• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bad sensitivity

    • Written by from Houston

    IF YOU ARE A USER OF A MACBOOK PRO LIKE ME DONT SET YOUR HOPES ON THIS BEING LIKE THE BUILT IN PAD ON IT. SCROLLING OVER APPS OR MENU BAR WILL SUDDENLY LAUNCH OR OPEN UP A WINDOW. SOMETIMES THE DRAG LOCK WILL COME ON EVEN THOUGH IT IS DISABLED. I EXCHANGED THE FIRST ONE THINKING IT WAS DEFECTIVE BUT THAT IS THE WAY IT IS, NO SENSITIVITY SETTING? RIDICULOUS! IF YOU WERE USED TO USING YOUR TRACK PAD ON YOUR MACBOOK FOR PHOTOSHOP OR GOOGLE EARTH GOOD LUCK!

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    That track pad is the Nuts for iOS developer

    • Written by from Quebec

    So many tricks you can do with the trackpad and xCode, swipe left, swipe right, 3 fingers up, down, 4 fingers up, down... double click, everything is supported !!

    But when holding a file and sliding it somewhere in the screen, it is a little bit more complicated, but otherwise, it's the nuts :)

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No contest!

    • Written by from North Saint Paul

    I had the magic mouse and wasn't comfortable with how fast the battery got spent or lack of left click options... so got the trackpad and WHALA! This is an amazing product that I will have a hard time ever going to anything else. Battery life is great and with the two finger taps... I have everything I want. Set on just a slight touch I am able to go much faster in games than any mouse user. Great job Apple!

    Was switching internet usage and the tech was flabbergasted at this product. No doubt he and his partner will be more trackpad users.

    I cant wait to see Apples next great idea!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    You can have my trackpad when you pry my cold, dead fingers from it. It works great and only took a couple of hours to get used to. Just note that it's very sensitive so a carelessly dragged finger can do things you don't want it to do. One thing it does do that the directions don't say is that three finger swipe up or down takes you to the top or bottom of the page. Scroll bars are so 20th century.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW. Couldn't be easier.

    • Written by from Evergreen Park

    I tried one of these babies at an Apple store and knew I had to have one. When I ordered my new Mac shortly thereafter, I got a Magic Trackpad with it. Wow. I had the basic functions down in a few minutes; I don't know where the "monster learning curve" review came from, but this couldn't be easier. What's even better is, no sore wrist after a couple hours of heavy-duty computer use. I'm very happy with this, to the point where my PC-user friends are seething with jealousy. Thanks, Apple, for another fantastic design.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple tops the Magic Mouse + some.

    • Written by from provo

    I first got the Magic Mouse when it came out, and I thought Apple could not beat what they did. But wait... one more thing!! Its Apple.

    The MTP took me some time to get used to, but once I did, I have not even touched my magic mouse since. its so easy to use, and once you get used to the TONS of gestures that you can do it makes it even more useful. I sync it with my MacBook Pro at work with my Duel monitors. Unreal how easy it is to use.

    con. like i said it does take some getting used to if you don't use one on your laptop, and your wrist might get stiff or soar, but that goes away after like the first day! I love my MTP.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the pain.

    • Written by from Pittsfield

    A monster learning curve and not even slightly user friendly. Quitting smoking may be easier than getting 100% adept at using the MT.

    It is obvious why many users just go back to the mouse. Life is too short and there are more important things to get done before it's over.

    BUT! If you stick with it, you'll grow to love the thing and your days of the mouse are over.

    Dan

    36 of 49 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad review

    • Written by from Sheboygan

    I just got my trackpad today and was easy to set up. WOW, what an amazing toy. I love what all the gestures do, you can switch between windows, make print bigger or smaller and much more. Goodbye mouse. Hello new and improved technology.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major design flaw for desktop computers

    • Written by from Golden

    When you replace the batteries, which is often, you are forced to do a hard restart of the Mac. The computer will not automatically recognize the trackpad and you cannot reach the connect with Bluetooth via the keyboard. You can keep a corded mouse around for this monthly battery change but I haven't had one of those in a few years. You also have to keep a quarter handy to change the battery because they weren't smart enough to provide a knob or handle of some sort.

    As for function, the trackpad is better than a mouse but not as good as a quality trackball. If something on your desk (like the coin you frequently need) gets under the trackpad, you can't click until it's removed.

    38 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse Replacement.

    • Written by from Portage

    I was skeptical about this product at first. Now after using it...I will never go back to using a traditional mouse again.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing rocks!

    • Written by from Beaver Dam

    I finally pried open my wallet to get the trackpad and it was soooo worth it!! It works so much better than the magic mouse ever did. Totally easy to set up and use. It took me about 10 seconds to get used to using it. Buy this product - you won't regret it.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Remember to look at your settings and gestures!

    • Written by from Berrien Springs

    Understanding how to actually use your Magic Trackpad can make a load of difference.

    For one, reading from some of the reviews, some have a hard time understanding highlighting or dragging windows around. Remember to use 3 fingers to do this. Want to highlight text? Easy, just swipe the mouse over the text you want to highlight using 3 fingers and it selects it while you're swiping. No "clicking" is involved. Also, want to drag a window, same thing, drag using 3 fingers. Again, no having to 'click and hold down' while doing this.

    Reset some of your options in the system prefs for when you tap two fingers, it's the same as a right-click on a mouse and it brings up the contextual menu. Scroll using two fingers....much easier than a mouse-wheel in my opinion. There still isn't a good way to "middle" that I can find. They need to put an option to where 3 finger tap is a middle click. That would work.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magical!!!

    • Written by from Nea Kifissia/Athens

    Truly Magical...!!! The Magic Trackpad sits next to my keyboard and is a natural extension of it!!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    very cool but...

    • Written by from Debary

    Just got my magic track pad in the mail today like all of it except when i have to click and highlight or click and drag. other than that it works great and looks really nice.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, who needs a mouse?

    • Written by from Pto Pollensa

    This wonderful invention came to my attention while trying to decide which mouse to buy. After reading the reviews of all, I decided to give it a try along with the keyboard with a numeric pad. I love it !!!! This has to help dramatically with over use injuries for those of us who work on computers all day everyday. After many years of using computers I now have problems with my Mouse hand, arm and neck. The track pad seemed to be a logical solution and I am sure, after having used it for a day, that it will be.

    It took me a few moments and a little reading to find what was needed to achieve the same things you can with a mouse and I have not looked back. Tapping two relaxed fingers instead of a right click for example. This is a much better hand placement than gripping a mouse and trying to move your middle finger while the hand is in an un-natural position. With the track pad, the hand is relaxed, open and you do not need to rest the wrist on the desk, hindering blood flow.

    As with each product Mac, I know I will never look back.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Non tech solution

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I bought my Magic Track Pad yesterday and have been really impressed with it. I have arthritis and the mouse was becoming a problem. It took a little while to get used to and I am still in the learning mode. There were many comments about the slant and several solutions in the reviews. I tried turning it around and still was not right for me. I put a paper pad (my 6' x4" new post-it pad sacrificed for the cause) just slightly larger then the trackpad underneath it to level it off. I put my bean bag wrist support next to it at the bottom and I am good to go. I had already been using my wireless keypad that way - so it was level so not surprising I would prefer that position. I think this position also makes the push down clicking easier. For people with hand issues these little adjustments can make a difference.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Alexandria

    So much more precise than a mouse and it also really compliments the Apple keyboard with numeric keypad available for iMac. Mine works either in front or behind the display for up to several feet; the bluetooth makes for many options. If you're not a savvy user of trackpads (such as with a laptop), it's probably not meant for you to have magic trackpad. Many of the bad reviews on here appear to be written by users who weren't previously trackpad users. If that applies to you, get a wired mouse. If you're like me and love the more technologically-savvy option, get the magic trackpad; it's awesome!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should default the option to switch the wrist angle...

    • Written by from CALGARY

    I purchased the M Tp yesterday and quickly noted that the wrist angle was going to be an ergonomic issue. Then I noticed the below suggestion from another reviewer that enables you to easily change the orientation (& therefore wrist angle) when using the M Tp!

    A big thanks to the reviewer "CT from San Francisco" who shared it!! The M Tp would have been returned had I not seen this...


    Some have complained about the slant angle, but there is a hidden default that lets you invert or flip it as needed. Enter this command in Terminal (will prompt for root password), then restart your Mac or reconnect the Magic Trackpad:

    sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES

    Now place the Magic Trackpad in desired orientation on your desk and drop all 5 fingers on it (outstretched towards the edges not scrunched up). The coordinates of the trackpad automatically flip so all cursor and gesture motions match the new hand orientation.

    118 of 125 people found this useful