• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about to buy my third magic trackpad in 3 years

    the worst. seriously, I'm on my third one since 2015. They just stop working and take on a life off their own. it starts grabbing files and randomly copying files. it clicks on links all by itself ... just randomly. it's a nightmare---the worst apple product ever and I've been around a while. don't do it.

    24 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No more pain

    When got home having bought the Magic Trackpad; I thought I'd been frivolous , i'd gone crazy.. perhaps I should take it back before I opened it. I certainly kept it hidden so I wouldn't get told off for spending the money.
    But after over six months; I don't know how I lived without it. I work a lot with computers and frequently scrolling up and down the page - on a long night I'd get to the point of my index finger being sore from all the scrolling on the mouse wheel. But since I started using the track pad that is all gone - its smooth - it feels right, quickly it becomes natural to use. Now I'd never go back ...
    ... and the cost... yes its high; but its better to buy one expensive thing that is excellent then to repeatedly buy something the disappoints and eventually gets thrown away.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad is vital to mac mini.

    My Mac-mini works far better with this trackpad than without it. The price is high and the battery life dies in less than a month, but many features of the mac operating system just don't work very well without this.

    I got a mac mini because iMac just blows chunks. No adjustable height is just one of the problems.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    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

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

    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 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome

    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

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much more convenient than a mouse

    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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lag issues

    This trackpad is wonderful in principle and overall a great concept, but there are latency issues where the response time is (at random) a second longer than actual clicks / moves of the cursor. Not sure if this is a hardware issue, or a software issue can correct in the future, but it still results in a frustrating experience. This is especially disappointing given the high price tag, as I was really excited to use this w/ new my MacBook Pro.

    22 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    I was a huge fan of the original Magic Trackpad so I was super excited to see Magic Trackpad 2 on Christmas day. However this is the most disappointing apple product experience I've ever encountered. I'm usually a huge fan of apple and was disappointed to have to admit that this was not going to be a replacement product I was looking for. The first problem lies in the fact that force touch does not work the way it should and the design leads to problems between tapping and clicking the pad. Secondly it seems to have difficulty connecting via bluetooth. I have zero issues with any of my other bluetooth products and even when using it as the only bluetooth device it still lags or has issues connecting. Thirdly the last big problem was that you are required to set up the settings with every boot up. These were all non issues with the far superior first version of this device. If you are looking for a trackpad I highly suggest looking for the first version if you can. This sadly is the most poorly designed apple product I've ever had the misfortune of owning. I can not emphasis enough how much putting $200 in a garbage can is more satisfying than using this product.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well Done!

    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 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    High latency causes overshoot error

    I had hoped to use it as a replacement for the MacBook Pro trackpad. On the upside, it has the same amazing feel and haptic feedback, and the battery life is excellent. On the downside, the time delay between motion and pointer response makes it an inferior product. It's not so slow that you can easily observe the lag visually, but the result is that I'm constantly overshooting the target: move pointer to a position, having it go just a bit further than intended, and having to move back to correct. It's not a big deal if you're working with large buttons. But for programs like ECAD (Cadence Allegro) that have high detail and thus require high accuracy, you're either overshooting and correcting, or moving quite slowly. Either way, it is a massive hinderance to productivity. Even the wireless Magic Mouse was far superior in this regard.

    Further, it occasionally stops responding for a few seconds, right in the middle of usage. Without warning you'll find yourself suddenly sliding and tapping repeatedly to no effect. Keeping the heel of the hand on the pad at all times seems to minimize the issue. Apple phone support didn't have a useful corrective action.

    For these reasons, I would absolutely not buy this product again.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple experience yet

    I've used Apple products my entire life and don't plan on stopping anytime soon, however when I got a Mac Mini I needed to get a new mouse as well, and figured since I've been using a MacBook Pro for the last few years, the trackpad would be just like the trackpad on the MacBook. It's a complete pain to deal with, trying to drag things is a nightmare at best and it feels like the gestures work at random when you try to use them. 100% plan on returning it as soon as possible and trying my luck with the Magic Mouse.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite surprised

    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.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 better than a mouse

    I bought the magic trackpad to replace a 2-year old well worn wireless mouse that had a tendency to take a nap and disconnect itself at the worst possible times. I was hesitant after reading that drag-and-drop was a problem with that trackpad. I bought it anyway. I have had no problems with the trackpad, drag and drop works great. I am glad to be free of my lazy mouse. If only my internet was as reliable. When my internet cut off a critical download yesterday I slammed my fist down on the desk. Unfortunately my trackpad took a direct hit. Thankfully it still works great! Maybe if you are having trouble with drag and drop you should try the fist slam technique!

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Revelation For A First Time Trackpad User

    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.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Trackpad 2 exceeded my expectations

    I want to say that the Trackpad 2 was a great purchase. It automatically synched to my MacBook Air and was ready to use right away. I had previously owned a magic mouse 2, which was great, but was physically not able to use it any longer. The Trackpad was the right solution. It gave me all the features I was looking for and feels great on my fingers. It felt like I had been using it for years, when I have only had it for a week. Great product!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive - but worth every penny

    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!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    I'm a big fan of Apple products but this was a total miss. The sensitivity of this is great... just not how and where you need it to be. This was a waste of money, the mouse is much better. It's extremely difficult to move things around, to click and drag, and to basically have this function as a track pad. The one built into the MacBookPro is excellent but this was a total miss. I'd recommend saving your money for something else.

    15 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's amazing

    As ridiculous as it sounds, I didn't realize it was haptic for at least a few hours after I bought it. I was messing around with the settings and finally realized. It's so well implemented that I honestly thought I was physically clicking the thing. It's the perfect size, it looks great on my desk, it functions flawlessly, I'm not sure how long the battery lasts yet but I'm sure it's several days. Price isn't even a factor, it's so very well worth it.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro

    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.

    18 of 21 people found this useful