• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    broke after 7 months

    • Written by from Yelm

    I bought this product together with my imac 27" about 7 month ago. It work fine and loved it. I am a photographer and I use my mac for editing mainly. Two days ago it stop working, changed batteries, nothing. It act like it has a mind of its own. I doesn't response anymore to any finger movement or sometimes skip from one side to the other side on the screen. Very annoying. Having not bough a mouse with it I need to run back to the apple store and try to exchange it. Will posed their response later when I am back.

    6 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great first impressions.

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    While I still need to get accustomed to the trackpad, I believe that this will work for me very well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Los angeles

    have been using it for about ten minutes and i LOVE it, works great. looks good. feels good. Makes everything alot easier compared to that old wireless mouse i was using. I recommend this to anyone!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving the Trackpad!

    • Written by from San mateo

    I wasn't sure how much I would like the Trackpad after testing it at the Apple store. It was awkward standing over it with my wrist bent, and down right painful after a few minutes of use.

    However, after a few minutes of use at home with my new iMac, I love this thing. It is so much easier, ergonomic, and less fatiguing than a mouse. The various finger controls, swipes, and pinches make this thing a joy to use. I think my mouse might go the way of the floppy disk.

    I read many complaints that the angle of the trackpad is bad, but I hardly notice it. Best new apple purchase I have made in a while. Absolutely loving the trackpad, and highly recommend it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Utility Good; longevity bad

    • Written by from Rockville

    I love the functionality and the design. However I've had my $70 track pad just over a year and it's dead. I've had regular old mice that cost me $20 for nearly 20 years without breaking and this thing is dead. Verified dead. Sorry Apple but I can't afford $70 to replace this thing. I'm switching back to my Microsoft mouse and keyboard.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good

    • Written by from Paris

    Nothing better than touching the screen directly....

    6 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Throw away your mouse.

    • Written by from Mission

    Took me about 2 days to get used to using this and will never go back to a mouse again. Less fatiguing, less desktop real estate required and all around more useful for your iMac. Gives you access to gestures impractical with any mouse. I realize there is always a matter of personal preference involved, but if you're in debating between the mouse or the trackpad, I think you will find the trackpad to be miles ahead in terms of usability. Absolutely LOVE it!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As it should be!

    • Written by from Aurora

    I've been using the Magic Trackpad for some time now. I thought it was time to give a review of this little wonder. I have only had to replace the batteries once. I got the best batteries available. I use my Mac everyday so my Magic Trackpad gets quite a work out. I keep it clean by using a soft damp cloth once in a while making sure that I keep it looking it's best. I would never consider using anything else now that I've had the Magic Trackpad.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Former Windows User

    • Written by from Dawsonville

    My previous experience with trackpads were windows laptops provided by my employer. Like all my co-workers I carried a mouse in my bag as I could not use the small pad effectively. When I purchased my iMac in Feb. I added the trackpad as an addition to the Magic Mouse hoping it would have the functionality of the gestures I use on my iPad. I VERY seldom use the mouse now, when I do it is because it is a more precise device. PROS: Makes Mountain Lion sing, much better than my friends Windows 8 27" touchscreen (I save on windex) I use the Twelve South Magic Wand so can lean back and use from my lap. CONS: Not quite as precise as a mouse (at least for me) and I invested in rechargeable batteries as it is a battery hog.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by from Sinnai

    I started loving it since the first minute of use, really. My workflow is just faster, easier and less energy consuming because it takes less to move your fingers than to move the whole arm and a mouse. Will keep my review short but there are a lot of other positive considerations that i could make. Apple really makes amazing products and i hope it will continue with this route even without the amazing mind of steve :(

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage product.

    • Written by from san diego

    Rubber bottom thingies break off, and impossible to replace. Works when it wants, and hogs batteries. Too bad because it's very useful when it wants to be.

    15 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product/idea, poor execution/design

    • Written by from San Diego

    They should really make a version on this product that integrates with their wired keyboard and numeric pad through the USB ports on the side. Many of the programs I would use this product with require the use of the numeric pad, which isn't available on the wireless keyboard.
    However I do realize that I could purchase two trackpads, and use the Mobee Magic Numbpad with one, leaving the other for a complete touch interface, however the MagicWand product would not be able to connect all three products together to form a single keyboard that includes both a trackpad and numeric pad.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad orientation

    • Written by from Walnut

    Couldn't get the terminal orientation suggestion to work, and yes the track pad needs to be turned with batteries to operator. However, I run a newspaper/print shop and have always used a half-inch riser under the keypad which makes it flat and more comfortable for me. Just did the same with touchpad. All OK.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Single-use item

    • Written by from Houston

    So, the batteries got stuck after a couple of weeks of no use. The battery door would not, could not budge. I bent a few coins, since the slot is rounded and will not fit a screwdriver. Tried a few cycles of heating and cooling, including butane. Finally I removed the rubber pad under the battery compartment, exposing two small holes. Used these holes to soak the insides with vinegar (great for removing battery corrosion) for two full days. But the door still would not budge. In the end I used a bit too much force, and the front surface cracked. So now it's useless.
    This is a design problem. I will not be replacing it.

    15 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Preferred over Mouse

    • Written by from Powell

    I rarely use this. Mainly only for fast switching between desktops only when playing EQ. I use a trackball for my main mouse ( I prefer not to move a mouse around at all ) and it's still using original battery...But I have to change out the battery almost monthly on this track pad even when not in use. I keep trying to turn it off and yet always find it on, what a waste of battery. I even sleeked disconnect on iMac when not using it, but always find it connected later. And now and then I see, "Cannot find device" 3 seconds later "device found", the keyboard does this at times as well.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, yet distance from perfect.

    • Written by from Dorchester

    The track pad is of good quality, with a certain weaknesses that I would like to mention.

    I've used the trackpad on the old MacBook Pro, the new MacBook Air, and the new MacBook Pro Retina. If I would to rate the "ease to tap (click)" the trackpad, both lineup of the MacBook Pro score solid 5 star from me. MacBook Air's trackpad being a 4, since it requires a bit more force to tap, and the magic trackpad being a 3, because it needs the most force to tap. Hence, the most unconfortable one.

    Another weaknesses is the battery consumption. Compare to Apple's wireless keyboard, the magic trackpad needs new batteries every 3~4 months or so, whereas the wireless keyboard, well that's hard to estimate, because it still shows a solid 100% in my keyboard settings, after 3~4 months of usage.

    I can understand why the magic trackpad uses more power here, its due to its design, they always need to keep the entire surface electrolyzed to keep it functioning. If they can fix the tapping feel on the magic trackpad, I would give it a 5 star review.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    worked great ... until it didn't

    • Written by from PLYMOUTH

    after a couple years of clicking, something has failed inside so that the mouse behaves insanely - spontaneously jumping around the screen, opening windows on it's own, and not responding to gestures. From search of forums, it looks like this is not an uncommon eventuality with trackpads, and apple of course ignores the subject.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why replace AA batteries in 2013?

    • Written by from Placentia

    This device eats AA batteries which must be periodically replaced or recharged. Even worse, the pad's response time is slightly slower than the pad on a Macbook Pro, which makes navigation annoying.

    24 of 30 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as trackpads on Macbooks

    • Written by from North York

    I found the trackpad to work okay with my Mac Mini but I didn't enjoy it as much as the trackpad on my 13" Macbook . I'm using a 24" monitor so maybe the size made a difference. I found my logitech mouse to be quicker and more precise. The bluetooth connectivity was solid however. Overall, this pad is alright.

    4 of 8 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.

    10 of 12 people found this useful