Designed for Magic Trackpad
Place any of the Magic Numpad films on your Magic Trackpad and then install the free software and you'll instantaneously get both Trackpad and Numpad functionality in one device. And for maximum flexibility, it supports your choice of Tap or Click modes or both.
Three custom layouts
You get three high-technology Magic Films that let you choose the type of functionality you want. Each film incorporates three exclusive layers: A bubble-proof re-usable material on the bottom, an ultra-soft antiglare material on top and high-quality printed "keys" in the middle for full protection. One film gives you a classic Numpad plus a Trackpad area; another provides a full Numpad (similar to the numeric keypad on an extended Apple keyboard); and another offers the full Numpad along with six customisable keys.
A special feature allows the Magic Numpad to display a calculator on your screen to allow simple calculations without typing formulas into Excel.
Thanks to the Software Serial Card included, you can activate the downloaded software (which is compatible with Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion).
You can add a Numpad to your Magic Trackpad without additional hardware, saving the energy and materials that would have gone into its manufacture.
- Works exclusively with the Apple Magic Trackpad
- Three different films/layouts
- Transparent and Calculator modes
- Software automatically reboots when you restart your Mac
- Free software included
- Green design helps protect the environnment
Did you notice?Easily switch between Trackpad and Numpad modes in your choice of three ways: tap or click on the upper right button; use the F6 function key; or use the Software menu.
Apple Recommends ForAdd numeric keypad and simple calculator functionality to your Apple Magic Trackpad.
What's in the Box?
- Three different Numpad films (NUM10, NUM20, NUM30)
- Software Serial Number card
- Black permanent pen
- Cleaning cloth
- Small cardboard bubble remover (for use when applying the films)
- Height: 1.18 in./3 cm
- Width: 5.91 in./15 cm
- Weight: 4.8 oz./136 g
- Length: 5.91 in./15 cm
- UPC or EAN No.: 610563327522
- Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
- Warranty: One year
- Apple Magic Trackpad not included
Ratings & Reviews
Not horrible, but needs better execution
I've been using Mobee's Magic Numpad for over a month now - and my overall impression is... it's ok. Like any product, there's go I've been using Mobee's Magic Numpad for over a month now - and my overall impression is... it's ok. Like any product, there's good and bad with it, so I thought I'd outline exactly what I've found so far:
- comes with three different overlays (choice is always nice)
- quick, easy access on/off button (allows use of trackpad as normal)
- offers numberpad to my wireless keyboard (just like wired one has)
- instant calculator button (I use this a lot)
- expensive, especially for what it is (vinyl and small app)
- doesn't "exactly" match the wireless keyboard aesthetics
- doesn't always pick up my taps (about 90% accurate though)
- hard to read (if you have to look at the keys, which you probably do)
To improve this product, Mobee needs to make it cheaper ($19.99 with free shipping would be a much more palatable price point)... Mobee, you aren't Apple. Also, make the number keys a more solid/opaque white, put a thin black line around them and black numbers on top. This will make it MUCH easier to read and perfectly match the wireless keyboard. Depending on your lighting conditions, the current translucent white/clear keys can be almost impossible to read. Plus, because these aren't real physical keys, you always "have" to look at them while typing - so maximum visibility is a must!
As for it's accuracy - this is occasionally frustrating. It's way too easy to mistakenly hit numbers, or tap too lightly. Which makes for a lot of unnecessary correcting. Like I say, I'm probably about 90% accurate - vs 98% on a physical keypad (to be fair, I'll probably get a bit better over time). But still, the software could use some improvement.
Overall, I have found it handy on more than one occasion (doing my taxes for example). But there are still a few too many glitches to make this a standout product. I applaude Mobee for trying to make really nice Apple-like accessories... and the Magic Numpad is a good idea - it just needs better execution. …
- Written by Randy R from Victoria
241 of 259 people found this useful
Does not work
It does not work. As simple as that. I have to enter and exit numpad mode using the Apple keyboard, and when I'm in numpad mode It does not work. As simple as that. I have to enter and exit numpad mode using the Apple keyboard, and when I'm in numpad mode none of the "keys" work. Their support site is rife with similar complaints. So basically all this functions as is a way to disable my magic trackpad. I'll be calling Apple in the morning to return it. Don't waste your money. …
- Written by Jeff A from SHORELINE
152 of 177 people found this useful
You can NOT "count" on it...
The taps, the misses, the duplication ... you can't rely on the accuracy at all.
- Written by Craig S from MIAMI BEACH
145 of 167 people found this useful
Overlays need work... software OK but could be better.
This is a great idea but both overlays & software could use some work. Biggest problem for me was the overlays... the keys printed This is a great idea but both overlays & software could use some work. Biggest problem for me was the overlays... the keys printed on the overlays appear as a dull white color when the overlay is applied to the trackpad, Rather than printing the numbers & letter in black on the keys, they are clear areas (translucent) and hard to see against the silver background. The software installs an icon the task bar which you have to click to toggle between trackpad mode & calculator mode. These functions can't be used simultaneously... it's a bit awkward at best.
If you want to be totally Bluetooth, you may want to try the Apple Wireless Keyboard, Belkin YourType Wireless Keypad, and Apple Magic Trackpad. However, the best solution for my setup was going back to the Apple USB keyboard & Apple Magic Trackpad for the iMac at home and the Apple Wireless Keyboard & Belkin keypad for the iPad at work... live & learn. …
- Written by James E H from Rosamond
3 of 3 people found this useful
Just doesn't work
I have owned this product for several years but never got the software to consistently recognize where i was pressing on the track I have owned this product for several years but never got the software to consistently recognize where i was pressing on the trackpad. I couldn't even switch it off as it didn't recognize when I pressed the area on the trackpad devoted to switching between numpad and trackpad mode. Plus the numpad works in only a limited number of applications. Don't waste your money - great idea but hopeless execution. Guess I have to find a wireless keyboard with proper numerical keypad now …
- Written by CHARLES L from Rye
6 of 6 people found this useful
Does not work
Does not work, it is very frustrating
- Written by Margaret R from Denville
6 of 7 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
is there a way to toggle between num pad and track pad without having to manually switch by clicking on the app icon
- Asked by John A from Tampa
- Jul 6, 2014
Yes there is. You can open the terminal and put in the following command.
defaults write com.mobee. Yes there is. You can open the terminal and put in the following command.
defaults write com.mobee.Magic-Numpad enableDoubleTap -boolean YES
This way you can use the double tap function on the right top corner to turn it on or off. …
- Answered by Ivan B
- Aug 25, 2014
Is this compatible with OSX Mavericks?
- Asked by Jessica B from North Hollywood
- Dec 3, 2013
- Answered by Dan S from Tacoma
- Mar 21, 2014
I have two track pads, could I set one up permanently as a keypad with this product? Will the iMac recognize two trackpads in use at the same time?
- Asked by Kevin J R from Ponca City
- Jan 3, 2014
Does it go with the wireless keyboard?
- Asked by Jody L from Sioux City
- Aug 3, 2013
Since the trackpad itself works, will this work in Windows 7 via Parallels 7?
- Asked by Joseph W from Holbrook
- Nov 11, 2011
In the Parallels Application, go to Devices / Keyboard / Click on Numlock. This worked for me.
- Answered by Jorge T from Babson Park
- Jun 25, 2012