• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 1 Was So Much Better. Don't waste your money.

    • Written by Joan P from New York

    Sure, the Magic Trackpad 2 has more features, however the battery WILL fail on you sooner than later (which is SO TYPICAL OF APPLE NOW!). Spent $130 on this when it first came out about 2 years ago. The battery is completely dead now (will not charge or even turn on) and it's NOT replaceable. Looked it up on IFixIt and they intentionally designed it to make it difficult (if not impossible) to replace. To add insult to injury, brought it into the Genius Bar and since it's out of warranty, they offered to replace it for the SAME price as a NEW Trackpad 2, but with a 3 month warranty (instead of 1 year if I bought it completely new). Avoid wasting your money.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy with my new (second hand) Trackpad 2

    • Written by Ole H from Levington

    When my old Trackpad started behaving erratically, I wasn’t sure how to replace it. The Trackpad 2 had very mixed reviews, and a lot of old Trackpad users seemed to hate it for various reasons. So I looked for a straight replacement on eBay, but then found a very nice looking Trackpad 2 at an incredible price and decided to try it. After all, if I didn’t get on with it, I could easily sell it again without loss. I have a feeling that the previous owner must have been one of those who hated the new model, since he sold it so cheaply.

    But I just love it. Within seconds of plugging in a Lightning cable, it was installed and worked with exactly the same setup as my old Trackpad. An hour later, the battery was at 100%, and I unplugged the cable. Bluetooth kicked in immediately with none of the usual pairing fuss.

    I’d say that even the feel of it is the same as my old pad, and I’m very fussy about tactile feedback. I had assigned left and right clicks to the left and right corners, and that’s how the new pad works too, with the “haptic engine” emulating the clicks very well.

    Mind you, like with my old pad, I have all touch-to-clicks switched off. They never worked for me, and erratic clicks drove me mad. But hey, no problem, just deselect them in the setup.

    Some reviews make much of new Trackpad having a larger work surface due to losing the battery compartment. The new pad is a about an inch wider, but the same height as the old one, so it’s got nothing to do with the battery compartment.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Haptic Engine Stops Working

    • Written by Patrick M from Elk Grove

    It worked as it should at first, but just a few weeks in the haptic engine would stop working. I would unpair and pair again, power off and on, recharge, reconnect, and I would get it to work again for a little bit. Recently, just a few months after I purchased, the haptic engine completely stops working no matter what I try. I get no haptic response whatsoever, it still lets me drag the cursor and tap to click but there is no feedback at all which makes it a pain to use, especially for the price I paid for it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good! Like MBP touchpad, but bigger.

    • Written by Thomas S from Chicago

    I've been using a MacBook Pro for the past four years, and have always had the force touch and Taptic response. I bought an iMac and found myself suddenly using a mouse again... It felt like I had gone backwards in time. This Trackpad does exactly what you'd expect an Apple Trackpad to do. It behaves exactly like the MBP touchpad. The only criticism I can think of is that the Taptic response isn't quite as strong as the MBP Trackpad, but it's a minor complaint.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Strongly dislike compared with original magic trackpad

    • Written by Ceri S from San Rafael

    I didn't fully comprehend what Apple's new "fake click" would mean. It works only with one or two fingers. As a diehard user of BetterTouchTool, used to creating dozens of custom gestures, Trackpad 2 completely hobbles me because you get no haptic feedback with multitouch of three fingers or more.

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Needed

    • Written by Brittany F from Collierville

    Was looking to elevate my MacBook Pro in order to improve my posture, which meant needing a keyboard and mouse/trackpad. I knew I was going to get an Apple mouse or trackpad, and after reading the reviews of both, I decided to go with the trackpad. It's ergonomic and I LOVE the ease of the trackpad with the gestures, tap to click, etc. Also has great battery life thus far, and charges like any other Apple device. Very happy with the purchase, and would highly recommend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Newest Trackpad deserves less than one star

    • Written by Michael H from EUGENE

    This trackpad is very glitchy.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trackpad 1 is superior, SPACE GRAY 20 DOLLARS MORE EXPENSIVE?!

    • Written by Ege D from New York

    The title says it all. I bought a Trackpad 2 for 120 dollars, saving 20 dollars from the 140 dollar space gray version if you call that saving. Steve Jobs is probably crying in his grave right now. When has Apple turned into a company that charged 20 dollars more for a different color?

    Anyway, got it in order to control my laptop stream via Apple TV from the living room. The range wasn't enough for the Trackpad 2. I refunded it the other day and got a Trackpad 1 the day after. Three times cheaper, smaller and more efficient (who needs that big of a trackpad really?...) AND THE RANGE IS BETTER as it works in the living room.

    You gotta think things through Apple.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible sensitivity towards the edge of the right side

    • Written by Qingnan Y from Los Angeles

    This Magic Trackpad looks good, but it has a really terrible response and sensitivity towards the far-right side, after trying out a few of the trackpad, I realize that this problem exists among all of them, doesn't matter what color the trackpad is, it is such a huge disappointment.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Troubled Trackpad

    • Written by Charles B from Brookfield

    These new trackpads from Apple are absolutely horrible. I have to constantly restart and even have to delete its bluetooth association to the iMac and then re-run the setup to get it to work correctly. It suffers from the common problem you hear about on the internet of not being able to swipe between pages. Just a mess. Most times it is able to partially show the previous website when you swipe to go back to the previous website but never allows you to perform the gesture. You end of having to use the back arrow to get to the previous page. Apple did a terrible job on these new trackpads.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love IT!!

    • Written by Kristina C from Des Moines

    I love that it automatically connects to the computer when you turn it on! Read the reviews and I agree with some of the 4 & 5 Stars that it is easy to use but there is adjusting in the settings how to use it the way you like it. When I get a new gadget always go to the settings and see how I can customize it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm puzzled by the neg reviews---this trackpad is perfect for multiple moni

    • Written by Douglas P from Ashland

    I have both the original and Magic Trackpad 2. I never got the hang of the original --- click-dragging was a ergonomic pain in the wrist and arm

    But the Magic Trackpad 2 is a dream. The haptic clicking is awesome, and click-dragging/selecting is actually pleasant and efficient. Overall this trackpad is a good solution to navigating around multiple big monitors.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm enjoying it

    • Written by Christopher N from Las Vegas

    It's nice because I don't need as much desktop real estate anymore or mousepads!

    This thing is NONSENSE for gaming so don't play yourself. However, for everything else I love it.

    Click and drag is easy but drag distance is limited by the size of the trackpad, naturally. To address that I went into SYSTEM PREFERENCES>TRACKPAD and adjusted the tracking speed. Now I only have to move my finger a short distance on the trackpad to cover a much greater distance on the screen.

    "Right click"ing is a simple matter of tapping the pad with two fingers. Check the trackpad settings for an idea of what you can do. It shows you a small video for each movement. This is my first Mac so I spent a lot of time in Settings.

    Additionally, I think 3D Touch works on it. So if you press too hard you'll get a folder preview (ex: if you're clicking on a folder). I don't know how anyone is heavy handed with this; the keyboard is triggering anxiety with these delicate-butt keys. I tip toe past this thing. So I set the "tap to click" setting so that I'm not pressing the pad to click. I'm afraid to wear it out. Too delicate feeling.

    I'm enjoying it.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ridiculously priced, inconsistent connection

    • Written by Brian B from East Aurora

    Most mornings when I set up my MacBookPro14,3 tap the tap the Magic the Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad to connect the keyboard connects after a couple of CMD TAB and it's good to go. With the trackpad, it connects, the cursor starts and stops, disappears and reappears across my screens, until I connect it to the NOT INCLUDED usb c to lightening cable. Other times it works, go figure. I hate mice and haven't used them willingly in years. If you have a Magic Trackpad 1 stick with it, you're not missing anything.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too sensitive and not easy to use.

    • Written by Allan K from Saskatoon

    My trackpad went crazy and curser all over the place. I did not like it as it is too sensitive even on lowest setting. I found my original tailed mouse & I'm using it again.

    13 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best choice for an accessory I’ve ever made.

    • Written by Marisa H from Citrus Heights

    Love my trackpad. Had difficulty grabbing and moving photos on my desk top, looked it up and found in the preference settings I had checked “force click & haptic feedback” still don’t know what that is but this generous size trackpad does so much more than I ever knew possible and I’m thrilled. I do a lot of screen shots and the wide pad is a major help vs a small pad on a laptop. So easy to work in photo editing, super fine mouse abilities....its like having a cell phone vs a phone in a phone booth....no comparison.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ergonomic improvement over mouse; wire-abe, too!

    • Written by Gwen I from Dexter

    I have to wire all my peripherals — both WiFi and Bluetooth give me mild headaches, and I have no intention of letting that problem get any worse. In addition, wired in = more security. This trackpad can be wired directly while in use, unlike the Magic Mouse 2.

    Using a mouse for lo these many years has caused increasing issues with muscles in my hand, wrist, and even my shoulder. The trackpad, however, can be used in a variety of positions (left, right, lap, etc), limited only by the cable length and user imagination. Because the trackpad can be used in SO many more positions, the stress is spread out, and after only a few days, my mouse-related pain is already almost gone.

    My older computer is an Intel iMac running Snow Leopard, and although the trackpad is said to be incompatible (because it will not work with the earlier version of Bluetooth), it DOES connect via USB. The trackpad's functions are limited to those of a mouse of that era (ie, no zoom out with a pinch, swipe, etc), but the normal mouse tasks are all performed perfectly with the trackpad. My body thanks you, Apple !!!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase for my MacBook since buying my MacBook

    • Written by John R from Putnam Valley

    Bought this for my 2017 MacBook when connect to a monitor. I didn't know what to expect when ordering but that went way as soon as I opened it. One of the best parts of Apple accessories is the ease of connecting. It does everything just like the trackpad on the MacBooks. So my over all experience so far is overwhelmingly positive. Would recommend this to any Mac owner. Mac was meant to be experienced through a trackpad hands down.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!!

    • Written by Rafi B from Brooklyn

    Absalutely hate this item!!! as a music producer using logic, the trackpad has literally made me hate musical production it glitches and clicks weird and if you want to do the amazing act of copying and dragging something get ready to die of frustration. I got it because I thought it would be like my MacBook track pad but its nothing like it. I just bought a blue tooth mouse that I've been using because I was about to smash the thing out of frustration. DO NOT BUY THIS. ABSOLUTELY HATE IT!!!!!

    19 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Device!

    • Written by Richard H from Tulsa

    I ordered this with my new iMac mainly because I am not a fan of the Magic Mouse so I decided I would rather spend a few extra dollars and get the trackpad. I have a Logitech mouse which is what I had intended to use and have the trackpad to use for certain tasks. Wow, I got the computer and set up both the mouse and the trackpad and after just a few days I put the mouse away. I loved the trackpad on my old MacBook Pro but I think this one is even better. For starters I do not have any of the odd behaviors that some have described. It works exactly as it should. Unlike my MacBook Pro I can move this one to wherever it is most comfortable. The charge lasts forever and I love the fact that it is solid state with only one moving part, the switch (For the person that complained that the switch is too delicate...What? It's an On/Off switch not something you use in your normal activities.). All of the multi-touch gestures work exactly as they should, including Click and Drag. I couldn't be more pleased. I highly recommend this product!

    7 of 9 people found this useful