• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really dissapointed

    I bought one for the design office to try out and 3 different people used it. I'm a mouse person, and I tried it and it worked OK for a bit, but then it seemed like the clicking wouldn't work. I'd have to click several times for it to work. I then gave it to someone who uses a Trackpad 1 and loves it, and she couldn't stand it. She felt there was a delay when she moved her fingers on the trackpad. I then passed it to another designer and she couldn't get any of the extra features to work, like right clicking or swiping or anything.

    Now it sits in my drawer, in the dark.

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Generally good but with one big bad for me

    Looks great, feels great and the larger active area is nice. The haptic feedback is perfect really all but impossible to tell there isn't a real physical clicker in it.

    Rechargeable battery almost makes it worth the price (saves batteries, don't have to rummage through utility draw for replacements)

    Big Bad for me though is that when dragging and dropping more than a few files the whole thing becomes unresponsive.
    From 1 to ~40 files its fine, more than that nothing... no animation of the action, no file count indicator, and if you just pretend it's actually happening in the background just carry on the drag and drop the files don't get moved/copied... try again... nothing, and again and again and again, still nothing.
    Then maybe a minute or two later it will co-operate and do the action. not the system as the old trackpad still works fine for same operation, disabled most of the functions in the preferences and it still struggles on simple drag and drop operations.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!!

    Just received my Magic Trackpad today. Even better than version 1. So smooth and easy to use, whether it's tapping, dragging, swiping. Setup is so easy. Works flawlessly. Great job Apple!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Impossible to drag, inconsistent scroll

    I used this for 2 weeks and LOVE the hardware. Software support (El Capitan, recent rMBP) is not ready. Misses about 5% of two-finger scroll gestures. Worse, though, is that it's nearly impossible to drag items with this, even the demo models in the store. I'll try again after SW updates.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Real Big Touch Experience.

    The touch surface is simply... HUGE. It's so HUGE that I bought it for my 15" MacBook Pro as an alternative trackpad. As I place my MacBook Pro at my bedside upon a stack of books and I sit on the bed cross-legged to use it, I find it more comfortable to have a trackpad on my bed instead of having to raise my arms to the level of the laptop, which is somewhere between my chest and my stomach. Perhaps I might even consider buying a Magic Keyboard for use on bed level. This thing is just exquisite, but rather expensive. Nevertheless the sheer size of the touch surface really pleases my fingers. It deserves 5 stars, but I take away 1 star because it is indeed rather expensive.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Significantly worse than the original.

    Doesn't register clicks properly, hard to use. It's just worse than the old one in every way.

    7 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2

    When I saw this new trackpad I was very skeptical, but I still ordered it anyway and I glad I did. It clicks anywhere it's much bigger than the first one which is great it's just a great great product overall a little expensive though bit well worth the money.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing function and style and totally worth the price...

    This new trackpad is a no-brainer for trackpad lovers. There is no comparison with the original Magic Trackpad whatsoever and anyone who says it is too expensive is not appreciating all it has to offer. It just works and so effortlessly, it is beautiful and looks amazing on my desk and love the glass surface. It is so comfortable to run your fingers across and you will hate your laptop trackpads forever more.
    Run, don't walk and buy this baby if you want a fabulous, responsive, easy on the eyes, new piece of wonderful Apple tech! Thank you again Apple!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    An upgrade...

    Overall, if you've used the prior trackpad this is an upgrade in most aspects though its a bit overpriced. While more of a usage feature than a hardware issue, the force touch feature is of mixed use and I alternate between having it enabled and disabling it when I get annoyed after failed drag 'n' drop attempts. Battery usage isn't much better than rechargeable batteries, from a full charge its down to a little under 10% after 12 days of regular usage.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic new device. Highly recommended.

    I picked up a Magic Trackpad 2 tonight to replace my Magic Mouse. I use my 2015 Macbook Pro all day, connected to one of my 27" panels. The Magic Mouse was tiring for my hands. The Force Touch trackpad in my MBP is phenomenal, and so I thought this external version would only improve on that.

    It does. Smooth and extremely accurate. I use a mouse when I am at my desk for precision, and this trackpad is more precise. The haptic feedback of clicks is subtle and refined. The size, aspect ratio, and angle of the trackpad are all excellent. This product is one of those rare home runs. Expensive, and worth it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Trackpad but pricey

    I have used the Magic Trackpad 2 for several days now and am very impressed. Getting it setup was a breeze and it's still has 100% charge. I've found it to be overall much more responsive than my old Magic Trackpad. The force-touch functionality does take some time to grasp and so far has limited application, but it's a great feature.

    My only hesitation to awarding 5 stars is the price; it is pricey even for such a well made accessory.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Trackpad

    I really like the taptic feedback from this new trackpad. The only issue I have with then new trackpad at this time which I'm sure is a software issue, is it can sometimes be difficult to drag an icon from one location to another on the desktop. Otherwise, this is a very nice trackpad that I have been using for about two weeks now.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad surface cracked after accidental drop

    No doubt it's a nice product but too fragile.
    Accidentally, dropped on the floor while cleaning my desk.
    The trackpad surface crack instantly.

    Since Apple care doesn't cover it, need to repurchase at full price, and it's actually more expensive than previous model.
    Considering, I got it at less than half the retail price when I got my iMac.

    Buyers beware.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Trackpad!!!

    This is the best trackpad in the market....makes me forget about the mouse...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Substantial Upgrade

    This is a substantial upgrade from the 1st-generation Magic Trackpad. As I see it there are 3 main areas in which this manifests itself:

    1. Force Touch: This is the main feature Apple advertises this device with. Force Touch and Haptic Feedback shows tremendous promise. What features already exist are all things we could do previously with assorted numbers of fingers or navigating through layers of menus, but are now easier when all it takes is pressing harder on the glass surface. But even that isn't quite where the force sensors in this device shine. When you realize that the glass surface is stationary, and rather than you clicking the trackpad it is more like it is clicking your finger, you begin to realize the depths of the new input/feedback layer this device gives. The "click" is itself software-definable. Plus the haptic feedback isn't only for "clicking" as is seen in Apple's apps (and will hopefully be incorporated by third party apps in the future). As those of us with this kind of trackpad (be it this product or in a MacBook/MacBook Pro) wait for the force and haptic functionality to be a wider-used part of the OS and apps, we can begin to see a whole new dimension of input/feedback now has.

    2. 29% larger: While I'm still finding myself needing to retrain myself for the added real estate, not just the force touch changes, I have found concrete areas where the larger size is really helpful. One is the iOS-style gestures in Mail. Somehow they seem easier to do on this trackpad than on my old MacBook Pro. Having a 21.5 inch internal display with a 17.1-inch display connected to my iMac makes for a lot of screen real estate. I have found the larger trackpad making getting the furor around all that space ever so slightly easier. Lastly, the pressure-sensitive drawing capabilities that this trackpad enables really shine with the larger surface area. You can more easily sign your name or create more detailed illustrations in apps that support the trackpad's drawing capability. That the apps I use for design work (Pixelmator and Graphic) already support this is awesome.

    3. Internal rechargeable battery: Gone are the need for AA batteries, be them disposable or rechargeable, as is the need for third party battery solutions like Mobee's devices. With us now is a lightning port and a sturdier-feeling and lower-profile trackpad design. The lack of AA batteries foremost strengthens the whole design because the old devices' whole design was governed by those fat cylinders. This trackpad feels more substantial weight-wise, and that changes its feel altogether from the old model. I really find the new design 100+% better than the old (the white surface even seems to match my wired keyboard better, I guess because all the surfaces I touch of these input devices are white). Having both an iPhone and iPad, and being a developer, I already keep a lightning cable attached to my Mac all the time, so I go from having extra devices and wires on my desk to simply having another use for the lightning cable that is there anyway. I have yet to see if the battery holds up to its 1 month of power that Apple advertises, but honestly, when it is dead-quick to attach the lightning cable as soon as my Mac notifies me it is time to do so, I hardly care how long the battery lasts. Note that when charging, if plugged ultimately into your Mac, the trackpad uses USB for sending the input data, rather than Bluetooth. This may come in handy if ever something goes severely wrong with your Mac's Bluetooth.

    One last note for those considering this product: Apple advertises the need for a Mac with Bluetooth 4.0/LE (2012 on up). That is not actually required. Someone I know with a Mac from before 2012 got this trackpad and it works fine, both with USB and Bluetooth.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ditched the Mouse for this !

    I must say I never thought I'd see the day that a Trackpad would ever live up the the preciseness of a mouse, but that ended with this Magic Trackpad 2. With the added gestures you normally reserve for an iPhone or iPad, this goes well above and beyond the usefulness of just a mouse. I could not be much happier with this product!

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless

    There is no reason to ever own this product.

    The haptic feedback function is worthless. The surface glass cracks very easily.

    21 of 78 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch/tap sensitivity: not so great

    I have the old Magic Trackpad and the new one side by side.
    First, there's more friction when moving a finger across the Trackpad 2 surface. It's just weird and unpleasant, especially in dry air.
    Second, it doesn't pick up small movements as precisely as the old trackpad. Targeting small UI elements (such as window size buttons) is a pain. Tap sensitivity is also much lower now. Even after I've adjusted every possible setting, the new trackpad quite often fails to register taps. Using the Trackpad 2 is not as effortles as it was the case with the previous generation.
    Third, the semi-secret option to rotate the trackpad 180 degrees (so it's sloped away from you, nicer to wrists) no longer works.
    There are other minor annoyances. E.g. it's much more difficult to pick up and move the trackpad across the desk without accidentally moving the cursor or tapping.
    Force touch is nice, but is supported by a tiny fraction of the applications I use.

    30 of 35 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    195 of 232 people found this useful

  • 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. 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.

    128 of 137 people found this useful