• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    magic cursor movement

    • Written by from Whitewater

    Maybe I just have a defective trackpad. I've tried this trackpad on two different computers (MacPro and iMac) and have the same result. After about 20 seconds of ok use, the cursor starts moving on it's own - by magic! If tap to click is enabled, programs and odd Web sites will start on their own (due to random mouse movement and clicks on the screen which can give some very odd results). If I don't use it for a minute it will calm down, but it is a real pain to use. In 20 years, this is one of only one or two Apple products I need to return.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I give up.

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Trackpad works fine for awhile, then the problems starts:

    * Tracking goes from smooth to all over the screen
    * Touch to click so sensitive, it causes multiple unintentional clicks
    * Clicking starts to highlight sections of information
    * Clicking starts to open unwanted menus

    Have to shut down and restart to "reset" the trackpad. Went back to the USB mouse-- which is working just fine.

    32 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major design flaw for desktop computers

    • Written by from Golden

    When you replace the batteries, which is often, you are forced to do a hard restart of the Mac. The computer will not automatically recognize the trackpad and you cannot reach the connect with Bluetooth via the keyboard. You can keep a corded mouse around for this monthly battery change but I haven't had one of those in a few years. You also have to keep a quarter handy to change the battery because they weren't smart enough to provide a knob or handle of some sort.

    As for function, the trackpad is better than a mouse but not as good as a quality trackball. If something on your desk (like the coin you frequently need) gets under the trackpad, you can't click until it's removed.

    38 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth issues

    • Written by from San Diego

    I was so excited when this first came out... and I have to say that I love it.

    But what I don't love is the Bluetooth connectivity. I've got a brand new Mac Pro sitting 6 feet away from the Trackpad and it frequently (more often than not) has tracking issues. It will jump all around my screen or just respond slowly. I'm having similar issues with the Bluetooth Magic Mouse.

    I don't know what is causing it, but it's making these devices worthless. I wish there was a wired version of both devices as I do like them outside of the fact that they don't work well in my home office. The fact that I have issues with all 3 of my BT devices (keyboard, mouse, trackpad) leads me to believe it's not a hardware issue.

    There are some serious issues with Bluetooth so I'm hoping that future devices use a better technology that doesn't have these interference issues.

    28 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from chicago

    This is the most awful mouse. I am not looking to work my hands out. It has taken the simplicity out of using a mouse. It should not be that difficult. I know your saying "That's because you don't know how to use it." I do though and it is still a pain and takes entirely to much time up. I'd rather not give any stars at all but I couldn't.

    17 of 67 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Mouse is Way Better

    • Written by from BOSTON

    I have use the trackpad for the last 3 months and finally switched back to a mouse. It is not the ideal device to control a computer. It does not feel the same as the trackpad on a laptop.

    15 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    piece of garbage

    • Written by from Valley Stream

    I don't always use a flat surface so it's worthless. It won't click unless it is on a table. The latest apple mouse will work on anything anywhere. The trackpad isn't better than a mouse period. i'm a fool for buying this and if you buy it you are a fool as well.

    16 of 91 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    A life-long Apple user working in design (ie: 8+ hours) of daily computer use and I currently own a MacBook Pro w/magic trackpad built in. Bought this bluetooth Magic Trackpad (MTp) hoping it would alleviate some of my repetitive stress injury to my wrist (which the angle of using the MTp on laptop seems to aggravate.) Wrong.

    Customization is limited. The angle at which the MTp and your wrist interact seems wrong. Size: keep wishing the pad were larger and had more button programming options similar to either the iPad touch tech and/or a pend tablet. Found myself wishing the MTp were a hybrid iPad touch with Tablet programming options. My temporary solution was to return the MTp and buy a Wacom Bamboo Pen/Touch.

    Truly, my ultimate dream is the Minority Report glove: wear a device on the hand or hands and be able to just tap fingers and paint in the air gestures and movements that would communicate via bluetooth or motion directly to your computer. My wrist would love that freedom of mobility and angles/surfaces become non-issue. Please Apple/MIT, I'd even buy a Windows product that had this kind of technology and ergonomic freedom.

    BOTTOM LINE: wait for the next round of design revisions and hope Apple can deliver a complete product idea that is truly an innovation. This product seems intended for mac users who don't already down MbookPro w/trackpad built in.

    22 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Got a magic track pad for christmas 2010 and it quit workng today.

    • Written by from Olathe

    The pointer still works, but I can't click on anything it doesn't work. Only had it 4 months. Luckily I had a magic mouse from another mac.

    15 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't work

    • Written by from Singapore

    Loses connection constantly and takes 15 mins to reconnect. Just get a normal mouse and save yourself the headache. This product has made in china written all over it.

    15 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible product

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    Worked for a while, but now all I get through the preference pane is that the "pairing is unsuccessful". I've done the online research, installed the driver updates, done all the tweaks. What I've ended up with is a really expensive paperweight that I can't return because it worked for the first two weeks. Yeah.

    14 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not loving the Magic Trackpad so far

    • Written by from MIDDLETOWN

    I have purchased many apple products (iphone 3, iphone 4, the ipad, mac book pro, and an imac), and the magic trackpad is my least favorite item to date. It does not live up to the hype so far.

    12 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked Great for a couple of months

    • Written by from Silver Spring

    Worked great for a few months. Then it randomly started getting buggy and responding with gigantic delays rendering it useless. I have been able to reset the track pad by rebooting my computer. But that's not a viable long term solution. Hear about others who are having the same problem. Not sure how long I'll be able to continue to use this device.

    43 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not usable, defective?

    • Written by from RICHMOND

    I can't really use this because it keeps getting really laggy and not precise after a period of time. I don't know if I have a problem with the Bluetooth on my Mac or if it's the device itself but it becomes completely unusable after a few hours. Even with new batteries. Not happy at all.

    13 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    style over substance - stay away

    • Written by from Austin

    I generally love Apple's sense of style and the importance they place on it. Unfortunately, with the magic pad Apple have let style rule over substance. It forces the wrist to maintain a constant awkward tension with an upward angle sure to bring on carpal tunnel syndrome.

    I was ready to make at least intermittent sacrifice of my wrist for the use of such an elegant promising device but the thing is prone to irritating lapses in response and obnoxious intermittent pauses. Usually quite calm, I was so frustrated by the (non-)magic pad that I tossed it out of my site. It turns out it really is made of glass...

    I'd pass on this one if I were you.

    19 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by

    got that?
    i don't see any reasonable person pay $70 for this.
    sure, it's better than a mouse but it needs a lot of improvement. i picked this up at a local store for $50 new. ONE MONTH and the battery is at 15%.
    very disappointed. and because of the battery part this is angled so it makes typing ie reaching the keyboard somehow difficult.

    16 of 97 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Range on track pad blows!

    • Written by from los angeles

    When using in a range of under 4' it works just fine. Although once you pass about 4 1/2' the cursor starts to delay...the further the range, the worse the delay. I was able to go up to 12' until the trackpad didn't read anymore.

    33 of 55 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for prime time

    • Written by from TEANECK

    Bought it Wednesday night returned it Thursday morning. Not even close to the comfort of the Magic Mouse.

    10 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    hurts forearms and wrists

    • Written by from Nederland

    This trackpad has the same angle problem as the wireless keyboard. The angle is not ergonomic. The wrist has to be at the wrong angle because the pad is raised up at the back. I like the trackpad on my laptop much better. This trackpad would have been better if it was flat. The wireless keyboard would also be better if it was flat.

    28 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad and the IPAD

    • Written by from Calgary

    They do not work together... people have their reasons for saying that you do not need a "mouse" with an IPAD, and I have my reasons for wanting it. Either way, they are both Apple products, and should be able to work together... they don't, and I will be returning my "Magic Trackpad" today.


    6 of 99 people found this useful