• 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.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 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.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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).

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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


    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    175 of 235 people found this useful