• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I purchased the trackpad to use with my (closed) laptop, keyboard, and 27-inch monitor in the office. Setup was fast and easy. It's reliable and a delight to use. I had considered and rejected the previous version of the trackpad, because it felt clumsy when I tried it in the Apple Store. I suppose I would have gotten used to it, but I'm glad I waited for this one. Absolutely zero time getting accustomed to it. It felt right immediately. No problems with recognition of swipes, clicks, etc. No difficulties at all.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    WOW

    Having read the reviews I was skeptical about getting this. I have tried them all; mice with a plethora of buttons, trackballs etc. Having been introduced to the trackpad via the MacBook I decided to try one on the iMac. Well to all the people writing negative reviews, you are dead wrong. Click and drag... try clicking with your thumb and dragging with your index finger. Too much scrolling... scroll faster or adjust the tracking speed. I can get from one side of a 27 inch screen to the other in about an inch on the trackpad. Spurious clicks or unwanted actions... not if you follow the instructions. Battery life... leave it plugged in, and also stops it falling of the desk, although with the weight and the friction pads on the bottom, I found it was almost impossible to push it off the desk.
    All in all very happy with the purchase. The only negative is the price. Apple... greed will be your downfall as this is double the cost it should be.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Really?

    The most cumbersome, poorly designed, user-hostile POS I've ever bought.

    At least it's only £130...

    2 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not drop

    It drop two inches and the glass shattered terribly!!! $129 plus tax down the drain! For your own safety, keep it plugged in.

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple are the kings of Trackpads

    I got this to use with my Magic Keyboard for when I've got my Macbook Pro 15" setup as a desktop, because the Trackpad on the laptop itself is the best way to interact with macOS, and it's just as good as that, probably better because of the slight incline and it's seriously brilliant.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    cable didn't broke

    I'm an apple fan and lover based on most on their design other than hardware or software although i'm a huge fan of Mac OS and the connectively of apple devices. But anyways i have never buy anything on the apple store online i'm 100% an eBay user and sometimes amazon but never apple. my point is an a tech consumer and a software developer and i just bough some store at the apple store including the magic trackpad and the send me with it a usb/lighting port cable that was broke. i just pay a lot of money thinking that buying this from apple was gonna be perfect but guess what it wasn't so ill probably stick with my eBay. So the trackpad... getting used to it it had some issues connecting with my mac but after several times it work also i was getting crazy because the cable didn't work...hehehe

    4 of 52 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you don’t like the, you probably don’t know how to use it!

    What a device this magic trackpad 2 is! I’ve read the reviews on this page and I can only wonder: do people know how to use it? If you don’t, the frustration is STILL yours as Apple is an easy to learn tutorial in the settings. I use final cut and pro tools along with other apps (safari, gmail, etc) daily and the magic trackpad 2 makes them all a breeze to navigate inside as well as between them. I definitely recommend this if you’re forward thinking and like me: just plain sick of a mouse. Again: don’t be fooled by bad reviews. Typically those are by people who spent $130 on something new, but refuses to read the instructions.

    42 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic trackpad

    This trackpad is amazing. I've used the magic mouse on and off for a few years, and this trackpad greatly surpasses it. I highly recommend this to anyone that is looking for an external trackpad.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It's okay for general use but poor for professional design applications

    I've found it frustrating to use when designing & retouching, had to revert to my old Kensington Expert Mouse. Having said that I've never been able to use a standard Apple mouse for design work either. The Trackpad Preferences settings BADLY needs a "Scroll Speed" adjustment setting, as there is none. If you're on a 27" iMac it takes multiple swipes to slowly scroll through a long web page, for example. Currently I'm using both the Trackpad and Expert Mouse for different applications, just takes up more desk space.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Track over mice anyday!

    So much better than any mouse on offer.

    I cannot believe I lived with my iMac without this!? So much easier, so much prettier, so much more comfortable, and so much more productive. Fantastic device that has set the bar in tools other one's hands and fingers and the humble keyboard.

    My Apple mouse is sadly, but happily retired...

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More useful than I thought

    I bought this with an apple mouse to round out my new iMac. I thought I would use the track pad for casual computer use and then use my mouse for games and more intensive computer work. Well, I've found that I rarely use the mouse now (only easier for one or two games) and I use the track pad as my primary form of navigation on my iMac. The only thing that can be difficult, stated in early posts, is the click and drag, but really, I haven't had that hard of a time using it. It has made up for that fault in ease of use in almost every other area. Mechanically, the device seems to be going strong, connects fine, and holds a good charge (Only charged it twice over 3 months with near daily use). I would recommend this.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ultimately difficult to use. Prefered the original.

    The Magic Trackpad 2 makes me work too hard to do very basic tasks it's meant to do. When set to use the physical click it is near impossible. The click just doesn't want to happen easily, and then when I try harder to get a click to register I end up double clicking words or file items unintentionally and the Mac OS wants to do something I'm not asking for like give me a dictionary entry or select a whole paragraph. I can't say why it isn't working well, but I suspect the lower profile of Trackpad 2 means the "travel" on the button click is a shorter distance and it doesn't easily take and hold a click. I can get around the issue somewhat by turning on "tap to click" in Preferences. But then situations quickly come up where you need to physically click. For example, you need to click and drag an icon to organize items within the dock, or selecting a group of items on the desktop with click and drag, or moving a document file from one folder to the next in finder. This thing is just a pain and although I want something *like* this, I'm seriously considering returning it.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's "okay"; it works

    It works. Nothing spectacular over the previous pad. I will say that it requires more frequent charging than the previous; it's quite annoying in this regard. Overpriced for what you actually get out of it.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product from apple

    Unbelievably unreliable. Do not buy.

    13 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant to slow you down

    I believe that any new product or an upgrade to it should deliver an enhancement. Magic Trackpad apparently does the opposite. The pointing is not accurate and the response is quite slow compared to a mouse. I'm not using apps that need that high accuracy such as final cut, the trackpad failed to deliver on Microsoft excel for a starter.

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love the magic trackpad

    I just switched from the original magic mouse (which I LOVED) to the magic trackpad. I was concerned I would have a hard time switching from the mouse, but I was WAY wrong! So easy to use! tracking is spot on! love the simple gesture controls and the fact its rechargeable. My previous magic mouse almost always seemed to have dead batteries, and the other day a battery leaked and ruined my magic mouse. I'm glad I decided to try the magic trackpad. I was on the fence for a few days thinking about magic mouse or trackpad.. Best choice ever! LOVE IT!!!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Touch me anywhere

    This new TouchPad is awesome. The first iteration was terrible with its click only on the lower part of the pad. The new one uses ForceTouch and it is fantastic. You can literally click the pad anywhere and it will work. Battery life and response time is awesome too.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just like my previous Trackpad

    At first I thought that this doesn't work like the first Trackpad but I found that a setting was all the fix I needed for Drag & Drop. To me it works just like the original and this one doesn't need batteries.

    29 of 32 people found this useful

  • 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!

    21 of 34 people found this useful

  • 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.

    160 of 167 people found this useful