• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ideal

    • Written by Adam M from Minnetonka

    I bought the Magic Trackpad 2 for use with my early 2015 MacBook Pro when I place it on a stand. I'd already grown accustomed to using the ForceTouch feature on the Mac, so there was no adjustment period. However, if you haven't used one before, it'll likely take you a few days to get used to it. But once you do, you won't want to turn back.

    In terms of the pad itself, I really appreciate the large size and low profile. Makes my work easier. Recharging is a cinch with the lightning cable. My only quibble - and this is a very small one - is that the battery life on the trackpad is around two weeks for me. Apple advertises the life as around a month. I'm not sure that's a reason to avoid the device, though. All in all, I found it well worth the premium price.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality upgrade

    • Written by Jacob M from Swansea

    The charging function alone made this a substantial upgrade to the previous magic trackpad. But it is well built and looks good too.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great TrackPad - Drag & Drop Issue Resolved

    • Written by Aaron J from Lenexa

    I find no problems with this new generation of TrackPad. Smooth scrolling, no problems with BT connections and overall great performance. Many have complained about the Drag & Drop (D&D) feature gone missing. Rather than rant about how awful this product is and leave a low rating I decided to call Apple support. What a novel idea!

    Sarcasm aside... for some reason Apple decided to place the activation for the D&D feature in Preferences > TrackPad > Accessibility. Go Figure??? Bad move Apple.

    Now before you run to your Apple Computer to look for the feature....know that it will not be visible until after the TrackPad 2 has been paired. So, if you're a person that has to see-it-to-believe-it I suggest you go to your nearest Apple Store (or 3rd party retailer) and check it out on a demo model.

    Assuming you were otherwise satisfied with the TrackPad 2...you now have no reason not to take the $129 plunge. Enjoy!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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

    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

    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

    Worth every penny

    • Written by Scott M from Lake Station

    When I got a new monitor I had to get a new keyboard and mouse as well...can't use the trackpad and keyboard on my Macbook Air while mirroring to a larger screen. I went and bought this trackpad 2 and WOW!!! So amazing! Sure it was expensive for a mouse...but I'd buy it again.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the old trackpad

    • Written by Donald S from Rio Rancho

    I bought this for my new office so that I'll still have something at my home office when I'm there. I have always had issues with my trackpad sliding around when I tried to do any dragging type movements. I have to get out my magic mouse to do these kinds of actions. This new trackpad sticks to my desk right where it was placed. I haven't had any issues with my dragging and dropping or anything of the sort. I may be buying a second magic trackpad 2 to replace my home trackpad. The larger surface and force touch is nice too.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It just works!

    • Written by Greg B from Great Falls

    I bought this with my iMac 21.5 4K and am continuously impressed with how well it works for me. Totally intuitive and ultra smooth. As close to the same look/feel of using an iPhone or iPad in terms of interaction with the computer. I've found a few programs that don't work well with the trackpad -- Photoshop and Google Earth are two -- but most programs and webpages work just fine. For me, it is so easy and natural that it is my default device and I rarely use a mouse anymore. It just works.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Revelation For A First Time Trackpad User

    • Written by Harry H from Kansas City

    I am getting on in years and never used a trackpad before, but when my aging mouse failed I decided to take a chance. What a pleasant surprise ! I learned its operation quickly, in just a few hours, now I would never willingly go back to a mouse. The design is sleek, typically Apple-minimalist, and the surface is smooth like glass, which it is. I purchased this at a local big box store, and was at first put off by the hardware requirement on the box which stated it required Bluetooth 4.0. I have a 2011 Mac with Bluetooth 2.1. However, after doing some research online I found evidence it might work (I was using El Capitan).

    This works perfectly with my older Mac, which I then upgraded to Sierra. I don't think Apple is doing itself any favors by stating Bluetooth 4.0 is a requirement, it isn't, although I can't vouch for any system earlier than Mac mid-2011. The only thing I have to learn is how to drag something across a 27" screen, I think there's a "drag lock" but I haven't discovered it yet. But overall, my apprehension about never having used a trackpad was unwarranted, I love this and will never go back to a mouse.

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised

    • Written by Dale C from Independence

    I read most of the 1 star, 2 star, and 3 star reviews about the Magic Trackpad II. My Trackpad 1 rubber pads kept coming off, so I wondered if I should make the jump the the Magic Trackpad 2. I thought that the price was high, but I bought it anyway. It has been super. It installed very quickly and I have not had any of the problems that were mentioned in the lower rated reviews. I do love the rechargeable battery and after a couple of weeks of use, the batter is still in the 90% range. I do use the trackpad for at least a couple of hours a day. I do like the feel and functionality of the trackpad. If you are still concerned, try it out at the Apple Store. If you do not have a store near you, I still think that this is a great product. However, I do wish that the price was below $100.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!!!

    • Written by STEVE H from ELIZABETH

    I was hesitant to plop down $130.00 since my current track pad worked just fine but figured I try it and return it just for the heck of it. I used it for about 10 minutes and there is no going back. The increased accuracy, size and gestures are great and there is no going back. Mine installed easily and I find the glass surface and new lower profile less fatiguing on my hand. Make sure you go to the Apple website and look up the different/new gestures. The 3 finger D&D is fantastic.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Improvement Over Previous Model

    • Written by Aaron J from Overland Park

    I like that this new Track Pad requires no batteries and works while charging. Given that it works while charging this Track Pad may not need to be replaced after the internal battery has reached EOL. However, I'm sure by then Apple will have developed another "must have" to replace it.

    I really have no Cons with this product although others have complained that their fingers don’t glide across the surface as smoothly and others have complained about spotty BT connectivity. My fingers glide effortlessly across the surface, albeit not any better than with the previous model but certainly no worse. Maybe they should adjust the scroll speed as their complaint could be related to a manifested visual anomaly. Just saying…

    Regarding BT connectivity...here again no problems. I plugged the lightening cable into a USB port on my Late 2009 27" iMac running El Capitan and the Track Pad paired automatically with no interaction by me. I Unplugged the Cable from the Track Pad with no connectivity issues.This Trackpad is very stable on my desk and ergonomics are quite good; if not slightly better given the reduced angle versus the previous model. I have the feedback feature turned-on so I have the same experience as before (albeit a mental simulated surface depression) even though this one uses “Force Touch” which makes the transition barely noticeable.

    Upside versus the Magic Mouse 2…Track Pad offers more gestures and can be used while charging.

    I also purchased the new Magic Keyboard with the biggest improvements for me being…no batteries and works while charging. Here again…given that it works while charging this Keyboard may not need to be replaced after the internal battery has reached EOL.

    9 of 11 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

    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

    Worth the upgrade

    • Written by Mike M from Shreveport

    I work in ProTools on a 2009 MacPro that I've upgraded over the years with memory and SSD's. The way I work within my sessions is with a combination of mouse, X-Keys 24 keypad, and trackpad.... My original Trackpad worked perfectly. But I wanted one for home anyway, and since I just ordered the new wireless keyboard, and was really impressed, I bought a new Trackpad for the studio. OK, It's amazing... First thing I noticed is the larger surface area. VERY nice... I also never realized how hard I would push on the original pad to 'click'. Because now, I barely have to click/double click. It is very responsive. I have been so impressed, I went ahead and ordered the new mouse as well. (And I can't believe how SMMOOOOTTHH it is) I also like the fact that they're rechargeable ... Now I have one cable coming from my hub under my Avid ArtistControl, that I use for my keyboard/Trackpad/mouse whenever needed... which is suprisingly little so far.... Even if you're happy with the original Trackpad, it's worth the upgrade if, like me, you use it all day everyday.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Long time mouse user never going back

    • Written by Chris S from Williamsburg

    I bought this after forgetting my mouse and didn't want to have 2 of the same. At first it was sluggish to get used to, and after a weekend of using a track pad I'll never go back to a mouse with a Mac. It's replaced my mouse for my docking station and it packs nicely when I travel. Battery life is amazing.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better!!!

    • Written by Stephen A from WHITEHALL

    Having used a Magic Trackpad since 2010, I really do appreciate the Force Touch that i first experienced on my Apple Watch. Other differences are more subtle but overall, I do lie it more despite it's rather expensive price. The bonus for both keyboard and trackpad are the higher quality lighting cables that come with both. Recommended! I never use my original Magic Mouse. The trackpad is so much better for me.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just Bluetooth, wired USB too!

    • Written by William K from Louisville

    Though the specs state Bluetooth 4.0 is required, the new Magic Trackpad 2 also works well with most older versions of Bluetooth. For example, I'm using mine with a MacBook Pro 5,1 and a tower Mac Pro, neither of which has BT 4.0.

    However, here's a secret Apple is for some reason keeping - when connected to USB to charge, the Magic Trackpad 2 works as a regular USB device! This means all of you who have been yearning for a wired Magic Trackpad have had your wishes granted. While Bluetooth obviously still works when wired, you can also simply shut Bluetooth off and use it as a wired device. All functions work as expected over USB, including swiping and Force Touch.

    I think Apple's missing a major selling point by not mentioning it will work via USB, and therefore on most ANY Mac (granted, I haven't tried old PowerPC Macs), but certainly it's compatible with any Mac dating to or newer than late 2008.

    As a long-time user of the old Magic Trackpad, it does sit a little flatter, but I got used to it in no time and I will never again see my Mac notify me about needing to replace the trackpad's batteries.

    A VERY highly recommended upgrade for any original Magic Trackpad fan, and if buying a new desktop Mac you'd IMHO be silly to choose a mouse instead.

    7 of 8 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 !!!

    8 of 11 people found this useful