• 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.

    32 of 53 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    93 of 107 people found this useful

  • 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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad

    Just bought the trackpad, hook up was easy and effortless. Easy to use, could not even fathom going to a regular mouse.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite literally 'magical'!

    I've used Apple's trackpads since wayyyy way back, laptops have always been good, but the advent of the glass trackpad ups that to 'nearly perfect' and definitely outstanding, without peer, etc...

    The NEW Magic Trackpad trumps everything before it. The taptic engine is where the magic resides. It's a trip to know that you're not actually feeling a click when all experience tells you that you indeed are actually feeling vertical movement where only minute horizontal movement exists. The surface feels as silky as ever... Apple's trackpad surfaces are oddly without peer, too...

    It's beautifully made, mirrors the screen dimension ratio of most Apple displays, instead of being roughly square, it's now rectilinear. In just over 26 hours since I turned mine on for the first time, it's lost 3% of its charge, which correlates with the stated battery life, so far...

    Anyway, try one out, you'll love love LOVE it! Guaranteed.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Really accurate, love that the clicking is even across the trackpad. And forgetting about the batteries is even better! The gestures are so useful to me, totally worth it!

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your time or money

    I've been a loyal MacUser since my very first Mac in 1984. I use a late 2013 MacBook Pro running 10.11 El Capital, with the latest Bluetooth and have used the Magic Trackpad for years and it's been great. So I "upgraded" to the Magic Trackpad 2 and it's junk. Scrolling of any kind (two finger anyone?) doesn't work, no one has answers, yet it works just fine with my older Trackpad. It looses the Bluetooth connection randomly.

    Perhaps Apple will fix it - down the road, but the huge number of one-star reviews should tell you something about this product.

    28 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredibly frustrating to use

    I have used dozens of pointing devices in the last 30 years and have never had as many problems as with this one. Random clicks happen all the time and half the time instead of a regular click or worse a double click it registers a right click. Scrolling with 2 fingers sometimes causes it to think I am using 3 fingers which it then takes several seconds to recover from. And as for force clicking, previewing is almost never what I want to do. After about 5 minutes of it popping up unexpectedly I disabled it (I find force touch a little frustrating on my iPhone 6s+ too but I got used to it). I hate to sound so negative but the whole reason I use Apple products is for the ease of use factor and this trackpad significantly interferes with my ability to get things done.

    140 of 183 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth connection issue

    This issue is very annoying problems for mine. After second charging, it no longer connects to my MBP. I have been spending whole day but the connection never happened. It just recognize whenever I connect via USB port. Apple please !!!

    19 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummed... really wanted it to work

    Paired with a late model 2013 MBP. The sensitivity of did not match the trackpad on the laptop so when I sped up the scroll, it was ok on this trackpad but the trackpad on my laptop was blazing fast. Multifinger gestures didn't work (no scrolling, no three / four finger swipe) and the click wasn't nearly as responsive. I'd like to have it work, but after fiddling with it for an hour, I'm returning and reverting back to my normal 2-AA battery trackpad.

    75 of 99 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really dissapointed

    I bought one for the design office to try out and 3 different people used it. I'm a mouse person, and I tried it and it worked OK for a bit, but then it seemed like the clicking wouldn't work. I'd have to click several times for it to work. I then gave it to someone who uses a Trackpad 1 and loves it, and she couldn't stand it. She felt there was a delay when she moved her fingers on the trackpad. I then passed it to another designer and she couldn't get any of the extra features to work, like right clicking or swiping or anything.

    Now it sits in my drawer, in the dark.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Generally good but with one big bad for me

    Looks great, feels great and the larger active area is nice. The haptic feedback is perfect really all but impossible to tell there isn't a real physical clicker in it.

    Rechargeable battery almost makes it worth the price (saves batteries, don't have to rummage through utility draw for replacements)

    Big Bad for me though is that when dragging and dropping more than a few files the whole thing becomes unresponsive.
    From 1 to ~40 files its fine, more than that nothing... no animation of the action, no file count indicator, and if you just pretend it's actually happening in the background just carry on the drag and drop the files don't get moved/copied... try again... nothing, and again and again and again, still nothing.
    Then maybe a minute or two later it will co-operate and do the action. not the system as the old trackpad still works fine for same operation, disabled most of the functions in the preferences and it still struggles on simple drag and drop operations.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Just received my Magic Trackpad today. Even better than version 1. So smooth and easy to use, whether it's tapping, dragging, swiping. Setup is so easy. Works flawlessly. Great job Apple!!!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Real Big Touch Experience.

    The touch surface is simply... HUGE. It's so HUGE that I bought it for my 15" MacBook Pro as an alternative trackpad. As I place my MacBook Pro at my bedside upon a stack of books and I sit on the bed cross-legged to use it, I find it more comfortable to have a trackpad on my bed instead of having to raise my arms to the level of the laptop, which is somewhere between my chest and my stomach. Perhaps I might even consider buying a Magic Keyboard for use on bed level. This thing is just exquisite, but rather expensive. Nevertheless the sheer size of the touch surface really pleases my fingers. It deserves 5 stars, but I take away 1 star because it is indeed rather expensive.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Significantly worse than the original.

    Doesn't register clicks properly, hard to use. It's just worse than the old one in every way.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2

    When I saw this new trackpad I was very skeptical, but I still ordered it anyway and I glad I did. It clicks anywhere it's much bigger than the first one which is great it's just a great great product overall a little expensive though bit well worth the money.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing function and style and totally worth the price...

    This new trackpad is a no-brainer for trackpad lovers. There is no comparison with the original Magic Trackpad whatsoever and anyone who says it is too expensive is not appreciating all it has to offer. It just works and so effortlessly, it is beautiful and looks amazing on my desk and love the glass surface. It is so comfortable to run your fingers across and you will hate your laptop trackpads forever more.
    Run, don't walk and buy this baby if you want a fabulous, responsive, easy on the eyes, new piece of wonderful Apple tech! Thank you again Apple!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad surface cracked after accidental drop

    No doubt it's a nice product but too fragile.
    Accidentally, dropped on the floor while cleaning my desk.
    The trackpad surface crack instantly.

    Since Apple care doesn't cover it, need to repurchase at full price, and it's actually more expensive than previous model.
    Considering, I got it at less than half the retail price when I got my iMac.

    Buyers beware.

    2 of 2 people found this useful