• 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.

  • 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.

    5 of 12 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!!!!!

    12 of 22 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.

    8 of 15 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.

    9 of 42 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.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not drop

    • Written by Tati O from corona

    It drop two inches and the glass shattered terribly!!! $129 plus tax down the drain! For your own safety, keep it plugged in.

    13 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst product from apple

    • Written by Xiao W from Baltimore

    Unbelievably unreliable. Do not buy.

    15 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Meant to slow you down

    • Written by Tamer A from Springfield Gardens

    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.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I could give this a good review

    • Written by Brian L from Bolton

    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)

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm about to buy my third magic trackpad in 3 years

    • Written by David K from Pasadena

    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.

    33 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lag issues

    • Written by Denis K from Chicago

    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.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple experience yet

    • Written by Jacob S from Pittsburgh

    I've used Apple products my entire life and don't plan on stopping anytime soon, however when I got a Mac Mini I needed to get a new mouse as well, and figured since I've been using a MacBook Pro for the last few years, the trackpad would be just like the trackpad on the MacBook. It's a complete pain to deal with, trying to drag things is a nightmare at best and it feels like the gestures work at random when you try to use them. 100% plan on returning it as soon as possible and trying my luck with the Magic Mouse.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible

    • Written by William R from Colorado Springs

    I'm a big fan of Apple products but this was a total miss. The sensitivity of this is great... just not how and where you need it to be. This was a waste of money, the mouse is much better. It's extremely difficult to move things around, to click and drag, and to basically have this function as a track pad. The one built into the MacBookPro is excellent but this was a total miss. I'd recommend saving your money for something else.

    20 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Forces Upgrade and Usless Pressure Sensitive clicks

    • Written by Ben M from Portland

    This is so clumsy. It has the stupid double pressure sensitivity that the iphone 6s has now. No one uses this. It makes clicking on anything mess up half the time. Also if you happen to be running Yosemite you cannot use this trackpad well. It will force you to upgrade to El Capitan and we had to do this throughout the office due to one stupid little hardware that didn't need an upgrade from the Trackpad 1. Very disappointed.

    24 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless, unconfortable rubbish

    • Written by Csaba S from Budapest

    I'm using it since 4 months, so I have some experience on OSX and Windows 10 as well. It was one of my biggest fault to buy this rubbish, low quality hardware.

    - Moving fingers on the surface is unconfortable. My fingers always stick on the surface and not going smooth. I haven't got this problem on the 2015 MacBook Pro.
    - Sometimes the single click detected as double click.
    - Drag and drop is a nightmare
    - Mouse speed is slow, even if I use the maximum cursor speed (same slow on Mac and Windows)
    - After 30 mins, it's getting very unconfortable for my wrist
    - Precision movement is very hard and you have to concentrate and focus very firmly

    Summa: Never buy this! It's a rubbish. Quality at apple is going down since few years. Don't talk about the cost, if it would be 10 Dollars, I woudn't buy this either.

    PS: My item has no factory fault. This is just such low quality peace of hardware by design. I did not believe this first time until I borrowed one from a friend of mine. Results were the same of course.

    19 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile

    • Written by R. Craig W from Blacksburg

    It works great, but beware the top surface cracks easily. My empty coffee mug tipped over onto the Magic Trackpad 2 and shattered the surface. I couldn't believe that's all it took. Made me wish I still had the original trackpad which was much more rugged.

    36 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 - Overpriced rubbish that costs (US$100+)

    • Written by Michael R from Hong Kong

    avoid Overpriced rubbish - you pay premium for apple force touch (or what ever jargon they use) and yet fails to do basics for mouse trackpad - eg when you you try to use as trackpad / mouse to point or navigate it does not work or worse activates the dictionary or some other optional feature that does not hep you navigate. Most morning I can not even get the trackpad to wake up (start) the computer by pushing or moving trackpad (it is probably composing symphony in greek numbers instead of turning on computer) - You will end up turning off the force touch feature at which point you have paid US$100 for a trackpad with forcetouch that does not work as well as the apple magic trackpad 1 that cost you US$20.

    24 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AWFUL

    • Written by Salvatore F from Hollister

    So I saw the new trackpad come out and saw it was rechargeable which was great I thought, so I bought one. The recharge part is still great, however, the pad itself is awful, so awful that I went back to my original trackpad because it seems to be missing a few gestures that I use frequently, one being the click and drag function. It also has an odd feel too it, not as smooth as the original trackpad. As I type this review, I am using my old trackpad and will be putting the trackpad 2 on ebay.

    26 of 44 people found this useful