• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really super trackpad!

    • Written by Joshua P from Pensacola

    I was so scared of the negative reviews of this trackpad that I went down to my local Best Buy and purchased it there so that I could return it right away if I needed to. Needless to say, I didn't return this one. This is a beautiful trackpad. It feels like an upgrade to my MacBook Pro trackpad. And it worked perfectly directly out of the box.

    As far as claims of glitchy connections with the laptop, I've dealt with a lot of glitchy wireless mice in the past even to the point that I finally went back to completely hard wired. This one, however, is not glitchy! It is rock solid. From the moment I turned it on, it connected with my MacBook Pro and was super responsive and precise. The only time I had an issue with it dropping connection to the laptop was as it neared the end of the battery charge. It would connect and disconnect over and over again. I plugged it in and charged it, but it kept doing the same thing. So I switched it off and back on and it was as good as new, solid, precise, perfect.

    A lot of reviewers complained about the click and drag. Let me clarify. This is a "force touch" trackpad. It gives you one functionality with a light touch and a different one with a heavy touch. It can take some getting used to. Click and drag requires a light touch. If you tend to click heavy when you drag, place the finger of one hand lightly on the pad for "click" and use the finger of your other hand for "drag." My guess is that it won't be long until you are clicking and dragging like a pro one-handed.

    So don't believe all the negative reviews. This is a really super trackpad, and I think you'll love it.

    242 of 257 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Track Pad

    • Written by Michael H from Alderley Edge

    This is a much better track pad than previous version. Wonderful ease of movement around the screen, instant response to movement and gestures and a much easier right click. The main improvement is the design which has made the trackpad stable and as a consequence easier to use. Even my youngest child noticed how much better Magic Trackpad 2 is and has stopped wanting to use a mouse. One more thing the connectivity with a lightening cable is just a fantastic tool to start up.

    113 of 131 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you don’t like the, you probably don’t know how to use it!

    • Written by Eric B from LAS VEGAS

    What a device this magic trackpad 2 is! I’ve read the reviews on this page and I can only wonder: do people know how to use it? If you don’t, the frustration is STILL yours as Apple is an easy to learn tutorial in the settings. I use final cut and pro tools along with other apps (safari, gmail, etc) daily and the magic trackpad 2 makes them all a breeze to navigate inside as well as between them. I definitely recommend this if you’re forward thinking and like me: just plain sick of a mouse. Again: don’t be fooled by bad reviews. Typically those are by people who spent $130 on something new, but refuses to read the instructions.

    44 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Device! - Stars * * * * * *

    • Written by Ming L from Ipswich

    Been using this Magic Trackpad 2 with my MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro for a week now, approximately 10-12 hours per day, and it certainly is a 'major' improvement compared to the Trackpad 1 in terms of performance and usability.

    The price tag for this product may seem expensive to some users, but, after experiencing the following points, it is undoubtedly worth every penny!

    - Solid build quality
    - Lovely feel
    - The full surface haptic feedback is responsive and beautifully refined - a MASSIVE bonus for ease of use!
    - Larger size makes it so much easier to use than the one on the MacBook
    - Consistently maintains its 'pin-point' accuracy over the pointer
    - Pointer movements are always smooth and lag free, pretty impressive for a bluetooth connection!
    - Touch surface is consistently accurate and responsive
    - Responds perfectly to all finger gesture controls

    However, the Magic Trackpad 2 does NOT perform as well on a Windows PC but, then again, being an 'Apple' Trackpad, I assume this device is engineered to be used predominantly with Apple Macs instead of Windows PCs; this is no issue for me because I only use Apple Macs at work and at home anyway, hence, still SIX STARS! I was just curious to discover if this Magic Trackpad 2 would function and perform just as impressively on my friend's Windows PC and Windows laptop, unfortunately it does not. The pointer movements is sometimes jerky and intermittently stops responding, the trackpad also intermittently loses bluetooth connection with Windows etc - avoid using this device on Windows machines!

    Verdict, as in the title, highly recommended for those who favours a larger trackpad device for use with their Macs.

    42 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just like my previous Trackpad

    • Written by Alan G from E.Hampstead

    At first I thought that this doesn't work like the first Trackpad but I found that a setting was all the fix I needed for Drag & Drop. To me it works just like the original and this one doesn't need batteries.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro

    • Written by Collin M from Saratoga

    Despite a number of misinforming "answers" and negative reviews I read here about this product and despite the product information page stating that this device requires Bluetooth 4.0, I purchased this anyways along with a Magic Keyboard and Rain Designs mStand to turn my laptop into an awesome desktop workstation. The trackpad 2 works flawlessly with my older MBP that has Bluetooth 2.1 and is running OS Sierra 10.12. I will state I have only been using it for about 26 hours but if there are others out there that are hesitant to pull the trigger due to the misinformation abound on this site this is what I can confirm:

    - arrived 90% charged
    - paired with my CPU immediately upon connecting the lightning connector
    - works flawlessly with my laptop using Bluetooth 2.1
    - all the multi touch, pressure sensitivities and various gestures work flawlessly despite my laptop's built in trackpad not having the same functions.
    - Trackpad used 7% of battery over the course of 24 hours about 8 hours of which I was doing general computing tasks and web surfing and the remainder in standby. That should work out to about a 14 day battery life. I suppose it may be longer for those with low energy BT 4.0 but, who cares the trackpad is always in close proximity of a lightning cable if it needs more juice. And, yes it works without BT if connected directly via lightning.
    - has at least 20' of range, for those that want to look through binoculars from the other side of the room while using their CPUs.
    - does NOT work with apple pencil

    I personally find the new glass surfaced, haptic engine driven, and larger Trackpad 2 to be a great improvement to what is already a great trackpad on my 2011 laptop. It is a slightly different experience and did require a full 10 minutes to set up the "click" and "track speed" preferences and to get comfortable using the multi-touch feature.

    I hope this helps, and to those of you that think "answering" questions without actually knowing the answer helps anyone, knock it off.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I loved my old Magic Trackpad

    • Written by Margaret M B from Evergreen Park

    I thought I loved my old Magic Trackpad. Sooo much better than a mouse, so much easier on my wrists, so much more responsive. And I did love the old MT... until I couldn't get it to stop acting erratically, so I gave up and popped for the MT2. WOW. Much smoother, even better than my iPad; I can even draw with my finger in Photoshop and Illustrator, and the resulting drawing looks ... really pretty good (with a little practice, I'm sure it will be even better), and not the complete mess it was with the old MT.

    This is a great thing, even if you're not going to draw with it. I love it already.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good and No Bad With Firm Click

    • Written by Hollis A from Severn

    Crisp clicks and excellent surface area. My fingers do not stick to the surface and glide easily over it. All and all, this is an improvement over the pervious Trackpad. Also, I'm getting excellent battery life. It's nice not to have to run to the battery cabinet every few days and there's no battery rattle. As far as the force touch drag issue, I am finding that if I set the click to firm in Preferences/Trackpad, then I am able to drag files without force touching. Since I just did this as I was writing this review, the jury is still somewhat out on this issue.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Enjoying this great device

    • Written by Jerry C from Oakland

    After returning the magic mouse 2, I upgraded to the Track Pad 2. Once I got this device setup, I quickly learned how to use this device. All I can say is that I am amaze of this technology. The track pad has no hiccups, and is super smooth to use. Usage on my iMac 27 inch screen is perfect as it covers from one end to the other end of the screen. What is also great is that I am able to plug in my old PC mouse, which I can use both at the same time. By using both track pad and wired mouse, I am able to do things with the comfort of both devices, which you couldn't do with the magic mouse 2. My set up is keyboard in the middle, track pad on the left, and mouse on the right side of the keyboard.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic trackpad

    • Written by Brittany P from Bountiful

    This trackpad is amazing. I've used the magic mouse on and off for a few years, and this trackpad greatly surpasses it. I highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for an external trackpad.

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More useful than I thought

    • Written by Adam M from Washington

    I bought this with an apple mouse to round out my new iMac. I thought I would use the track pad for casual computer use and then use my mouse for games and more intensive computer work. Well, I've found that I rarely use the mouse now (only easier for one or two games) and I use the track pad as my primary form of navigation on my iMac. The only thing that can be difficult, stated in early posts, is the click and drag, but really, I haven't had that hard of a time using it. It has made up for that fault in ease of use in almost every other area. Mechanically, the device seems to be going strong, connects fine, and holds a good charge (Only charged it twice over 3 months with near daily use). I would recommend this.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, sleek, and comfortable

    • Written by Matthew M from Centerville

    Definitely my favorite Apple accessory. The Magic Trackpad 2 has great battery life, almost never has disconnection issues, is a breeze to pair and unpair, and simply works as beautifully as the built-in trackpad in the Pro.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love it!

    • Written by Larry S from Buena Park

    Pricey .... Check!
    Useful .... Check!

    Gave my computer new life.
    Why ever use a Mouse again?

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Track over mice anyday!

    • Written by Thomas W from London

    So much better than any mouse on offer.

    I cannot believe I lived with my iMac without this!? So much easier, so much prettier, so much more comfortable, and so much more productive. Fantastic device that has set the bar in tools other one's hands and fingers and the humble keyboard.

    My Apple mouse is sadly, but happily retired...

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite surprised

    • Written by William F from Hayward

    So to start off I'm a web developer, so I'm always coping and pasting code, light image editing, and always working in different locations. Depending the day I may be on a desk, couch, legs kicked up on a couple of chairs, a cramped hackathon table with other devs, you get the idea. I also use a Logitech M570 as my daily driver trackball mouse while I'm at a desk, otherwise I'm using built in laptop trackpads. So I'm always using a stationary type mouse/trackpad and always switching from mouse to trackpad depending on where I'm comfortable coding.

    When I'm at my desk I love the trackball mouse, but I also like using gestures, I find it to be crucial to my workflow. The problem is I use a triple monitor setup and the laptop is either closed or opened up too far away to make for comfortable gesturing. This is where this trackpad shines. Next to my trackball mouse I have the trackpad for easy gesturing, and when I just don't feel like using a mouse, then move it over and only use the trackpad.

    From a usability standpoint it's very easy to connect with Bluetooth, with no second tries or any disruptions over the past several weeks. The haptic feedback is wonderful and I enjoy the ability to set it at different levels and even turn off the clicking noise. Connecting after booting up is fast and simple. Just switch the trackpad on and you are ready to go no different than any of my other Apple Bluetooth peripheral experiences. The surface is very large and with mouse acceleration it's very easy to travel across large desktop displays. Force touch is also another nice added feature. Now this is something I don't use often or find it working in my flow, but it is nice to have Force Touch every now and again. If you're wondering about the battery level, you can just go into System Preferences > Trackpads and see remaining battery life. This would be nice to add to the taskbar, which I haven't seen an option for that yet.

    In all this is a great solid product, functions flawlessly, recharges with lighting cable with built in rechargeable battery pack. Change on this device has lasted me a couple of weeks of light use right out of the box which had around 84% charge. There isn't much not to like about this product, unless you aren't a fan of trackpads at all. But I suggest you give this a try if you are, and your opinion may very well be changed.

    15 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love the magic trackpad

    • Written by Bryan F from Columbus

    I just switched from the original magic mouse (which I LOVED) to the magic trackpad. I was concerned I would have a hard time switching from the mouse, but I was WAY wrong! So easy to use! tracking is spot on! love the simple gesture controls and the fact its rechargeable. My previous magic mouse almost always seemed to have dead batteries, and the other day a battery leaked and ruined my magic mouse. I'm glad I decided to try the magic trackpad. I was on the fence for a few days thinking about magic mouse or trackpad.. Best choice ever! LOVE IT!!!

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple are the kings of Trackpads

    • Written by Liam M from Wigan

    I got this to use with my Magic Keyboard for when I've got my Macbook Pro 15" setup as a desktop, because the Trackpad on the laptop itself is the best way to interact with macOS, and it's just as good as that, probably better because of the slight incline and it's seriously brilliant.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine piece of hardware

    • Written by Roberta T from White Lake

    I just brought this thing home and tried it out, needless to say it didn't disappoint. I write a lot of music and this is perfect for me. I'm already familiar with how to use advanced trackpads thanks to the 2008 macbook I bought years ago. I don't know why people hate it, unless it was damaged by the buyer or faulty to begin with I don't understand how people could hate this device. Very intuitive actions, it's a definite yes from me.

    15 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    • Written by Ashli Y from North Richland Hills

    I wasn't sure how well it would work just because it's a trackpad for a desktop but I was pleasantly surprised! It works like a dream! I even love the 3D Touch! I definitely recommend this to everyone!

    My only gripes are that it doesn't have the option to move windows/files with 3 fingers and that Apple advertises a battery life of 1 month but it's really more like 2 weeks

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive - but worth every penny

    • Written by Roland W from Oxford

    It took me quite a while and an issue with my original trackpad that made me order the 'Magic' version. I must admit that the price tag is steep and prevented me for ages from ordering one.

    Now I have had it for a while, not only am I absolutely convinced that it is truly worth every penny, I also felt compelled to leave a review. The quality of this device is extraordinary and considering how much you use it, it makes perfect sense to spend good money. It's like a dull knife in cooking or a cheap mattress; when you consider just how much that dull knife annoys you and how bad you sleep on a cheap mattress and how much time you use both, it suddenly makes perfect sense to invest properly in such items.

    I just wish I bought it earlier!

    11 of 13 people found this useful