• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad is vital to mac mini.

    My Mac-mini works far better with this trackpad than without it. The price is high and the battery life dies in less than a month, but many features of the mac operating system just don't work very well without this.

    I got a mac mini because iMac just blows chunks. No adjustable height is just one of the problems.

    8 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it but I hate the integrated battery

    I got one of these trackpads with my Late 2015 iMac I purchased back in January of 2016. I passed on the Magic Mouse 2 because I don't like the idea of not being able to use it while it is charging. However this trackpad like the new keyboard can still be used while charging.

    It goes with the wireless keyboard better visually too with the surface of it having a color of white under the glass.

    If you are intending to use this trackpad from your couch you will find that unlike the first generation this trackpad can be held in one hand and operated by the other including all clicking functionality. In addition this new version is also wider giving more surface area for gestures.

    Negatives for me are the integrated battery. It can't be changed out so unlike my previous Magic Trackpad this one will eventually no longer hold a charge and then either have to be used as a wired trackpad or replaced. Because of this I have docked the trackpad a star.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    add trackpad funtionality for ipad pro

    This is a great product. Very useful for the Macbook pro. However, it would be great if you could pair it with ipad pro.

    6 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality piece of hardware

    My Trackpad 2 came along as an optional upgrade for a Late 2015 iMac 5K 27". Works perfectly, very well built. Gestures in Mac OS X useful. I sometimes still switch to a wireless mouse depending on what I am doing or my preference - but since all my devices are wireless it is easy.

    Minor issue is that under BootCamp with Windows 10, the Trackpad 2 is almost useless - really does not work well at all. Would be nice if Apple (and/or Microsoft?) could sort that out. There are details online about how to help fix the issue, but I just use a mouse when I need to use BootCamp/Windows10.

    Other problem for me is my wrists get tired more quickly using a TrackPad2. I switch between left and right hands to help but I may eventually swap out the mouse for a trackball and rotate between the trackpad and trackball.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty awesome

    I've been waiting for a trackpad that I could use on a soft surface, like a mattress, and this trackpad works fine. I was skeptical, after I read some of the previous bad reviews. I called Apple to make sure all the gestures work, and they do as long as you have bluetooth 4.0 on your Mac.
    Granted, I would prefer silver, instead of white, but functionally the trackpad is awesome. It's amazing that the haptic feedback "click" feels so much like a click from a spring switch, even though it isn't.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So close to 5 stars, too close for tap/click.

    I love the gesture features of Magic Trackpad 2 and its tactility. However, there is one area of its design that needs attending to in software; that is touch/tap to click sensitivity. MTP2 definitely needs touch sensitivity built into the preferences options. With Tap to Click enabled in the System Prefs pane, MTP2 will record non-contact movement directly above the trackpad surface as a tap. This, as a consequence, is a real nuisance when browsing through a web-site or working within apps. I can be scrolling down a column of news items, menu's, lists, etc., when new pages suddenly open as the MTP2 registers surface contact when, in fact there was none. I have software which shows when a finger (touches) taps the MTP2 surface by registering where my finger is in space. With it I can see when a tap is recorded, sadly, this app reports a tap even when my finger is actually around 1-2mm from the glass plate of the MTP2! So, if, like me, one suffers from minute hand tremors (no, I don't drink or do drugs), you'll need to turn "Tap to Click" off in the Trackpad preference pane until Apple recognises this design flaw and offers Touch/Tap sensitivity adjustment for this otherwise excellent input device. How hard can it be to write Pref Pane code to implement such a feature?

    Another marketing miss with MTP2 was that Apple did not design the trackpad to work with Apple Pencil. If ever "Ink" had market potential (given a life-line), thanks to materials design and application, it is now. Apple too often allows tech to collect dust and atrophy when creating something no one at Apple has sufficient vision how best to exploit. Why didn't Apple use the same surface contact tech on the MTP2 it used on the iPad Pro? I reckon close to 100% of MTP2 owners would buy an Apple Pencil if they knew they complimented each other. Duh, Apple...you can't see the Apple's for the Orchard. So, will we customers ever see a future Magic Trackpad which utilises "Ink" and the Apple Pencil? I know writing input is made possible in Preview, but it is hardly responsive nor a system-wide feature. It's more Etch-a-Sketch.

    I know this is a review for the MTP2, but it could have been much more an Apple Family member.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Ive always hated trackpads and preferred mice but this device is different. After buying it Im not sure if I could go back to using a mouse on a mac, OS X El Capitan is just "made" for a multitouch trackpad like this. Force touch is amazing and Im not sure I could live without it now. The only thing I dislike is the color. White gets dirty fast. If you do any gaming on your mac i recommend using a mouse for gaming and the trackpad for everything else.

    1 of 3 people found this useful