• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, but may want to wait for updated version with Touch ID

    • Written by from GEORGETOWN

    This product is an excellent companion to my 2012 MacBook Pro 15", I use a dual screen setup with a 30" IPS monitor and also the macbook open next to it on a stand, when in this mode, I used the wireless keyboard and the Wireless Magic Track Pad, and if there was only grip, is it does eat batteries much quicker then the keyboard, so I went to rechargeable and they work well, and just have to charge them up every couple weeks. I decorated mine with a skin of a photo I took, and it still works just fine. I do recognize apple is looking to bring Touch ID to there product line, and a way they will do this with older Macs is possibly with a updated Magic Track Pad with touch ID, so I don't know if its worth waiting for this version to come, as Touch Id for online payments is a great multilayer authentication, and additional security on your system.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but have plenty of batteries on hand

    • Written by from Eugene

    As good as the trackpad on a laptop and eliminates the need to use a pesky mouse. But it devours batteries.

    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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad handwriting

    • Written by from West Hollywood

    This Magic Trackpad can do Chinese handwriting recognition. After I connected the trackpad to the iMac, I can handwrite on the trackpad for Chinese input. It is wonderful to use Chinese on the iMac. No more typing on the keyboard via Zhuyin input.

    2 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Try it, you'll like it.

    • Written by from Portland

    I've been using a plain old scroll mouse with a wire for years ... connectivity isn't an issue and there are no batteries to worry about. But when Lion killed the driver for my favorite mouse, I thought it might be time to move into the future and try this trackpad. I'm glad I did! From the first moment I used it I loved the smart way that the entire case pushes down to perform a click (the glass trackpad on my MacBook Pro requires a harder press that tires my hand). I'm also able to use tap-to-click on this trackpad with no problems, even though that caused lots of unwanted clicks on my MacBook Pro. And of course the added gestures like swiping left and right to change pages in Safari adds a level of productivity that my old mouse couldn't offer.

    With Apple's rechargeable battery kit, I get about three weeks on a charge, and I can rotate a fresh pair of batteries into the unit in about a minute.

    My only compliant is that the trackpad occasionally loses its Bluetooth connection to my computer ... it will disconnect, then reconnect again 10 seconds later, maybe once or twice a week. It's not a big deal, but surprising because the Apple wireless keyboard sitting right next to it has never had this problem. I'm leaving out one star for that reason.

    Otherwise it's a fine product and I wouldn't want to go back to a normal mouse again.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mouse Replacement

    • Written by from Johnson City

    I purchased this back in July with my MBP Retina. I use it at work most of the day. I read some negative reviews about battery life but my first battery lasted almost 6 months with heavy every day use. I've had no problems with this trackpad and it is very convenient to have the exact same gestures as you have with your computer trackpad. If you are considering a high end mouse replacement and own any Macbook, look no further. Only downside, it's pretty doggone expensive..... (hence 4 stars).

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great input device - durability in question

    • Written by from North Highlands

    I have been an Apple / mac user since 1989. I have had great results with longevity of each Item I have purchased. I still have a working Mac SE. I bought a Magic Trackpad last year, October 10, 2011. It went crazy this week. I am very disappointed. I trusted Apple and they let me down. I have mice which are more than 10 years old.

    My workflow is made simpler and gets done faster with the Magic Trackpad.

    I am going to see it is repairable.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting device ....

    • Written by from Palo Alto

    PROS -

    - Nice high quality design and build
    - Performs just like the trackpad on the lastest MBP's.
    - Highly configurable
    - Bluetooth (able to use this about 8ft. away from my computer with no problems)
    - Works well under Windows 7 via Bootcamp

    CONS -

    - Ergonomically it should be designed a bit better.
    – May take some people a bit of time to configure it to their personal needs.
    - Edges should be rounded smooth

    SUMMARY -

    If you like the "trackpad" style of mouse-ing, then you may enjoy using this little gem.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost Perfect

    • Written by from Little Elm

    First off, I really like the Magic Trackpad - I found it to be easier to use, especially once gesture controls were introduced.

    The only draw-back I see to it, is that there will always be somethings that mice are better at then trackpads. Gaming, for instance, can be a bit of a pain... especially first-person shooter types. Also, dragging and moving can be a bit of a hassle, since you're limited by the surface of the trackpad.

    All-in-all, I think it's a great product. I've grown so used to having gesture controls, that I get a little irritated when I have to use a mouse for something... the trackpad just makes working through OSX a breeze. Get one, you won't be disappointed.

    111 of 118 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it BUT

    • Written by from sutton west

    I really like the control i get from using the trackpad, I also find it is easier on ones hands vs a traditional mouse all that said my feet fell off -both sides!- which made right clicking and other actions impossible.

    So i land at 4 stars, great little addition until it loses it's feet.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Purty Darn Good

    • Written by from Lake Stevens

    This was built for the mac! It allows you to use mac apps in new and truly exciting ways. However, it has 2 flaws...not bad when you consider all it does. 1st it has a little bit of a hard time picking up a right click. You need to be deliberate in right clicking things. 2nd, i haven't found a single game that it can be used easily with. Not to say that it doesn't work, just that you'll get far more control out of a mouse. If you play a lot of games, this may not be for you. If you browse the web, check your email, and use documents and general apps on your Mac, this will probably add to your enjoyment using your Mac.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Magic Mouse, but not as practical as Logitec

    • Written by from New Haven

    The Trackpad is industrial perfect, beautiful and stylish. It matches well with my apple wireless keyboard. However, all the praise is purely from aesthetic, not from practicality.

    Comparing with Magic Mouse, the Trackpad is better. It is not because the Trackpad is good, but because the magic mouse is so uncomfortable to hold. Implementations of multitouch is more suitable for a pad, not for a mouse. The movement of fingers on a mouse is weird and not nature.

    However, I do think a high-end logitech mouse is more practical. Do you guys really think multitouch is so important? I use the Logitech Anywhere MX before, which has around five buttons that I can program myself, like zoom, move forward/back, launchpad ... I bet that the feeling of pushing a physical button is ALWAYS better that touching a glass.

    In summary, the apple products is beautiful and stylish, but not as practical as many other product. However, I am not regret for buying apple product. The reason is simple: it is gorgeously beautiful!

    22 of 34 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give a USB version a full 5 stars.

    • Written by from Dearborn

    It's easily the most elegant, comfortable and versatile "mouse" I've ever used but when I use Apple's rechargeable batteries I need to swap them out every 4 to 5 days. I never really use it off my desk so frankly a USB connection and a couple of USB ports would make it even more useful and convenient for me.

    24 of 25 people found this useful