• 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Track over mice anyday!

    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...

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More useful than I thought

    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.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultimately difficult to use. Prefered the original.

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's "okay"; it works

    It works. Nothing spectacular over the previous pad. I will say that it requires more frequent charging than the previous; it's quite annoying in this regard. Overpriced for what you actually get out of it.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product from apple

    Unbelievably unreliable. Do not buy.

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant to slow you down

    I believe that any new product or an upgrade to it should deliver an enhancement. Magic Trackpad apparently does the opposite. The pointing is not accurate and the response is quite slow compared to a mouse. I'm not using apps that need that high accuracy such as final cut, the trackpad failed to deliver on Microsoft excel for a starter.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love the magic trackpad

    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!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch me anywhere

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just like my previous Trackpad

    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.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't touch this product. Overated and suboptimal in performance

    I bought the Magic Trackpad a few days ago. Nothing Magical about it. If left unatended for more than a few minutes it reverts to not functioning. I have to use my Wacom tablet to resolve functionality.
    Its expensive and given I've only had it for a couple of day, I fear for the future.
    Please don't be tempted. Its unreliable.
    Thanks Apple for the waste of a lot of money!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really super trackpad!

    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.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product - don't waste your money, should be able to give no stars!

    I bought this new trackpad to replace my old one (which was brilliant, but it recently got broken). When you are using it, the cursor gets stuck on items and wont let go ( Had to shut my machine off as the only way to get it off) When you are browsing on websites, It will unexpectedly load new pages as if you'd clicked on them, even if you haven't (its done this repeatedly when I've not been clicking). Then when I've tried to click on a link to open a new page - its wont! It just keeps trying to highlight words and look them up in the dictionary. I've tried adjusting all the settings and various combinations and it doesn't seem to make any difference. Come on apple, you can do better than this

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, sleek, and comfortable

    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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 IS AWESOME.

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

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I loved my old Magic Trackpad

    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.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give this a good review

    The Magic Trackpad 2 would be great if it behaved the way that the MacBook force touch trackpads work, but it doesn't. The touch response is considerably less consistent and the "click" more mushy. Worse though, is it's wireless performance. It disconnects frequently, and even when it is connected, will frequently lag, stutter, jitter, and in general perform strangely. Even the click will lag, which feels extremely unresponsive and ruins the illusion of a physical click. I hope to see a better version of this in the Magic Trackpad 3 whenever that comes. I can only hope that it 1) has usb c. 2) works properly wirelessly. 3) is as responsive as the MacBook version. and 4) comes in something other than white (the white finish is quite difficult to keep clean as it is a user input device)

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    The curser does not respond as it should. Does what it wants,the tracoad continually looses connection with my i Mac.Had to revert to my old tracoad £129 that I didnt need to spend
    On a better note the new lighting keyboard wirks grrat

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but...

    the magic trackpad is good but, the click and drag can sometimes be a pain especially when using logic pro x. that's my personal take on it!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine piece of hardware

    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 19 people found this useful