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

      88 of 105 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

      65 of 70 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

      49 of 58 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awesome upgrade, almost too simplistic

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great TrackPad - Drag & Drop Issue Resolved

      I find no problems with this new generation of TrackPad. Smooth scrolling, no problems with BT connections and overall great performance. Many have complained a I find no problems with this new generation of TrackPad. Smooth scrolling, no problems with BT connections and overall great performance. Many have complained about the Drag & Drop (D&D) feature gone missing. Rather than rant about how awful this product is and leave a low rating I decided to call Apple support. What a novel idea! Sarcasm aside... for some reason Apple decided to place the activation for the D&D feature in Preferences > TrackPad > Accessibility. Go Figure??? Bad move Apple. Now before you run to your Apple Computer to look for the feature....know that it will not be visible until after the TrackPad 2 has been paired. So, if you're a person that has to see-it-to-believe-it I suggest you go to your nearest Apple Store (or 3rd party retailer) and check it out on a demo model. Assuming you were otherwise satisfied with the TrackPad 2...you now have no reason not to take the $129 plunge. Enjoy!

      • Written by Aaron J from Lenexa

      Is this review useful?Great TrackPad - Drag & Drop Issue Resolved

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      I cant believe I paid $200 CAD for a trackpad

      Yep... with the taxes here in Canada it was $200... for a trackpad! Still can't wrap my head around that.. BUT this thing is amazing. Incredible high quality Yep... with the taxes here in Canada it was $200... for a trackpad! Still can't wrap my head around that.. BUT this thing is amazing. Incredible high quality materials, force touch works very well, no need for batteries... did i mention the materials!? Its a pleasure to touch and use, you can tell someone put a TON of love into this product. If spending that much money on a trackpad doesn't make you sick to your stomach, this is the best one I've ever laid my hands on.

      • Written by VESSELIN P from Montreal

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I cant believe I paid $200 CAD for a trackpad

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Magic Trackpad 2 - Overpriced rubbish that costs (US$100+)

      avoid Overpriced rubbish - you pay premium for apple force touch (or what ever jargon they use) and yet fails to do basics for mouse trackpad - eg when you you avoid Overpriced rubbish - you pay premium for apple force touch (or what ever jargon they use) and yet fails to do basics for mouse trackpad - eg when you you try to use as trackpad / mouse to point or navigate it does not work or worse activates the dictionary or some other optional feature that does not hep you navigate. Most morning I can not even get the trackpad to wake up (start) the computer by pushing or moving trackpad (it is probably composing symphony in greek numbers instead of turning on computer) - You will end up turning off the force touch feature at which point you have paid US$100 for a trackpad with forcetouch that does not work as well as the apple magic trackpad 1 that cost you US$20.

      • Written by Michael R from Hong Kong

      3 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Magic Trackpad 2 - Overpriced rubbish that costs (US$100+)

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