• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and they expect you to go buy an adapter

    • Written by Marvin S from Houston

    This Magic Trackpad is not cheap. To my surprise when I opened the box, it only contained a Lightning USB Cable. Well, I purchased a new MacBook Pro that they insist on only giving you USB-C connectors. So how are you supposed to charge the trackpad? After contacting apple support, their answer is to go out and buy another USB-C adapter so I can charge the brand new expensive Magic Trackpad 2. Sorry but that is too much, I'm returning it tomorrow.

    25 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great mouse replacement but not really wireless

    • Written by Dinah Simone B from Oakland

    This trackpad is a great and ergonomic replacement for a mouse. It's a good size, too — plenty of space to work with on the trackpad, but it doesn't take up too much space on my desk. I've been using it for about three months.

    Unfortunately, the bluetooth connection has gotten very spotty in the last month or so (even with literally nothing but 18 inches of air between the trackpad and the computer). Typically, when my 2018 iMac wakes from sleep, the Apple bluetooth keyboard connects but this trackpad does not — despite being charged and switched on. The bluetooth utility searches and searches, eventually finds the trackpad, but fails to connect for reasons that are not clear. Sometimes, it drops the bluetooth connection to the keyboard, but that is less frequent and it seems to pick that up again fairly quickly. I think this problem is linked to a software update, so hopefully Apple will fix it in the future.

    Most of the time, I have to plug in the trackpad to use it at all, which is disappointing for a product that is supposed to be wireless. On balance, then, I'd say it's way overpriced for a wired device. Don't buy it until Apple fixes its bluetooth connectivity problems.

    37 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    FAR superior to the Magic Mouse

    • Written by Ryan R from Gainesville

    I used to have the First Generation Magic Trackpad and was considering upgrading due to the increased real estate on the Magic Trackpad 2, in addition to things like Force Touch/Haptic feedback/Silent Clicking. I'm really happy with my purchase.

    My MacBook Pro is pretty much always connected to the Big Display on my desk, and if you have a bluetooth keyboard/mouse, you can essentially transform your MacBook into an iMac Pro anytime you want.
    I have a Samsung CH711 Series Curved 32-Inch QHD Monitor in my bedroom, and a Samsung CF791 Series 34-Inch Curved Widescreen Monitor at my office.

    I'm glad I waited until the Space Grey Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 were released....my table is black glass, and the Space Grey Colors really look elegant on it.
    I'm also a big fan of the new thunderbolt charging port (the 1st gen Trackpad used batteries).

    Just a little side-note: I purchased a Magic Mouse alongside the Trackpad just to see if I might like one over the other. Well...within about 5 seconds I realized the Trackpad is FAR superior to the Magic Mouse in pretty much every way:

    Magic Trackpad 2 vs Magic Mouse
    1. Magic Trackpad can be used while charging, but Magic Mouse cannot
    2. Magic Trackpad is REALLY spacious...lots of room for gestures VS Magic Mouse, with won't work on tables with reflective surfaces unless you have a mousepad.
    3. Trackpad 2 has haptic feedback/force touch vs. Magic Mouse doesn't
    4. GESTURES (most importantly) - gestures are EXTREMELY fluid on the Trackpad 2. Why? Because they're the SAME GESTURES you use with your MacBook! When you switch to the Magic Mouse, you'll quickly realize its limitations and awkward feel whenever you try to swipe through webpages or use any gesture besides "scrolling+clicking"

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than I expected. This trackpad is worth the wait!

    • Written by Jonathan M from Edmonds

    I just got this with my new space gray keyboard. I love them both. The trackpad really does offer you more in a smaller package. I personally hate having to get a mousepad depending on the surface you use it on. Moving to the trackpad seems pretty natural so far. The new matching space gray accessories go perfect with the Macbook Pro and LG 5K display. I was really starting to question Apple by not offering this... then one day finally I saw it! Awesome. The multi force touch trackpad is the future. Instead of moving your arm over a foot length surface, with a flick of your wrist you can perform 2-3x the gestures/functions of the mouse. Its great for Final Cut Pro as well. I would recommend this product to anyone 100% satisfied with it. It nearly... nearly... makes up for my $4,000 Macbook Pro that has a faulty bluetooth card, and a $1500 LG display that has image retention (ghosting) regularly. But... the new keyboard and trackpad help to make up for those irritants.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Replacement for a Mouse!

    • Written by Jacob C from Sandy

    I got this trackpad to replace an old bluetooth mouse. I am hooked! Battery lasts for weeks until it needs a recharge, connectivity is quick and easy, and the gestures make working a lot easier. Its very accurate and responsive. I recommend this to anyone who wants an upgrade from a mouse for work.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL BATTERY!!!!!

    • Written by MOHAMMED A from Oxford

    On Dec 2017 I got the new iMac Pro and I forgot to order the Space Gray Trackpad. Then after they start selling it separately, I got one. I have been using it for 3 days; less than 1 hour every day and the battery now is 85% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! While my magic keyboard and mouse have great battery, this trackpad just consumes the battery insanely. This is the first time I felt that I have been fooled by Apple and literally I am not sure whether they sell me a refurbished or new one. I need a replacement.

    14 of 75 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2

    • Written by Marty M from Harrington Park

    I mostly use a Logitech MX Master when doing more precision depended work in Avid or Resolve, but I love the Magic Trackpad for general productivity work. Gestures and Force Touch are neat features that streamline my workflow. However, charging an additional $40 just for the Space Grey finish is ridiculous.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the Magic Trackpad!!!!

    • Written by Austin B from Gonzales

    I will never go back to a mouse. I use Apple pro apps a lot (FCPX, Motion, LPX, Compressor) and love working with the Magic Trackpad 2 with these. Speed, accuracy, and in Space Gray it simply looks great.

    56 of 64 people found this useful