• 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

  • 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    High latency causes overshoot error

    I had hoped to use it as a replacement for the MacBook Pro trackpad. On the upside, it has the same amazing feel and haptic feedback, and the battery life is excellent. On the downside, the time delay between motion and pointer response makes it an inferior product. It's not so slow that you can easily observe the lag visually, but the result is that I'm constantly overshooting the target: move pointer to a position, having it go just a bit further than intended, and having to move back to correct. It's not a big deal if you're working with large buttons. But for programs like ECAD (Cadence Allegro) that have high detail and thus require high accuracy, you're either overshooting and correcting, or moving quite slowly. Either way, it is a massive hinderance to productivity. Even the wireless Magic Mouse was far superior in this regard.

    Further, it occasionally stops responding for a few seconds, right in the middle of usage. Without warning you'll find yourself suddenly sliding and tapping repeatedly to no effect. Keeping the heel of the hand on the pad at all times seems to minimize the issue. Apple phone support didn't have a useful corrective action.

    For these reasons, I would absolutely not buy this product again.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Refinement

    First off, I'm a fanatical Mac fan, so I am one of the last people you would ever hear criticizing an Apple product. However, as much as I love the trackpads on MacBooks, this little stand alone is just too sensitive no matter how you arrange the settings for the pressure needed to get an effect. I spend half my time going backwards, trying to determine what I accidentally clicked on by merely passing my cursor over a link with my wrist a little limp. Sometimes I have no idea why the track pad decided I clicked on a link. In any event, the Magic Trackpad 2 needs to be more user friendly, providing much more control over the pressure needed to activate a link, drag a group of files, pause while dragging, etc.,. I have little doubt Apple will engage in its usual due diligence and either release reparative software or a Trackpad 3 that resolves these problems. On the other hand, I may have gotten a lemon. It's time to hit the forums and find out.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Feel But Fatal Flaw with Text Drag and Drop

    The physical feel of the product hardware is outstanding. The look, the same. The ability to charge it with your lightening cable, heavenly.

    The way it fouls up drag and drop, fatal flaw. The ability to double click a word in text and then drag it elsewhere is frequently broken depending upon the apps, and especially in Xcode. The ability to triple click a line of text and then drag and drop it is similarly flawed and broken in many apps. This is contrasted to the original MagicPad which works flawlessly in the same situations along with the current mouse as well as any other prior mouse.

    If the new MacBook's have the same trackpad, then I will be avoiding them and keeping my 2013 MPB Retina for quite a while... at least until they fix this. And unfortunately Apple is famous for only fixing things when pressed by reporting them as a security flaw.

    I prefer a trackpad but I am really glad I have the mouse now. As for the MagicMouse, that's a keeper.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does everything great except click and drag!

    As long as you never use click and drag this device is pretty cool.

    Unfortunately, I do quite a bit -- and each time I press to 'click and drag'; the file opens, or previews, or gives me a definition, etc. Click too light, nothing happens. Click too hard, it does everything but pick up what I'm selecting to drag. I have to keep my magic mouse next to my new trackpad just for clicking and dragging. Great concept -- not executed to the "it just works" Apple standard.

    178 of 222 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. Fingers no longer glide.

    The surface of this Trackpad is terrible. With my old Apple track pad your fingers could glide over the surface with no resistance. With this new track pad, fingers no longer glide. The surface has way more resistance than the old Apple track pad and it really feels like you have to drag your fingers over a surface that is trying to slow you down. It is unpleasant.

    There are other comments to this effect below. Much as I wanted to upgrade to a multitouch trackpad, I am not sure the ability to use multitouch is worth making every minute I use my trackpad unpleasant and I may switch back to my old track pad shortly.

    It wouldn't surprise me if Apple's next track pad reverts to the old surface, this is just not a product that is comfortable to use.

    5 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth connection issue

    This issue is very annoying problems for mine. After second charging, it no longer connects to my MBP. I have been spending whole day but the connection never happened. It just recognize whenever I connect via USB port. Apple please !!!

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bummed... really wanted it to work

    Paired with a late model 2013 MBP. The sensitivity of did not match the trackpad on the laptop so when I sped up the scroll, it was ok on this trackpad but the trackpad on my laptop was blazing fast. Multifinger gestures didn't work (no scrolling, no three / four finger swipe) and the click wasn't nearly as responsive. I'd like to have it work, but after fiddling with it for an hour, I'm returning and reverting back to my normal 2-AA battery trackpad.

    65 of 86 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Really dissapointed

    I bought one for the design office to try out and 3 different people used it. I'm a mouse person, and I tried it and it worked OK for a bit, but then it seemed like the clicking wouldn't work. I'd have to click several times for it to work. I then gave it to someone who uses a Trackpad 1 and loves it, and she couldn't stand it. She felt there was a delay when she moved her fingers on the trackpad. I then passed it to another designer and she couldn't get any of the extra features to work, like right clicking or swiping or anything.

    Now it sits in my drawer, in the dark.

    22 of 30 people found this useful