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Review of Apple Magic Trackpad
4.40 stars Very Good Form 595 Reviews
Reviewed on: July 20, 2013 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Large Multi-Touch surface
  • Easy setup and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Gestures are very natural and easy to learn
  • Sleek and Portable design
  • Fits perfectly with Apple Wireless Keyboard
  • Rugged design


  • Not very ergonomic when working on large displays
  • Needs to be on hard surface to work well
  • Not as precise as a mouse or trackball
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Apple Magic Trackpad. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.40 stars, and the price range is $55.00-$69.99.

The new Magic Trackpad is the first Multi-Touch trackpad designed to work with your Mac desktop computer. It uses the same Multi-Touch technology you love on the MacBook Pro. And it supports a full set of gestures, giving you a whole new way to control and interact with what’s on your screen. Magic Trackpad connects to your Mac via Bluetooth wireless technology. 

It’s made with the advanced touch-friendly and wear-resistant glass surface. But with nearly 80 percent more area, it’s the largest Multi-Touch trackpad made by Apple. So there’s even more room for you to scroll, swipe, pinch, and rotate to your fingers’ content. And since the entire surface is a button that clicks, you can use it in place of a mouse. Magic Trackpad also supports a full set of gestures, including two-finger scrolling, pinching to zoom, rotating with your fingertips, three-finger swiping, and activating Exposé or switching between applications with four fingers. Magic Trackpad features the same sculpted aluminum design as the Apple Wireless Keyboard, and side by side the two sit flush at the same angle and height. 

Some reviewers complain that the trackpad needs a hard surface underneath to work properly. It is also not suitable when working on big displays or multiple screens. 

Overall, Apple Magic Trackpad is a great device to use with your Mac Desktops computers. You can use it in place of a mouse or in conjunction with one on any Mac computer - even a notebook. 

User Voice
Apple Magic Trackpad
Device works pretty well Scrolling, pinching and expanding work well Not very ergonomic Good for editing photos and working in Illustrator
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.50 stars
20 Reviews See Details
Intuitive Very easy to use Sleek Easy to position as has no wires Expensive
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
4.50 stars
9 Reviews See Details
Requires very little movement Less stress on wrist Smooth glass surface makes movement very easy Buttons in the bottom corners don't work well on soft surfaces Requires the track pad to be sitting on a hard surface to work properly
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
4.50 stars
10 Reviews See Details
Good quality product Gestures work amazingly well Mouse is much easier for drag and drops than the track pad
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.50 stars
12 Reviews See Details
Preferences show a range of options and functions Gestures are very natural and easy to learn Multi-touch gestures
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.50 stars
21 Reviews See Details
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Apple Magic Trackpad
Apple Magic Trackpad


Rating : 4.40 stars Form 595 Reviews
Apple Magic Trackpad
Apple Magic Trackpad


Rating : 4.40 stars Form 595 Reviews
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