• 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    5 of 5 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.

    8 of 11 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.

    3 of 7 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.

    6 of 13 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.

    2 of 4 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 !!!

    5 of 7 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.

    5 of 7 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!!!!!

    14 of 24 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!

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Annoying scrolling behavior

    • Written by Darrin M from FRAMINGHAM

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

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Mark Z from San Francisco

    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.

    9 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible, Cheap, Damages quickly

    • Written by Adrian L from Saint Cloud

    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.

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple has ruined the keyboard

    • Written by Lee B from Box Elder

    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.

    10 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So far great, love it!

    • Written by Frank V from Lakewood

    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.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is awful

    • Written by Kevin M from San Francisco

    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.

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs a little getting use to

    • Written by Dany G from Montreal

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    30X times better then Magic Mouse

    • Written by Tomasz J from Naperville

    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..

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than most of the reviewers would have you believe

    • Written by Christopher C from Austin

    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.

    10 of 13 people found this useful