• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes using a MPB as a desktop replacement a joy

    • Written by from Indianapolis

    I use my MBP in many different places but primarily at my office desk. When in the office, I want to use the MBP as a desktop replacement, so I purchased a Thunderbolt Display. When first using the MBP - Thunderbolt Display combination, I found using MBP keyboard and trackpad awkward.

    As part of a solution, I purchased a Magic Trackpad. This would allow the MBP to sit back with the Thunderbolt Display. My fear was that it would not have the same feel as the MBP trackpad or that it would be difficult to use. My fears were unfounded!! It works every bit as well! In fact, the Magic Trackpad is so light and easy to use, I usually pack it for on-the-road use.

    Apple got this perfect! 5 stars!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love and hate this one.

    • Written by from Gateshead

    This product is very good and practical for all desktop users out there. With Magic Trackpad you can take advantage of multi gesture and other fancy stuff OSX offers. So I got one and loving it, but I never felt this device can replace my mouse. When it comes to do something like editing a picture I don't feel this device is sensitive enough, so I just use Magic Trackpad for day to day task like read emails and browse web and use Magic Mouse when I want to work. But still I cant live with or without it!!

    20 of 21 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Ergonomic

    • Written by from Sylmar

    I loved this, until I got carpul tunnel.

    18 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome ... love it!!

    • Written by from Macquarie Park

    This trackpad is really cool... got it for less than 24 hours and I am already hooked with it. Noticed that some people don't know how to turn off. Hold the ON button for more than 2-3 secs to OFF it.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful piece of merchandise.

    • Written by from Chicago

    It seems like a great idea, and it looks and feels really solid. Don't be fooled. I have owned 5 of these things, and every single one began to break within a month of buying it. I just gave up returning it, because when it works it is nice. However, the signal drops in and out so often it is infuriating. MAKE APPLE FIX THIS GARBAGE PRODUCT! DO NO BUY!!!!!

    44 of 106 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent if you are used to it

    • Written by from Oakland

    I have high end gaming mice that are very good for work (function assignments). However, I thought I would mix it up with a Trackpad. I have not experienced any of the issues listed like sweet spots or failure. It is just an extension of my MacbookPro. Out of the box and rock and roll. I even use Parallells with Windoze and it is great. Right-Click two finger tap and you can fly through Windoze apps. I suppose it is whatever you are used to but I like it.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Form.

    • Written by from Kingston Beach

    My oldest boy has autism and as such my wife and I are incredibly busy. An iPad was recommended by his therapist as there are a number of apps that are really great for a kid in his situation (and i should add it's been awesome) . However after spending over $800 on an iPad, we're hardly going to buy a desktop as well. But no pointing device support for the iPad. This means it's way harder and slower than it needs to be to do the most basic computing tasks, there's support for a keyboard- why not pointing device? Seems a little greedy to ask people to buy iPods, phones, pads and laptops, when just one device COULD replace them all! Even without a visible cursor on the screen, a touchpad would make life so much easier!
    Poor form Apple.

    95 of 152 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.

    109 of 116 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than a mouse

    • Written by from Plano

    I'm a road warrior and have only worked from a laptop going on 16 years. I finally made room on my desk at home for a monitor so bought Apple keyboard and trackpad. Easy transition when I get the opportunity and no noise of a mouse being dragged across your desk. All the gestures like on the MBP.

    101 of 102 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Button Mechanism

    • Written by from METAIRIE

    The product has worked as described for about 3 months however the small rubber pieces on the bottom that serve as a button were poorly made, designed and have worn out. I bought this for my iMac at work and it hasn't performed well do to the improperly place buttons. I would say this is probably great for the casual user. For someone actually moving over a screen all day this product is a No-Go. I have since gone back to my magic mouse. I wouldn't say "no good" as the gestures are kind of cool and I am constantly questioned "is that your mouse?" Other than the dramatization that apple does so well it's rather function-less.

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magically transforms your computer into an expensive paperweight

    • Written by from Florence

    This thing is really, really great. When it works. Unfortunately, more than half the time, it doesn't. It skips and jumps and skitters all over the place, magically turning your computer into a very heavy and expensive paperweight. Called Apple - they said go exchange it. I did. Second one acts exactly the same. Googling around I see I'm not the only one screaming in frustration over this. And apparently, there doesn't seem to be a fix. I would love to be able to use this. But not if it means every once in awhile, unexpectedly, I won't be able to use my computer. Love Apple. Despise this worthless little device.

    40 of 52 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Carry a mouse for backup

    • Written by from Washington

    The only magic I experienced with this device was when I made it disappear. I stopped using it after struggling with it for a few months. Here's why: Finding the right place to click is a mystery, it seems to change all the time. Right-clicking is a guessing game, I actually had to put a sticker on it so I could find the sweet spot. Why would there be a sweet spot on a trackpad? It's not a golf club. Here's another reason: if the batteries die (mine died during a Webex presentation to a room full of executives) it might lock up your main trackpad on your Macbook, so you can't do anything at all unless you manually disconnect Blue Tooth, using the tab and arrow keys. Or you happen to have a spare mouse in your pocket. Tough spot to be in during a serious presentation. One star for design, otherwise useless.

    25 of 39 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have USB - forget Bluetooth for this!

    • Written by from San Jose

    This device should have a USB connection. The Bluetooth connection is horribly unreliable, goes on and off even with full batteries. But even if it were 100% stable, the design would still make no sense. Why have to replace batteries all the time when the USB-connected keyboard is right next to the thing, with an empty USB socket pointing right at it?

    Apple, make one of these with USB and I will buy it! But offer ANY Bluetooth devices any more. I don't want them. I hate buying or charging batteries. Extra work for me that I do not need and wasteful, too.

    36 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HORRIBLE

    • Written by from Arlington Heights

    I have been using the track pad for six months. It hogs batteries. Now it is possessed. I have done everything I can think of to fix it - Googled everything, reset, trashed preferences, PRAM, etc. It literally has a mind of its own today. Now I have to drag a 27" iMac in to fix this. REALLY? I can make more money by going and buying a mouse instead of wasting two hours for the Genius bar to belittle me.

    My love for Apple 10 years ago has turned into - hey they are still better than all the problems I have w/ a PC. But every year I have MORE and MORE problems. :(

    36 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible lag, bad precision

    • Written by from Linkoping

    There is a rubber band feeling and bad precision due to lag. Either due to the bluetooth or for other reasons. It has nothing to do with acceleration settings or whatever. There sure is a time lag of about 30ms which makes it almost useless

    27 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    One of apple's best!

    • Written by from boardman

    The magic trackpad might just be the greatest accessory apple has made. I just recently purchased an iMac and instead of going with the magic mouse I chose this instead and have not regretted that decision for one minute. Its looks great but most importantly its functional. I have to run a lot of programs that require responsive and functional mice, (auto cad, rhino, photoshop, indesign, revit, sketch up, 3ds max, etc. by the way Im an architecture student) and this track pad knocks it out of the park. So if you are looking for something to run some serious programs or just to have a really cool mouse to show friends give this a shot I am almost certain you will love it. Plus it will feel like a natural transition from iPhone to your computer. Enjoy!

    31 of 32 people found this useful