• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great tool, poor quality

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Using a trackpad is an incredible improvement in efficiency. Faster, easier on the fingers, lots of space to move fingers around. But the rubber risers on the bottom fall out (mine within about 6 months) which render the trackpad useless. Would like Apple to consider a redesign so the rubber things are easily replaceable.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not perfect. Not all functions work as shown.

    • Written by from Woodbury

    When I bought a new iMac, I went to the Apple Store to look around first, and saw a trackpad connected to a different Mac. After a brief trial, and without thinking it over too much, I decided that this would be more my style than the "Magic Mouse".

    When I actually started using it at home, I discovered that there was was a bit of a learning curve. I went through the trackpad preferences to select the options that seemed best for me and the applications I run. Tap to click is the easiest, but it doesn't work perfectly. Sometimes there is accidental clickage from the lightest contact, sometimes it stubbornly refuses to work on the first or second try. Not all of the gestures work as shown by the animated hand in the setup dialog. The thumb and three finger gesture to show the desktop does not work for me. I have yet to find an application where the two finger rotate does anything. I don't actually need those gestures (yet), but I like things to work the way they are supposed to. So 3 stars rather than 4, even though the trackpad does what I need it for well enough.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes Working at My Desk a Breeze

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I use the Magic Trackpad with my MacBook Pro when I have it hooked up to an external monitor at my desk, and it's an absolute joy to work with! I tried the Magic Mouse for months before connection problems made me turn to the trackpad. I wasn't thrilled with the prospect of having to use a trackpad all the time (change is hard), but this one has made me a convert in just a few days. Plus, it makes using my MacBook away from my desk (when I just use the built-in trackpad) easier because I'm so familiar with all the gestures now. Oh, and the Magic Trackpad has none of the connection issues I experienced with the Magic Mouse, so if you're experiencing that issue, don't hesitate to make the switch.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Add-On

    • Written by from Binbrook

    This trackpad has a fantastic feel to it. You can do so much with this trackpad that you can't with a mouse. For day-to-day use, I actually use this alongside the Wireless Mouse. A must buy.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, but may want to wait for updated version with Touch ID

    • Written by from GEORGETOWN

    This product is an excellent companion to my 2012 MacBook Pro 15", I use a dual screen setup with a 30" IPS monitor and also the macbook open next to it on a stand, when in this mode, I used the wireless keyboard and the Wireless Magic Track Pad, and if there was only grip, is it does eat batteries much quicker then the keyboard, so I went to rechargeable and they work well, and just have to charge them up every couple weeks. I decorated mine with a skin of a photo I took, and it still works just fine. I do recognize apple is looking to bring Touch ID to there product line, and a way they will do this with older Macs is possibly with a updated Magic Track Pad with touch ID, so I don't know if its worth waiting for this version to come, as Touch Id for online payments is a great multilayer authentication, and additional security on your system.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage. Do Not Buy

    • Written by from massena

    Worse piece of junk ive ever purchased for my mac.This trackpad is a joke! First and last i mac ill ever own.

    0 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad does not work with standard batteries

    • Written by from Green Bay

    I've owned two trackpads because using a regular mouse hurts my hand. While I like the responsiveness of the trackpad, I hate the way standard batteries are too short for it. I have Energizer AA batteries, and after hours of searching online and trying things, I figured out that by adding slips of aluminum foil inside the battery case, I could keep the connection going longer. The cursor still freezes intermittently. I have to open the battery cover, add more aluminum foil and close up the cover again. Then the cursor works again. Thousands of people are having trouble with this based on all the forum views and entries. I sure wish Apple would fix this by making the Trackpad able to accommodate common standard batteries!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, but have plenty of batteries on hand

    • Written by from Eugene

    As good as the trackpad on a laptop and eliminates the need to use a pesky mouse. But it devours batteries.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept, way too sensitive interface to be fully functional

    • Written by from Thousand Oaks

    Magic mouse seems to have a broader click engagement radius; you don't have to be in the precise center of a button to click and have something happen.

    the tap into a static unyielding surface already landed me in the ortho office with joint and finger pain. Switching back to the magic mouse.

    It was a nice idea and thought I was saving some money. As with all things Apple (user and fan since the very first Macintosh) saving money is never a successful proposition.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Spoiled me

    • Written by from Asheville

    I hate using anything but the magic trackpad...everything else feels so juvenile now

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from New York

    It became more like a spider's net but it still works perfectly, the way better than mighty mouse!
    Useful and easy to use.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing, but wears out fast

    • Written by from Milwaukee

    I'm on my 4th one in about 16 months. I've tried the Wacom "Pen and Touch" as well. It is remarkable how much more sensitive and smooth and amazing this magic pad is than anything by wacom- and I have an older Wacom pro too. I didn't appreciate how natural the gestures with the track pad are until I had the wacom- which has clunky gestures in comparison.

    Biggest complaint: the magic track pad's physical spring wears out every 3 months. Its a kick in the nuts every time it happens. It starts sticking a little, then a little more, then you click and it wont pop up ever again- done. :( To me, it is disgusting to have to buy a new one roughly 4 times a year, hence my foray into wacom land....but alas, this is still the winner.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly user friendly

    • Written by from Findlay

    I am a fierce user of Mice. I'm a gamer and mice are more convenient.

    I purchased my iMac a couple months ago and chose to keep it with the trackpad. OMG, I was so right !

    Super comfy, it sits right next the Apple keyboard and at the same height. It sold with batteries in it and although not rechargeable, they lasted 2 whole months without issue.

    It's fast, it's natural to use (you can configure almost everything in it), the gestures are so convenient it's worth taking some time to learn them.

    It doesn't get dirty, it doesn't feel fragile, it's sensitive enough to just need to be slightly touched if needed, it's big enough that you don't need to drop and get back to scroll for a whole screen.

    I even surprise myself using it for some of my less demanding games (like MMORTS, like Stronghold Kingdoms...).

    Excellent product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Pompton Plains

    At first I was skeptical about this over the Magic Mouse, but after reading several good reviews about this product and seeing as how I will be using this with my Macbook Air for school and need something ULTRA portable, I decided on the Trackpad. I can definitely tell you that within using this for 5 hours, the trackpad is the BEST! I love the gestures and how I can use this on the couch or on my lap. SUPERB QUALITY APPLE! :) AWESOME!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    feels so natural!

    • Written by from edwardsville

    the magic trackpad is a fantastic concept with excellent execution. i admit, i had to get used to not being slow and not having to keep picking up my mouse, moving my mouse back to the left, and laying it down just so i can continue scrolling right lol, but once i killed this old habits i found that it just feels more natural to swipe back and forth between screens and actually point to where i wanna go. its a bit larger than the standard track pad in your mac and has an epic range!! (i can connect to my laptop from my neighbors house across the street!) plus i even paired it with a surface tablet and a dell or HP laptop and it worked wonderfully :) thanks apple!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to the mouse

    • Written by from San Jose

    I was skeptical at first since a mouse is so much easier to use than the trackpad on the MacBookPro.
    But having the trackpad next to my keyboard with it's luxuriously large surface has really turned my thinking around about trackpads.
    I love the gestures available for scrolling, zooming, clicking, etc. I was not really thrilled initially because the click-force is so high but when I enabled the tap feature I use it exclusively.

    I put my magic mouse away and haven't brought it out since.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I am replacing them too often

    • Written by from Millinocket

    I have had my iMac for only a couple of years and I am about to go on my third trackpad. While I far prefer the trackpad to the mouse as far as usability goes, it seems that after several months of use, they quit working. What happens is that they begin sticking or, I guess I don't really know what is going on inside, but the result is that while I am typing a document, it will move to another place in the document. If I am not staring at my work while I am typing, which I am not in the habit of doing, I will look up to find that I have replaced large segments of text. It also highlights portion of text without my permission, causing me to delete them when I strike another key, unaware of what it has done. Or it grabs onto something and won't let go. When I try to move my cursor to another place on the screen, it pulls the entire document with it. At first, it seems that replacing the batteries fixes the problem for awhile but, once it starts doing that, within a few weeks, I find that I am replacing new batteries every couple of hours, and finally even that won't help. At $69 a pop, I would think that my trackpad should last more than a few months. If not for this, I would give the Magic Trackpad four stars, possibly five.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Hand pain

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I was initially very excited about my trackpad, but after a few months of intense use my hand starting cramping. I talked it over with my doctor about what could have caused it and the only thing we could think of was the trackpad. That's enough to get me to go back to a mouse, but the cherry on top was the batteries dying very quickly.

    If your hands don't cramp, or you use it sparingly, then it looks pretty swanky on your desk and works just fine.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY - Batteries get stucked

    • Written by from Wan Chai

    This trackpad is great when it is working.

    IF the batteries were corroded while sitting inside, the battery door became next to impossible to open. In my case, this happens while the batteries are still good and the trackpad is still working normally. I simply could not open the door without knowing what's really gone wrong inside.

    I knew one other case that this same situation happened when the original Energizer batteries were still inside. $70 for a one-time trackpad with such a design flaw is just insane.

    3 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from DOUGLASVILLE

    I got a magic trackpad and wireless keyboard for Christmas (6 months ago) and for the first week both devices were working fine then the batteries started draining very fast on my keyboard and trackpad. I would replace them with fresh batteries one day and three days later both devices would be ≤50% so, I called Apple as soon as this started happening and they had me reset both devices. Since then I have to replace the batteries every week, it's very ANNOYING. I've been looking through these reviews on Apple and on many other websites and I'm glad to see that I was not doing something to cause this problem, EVERY PERSON IS HAVING THIS PROBLEM!!! Apple needs to do something to fix this problem ASAP!

    7 of 14 people found this useful