this I keep mine clean and don't have a problem. You could play a joke on someone by purposely making the feet un even and watch them try to figure it out!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from New Albany

    Love the Magic Trackpad. The multi-touch gestures make it so convenient, and easy to use. Takes up much less space than a typical mouse, and does so much more. Highly recommended.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ...so unsure to begin with

    • Written by from WALSALL

    ...the mouse is dead, that's all I have to say.....I caress my mac now :-)

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and smooth

    • Written by from Dammam

    Just tried it out. I have Lion installed and it is super easy to navigate with it. I even dare to say it can beat trackpad of mac laptops.

    I think in the future they should have it the default accessory for new macs.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Large Learning curve

    • Written by from Waterloo

    I bought a Magic Trackpad over a week ago and I am just finally becoming comfortable with it. In fact, I am beginning to absolutely LOVE it. If you are an old ex windows (like me) be prepared fora long learning curve. Well worth the effort when you get there!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Corning

    I was told by a fellow photographer friend that I should have the Magic Trackpad because it would make my workflow go so much easier ( I use Adobe Lightroom ). I was having trouble with the MM as well as my Wacom tablet (using the pen) when adjusting. I use the Magic Mouse as well and when I got it I was very pleased by what that could do however I just received my Magic Trackpad today and can say it does a lot more. It make my work flow with LR extremely easy and just using my computer for anything has made me more "one with the computer" Best $ I have spent yet. Apple (Steve Jobs etc) is/are amazing.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless

    • Written by from Yonkers

    I just put this in front of my computer and started using it. After a day I put the mouse and trackball away. I use logic 9 quite a bit and I find this works well. No issues. As far as battery life, I didn't even realize this thing took a battery! I've had no power issues at all and it's been a couple of months.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does a lot with minimal movement of hands

    • Written by from Campbell

    This product is awesome. It gives me all the movements that a mouse does and then some, and that with minimal movement of hand. Click and double click are intuitive. What is not intuitive, though, is that you can do page backward and page forward, show desktop, show all the applications running, zoom, rotate and scroll horizontally and vertically, again, with minimal movement of hand.

    If there is one thing I would change in this product, it'll be the angle at which it rests. I preferred if the slope was away from me so that palm was higher than finger tips. Nevertheless, I still believe this track pad is the best "mouse" ever invented.

    13 of 17 people found this useful