• 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Device

    • Written by from Weston

    I have been using the trackpad for several weeks now and i can say its an awesome device.. once you use it, you never go back to a mouse!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I LOVE IT!!!

    • Written by from El Paso

    My wife bought me this trackpad for Christmas this year because I loved the one on the Macbook I used to have. Now I own an iMac and this is soo perfect!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice replace for a mouse.

    • Written by from Casper

    I had almost always used a mouse and had thought I would never want to buy or let alone use the Apple Trackpad. The trackpad on my MacBook Pro was an okay substitute to a wireless mouse I had been using, but I never saw it, as a replacement. Well, in any event I got an Apple Magic Trackpad for Christmas and boy I am very much loving it. For starters, like everything Apple makes, this item is just cool looking. Beyond the ascetics this item has no moving parts. Also the multi-finger gestures make this a great replacement to an older wireless mouse I was using. In addition I very much like the size, as it is bigger than the trackpad on my laptop. Only downside was a missing manual, so I did not realize that I needed set up the trackpad in System Preferences. After doing that I found some of the finger gestures that had not previously worked, all of sudden were performing wonders. The two finger swipe is great for moving between webpages and is one of my favorite gestures. In all I really like this item and would recommend, as a replacement to a mouse, whether wireless or wired to anyone with an Apple computer (either laptop or desktop).

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Supported Device

    • Written by from Richmond Hill

    This is a great peripheral device and it would be a HUGE added function to the iPad if it supported the Magic Trackpad!!!! Please Apple, make this happen :D

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    space & user friendly

    • Written by from Vancouver

    This was my first trackpad so I can't say that I've had much experience but... this is like the best ting in the world. got it for christmas and I LOVE it to pieces!!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Bristow

    I played with the trackpad at the Apple Store a few months ago. Absolutely loved it and it feels like it is more precise than moving a mouse around. The only reason I won't buy it is because it runs on batteries. I really wish Apple made a USB version.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most epic thing ever

    • Written by from JKL

    This was best thing ever. Mouse is useless. All heil Magic trackpad.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely functional

    • Written by from Tujunga

    I've tried really hard to like this product over several months now, hoping to make the Mac experience at least somewhat similar to that of the iPad which I love. It isn't anything like that even in those rare times I can get it to function properly. The biggest problem, for me, is friction. If the finger can't move on the surface you are not going to get anywhere. I've tried keeping the pad and my fingers dry and clean, but nothing works for more than a minute or so. Most gestures require more than one finger (unlike the iPad). The more fingers the greater the friction, which causes actions to frequently fail! Although the problem seems to lessen in cooler weather, their are other serious problems. Often, for mysterious reasons, the mouse cursor gets out of control, jumping around like crazy and making working hardly possible.
    My advise: stick with your mouse or trackball. All are much more reliable than this!

    14 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awsome

    • Written by from SPRING HILL

    it doesn't take that much space as my old mouse I would recommend buying it

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Was a magic mouse user, now LOVE the Magic Trackpad!

    • Written by from Trussville

    I have not cared for trackpad-type "mice" having had them as an add-on for my desktop when they were first available, and on laptops since. I found them difficult to use compared to a good mouse or even the "eraser-point" devices on IBM laptops. I even tried using one on my friend's new MacBook Pro 2 years ago - I didn't like it and plugged in my favorite wireless mouse to set the laptop up for him.

    This changed this year when my daughter got a new MacBook Pro! I really liked the new multi-finger gestures supported by the integral trackpad and OS X Lion! I picked up using the trackpad in a few hours and even found myself smiling while using it to set up the laptop - joining the family wireless LAN, adding family pictures and our music library, etc.

    Last week I dropped my favorite mouse, the venerable Magic Mouse, and this time it didn't survive. I can't complain - I've dropped it at least a hundred times. I have a condition similar to narcolepsy; I suddenly fall asleep and slump back in my chair. Feeling the motion, I react by involuntarily jerking my shoulders, causing me to sling the mouse - which is in my hand - from the desktop to the floor. The magic mouse is sturdy enough that there are gouges in the hardwood floor where the mouse frequently lands. It didn't make it this last time, even though it didn't come apart. It was unable to "click" anymore.

    Needing a new mouse immediately, after thinking about my mouse needs, as well as the likelyhood of me ruining another $69 Magic Mouse, I decided on a Magic track because you don'y "hold" it and because it had excellent reviews. Two days later, it was in my hands.

    It is WONDERFUL!. I will be using it as long as I can use my computer (2007 20" iMac). The only adjustment I had to make was to use the control panel to set for my lighter touch, and I've been off and running. Thank you Apple!

    30 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After 20+ years ...

    • Written by from Culver City

    After more than 20 years of working with PC mice, the purchase of the Magic Trackpad with a (first) MacBook Pro purchase five months ago was an incredible revelation. Silent. Smooth and perfectly integrated with Lion. No movement on desk. No crud on mouse. Touching more natural than twisting your wrist. Note: this trackpad can be placed in the correct location to the right or left of your (bluetooth) keyboard. Thus it is possible to comfortably and rapidly use your index finger(s) on it. In contrast, the trackpad built into the current MacBook Pro lines under the keyboard in the center seems stiff, noisy, and is best tamed using a heavy touch with your thumb. If you use a MacBook with external keyboard (bluetooth highly recommended) and an external monitor, then you need this trackpad pure and simple. Computing got more fun and wrist pain is gone.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME!!!!!

    • Written by from Toronto

    Ever since I got my abc mini in 2010, I have been using this amazing trackpad. Thin, quiet, and awesome. Try hooking your mac mini up to a 50" HDTV and working from the couch. This september, I got a MBP, which also has this trackpad. Connected the other one to my MBP once or twice when I wanted some distance, and to work in the dark. Great product. (especially with osX Lion)

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic. For sight impaired folk - GET ONE - AND some additional batteries

    • Written by from California City

    I use an MBP Laptop with a Magic trackpad built in. I also use a height adjusting stand with a fan assisted cooling system built-in. There is a bar on the stand that impedes my using the built in Trackpad properly so I bought the second "Outboard" Trackpad.
    If you do buy this, take time to LEARN TO USE IT PROPERLY: learn to swipe, push and pull the screen image about and use all of its functions. (I love the double tap with three fingered "Look up" feature) In my humble opinion - use the Magic Mouse with discretion. It is completely unnecessary with this Trackpad working as mine now does. I did have to coax it along a tad. But now, it is excellent. (I am visually impaired and this Trackpad is the next best thing to the proverbial sliced bread!!) Its zooming capabilities are phenomenal but not with the more usual "Control+swipe" feature: I use that for those apps and features that do not respond to the Trackpad gestures and do remember that not all apps will respond how you might want them to. It is extremely accurate, you can put it on the desk where it is comfortable for you, if you go walk around with a laptop, you can use the built-in jobber with consummate ease BUT DO make sure you have a decent supply of batteries for the outboard model as it can eat through them quite quickly at times. Now that my Magic Mouse is finally defunct, I am FORCED to use this Trackpad properly(?) and it performs - like Magic.
    Now then, Apple: what I NEED next is a facility to move the Tool Tips from being covered up by the Cursor and a facility to chance the background color from stark white to my choice.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Intuitive

    • Written by from PERRIS

    I bought a Mac mini a week ago. Along with it, I also bought the magic trackpad. It's so much better to use than the mouse. Web browsing is a breeze. Magnifying web pages, pictures documents is a snap much like an iPhone which I also have. No glitch at all. Very smooth scrolling. My Mac mini is not even in direct line with the trackpad and it still works flawlessly.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Solution

    • Written by from Gaithersburg

    When my Macbook Pro died, this trackpad made the decision to getting an iMac a whole lot easier. I do graphic design in Photoshop, film editing in FCP, and drafting in AutoCad. No standard mouse works nearly as well at conveying my thoughts than a trackpad, allowing my fingers to naturally do the work. I'm glad Apple brought this equipment to the desktop realm.

    As for the reviews about poor shape, I have no complaint there. If anything, this design is more comfortable than a flat design would be because it matches the slope of the keyboard. This requires less repetitive wrist motion when switching between the two. Probably better for you than the alternative.

    My only two minor complaints is that the 4 rubber grip pads have so littler surface area that a little bit of dust on a smooth desktop makes it incredibly hard to keep the trackpad in one place. Also, about once a week the bluetooth connection will suddenly drop and reestablish a moment later. Battery life is good, and other devices stay connected, so the cause is unknown. But neither of these complaints warrant anything less than 5 stars. Great job Apple.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It looks pretty cool when you smash it.

    • Written by from Stockton

    I like all the gestures a lot but it is frustrating once it starts sticking. It seems to me like a design flaw that the little grey feet do the clicking. If you do a lot of tedious mouse work, maybe with excel or whatever, stick with the magic mouse.

    11 of 21 people found this useful