• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought it. Returned it.

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    1. Great design! Sleek. Matches keyboard. Apple quality through and through.
    2. Mouse clicks were novel at first. Then, after about 100 times thumping my thumb on the bottom of this thing versus gentle finger clicks on a conventional mouse, it got very tiresome.

    Nice concept. For me, this didn't work. BTW, I'm on my forth Mac and I believe that this was the first time that I've ever returned a Mac product.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Gravely Disappointed

    • Written by from Scotts Valley

    I've wanted a trackpad for years. My elbows are permanently bent and using the mouse to the side of the keyboard caused painful spasms. A wireless mouse zinged out of control, opening and closing things randomly, so I had to work with cords draped over the keyboard.
    I got the Magic Trackpad and a wireless keyboard--no numerical pad--over a month ago. I like the size of the Trackpad. It fits nicely in front of the keyboard, and it's easier to work without the cord over the keys. However, most of what I do is editing text, lots of cut-and-paste. Highlighting and pasting is a nightmare with the Trackpad. I tap it gently to select a word and it hightlights things I don't want to--and won't let go, even when I tap outside the page. This morning it highlighted the links on a webpage rather than opening the one I wanted. When I tapped on the desktop, it copied them! I tap to put the cursor in one place and it hasn't moved, so I add words in the wrong place. When I tried to firewire ONE folder from desktop to laptop it highlighted my whole hard drive and started opening EVERYTHING. I had to shut down the computer to make it stop.
    I'm ready to go back to my old wired mouse. With that I have some control.

    10 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomics Rethink Required

    • Written by from Calgary

    5 out of 5 for quality of construction, look, performance, software, etc.

    2 out of 5 for ergonomics. The Trackpad is built upside down. The fat end (the battery compartment) should be closest to your wrist so that your wrist is not angled up to place your fingers on the surface. There should be an option in the software to invert the device so it can be used "upside down".

    Barring that, or in conjunction with the software inversion option, there is good opportunity for someone to release a stand that raises the end of the pad closest to your body and includes a palm rest such that your wrist drapes over the pad.

    101 of 114 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cant use it from the couch, Needs a flat surface

    • Written by from PERHAM

    I purchased the track pad to be used with the family's mac mini that is connected to our 52" HD TV in the living room. the TV is across the room so wireless was necessary. also purchased the matching wireless keyboard. they look great and are small enough. the keyboard is awesome! However the trackpad is very difficult to use from you lap. there are little rubber grip feet under the trackpad and the thing needs to sit on a flat surface to be used. the feet are what gives you the Click of the mouse. for now i have to use it on a book or the box it came in which is extra cumbersome.

    Apple, please redesign this product or include an accessory for it to be used on your lap or armrest or palm of your hand!

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Conflicts with time machine Bluetooth

    • Written by from New York

    I need to return my magic trackpad. Every hour my time machine kicks off i lose control of the mouse for about 5 minutes and have to revert to my tethered mouse. I have the track pad on the same level as my mouse and keyboard and my wrist is killing me! Never bothered me before with the mouse. I'd be willing to try the magic mouse but assume it will have same problem with the blue tooth conflict. I'm bummed it didn't work out for me. I like the concept.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not There Yet...

    • Written by from Great Falls

    I really wanted to like this product and get off the mouse...It's great for surfing the web but once you start using software like itunes, Logic Express, or Djay etc....it's starts to get annoying...i wanted to like it, i held on to it for the full 14 days but decided to return it for the magic mouse which offers the touch features of the trackpad and the precision of the mouse when i need it. It's also a bit touchy, for instance if you leave the arrow over a link sometimes for no reason it would just click on it, which was very annoying. Copy n paste and dragging if that is something you do a lot of, do not buy this, it requires too much work and too much thinking!! I feel they have a little bit more work to do for track pad technology, in a few years I'll try it out again.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from BLYTH

    (1)I get spurious click consequences as soon as I even lightly touch the pad.
    (2)Find I need to touch pad lightly and wait a second to get 'rotate' to work. Not conducive to good productivity.
    (3)Unable to rotate in both directions using right hand though can (with difficulty and only sometimes) using left hand.
    (4) One moment clockwise rotate works next moment not and same with anticlockwise rotate.
    (5) with possible exception of two fingered scroll consequences of all movements are unpredictable and take too much careful attention.
    (6)Have installed updated SW over 10.6.4
    (7) Maybe when it gets a coating of finger grease it may work reasonably. I found an Alps trackpad on a PC took a long time to 'break in' and till then would do all sorts of unexpected things.Maybe this is the same.
    (8) Unless there is one particular gesture you can get to work dependably and use very frequently don't buy it
    (9) The pinch sometimes works but all gestures are very far from being intuitive.
    (10) Tap sometimes works, sometimes not
    (11)With 'Tap' off not everywhere on the pad functions as a 'press' button contrary to the blurb.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would make the Ipad ROCK!!

    • Written by from Eustis

    Using a bluetooth keyboard with the Ipad stinks if you have to keep touching the screen every time you want to click a link or toggle to a different field. If this thing could keep your hand in the same plane as your keyboard it would be such an improvement. Not to mention how nice it would be to not have all those finger smudges on the Ipad screen

    7 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy at First, but then...

    • Written by from Santa Rosa

    Initially I was thrilled with the Magic Track pad that I bought two more. One for work and one for my wife. After using it for five days I don't like it because extended use started cramping my hand. Touch click was way too sensetive. The normal click was hard to press and a factor in cramping my hand. Sure I liked the scroll and slide features but when it came to position the pointer with a finger it wasn't as easy as the old mouse. I got frustrated with it and went back to the old mouse. I wasted $210 on 3 of these. I hope I can get my money back.

    22 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Hurts my wrist/hand

    • Written by from Fountain Valley

    Very functional device; but my wrist/hand begins to feel pain while using it. I switched back to the Magic Mouse after one week using the Magic Trackpad.

    28 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A hand cramper

    • Written by from Hendersonville

    Big Apple fan, couldn't wait to get this.

    I've spent about an hour with it so far, so admittedly not exhaustive, but find my self yearning for the comfort of my Logitech MX-Laser mouse.

    The problem is all of the fingers. I use a desktop (iMac), not a laptop at home, and MacBook Pro for work. I personally prefer a mouse over the trackpad on the laptop, but convinced myself that the larger surface of the Magic Trackpad would make it better. It doesn't.

    I'm positioning my hand to the right of the trackpad so I can rest the palm of my hand on the desk to avoid "applying" another finger to the surface, thereby causing an unwanted gesture.

    I thought it would be good for Aperture (pinch/zoom and rotate) but it's not there yet. Maybe future update of Aperture will address it.

    Again, I'm sorry I'm disappointed. Maybe time spent will help, but it really does make my hand hurt, I'm working too hard to avoid resting a finger on the surface.

    21 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love it, but....

    • Written by from New York

    ...unfortunately it doesn't work with Mac OS 10.5.8. I purchased two of these bad boys, one for my Snow Leopard Mac mini and the other for my sons iMac G5 in hopes to replace the current mighty mouse which he keeps dropping from time to time. I can't tell you how many times I had to glue that thing back together. I know the requirements are stated in the specs but I was thinking that it would at least have limited functionality. All my son really needs is to point and click. What the deal Apple? I bet you're going to erase this review.

    88 of 291 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No gestures, swipes functioning.

    • Written by from Sidcup

    When connected via Bluetooth, I went into the System Preferences and there was no icon for the Trackpad, nor anything new in the Mouse preference. Only the basic "Tracking Speed" and the "Double Click".

    I can't even access the right click function, and there is no video or anything in the side like the Magic Mouse. However the tracking and clicking is very smooth and the product looks great, the problem may be just me, I'll have to do some more research.

    16 of 123 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only for graphical professionals

    • Written by from Zwijndrecht

    I think this is a weird product release. You can make your gestures also on the Magic Mouse but smaller. And OK, maybe not all the gestures you can make on this one.

    But I really like the design. Just the pad, and that's it. Just like the keyboard, magic mouse, ...
    I don't think you'll use it much while doing your daily things, unless you're an touch-addict. But it think it will be of very good use to professionals in the graphical world and others.

    All over, I like it. But they had to set the purposes for this product different. Not for always use but for professional use.

    25 of 188 people found this useful