• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but...

    the magic trackpad is good but, the click and drag can sometimes be a pain especially when using logic pro x. that's my personal take on it!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine piece of hardware

    I just brought this thing home and tried it out, needless to say it didn't disappoint. I write a lot of music and this is perfect for me. I'm already familiar with how to use advanced trackpads thanks to the 2008 macbook I bought years ago. I don't know why people hate it, unless it was damaged by the buyer or faulty to begin with I don't understand how people could hate this device. Very intuitive actions, it's a definite yes from me.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about to buy my third magic trackpad in 3 years

    the worst. seriously, I'm on my third one since 2015. They just stop working and take on a life off their own. it starts grabbing files and randomly copying files. it clicks on links all by itself ... just randomly. it's a nightmare---the worst apple product ever and I've been around a while. don't do it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No more pain

    When got home having bought the Magic Trackpad; I thought I'd been frivolous , i'd gone crazy.. perhaps I should take it back before I opened it. I certainly kept it hidden so I wouldn't get told off for spending the money.
    But after over six months; I don't know how I lived without it. I work a lot with computers and frequently scrolling up and down the page - on a long night I'd get to the point of my index finger being sore from all the scrolling on the mouse wheel. But since I started using the track pad that is all gone - its smooth - it feels right, quickly it becomes natural to use. Now I'd never go back ...
    ... and the cost... yes its high; but its better to buy one expensive thing that is excellent then to repeatedly buy something the disappoints and eventually gets thrown away.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad is vital to mac mini.

    My Mac-mini works far better with this trackpad than without it. The price is high and the battery life dies in less than a month, but many features of the mac operating system just don't work very well without this.

    I got a mac mini because iMac just blows chunks. No adjustable height is just one of the problems.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I wasn't sure how well it would work just because it's a trackpad for a desktop but I was pleasantly surprised! It works like a dream! I even love the 3D Touch! I definitely recommend this to everyone!

    My only gripes are that it doesn't have the option to move windows/files with 3 fingers and that Apple advertises a battery life of 1 month but it's really more like 2 weeks

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

    I just got the Magic Trackpad 2 to pair with my Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2. I am LOVING it. The Trackpad is extremely responsive and useful. It looks great and feels extremely, extremely well made. I'm loving the ability to use Force Touch and all the gestures. Very, very cool! 2 thumbs up!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    no chance I will be back on a mouse. very easy to use and the design is so cool and it feels so soft. it's magic indeed

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much more convenient than a mouse

    coming from a laptops and phones/ tablets this way of interaction feels much more intuitive, plus the convenience of the gestures allowing me to hide few shortcuts, for more streamline interface. To me it is exactly like a touchscreen, without the need to reach and smudge my imac.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    I was a huge fan of the original Magic Trackpad so I was super excited to see Magic Trackpad 2 on Christmas day. However this is the most disappointing apple product experience I've ever encountered. I'm usually a huge fan of apple and was disappointed to have to admit that this was not going to be a replacement product I was looking for. The first problem lies in the fact that force touch does not work the way it should and the design leads to problems between tapping and clicking the pad. Secondly it seems to have difficulty connecting via bluetooth. I have zero issues with any of my other bluetooth products and even when using it as the only bluetooth device it still lags or has issues connecting. Thirdly the last big problem was that you are required to set up the settings with every boot up. These were all non issues with the far superior first version of this device. If you are looking for a trackpad I highly suggest looking for the first version if you can. This sadly is the most poorly designed apple product I've ever had the misfortune of owning. I can not emphasis enough how much putting $200 in a garbage can is more satisfying than using this product.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive - but worth every penny

    It took me quite a while and an issue with my original trackpad that made me order the 'Magic' version. I must admit that the price tag is steep and prevented me for ages from ordering one.

    Now I have had it for a while, not only am I absolutely convinced that it is truly worth every penny, I also felt compelled to leave a review. The quality of this device is extraordinary and considering how much you use it, it makes perfect sense to spend good money. It's like a dull knife in cooking or a cheap mattress; when you consider just how much that dull knife annoys you and how bad you sleep on a cheap mattress and how much time you use both, it suddenly makes perfect sense to invest properly in such items.

    I just wish I bought it earlier!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit disappointing

    I love the bigger area and the fact you can recharge the built-in battery using a USB/Lightening cable. Unfortunately in my case when I use it the wireless mode the trackpad seems to occasionally loose connection (so I can see the Disconnected/Connected) icon on my iMac screen, and - which is much more annoying - the trackpad seems to go into a sleep mode so when I read a longer article in the browser or a piece of code in Xcode and want to scroll I need to 'shake' my fingers for a while to get it going. This feels as if my fingers were wet. I cleaned the trackpad, cleaned my fingers the issue is there, but when you keep the trackpad connected via the cable the issue goes away. So I do use it, but it is constantly connected. I bought the trackpad with Late 2015 iMac so I would it expect them to work together well.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and No Bad With Firm Click

    Crisp clicks and excellent surface area. My fingers do not stick to the surface and glide easily over it. All and all, this is an improvement over the pervious Trackpad. Also, I'm getting excellent battery life. It's nice not to have to run to the battery cabinet every few days and there's no battery rattle. As far as the force touch drag issue, I am finding that if I set the click to firm in Preferences/Trackpad, then I am able to drag files without force touching. Since I just did this as I was writing this review, the jury is still somewhat out on this issue.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Forces Upgrade and Usless Pressure Sensitive clicks

    This is so clumsy. It has the stupid double pressure sensitivity that the iphone 6s has now. No one uses this. It makes clicking on anything mess up half the time. Also if you happen to be running Yosemite you cannot use this trackpad well. It will force you to upgrade to El Capitan and we had to do this throughout the office due to one stupid little hardware that didn't need an upgrade from the Trackpad 1. Very disappointed.

    15 of 46 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ideal

    I bought the Magic Trackpad 2 for use with my early 2015 MacBook Pro when I place it on a stand. I'd already grown accustomed to using the ForceTouch feature on the Mac, so there was no adjustment period. However, if you haven't used one before, it'll likely take you a few days to get used to it. But once you do, you won't want to turn back.

    In terms of the pad itself, I really appreciate the large size and low profile. Makes my work easier. Recharging is a cinch with the lightning cable. My only quibble - and this is a very small one - is that the battery life on the trackpad is around two weeks for me. Apple advertises the life as around a month. I'm not sure that's a reason to avoid the device, though. All in all, I found it well worth the premium price.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoying this great device

    After returning the magic mouse 2, I upgraded to the Track Pad 2. Once I got this device setup, I quickly learned how to use this device. All I can say is that I am amaze of this technology. The track pad has no hiccups, and is super smooth to use. Usage on my iMac 27 inch screen is perfect as it covers from one end to the other end of the screen. What is also great is that I am able to plug in my old PC mouse, which I can use both at the same time. By using both track pad and wired mouse, I am able to do things with the comfort of both devices, which you couldn't do with the magic mouse 2. My set up is keyboard in the middle, track pad on the left, and mouse on the right side of the keyboard.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Drag & drop hasn't disappeared...

    With the new Force Touch feature, the trackpad registers two levels of click. If you click lightly and drag, hey no problem! The file will drag & drop just fine, if you press harder you activate the Quick Look.

    Yes, it's incredibly frustrating if you haven't used Force Touch before, but I spent a few minutes experimenting with clicking & gestures & now it's second nature. As others have pointed out, in accessibility you can go to Trackpad/Mouse and then Trackpad Options and change some settings (to revert back to how Trackpad v1 users are used to drag & dropping).

    Other than the short learning curve to get used to the different levels of sensitivity for Force Touch, the increased surface size & construction are a huge step up from the v1 Trackpad, I really dig the white surface too - and the fact that the click feels the same over the whole surface is AMAZING! :)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

    When I got a new monitor I had to get a new keyboard and mouse as well...can't use the trackpad and keyboard on my Macbook Air while mirroring to a larger screen. I went and bought this trackpad 2 and WOW!!! So amazing! Sure it was expensive for a mouse...but I'd buy it again.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the upgrade

    I work in ProTools on a 2009 MacPro that I've upgraded over the years with memory and SSD's. The way I work within my sessions is with a combination of mouse, X-Keys 24 keypad, and trackpad.... My original Trackpad worked perfectly. But I wanted one for home anyway, and since I just ordered the new wireless keyboard, and was really impressed, I bought a new Trackpad for the studio. OK, It's amazing... First thing I noticed is the larger surface area. VERY nice... I also never realized how hard I would push on the original pad to 'click'. Because now, I barely have to click/double click. It is very responsive. I have been so impressed, I went ahead and ordered the new mouse as well. (And I can't believe how SMMOOOOTTHH it is) I also like the fact that they're rechargeable ... Now I have one cable coming from my hub under my Avid ArtistControl, that I use for my keyboard/Trackpad/mouse whenever needed... which is suprisingly little so far.... Even if you're happy with the original Trackpad, it's worth the upgrade if, like me, you use it all day everyday.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase ever. Don't really like mouses, so this is perfect to me

    I've always used a trackpad, and this new model just raises the bar once again. It feels great, the gestures help a lot and my productivity increases as a result. Also, my hand doesn't get as tired as when I use a mouse (don't know really why but it's a great benefit).

    It feels really strong and sturdy, haven't had a single problem since I bought it one month ago.

    6 of 6 people found this useful