• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best!

    • Written by from Murfreesboro

    After using this, I never want to use a traditional mouse again. Being able to use the "gestures" to accomplish tasks is great!

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than Magic Mouse, but not as practical as Logitec

    • Written by from New Haven

    The Trackpad is industrial perfect, beautiful and stylish. It matches well with my apple wireless keyboard. However, all the praise is purely from aesthetic, not from practicality.

    Comparing with Magic Mouse, the Trackpad is better. It is not because the Trackpad is good, but because the magic mouse is so uncomfortable to hold. Implementations of multitouch is more suitable for a pad, not for a mouse. The movement of fingers on a mouse is weird and not nature.

    However, I do think a high-end logitech mouse is more practical. Do you guys really think multitouch is so important? I use the Logitech Anywhere MX before, which has around five buttons that I can program myself, like zoom, move forward/back, launchpad ... I bet that the feeling of pushing a physical button is ALWAYS better that touching a glass.

    In summary, the apple products is beautiful and stylish, but not as practical as many other product. However, I am not regret for buying apple product. The reason is simple: it is gorgeously beautiful!

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    painful

    • Written by from FREEPORT

    Don't believe all of the hype over this trackpad. it really is a terrible way to interface with the computer. Glitchy, non smooth scrolling. have to really bang it to make it click, which will cause much pain to fingers and joints. As an orthopedist, would not recommend it to people with sensitive touch, prolonged banging with the fingertips is damaging. there is also no relaxed position to use this trackpad as you would find on an older ergonomic mouse. it frequently loses connection, leaving no way to operate your system (you will not be able to completely ditch your mouse). battery life expectancy is also very short, a wired version should be available to compensate poor blue tooth capabilities and poor battery life expectancy.

    25 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    STRAIGHT OUT OF STAR TREK!

    • Written by from Walnut Creek

    Hands down the best mouse I have ever owned. It took a few days to get used to but it is the most elegant and easy way to control a computer for professional or day to day use. I have big hands and it is just the perfect fit. Plus, since it is blue tooth you can just hold it in your palm sitting back on a chair if you have a mac mini hooked up to a TV. Totally worth the money!!! Plus it just looks and feels cool :)

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds Expectations

    • Written by from Warren

    The Track Pad is better than any mouse I have ever used!!! I thought it would be hard to get used to, but it was extremely easy, and the gestures make working on my Apple computer so much easier. Apple has done it again with this excellent technology. Can't wait to see what is announced on March 7th! I pad 3! I pad 3!

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get the Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Rancho Palos Verdes

    The Magic Trackpad allows you to interface with your Mac the same way you interface with your Macbook. Simplifies going back and forth between my two computers and provides more capability than a mouse. I really like the way the track pad worked on my Macbook Air and wanted the same sort of interface for my MacPro and this does the job. It links up with computer easily and the battery life is impressive. It just works!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better

    • Written by from Grove City

    ...than a magic mouse. Has more options and feels more natural. Does everything I was hoping for. Very pleased.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Shelton

    After almost 10 years only using laptops. Switching to a desktop was weird because I had to use a mouse. I'm glad the trackpad exist! I'm able to have the comfort of the trackpad with the use of the mouse. Couldn't ask for more!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!!!

    • Written by from dallas

    My first generation magic mouse broke and i needed a replacement. The ball stopped scrolling downward. Obviously i thought to upgrade to the new magic mouse because I had used it a couple of times and was pretty impressed. Somehow I ended up with the trackpad instead. Must say I wasn't crazy about the trackpad, honestly i didn't see its use because most people who use the laptop trackpad always need a mouse to go through their days work more efficiently. Man was i wrong.

    This thing is amazing. Think of all your iPad and iPhone gestures on your Lion iDevices. I noticed that when using the mouse you would still need to move the pointer to the corners of your screen to execute certain functions like show desktop, all applications, mission control etc, with the magic trackpad there's no need dragging the pointer. It's customized for gestures to execute these features no matter where the pointer might be.

    I also used to think that dragging would be cumbersome on the trackpad. It's highly customizeable and gives you the option to drag freely without having to hold anything down.

    Honestly you will not be able to appreciate this device until you have used it. We all like to read about reviews and watch videos before buying stuff but this is one gadget you will have to use to understand. Get it you will not be disappointed. I'm surprised apple hasn't marketed this product more elaborately.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    As good as it gets

    • Written by from Grand Junction

    Just another great product from apple. If you use a unibody MacBook pro but miss the great touch pad when using your iMac, Mac mini, or Mac pro then this is exactly what you need. I thought the pad on the a book pro was huge, but this pad is a lot larger and you can use all the gestures that you use on you MacBook. Also the smoothness of the glass surface feels great plus it won't show any wear patterns like the plastic one and the sensitivity doesn't change over time.

    Once again Apple delivers a stunning product no one else seem to be able to figure out. No wonder apple is the worlds most valuable company.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    there's only one thing missing on the trackpad to be rated 5 stars

    • Written by from BOSTON

    The accelerometer...

    with the trackpad sensitive to the gravity, many games played on iPad, iPhone or iPod could also be played on a iMac using the magic trackpad as a intermediary since would be kind of heavy to hold the screen-monitor on a iMac to play labyrinth, doodle jump, temple ruin, etc...

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, ideal for MacBook's - couple of issues

    • Written by from Murphy

    OVERVIEW
    The main reason I use the Magic Trackpad is to have consistency of use between when I'm working at home at my desk vs working directly from the MacBook. The Magic Trackpad is ideal for this however, there are a couple issues I've found that make it a bit of a challenge.

    CHALLENGES:
    (1) The Magic Trackpad has a fairly short battery life, especially when compared to the wireless keyboard. If you're considering the Trackpad, be sure to also get the rechargeable batteries from Apple or other rechargeable AA batteries because you will go through them.

    (2) The Trackpad has an issue with the click action in that it will stick for no apparent reason. The device has never come in contact with any liquids or anything sticky but when in frequent use, it will stick and I'll have to raise it slightly off the table and drop it to unstick it. This can be very frustrating particularly when you're working with engineering diagrams or editing photos.

    SUMMARY
    In concept and purpose, I should give this device 5 stars but in execution, I can only give it 3 stars. If Apple would improve this device to enable the battery to last as long as the keyboard or to resolve the sticking issues with the click feature, this would actually be a perfect device.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is really magic from Apple

    • Written by from Toronto

    I made a good decision switching to Apple. They really make quality products with unique design. The magic trackpad is awesome. I can't go back using a mouse. The trackpad is very easy to use, little hard to learn in the beginning but you will get used to it.

    Thank you Apple

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just the thing.

    • Written by from Toronto

    I got the Magic Trackpad to replace an aging wireless USB mouse whose responsiveness had always been a little spotty and that ate batteries.

    This new device is great. It's bigger than the trackpad on the laptop, so I can just reach over and use it without looking. The bluetooth connection is flawless, and the sensitivity of the response matched my existing settings right out of the box.

    Especially with OS X Lion's switch to inverted scrolling and making gestures (swipe up/down/left/right, pinch zoom, etc.) on all devices more cohesive, having a wireless trackpad makes perfect sense.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Apple Could Make The Mouse Obsolete!

    • Written by from Ventnor

    This is probably, in my opinion, the single best leap forward to best the typical mouse in the history of peripherals! I have for years wondered why someone hadn't taken the trackpad from a laptop and made it available alone for any desktop. Well from the maker of the almighty "mouse" comes it's absolute replacement for any desktop Mac or Windows driven. It makes using my iMac 27" (current model as of February 6th, 2012) so much easier and intuitive. Which is what Apple does best, making products we all want to use and own. Mac's look good and even better are stable, IMO the most stable and intuitive, and safe way to get yourself online.

    No Windows based computer or laptop could or can come close to the ease of use and intelligence in it's operating system. A system that Windows continues to try and copy over and over with every new version. Mac OS Lion is superb and really has this new track pad in mind since it has so many different ways to swipe, crunch, widen, and my favorite--flip back and forward between website pages. With just a flip of the finger you can go forward or back between pages. Instead of using the mouse to move back and forth or move the cursor to pick the forward or backward arrow on the top of the browser.

    Love this product beyond words and once again made by Apple. As is most things that are truly intuitive and made for people to use easily. The Magic Trackpad redefines how we do something so simple in our everyday online time.

    wWay to go Apple. Great product an really makes me scratch my head as to why someone else hadn't perfected the replacement of a mouse. But then again who else was going to do this? Certainly nothing from the Labs (and I use that term loosely) of Microsoft. Lol. Sorry to be such an obvious fanboy for Apple but lets be real, there's a reason that Apple as a company is growing in leaps and bounds.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Halifax

    I find it awkward in comparison to a mouse for selecting and moving text or when playing a game, first person shooter or strategy games, selecting and firing or selecting units. If it wasn't for gestures in the latest OS, I wouldn't recommend the track pad over a mouse.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Batteries

    • Written by from Houston

    For this kind of money you think it would come with batteries that would work out of the box. In order to get it to work I will have to go buy batteries tomorrow, what a disappointment.

    12 of 34 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Been using this for about a year...went back to a mouse...sort of

    • Written by from Clayton

    As I mentioned above, I have been using this product fora year. It was great initially, then after some time I became annoyed at how frequently I had to change the batteries. The gestures in 10.6 worked fine for me, but they changed some ofthegestures I use most frequently with the release of 10.7 and now I do not like using it as much. The dragging gesture is now three fingers which I just cannot use effectively. I got used to the single finger drag as for me it was more natural. You wold think three fingers would be easy to adapt to, but i have just had problems getting it to be intuitve for me..keyword being ME..others are likely fine using it.

    It just became more tedious to use for me than a mouse, so I keep a wireless mouse on my desk too for certain things and use the trackpad for mostly point and click and navigating screens, so it works well. My only gripes are the battery life and the lack of sufficient feedback when pressing the power button. After changing the batteries the trackpad does not reconnect to my mac tower and pressing the power button does not produce any feedback so I cannot tell if it is dead or alive sometimes. Most times I end up rebooting which is not terribly convenient. The battery life could very well be a function of the batteries that came with it as I've also have the apple charger and many complain of the battery life of those. I have recently stopped using the apple batteries and have used real batteries because I bought a ton of them recently to have in the house and they obviously last longer. I suggest getting really good rechargeable or use real batts for this....

    I would recommend the product with the above caveat...

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product... with a few oddities!

    • Written by from Eden Prairie

    Works great, however sometimes it looses contact with my Macbook Pro and then connects seconds later. When it re-connects it causes the top window on my display to shift ever so slightly, which can be distracting. Also if it is not on a flat surface it will not click. If you get dust or any other type of desktop debris on the feet it won't work. Knowing this I keep mine clean and don't have a problem. You could play a joke on someone by purposely making the feet un even and watch them try to figure it out!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    • Written by from Hope Hull

    thank u Apple....VERY EASY! NICE! & PERFECT~ all that from someone difficult to please!!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful