• 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.

    1 of 1 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.

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  • 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.

    4 of 4 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product from apple

    Unbelievably unreliable. Do not buy.

    6 of 12 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.

    5 of 6 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!!!

    3 of 4 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.

    18 of 19 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.

    40 of 42 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.

    11 of 11 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.

    7 of 8 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.

    13 of 14 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)

    7 of 10 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.

    15 of 19 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.

    24 of 35 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.

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  • 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

    12 of 15 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!

    11 of 13 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.

    22 of 30 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.

    19 of 43 people found this useful