• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    • Written by Gordon W from Gaven

    Having read the reviews I was skeptical about getting this. I have tried them all; mice with a plethora of buttons, trackballs etc. Having been introduced to the trackpad via the MacBook I decided to try one on the iMac. Well to all the people writing negative reviews, you are dead wrong. Click and drag... try clicking with your thumb and dragging with your index finger. Too much scrolling... scroll faster or adjust the tracking speed. I can get from one side of a 27 inch screen to the other in about an inch on the trackpad. Spurious clicks or unwanted actions... not if you follow the instructions. Battery life... leave it plugged in, and also stops it falling of the desk, although with the weight and the friction pads on the bottom, I found it was almost impossible to push it off the desk.
    All in all very happy with the purchase. The only negative is the price. Apple... greed will be your downfall as this is double the cost it should be.

    5 of 5 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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    Touch me anywhere

    • Written by Mathew S from Gold coast

    This new TouchPad is awesome. The first iteration was terrible with its click only on the lower part of the pad. The new one uses ForceTouch and it is fantastic. You can literally click the pad anywhere and it will work. Battery life and response time is awesome too.

    1 of 2 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

    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

    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

    Magic Trackpad 2 IS AWESOME.

    • Written by HOLLY L from Watertown

    Magic Trackpad 2 IS BY FAR THE BEST TRAC PAD that I have ever used.

    7 of 12 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

    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

    LOVE

    • Written by Jason L from Lehi

    I just got the Magic Trackpad 2 to pair with my Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2. I am LOVING it. The Trackpad is extremely responsive and useful. It looks great and feels extremely, extremely well made. I'm loving the ability to use Force Touch and all the gestures. Very, very cool! 2 thumbs up!

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    • Written by Ruben C from Toronto

    no chance I will be back on a mouse. very easy to use and the design is so cool and it feels so soft. it's magic indeed

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much more convenient than a mouse

    • Written by Viktors R from London

    coming from a laptops and phones/ tablets this way of interaction feels much more intuitive, plus the convenience of the gestures allowing me to hide few shortcuts, for more streamline interface. To me it is exactly like a touchscreen, without the need to reach and smudge my imac.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well Done!

    • Written by David O from Fort Worth

    Replaced an Apple Gen-1 trackpad and keyboard with the new Trackpad 2 and Magic Keyboard. The Trackpad is perfect, don't change a thing! Tactile feel is spot on and click-anywhere is perfect. Love the glass surface, very responsive and excellent feel.

    Please augment the Magic Keyboard with a matching 10-key pad...your business users will swoon.

    12 of 16 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