Magic Trackpad 2

Apple Accessories.

Redesigned. Rechargeable. Remarkable.

  • Overview

    Redesigned and rechargeable, Magic Trackpad 2 includes a built-in battery and brings Force Touch to the desktop for the first time. Four force sensors underneath the trackpad surface allow you to click anywhere, and detect subtle differences in the amount of pressure you apply, bringing increased functionality to your fingertips and enabling a deeper connection to your content. Magic Trackpad 2 also features an edge-to-edge glass surface area that is nearly 30 per cent larger than the previous trackpad. This design, along with a lower profile, makes scrolling and swiping through your favourite content more productive and comfortable than ever.

    Magic Trackpad 2 pairs automatically with your Mac, so you can get to work straight away. And the battery will power your Magic Trackpad 2 for about a month or more before needing a recharge.

    What’s in the Box

    Magic Trackpad 2

    Lightning to USB Cable

    Tech Specs

    Size and Weight

    Height: 0.49–1.09 cm (0.19–0.43 inch)

    Width: 16.0 cm (6.3 inches)

    Depth: 11.49 cm (4.52 inches)

    Weight: 0.231 kg (0.51 pounds)*

    General

    Force Touch

    Multi-Touch

    Connections and Expansion

    Bluetooth

    Lightning port

    Wireless

    System Requirements

    Bluetooth 4.0-enabled Mac computer with OS X v10.11 or later

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Software Developer's Review

      I didn't understand why anyone would use a trackpad if they didn't have to. Then I purchased my first Macbook Pro back in 2008. Since then I've become so accu I didn't understand why anyone would use a trackpad if they didn't have to. Then I purchased my first Macbook Pro back in 2008. Since then I've become so accustomed to the multi-touch trackpad that I feel handicapped without it. My setup for years has been an external monitor connected to my Macbook Pro, using its trackpad along with a mouse. I recently purchased another large monitor and my desk no longer has space for the laptop, so I've been using it in clamshell mode and with the mouse only. After a couple days, I was getting frustrated at not having access to all the gestures. At first, I thought to myself, "Hey, why don't I get the Magic Mouse instead so that I can have the best of both worlds!" Then I went to the Apple Store and tried the gestures on the mouse. It just didn't feel the same or as comfortable -- actually a bit awkward. The price has increased significantly so it gave me pause, but after using for the past 3 days, I am already very attached to it. Bluetooth: You can use it via Bluetooth or connected to the lightning cable. If using it over Bluetooth, I would suggest that you check to see that your computer is compatible with the version of Bluetooth required (search the web for "Magic Trackpad 2 Bluetooth Version"). I am on a mid 2012 15" Macbook Pro and it's compatible. No problems with pairing. Battery: I was actually considering picking up the previous generation of the Magic Trackpad because it is significantly cheaper. However, research taught me that it was a battery hog. I charged it up to 100% a few days ago. I am in front of my computer ALL day, and I'm still at 82% as of this moment. Pretty good! Force touch: This thing is great! No matter where I press, it clicks with the same pressure! I'm normally a tapper, but since purchasing the Magic Trackpad 2, I've been clicking a lot more. It's been great to use while coding. The bigger size really works out well for me due to the extra real estate on my external monitors. Also, if you are a BetterTouchTool user, it works but not without some issues. If you use it on your laptop, you have to either have the lid open or disable the laptop's trackpad (in accessibility) if you're using it clamshell mode, else the tool won't work. Also had some quirks -- like gestures would actually register but sometimes it would also move the mouse pointer. Just a FYI. I'm normally a trackpad + mouse user, but since purchasing this, I haven't touched the mouse. Highly recommended if you're looking for a mouse alternative and want to take full advantage of gestures and multi-touch in your workflow.

      • Written by Min K from Oakton

      114 of 140 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Software Developer's Review

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great tactile response! NOTE: NEED TO UPGRADE TO EL CAPITAN

      This is great improvement over the last trackpad where you can press anywhere on the trackpad and you can also change the sensitivity to a light to hard press. This is great improvement over the last trackpad where you can press anywhere on the trackpad and you can also change the sensitivity to a light to hard press. The increased surface area is also great. Now I just need to wait for Twelve South to come out with an upgraded MagicWand to pair the two together. Also, you'll need to upgrade to El Capitan. Technically it works with 10.10, but the settings and ability to change speed is not available. The Mac treats the trackpad as a generic bluetooth mouse.

      • Written by Joseph L from Park Ridge

      83 of 90 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great tactile response! NOTE: NEED TO UPGRADE TO EL CAPITAN

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Track Pad

      This is a much better track pad than previous version. Wonderful ease of movement around the screen, instant response to movement and gestures and a much easier This is a much better track pad than previous version. Wonderful ease of movement around the screen, instant response to movement and gestures and a much easier right click. The main improvement is the design which has made the trackpad stable and as a consequence easier to use. Even my youngest child noticed how much better Magic Trackpad 2 is and has stopped wanting to use a mouse. One more thing the connectivity with a lightening cable is just a fantastic tool to start up.

      • Written by Michael H from Alderley Edge

      54 of 57 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Track Pad

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      The worst Apple product ever - I'd give it no stars if I could

      Not only is it awkward to use but it suddenly shuts down or switches off for no apparent reason. Worse still the cursor will suddenly stick to a document or ap Not only is it awkward to use but it suddenly shuts down or switches off for no apparent reason. Worse still the cursor will suddenly stick to a document or application for some weird reason. Then it'll go flying all over the place. The only way to stop it is to bang the trackpad down on the desk a few times and then switch it on and off. This happened all the time but yesterday when I was finishing a major project for a client. Nearly missed the deadline and lost the account. Truly appalling. Do not buy it.

      • Written by Simon B from London

      1 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?The worst Apple product ever - I'd give it no stars if I could

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Much better than the mouse!

      Just brought my iMac 27inch 5K the other week but didn't go with the trackpad option initially instead thinking the mouse would be sufficient. However since I a Just brought my iMac 27inch 5K the other week but didn't go with the trackpad option initially instead thinking the mouse would be sufficient. However since I am so used to using the force touch track pad on my Mac Book Pro I found the mouse very hard to get used to, so I went to the Apple store and got the Magic track pad and it is great! Much bigger and easier to glide your fingers on then the one on my Mac Book Pro and so much better than the magic mouse especially when using swipe gestures. Definitely has enhanced the overall user experience on my iMac.

      • Written by Joshua C from Capalaba

      Is this review useful?Much better than the mouse!

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely love it!

      Pricey .... Check! Useful .... Check! Gave my computer new life. Why ever use a Mouse again?

      • Written by Larry S from Buena Park

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Absolutely love it!

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