• 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.

    16 of 18 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    4 of 4 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!!!

    7 of 8 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.

    24 of 25 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.

    50 of 52 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.

    12 of 12 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 8 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.

    13 of 14 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 19 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.

    14 of 17 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Magic Trackpad 2 exceeded my expectations

    I want to say that the Trackpad 2 was a great purchase. It automatically synched to my MacBook Air and was ready to use right away. I had previously owned a magic mouse 2, which was great, but was physically not able to use it any longer. The Trackpad was the right solution. It gave me all the features I was looking for and feels great on my fingers. It felt like I had been using it for years, when I have only had it for a week. Great product!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's amazing

    As ridiculous as it sounds, I didn't realize it was haptic for at least a few hours after I bought it. I was messing around with the settings and finally realized. It's so well implemented that I honestly thought I was physically clicking the thing. It's the perfect size, it looks great on my desk, it functions flawlessly, I'm not sure how long the battery lasts yet but I'm sure it's several days. Price isn't even a factor, it's so very well worth it.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great with Late 2011 17" MacBook Pro

    Despite a number of misinforming "answers" and negative reviews I read here about this product and despite the product information page stating that this device requires Bluetooth 4.0, I purchased this anyways along with a Magic Keyboard and Rain Designs mStand to turn my laptop into an awesome desktop workstation. The trackpad 2 works flawlessly with my older MBP that has Bluetooth 2.1 and is running OS Sierra 10.12. I will state I have only been using it for about 26 hours but if there are others out there that are hesitant to pull the trigger due to the misinformation abound on this site this is what I can confirm:

    - arrived 90% charged
    - paired with my CPU immediately upon connecting the lightning connector
    - works flawlessly with my laptop using Bluetooth 2.1
    - all the multi touch, pressure sensitivities and various gestures work flawlessly despite my laptop's built in trackpad not having the same functions.
    - Trackpad used 7% of battery over the course of 24 hours about 8 hours of which I was doing general computing tasks and web surfing and the remainder in standby. That should work out to about a 14 day battery life. I suppose it may be longer for those with low energy BT 4.0 but, who cares the trackpad is always in close proximity of a lightning cable if it needs more juice. And, yes it works without BT if connected directly via lightning.
    - has at least 20' of range, for those that want to look through binoculars from the other side of the room while using their CPUs.
    - does NOT work with apple pencil

    I personally find the new glass surfaced, haptic engine driven, and larger Trackpad 2 to be a great improvement to what is already a great trackpad on my 2011 laptop. It is a slightly different experience and did require a full 10 minutes to set up the "click" and "track speed" preferences and to get comfortable using the multi-touch feature.

    I hope this helps, and to those of you that think "answering" questions without actually knowing the answer helps anyone, knock it off.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprised

    I read most of the 1 star, 2 star, and 3 star reviews about the Magic Trackpad II. My Trackpad 1 rubber pads kept coming off, so I wondered if I should make the jump the the Magic Trackpad 2. I thought that the price was high, but I bought it anyway. It has been super. It installed very quickly and I have not had any of the problems that were mentioned in the lower rated reviews. I do love the rechargeable battery and after a couple of weeks of use, the batter is still in the 90% range. I do use the trackpad for at least a couple of hours a day. I do like the feel and functionality of the trackpad. If you are still concerned, try it out at the Apple Store. If you do not have a store near you, I still think that this is a great product. However, I do wish that the price was below $100.

    10 of 12 people found this useful