• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    In my drawer

    • Written by from Kingsport

    I found this product to be unusable. I may be too clumsy, but the sensitivity to inadvertent touches etc drove me nuts. I should have saved my money.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad review

    • Written by from Sheboygan

    I just got my trackpad today and was easy to set up. WOW, what an amazing toy. I love what all the gestures do, you can switch between windows, make print bigger or smaller and much more. Goodbye mouse. Hello new and improved technology.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major design flaw for desktop computers

    • Written by from Golden

    When you replace the batteries, which is often, you are forced to do a hard restart of the Mac. The computer will not automatically recognize the trackpad and you cannot reach the connect with Bluetooth via the keyboard. You can keep a corded mouse around for this monthly battery change but I haven't had one of those in a few years. You also have to keep a quarter handy to change the battery because they weren't smart enough to provide a knob or handle of some sort.

    As for function, the trackpad is better than a mouse but not as good as a quality trackball. If something on your desk (like the coin you frequently need) gets under the trackpad, you can't click until it's removed.

    38 of 91 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse Replacement.

    • Written by from Portage

    I was skeptical about this product at first. Now after using it...I will never go back to using a traditional mouse again.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing rocks!

    • Written by from Beaver Dam

    I finally pried open my wallet to get the trackpad and it was soooo worth it!! It works so much better than the magic mouse ever did. Totally easy to set up and use. It took me about 10 seconds to get used to using it. Buy this product - you won't regret it.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Remember to look at your settings and gestures!

    • Written by from Berrien Springs

    Understanding how to actually use your Magic Trackpad can make a load of difference.

    For one, reading from some of the reviews, some have a hard time understanding highlighting or dragging windows around. Remember to use 3 fingers to do this. Want to highlight text? Easy, just swipe the mouse over the text you want to highlight using 3 fingers and it selects it while you're swiping. No "clicking" is involved. Also, want to drag a window, same thing, drag using 3 fingers. Again, no having to 'click and hold down' while doing this.

    Reset some of your options in the system prefs for when you tap two fingers, it's the same as a right-click on a mouse and it brings up the contextual menu. Scroll using two fingers....much easier than a mouse-wheel in my opinion. There still isn't a good way to "middle" that I can find. They need to put an option to where 3 finger tap is a middle click. That would work.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magical!!!

    • Written by from Nea Kifissia/Athens

    Truly Magical...!!! The Magic Trackpad sits next to my keyboard and is a natural extension of it!!!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    very cool but...

    • Written by from Debary

    Just got my magic track pad in the mail today like all of it except when i have to click and highlight or click and drag. other than that it works great and looks really nice.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic, who needs a mouse?

    • Written by from Pto Pollensa

    This wonderful invention came to my attention while trying to decide which mouse to buy. After reading the reviews of all, I decided to give it a try along with the keyboard with a numeric pad. I love it !!!! This has to help dramatically with over use injuries for those of us who work on computers all day everyday. After many years of using computers I now have problems with my Mouse hand, arm and neck. The track pad seemed to be a logical solution and I am sure, after having used it for a day, that it will be.

    It took me a few moments and a little reading to find what was needed to achieve the same things you can with a mouse and I have not looked back. Tapping two relaxed fingers instead of a right click for example. This is a much better hand placement than gripping a mouse and trying to move your middle finger while the hand is in an un-natural position. With the track pad, the hand is relaxed, open and you do not need to rest the wrist on the desk, hindering blood flow.

    As with each product Mac, I know I will never look back.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Non tech solution

    • Written by from Long Beach

    I bought my Magic Track Pad yesterday and have been really impressed with it. I have arthritis and the mouse was becoming a problem. It took a little while to get used to and I am still in the learning mode. There were many comments about the slant and several solutions in the reviews. I tried turning it around and still was not right for me. I put a paper pad (my 6' x4" new post-it pad sacrificed for the cause) just slightly larger then the trackpad underneath it to level it off. I put my bean bag wrist support next to it at the bottom and I am good to go. I had already been using my wireless keypad that way - so it was level so not surprising I would prefer that position. I think this position also makes the push down clicking easier. For people with hand issues these little adjustments can make a difference.

    15 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    • Written by from Alexandria

    So much more precise than a mouse and it also really compliments the Apple keyboard with numeric keypad available for iMac. Mine works either in front or behind the display for up to several feet; the bluetooth makes for many options. If you're not a savvy user of trackpads (such as with a laptop), it's probably not meant for you to have magic trackpad. Many of the bad reviews on here appear to be written by users who weren't previously trackpad users. If that applies to you, get a wired mouse. If you're like me and love the more technologically-savvy option, get the magic trackpad; it's awesome!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple should default the option to switch the wrist angle...

    • Written by from CALGARY

    I purchased the M Tp yesterday and quickly noted that the wrist angle was going to be an ergonomic issue. Then I noticed the below suggestion from another reviewer that enables you to easily change the orientation (& therefore wrist angle) when using the M Tp!

    A big thanks to the reviewer "CT from San Francisco" who shared it!! The M Tp would have been returned had I not seen this...


    Some have complained about the slant angle, but there is a hidden default that lets you invert or flip it as needed. Enter this command in Terminal (will prompt for root password), then restart your Mac or reconnect the Magic Trackpad:

    sudo defaults write com.apple.MultitouchSupport ForceAutoOrientation YES

    Now place the Magic Trackpad in desired orientation on your desk and drop all 5 fingers on it (outstretched towards the edges not scrunched up). The coordinates of the trackpad automatically flip so all cursor and gesture motions match the new hand orientation.

    115 of 122 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth issues

    • Written by from San Diego

    I was so excited when this first came out... and I have to say that I love it.

    But what I don't love is the Bluetooth connectivity. I've got a brand new Mac Pro sitting 6 feet away from the Trackpad and it frequently (more often than not) has tracking issues. It will jump all around my screen or just respond slowly. I'm having similar issues with the Bluetooth Magic Mouse.

    I don't know what is causing it, but it's making these devices worthless. I wish there was a wired version of both devices as I do like them outside of the fact that they don't work well in my home office. The fact that I have issues with all 3 of my BT devices (keyboard, mouse, trackpad) leads me to believe it's not a hardware issue.

    There are some serious issues with Bluetooth so I'm hoping that future devices use a better technology that doesn't have these interference issues.

    27 of 43 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really good.

    • Written by from Asheville

    I'm a graphic designer and I hate using the magic mouse. It always wants to scroll on me. If I turn scrolling off, then the mouse isn't as cool. So I tried the Magic Trackpad and I've been pretty pleased with it. I'm able to be very accurate and I have big hands so its awesome to have so much space in a track pad. I design at home about 3 nights a week and it is comfortable for me to use.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Akward

    • Written by from chicago

    This is the most awful mouse. I am not looking to work my hands out. It has taken the simplicity out of using a mouse. It should not be that difficult. I know your saying "That's because you don't know how to use it." I do though and it is still a pain and takes entirely to much time up. I'd rather not give any stars at all but I couldn't.

    17 of 67 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    PERFECT!

    • Written by

    The Magic Trackpad is wonderful with the Mac Mini,MBP and Mac but the battery are empty after 4 to 5 weeks

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless

    • Written by from Yonkers

    I just put this in front of my computer and started using it. After a day I put the mouse and trackball away. I use logic 9 quite a bit and I find this works well. No issues. As far as battery life, I didn't even realize this thing took a battery! I've had no power issues at all and it's been a couple of months.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Need complete mouse emulation

    • Written by from Toronto

    At minimum, I should be able to do everything with the trackpad that I can do with my trusty old Logitech wheel mouse. But there's no way to do a "hold down the wheel and drag" or a wheel click, and because I need both of these in a program I use fairly often, I can't completely retire the mouse just yet.

    I'm also a bit dismayed by how quickly the trackpad drains a pair of fully charged batteries, because I could swear I read reviews claiming that it was more power-efficient than Bluetooth mice. In fact, to date I've found that a charge lasts only half or two thirds as long.

    I've only had it for a month so I might still be making my own fine motor adjustments, but I find the "single tap" sensitiviy to be erratic. Sometimes it seems like the click event is fired when my finger barely grazes the surface, while other times even a solid tap doesn't do it.

    One driver change I would recommend is to ignore very light "taps" that happen while another finger is resting on the surface, as these are almost certainly accidental. At least provide a settings option to change this, as it gets quite annoying sometimes.

    Overall, I find myself wanting to love this product because it looks great and is such a great idea, and maybe I will eventually, but I'm not head over heels yet.

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect upgrade!

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I still use a Macbook 2007 so the last model before the multitouch track pads came out. This has been a great addition along with my wireless keyboard and finally gives me versatility on my mac.

    Great to use when my Macbook is hooked up to the TV as well, just turn on the tap to click functions in my mouse preferences and then I am good to go. No more sitting just feet from the TV if I need to use the mouse!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless unless you have it on a solid surface

    • Written by from Richmond

    Serious design oversight.....don't buy this if you want to use on your lap with the wireless keyboard. Cannot be used unless on a solid surface.
    The click buttons are situated at the bottom corners and needs to be pressed onto the surface it sits on. I made the mistake of thinking I could use this to remotely control my TV.

    17 of 62 people found this useful