• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit frustrating

    • Written by from KNOXVILLE

    Bought this Trackpad when I upgraded to Lion OS.
    Have used it for almost one month and still am learning. Many features/gestures have no use in my line of work/home use.
    I've owned an iPhone and Macbook Air and had no problems with the touch gestures. Enjoyed the app on my iPhone that made it a 'touchpad'. But, this works differently.
    This Trackpad has a generous surface area, which is part of the problem. Easy to have accidental touches (even to the edges of the trackpad) with dire consequences, and many gestures are frustrating.
    Sometimes my pinky and/or ring finger will touch the pad while I'm scrolling and send me to another webpage or interpret the gesture as a 'swipe', or some other gesture and close the page all together.
    Seems like 'up' is down, and 'down' is up. With my previous mouse or trackball and the 'window blind' controls on webpages, you'd pull 'down' to make the page scroll up, 'up' to make the page go scroll down. With this Trackpad, the gestures are as if you're touching the page, itself. Odd, since the pad is horizontal and the screen is vertical. And now, on many sites and in most dialogue boxes, with this Trackpad (and Lion update?) those 'window blind' controls on the edge of the website or dialogue box are gone!
    Also, double clicks aren't always recognized, or sometimes are overly sensitive, regardless of the setting. I find it difficult to block/select a section of text or photo to highlight for editing or to copy and paste.
    I regret this purchase. My $12 Blutooth mouse was cheaper, much simpler to operate and move, and not counter intuitive.

    25 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ...so unsure to begin with

    • Written by from WALSALL

    ...the mouse is dead, that's all I have to say.....I caress my mac now :-)

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's the most un-Windows product ever.

    • Written by from Pasadena

    Well, thanks a lot Apple for that horrible packaging that wasn't at all perfectly minimal and that insanely complex pairing where I had to press a button and watch everything happen automatically and flawlessly. I swear, every new piece of Apple hardware is the best thing ever. Works on glass desk (that's too heavy to replace), gestures intuitive and much better than moving around the previously awesome Mouse. Seriously, doesn't even seem expensive with the build quality. Wish there were six stars for this one.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from elmont

    I've always been a fan of the multi-gesture until i found out that i couldn't us it for my 2007 macbook pro until this product came out and boy was I ECSTATIC!!!!!!!! This product is by far genius! I recommend this product to every one who doesn't want to use a mouse and wants to spice things up a bit at their workplace or home.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleek and smooth

    • Written by from Dammam

    Just tried it out. I have Lion installed and it is super easy to navigate with it. I even dare to say it can beat trackpad of mac laptops.

    I think in the future they should have it the default accessory for new macs.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Large Learning curve

    • Written by from Waterloo

    I bought a Magic Trackpad over a week ago and I am just finally becoming comfortable with it. In fact, I am beginning to absolutely LOVE it. If you are an old ex windows (like me) be prepared fora long learning curve. Well worth the effort when you get there!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Track Pad

    • Written by from BOCA GRANDE

    oh my, what a great thing, wish this was out way before the mighty mouse, never will use a mouse again, great product Apple, thanks
    a must have for mac mine or any desktop

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this product

    • Written by from Spicewood

    Love the ability to do gestures. Never have the pains in my wrist I used to have when I used a mouse.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, easy to use!

    • Written by from CLAYTON

    I bought this to replace my magic mouse - one of the earlier ones that had all the issues with gunk getting inside and not working properly. This trackpad does it all and works flawlessly! My wife and I both love it. A little pricey, but we come to expect quality along with price from Apple. It's worth it because it works, and works well.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect!!

    • Written by from Middletown

    It works great! This gives you a great large space to do all of the muli-touch gestures. I even prefer this over my MacBook Pro's trackpad because of the Magic Trackpads size. Great Product and a must have!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Quirky and buggy

    • Written by from Lakewood

    I really WANTED this to work for me... but after using if for a couple of weeks, I realized it's extremely buggy and very inconstant with the gestures from one app to another. Cursor jumps all over the place and the same gesture doesn't always work twice in a row.

    Save your money and the agony... Apple has NOT thought this one through yet.

    12 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I like it...I hate it...I like it...I hate it...I like it

    • Written by from FITCHBURG

    I bought one today (08/13/11). Historically I don't like trackpads but this is the way Apple is going to go with all the more possibilities that the Trackpad has. So I plugged it in, set some settings, made some more adjustments and went to work with it. After a while I confirmed that this is going to take some time (for mice people) to adjust to this device but I also realized that the Trackpad is much more precise. Most people new to the Trackpad may disagree but in a short time, say a few days or weeks, the Trackpad will become like an extension to my hand. The learning curve is short. Five stars and another great forward thinking product from Apple.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory! I recommend to all...

    • Written by from Tampa

    Using the MTP has been easy. In fact, it makes everything easier. I'm a graphic and web designer and no, it isn't for use with graphics software like photoshop, illustrator, etc. but that's not what this is for. This is for moving flawlessly through your mac, in between desktops or applications, and great when surfing the web. It responds in real time and it is extremely accurate. There are so many things you can do with it. I strongly recommend it. You won't regret it. Get it today...

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm amazed and mystified...

    • Written by from New York

    ...by the features of the Magic Trackpad.

    Its elegant simplicity drew me in, but that's nothing compared to how useful it is. It's a truly great product.

    It took me a couple of days to get used to the new way of scrolling (it's in the opposite direction from the original way), but now I can see and appreciate the change in the default.

    I didn't have any serious complaints with my old mouse, but I think my hands were getting a bit cramped; now, that sensation is gone.

    You've done a fine job on this one, Apple.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    • Written by from Corning

    I was told by a fellow photographer friend that I should have the Magic Trackpad because it would make my workflow go so much easier ( I use Adobe Lightroom ). I was having trouble with the MM as well as my Wacom tablet (using the pen) when adjusting. I use the Magic Mouse as well and when I got it I was very pleased by what that could do however I just received my Magic Trackpad today and can say it does a lot more. It make my work flow with LR extremely easy and just using my computer for anything has made me more "one with the computer" Best $ I have spent yet. Apple (Steve Jobs etc) is/are amazing.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Park Rapids

    I spend an enormous amount of time working behind my mac, mostly all business. I always suffer somewhat with pain in both the arm and wrist from too much mousing. I tried an ergonomic mouse and found it did help somewhat but hated its accuracy and overall ability compared to the magic mouse. I bought the trackpad and WOW! Beautiful! Situate the preference window for the track pad next to the document you are working on so you can continually go back to the settings for adjustments as you learn its movements. Give it time. I keep the mouse next to it for CAD and BIM but otherwise I have completely reverted over to the pad. No more wrist and arm pain! Thank you MAC.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb product, easy to use, but takes a while to get use to

    • Written by from Boucherville

    It took more than 3 months to get used to the Trackpad. The ergonomics is much more different than using a mouse (or a normal laptop pad), and I had to change the way I position and use my hand in order to eliminate the pain in my wrist when using the Trackpad. It's still a bit painful but in month or two, I figure it will disappear.

    If you eliminate the painful adaptation to the new ergonomics, this product is a real blast (when used with compatible software). Navigating, selecting, and all the operation that you normally do with a mouse are now much more intuitive.

    The only thing this product is not good at is gaming. A mouse (or a gamepad) is still the best choice for it.

    A word of advice: if you are used to work with a trackpad on a normal laptop (not from apple), forget how you work with it and adopt the Trackpad's way. For example, at first, I was using the single tap to generate a click, which is a mistake for me because I was forced to lift my index finger which cause wrist pain after a while. Now, I click by pressing down on the trackpad with my thumb.

    Conclusion: superb product, but we must adapt to the new egonomics

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Tomales

    I have been a Mac fan forever and ever.
    This device is a major disappointment: the first.
    If you look beyond the uniformly rave reviews displayed on the Apple Store site and into the forums, you will find that a lot of folks are having endless troubles with this. I have been using it 2 weeks. It will do almost everything except let me select text (part of a line or paragraph) and then move it somewhere else ––rather basic!
    The ergonomics are bad. I'm back to RSI pain.
    If you don't hate your mouse, think twice.
    Good luck to you.

    33 of 52 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad lack of sensitivity control

    • Written by from Pleasant Valley

    The ONLY thing I dislike about the trackpad is that there is NO SENSITIVITY setting for tapping nor touching. MS Windows has it for their 'pads' . It's very frustrating when anyone accidentally brushes a body part on the pad & something unintentional or unexpected happens on my iMac screen! (like when my grandkids are here!). I bought the magic mouse because they dropped my 1st wireless mouse many times until it broke, so I bought the trackpad as a backup. How difficult can it be to write an update adding this almost imperative feature to the trackpad? Otherwise it's a perfect product. PLEASE HELP.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from coppell

    this trackpad is awesome! I love how easy it is to all the multitouch features on mac os x lion! this is so much better than using the trackpad on my macbook air!
    one small thing is that it slides around if you really push hard to drag your mouse around.
    good buy!

    2 of 3 people found this useful