• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be magic if it didn't require batteries

    • Written by from Houston

    Considering only this thing's function as an input device, it's wonderful. I love having the vocabulary of gestural inputs on the big trackpad. But in day-to-day life its infrastructural requirements—namely batteries—leave much to be desired. This thing sits in one spot on my desk. Why must it eat batteries? I have plenty of available USB ports. The trackpad should just use one of them and be done with the need for interrupting my work to be fed more expensive & environmentally unfriendly batteries.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magic cursor movement

    • Written by from Whitewater

    Maybe I just have a defective trackpad. I've tried this trackpad on two different computers (MacPro and iMac) and have the same result. After about 20 seconds of ok use, the cursor starts moving on it's own - by magic! If tap to click is enabled, programs and odd Web sites will start on their own (due to random mouse movement and clicks on the screen which can give some very odd results). If I don't use it for a minute it will calm down, but it is a real pain to use. In 20 years, this is one of only one or two Apple products I need to return.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One word "AWESOME"

    • Written by from Gulfport

    I've been a Mac user for quite a while now and always thought that the Trackpad would be similar to my PC laptop at work, so I have been hesitant to give up my Magic Mouse for a Trackpad. A friend of mine said "You HAVE to get one, they are AWESOME." So I bought one, and yes, it is AWESOME. Scrolling, pinch&zoom, page back/forward, show desktop, this thing does it all. Magic Mouse has been retired! Oh BTW, my wife doesn't yell at me any any more "STOP THAT CLICKING!!!"

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I give up.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Trackpad works fine for awhile, then the problems starts:

    * Tracking goes from smooth to all over the screen
    * Touch to click so sensitive, it causes multiple unintentional clicks
    * Clicking starts to highlight sections of information
    * Clicking starts to open unwanted menus

    Have to shut down and restart to "reset" the trackpad. Went back to the USB mouse-- which is working just fine.

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from VIGNATE

    The Magic Trackpad is F A N T A S T I C. I am very satisfy about that product!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    bad sensitivity

    • Written by from Houston


    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.


    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