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

      73 of 88 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

      49 of 54 people found this useful

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

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Awesome upgrade, almost too simplistic

      The Magic Trackpad 2 is the trackpad I've been waiting for. Ever since Force Touch was introduced on the MacBook Pro, I knew it would eventually make its way ov The Magic Trackpad 2 is the trackpad I've been waiting for. Ever since Force Touch was introduced on the MacBook Pro, I knew it would eventually make its way over to the desktop. It still doesn't have a ton of practical uses, but being able to quickly research words has been very valuable since I'm still in college and I'm researching constantly. Having a rechargeable battery is very nice, and removes the need for me to get rechargeable AA batteries. By removing the click pads and the batteries at the top, it's now easy to click anywhere on the trackpad. This will definitely change how I use the trackpad, as I've always used my thumb to click since it's near the bottom. Now I don't have to do this to click easily. For me the nicest feature, however, is being able to silence the click. It still makes a little bit of noise from the haptic engine, but it is much less annoying when I'm clicking back and forth many times on research papers. Overall, the Magic Trackpad 2 was a solid purchase for me, and it will be in use for a long time in my house.

      • Written by Ryan S from San Tan Valley

      39 of 47 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awesome upgrade, almost too simplistic

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. Fingers no longer glide.

      The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. With my old Apple track pad your fingers could glide over the surface with no resistance. With this new track pad, f The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. With my old Apple track pad your fingers could glide over the surface with no resistance. With this new track pad, fingers no longer glide. The surface has way more resistance than the old Apple track pad and it really feels like you have to drag your fingers over a surface that is trying to slow you down. It is unpleasant. There are other comments to this effect below. Much as I wanted to upgrade to a multitouch trackpad, I am not sure the ability to use multitouch is worth making every minute I use my trackpad unpleasant and I may switch back to my old track pad shortly. It wouldn't surprise me if Apple's next track pad reverts to the old surface, this is just not a product that is comfortable to use.

      • Written by Jamison F from London

      Is this review useful?The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. Fingers no longer glide.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible

      Intense use of this product will show how good, or not, it is. With that this new product was a failure. Bluetooth connectivity was random. During continuous ty Intense use of this product will show how good, or not, it is. With that this new product was a failure. Bluetooth connectivity was random. During continuous typing, words would be misspelled because of intermittent connectivity. That was somewhat annoying but what really got me was that at times, the trackpad would not register a "click". I mean nothing. No response. I could move the cursor around the screen but when I wanted to select something, nothing. Even after numerous on/off switches, it would work for a while and then the same thing would happen again. New technology does not mean reliable technology in Apples eyes apparently. I have returned and got my money back. They wanted me to get a replacement but I insisted no.

      • Written by Gilbert G from LOS ANGELES

      Is this review useful?Terrible

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      High quality piece of hardware

      My Trackpad 2 came along as an optional upgrade for a Late 2015 iMac 5K 27". Works perfectly, very well built. Gestures in Mac OS X useful. I sometimes still sw My Trackpad 2 came along as an optional upgrade for a Late 2015 iMac 5K 27". Works perfectly, very well built. Gestures in Mac OS X useful. I sometimes still switch to a wireless mouse depending on what I am doing or my preference - but since all my devices are wireless it is easy. Minor issue is that under BootCamp with Windows 10, the Trackpad 2 is almost useless - really does not work well at all. Would be nice if Apple (and/or Microsoft?) could sort that out. There are details online about how to help fix the issue, but I just use a mouse when I need to use BootCamp/Windows10. Other problem for me is my wrists get tired more quickly using a TrackPad2. I switch between left and right hands to help but I may eventually swap out the mouse for a trackball and rotate between the trackpad and trackball.

      • Written by Ross W from Toronto

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?High quality piece of hardware

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