More control at your fingertips.
Magic Trackpad gives you a whole new way to control what’s on your Mac desktop computer. When you perform gestures, you actually interact with what’s on your screen. You feel closer to your content, and moving around feels completely natural. Swiping through pages on screen is just like flipping through pages in a magazine, and inertial scrolling senses the momentum in your fingers as you move up and down a page.
More to touch, more to love.
Your fingers will fall for the Magic Trackpad. It’s made with smooth, wear-resistant glass that feels great to the touch. And it’s nearly 80 percent larger than the built-in trackpad on the MacBook Pro, giving you plenty of room to perform gestures. Because the entire surface of Magic Trackpad is a button, you can click on objects just as you would using a traditional mouse. And Magic Trackpad sits at the same height and angle as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, so you can go from trackpad to keyboard in one seamless motion.
Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in conjunction with the Apple Wireless Keyboard for a cable-free, uncluttered workspace. And if you feel like venturing away from your desk, Magic Trackpad maintains a reliable and secure connection up to 33 feet away from your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Magic Trackpad
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Height: 0.18 - 0.72 in./0.46 - 1.83 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13.01 cm
- Weight: (without batteries): 4.94 ounces/140.05 g
- Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
- A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
- Latest Magic Trackpad software update
Ratings & Reviews
Surfin' from the couch! SWEET!
As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrib As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrible. Even nice mice like the magic mouse have trouble tracking unless I use a lap desk and mouse pad, which isn't the most comfortable solution. With this, I can surf in comfort and give all of my iMac-using buddies Mac envy!
Besides, with all of the multitouch gestures on the pad, this is the most versatile pointing device Apple makes! Here's hoping they make an iOS-based Apple TV and then make the touchpad a gaming controller too! …
- Written by Richard F from Lancaster
2534 of 2902 people found this useful
After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow all of the same features. This is a great addition to my bluetooth keyboard & compliments my Waycom pad for photo work. I'm not sure if it's really 'worth' the upgrade over the magic mouse, but it is nice to have such a large gesture-based surface, much like the iPad. Props to Apple for thinking outside the box on this one, although the possibility & 'idea' of this technology could have happened a few years ago. …
- Written by Lucas G from Ringgold
1764 of 2194 people found this useful
finally, an ergonomic film editing solution
I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for s I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for some time that is suspended from the desk just above my knees but I had to reach up the the MBP to use the trackpad. This Magic Trackpad is the gadget I've been asking Apple for! …
- Written by Pete B from Phoenix
1692 of 2060 people found this useful
Makes life so easy!
I love this piece! I am a fashion designer and music producer DJ. This combined with the bluetooth keyboard make a killer differen I love this piece! I am a fashion designer and music producer DJ. This combined with the bluetooth keyboard make a killer difference in my home studio and pro studio. Assigned Tap to Click and life is just a breeze. I hook up my MacBook Pro to a projector and in group sessions I can fly around the screen and edit so easily. …
- Written by Kyle S from Bradenton
Skeptical because of bad reviews but very impressed
I had read some nasty reviews about the Magic Trackpad but decided to give it a try anyway. It works great and is very comfortable I had read some nasty reviews about the Magic Trackpad but decided to give it a try anyway. It works great and is very comfortable to use. I also purchased the Apple Rechargeable Batteries (awesome purchase as well) because I read that the Magic Trackpad drains down batteries like crazy. So far I have been using it for 2 weeks and it still shows over 85% battery life. At this rate, the two batteries inside it should last about 12 weeks before being changed which is more than acceptable. …
- Written by Mark M from LONG BEACH
1 of 1 people found this useful
How did I get along without it?
Today I bought an Apple Magic Trackpad. I had been using an HP mouse and it works great, but the Magic Trackpad is so much better! Today I bought an Apple Magic Trackpad. I had been using an HP mouse and it works great, but the Magic Trackpad is so much better! I'll have to get accustomed to the various gestures, there's a bunch of them, but this thing is so much more integrated into OS X and makes everything so much easier. Thank you, Apple! …
- Written by Ian M from Seattle
2 of 2 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can you right click with the magic trackpad ?
- Asked by Paul N from Oakville
- Mar 10, 2011
Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as the right click and you can also check "Secondary tap" under the Two finger options. This means that whenever you tap two fingers at the same time, the system will recognize that as the right click.
It's very easy to configure what you want one, two, three, and even four finger tapping and swiping to accomplish. System Preferences is where these configurations are made. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles
- Mar 11, 2011
Does the magic trackpad work better than the magic mouse?
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
- Jan 13, 2011
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books trackpad:
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books
- longer battery life.
- EASIER TO DRAG FILES AROUND!
- more precise
- easier for most people to use
- more portable. …
- Answered by Ryan G. W from Philippines
- Sep 15, 2013
How will i know when the batteries need replacing?
- Asked by Janette G from Baldwin Park
- Feb 27, 2015
Just like the battery-powered mouse, the system will tell you when batteries are getting low.
You c Just like the battery-powered mouse, the system will tell you when batteries are getting low.
You can also check battery status by right-clicking the bluetooth icon in the top window bar, scroll down to the device (i.e. mouse, trackpad, keyboard) and it will show current battery level as a percentage. …
- Answered by David F from Lincoln University
- Mar 8, 2015
how do I access widgets, like calculator, calendar
- Asked by Michael W from Eagan
- Sep 17, 2010
Can it be used to draw things?
- Asked by Riley S from Huntsville
- Jul 27, 2010
Given the look of the product, the pictures showing a hand using it, and descriptions of its functio Given the look of the product, the pictures showing a hand using it, and descriptions of its functionality being basically the same as what the built-in trackpads on the MacBooks currently do, the answer is probably no. It's really just bringing the gesture functionality (scrolling, swiping, etc.) that the MacBooks have made part of the Mac experience to desktop Macs.
Using that reasoning, it probably will not work like a tablet in the sense of using a stylus (except a specialize conductive one perhaps), absolute position tracking, pressure-sensitivity, eraser function, etc. However, you could use it to draw things in the same way you can use a MacBook trackpad to draw things: not very well, but some people can do better with patience and practice. …
- Answered by Collin O from Sacramento
- Jul 27, 2010