• 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.

  • 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..

    2 of 3 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.

    5 of 6 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 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    38 of 43 people found this useful

  • 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.

    15 of 15 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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love the magic trackpad

    I just switched from the original magic mouse (which I LOVED) to the magic trackpad. I was concerned I would have a hard time switching from the mouse, but I was WAY wrong! So easy to use! tracking is spot on! love the simple gesture controls and the fact its rechargeable. My previous magic mouse almost always seemed to have dead batteries, and the other day a battery leaked and ruined my magic mouse. I'm glad I decided to try the magic trackpad. I was on the fence for a few days thinking about magic mouse or trackpad.. Best choice ever! LOVE IT!!!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works just like my previous Trackpad

    At first I thought that this doesn't work like the first Trackpad but I found that a setting was all the fix I needed for Drag & Drop. To me it works just like the original and this one doesn't need batteries.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A really super trackpad!

    I was so scared of the negative reviews of this trackpad that I went down to my local Best Buy and purchased it there so that I could return it right away if I needed to. Needless to say, I didn't return this one. This is a beautiful trackpad. It feels like an upgrade to my MacBook Pro trackpad. And it worked perfectly directly out of the box.

    As far as claims of glitchy connections with the laptop, I've dealt with a lot of glitchy wireless mice in the past even to the point that I finally went back to completely hard wired. This one, however, is not glitchy! It is rock solid. From the moment I turned it on, it connected with my MacBook Pro and was super responsive and precise. The only time I had an issue with it dropping connection to the laptop was as it neared the end of the battery charge. It would connect and disconnect over and over again. I plugged it in and charged it, but it kept doing the same thing. So I switched it off and back on and it was as good as new, solid, precise, perfect.

    A lot of reviewers complained about the click and drag. Let me clarify. This is a "force touch" trackpad. It gives you one functionality with a light touch and a different one with a heavy touch. It can take some getting used to. Click and drag requires a light touch. If you tend to click heavy when you drag, place the finger of one hand lightly on the pad for "click" and use the finger of your other hand for "drag." My guess is that it won't be long until you are clicking and dragging like a pro one-handed.

    So don't believe all the negative reviews. This is a really super trackpad, and I think you'll love it.

    93 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, sleek, and comfortable

    Definitely my favorite Apple accessory. The Magic Trackpad 2 has great battery life, almost never has disconnection issues, is a breeze to pair and unpair, and simply works as beautifully as the built-in trackpad in the Pro.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 IS AWESOME.

    Magic Trackpad 2 IS BY FAR THE BEST TRAC PAD that I have ever used.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I thought I loved my old Magic Trackpad

    I thought I loved my old Magic Trackpad. Sooo much better than a mouse, so much easier on my wrists, so much more responsive. And I did love the old MT... until I couldn't get it to stop acting erratically, so I gave up and popped for the MT2. WOW. Much smoother, even better than my iPad; I can even draw with my finger in Photoshop and Illustrator, and the resulting drawing looks ... really pretty good (with a little practice, I'm sure it will be even better), and not the complete mess it was with the old MT.

    This is a great thing, even if you're not going to draw with it. I love it already.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine piece of hardware

    I just brought this thing home and tried it out, needless to say it didn't disappoint. I write a lot of music and this is perfect for me. I'm already familiar with how to use advanced trackpads thanks to the 2008 macbook I bought years ago. I don't know why people hate it, unless it was damaged by the buyer or faulty to begin with I don't understand how people could hate this device. Very intuitive actions, it's a definite yes from me.

    15 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    I wasn't sure how well it would work just because it's a trackpad for a desktop but I was pleasantly surprised! It works like a dream! I even love the 3D Touch! I definitely recommend this to everyone!

    My only gripes are that it doesn't have the option to move windows/files with 3 fingers and that Apple advertises a battery life of 1 month but it's really more like 2 weeks

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE

    I just got the Magic Trackpad 2 to pair with my Magic Keyboard and Magic Mouse 2. I am LOVING it. The Trackpad is extremely responsive and useful. It looks great and feels extremely, extremely well made. I'm loving the ability to use Force Touch and all the gestures. Very, very cool! 2 thumbs up!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well Done!

    Replaced an Apple Gen-1 trackpad and keyboard with the new Trackpad 2 and Magic Keyboard. The Trackpad is perfect, don't change a thing! Tactile feel is spot on and click-anywhere is perfect. Love the glass surface, very responsive and excellent feel.

    Please augment the Magic Keyboard with a matching 10-key pad...your business users will swoon.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite surprised

    So to start off I'm a web developer, so I'm always coping and pasting code, light image editing, and always working in different locations. Depending the day I may be on a desk, couch, legs kicked up on a couple of chairs, a cramped hackathon table with other devs, you get the idea. I also use a Logitech M570 as my daily driver trackball mouse while I'm at a desk, otherwise I'm using built in laptop trackpads. So I'm always using a stationary type mouse/trackpad and always switching from mouse to trackpad depending on where I'm comfortable coding.

    When I'm at my desk I love the trackball mouse, but I also like using gestures, I find it to be crucial to my workflow. The problem is I use a triple monitor setup and the laptop is either closed or opened up too far away to make for comfortable gesturing. This is where this trackpad shines. Next to my trackball mouse I have the trackpad for easy gesturing, and when I just don't feel like using a mouse, then move it over and only use the trackpad.

    From a usability standpoint it's very easy to connect with Bluetooth, with no second tries or any disruptions over the past several weeks. The haptic feedback is wonderful and I enjoy the ability to set it at different levels and even turn off the clicking noise. Connecting after booting up is fast and simple. Just switch the trackpad on and you are ready to go no different than any of my other Apple Bluetooth peripheral experiences. The surface is very large and with mouse acceleration it's very easy to travel across large desktop displays. Force touch is also another nice added feature. Now this is something I don't use often or find it working in my flow, but it is nice to have Force Touch every now and again. If you're wondering about the battery level, you can just go into System Preferences > Trackpads and see remaining battery life. This would be nice to add to the taskbar, which I haven't seen an option for that yet.

    In all this is a great solid product, functions flawlessly, recharges with lighting cable with built in rechargeable battery pack. Change on this device has lasted me a couple of weeks of light use right out of the box which had around 84% charge. There isn't much not to like about this product, unless you aren't a fan of trackpads at all. But I suggest you give this a try if you are, and your opinion may very well be changed.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Magic Trackpad 2 better than a mouse

    I bought the magic trackpad to replace a 2-year old well worn wireless mouse that had a tendency to take a nap and disconnect itself at the worst possible times. I was hesitant after reading that drag-and-drop was a problem with that trackpad. I bought it anyway. I have had no problems with the trackpad, drag and drop works great. I am glad to be free of my lazy mouse. If only my internet was as reliable. When my internet cut off a critical download yesterday I slammed my fist down on the desk. Unfortunately my trackpad took a direct hit. Thankfully it still works great! Maybe if you are having trouble with drag and drop you should try the fist slam technique!

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Revelation For A First Time Trackpad User

    I am getting on in years and never used a trackpad before, but when my aging mouse failed I decided to take a chance. What a pleasant surprise ! I learned its operation quickly, in just a few hours, now I would never willingly go back to a mouse. The design is sleek, typically Apple-minimalist, and the surface is smooth like glass, which it is. I purchased this at a local big box store, and was at first put off by the hardware requirement on the box which stated it required Bluetooth 4.0. I have a 2011 Mac with Bluetooth 2.1. However, after doing some research online I found evidence it might work (I was using El Capitan).

    This works perfectly with my older Mac, which I then upgraded to Sierra. I don't think Apple is doing itself any favors by stating Bluetooth 4.0 is a requirement, it isn't, although I can't vouch for any system earlier than Mac mid-2011. The only thing I have to learn is how to drag something across a 27" screen, I think there's a "drag lock" but I haven't discovered it yet. But overall, my apprehension about never having used a trackpad was unwarranted, I love this and will never go back to a mouse.

    11 of 14 people found this useful