• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lag issues

    This trackpad is wonderful in principle and overall a great concept, but there are latency issues where the response time is (at random) a second longer than actual clicks / moves of the cursor. Not sure if this is a hardware issue, or a software issue can correct in the future, but it still results in a frustrating experience. This is especially disappointing given the high price tag, as I was really excited to use this w/ new my MacBook Pro.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh! Something just isn't right!

    I used the old Magic Trackpad since it was first introduced - and had no problems.

    But I had a cold glass of water by my side and the moisture from the water seeped under the trackpad and it died. So I bought this one. A couple of months later and I've developed carpal tunnel syndrome. I can't definitely say the MT2 caused it, but it's the only thing that has changed. I can only say that if I were going to buy another trackpad that I would look for another.

    1 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My MacBook Pro Cannot Find It

    I can't even use the way it should work. My MacBook Pro does not find the trackpad to connect via Bluetooth. So frustrating,

    2 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well Done!

    Replaced an Apple Gen-1 trackpad and keyboard with the new Trackpad 2 and Magic Keyboard. The Trackpad is perfect, don't change a thing! Tactile feel is spot on and click-anywhere is perfect. Love the glass surface, very responsive and excellent feel.

    Please augment the Magic Keyboard with a matching 10-key pad...your business users will swoon.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    High latency causes overshoot error

    I had hoped to use it as a replacement for the MacBook Pro trackpad. On the upside, it has the same amazing feel and haptic feedback, and the battery life is excellent. On the downside, the time delay between motion and pointer response makes it an inferior product. It's not so slow that you can easily observe the lag visually, but the result is that I'm constantly overshooting the target: move pointer to a position, having it go just a bit further than intended, and having to move back to correct. It's not a big deal if you're working with large buttons. But for programs like ECAD (Cadence Allegro) that have high detail and thus require high accuracy, you're either overshooting and correcting, or moving quite slowly. Either way, it is a massive hinderance to productivity. Even the wireless Magic Mouse was far superior in this regard.

    Further, it occasionally stops responding for a few seconds, right in the middle of usage. Without warning you'll find yourself suddenly sliding and tapping repeatedly to no effect. Keeping the heel of the hand on the pad at all times seems to minimize the issue. Apple phone support didn't have a useful corrective action.

    For these reasons, I would absolutely not buy this product again.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple experience yet

    I've used Apple products my entire life and don't plan on stopping anytime soon, however when I got a Mac Mini I needed to get a new mouse as well, and figured since I've been using a MacBook Pro for the last few years, the trackpad would be just like the trackpad on the MacBook. It's a complete pain to deal with, trying to drag things is a nightmare at best and it feels like the gestures work at random when you try to use them. 100% plan on returning it as soon as possible and trying my luck with the Magic Mouse.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite surprised

    So to start off I'm a web developer, so I'm always coping and pasting code, light image editing, and always working in different locations. Depending the day I may be on a desk, couch, legs kicked up on a couple of chairs, a cramped hackathon table with other devs, you get the idea. I also use a Logitech M570 as my daily driver trackball mouse while I'm at a desk, otherwise I'm using built in laptop trackpads. So I'm always using a stationary type mouse/trackpad and always switching from mouse to trackpad depending on where I'm comfortable coding.

    When I'm at my desk I love the trackball mouse, but I also like using gestures, I find it to be crucial to my workflow. The problem is I use a triple monitor setup and the laptop is either closed or opened up too far away to make for comfortable gesturing. This is where this trackpad shines. Next to my trackball mouse I have the trackpad for easy gesturing, and when I just don't feel like using a mouse, then move it over and only use the trackpad.

    From a usability standpoint it's very easy to connect with Bluetooth, with no second tries or any disruptions over the past several weeks. The haptic feedback is wonderful and I enjoy the ability to set it at different levels and even turn off the clicking noise. Connecting after booting up is fast and simple. Just switch the trackpad on and you are ready to go no different than any of my other Apple Bluetooth peripheral experiences. The surface is very large and with mouse acceleration it's very easy to travel across large desktop displays. Force touch is also another nice added feature. Now this is something I don't use often or find it working in my flow, but it is nice to have Force Touch every now and again. If you're wondering about the battery level, you can just go into System Preferences > Trackpads and see remaining battery life. This would be nice to add to the taskbar, which I haven't seen an option for that yet.

    In all this is a great solid product, functions flawlessly, recharges with lighting cable with built in rechargeable battery pack. Change on this device has lasted me a couple of weeks of light use right out of the box which had around 84% charge. There isn't much not to like about this product, unless you aren't a fan of trackpads at all. But I suggest you give this a try if you are, and your opinion may very well be changed.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 better than a mouse

    I bought the magic trackpad to replace a 2-year old well worn wireless mouse that had a tendency to take a nap and disconnect itself at the worst possible times. I was hesitant after reading that drag-and-drop was a problem with that trackpad. I bought it anyway. I have had no problems with the trackpad, drag and drop works great. I am glad to be free of my lazy mouse. If only my internet was as reliable. When my internet cut off a critical download yesterday I slammed my fist down on the desk. Unfortunately my trackpad took a direct hit. Thankfully it still works great! Maybe if you are having trouble with drag and drop you should try the fist slam technique!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Revelation For A First Time Trackpad User

    I am getting on in years and never used a trackpad before, but when my aging mouse failed I decided to take a chance. What a pleasant surprise ! I learned its operation quickly, in just a few hours, now I would never willingly go back to a mouse. The design is sleek, typically Apple-minimalist, and the surface is smooth like glass, which it is. I purchased this at a local big box store, and was at first put off by the hardware requirement on the box which stated it required Bluetooth 4.0. I have a 2011 Mac with Bluetooth 2.1. However, after doing some research online I found evidence it might work (I was using El Capitan).

    This works perfectly with my older Mac, which I then upgraded to Sierra. I don't think Apple is doing itself any favors by stating Bluetooth 4.0 is a requirement, it isn't, although I can't vouch for any system earlier than Mac mid-2011. The only thing I have to learn is how to drag something across a 27" screen, I think there's a "drag lock" but I haven't discovered it yet. But overall, my apprehension about never having used a trackpad was unwarranted, I love this and will never go back to a mouse.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Trackpad 2 exceeded my expectations

    I want to say that the Trackpad 2 was a great purchase. It automatically synched to my MacBook Air and was ready to use right away. I had previously owned a magic mouse 2, which was great, but was physically not able to use it any longer. The Trackpad was the right solution. It gave me all the features I was looking for and feels great on my fingers. It felt like I had been using it for years, when I have only had it for a week. Great product!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I'm a big fan of Apple products but this was a total miss. The sensitivity of this is great... just not how and where you need it to be. This was a waste of money, the mouse is much better. It's extremely difficult to move things around, to click and drag, and to basically have this function as a track pad. The one built into the MacBookPro is excellent but this was a total miss. I'd recommend saving your money for something else.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's amazing

    As ridiculous as it sounds, I didn't realize it was haptic for at least a few hours after I bought it. I was messing around with the settings and finally realized. It's so well implemented that I honestly thought I was physically clicking the thing. It's the perfect size, it looks great on my desk, it functions flawlessly, I'm not sure how long the battery lasts yet but I'm sure it's several days. Price isn't even a factor, it's so very well worth it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro

    Despite a number of misinforming "answers" and negative reviews I read here about this product and despite the product information page stating that this device requires Bluetooth 4.0, I purchased this anyways along with a Magic Keyboard and Rain Designs mStand to turn my laptop into an awesome desktop workstation. The trackpad 2 works flawlessly with my older MBP that has Bluetooth 2.1 and is running OS Sierra 10.12. I will state I have only been using it for about 26 hours but if there are others out there that are hesitant to pull the trigger due to the misinformation abound on this site this is what I can confirm:

    - arrived 90% charged
    - paired with my CPU immediately upon connecting the lightning connector
    - works flawlessly with my laptop using Bluetooth 2.1
    - all the multi touch, pressure sensitivities and various gestures work flawlessly despite my laptop's built in trackpad not having the same functions.
    - Trackpad used 7% of battery over the course of 24 hours about 8 hours of which I was doing general computing tasks and web surfing and the remainder in standby. That should work out to about a 14 day battery life. I suppose it may be longer for those with low energy BT 4.0 but, who cares the trackpad is always in close proximity of a lightning cable if it needs more juice. And, yes it works without BT if connected directly via lightning.
    - has at least 20' of range, for those that want to look through binoculars from the other side of the room while using their CPUs.
    - does NOT work with apple pencil

    I personally find the new glass surfaced, haptic engine driven, and larger Trackpad 2 to be a great improvement to what is already a great trackpad on my 2011 laptop. It is a slightly different experience and did require a full 10 minutes to set up the "click" and "track speed" preferences and to get comfortable using the multi-touch feature.

    I hope this helps, and to those of you that think "answering" questions without actually knowing the answer helps anyone, knock it off.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Refinement

    First off, I'm a fanatical Mac fan, so I am one of the last people you would ever hear criticizing an Apple product. However, as much as I love the trackpads on MacBooks, this little stand alone is just too sensitive no matter how you arrange the settings for the pressure needed to get an effect. I spend half my time going backwards, trying to determine what I accidentally clicked on by merely passing my cursor over a link with my wrist a little limp. Sometimes I have no idea why the track pad decided I clicked on a link. In any event, the Magic Trackpad 2 needs to be more user friendly, providing much more control over the pressure needed to activate a link, drag a group of files, pause while dragging, etc.,. I have little doubt Apple will engage in its usual due diligence and either release reparative software or a Trackpad 3 that resolves these problems. On the other hand, I may have gotten a lemon. It's time to hit the forums and find out.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it but I hate the integrated battery

    I got one of these trackpads with my Late 2015 iMac I purchased back in January of 2016. I passed on the Magic Mouse 2 because I don't like the idea of not being able to use it while it is charging. However this trackpad like the new keyboard can still be used while charging.

    It goes with the wireless keyboard better visually too with the surface of it having a color of white under the glass.

    If you are intending to use this trackpad from your couch you will find that unlike the first generation this trackpad can be held in one hand and operated by the other including all clicking functionality. In addition this new version is also wider giving more surface area for gestures.

    Negatives for me are the integrated battery. It can't be changed out so unlike my previous Magic Trackpad this one will eventually no longer hold a charge and then either have to be used as a wired trackpad or replaced. Because of this I have docked the trackpad a star.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised

    I read most of the 1 star, 2 star, and 3 star reviews about the Magic Trackpad II. My Trackpad 1 rubber pads kept coming off, so I wondered if I should make the jump the the Magic Trackpad 2. I thought that the price was high, but I bought it anyway. It has been super. It installed very quickly and I have not had any of the problems that were mentioned in the lower rated reviews. I do love the rechargeable battery and after a couple of weeks of use, the batter is still in the 90% range. I do use the trackpad for at least a couple of hours a day. I do like the feel and functionality of the trackpad. If you are still concerned, try it out at the Apple Store. If you do not have a store near you, I still think that this is a great product. However, I do wish that the price was below $100.

    8 of 9 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    11 of 39 people found this useful