• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't touch this product. Overated and suboptimal in performance

    I bought the Magic Trackpad a few days ago. Nothing Magical about it. If left unatended for more than a few minutes it reverts to not functioning. I have to use my Wacom tablet to resolve functionality.
    Its expensive and given I've only had it for a couple of day, I fear for the future.
    Please don't be tempted. Its unreliable.
    Thanks Apple for the waste of a lot of money!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really super trackpad!

    I was so scared of the negative reviews of this trackpad that I went down to my local Best Buy and purchased it there so that I could return it right away if I needed to. Needless to say, I didn't return this one. This is a beautiful trackpad. It feels like an upgrade to my MacBook Pro trackpad. And it worked perfectly directly out of the box.

    As far as claims of glitchy connections with the laptop, I've dealt with a lot of glitchy wireless mice in the past even to the point that I finally went back to completely hard wired. This one, however, is not glitchy! It is rock solid. From the moment I turned it on, it connected with my MacBook Pro and was super responsive and precise. The only time I had an issue with it dropping connection to the laptop was as it neared the end of the battery charge. It would connect and disconnect over and over again. I plugged it in and charged it, but it kept doing the same thing. So I switched it off and back on and it was as good as new, solid, precise, perfect.

    A lot of reviewers complained about the click and drag. Let me clarify. This is a "force touch" trackpad. It gives you one functionality with a light touch and a different one with a heavy touch. It can take some getting used to. Click and drag requires a light touch. If you tend to click heavy when you drag, place the finger of one hand lightly on the pad for "click" and use the finger of your other hand for "drag." My guess is that it won't be long until you are clicking and dragging like a pro one-handed.

    So don't believe all the negative reviews. This is a really super trackpad, and I think you'll love it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product - don't waste your money, should be able to give no stars!

    I bought this new trackpad to replace my old one (which was brilliant, but it recently got broken). When you are using it, the cursor gets stuck on items and wont let go ( Had to shut my machine off as the only way to get it off) When you are browsing on websites, It will unexpectedly load new pages as if you'd clicked on them, even if you haven't (its done this repeatedly when I've not been clicking). Then when I've tried to click on a link to open a new page - its wont! It just keeps trying to highlight words and look them up in the dictionary. I've tried adjusting all the settings and various combinations and it doesn't seem to make any difference. Come on apple, you can do better than this

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, sleek, and comfortable

    Definitely my favorite Apple accessory. The Magic Trackpad 2 has great battery life, almost never has disconnection issues, is a breeze to pair and unpair, and simply works as beautifully as the built-in trackpad in the Pro.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 IS AWESOME.

    Magic Trackpad 2 IS BY FAR THE BEST TRAC PAD that I have ever used.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I loved my old Magic Trackpad

    I thought I loved my old Magic Trackpad. Sooo much better than a mouse, so much easier on my wrists, so much more responsive. And I did love the old MT... until I couldn't get it to stop acting erratically, so I gave up and popped for the MT2. WOW. Much smoother, even better than my iPad; I can even draw with my finger in Photoshop and Illustrator, and the resulting drawing looks ... really pretty good (with a little practice, I'm sure it will be even better), and not the complete mess it was with the old MT.

    This is a great thing, even if you're not going to draw with it. I love it already.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give this a good review

    The Magic Trackpad 2 would be great if it behaved the way that the MacBook force touch trackpads work, but it doesn't. The touch response is considerably less consistent and the "click" more mushy. Worse though, is it's wireless performance. It disconnects frequently, and even when it is connected, will frequently lag, stutter, jitter, and in general perform strangely. Even the click will lag, which feels extremely unresponsive and ruins the illusion of a physical click. I hope to see a better version of this in the Magic Trackpad 3 whenever that comes. I can only hope that it 1) has usb c. 2) works properly wirelessly. 3) is as responsive as the MacBook version. and 4) comes in something other than white (the white finish is quite difficult to keep clean as it is a user input device)

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    The curser does not respond as it should. Does what it wants,the tracoad continually looses connection with my i Mac.Had to revert to my old tracoad £129 that I didnt need to spend
    On a better note the new lighting keyboard wirks grrat

    2 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    good but...

    the magic trackpad is good but, the click and drag can sometimes be a pain especially when using logic pro x. that's my personal take on it!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine piece of hardware

    I just brought this thing home and tried it out, needless to say it didn't disappoint. I write a lot of music and this is perfect for me. I'm already familiar with how to use advanced trackpads thanks to the 2008 macbook I bought years ago. I don't know why people hate it, unless it was damaged by the buyer or faulty to begin with I don't understand how people could hate this device. Very intuitive actions, it's a definite yes from me.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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.

    19 of 26 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.

    1 of 2 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.

    5 of 10 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

    8 of 11 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!

    7 of 9 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

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    21 of 27 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ugh! Something just isn't right!

    I used the old Magic Trackpad since it was first introduced - and had no problems.

    But I had a cold glass of water by my side and the moisture from the water seeped under the trackpad and it died. So I bought this one. A couple of months later and I've developed carpal tunnel syndrome. I can't definitely say the MT2 caused it, but it's the only thing that has changed. I can only say that if I were going to buy another trackpad that I would look for another.

    18 of 39 people found this useful