• 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

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great trackpad

    • Written by Alexandre V from Montreal

    It works really well. Very smooth.

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm puzzled by the neg reviews---this trackpad is perfect for multiple moni

    • Written by Douglas P from Ashland

    I have both the original and Magic Trackpad 2. I never got the hang of the original --- click-dragging was a ergonomic pain in the wrist and arm

    But the Magic Trackpad 2 is a dream. The haptic clicking is awesome, and click-dragging/selecting is actually pleasant and efficient. Overall this trackpad is a good solution to navigating around multiple big monitors.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product Worth the Investment!

    • Written by Alicia D from Engadine

    For years I've been using the magic mouse, but with the mouse i find that it struggles to connect via bluetooth and i'm constantly having to activate it. Since upgrading from the mouse to the track pad, i find its like sitting on my MacBook Pro. Its easy, its not fussy and a quick set up. If you like the Window's left and right quick, its quick to fix that in the settings so you're not stuck with one click. If you want to spend the $$$, do it you won't regret it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm enjoying it

    • Written by Christopher N from Las Vegas

    It's nice because I don't need as much desktop real estate anymore or mousepads!

    This thing is NONSENSE for gaming so don't play yourself. However, for everything else I love it.

    Click and drag is easy but drag distance is limited by the size of the trackpad, naturally. To address that I went into SYSTEM PREFERENCES>TRACKPAD and adjusted the tracking speed. Now I only have to move my finger a short distance on the trackpad to cover a much greater distance on the screen.

    "Right click"ing is a simple matter of tapping the pad with two fingers. Check the trackpad settings for an idea of what you can do. It shows you a small video for each movement. This is my first Mac so I spent a lot of time in Settings.

    Additionally, I think 3D Touch works on it. So if you press too hard you'll get a folder preview (ex: if you're clicking on a folder). I don't know how anyone is heavy handed with this; the keyboard is triggering anxiety with these delicate-butt keys. I tip toe past this thing. So I set the "tap to click" setting so that I'm not pressing the pad to click. I'm afraid to wear it out. Too delicate feeling.

    I'm enjoying it.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best choice for an accessory I’ve ever made.

    • Written by Marisa H from Citrus Heights

    Love my trackpad. Had difficulty grabbing and moving photos on my desk top, looked it up and found in the preference settings I had checked “force click & haptic feedback” still don’t know what that is but this generous size trackpad does so much more than I ever knew possible and I’m thrilled. I do a lot of screen shots and the wide pad is a major help vs a small pad on a laptop. So easy to work in photo editing, super fine mouse abilities....its like having a cell phone vs a phone in a phone booth....no comparison.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic improvement over mouse; wire-abe, too!

    • Written by Gwen I from Dexter

    I have to wire all my peripherals — both WiFi and Bluetooth give me mild headaches, and I have no intention of letting that problem get any worse. In addition, wired in = more security. This trackpad can be wired directly while in use, unlike the Magic Mouse 2.

    Using a mouse for lo these many years has caused increasing issues with muscles in my hand, wrist, and even my shoulder. The trackpad, however, can be used in a variety of positions (left, right, lap, etc), limited only by the cable length and user imagination. Because the trackpad can be used in SO many more positions, the stress is spread out, and after only a few days, my mouse-related pain is already almost gone.

    My older computer is an Intel iMac running Snow Leopard, and although the trackpad is said to be incompatible (because it will not work with the earlier version of Bluetooth), it DOES connect via USB. The trackpad's functions are limited to those of a mouse of that era (ie, no zoom out with a pinch, swipe, etc), but the normal mouse tasks are all performed perfectly with the trackpad. My body thanks you, Apple !!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase for my MacBook since buying my MacBook

    • Written by John R from Putnam Valley

    Bought this for my 2017 MacBook when connect to a monitor. I didn't know what to expect when ordering but that went way as soon as I opened it. One of the best parts of Apple accessories is the ease of connecting. It does everything just like the trackpad on the MacBooks. So my over all experience so far is overwhelmingly positive. Would recommend this to any Mac owner. Mac was meant to be experienced through a trackpad hands down.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Device!

    • Written by Richard H from Tulsa

    I ordered this with my new iMac mainly because I am not a fan of the Magic Mouse so I decided I would rather spend a few extra dollars and get the trackpad. I have a Logitech mouse which is what I had intended to use and have the trackpad to use for certain tasks. Wow, I got the computer and set up both the mouse and the trackpad and after just a few days I put the mouse away. I loved the trackpad on my old MacBook Pro but I think this one is even better. For starters I do not have any of the odd behaviors that some have described. It works exactly as it should. Unlike my MacBook Pro I can move this one to wherever it is most comfortable. The charge lasts forever and I love the fact that it is solid state with only one moving part, the switch (For the person that complained that the switch is too delicate...What? It's an On/Off switch not something you use in your normal activities.). All of the multi-touch gestures work exactly as they should, including Click and Drag. I couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend this product!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far great, love it!

    • Written by Frank V from Lakewood

    My work has me on the road quite a bit and for years I've made due with simply taking my MBP 15" along. However, there are lots of times I need to work on my MBP hours at a time and really miss the ergonomic setup at home (MBP w/external 27" monitor attached, both elevated, and using the detached wireless KB and MT). After recently seeing a colleague using a portable Roost laptop stand, I decided to give this a try.

    So, as part of this experiment, I also decided I'd finally shell out the extra $$ and upgrade to the new Magic keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2. My daughter and son have been using the new ones since Jan 2017 with their Mac Books and neither have ever mentioned any issues (ex. w/dragging, etc.). My older wireless KB and MT have been great, love them both. However, being able to power/recharge the newer MKB and MT2 w/o worrying about bringing a battery charger along too was appealing.

    After trying out the new MKB and MT2 now for several hours this AM, so far, I'm experiencing absolutely no issues w/ it re: dragging, etc. Like others have mentioned, the MT2 seems to be a bit more responsive to the touch (which I like) than the older MT, but I'm not doing a "side-by-side" test either. I like the slightly lower angle so far. All-in-all I happy with it. TBH I think I'll appreciate the new MT2 even more when I don't have to look for my battery charger in a few weeks (especially when I'm on the road). I'm looking forward with continuing the experiment once my Roost arrives today. The real test will come when I hit the road again on Monday though.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great buy

    • Written by Aaron D from Pettswood

    This product is very useful and flows very well, the pressure touch is a great feature and the gesture customisation makes it extremely easy to use; the simplistic design is also very aesthetically pleasing on a desk or table.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    30X times better then Magic Mouse

    • Written by Tomasz J from Naperville

    Coming from Macbook Pro to a iMac the only thing i was missing was my touchpad... this fixed all my hate towards the magic mouse... I still don't know how anyone uses a mouse now a days... its like they live in the 90's everything is touch and finger control.. welcome to the new world "what a laptop" ha ha ha..

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Transformational device

    • Written by Aiman B from Naperville

    I purchased the trackpad about an hour ago, and it is amazing device for navigating the content and performing input functions. I did read the reviews about the trackpad before I purchased the device, and was somewhat skeptical...but I am an Apple user, and understand the transformative outlook they have towards user experience. The negative messages on this board, make me feel that folks were expecting the standard user experience from a computer mouse...it is understandable that change is never easy...but Apple makes it possible. Keep an open mind to change, and I can assure you once you begin to give up the old ways, you will begin to fly with the many possibilities of this awesome device.

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Jim F from San Antonio

    I purchased the trackpad to use with my (closed) laptop, keyboard, and 27-inch monitor in the office. Setup was fast and easy. It's reliable and a delight to use. I had considered and rejected the previous version of the trackpad, because it felt clumsy when I tried it in the Apple Store. I suppose I would have gotten used to it, but I'm glad I waited for this one. Absolutely zero time getting accustomed to it. It felt right immediately. No problems with recognition of swipes, clicks, etc. No difficulties at all.

    7 of 11 people found this useful