• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love it!!

    • Written by from Fountain Valley

    After my mighty mouse's ball got stuck, it made me so mad I accidentally broke it while trying to clean the ball. So I bought this Trackpad and hope for the best. Needless to say, I will never use a mouse again! Unless, of course, this broke. In which case, I will buy another trackpad!

    I was considering between this and the magic mouse (which was good), and after playing around with both at the store, I took a chance on this for its MANY multi-function gestures. There are about 10 gestures that are VERY useful. Simply awesome. Learned most of it within the hour, and I have to say, I feel like I am controlling the computer with my mind. Getting used to it in Final Cut X and not looking back. Makes EVERYTHING SO QUICK. (Yes, I came from the dark age of a wired mouse. Which I will now give to my cat to play with..)

    Things I love:

    -The MANY multi-function gestures.
    -Large size of the trackpad surface (I don't like laptops' trackpad sizes, why I was hesitant to buy this at first).
    -Looks.
    -How natural it feels to use and SPEED! Because of this, I now feel that I have gained a 6th sense which has given me the ability to control the interwebs with my mind. Today the interwebs, tomorrow, the world. Muhahahah. muhahahahahahahahaa. haa...right.

    Things I don't like:

    -At first, tracking seemed kind of laggy; it tend to pause and skipped. So I washed my hands (had a hotdog from Wienerschnitzel) and cleaned the trackpad with alcohol. Tracking is very accurate now.

    -Price. It's a great price for what it offers. But I want to pay half and get 50% more.


    Overall, I would definitely buy this again. That's not to say I want it to break, so I can buy it again; If that happens, I would bring to Apple and demand a replacement (if after 30 days, I would be really nice to them, hoping they'll give me a replacement :) Stop reading my review, go buy this. You'll love it. I know I do.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't plan on many years of use!

    • Written by from Berlin

    Good piece of equipment, bit doesn't have a long life. Mine - and I know of others - has given up already, after a couple of years of use. Doesn't springback after clicking anymore, so now useless, also loses contact more and more often after a while. Have gone back to a mouse.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Surrey

    This product is one of the best purchase that i made, absolutely love it, superb product, easy to pair and love it a lot !!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Huntington Beach

    I had mine for a little over a year and i use it 90% of the time over my Magic mouse.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works......

    • Written by from Milford

    Had the trackpad now for well over 12 months, and worked like a charm. Batteries don't last very long, but when you use rechargeable ones, not a big deal.

    Then, a week ago, the cursor started to jitter all over the place, jumping back and forth. Did some research - and what did I find? A very common issue, especially with Mavericks. Tried all the usual recommended fixes with "0" result. Back to the mouse? Always hated it - I guess I'll just cough up another $69 plus tax for a new pad in the vague hope that Apple will eventually fix this thing.

    Can't say I am overly impressed.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Atlanta

    It makes using you mac so much better. You must get one, it just makes perfect sense. Pricey yea, but you most definitely get what you pay for in life.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Left side doesn't click any more; right side still works

    • Written by from Lakewood

    Bought a Magic Trackpad a few months ago. After a little getting used to (as I used 2-button Logictech mouse prior for years) I really loved it. Liked ability to hit the road and use same gestures on my MBP that I used at home when at my desk (via Magic Trackpad next to my Apple KB, no more mouse ;).

    Last few weeks I now find I have to press "harder" or multiple times to get a "click" gesture. Even early on I found I had to "learn to press" toward the bottom (for easy leverage benefit). Now I have to also "remember" to press toward the bottom and to the right to get a click. Still, about 30% or so of the time I have to press 2 or more times. I see I'm not alone with this issue based on other one-star reviews. I hope "one" exchange will fix the issue (if BB makes it easy, and if not, I'm not likely to buy another MT to see if I get lucky, again based on other reviews).

    For now, I set my preferences to allow me to use a "one finger tap" to get a click gesture. Even then, the secondary click gesture still is now often requiring multiple presses :(

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Love Love This Thing

    • Written by from LONG BEACH

    When I first saw it, I had to have it. For me, the Magic Trackpad is much easier to use than a mouse--any mouse. It makes using my Mac almost like using my iPhone. Super easy to set up and configure. You can swipe from screen to screen, even between applications and websites. You can zoom and pinch. You can even configure the Trackpad to perform the right-click function. Having to change the battery after several months is a minor inconvenience, but it will notify you when the battery is getting low. Totally worth the money! No regrets here!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse

    • Written by from BEDFORD

    Recently purchased the Trackpad because I wanted to have the same experience as with my MacBook Pro's trackpad. I have my MBP connected to my 23" ACD 98% of the time so I really never use the Pro's trackpad but love using it. I've used the Magic Mouse for many years, now it's my new Magic Trackpad's turn. Not sure if I will end up keeping it, but for now Im loving it.

    It's nice not to use a mouse pad which takes up a lot of extra space, without the mouse pad the Magic Mouse wears my desk. For now the Magic Trackpad has a new home, and the mouse is hiding in the drawer.

    For now the Trackpad seems awkward after using a mouse for so long......Time will tell!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awsome

    • Written by from santa maria

    This mouse is amazing. I've had it for 3 years and it has never let me down. I would recommend it if your like a designer or something like that. I'm just a kid but I love it. One thing though the buttons on the bottom after a while start to get stuck. So I would put it on tap mode to click.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    • Written by from Richmond

    This "Magic" Track Pad here is absolutely god awful. It takes on a mind of it's own, randomly highlights things and doesn't scroll down when you tell it to. Also, it seems to adhere here to the wind more than my fingertips. I won't touch it and it goes absolutely crazy. Worst track pad to exist.

    4 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best in Class...

    • Written by from Forest Hills

    This trackpad is every bit as good as the built-in trackpads on MacBooks. In fact since it is bigger it is actually a little nicer to use. If there were better windows drivers avaiable for it (that allowed more gestures) I would have one connected to my Windows work PC as well! Price is competitive with other quality trackpads such as the one made by Logitech so there is no reason not to go with the superior Apple version.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flat and versatile

    • Written by from Toronto

    In an age where we are so accustomed to navigating flat touch-screens, the trackpad fits right into our comfort zone. It integrates all of the gestures you would find while using an iPad, plus many more which feel so natural to the OS X environment.

    It's all about the subtleties: You can actually use the trackpad without ever needing to do the hard-press down that some users complain about. The tap to click feature comes in handy for this, as do the two-finger swipe and the three-finger move (very cool and super-productive feature for selecting text and moving objects). You can even make a click without lifting the finger which is moving the cursor (for example, by moving the cursor with middle finger, then clicking with the index).

    The Trackpad is superior to the Magic Mouse, in my opinion. I started out with the mouse and really enjoyed its new features and sleek design. However, after being used to doing so much more with gestures and touch-screens, the Trackpad beats it out by at least a full star. You can compare them in-store, but nothing beats bringing both home to really get the hang of it. Give each a fair chance for a week or two, then return the one you like less!

    I think Apple has done a great job of making the trackpad a relevant (and very productive) tool for modern-day use. When used in conjunction with the keyboard and its many shortcuts, you've got a pleasurable and productive session ahead of you.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Unusable after one year— faulty product

    • Written by from Franklin

    I loved this product when I first got it with my new iMac in November of 2012. But immediately after I upgraded to Mavericks a year later, the device went nuts. It randomly clicks, even when I'm not touching it. If I'm moving it across the screen, this results in icons being shifted, removed from the Dock, moved into unintended folders. If I'm surfing, it results in random clicks on sites I don't want to go to. But worse is when I'm typing, and the random click results in me deleting whole passages, sometimes even several paragraphs! Even when I began writing this review, I had to remove the batteries from the cursed thing so I could type this.
    I am a writer, and this sort of faulty behavior is completely unacceptable in a computer accessory. I cannot recommend this product to anyone.
    Naturally, since the device conveniently went wonky with the upgrade to Mavericks, I assumed it was a bug in the OS. But with several upgrades later, the problem is getting worse. Ironically, had I not upgrade to Mavericks, I would have taken the dratted thing in while still under warranty and gotten a replacement mouse (I'm not going with another trackpad, ever). But now I'm stuck with it.

    Until Apple gets this issue resolved (and I don't think it's just a matter of "sweaty fingers" as it worked fine for a year regardless of my hand's condition), then I have to warn everyone away from this turkey. Yeah, it seems good at first, but it has an unacceptably short work life. Avoid, avoid, avoid.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but could be better...

    • Written by from Cantley

    I found the track pad to be very interesting when it came out. After wards when I picked it up, I released some issues;

    It worked descent with mac OSX but when it came to windows, it just didn't feel right. It needs to have better software to work on windows. The only feature that functioned all right was the scrolling, and thats pretty basic. After all it was an okay product...

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It does what it's supposed to do

    • Written by from Gilroy

    I'm not sure what hidden things are on this but It's basically a bigger track pad. it would also be good to get a wireless keyboard to accompany it otherwise it is awkward.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery life Tackpad vs Magic Mouse

    • Written by from Tonawanda

    I used a Magic Mouse for several years before I decided to replace it with the Trackpad. It took some getting used to but now that I have, I like it fine. A big plus is that it seems the batteries (same rechargeable ones I used in the Magic Mouse) last a lot longer in the Trackpad. Apparently, the Trackpad does not require as much power as the Mouse. Unexpected but welcome difference.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it's working, terrible when it's not

    • Written by from South San Francisco

    While I love that I can use all the features of my laptop trackpad on this device, it's very frustrating when it doesn't connect with my work laptop anymore. I take my laptop home and leave the trackpad in the office, and every morning it seems I have to pair the trackpad again.

    Pairing is not the best experience ever. There's only one indicator light, and only one light color, so it's hard to tell what's happening with the trackpad, since turning it on or off looks about the same. I had to read a support page to know that blinking twice means discovery mode, and that if it does NOT blink, then the trackpad needs batteries, so it's not intuitive at all. It takes trial and error to figure out how to get the device in the right state for pairing.

    That said, after the frustrating pairing, the device works great. It's very responsive, and connectivity doesn't drop during the day. I love that I can use tap-to-touch and all multitouch gestures on a big comfortable surface.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    EPIC

    • Written by from Denver

    This trackpad put simply is amazing. It's huge, the texture is perfect, and it's awesome with Minecraft. I use this when I'm at home because my Mac is far back on my desk and I don't like reaching across my desk to use my Mac. So I bought this and the wired keyboard and it works great! This trackpad is the best, least laggy trackpad I've ever used.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Loving it!

    • Written by from Port St. Lucie

    I was between buying the magic mouse or the trackpad, but I couldn't be happier that I went with the trackpad! I don't have to worry about what surface I'm using with the trackpad, or even needing a surface at all, unlike with a mouse. I connect my MacBook to my TV a lot, and it's always been a pain to have to maneuver around in the cabinet to use the internal trackpad when I need to adjust something, now I just have the trackpad sitting on my side table and grab it whenever I need it. No clipboard to lean on, no jumbling around with the cabinet; this is the most convenient Apple accessory I've purchased to date. Loving it!

    3 of 3 people found this useful