• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy it

    • Written by from Austin

    I hate this thing...I have to pound on it to get it to connect and the batteries run out every two weeks. It always loses it's connection with the computer..going back to my mouse..Good riddance..

    41 of 62 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    didn't work out too well for me.

    • Written by from Yonkers

    this thing just did not fit the bill for me. i have been completely satisfied with every apple product I have ever bought until this one. I thought it would fix the quirkiness of Lion if I had a multitouch trackpad... but once I started using it I found it was just a patch. 2.1ghz core 2 duo with 4gb of memory and an ssd... figured this would fit in just fine. ended up being real awkward even after adjusting all the settings I could think of.

    turns out windows 7 and a scroll wheel mouse have bought my computing experience back from the dead.

    no hate here. just my two cents. too long using the same ui. just felt so stale. trackpad set the whole thing off.

    30 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lasted about 18 months

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    Is a perfect pairing for a OSX with the mutitouch gestures capabilities. Dragging icons over long distances, or selecting a lot of text is cumbersome.

    After about 12 months it would regularly drop connections. Eventually, after about 18 months, it was unusable and would drop connections every minute. Battery replacement would usually resolve the issue, but as time went on, battery life was shorter and shorter. It's not that they wore out, it's that the trackpad required a higher battery life percentage in order to even turn on. All battery contacts were perfectly clean too. After dropping connection, the only way to re-establish was to remove and re-insert batteries.

    Expected a little more for such an expensive product. Seriously having second thoughts about buying another one.

    44 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrid piece of tech

    • Written by from South Brisbane

    I bought this yesterday and it started working fine but then it suudenly stopped and refused to work again

    15 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far superior to the mouse in most situations

    • Written by from Greenville

    I just purchased this item and already it is much easier to use than even the Magic Mouse. I will still keep my mouse for the few applications that require it, but I adore the trackpad. It is comfortable to use and the gestures, once you learn them, are highly intuitive. Finally a trackpad for a desktop computer! A+, Apple!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ouch

    • Written by from Geneva

    I really don't like this thing, largely because, unlike a mouse, one can't rest one's fingers - EVER!. The wrist is always bent up, keeping the fingers off of the pad, unless one is poking, swiping, etc. With a mouse, one lays one's palm on the device which is comforting... Every time I use this trackpad, my wrists get sore.

    39 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not too bad...

    • Written by from Carlsbad

    Effective tool however strain on wrist. I lift up my hand and still bothersome.
    Feels better when the trackpad is on my lap.

    Perhaps making one for table-top with arc in the same curvature as the magic mouse. Tilt forward a little more. A shape that will make less hand movement with more efficiency.

    A pressure sensitive pen would be a nice option. Allow trackpad mapping to the screen size.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect match with Mac...

    • Written by from HongKong

    I just feel that I am so late for buying this...more convenient than use mouse to control...Love it

    18 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bluetooth connectivity!

    • Written by from Andover

    Although I love the Magic Mouse, the trackpad keeps the connection much further away than the mouse. I use this with my MacMini and TV and stream videos. Bigger surface too. Get it, you'll love it

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's good, but doesn't replace my mouse

    • Written by from Toronto

    I've had this for about a month. It's nice for simple things, like scrolling through web pages, but it's useless when it comes to some specific apps, like GarageBand. I had hoped this might replace my mouse, but no dice. It's a neat toy, but it's not a tool.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Oakland Park

    OK this track pad is awesome! Seriously it blows having a mouse out of the water! Cannot imagine using a mouse again. No more carpal tunnel pain! Seriously I love it and so does my partner... Love it love it!

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Hutchinson

    I'm not even remotely close to being as computer "savvy" as most people that post here. I don't know for sure how this thing works, and I don't care. In my opinion, it's the best thing since sliced bread. Buy it, connect it, read the instructions, then just play with it! My mouse is in the desk drawer, batteries removed.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super nice device!!!!

    • Written by from Fort Calhoun

    I can swipe pages. I can scroll. I like it so much!!! But it does not replace a mouse. I have a wired mighty mouse.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's gorgeous and functional.

    • Written by from Burnaby

    I wanted the trackpad because I wanted a desktop setup where my Macbook Air was attached to an external monitor. Since I was so pleased with the Air's trackpad, I decided the trackpad would be great for using at the desk. The trackpad works perfectly with OS X Lion, and now Mountain Lion. Once users have experienced what multi-gestures can do, they will find it hard to go back. I sure did. I think this hardware works flawlessly, and I'm glad I bought it. Using the Macbook Air at the desktop with anything else like a regular mouse would have felt clunky and slow.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Technology

    • Written by from Davenport

    I read many of the reviews regarding this new device, and don't understand why people are complaining. Must be PC People! Lol

    Easy to setup, works just like a notebook pad and has more functionality.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It was great until it went crazy

    • Written by from Lancaster

    I had the magic track pad for maybe 2 or 3 months before out of the blue, it stopped selecting things, then selected things while my hands were no where near it, 1-touch click stopped working, then 1-click stopped working, then it started moving things I didn't want to other places, and THEN it started freezing my comp whenever I turned the trackpad on.

    I know, studied and practiced all the trackpad finger moves, so I know my fingers didn't somehow slip in the wrong direction. This drove me bananas for 2 weeks since I was convinced there had to be a way to fix it---after all, it's an apple product, righ?!

    I tried everything (not in the order listed):
    Restart comp
    Repaired my mac mini's permissions in Recovery mode
    Turned off bluetooth, turned on bluetooth
    unpair and then pair
    new batteries
    cleaned trackpad with glass cleaner
    cleaned trackpad with rubbing alcohol
    blew air on the trackpad to get dust out the edges with an air compressor
    left it in a hot room to dry out (maybe the humidity in my office made it wonky, Idk)
    left it alone 3 days to rest

    But after all that, it was STILL acting very bizarre!

    I'm finally taking it back to the store for a genius appt. Hopefully they give me store credit.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad = Magic

    • Written by from Mckinney

    When Apple introduced this product, I thought they were crazy. I didn't think this product solved any real customer need. After trying it out in the store, I decided to buy one and play with it. After using it for the last year, I will *never* go back to a mouse again. I use one on my MBP & another on my MacMini. It really is Magic.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for casual use, text editing, etc., but...

    • Written by from Fountain Hills

    Not really usable for things like photoshop, illustrator, photo editing, etc. I gave it to my wife after using it for an hour.

    19 of 33 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not have a USB version?

    • Written by from Louisville

    It took a while to get used to the trackpad, but I have grown to like it. But I find it annoying and inconvenient to have to change the batteries every two or three weeks. This is a desktop device. I would prefer to have a USB connector. USB is more reliable than Bluetooth. Every Bluetooth device occasionally loses connectivity, including this one. I find I have to keep my old mouse as a back-up for Bluetooth failures and battery rundown. The batteries also raise the back of the trackpad and make it less ergonomic. The wrist has to be bent back further than it would be if the trackpad lay flat. As a matter of fact, the back of the the trackpad should probably be lower than the front, not higher. This would give a better wrist angle. Please, Apple, stop shoving wireless "convenience" down our throats.

    42 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Gift for the 'rents

    • Written by from Omaha

    I bought the magic trackpad as a Christmas present for my parents. They use it with their iMac and love it! it has plenty of space to move your fingers and clicking does not take a lot of force. Battery life is really good, too.

    9 of 9 people found this useful