• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great unit, BUT!...

    • Written by from las vegas

    This unit an acquired taste, give it a couple days! ...my only question is why I keep getting a pointer atop the apple icon at the upper left of my screen at startup?! Anyone?

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing product

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    After the wireless magic mouse broke down, I hesitantly placed an order for the trackpad. My wife, who is technophobic, did not like the idea. I was running Mac OS 10.5 and had to upgrade to 10.6 (which was long due anyways). One I paired the device, the initial setup did not automatically prompt me to download updates and therefore the trackpad icon did not show up in System Preferences. I could not utilize most of trackpad features until I manually updated. Once the process was complete, I was able to use the trackpad and instantly realized how great it was. The only issue so far is that when I click and drag, then let go once done dragging, I feel the cursor "sticky" for a fraction of a second. I wonder if anyone else has the same feeling.

    Oh and for my wife, she's impressed too and has been using it without any complaints.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool, but needs improvement

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    I really enjoy using the the Magic Trackpad on my MacBook. Although, there's a weird side effect that compelled me to purchase the wireless keypad as well:

    After installing the Magic Trackpad software update, the MacBook trackpad has picked up some of the characteristics, such as tap to click. The result is that when typing on the MacBook's keyboard (not wireless keyboard), my palm touches the MacBook trackpad and causes the cursor to jump around the page. If I'm not watching, the input gets badly garbled. If I'm closely watching the screen, I end fixing the text and moving the cursor to where it was intended (very annoying). Hmm, maybe the Apple software engineers could offer users the choice of disabling the MacBook trackpad when the Magic Trackpad is connected, as well as using different settings than the Magic Trackpad. As of now, when the Magic Trackpad is disconnected, and I want to use the MacBook keypad, the trackpad settings need to be changed to minimize cursor dislocation problems.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Chambersburg

    It has taken a little learning to get used to b/c I always used some sort of mouse with my laptops and have not owned a magic mouse.

    Being honest, there are a couple of times I have thought of reselling my Magic Trackpad. However, after sticking with it now for about 2 weeks, I am very glad I bought it. I still find a mouse faster in some applications and uses, but the gestures on this trackpad are just too convenient!

    It's preferences pane is amazing with quick video-assisted help built right in and the trackpad is VERY customizable. In the future I would like to see software allowing even more customization such as a tablet-mimic option... but, hey, I'm "wowed" for now!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad needs software too!

    • Written by from Brockville

    Apple rushed the product manual out without instructions for finding the software to make the trackpad work or even show up in system preferences. It was quite difficult to find. After purchasing and installing Snow Leopard (and upgrading the software for it) I still could not get it to function. I finally found the trackpad software in the U.S. store under products update DL1066. Once I got it paired in Bluetooth it worked as advertised! Fantastic! This is a big improvement over the mighty mouse.
    I hope this saves everyone the hassle I had. A big "oops" for Apple not posting a caveat.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad

    • Written by from COCOA

    This is simply an awesome mouse. Fun to use . Takes a little getting used to.
    Do not drop ! I dropped mine shattered the pad. Still works but I'm going to have to buy a new one .

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    needs sensitivity adjustments

    • Written by from Newton

    Everything it says it does, it really does. A lovely instruction video is a big step forward. In my home, with my old Mac Pro, I have to set speed, double click speed etc. to extreme values, but it works. The only problem is the sensitivity of the one finger touch. Perhaps my room is too humid or too dry such that static electricity is active, but when one finger touch is active, I get lots of unwanted actions. Maybe there will be a software fix or a new sensitivity button

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    but, needs to be "iPad Ready."

    • Written by from Oak Hill

    Love this product, but would really like to see drivers for the ipad!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product only if>>>>

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    Add drivers so it can be used on apple tv and the ipad

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but could be better....

    • Written by from Buda

    Nice but could be better if you could reprogram it to do some things in FinalCut and when you are in Pages it could do something else. Have defaults and then the user could change to the shortcuts they want per application.

    Thanks!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    fantastic!

    • Written by from issaquah

    I am huge fan of this device. It's totally replaced the mouse for my desktop systems. Using the trackpad to control the pointer is much more effortless then having to move the mouse and gestures provide a considerably increased level of control and thus productivity.

    It did take a while to get accuracy up to the level of a mouse with a high quality mousing surface but the learning curve is worth it.

    The only thing I think is holding this product back is the fact additional gesture controls cannot be configured without 3rd party software (which, although effective, does not have the same recognition accuracy as apple build technology).

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Great Product. Bought the Magic Trackpad along with the wireless keyboard and love the setup. At first the Trackpad was performing slow ... had to upgrade to 10.6.3 Snow Leopard, then check for software updates (on Mac), this allows you to upgrade to 10.6.4, after 10.6.4 is installed you may need to do one more software update which will have the update for the Trackpad. After I did this the whole setup is working perfectly!!.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Cameron

    We bought this because my other half was tired of going from mouse to his multi touch pad on his macbook pro. This was a better solution than toting a mouse everywhere with the laptop. A seamless transition once the drivers had been downloaded.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Depends on the usage, good or great.

    • Written by from Helsinki

    Depending on the use case Magic Trackpad is either good or great. Gestures are handy and the size of the trackpad is near perfect.

    The only downside is that mouse dragging is more difficult than with traditional mouse. This can be compensated a little by using the thumb to click and index finger to drag but it's still not optimal. "Only" 4 out of 5 stars because of this.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good

    • Written by from Little Rock

    nice large ultra-responsive trackpad. easy to scroll and work with. my 14 month used to play with the magic mouse and had beaten, eaten and destroyed it almost to death. Cometh the trackpad, she doesnt care much for it and just scratches it a few times, looks uninterested in it and goes away to let me go about my buisness. whew. thanks apple for providing a good alternative. other trackpads are so tiny and useless that you need to scroll twice across to get to the screen. this one covers the whole 52 inch tv screen in one scroll. good buy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    its good but not the same as the one on macbook pro

    • Written by from perth

    It would be really cool if you could include jestures in the magic trackpad like the macbook pro

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it! Great alternative to the Mighty Mouse!

    • Written by from Setauket

    After trying the Trackpad in the Apple Store and wondering if I'd get used to it, I have to say that after half a day the Magic Trackpad won me over. I wasn't sure about it because it's the same game as the trackpad on my Macbook Pro - I've been a mouse lover my whole computer life. But the difference is the increased tapping area due it's bigger size over the one on my MBPro. The gestures are so useful and my iMac actually seems faster to me because the tapping is faster than clicking on the mouse! A winner! Give it a try... you'll love it!

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it love it love it

    • Written by from TORRINGTON

    I would have given it five stars if it had a number lock and could double as a number pad.

    7 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Is it Comfortable?

    • Written by from fenton

    After 5 days of use, im begining to get comfortable using it.
    My main concern was how comfortable it would be to use since I didn't really enjoy the low profile feel of the magic mouse.

    Initially, I wanted to rest my entire hand on the trackpad. This worked, but I felt like I had to be too careful not to move my other fingers, or I would get unstable results. Doing this left me felling somewhat tense while using the trackpad.

    Today, I started resting my hand on the desk while only using my index finger to navigate the trackpad. This seems to be the most comfortable, and accurate way to use the trackpad. I'm finding this to be the most effortless way to navigate a computer.

    I love the 4 finger swipes to get to other running applications or to get to the desktop.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use like the MacBook trackpad

    • Written by from Coquitlam

    I bought the trackpad to go with my Bluetooth Apple Keyboard. It functions like a bigger version of the recent MacBook's trackpad.

    Problem is, I was hoping to use the Magic Trackpad while sitting around on the couch/sofa. In order to use the clickable/press-able trackpad button, I need to set it down on a solid surface.

    Otherwise, it's a great product. Works perfectly and I would highly recommend it. I just wish I could use it on my lap, the couch or anything that's not-so-solid.

    10 of 11 people found this useful