• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I give up.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Trackpad works fine for awhile, then the problems starts:

    * Tracking goes from smooth to all over the screen
    * Touch to click so sensitive, it causes multiple unintentional clicks
    * Clicking starts to highlight sections of information
    * Clicking starts to open unwanted menus

    Have to shut down and restart to "reset" the trackpad. Went back to the USB mouse-- which is working just fine.

    31 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad

    • Written by from Columbus

    The Trackpad is nice, but the angle is not good for people with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. The Battery should be on top so the trackpad is not at a angle. We need to make a Wrist Rest to flatten out the Trackpad.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Carpal Tunnel Relief!

    • Written by from Temecula

    I've tried all types of mice for my Macs in hopes of minimizing hand motion while using my computer. I have carpal tunnel–and by using the trackpad with a squishy wrist rest, it allows me to work with minimal hand motion. I highly recommend the Magic Trackpad!

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy at First, but then...

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    Initially I was thrilled with the Magic Track pad that I bought two more. One for work and one for my wife. After using it for five days I don't like it because extended use started cramping my hand. Touch click was way too sensetive. The normal click was hard to press and a factor in cramping my hand. Sure I liked the scroll and slide features but when it came to position the pointer with a finger it wasn't as easy as the old mouse. I got frustrated with it and went back to the old mouse. I wasted $210 on 3 of these. I hope I can get my money back.

    22 of 25 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

  • 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

    Better Than I Thought

    • Written by from Allentown

    I thought this trackpad might be really awkward and unusable with my iMac, but boy was I wrong! This thing is great, it feels so natural. Mouse-users will get the hang of it quickly, I assure you. If you use/have used one of the more recent MacBooks with the glass trackpad, using this trackpad will be super easy. Great product, glad I bought this instead of the Magic Mouse!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magic cursor movement

    • Written by from Whitewater

    Maybe I just have a defective trackpad. I've tried this trackpad on two different computers (MacPro and iMac) and have the same result. After about 20 seconds of ok use, the cursor starts moving on it's own - by magic! If tap to click is enabled, programs and odd Web sites will start on their own (due to random mouse movement and clicks on the screen which can give some very odd results). If I don't use it for a minute it will calm down, but it is a real pain to use. In 20 years, this is one of only one or two Apple products I need to return.

    26 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice ergonomic contrast to a mouse

    • Written by from Dallas

    What I like about this product is that it's a ergonomic contrast to a regular mouse. I have a mac at home and use a PC with a normal mouse at work. After a day of regular mousing it's a nice switch to a different set of motions/muscles using the trackpad in the evenings. I've used a trackball for years for just that purpose, but the trackpad does it better.

    23 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with Vista 64 just fine

    • Written by from Cypress

    I'll be using this with my MacMini. But just for chuckles paired it with a gen BT device on Vista 64, it installed and works just great. Apple, you the man!

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You won't be sorry!!

    • Written by from North Hills

    This thing is AWESOME!!

    I enabled single-finger clicking and now I just sit back and control my Mac Mini hooked up to my HDTV! It's great for Hulu and other streaming content where you won't be sitting at a desk.

    The 3-finger swipe for web navigation is spot on and works great! No more clicking the back button!!

    I only wish there was a handle to hold this thing with one hand. I am currently palming it, but it's just a tad too big to be comfortable.

    Lastly, I ordered it on Monday and received it on Wednesday!! The 5-7 day lead time isn't accurate (at least for me).

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!!!!

    • Written by from Jamaica

    Product is great. Highly recommend it. I love the magic mouse but this beats it hands down. No more dragging the mouse on my wood table (hate mouse pads). This product is small, convenient and it looks great. It takes a little getting used to but once you have, its great!!!!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING- should become standard with the IMAC

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Great product. If you have limited desktop space, this is the way to go.

    34 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Favorite input device - ever!

    • Written by from Fort Worth

    Once I started using this trackpad I couldn't go back to the magic mouse and I really liked that little gem too. You can set this trackpad up to be incredibly fast and gestures become immediately intuitive. No moving parts to worry about is nice. And I didn't have any issues with the Bluetooth set up at all.

    Alkaline batteries seem to drain every two or three weeks so I use lithiums which last several months. This is a KEEPER!

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Changed my way of computing

    • Written by from Weston

    I've been a geek since the 70's, and short of the first mouse I ever used, nothing changed my input technique as much as the Trackpad....ever. I would never go back to a mouse.

    Brilliant!

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from framingham

    Makes my sturdy old Mac Pro (2007) feel like new again. The gesture functionality works seamlessly, setup was painless and quick. Much less strain on my wrist, already bad after two decades of heavy mouse usage.

    Dislikes: nothing yet, will update if I find anything.

    Likes: Ease of setup. Ability to single and double click on pad (has to be setup in preferences), pinch and zoom (especially useful on large montors.

    Can not be happier with the purchase.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for the first 4 months

    • Written by from MADRID

    I bought a magic trackpad in January and i really liked it, I barely used my mouse after that. However, after 4 months the left side of the trackpad does not let me click anymore, however the right side still works ok, I will try to replace it and if the shop does not let me I will go back to my mouse, I am not buying another one and risk having it stop working again in 4 months.

    41 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work in OS X Lion Recovery mode - Bootable USB Lion or Bootable DVD

    • Written by from LOVELAND

    Unfortunately, when you are trying to work work with Magic Trackpad while Startup Disk is Bootable USB OS X Lion or Bootable DVD OS X Lion none of Trackpad functions
    works except of just Arrow moving !!!!
    When you buy this product, make sure you still have some other mouse in order to work in OS X Lion recovery or Main Disk Repair modes!

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit frustrating

    • Written by from KNOXVILLE

    Bought this Trackpad when I upgraded to Lion OS.
    Have used it for almost one month and still am learning. Many features/gestures have no use in my line of work/home use.
    I've owned an iPhone and Macbook Air and had no problems with the touch gestures. Enjoyed the app on my iPhone that made it a 'touchpad'. But, this works differently.
    This Trackpad has a generous surface area, which is part of the problem. Easy to have accidental touches (even to the edges of the trackpad) with dire consequences, and many gestures are frustrating.
    Sometimes my pinky and/or ring finger will touch the pad while I'm scrolling and send me to another webpage or interpret the gesture as a 'swipe', or some other gesture and close the page all together.
    Seems like 'up' is down, and 'down' is up. With my previous mouse or trackball and the 'window blind' controls on webpages, you'd pull 'down' to make the page scroll up, 'up' to make the page go scroll down. With this Trackpad, the gestures are as if you're touching the page, itself. Odd, since the pad is horizontal and the screen is vertical. And now, on many sites and in most dialogue boxes, with this Trackpad (and Lion update?) those 'window blind' controls on the edge of the website or dialogue box are gone!
    Also, double clicks aren't always recognized, or sometimes are overly sensitive, regardless of the setting. I find it difficult to block/select a section of text or photo to highlight for editing or to copy and paste.
    I regret this purchase. My $12 Blutooth mouse was cheaper, much simpler to operate and move, and not counter intuitive.

    25 of 33 people found this useful