• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As good as it gets

    • Written by from Grand Junction

    Just another great product from apple. If you use a unibody MacBook pro but miss the great touch pad when using your iMac, Mac mini, or Mac pro then this is exactly what you need. I thought the pad on the a book pro was huge, but this pad is a lot larger and you can use all the gestures that you use on you MacBook. Also the smoothness of the glass surface feels great plus it won't show any wear patterns like the plastic one and the sensitivity doesn't change over time.

    Once again Apple delivers a stunning product no one else seem to be able to figure out. No wonder apple is the worlds most valuable company.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    there's only one thing missing on the trackpad to be rated 5 stars

    • Written by from BOSTON

    The accelerometer...

    with the trackpad sensitive to the gravity, many games played on iPad, iPhone or iPod could also be played on a iMac using the magic trackpad as a intermediary since would be kind of heavy to hold the screen-monitor on a iMac to play labyrinth, doodle jump, temple ruin, etc...

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, ideal for MacBook's - couple of issues

    • Written by from Murphy

    OVERVIEW
    The main reason I use the Magic Trackpad is to have consistency of use between when I'm working at home at my desk vs working directly from the MacBook. The Magic Trackpad is ideal for this however, there are a couple issues I've found that make it a bit of a challenge.

    CHALLENGES:
    (1) The Magic Trackpad has a fairly short battery life, especially when compared to the wireless keyboard. If you're considering the Trackpad, be sure to also get the rechargeable batteries from Apple or other rechargeable AA batteries because you will go through them.

    (2) The Trackpad has an issue with the click action in that it will stick for no apparent reason. The device has never come in contact with any liquids or anything sticky but when in frequent use, it will stick and I'll have to raise it slightly off the table and drop it to unstick it. This can be very frustrating particularly when you're working with engineering diagrams or editing photos.

    SUMMARY
    In concept and purpose, I should give this device 5 stars but in execution, I can only give it 3 stars. If Apple would improve this device to enable the battery to last as long as the keyboard or to resolve the sticking issues with the click feature, this would actually be a perfect device.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is really magic from Apple

    • Written by from Toronto

    I made a good decision switching to Apple. They really make quality products with unique design. The magic trackpad is awesome. I can't go back using a mouse. The trackpad is very easy to use, little hard to learn in the beginning but you will get used to it.

    Thank you Apple

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just the thing.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I got the Magic Trackpad to replace an aging wireless USB mouse whose responsiveness had always been a little spotty and that ate batteries.

    This new device is great. It's bigger than the trackpad on the laptop, so I can just reach over and use it without looking. The bluetooth connection is flawless, and the sensitivity of the response matched my existing settings right out of the box.

    Especially with OS X Lion's switch to inverted scrolling and making gestures (swipe up/down/left/right, pinch zoom, etc.) on all devices more cohesive, having a wireless trackpad makes perfect sense.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Apple Could Make The Mouse Obsolete!

    • Written by from Ventnor

    This is probably, in my opinion, the single best leap forward to best the typical mouse in the history of peripherals! I have for years wondered why someone hadn't taken the trackpad from a laptop and made it available alone for any desktop. Well from the maker of the almighty "mouse" comes it's absolute replacement for any desktop Mac or Windows driven. It makes using my iMac 27" (current model as of February 6th, 2012) so much easier and intuitive. Which is what Apple does best, making products we all want to use and own. Mac's look good and even better are stable, IMO the most stable and intuitive, and safe way to get yourself online.

    No Windows based computer or laptop could or can come close to the ease of use and intelligence in it's operating system. A system that Windows continues to try and copy over and over with every new version. Mac OS Lion is superb and really has this new track pad in mind since it has so many different ways to swipe, crunch, widen, and my favorite--flip back and forward between website pages. With just a flip of the finger you can go forward or back between pages. Instead of using the mouse to move back and forth or move the cursor to pick the forward or backward arrow on the top of the browser.

    Love this product beyond words and once again made by Apple. As is most things that are truly intuitive and made for people to use easily. The Magic Trackpad redefines how we do something so simple in our everyday online time.

    wWay to go Apple. Great product an really makes me scratch my head as to why someone else hadn't perfected the replacement of a mouse. But then again who else was going to do this? Certainly nothing from the Labs (and I use that term loosely) of Microsoft. Lol. Sorry to be such an obvious fanboy for Apple but lets be real, there's a reason that Apple as a company is growing in leaps and bounds.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Halifax

    I find it awkward in comparison to a mouse for selecting and moving text or when playing a game, first person shooter or strategy games, selecting and firing or selecting units. If it wasn't for gestures in the latest OS, I wouldn't recommend the track pad over a mouse.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries

    • Written by from Houston

    For this kind of money you think it would come with batteries that would work out of the box. In order to get it to work I will have to go buy batteries tomorrow, what a disappointment.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Been using this for about a year...went back to a mouse...sort of

    • Written by from Clayton

    As I mentioned above, I have been using this product fora year. It was great initially, then after some time I became annoyed at how frequently I had to change the batteries. The gestures in 10.6 worked fine for me, but they changed some ofthegestures I use most frequently with the release of 10.7 and now I do not like using it as much. The dragging gesture is now three fingers which I just cannot use effectively. I got used to the single finger drag as for me it was more natural. You wold think three fingers would be easy to adapt to, but i have just had problems getting it to be intuitve for me..keyword being ME..others are likely fine using it.

    It just became more tedious to use for me than a mouse, so I keep a wireless mouse on my desk too for certain things and use the trackpad for mostly point and click and navigating screens, so it works well. My only gripes are the battery life and the lack of sufficient feedback when pressing the power button. After changing the batteries the trackpad does not reconnect to my mac tower and pressing the power button does not produce any feedback so I cannot tell if it is dead or alive sometimes. Most times I end up rebooting which is not terribly convenient. The battery life could very well be a function of the batteries that came with it as I've also have the apple charger and many complain of the battery life of those. I have recently stopped using the apple batteries and have used real batteries because I bought a ton of them recently to have in the house and they obviously last longer. I suggest getting really good rechargeable or use real batts for this....

    I would recommend the product with the above caveat...

    30 of 33 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

    LOVE IT!

    • Written by from Hope Hull

    thank u Apple....VERY EASY! NICE! & PERFECT~ all that from someone difficult to please!!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad

    • Written by from Havre de Grace

    Best experience with my new Mac. Replaces the mouse hands down!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE!!! need a WIRED version Please!!! Wish I could give 5 stars.

    • Written by from Chicago

    This is by far the best control interface I have ever used and I wish I could give it 5 stars... forget that I'd give it 6 stars but sadly it's not wired.
    Most people's issue with wireless is battery life, I'm concerned about health etc... Nothing I own is wireless because of this and I am a master of hiding wires. lol.
    I mean it could connect and plug directly into the side of the wired keyboard... the usb extending out of the trackpad could literally be 1/2 cm long and it would connect directly into the wired keyboard!

    21 of 44 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

    Truly Magic

    • Written by from ORINDA

    I have a MacMini and I take it with me back and forth between office and home. I use Magic Mouse at work and Magic TrackPad at home. After a while, I find Magic TrackPad has won the competition. Instead of buying another MTP and use it at work, I bought a sleeve for it and take it to and from work together with MacMini. A great piece of device, which works wonder with OS X Lion.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    work really well with my iMac!!!!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes browsing so easy

    • Written by from Flowery Branch

    I love the Magic Trackpad. It makes browsing so much easier with the multi touch gestures. Just open it up, install the batteries and connect to your Mac. You will not be disappointed.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product!!

    • Written by from harrisonburg

    besides a little lag with some of the right click gestures, it's great, and I won't use anything else for a very long time.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Third party software

    • Written by from Paris

    Just bought the track pad and I really like it!
    Found a third party software to customize it even better and I love it!!
    Now that I'm using "better touch tool" to customize it works perfect!
    Apple should look at this software and make these changes possible in their software.
    Very happy with product.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall Great Product : Does not work with iPad :(

    • Written by from Cambridge

    First off I love the product in working with my Mac but I wish that they would finally release support for the iPad to eliminate touching the screen. I would love a response as to why allow keyboard support for the iPad and not support for Magic Track Pad for Touching.

    14 of 28 people found this useful