• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in Class...

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    This trackpad is every bit as good as the built-in trackpads on MacBooks. In fact since it is bigger it is actually a little nicer to use. If there were better windows drivers avaiable for it (that allowed more gestures) I would have one connected to my Windows work PC as well! Price is competitive with other quality trackpads such as the one made by Logitech so there is no reason not to go with the superior Apple version.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flat and versatile

    • Written by from Toronto

    In an age where we are so accustomed to navigating flat touch-screens, the trackpad fits right into our comfort zone. It integrates all of the gestures you would find while using an iPad, plus many more which feel so natural to the OS X environment.

    It's all about the subtleties: You can actually use the trackpad without ever needing to do the hard-press down that some users complain about. The tap to click feature comes in handy for this, as do the two-finger swipe and the three-finger move (very cool and super-productive feature for selecting text and moving objects). You can even make a click without lifting the finger which is moving the cursor (for example, by moving the cursor with middle finger, then clicking with the index).

    The Trackpad is superior to the Magic Mouse, in my opinion. I started out with the mouse and really enjoyed its new features and sleek design. However, after being used to doing so much more with gestures and touch-screens, the Trackpad beats it out by at least a full star. You can compare them in-store, but nothing beats bringing both home to really get the hang of it. Give each a fair chance for a week or two, then return the one you like less!

    I think Apple has done a great job of making the trackpad a relevant (and very productive) tool for modern-day use. When used in conjunction with the keyboard and its many shortcuts, you've got a pleasurable and productive session ahead of you.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable after one year— faulty product

    • Written by from Franklin

    I loved this product when I first got it with my new iMac in November of 2012. But immediately after I upgraded to Mavericks a year later, the device went nuts. It randomly clicks, even when I'm not touching it. If I'm moving it across the screen, this results in icons being shifted, removed from the Dock, moved into unintended folders. If I'm surfing, it results in random clicks on sites I don't want to go to. But worse is when I'm typing, and the random click results in me deleting whole passages, sometimes even several paragraphs! Even when I began writing this review, I had to remove the batteries from the cursed thing so I could type this.
    I am a writer, and this sort of faulty behavior is completely unacceptable in a computer accessory. I cannot recommend this product to anyone.
    Naturally, since the device conveniently went wonky with the upgrade to Mavericks, I assumed it was a bug in the OS. But with several upgrades later, the problem is getting worse. Ironically, had I not upgrade to Mavericks, I would have taken the dratted thing in while still under warranty and gotten a replacement mouse (I'm not going with another trackpad, ever). But now I'm stuck with it.

    Until Apple gets this issue resolved (and I don't think it's just a matter of "sweaty fingers" as it worked fine for a year regardless of my hand's condition), then I have to warn everyone away from this turkey. Yeah, it seems good at first, but it has an unacceptably short work life. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could be better...

    • Written by from Cantley

    I found the track pad to be very interesting when it came out. After wards when I picked it up, I released some issues;

    It worked descent with mac OSX but when it came to windows, it just didn't feel right. It needs to have better software to work on windows. The only feature that functioned all right was the scrolling, and thats pretty basic. After all it was an okay product...

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it's supposed to do

    • Written by from Gilroy

    I'm not sure what hidden things are on this but It's basically a bigger track pad. it would also be good to get a wireless keyboard to accompany it otherwise it is awkward.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life Tackpad vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Tonawanda

    I used a Magic Mouse for several years before I decided to replace it with the Trackpad. It took some getting used to but now that I have, I like it fine. A big plus is that it seems the batteries (same rechargeable ones I used in the Magic Mouse) last a lot longer in the Trackpad. Apparently, the Trackpad does not require as much power as the Mouse. Unexpected but welcome difference.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it's working, terrible when it's not

    • Written by from South San Francisco

    While I love that I can use all the features of my laptop trackpad on this device, it's very frustrating when it doesn't connect with my work laptop anymore. I take my laptop home and leave the trackpad in the office, and every morning it seems I have to pair the trackpad again.

    Pairing is not the best experience ever. There's only one indicator light, and only one light color, so it's hard to tell what's happening with the trackpad, since turning it on or off looks about the same. I had to read a support page to know that blinking twice means discovery mode, and that if it does NOT blink, then the trackpad needs batteries, so it's not intuitive at all. It takes trial and error to figure out how to get the device in the right state for pairing.

    That said, after the frustrating pairing, the device works great. It's very responsive, and connectivity doesn't drop during the day. I love that I can use tap-to-touch and all multitouch gestures on a big comfortable surface.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EPIC

    • Written by from Denver

    This trackpad put simply is amazing. It's huge, the texture is perfect, and it's awesome with Minecraft. I use this when I'm at home because my Mac is far back on my desk and I don't like reaching across my desk to use my Mac. So I bought this and the wired keyboard and it works great! This trackpad is the best, least laggy trackpad I've ever used.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving it!

    • Written by from Port St. Lucie

    I was between buying the magic mouse or the trackpad, but I couldn't be happier that I went with the trackpad! I don't have to worry about what surface I'm using with the trackpad, or even needing a surface at all, unlike with a mouse. I connect my MacBook to my TV a lot, and it's always been a pain to have to maneuver around in the cabinet to use the internal trackpad when I need to adjust something, now I just have the trackpad sitting on my side table and grab it whenever I need it. No clipboard to lean on, no jumbling around with the cabinet; this is the most convenient Apple accessory I've purchased to date. Loving it!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 11 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....

    5 of 47 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.

    11 of 21 people found this useful