• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Game changer

    • Written by from Stony Plain

    I'll never buy a mouse again. Having a large trackpad just makes so much sense in terms of usability and ergonomics.

    I was pretty hyped about, and it's actually BETTER than I expected :)

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like the large size

    • Written by from Austin

    I have big hands and love the size of this trackpad. I have an adjustable keyboard tray and "floating" Circular mouse tray. As much as I love my magic mouse, my wife has arthritis and was constantly picking up and moving the mouse to a new spot on the tray. I thought this would help her but she doesn't like trying to remember Multi finger commands. So we use both ...sometimes simultaneously! Good build quality and flexible. Remember to update your software.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic!

    • Written by from ucluelet

    i love this thing!! i've always been a fan of the track pads on laptops and love all the extra features this has! re-placed my magic mouse, which re-placed my mighty mouse, which.... well you get the idea!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    miraculous

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I have limited desk space and using a mouse has always been a challenge. The magic trackpad is wonderful. Very intuitive swiping, but you do have to read the directions and of course download the separate MT software from Support. It's very fast and I suspect it will do a lot to alleviate mouse fatigue (carpal and otherwise).
    Try enabling "Tap to Click" because it's much easier- the physical click forces you to bear down fairly hard, which isn't ideal.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I never touch a mouse again...

    • Written by from Hamburg

    OH MY GOD...
    I never had a "cursor experience" like this on my Computer,
    and i'll never touch a mouse again!
    :)
    But seriously, from an hours-and-hours of working kinda of perspective,
    it is a great relieve to my hands, wrists and arms.
    Thoses were killing me before the new aliminuim keyboards came out
    (who wants to pound on the MacBookPro alle the time instead of using
    external devices such as keyboard and mouse?), and it got better after that.
    But the mouse was still an issue, for instance the new Magic Mouse, sorry Apple, felt like pusing around a brick on the desk!

    But this Trackpad could easily be sold as an orthopedic device
    THANK YOU APPLE, that thing is a blast!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Tiring on the hand; no place to rest fingers

    • Written by from SURREY

    I love the trackpad on my MacBook Pro, and I hate my Apple Magic mouse, so I decided to get this one for use when my MacBook Pro is docked. I thought this trackpad was a no-brainer and was sure it would be great. Unfortunately I was quite wrong.

    There's no place to rest the hand/fingers on this trackpad, so it's very tiring on the hand after a few minutes of use. I constantly find myself searching for a place to rest my fingers, but obviously if you touch the surface, that registers as a mouse move or click. Very annoying. The surface area is much bigger than the trackpad on the MacBooks, and is larger than the size of my palm (I have normal sized hands), so I can't hug around it either without at least a few fingers touching the surface. Its being elevated off the desk doesn't help things either.

    Aside from that major issue, the surface is actually very good, cursor tracking is very accurate, multi-finger gestures work really well, software support is great, i.e. it's an excellent piece of technology with a bad / non-ergonomic design. I would have liked it much better if the active area was smaller and the borders had bands of non-sensitive areas where one could rest his(or her) fingers. I'll see if I can attach something to it to that effect, though we shouldn't need to do that.

    11 of 13 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

  • 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