• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 1 Was So Much Better. Don't waste your money.

    • Written by Joan P from New York

    Sure, the Magic Trackpad 2 has more features, however the battery WILL fail on you sooner than later (which is SO TYPICAL OF APPLE NOW!). Spent $130 on this when it first came out about 2 years ago. The battery is completely dead now (will not charge or even turn on) and it's NOT replaceable. Looked it up on IFixIt and they intentionally designed it to make it difficult (if not impossible) to replace. To add insult to injury, brought it into the Genius Bar and since it's out of warranty, they offered to replace it for the SAME price as a NEW Trackpad 2, but with a 3 month warranty (instead of 1 year if I bought it completely new). Avoid wasting your money.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with my new (second hand) Trackpad 2

    • Written by Ole H from Levington

    When my old Trackpad started behaving erratically, I wasn’t sure how to replace it. The Trackpad 2 had very mixed reviews, and a lot of old Trackpad users seemed to hate it for various reasons. So I looked for a straight replacement on eBay, but then found a very nice looking Trackpad 2 at an incredible price and decided to try it. After all, if I didn’t get on with it, I could easily sell it again without loss. I have a feeling that the previous owner must have been one of those who hated the new model, since he sold it so cheaply.

    But I just love it. Within seconds of plugging in a Lightning cable, it was installed and worked with exactly the same setup as my old Trackpad. An hour later, the battery was at 100%, and I unplugged the cable. Bluetooth kicked in immediately with none of the usual pairing fuss.

    I’d say that even the feel of it is the same as my old pad, and I’m very fussy about tactile feedback. I had assigned left and right clicks to the left and right corners, and that’s how the new pad works too, with the “haptic engine” emulating the clicks very well.

    Mind you, like with my old pad, I have all touch-to-clicks switched off. They never worked for me, and erratic clicks drove me mad. But hey, no problem, just deselect them in the setup.

    Some reviews make much of new Trackpad having a larger work surface due to losing the battery compartment. The new pad is a about an inch wider, but the same height as the old one, so it’s got nothing to do with the battery compartment.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Haptic Engine Stops Working

    • Written by Patrick M from Elk Grove

    It worked as it should at first, but just a few weeks in the haptic engine would stop working. I would unpair and pair again, power off and on, recharge, reconnect, and I would get it to work again for a little bit. Recently, just a few months after I purchased, the haptic engine completely stops working no matter what I try. I get no haptic response whatsoever, it still lets me drag the cursor and tap to click but there is no feedback at all which makes it a pain to use, especially for the price I paid for it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This Trackpad is just like what comes out the back of a horse.

    • Written by DICK H from adelaide

    The first trackpad was great ! I boon for my wrist.

    This one is a complete DISASTER!

    3d touch is a mess and the whole thing feels very unstable.

    Very disappointed indeed. I huge stuff-up compared to Apple Trackpad 1 .

    Anyway. Don't buy it.
    Try look for trackpad 1 on ebay.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Glitchy, cuts out and goes dead requiring restart.

    • Written by Andrew K from Fort Nelson

    It just disconnects and stops at times. Requires powering trackpad on and off then taking about 20 seconds to get back the cursor movement. The force touch or haptic or whatever it is stops working - basically a brick until it's reset. It's the best Touch Bar, probably. I paid the absurd price because that's the way it is, but it's no longer a joy to use and I don't really have any faith in its long term durability. Wish there was an alternative out there that was comparable, even at the same price point, because I'd jump ship in a second. Never abused or dropped. Unfortunately, I have had it more than a year.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good! Like MBP touchpad, but bigger.

    • Written by Thomas S from Chicago

    I've been using a MacBook Pro for the past four years, and have always had the force touch and Taptic response. I bought an iMac and found myself suddenly using a mouse again... It felt like I had gone backwards in time. This Trackpad does exactly what you'd expect an Apple Trackpad to do. It behaves exactly like the MBP touchpad. The only criticism I can think of is that the Taptic response isn't quite as strong as the MBP Trackpad, but it's a minor complaint.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2

    • Written by Bruce M from Ottawa

    not sure what all the negative reviews were about I upgrade my trackpad today (had the old one about 7 yrs.). Connected right away and I have tried every gesture I usually use and it is excellent, I am very happy with it!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Strongly dislike compared with original magic trackpad

    • Written by Ceri S from San Rafael

    I didn't fully comprehend what Apple's new "fake click" would mean. It works only with one or two fingers. As a diehard user of BetterTouchTool, used to creating dozens of custom gestures, Trackpad 2 completely hobbles me because you get no haptic feedback with multitouch of three fingers or more.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Needed

    • Written by Brittany F from Collierville

    Was looking to elevate my MacBook Pro in order to improve my posture, which meant needing a keyboard and mouse/trackpad. I knew I was going to get an Apple mouse or trackpad, and after reading the reviews of both, I decided to go with the trackpad. It's ergonomic and I LOVE the ease of the trackpad with the gestures, tap to click, etc. Also has great battery life thus far, and charges like any other Apple device. Very happy with the purchase, and would highly recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Newest Trackpad deserves less than one star

    • Written by Michael H from EUGENE

    This trackpad is very glitchy.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality Product

    • Written by Mia Le Bao N from Solihull

    I was unsure which to buy, either the trackpad or Magic Mouse. The trackpad is so easy to use and works so well. Easy to connect to, just turn it on and your MacBook will pick it up straight away, Definitely worth the money. If you prefer using the trackpad on the MacBook, this product is for you, works in exactly the same way.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Obscenely overpriced

    • Written by Andrew T from Leeds

    Not sure what I was thinking at the time but no idea how I was blinded into paying £129 for this. Nothing magical about it, worth £50 at most!

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great trackpad

    • Written by Alexandre V from Montreal

    It works really well. Very smooth.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad 1 is superior, SPACE GRAY 20 DOLLARS MORE EXPENSIVE?!

    • Written by Ege D from New York

    The title says it all. I bought a Trackpad 2 for 120 dollars, saving 20 dollars from the 140 dollar space gray version if you call that saving. Steve Jobs is probably crying in his grave right now. When has Apple turned into a company that charged 20 dollars more for a different color?

    Anyway, got it in order to control my laptop stream via Apple TV from the living room. The range wasn't enough for the Trackpad 2. I refunded it the other day and got a Trackpad 1 the day after. Three times cheaper, smaller and more efficient (who needs that big of a trackpad really?...) AND THE RANGE IS BETTER as it works in the living room.

    You gotta think things through Apple.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    3-finger dragging

    • Written by David L from Melbourne

    Hey guys! Did you ever look at System Preferences -> Accessibility -> Mouse & Trackpad -> Trackpad Options ??
    Select "Enable dragging" and then select "three finger drag".
    It beats me why in this world Apple don't tell us about this, allowing throwing away your mouse forever!
    I guess they want to keep selling mice!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible sensitivity towards the edge of the right side

    • Written by Qingnan Y from Los Angeles

    This Magic Trackpad looks good, but it has a really terrible response and sensitivity towards the far-right side, after trying out a few of the trackpad, I realize that this problem exists among all of them, doesn't matter what color the trackpad is, it is such a huge disappointment.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Troubled Trackpad

    • Written by Charles B from Brookfield

    These new trackpads from Apple are absolutely horrible. I have to constantly restart and even have to delete its bluetooth association to the iMac and then re-run the setup to get it to work correctly. It suffers from the common problem you hear about on the internet of not being able to swipe between pages. Just a mess. Most times it is able to partially show the previous website when you swipe to go back to the previous website but never allows you to perform the gesture. You end of having to use the back arrow to get to the previous page. Apple did a terrible job on these new trackpads.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by Logan S from Gilbert

    I love this Trackpad, it looks very nice and works great. The only problems that I've ever encountered with it are switching back and forth between Bootcamp and macOS, it used to work seamlessly but now I have to completely disconnect the Trackpad from Bluetooth on MacOS before shutting my Mac down to switch into Bootcamp (I have to do the same with my Magic Keyboard for what it's worth.) With a bit of searching for the right drivers it works wonderfully once connected to Bootcamp however. It's annoying that when I bought mine the Space Grey version was still an iMac Pro exclusive and wasn't being sold separately, but it may have been for the better since my white one matches my desk very nicely. I never liked traditional mice and think that this is the best Bluetooth mouse alternative for any Mac hands down.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love IT!!

    • Written by Kristina C from Des Moines

    I love that it automatically connects to the computer when you turn it on! Read the reviews and I agree with some of the 4 & 5 Stars that it is easy to use but there is adjusting in the settings how to use it the way you like it. When I get a new gadget always go to the settings and see how I can customize it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Be prepared for the worst!

    • Written by Danny L from Singapore

    I bought mine about 1 year 3 months ago and the Taptic Engine decided to give way and not work. Went down to Apple Centre and they told me they don't repair accessories such as Trackpad! The trackpad can still be use but there is no force touch due to the Taptic Engine failure. Talk about saving the environment. Another e-waste go down to the land full of electronic items.

    Apple if you are thinking of saving the earth, all accessories made by Apple should be repairable.

    For those who are thinking of buying any trackpad, PLEASE CHECK THE BACK OF THE PRODUCT BOX MANUFACTURING DATE BEFORE YOU PURCHASE! Some dated as old as 6 months old which could mean it's old stock. Plus just get the white model will do as the dark grey (the more expensive model of the trackpad), works EXACTLY the same as a normal trackpad. So if you spend on a more expensive model and it dies after the 1 year warranty expires, GOOD LUCK TO YOU!

    Don't get me wrong. I love Trackpad and I use it every single day and love every second each time I touch it. When the Force Touch died, it was extremely painful to use!

    5 of 5 people found this useful