More control at your fingertips.
Magic Trackpad gives you a whole new way to control what’s on your Mac desktop computer. When you perform gestures, you actually interact with what’s on your screen. You feel closer to your content, and moving around feels completely natural. Swiping through pages on screen is just like flipping through pages in a magazine, and inertial scrolling senses the momentum in your fingers as you move up and down a page.
More to touch, more to love.
Your fingers will fall for the Magic Trackpad. It’s made with smooth, wear-resistant glass that feels great to the touch. And it’s nearly 80 percent larger than the built-in trackpad on the MacBook Pro, giving you plenty of room to perform gestures. Because the entire surface of Magic Trackpad is a button, you can click on objects just as you would using a traditional mouse. And Magic Trackpad sits at the same height and angle as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, so you can go from trackpad to keyboard in one seamless motion.
Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. Use it in conjunction with the Apple Wireless Keyboard for a cable-free, uncluttered workspace. And if you feel like venturing away from your desk, Magic Trackpad maintains a reliable and secure connection up to 33 feet away from your Mac.
What's in the Box?
- Magic Trackpad
- Two AA batteries
- Printed documentation
- Height: 0.18 - 0.72 in./0.46 - 1.83 cm
- Width: 5.12 in./13.01 cm
- Weight: (without batteries): 4.94 ounces/140.05 g
- Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later
- A Mac computer with Bluetooth wireless technology
- Latest Magic Trackpad software update
Ratings & Reviews
Surfin' from the couch! SWEET!
As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrib As soon as I saw this thing, I bought it. I use my Mac Mini hooked to a 42" HDTV, so using a mouse from the couch is pretty terrible. Even nice mice like the magic mouse have trouble tracking unless I use a lap desk and mouse pad, which isn't the most comfortable solution. With this, I can surf in comfort and give all of my iMac-using buddies Mac envy!
Besides, with all of the multitouch gestures on the pad, this is the most versatile pointing device Apple makes! Here's hoping they make an iOS-based Apple TV and then make the touchpad a gaming controller too! …
- Written by Richard F from Lancaster
2594 of 2972 people found this useful
After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow After purchasing the new magic mouse I thought it would be a replacement for my new MBP multi-touch trackpad, but it didn't allow all of the same features. This is a great addition to my bluetooth keyboard & compliments my Waycom pad for photo work. I'm not sure if it's really 'worth' the upgrade over the magic mouse, but it is nice to have such a large gesture-based surface, much like the iPad. Props to Apple for thinking outside the box on this one, although the possibility & 'idea' of this technology could have happened a few years ago. …
- Written by Lucas G from Ringgold
1798 of 2237 people found this useful
finally, an ergonomic film editing solution
I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for s I use a Macbook Pro for editing films and use a stand to bring it's screen closer to eye level. I've had an editing keyboard for some time that is suspended from the desk just above my knees but I had to reach up the the MBP to use the trackpad. This Magic Trackpad is the gadget I've been asking Apple for! …
- Written by Pete B from Phoenix
1728 of 2101 people found this useful
Loving this trackpad!
Picked this up over the weekend at the store after reading the reviews here and glad I did. There are a few games I like to play Picked this up over the weekend at the store after reading the reviews here and glad I did. There are a few games I like to play on my rMBP and this trackpad makes it easier than using a mouse. It also makes browsing better due to the large size and ability to place it just about anywhere I want. It is very responsive, requiring very light tapping to click. Pairing was simple and fast and it looks very classy. It's a bit pricy but well worth it IMHO. …
- Written by Maryann T from Brooksville
I purchased this knowing exactly how neat it was and all the different functionalities. But when I unboxed it... it was so much mo I purchased this knowing exactly how neat it was and all the different functionalities. But when I unboxed it... it was so much more! The glass is so smooth with my fingers and everything works in unison. With a few taps, I had my trackpad set up to where I never need to press the trackpad button, just tap it! It feels so futuristic and so responsive, I doubt I will ever go back to using a mouse. Works with my Mac mini perfectly. Works with OS X perfectly. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an alternative to a mouse! …
- Written by Eli L from Sellersburg
1 of 1 people found this useful
Sleek and Convenient
Works like a charm! It is very convenient not to have any chords to worry about. The build is solid, and it feels great. Very easy Works like a charm! It is very convenient not to have any chords to worry about. The build is solid, and it feels great. Very easy to use. You don't have to worry about moving a mouse and running out of room. …
- Written by Stanton F from Conyers
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
can you right click with the magic trackpad ?
- Asked by Paul N from Oakville
- Mar 10, 2011
Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as Yes, you certainly can. You can assign the lower left or lower right area of the Trackpad to act as the right click and you can also check "Secondary tap" under the Two finger options. This means that whenever you tap two fingers at the same time, the system will recognize that as the right click.
It's very easy to configure what you want one, two, three, and even four finger tapping and swiping to accomplish. System Preferences is where these configurations are made. …
- Answered by Jack T from Los Angeles
- Mar 11, 2011
Does the magic trackpad work better than the magic mouse?
- Asked by Nicolaas S from Rumford
- Jan 13, 2011
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books trackpad:
- works on any surface
- more gestures that work with os x
- wider than with mac books
- longer battery life.
- EASIER TO DRAG FILES AROUND!
- more precise
- easier for most people to use
- more portable. …
- Answered by Ryan G. W from Philippines
- Sep 15, 2013
is the battery rechargeable?
- Asked by Joey C
- Jun 25, 2015
No, they are regular Alkaline Batteries
- Answered by Joe D from Sydney
- Jul 4, 2015
I found that if you use a 'Mouse Pad' that has the raised wrist support at the bottom end, using the I found that if you use a 'Mouse Pad' that has the raised wrist support at the bottom end, using the trackpad is absolutely wonderful ! No more wrist and forearm cramping from scrolling, picking up/putting down the mouse, as well as the 'clicking' with the mouse has been replaced by a single finger 'Tap' !! …
- Answered by Nicholas L from Vancouver
- Nov 19, 2010
Can I write Chinese character on a Magic Trackpad?
- Asked by Roderick T from Victoria
- Apr 19, 2015
does it have the force touch technology like the new macbooks?
- Asked by Victor M from Brooklyn
- May 19, 2015
No it does not, this device is an older item, force touch is newer technology.
- Answered by Ted Y from Redondo Beach
- May 27, 2015