• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DRIVING ME CRAZY!!!!!!

    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!!!!!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Device!

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying scrolling behavior

    The fast recharge feature works well. When scrolling with 2 fingers it will frequently stop scrolling for a second or two.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating in the extreme. Needs an instruction video. Or something.

    All I want to do is to navigate to a link and click it. Well, 80% of the time. I can't figure how to do that reliably, no matter how I set the preferences (which in typical apple style, as so spare in their descriptions as to be useless).

    And then I get send here and there. Or they show me a preview, which I nearly never want.

    At the very least, why can't we just set the thing to operate like the old trackpad?

    I'm going to have to call Apple Support for a tutorial. Which is utterly ridiculous.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, Cheap, Damages quickly

    Second mouse purchased because my hubby likes the features, however zero star for durability. Not worth the money. They were unable to fix the first one, so made the bad decision to get a second. On/off button very fragile and poorly made. same thing happen to both, never again. Makes me not what to ever buy more apple products. Seems Apple makes sure the products breaks so that consumers replaces often. Also had a mini tab and stopped working suddenly after an update. Shameful. Better of with regular none apple mouse.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has ruined the keyboard

    It's hard to accurately type even this simple, brief review. All these new flat keyboards are inaccurate, numb, encourage typos, make touch typing more difficult, and generally sacrifice function for visual design. Jony Ive should be ashamed of himself.

    4 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far great, love it!

    My work has me on the road quite a bit and for years I've made due with simply taking my MBP 15" along. However, there are lots of times I need to work on my MBP hours at a time and really miss the ergonomic setup at home (MBP w/external 27" monitor attached, both elevated, and using the detached wireless KB and MT). After recently seeing a colleague using a portable Roost laptop stand, I decided to give this a try.

    So, as part of this experiment, I also decided I'd finally shell out the extra $$ and upgrade to the new Magic keyboard and Magic Trackpad 2. My daughter and son have been using the new ones since Jan 2017 with their Mac Books and neither have ever mentioned any issues (ex. w/dragging, etc.). My older wireless KB and MT have been great, love them both. However, being able to power/recharge the newer MKB and MT2 w/o worrying about bringing a battery charger along too was appealing.

    After trying out the new MKB and MT2 now for several hours this AM, so far, I'm experiencing absolutely no issues w/ it re: dragging, etc. Like others have mentioned, the MT2 seems to be a bit more responsive to the touch (which I like) than the older MT, but I'm not doing a "side-by-side" test either. I like the slightly lower angle so far. All-in-all I happy with it. TBH I think I'll appreciate the new MT2 even more when I don't have to look for my battery charger in a few weeks (especially when I'm on the road). I'm looking forward with continuing the experiment once my Roost arrives today. The real test will come when I hit the road again on Monday though.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is awful

    The way this trackpad works is in no way related to the touchpad on my computer. It doesn't select text or windows in the same way, it doesn't register clicks the same way. I have not found any way to change how it works, either. My old Magic Trackpad, the battery operated kind, worked great. This one is incredibly frustrating. It makes me wonder if the people who design Apple products even bother to use them anymore. If they do, I don't see how they could have come up with this dud. In what universe is it a good design principle to have a bluetooth trackpad work differently than the one attached to the machine's keyboard? Do they really think we want to use different clicks and gestures depending on which pointing device we are using? Amazingly bad design.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a little getting use to

    I also had trouble with dragging. The window would open or it would not acknowledge my click. The pad is very sensitive to the pressure applied to it, a new feature. One of the way I got around it while getting use to the light touch : push down the Shift Key while you drag your file. Works like a charm and now I love my Trackpad.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    30X times better then Magic Mouse

    Coming from Macbook Pro to a iMac the only thing i was missing was my touchpad... this fixed all my hate towards the magic mouse... I still don't know how anyone uses a mouse now a days... its like they live in the 90's everything is touch and finger control.. welcome to the new world "what a laptop" ha ha ha..

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than most of the reviewers would have you believe

    I have the original Magic Trackpad at home and use the Trackpad 2 at the office. Overall, I prefer the original design. I think it sits at a better angle and it feels more rugged. But the Trackpad 2 isn't bad. I like that it's rechargeable. Plus, you only have to recharge it maybe once every 6-8 weeks and when you do, it charges super fast. Plus, it pairs really easily and is usable pretty much the instant my Mac is powered on.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Transformational device

    I purchased the trackpad about an hour ago, and it is amazing device for navigating the content and performing input functions. I did read the reviews about the trackpad before I purchased the device, and was somewhat skeptical...but I am an Apple user, and understand the transformative outlook they have towards user experience. The negative messages on this board, make me feel that folks were expecting the standard user experience from a computer mouse...it is understandable that change is never easy...but Apple makes it possible. Keep an open mind to change, and I can assure you once you begin to give up the old ways, you will begin to fly with the many possibilities of this awesome device.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

    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