• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    disappointed, not recommended

    • Written by from Hudson's Hope

    I knew I am overpaying this ... but I was still hoping to get better material than mere plastic ... this thing costs about $0.30 to manufacture and I am being generous ...

    the biggest problem is fitting ... there is a plastic divider between keyboard and touch pad ... it's supposed to fill tiny gap between them and make keyboard and touch pad into one unit so to speak, so they don't "hinge" from each other ... but it is too thick and pushes touch pad too far right and so touch pad rubber feet do not fit right into MagicWand grooves ... it does two things ... damages touch pad feet and makes touch pad not fit correctly, popping out a bit ... I took the plastic divider out for proper fit

    I was so on the fence purchasing this item, ended up including it in my cart while buying other items for Christmas, but for the price and lack of attention to detail I do not recommend it at all ...

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cheap plastic, definitely not worth $30

    • Written by from Surrey

    from the photos, description & price I believed that this product was made from aluminum and was of the same quality as any apple product. I was shocked to find that the product was nothing more than a cheap piece of plastic. this product serves its purpose well but it is quite simply way, way, WAY overpriced. I am very dissatisfied with this purchase.
    I should have read the reviews before purchasing. apparently I'm not the only one with the same complaint.

    55 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cutting edge

    • Written by from 용인시

    watch out! Edge of the product is very sharp. while sliding it to put together the edge of magic wand has cut off rubber foot a little. keyboard and trackpad is well aligned on desk, but not at all when it is lifted in air. It is shiped with h-beam to hold lower part together but it hinders pressing arrow keys.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and under engineered

    • Written by from CUPERTINO

    Great idea but with lots of flaws.
    The product only connects the battery compartments of the two Apple devices and will therefore appear floppy unless it is used on a desk or similar.

    To compensate for the floppy appearance 12South has cut this little H-bar in plastic that better connected the two units. They just forgot the fact that you can no longer click the MagicPad. The H-bar requires a lot of force to install and will have to be removed every time you need to change batteries in the keyboard. BUMMER !!!

    But if you are looking for something to hold you Pad and Keyboard together you found a $30 plastic track to do so. Far too expensive if you ask me.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, horrible execution

    • Written by from Somerset

    Great idea, but executed horribly. When you get the keyboard and trackpad installed they wobble, so this product comes with a little "I" shaped bar to put between them. The problem is the bar is so loose it likes to fall out (not to mention how the little rubber stop-gap piece above it is only held in with friction and also likes to fall out). So this bar needs to be taped in place...the only problem with this (besides the tape taking off the cheap fake-metallic coating off the "I" shaped bar) is in order to turn on the keyboard sometimes (or to get your computer to come out of sleep mode), you then have to remove the tape to separate the two pieces to get to the power button on the keyboard. Annoying isn't the right word...

    In one phrase: Apple should be ashamed to let this item come to it's store. It's design is nowhere near the quality you expect from any Apple sanctioned item (especially for $30 for a piece of tube-shaped plastic).

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wow its not even metal 30.00 for plastic!?

    • Written by from Mountain View

    It does work however I assumed that as it was so expensive that it would be made from sturdier materials, as it stands its cheap plastic.

    414 of 503 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not turning me on

    • Written by from Highland Park

    The ability to connect the keyboard and trackpad is a great idea. However, the Apple designers messed up big time when they created these products. The keyboard and trackpad have their activation button on the right edge. The Magicwand gives the user an option of putting the trackpad either to the left or the right of the keyboard. However, regardless of the position chosen, one of the on/off buttons will be buried. If unused the device goes to sleep. To wake it up, you have to push its on/off button, which means removing one of the devices from the Magicwand. A pain! Could the Apple designers not have envisioned this problem in advance?

    21 of 84 people found this useful