• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does everything great except click and drag!

    • Written by MICHAEL C from Victoria

    As long as you never use click and drag this device is pretty cool.

    Unfortunately, I do quite a bit -- and each time I press to 'click and drag'; the file opens, or previews, or gives me a definition, etc. Click too light, nothing happens. Click too hard, it does everything but pick up what I'm selecting to drag. I have to keep my magic mouse next to my new trackpad just for clicking and dragging. Great concept -- not executed to the "it just works" Apple standard.

    386 of 515 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummed... really wanted it to work

    • Written by Andrew C from Jacksonville

    Paired with a late model 2013 MBP. The sensitivity of did not match the trackpad on the laptop so when I sped up the scroll, it was ok on this trackpad but the trackpad on my laptop was blazing fast. Multifinger gestures didn't work (no scrolling, no three / four finger swipe) and the click wasn't nearly as responsive. I'd like to have it work, but after fiddling with it for an hour, I'm returning and reverting back to my normal 2-AA battery trackpad.

    84 of 114 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    High latency causes overshoot error

    • Written by David H from Dublin

    I had hoped to use it as a replacement for the MacBook Pro trackpad. On the upside, it has the same amazing feel and haptic feedback, and the battery life is excellent. On the downside, the time delay between motion and pointer response makes it an inferior product. It's not so slow that you can easily observe the lag visually, but the result is that I'm constantly overshooting the target: move pointer to a position, having it go just a bit further than intended, and having to move back to correct. It's not a big deal if you're working with large buttons. But for programs like ECAD (Cadence Allegro) that have high detail and thus require high accuracy, you're either overshooting and correcting, or moving quite slowly. Either way, it is a massive hinderance to productivity. Even the wireless Magic Mouse was far superior in this regard.

    Further, it occasionally stops responding for a few seconds, right in the middle of usage. Without warning you'll find yourself suddenly sliding and tapping repeatedly to no effect. Keeping the heel of the hand on the pad at all times seems to minimize the issue. Apple phone support didn't have a useful corrective action.

    For these reasons, I would absolutely not buy this product again.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit disappointing

    • Written by Thomas G from Banbury

    I love the bigger area and the fact you can recharge the built-in battery using a USB/Lightening cable. Unfortunately in my case when I use it the wireless mode the trackpad seems to occasionally loose connection (so I can see the Disconnected/Connected) icon on my iMac screen, and - which is much more annoying - the trackpad seems to go into a sleep mode so when I read a longer article in the browser or a piece of code in Xcode and want to scroll I need to 'shake' my fingers for a while to get it going. This feels as if my fingers were wet. I cleaned the trackpad, cleaned my fingers the issue is there, but when you keep the trackpad connected via the cable the issue goes away. So I do use it, but it is constantly connected. I bought the trackpad with Late 2015 iMac so I would it expect them to work together well.

    27 of 38 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really dissapointed

    • Written by Juan C from Warwick

    I bought one for the design office to try out and 3 different people used it. I'm a mouse person, and I tried it and it worked OK for a bit, but then it seemed like the clicking wouldn't work. I'd have to click several times for it to work. I then gave it to someone who uses a Trackpad 1 and loves it, and she couldn't stand it. She felt there was a delay when she moved her fingers on the trackpad. I then passed it to another designer and she couldn't get any of the extra features to work, like right clicking or swiping or anything.

    Now it sits in my drawer, in the dark.

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth connection issue

    • Written by Viet H from Lynnwood

    This issue is very annoying problems for mine. After second charging, it no longer connects to my MBP. I have been spending whole day but the connection never happened. It just recognize whenever I connect via USB port. Apple please !!!

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultimately difficult to use. Prefered the original.

    • Written by Alex B from Bellevue

    The Magic Trackpad 2 makes me work too hard to do very basic tasks it's meant to do. When set to use the physical click it is near impossible. The click just doesn't want to happen easily, and then when I try harder to get a click to register I end up double clicking words or file items unintentionally and the Mac OS wants to do something I'm not asking for like give me a dictionary entry or select a whole paragraph. I can't say why it isn't working well, but I suspect the lower profile of Trackpad 2 means the "travel" on the button click is a shorter distance and it doesn't easily take and hold a click. I can get around the issue somewhat by turning on "tap to click" in Preferences. But then situations quickly come up where you need to physically click. For example, you need to click and drag an icon to organize items within the dock, or selecting a group of items on the desktop with click and drag, or moving a document file from one folder to the next in finder. This thing is just a pain and although I want something *like* this, I'm seriously considering returning it.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Refinement

    • Written by William L from Tallahassee

    First off, I'm a fanatical Mac fan, so I am one of the last people you would ever hear criticizing an Apple product. However, as much as I love the trackpads on MacBooks, this little stand alone is just too sensitive no matter how you arrange the settings for the pressure needed to get an effect. I spend half my time going backwards, trying to determine what I accidentally clicked on by merely passing my cursor over a link with my wrist a little limp. Sometimes I have no idea why the track pad decided I clicked on a link. In any event, the Magic Trackpad 2 needs to be more user friendly, providing much more control over the pressure needed to activate a link, drag a group of files, pause while dragging, etc.,. I have little doubt Apple will engage in its usual due diligence and either release reparative software or a Trackpad 3 that resolves these problems. On the other hand, I may have gotten a lemon. It's time to hit the forums and find out.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Feel But Fatal Flaw with Text Drag and Drop

    • Written by Wm. C from Bristow

    The physical feel of the product hardware is outstanding. The look, the same. The ability to charge it with your lightening cable, heavenly.

    The way it fouls up drag and drop, fatal flaw. The ability to double click a word in text and then drag it elsewhere is frequently broken depending upon the apps, and especially in Xcode. The ability to triple click a line of text and then drag and drop it is similarly flawed and broken in many apps. This is contrasted to the original MagicPad which works flawlessly in the same situations along with the current mouse as well as any other prior mouse.

    If the new MacBook's have the same trackpad, then I will be avoiding them and keeping my 2013 MPB Retina for quite a while... at least until they fix this. And unfortunately Apple is famous for only fixing things when pressed by reporting them as a security flaw.

    I prefer a trackpad but I am really glad I have the mouse now. As for the MagicMouse, that's a keeper.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay for general use but poor for professional design applications

    • Written by Tony M from EAST CHATHAM

    I've found it frustrating to use when designing & retouching, had to revert to my old Kensington Expert Mouse. Having said that I've never been able to use a standard Apple mouse for design work either. The Trackpad Preferences settings BADLY needs a "Scroll Speed" adjustment setting, as there is none. If you're on a 27" iMac it takes multiple swipes to slowly scroll through a long web page, for example. Currently I'm using both the Trackpad and Expert Mouse for different applications, just takes up more desk space.

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Click and hold, click drag

    • Written by Andrew W from North Vancouver

    The mouse has a nice large surface and mostly works well. Couple of key problems, anytime you click and hold or click and drag the pad functions inconsistently and more often than not doesn't work at all for the dragging part. It unclicks the item and/or there is too much resistance on the surface of the track pad to actually drag it where you need it to go. The same is true of highlighting segments of text in word processing, or selecting multiple objects.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ridiculously priced, inconsistent connection

    • Written by Brian B from East Aurora

    Most mornings when I set up my MacBookPro14,3 tap the tap the Magic the Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad to connect the keyboard connects after a couple of CMD TAB and it's good to go. With the trackpad, it connects, the cursor starts and stops, disappears and reappears across my screens, until I connect it to the NOT INCLUDED usb c to lightening cable. Other times it works, go figure. I hate mice and haven't used them willingly in years. If you have a Magic Trackpad 1 stick with it, you're not missing anything.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. Fingers no longer glide.

    • Written by Jamison F from London

    The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. With my old Apple track pad your fingers could glide over the surface with no resistance. With this new track pad, fingers no longer glide. The surface has way more resistance than the old Apple track pad and it really feels like you have to drag your fingers over a surface that is trying to slow you down. It is unpleasant.

    There are other comments to this effect below. Much as I wanted to upgrade to a multitouch trackpad, I am not sure the ability to use multitouch is worth making every minute I use my trackpad unpleasant and I may switch back to my old track pad shortly.

    It wouldn't surprise me if Apple's next track pad reverts to the old surface, this is just not a product that is comfortable to use.

    7 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cable didn't broke

    • Written by Leonardo H from ELIZABETH

    I'm an apple fan and lover based on most on their design other than hardware or software although i'm a huge fan of Mac OS and the connectively of apple devices. But anyways i have never buy anything on the apple store online i'm 100% an eBay user and sometimes amazon but never apple. my point is an a tech consumer and a software developer and i just bough some store at the apple store including the magic trackpad and the send me with it a usb/lighting port cable that was broke. i just pay a lot of money thinking that buying this from apple was gonna be perfect but guess what it wasn't so ill probably stick with my eBay. So the trackpad... getting used to it it had some issues connecting with my mac but after several times it work also i was getting crazy because the cable didn't work...hehehe

    5 of 58 people found this useful