• 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

    Terrible

    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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Ive always hated trackpads and preferred mice but this device is different. After buying it Im not sure if I could go back to using a mouse on a mac, OS X El Capitan is just "made" for a multitouch trackpad like this. Force touch is amazing and Im not sure I could live without it now. The only thing I dislike is the color. White gets dirty fast. If you do any gaming on your mac i recommend using a mouse for gaming and the trackpad for everything else.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would give it negative stars if I could

    The short: This thing is atrocious. Save your money and buy ANYTHING else.

    The Long: I have been using the Apple ecosystem faithfully for the last fifteen years and I've never had an issue like this. There is no support, no gesture ability and Apple had the ugly gall to jack up the price from the already steep $69 to $129 for this piece of ish. Not only does it not do its job, there's no support for it anywhere. No one can help with the TOTAL lack of support for any advanced feature enabled in OSX. For $129, you're better off returning this garbage to the store, buying an old USB mouse from a thrift store for $3 dollars and investing the rest in Samsung, because clearly Apple doesn't care in the slightest about its product or consumers anymore. 129 dollars; what a waste.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive step backward

    This was on my wish list and I got one for Christmas. I didn't expect it because the price is so much higher than the old one.

    What a massive disappointment. First it is WHITE. Nothing else is white any more (the white MacBook was discontinued in 2011). The surface doesn't feel like a Apple touchpad; it feels like someone stuck a screen protector on it. Fingers stick to it. Pinching and swiping is no longer a joy.

    This does not feel or look like a 2015-2016 Apple product.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Increase in size makes this a better trackpad for multi-finger gestures.

    With a larger format size this new trackpad is much better then the previous smaller trackpad as the previous trackpad version made multi-finger gestures crowded and harder to perform. Upgrade to the new largerTrackpad 2 is certainly worth it if you want use the more complicated gestures for shortcut controls set up under System Preferences.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just Bluetooth, wired USB too!

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Track Pad

    This is a much better track pad than previous version. Wonderful ease of movement around the screen, instant response to movement and gestures and a much easier right click. The main improvement is the design which has made the trackpad stable and as a consequence easier to use. Even my youngest child noticed how much better Magic Trackpad 2 is and has stopped wanting to use a mouse. One more thing the connectivity with a lightening cable is just a fantastic tool to start up.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Must-have for every desktop Mac

    This trackpad does exactly as advertised.

    I bought this trackpad exactly one month ago and the battery just drained to 0%. So yeah, it could last for about a month under normal usage.

    Apple Trackpads never disappointed me since the iBook (Mid 2005) with two finger scrolling. Multi Touch Trackpad on my MacBook Unibody (2008) was smooth like silk and I could live without a mouse.

    Most PC trackpads, even as of today, are simply incomparable to Apple's. They are slow, sluggish, and feels bad when you touch them.

    The Magic Trackpad, however, has a smooth glass surface that moves your cursor accurately and scrolls smoothly. Force Touch is a plus although not all applications are utilising it.

    What's more, you can pair and even use this trackpad as a wired device with the included lightening to USB cable. Simple.