• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love this mouse

    Reviews are based on everyone's personal experience with new devices and technologies. If they have a bad or good experience, they associate that with the particular product. But as I am writing to you on this Magic Trackpad, I love this trackpad. I was surprised just how small it was, yet a specious flat surface for mouse control and versatility . Having a macbook pro complicates the mouse nicely. Its light and the typing seed is quite fast. Getting used to another keyboard, mouse, or even computer takes some time. But if you hang in there, all 60 seconds, your experience will be positive. However, I fully understand different strokes for different folks. But personal experience has told me that I immediately love this tracking device and confirms my faith in Apple, after reading some of the not-so-positive reviews. Thank you and good night. FYI, I literally posted the same review for the magic keyboard review as well.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great TrackPad - Drag & Drop Issue Resolved

    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!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I cant believe I paid $200 CAD for a trackpad

    Yep... with the taxes here in Canada it was $200... for a trackpad! Still can't wrap my head around that.. BUT this thing is amazing.

    Incredible high quality materials, force touch works very well, no need for batteries... did i mention the materials!? Its a pleasure to touch and use, you can tell someone put a TON of love into this product.

    If spending that much money on a trackpad doesn't make you sick to your stomach, this is the best one I've ever laid my hands on.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 - Overpriced rubbish that costs (US$100+)

    avoid Overpriced rubbish - you pay premium for apple force touch (or what ever jargon they use) and yet fails to do basics for mouse trackpad - eg when you you try to use as trackpad / mouse to point or navigate it does not work or worse activates the dictionary or some other optional feature that does not hep you navigate. Most morning I can not even get the trackpad to wake up (start) the computer by pushing or moving trackpad (it is probably composing symphony in greek numbers instead of turning on computer) - You will end up turning off the force touch feature at which point you have paid US$100 for a trackpad with forcetouch that does not work as well as the apple magic trackpad 1 that cost you US$20.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    So I saw the new trackpad come out and saw it was rechargeable which was great I thought, so I bought one. The recharge part is still great, however, the pad itself is awful, so awful that I went back to my original trackpad because it seems to be missing a few gestures that I use frequently, one being the click and drag function. It also has an odd feel too it, not as smooth as the original trackpad. As I type this review, I am using my old trackpad and will be putting the trackpad 2 on ebay.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does everything great except click and drag!

    As long as you never use click and drag this device is pretty cool.

    Unfortunately, I do quite a bit -- and each time I press to 'click and drag'; the file opens, or previews, or gives me a definition, etc. Click too light, nothing happens. Click too hard, it does everything but pick up what I'm selecting to drag. I have to keep my magic mouse next to my new trackpad just for clicking and dragging. Great concept -- not executed to the "it just works" Apple standard.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I would strongly recommend against buying. Fingers do not glide across the surface easily, it's almost like there is sandpaper (slight exaggeration but I am trying to make a point) on top.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Improvement Over Previous Model

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So happy I upgraded

    Had the original Trackpad for years and thought that was good, but version 2 is a joy to use.

    It needs time to get used to clicking anywhere and having force feedback but now when I use the old trackpad on my Macbook Pro it feels antiquated.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. Fingers no longer glide.

    The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. With my old Apple track pad your fingers could glide over the surface with no resistance. With this new track pad, fingers no longer glide. The surface has way more resistance than the old Apple track pad and it really feels like you have to drag your fingers over a surface that is trying to slow you down. It is unpleasant.

    There are other comments to this effect below. Much as I wanted to upgrade to a multitouch trackpad, I am not sure the ability to use multitouch is worth making every minute I use my trackpad unpleasant and I may switch back to my old track pad shortly.

    It wouldn't surprise me if Apple's next track pad reverts to the old surface, this is just not a product that is comfortable to use.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Intense use of this product will show how good, or not, it is. With that this new product was a failure. Bluetooth connectivity was random. During continuous typing, words would be misspelled because of intermittent connectivity. That was somewhat annoying but what really got me was that at times, the trackpad would not register a "click". I mean nothing. No response. I could move the cursor around the screen but when I wanted to select something, nothing. Even after numerous on/off switches, it would work for a while and then the same thing would happen again. New technology does not mean reliable technology in Apples eyes apparently. I have returned and got my money back. They wanted me to get a replacement but I insisted no.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality piece of hardware

    My Trackpad 2 came along as an optional upgrade for a Late 2015 iMac 5K 27". Works perfectly, very well built. Gestures in Mac OS X useful. I sometimes still switch to a wireless mouse depending on what I am doing or my preference - but since all my devices are wireless it is easy.

    Minor issue is that under BootCamp with Windows 10, the Trackpad 2 is almost useless - really does not work well at all. Would be nice if Apple (and/or Microsoft?) could sort that out. There are details online about how to help fix the issue, but I just use a mouse when I need to use BootCamp/Windows10.

    Other problem for me is my wrists get tired more quickly using a TrackPad2. I switch between left and right hands to help but I may eventually swap out the mouse for a trackball and rotate between the trackpad and trackball.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does Not Work

    The unit has a very difficult time to pair with my MacBook Air. Also, some of the gestures do not work such as using two fingers to scroll or bring up the context menu. Very disappointing. Back to the store! I have to wonder if Apple may be loosing their engineering dominance. Look at the reviews for the Lightning bolt monitor, for example! Some products are the best and some are the worst.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty awesome

    I've been waiting for a trackpad that I could use on a soft surface, like a mattress, and this trackpad works fine. I was skeptical, after I read some of the previous bad reviews. I called Apple to make sure all the gestures work, and they do as long as you have bluetooth 4.0 on your Mac.
    Granted, I would prefer silver, instead of white, but functionally the trackpad is awesome. It's amazing that the haptic feedback "click" feels so much like a click from a spring switch, even though it isn't.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best in class.

    Today, its 2 month and 5 days since I bought the trackpad and keyboard. I am charging the trackpad first time ever. It got whooped up to 100% in crushing 45 mins. Lets see how long this last. As I said the last charge lasted 2 month and 5 days.

    The PLUS, keyboard is still at 62%, which is amazing.

    Its expensive but I would recommend this product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Had my doubts, but they are gone.

    I was sitting in the Apple store getting some help for my phone when I finally took out my Magic Trackpad original. For a couple years now I was having problems where the rubber stopper on the bottom kept falling out. I would not have normally cared, but that needed to stay in for it to click properly. Finally though, the stopper died and I was faced with a big decision. I could either pay $60 to replace the Magic Trackpad OR I could shell out $130 something (plus tax) for the Magic Trackpad 2. I went with the later and I am so glad I did!

    Not having to worry about stupid rubber stoppers popping out is just the beginning benefit. I love that it is wider and seems to function better with my 27in iMac. As I work in languages having the force touch has immediately become invaluable. Being able to look up the meanings of words in other languages without even technically clicking on the pad is amazing. I will lastly add I love the idea of just using the lightning charger to charge it. I hated using and spending on all of those batteries!

    The lower profile is the only thing that is taking a bit of getting used to, but I find I am liking it better and may decide to get its keyboard equivalent, but more just for the lighting charging capability. I really hate wasting money on batteries that are also harmful to the environment.

    Highly recommended and though it is expensive, it is something that you will probably need to replace in 5 years (think how much one spends on a new phone yearly and it becomes justifiable).

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Track Ever!!!

    I got mine today at the Apple Store 1/22/16. I don't don't why why people don't like it. I love mine so much I have a little problems with my hands. Now I can rest my arm and just use my thumb to move the course around. Apple? Great Job!!!! It works Great With EL Capitan, No problem at all I love again how i can rest my arm. I have apple all my life I will NEVER stop using them! I don't care what other people says about them. I just love Apple Always have and always will!!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic trackpad!

    I love this trackpad, a huge improvement over the last generation in every regards. The haptic force touch feedback is a thing of genius, and I look forward to seeing this functionality move its way to iPads, and future Apple products.

    The surface is larger and the aspect ratio is more appropriate for wide aspect displays. I use dual displays, and find that this trackpad works really well. I also love how you can click anywhere on the trackpad, rather then being limited to the bottom right or left corner. Paired with the new keyboard, it is a beautiful and highly functional combo. It has a nice responsive feel to it, and the all white design looks great. Another great feature is the ability to physically turn it off (with a switch) and the ability to charge it without needing external batteries. The battery life seems really good and it pairs easily without issue.

    I did upgrade from the previous generation wireless keyboard and trackpad, and despite the crazy price, the upgrade is worthwhile (for me). If you find yourself using photoshop or any drawing tool that uses pressure sensitivity, this trackpad allows you to draw pressure sensitive strokes which is nice (although Wacom products with a stylus are still far superior for any serious creative work).

    Overall, if you can justify the cost, this is an awesome product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice redesign

    Ever since I've used the original trackpad it's hard to go back to a mouse. The trackpad is so much easier on your wrist and hand movement and it's much easier to move the cursor around the wide screen. Nice redesign on the pad with a wider width and has a nice feel when using the clicking. Overall much improved!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to 5 stars, too close for tap/click.

    I love the gesture features of Magic Trackpad 2 and its tactility. However, there is one area of its design that needs attending to in software; that is touch/tap to click sensitivity. MTP2 definitely needs touch sensitivity built into the preferences options. With Tap to Click enabled in the System Prefs pane, MTP2 will record non-contact movement directly above the trackpad surface as a tap. This, as a consequence, is a real nuisance when browsing through a web-site or working within apps. I can be scrolling down a column of news items, menu's, lists, etc., when new pages suddenly open as the MTP2 registers surface contact when, in fact there was none. I have software which shows when a finger (touches) taps the MTP2 surface by registering where my finger is in space. With it I can see when a tap is recorded, sadly, this app reports a tap even when my finger is actually around 1-2mm from the glass plate of the MTP2! So, if, like me, one suffers from minute hand tremors (no, I don't drink or do drugs), you'll need to turn "Tap to Click" off in the Trackpad preference pane until Apple recognises this design flaw and offers Touch/Tap sensitivity adjustment for this otherwise excellent input device. How hard can it be to write Pref Pane code to implement such a feature?

    Another marketing miss with MTP2 was that Apple did not design the trackpad to work with Apple Pencil. If ever "Ink" had market potential (given a life-line), thanks to materials design and application, it is now. Apple too often allows tech to collect dust and atrophy when creating something no one at Apple has sufficient vision how best to exploit. Why didn't Apple use the same surface contact tech on the MTP2 it used on the iPad Pro? I reckon close to 100% of MTP2 owners would buy an Apple Pencil if they knew they complimented each other. Duh, Apple...you can't see the Apple's for the Orchard. So, will we customers ever see a future Magic Trackpad which utilises "Ink" and the Apple Pencil? I know writing input is made possible in Preview, but it is hardly responsive nor a system-wide feature. It's more Etch-a-Sketch.

    I know this is a review for the MTP2, but it could have been much more an Apple Family member.

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