• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best device for you iMac

    • Written by from BREA

    I love this thing! I used to swear by track balls. I've used a Microsoft Explorer for almost 6 years... It was starting to wear out when I finally went from PC to mac. I played with the Magic Pad in the store after I got my new iMac. The main reason I wanted something other than a mouse, the magic mouse was no good. I was so used to my trackball that using a mouse, and a mouse with odd features, wasn't cutting it. I tried the Pad and will never use a mouse again if I can help it (other than work... clunky Dell junk).

    Buy it if you are on the fence. Disable the buttons and just use the tap to click feature. There were a couple of features I changed... but can't remember off the top of my head. ALSO, buy some nice rechargable batteries. I burn up my AA batteries in the Pad. I got some Sanyo ion something or other batteries that get some good reviews, shoot for Amazon on those.

    One of THE best devices ever!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    be careful! not great quality

    • Written by from Rolla

    Good functionality, multitouch gesture are great, but the fact that the pad bent after one week of use and is now nearly impossible to click disgusts me ($70 product with the build quality of $5)...not worth it.

    13 of 51 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best "mouse" I have ever used

    • Written by from Whitesboro

    I love my Magic Trackpad. I rarely write reviews, but this device is truly exceptional. I also have a Magic Mouse that I use at work and I have to say, the Magic Trackpad is far superior. I have been using both for over 6 months and I have never had an issue with my Magic Trackpad, while the Magic Mouse has only made me wish I had the Magic Trackpad at work as well.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Grandpa Chuck

    • Written by from Cookeville

    Yes I am... 70+.... Love my new Mac Mine With the track Pad. This is my 4th Apple Computer and the Magic Track Pad is a real hand saver. The Mouse always cramped my hand after a few hours and left my with my trigger fingers locked up. The Track pad has solved all those problems... No more pained hand & fingerers. Thanks Apple.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magic!

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I am extremely happy I made the decision to purchase the Magic Trackpad! It is like a Wacom tablet for your fingers! It is the most comfortable and natural way of connecting with your Mac. I find it so much more natural than using a mouse. I feel like I have much less strain on my wrist with it! I looks absolutely beautiful on your desk as well! This is just one of those essentials you definitely need!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blowing

    • Written by from Easton

    This product is utterly amazing for both its simplicity and effectiveness. I'm not a mac super-user and tend to be slightly behind the tech curve, but I've had the trackpad for 24 hours and I'm stunned by how effective and efficient it is. Set-up is simple. If you're not used to a trackpad, there is a learning curve, but I'm finding every moment that my usage is becoming increasingly intuitive. Check out the online videos and the video illustrations in Preferences for some tips.
    Really impressive product!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improves your iMac experience

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    It improves your iMac experience tremendously. scolling and tapping with your fingers on this wide pad makes moving the mouse with your hand on a mouse pad very primitive.
    the funcionality of the trackpad is the way it should be done. I had my imac for nine months and I had a trackpad for 2 weeks and I kick myself for not getting this sooner.
    And if you own a mac laptop as well then having the trackpad for your iMac makes total sense because now everything works the same. The way I wound up buying the track pad is one day I was at a electronic store which had the imac with the trackpad, I started playing with it and it just hit me, using the trackpad just made a lot of sense. The next day I went to an Apple store and got one. I love it, I love it, I love It. Thank you Apple for making sense of the computer and making it fun to use. I switch from PC to imac nine months ago and never regret it. Apple keep up the good work. Love ya. Steve Jobs R.I.P. and thank you.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Need better support for Apple stuff

    • Written by from Jackson

    Magic Trackpad is the best. I'd never go back to mouse again.
    However, desktop and web App Stores are not supported; i.e., I can't do the 2-fingered back/forward swiping for browsing. Seems kind of intuitive.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No iphone compatibility?

    • Written by from East Meadow

    Not that it was inferred, promised or implied. There's just no practical incompatibility issue... The trackpad itself is great. Cheers.

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth Perfection

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I haven't used a traditional mouse in months - I'll never go back. I've been wishing for this since getting the Macbook Pro because I fell in love with the trackpad. I bought the external to use at work because there I hook my macbook pro to a monitor so it's more functional to use a mouse (track-pad) set up. Once you get used to using a track pad, using a traditional mouse feels clunky and awkward.

    The only drawback to the external track pad is that it doesn't allow for all the gestures that the track pad on the macbook pro does... i.e.: Four fingers upward will not reveal the desktop ribbon. But the majority of the gestures work just fine.

    Love it!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Honeoye Falls

    I got this for my new desk for my birthday. Plugged my MacBook Pro into a 40" 1080p TV, paired this and an Apple Wireless Keyboard, and I love it. The Trackpad is just great. I was somewhat skeptical if I'd want the wireless keyboard and trackpad since I already have them built-in to my MacBook Pro, but it just lends a whole different experience to using the external monitor. Having the Trackpad off to the side of the keyboard not only improves the ease of typing (you don't have to avoid the trackpad with your palms), but drastically improves the trackpad, as well. The Wireless Trackpad is much larger than the one built-in to my 15" MacBook Pro and sits at a pleasant angle, anywhere I want it. The angle, size, and mobility of it make it a breeze and a blast to use. Because it slants down to meet the surface it's on, you can position your wrist between it and you as you would with a keyboard. This subtle difference from the "from-the-side" approach I find myself using on my MacBook Pro's built-in trackpad makes excellent use of the extra real estate and generally provides a far superior experience.

    WELL-worth the pricey price-tag.

    Also has EXCELLENT battery life. I've been using it for a few days and it still reads "Battery Level: 100%".

    I highly recommend this (especially in conjunction with the corresponding keyboard) to anyone who uses any kind of Mac at a workstation—Laptop or not.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    • Written by from Morgantown

    I am really happy. Had it for a few weeks and I sold the Magic Mouse. Keeping a back up USB mouse, this is great!
    Can program gestures with 3rd party software thats readily available. My four year old can use this with out issues. Great with lion.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    I love my MT. I got it today and I love it. It is better than the one on my MacBook Pro. It is very well built and I love everything about it. However, it could use some design modifications. It may hurt your wrist after a while. I love how I can use it where ever and works perfectly. Great battery life, cool design, and awesome features.
    Apple You Have Given Me A Miracle
    Buy This Product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse

    • Written by from williamsville

    The Apple Magic Trackpad is a really great option if you want to use all the gestures of Lion. It clicks from those bumps on the bottom, but you can tap. It is exactly like the trackpad on the MacBooks. It just works.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply Amazing!

    • Written by from Jeffersonville

    Over the years, I've had several laptops that come with the finger pad(s), and I've never been able to get use to them, prompting me to purchase a mouse. That all changed today with the purchase this Magic Trackpad. I just can't believe how easy it was to set up, and immediately get used to. It just makes the iMac even more fun and more easier to get around on. It's everything it's advertised to be. Kudos again to Apple.
    The more I look into all these Apple products the more I'm amazed at the technology. Do yourself a favor and get Magic Trackpad.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting but the apps aren't there yet

    • Written by from BERKELEY

    This would be a really interesting product if it worked well, but the implementation and app support just isn't there yet in my opinion.

    In Safari, the horizontal 2-finger swipe to go forward or backward is really nice: fun, useful, superb design. The problem is that not many apps have that level of attention to detail. Most apps I've used, even ones from Apple like Logic, don't support 2-finger swipe at all. Chrome recently started to, but its implementation is just as a kind of flaky "forward" or "back" button - you don't get that smooth interactive feedback Safari does.

    Even fundamental Apple software like the Help viewer doesn't support the trackpad. In general, the pinch and reverse pinch work ok in some apps, but it's often a bit flakier than using a CMD-+ or a mouse button programmed to that.

    It's not obvious, but it's much better for swipes to be keyed to some gradual motion - if you just bind them to a keystroke, it's hard to know, say in a browser, if your swipe is even registering.

    Worse, much worse, is that there is no way to program in preferences for exactly what the swipes do. I assumed when I got this that Apple would make a menu for writing your own gesture shortcuts, like a mouse with hundreds of buttons. But it doesn't - you are limited to a few predefined gestures, most of which are hard-bound to fairly pointless functions. (There is some free program that claims to do this, it's in alpha I think still, and it's such a fundamental feature, and the functionality was still not that reliable in the base hardware, that I did not want to try it).

    I found a gaming mouse, together with something like SteerMouse gave me more control. Yes, when the Trackpad works, it's better than a mouse; and if it could be really configured well, it would be a lot better. But for now, I found the mouse was more reliable: I know the apps support it, I don't get in these situations where I don't know if the Trackpad missed a gesture or if the app doesn't support Trackpad or if I am in some state in the app that the gesture doesn't apply.

    Once all the apps support Trackpad well, and once Apple adds full customizable gestures for all apps, then I may switch back.

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic indeed!

    • Written by from Melbourne

    Buy this product. At the price it is small change compared with how it will transform the way you interact with your computer. Being an iPod Touch owner I am used to interacting directly with its screen. Now, with the Magic Trackpad, you can use similar gestures to control your computer. Using your fingers to move the cursor or swipe pages soon becomes so natural and intuitive that you wonder how you got by with a mere mouse. Freedom from the curse of cables with the Bluetooth connectivity is just the icing on the cake. Super easy setup too. Do yourself a favour and buy a Magic Trackpad.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Chugiak

    The feel, the flow, the beauty of this product are all amazing. I love it.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as easy as the iPhone touch screen

    • Written by from MAIDSTONE

    This is what the apple Lion software is all about! This is brilliant & it is fluid & makes the mouse almost redundant works for me!

    12 of 13 people found this useful