• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible longevity

    • Written by from Edinburgh

    The very common problem of random clicking happened to my 14 months after purchase (2 months outside warranty). Apple indeed got their 12-month warranty window very precise.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Did not work

    • Written by from dublin 8

    I spent ages trying to get the trackpad to work, I bought a wireless keyboard at the same time, the keyboard I am using right now, the track pad worked erratically, none of the gestures worked, nor could I scroll using it. I spent ages looking in forums, help menus etc, nothing worked. I could not get through to any support with apple so gave up and have posted it back. Total waste of time. Guess I'll need to try a mouse instead!

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific

    • Written by from Bampton

    Just bought this Trackpad to complement my iMac Retina.

    The 27 inch iMac screen is big and wonderful. I was struggling to get the Mouse to move far/fast enough. This device solves that problem. You need to get over the idea of clicking everywhere. Simple tapping does most of it.

    Things to watch. Setting it up is easy, but the light on the Trackpad is microscopic so it's not easy to see what's going on as a device links to the iMac for the first time.

    Likewise it's not intuitively obvious what you need to do to eg select groups of files and drag them somewhere. You sometimes end up using two hands, or at least I do. The video with the trackpad is not exactly helpful on the wide range of practical tasks you need to perform doing normal work when you are used to the mouse approach. Still, playing with it gets you there.

    All in all, an outstanding piece of kit. You won't look back.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic mouse replacement

    • Written by from Rickmansworth

    I've always liked trackpads but the ones on most laptops are too small. The new MacBooks have larger ones, and inspired by how easy it is to use those, I picked up this one for use when my MacBook Air is connected to an external monitor and keyboard. It's just great, the huge surface area makes it easy to move the mouse almost anywhere on the screen without having to constantly raise the finger and reposition. I have it set on touch to click, never have liked physically clicking a button, and it works perfectly. To right-click it is best to position your fingers a little way apart. Scrolling is just so easy and natural. I only wish someone would make something similar for my work Windows machine! (Windows doesn't support it very well.)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Fantastic.

    • Written by from Worthing

    I'm not quite sure what some of the people are on about below about poor battery life, I bought mine over a month ago and the battery is still at 76%. Absolutely fantastic, I rarely even turn it off and it works consistently. Always connects and the connection is never dropped. Blown away by this.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional!

    • Written by from Downpatrick

    I use my Magic Trackpad on a regular basis with satasfaction on every aspect of the product. It's simple but effective design rests pleasently adorn alongside my wireless keyboard enhancing its appearance to one's eye. I use my Magic Trackpad for my iMac, and it functions to suit all levels of intellegance and intellect. The glass surface creates an everlasting, comfortable surface to use frequently and the use of aluminium and polycarbonate on the product results in a simplistic and resiliant design. In conclusion I am overjoyed with my Magic Trackpad and I will enjoy using it as I am sure many others have also.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great… but not great longevity…

    • Written by from Exeter

    Personally, I'd expect an Apple Product to have a long life. As much as this is wonderful, intuitive, minimalist piece of kit - I use it mostly for film editing and photo processing - I am annoyed that it has started to randomly highlight things. It is now randomly 'double-sensing' which is a nightmare. No quick fix. Once it's out of warranty, you have to get a new one, and this - from a quick browse of the web - is not an uncommon problem. I've had trackpads on laptops and normal 'mice' that have outlived this by many years. A shame.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    wrist strain

    • Written by from glasgow

    looks lovely
    does things a mouse can't .

    I so wanted to love this... but with the best will in the world I just can't get to grips with it.

    I get a terrible strain in my wrist using it.

    feel like I really need to press down on it to engage it so after a while I have a really sore arm. perhaps I need a more pen based product... off to spend some more money on something I can work with better.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Newtown

    I use this so I don't have to lean over the desk all the time to use the trackpad on the Macbook. Its exactly the same as the trackpad on the Macbook Pro. Much better than the mouse as well.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the native pad on MB Pro

    • Written by from epinay-sur-seine

    Well my trackpad broke twice on my MBP 2009, bought 2010, as the CD player, as I had enough to pay for a repair who will not last long ( the heat made the alu case expanding blocking the track making it unusable) I decided to buy a trackpad, thinking it will the same thing than the native pad on MBP, but it is not it is so slow, and you can't even adjust the speed scroll on the system preferences. It doesn't make it instinctive as the native one, making simple things frustrating to move or to search. And last thing I have used to use my native one under snow leopard, so I don't know if under maverick , they changed the way to use it, but it seems less practical, and really much customisable.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect input device if you're a habitual laptop user

    • Written by from Cambridge

    I've almost exclusively used Mac laptops for almost a decade, and this adds up to a lot of practice on the keyboard/trackpad combo. I've got in to the habit of using a lot of gestures and trackpad-style movements, and I miss them when switching to a desktop with a mouse. I certainly work quicker with a trackpad than with a mouse, at least under OSX

    There are a few other neat conveniences: There is no need for tidy desk space next to the keyboard for the mouse to move around in. The transition between pointing and typing is much quicker as they trackpad stays in a fixed position. A trackpad is also insensitive to the desk surface, so you can use glass or glossy-coated desks.

    It's possible to use the trackpad hand-held or on a soft surface so long as you turn on 'tap to click' under System Preferences. Otherwise, you do need to be on a hard surface to activate the clicking action, which is actually via the two domed feet at the base of the trackpad.

    This device would be little use if you are a gamer and, like most trackpads, it's not necessarily the ideal tool for some 3D design or CAD programmes.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    OVER SENSITIVE

    • Written by from Ivybridge

    OVER SENSITIVE to the point of being less than useless. Mine is set up in exactly the same way as the track pad on my macbook. The macbook works brilliantly. The Magic Trackpad should work in exactly the same way but instead, it is sensitive to the point that it will randomly select text, no matter how light the touch. It has a mind of its own.

    I'll be returning mine on Sunday. Hopefully the replacement will work. £60 should buy perfection. This device is worse than the clunkiest, most knackered HP circa 1999 laptop track pad in the world.

    Mine doesn't even merit one star.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to master

    • Written by from Balsall common

    Looks good and complements the general apple style, but the track pad is extremely difficult to master and (almost) useless if you want to use drawing/design programmes where the familiar feel and function of a mouse is far far better. So if all you want to do is simple word type documents and flick through iTunes, then OK. For anything else stick with a traditional mouse.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bit disappointed

    • Written by from Falmouth

    I had high hopes for this but trackpad as i'm v happy with the the one built into my MBP but unfortunately the desktop version doesn't perform as well. I've had it several weeks now and I still keep inadvertently inputing gestures I didn't intend and I find it quite uncomfortable to use because of the angle it sits at. To alleviate mild wrist aches I now have the front edge propped up on a notepad to make it level and rest my forearm on a book so that my hand falls naturally level with the trackpad. This works and makes everything more comfortable but it's hardly the minimalist ergonomic marvel I'd like. My advice is --- Have a good try of one of these in a store before you buy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant

    • Written by from LONDON

    Perhaps the easiest and most comfortable thing for using the comp.
    I really don't like working with computer mouses, as you have to move the device, I loved some of the trackballs, but it is difficult to find the one, which accommodates the hand the right way.
    This feels totally natural, amazingly fast and actually very precise.
    Not mentioning the joy of the touch - the material finish is amazing.
    Connects with iMac perfect way, easy to set up.
    My best recommendation!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable

    • Written by from LONDON

    Not had for very long, and now it simply won't turn on even after using the correct batteries and trying new ones. Sometimes the bluetooth really struggled to pair with my MacBook too.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad Issues

    • Written by from Worcester

    Generally the trackpad is a good idea, with apparent good battery life.
    I do however find it frustrating to use over a mouse. My biggest gripe is the tracking area does not match or is adjustable to match my screen size. Consequently I find that I'm using two hands when I want to move items from top of the screen to the trash can.

    Have tried to find a solution, but as yet no luck, thinking of getting a Wacom or mouse.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Touchpad. Pity corroded batteries make you bin it

    • Written by from Hyde

    Bought one of these couple of years back

    great input device.

    Top quality branded batteries corroded and welded themselves to the battery compartment.
    No way to get them out, outside 12 month warranty period, Tried numerous methods to get them out including drilling a hole in the batteries(Do NOT try this at home!). to release the pressure. eventually got the batteries out but before I could clean out the compartment management to crack the glass top.
    Apple design team look into it please like the numerous forums requested ages ago

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad Feet

    • Written by from Norhampton

    The Magic Trackpad is absolutely wonderful apart from one thing. If you move the Pad around too much the little rubber feet pop out. It is not too much trouble to put them back but they get weaker and fall out more often BUT... It does not appear to be possible to buy spare rubber feet which should cost a few pence. Come on Apple support your supporters

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from London

    Bought with Apple USB keyboard to use with my MacBook Pro & Cinema Display. Easier to use than the MacBook track pad and better suited ergonomically. Click function is positive and the various swipe gestures make life very easy.

    5 of 5 people found this useful