• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    best mouse thing ...

    • Written by from Doraville

    I love this track pad ....not more words, once you start using this thing thats all you always want to use.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than a mouse

    • Written by from Painted Post

    I like this product. It is much easier to do gestures on a trackpad than on a mouse. I think this is a great buy.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MUST HAVE

    • Written by from Ooltewah

    The magic track pad,in my opinion, is not a mouse alternative. A mouse, is a lousy alternative to the magic track pad. It is a must have for anyone that has an iMac, Mac Mini, or Mac Pro running 10.7 Lion, actually any operating system. Its extremely responsive and the mutitouch gestures make Lion SOOO easy to navigate, especially if you like me and have multiple full screen apps or multiple pages. Its large and ergonomic so you don't find yourself hurting after hours of use and its great for tight spaces. I will end by saying BUY IT, i promise you won't regret it!

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad....beware

    • Written by from STEWARTSVILLE

    I am on my 4th call with the Apple support folks (this time the call is over 45 minutes in length) with no solution that allows my trackpad to work consistently. I was very excited about the trackpad even though I spent an additional $60 on upgrading the software (Snow Leopard, then Lion). The Trackpad works for about 5 minutes yet despite having a nearly full battery won't continue to work. I hope someone can help as my prior experiences with Apple Support have been positive, this one has me re-thinking the Macbook Pro purchase I am contemplating.

    39 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    APPLE? Come on, Show a featured TRACKPAD video!

    • Written by from Columbia Heights

    Yes, right on the first page without looking in strange places.
    The TRACKPAD isn't featured on the first page of Mac Options list.
    I had to search for trackpad.

    Those of us that do have it, if you go to preferences, there is a fully featured
    gesture function for every option. Any Apple Store will have one out to play with.

    I don't know why some think it's not the same function as MBP's track pad, but it is.

    What's with the wrist pain factor some claim or speculate?
    You don't type with it, it navigates, runs video forward/reverse with 2 figure swipe
    as fast as wanted.

    Sit up, so hand is lower than elbow, or adjust table/desk/chair to perfection.
    It's almost the year 2000, lets Go.

    If you want the pad level, put a rubber pad under it, or half of plain muffin works.

    You have to get the bluetooth keyboard as well that matches it.
    Of all the cool stuff to have, these two are hands down the best money invested.
    What you are forgetting, is now the laptop stays clean, with zoom, it can be viewed 6 feet away.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot live without

    • Written by from Calgary

    I bought this track pad to take advantage of lion but I did not know I would be lost without it. This is a total replacement for the mouse.

    Apple has really innovated when it comes to this device. I would go as far as saying I starting to lose my skills with a mouse.

    Buy one you will not be disappointed if anything you will be enlightened.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I will never use a mouse again

    • Written by from Byron Bay

    This is great, forget your mouse (brick) forever ! I had a sore wrist from my apple mouse after a month with the track pad I will never use a mouse again.
    Wrist is no linger sore and you can work faster and do more with the track pad

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's Magic in the palm of your hand

    • Written by from Hatboro

    Just days before upgrading to OS X: Lion, I decided to compliment my investment by purchasing Apple's Magic Trackpad.

    This product is an outstanding compliment to my desktop user experience. In fact, after upgrading to OS X: Lion, I simply couldn't imagine going back to a traditional mouse.

    In fact, I sold my previous mouse on eBay after just a few days of use and decided to try the Magic Mouse I bought over a year ago.

    To my surprise, the Magic Mouse actually (for the first time) makes perfect sense now. You see, the Magic Mouse is not perfect by itself, but rather a compliment to the Magic Trackpad because while the Magic Trackpad is better at desktop navigation, I find that the Magic Mouse much better at more precise tasks, such as selecting text, graphics and screen captures.

    The real compliment is in that both the Magic Trackpad and the Magic Mouse have a touch-sensitive surface that share similar finger gestures.

    So, in conclusion, through my discovery I have found that both devices fully take advantage of Apple's latest operating system.

    This product would also make a great gift for the Mac user in your life.

    Recommended: Yes

    35 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor ergonomics

    • Written by from Arlington

    For a company that prides itself on it's industrial design this trackpad falls short, and form definitely does not follow function. While being visually elegant, it is a wrist-killer. The pad is sloped upward forcing you to elevate your wrist when making gestures. After the nth time, it's going to lead to wrist problems. The pad would work better in fact if it was sloped the other way and you could use the elevated bar as a wrist-rest.

    33 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best device for you iMac

    • Written by from BREA

    I love this thing! I used to swear by track balls. I've used a Microsoft Explorer for almost 6 years... It was starting to wear out when I finally went from PC to mac. I played with the Magic Pad in the store after I got my new iMac. The main reason I wanted something other than a mouse, the magic mouse was no good. I was so used to my trackball that using a mouse, and a mouse with odd features, wasn't cutting it. I tried the Pad and will never use a mouse again if I can help it (other than work... clunky Dell junk).

    Buy it if you are on the fence. Disable the buttons and just use the tap to click feature. There were a couple of features I changed... but can't remember off the top of my head. ALSO, buy some nice rechargable batteries. I burn up my AA batteries in the Pad. I got some Sanyo ion something or other batteries that get some good reviews, shoot for Amazon on those.

    One of THE best devices ever!

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    be careful! not great quality

    • Written by from Rolla

    Good functionality, multitouch gesture are great, but the fact that the pad bent after one week of use and is now nearly impossible to click disgusts me ($70 product with the build quality of $5)...not worth it.

    13 of 51 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I'd give a USB version a full 5 stars.

    • Written by from Dearborn

    It's easily the most elegant, comfortable and versatile "mouse" I've ever used but when I use Apple's rechargeable batteries I need to swap them out every 4 to 5 days. I never really use it off my desk so frankly a USB connection and a couple of USB ports would make it even more useful and convenient for me.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best "mouse" I have ever used

    • Written by from Whitesboro

    I love my Magic Trackpad. I rarely write reviews, but this device is truly exceptional. I also have a Magic Mouse that I use at work and I have to say, the Magic Trackpad is far superior. I have been using both for over 6 months and I have never had an issue with my Magic Trackpad, while the Magic Mouse has only made me wish I had the Magic Trackpad at work as well.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Grandpa Chuck

    • Written by from Cookeville

    Yes I am... 70+.... Love my new Mac Mine With the track Pad. This is my 4th Apple Computer and the Magic Track Pad is a real hand saver. The Mouse always cramped my hand after a few hours and left my with my trigger fingers locked up. The Track pad has solved all those problems... No more pained hand & fingerers. Thanks Apple.

    38 of 40 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly Magic!

    • Written by from Hamilton

    I am extremely happy I made the decision to purchase the Magic Trackpad! It is like a Wacom tablet for your fingers! It is the most comfortable and natural way of connecting with your Mac. I find it so much more natural than using a mouse. I feel like I have much less strain on my wrist with it! I looks absolutely beautiful on your desk as well! This is just one of those essentials you definitely need!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blowing

    • Written by from Easton

    This product is utterly amazing for both its simplicity and effectiveness. I'm not a mac super-user and tend to be slightly behind the tech curve, but I've had the trackpad for 24 hours and I'm stunned by how effective and efficient it is. Set-up is simple. If you're not used to a trackpad, there is a learning curve, but I'm finding every moment that my usage is becoming increasingly intuitive. Check out the online videos and the video illustrations in Preferences for some tips.
    Really impressive product!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improves your iMac experience

    • Written by from BROOKLYN

    It improves your iMac experience tremendously. scolling and tapping with your fingers on this wide pad makes moving the mouse with your hand on a mouse pad very primitive.
    the funcionality of the trackpad is the way it should be done. I had my imac for nine months and I had a trackpad for 2 weeks and I kick myself for not getting this sooner.
    And if you own a mac laptop as well then having the trackpad for your iMac makes total sense because now everything works the same. The way I wound up buying the track pad is one day I was at a electronic store which had the imac with the trackpad, I started playing with it and it just hit me, using the trackpad just made a lot of sense. The next day I went to an Apple store and got one. I love it, I love it, I love It. Thank you Apple for making sense of the computer and making it fun to use. I switch from PC to imac nine months ago and never regret it. Apple keep up the good work. Love ya. Steve Jobs R.I.P. and thank you.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Need better support for Apple stuff

    • Written by from Jackson

    Magic Trackpad is the best. I'd never go back to mouse again.
    However, desktop and web App Stores are not supported; i.e., I can't do the 2-fingered back/forward swiping for browsing. Seems kind of intuitive.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No iphone compatibility?

    • Written by from East Meadow

    Not that it was inferred, promised or implied. There's just no practical incompatibility issue... The trackpad itself is great. Cheers.

    6 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Smooth Perfection

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I haven't used a traditional mouse in months - I'll never go back. I've been wishing for this since getting the Macbook Pro because I fell in love with the trackpad. I bought the external to use at work because there I hook my macbook pro to a monitor so it's more functional to use a mouse (track-pad) set up. Once you get used to using a track pad, using a traditional mouse feels clunky and awkward.

    The only drawback to the external track pad is that it doesn't allow for all the gestures that the track pad on the macbook pro does... i.e.: Four fingers upward will not reveal the desktop ribbon. But the majority of the gestures work just fine.

    Love it!

    12 of 12 people found this useful