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 percent larger than the previous trackpad. This design, along with a lower profile, makes scrolling and swiping through your favorite content more productive and comfortable than ever.

    Magic Trackpad 2 pairs automatically with your Mac, so you can get to work right 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: 0.19–0.43 inch (0.49–1.09 cm)

    Width: 6.3 inch (16.0 cm)

    Depth: 4.52 inches (11.49 cm)

    Weight: 0.51 pound (0.231 kg)*

    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

  • 3.5 Average
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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

      176 of 209 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

      116 of 125 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

      87 of 102 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awesome upgrade, almost too simplistic

    • 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,

      • Written by 우현 정 from 성남시

      Is this review useful?My MacBook Pro Cannot Find It

    • 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 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.

      • Written by David O from Fort Worth

      Is this review useful?Well Done!

    • 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 ex 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.

      • Written by David H from Dublin

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?High latency causes overshoot error

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