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Apple - Magic Trackpad 2 - Silver

Model: MJ2R2LL/ASKU: 4639600

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1668 reviews

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Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth it, even with the higher price.

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    SargentRedbeard
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    I have been doing a lot of reading on this trackpad, watching review videos, and decided to go ahead and pull the trigger on getting this. I was using a Logitech MX Master wireless mouse and loved it. I have had trouble with other mice being to small for my hand and having wrist pain because of this. The Logitech cured this issue but I have been logging some long hours on the MacBook Pro every day with the new office job and really wanted to take advantage of all the time saving and efficient gestures offered on the trackpad. I have been using the trackpad for almost a week now for roughly 6-7 hours each day and I have to admit, it certainly took some getting used to, especially with the force touch. I had to tweak the click settings but after getting some time logged using it, it has become quite easy to figure out. From what I have seen, this has been the biggest issue people complain about, the click and force touch setting. Trust me, once you tweak the setting that works best for you and get some time on it, clicking and dragging is no problem. The other big advantage to this is the rechargeable battery. After a week of use, I am sitting around 90% battery left. I am pretty happy with the battery life on this. Of course, time will tell how well and how long the battery will continue to hold its charge. Lastly, lets talk comfort. So, after a long week, I have been experiencing a little discomfort with using this. It could be due to the fact that it is a new position for me and the position of the trackpad. This trackpad does sit at a shallower angle than the previous generation trackpad. Overall, I think I will get used to it and it won't be a comfort issue. Hope this review answers some questions I know I had when I was looking. Cheers!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice but pricey accessory

    Posted
    Steve
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    Having been a Mac user for 15 years, I am totally accustomed to using a regular mouse (Logitech). Recently, I spotted the Apple Trackpad 2 on display at my local BB store. I played around with it and found it to be quite a unique experience. I didn't see a price posted anywhere so I decided to check it out online after I returned home. To my shock, it came in at an insane $129!! I had to ponder it for a few more days and after reading reviews from others here as well as amazon, newegg etc, I decided to hold my nose and buy one. Once I set it up at home, I found the Apple Trackpad 2 to be an enjoyable experience and easier to use than first thought. The usable surface area is plenty large enough and is adequately sensitive to touch responses. Needless to say, it didn't take long to disconnect the Logitech mouse :) and now I am running almost exclusively on the Trackpad 2. Admittedly, I still find myself using the mouse on rare occasions with certain programs that tend to get along better with mouse gestures but overall I'm sold. Bottom line for me is this: The Apple Trackpad 2 is a really cool and useful device as well as a visually appealing companion to accompany a Mac desktop but at the same time at this price level, its clearly a luxury item. It really should be priced under $100 to be fair, but as we all know Apple branded products demand premium prices. If you're still on the fence like I was, its best to visit your local brick and mortar BB store. Give it a trial run for yourself, see what YOU think. As always, your mileage may vary as to preference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't miss my mouse one bit.

    Posted
    gmbfootball
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    My mouse was getting really old and starting to work poorly even with regular cleaning, so I was in the market for a new one. As I am a Mac user, I went to the Apple site to see if they had anything, and I happened upon the Apple Magic Trackpad 2. I frequently have to use a computer at work, so I was also having some repetitive stress issues, and the idea of not having to grip a mouse appealed to me. All the same, I was apprehensive about moving away from a mouse for two reasons: 1) I wasn't sure I could easily perform all the same functions (click and drag, for example) without any buttons; and 2) I was worried the new trackpad might not be compatible with my older iMac (early 2009). Happily, I can report that neither of these things proved to be a problem. The trackpad allows one to perform all the actions you would do with a mouse by letting you press down to simulate a click. Pressing with two fingers is a right-click. Even clicking and dragging is easy to do using two fingers. Additionally, I have had no issues with connectivity with my iMac, and so far the battery seems to have a long life. I have only had to charge it (by connecting it to the computer with a USB cable) about once every two weeks. All in all, it was a great purchase and well worth the price. I have even experienced less discomfort in my wrists. I will most likely buy another trackpad rather than a mouse when this one dies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you have a Mac, get it!

    Posted
    nebo
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    This is simply the best computer peripheral I have ever used. So much so, I don't even want to use my mouse anymore. It is about a size of a small paperback book. It has plenty of surface area. It also has an internal battery which lasts about 30 days. You charge it using the lightning cable which is provided (you can use it while charging). It can use either the bluetooth or the lightning cable for connectivity to the Mac. I did find this trackpad to be tad more responsive when connected by a lightning cable. But bluetooth responsiveness is more than adequate. To me, the magic of this trackpad is with the subtleties. It is incredibly responsive to the touch. In fact, you learn to relax your fingers a bit because that seems to work better. Unlike the previous generation, this can also track different pressures you put on. Pinch and zooming, which works on Chrome as well as Safari, is a delightful experience. From my experience, once you get used to this trackpad, the amount of effort to utilize it decreases and it will become second nature and you will wonder how you have ever used your Mac without it. Pros: 1)Large. About the size of a small paperback book. 2)Smooth and highly responsive. 3)Pressure sensitive. Good tactile feel. 4)Beautiful. 5)Long battery life (30 days). 6)Works with both lightning connector or bluetooth. 7)Works with Parallels. I can use it with Windows and Linux which are part of my Parallels virtual machines. Cons: 1)Not cheap. 2)Works only with Mac (as far as I know).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    Dhelix12
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    I was a little skeptical when I first got this since my MacBook Air already has a sizable trackpad. However, I do a lot of image analysis and design for work, so I thought this might be useful. After a couple of weeks, I'm actually very surprised how useful this trackpad has been for my work based on its size and responsiveness. The battery life is solid with mine currently at 64% power after about a month of usage (I use it pretty much every day). I think the major debate to get this trackpad is if you prefer the trackpad over a regular mouse or vice versa. The number of gestures for the trackpad won me over, but the one problem I have with the trackpad is I can't use it for an extended amount of time (3+ hours) because of carpal tunnel. With a mouse, I'm able to rest my wrist and use a shorter range of motion to get my work complete. So to me, it's a trade-off, but I would prefer to use the trackpad given its versatility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Magic Trackpad yet...Careful it's fragile

    Posted
    Mike
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    For years we've used and come to love the square metal Magic Trackpad. Then apple decided that the trackpad needs to be better and wider and they introduced it on their new macbooks. But not stopping there, they also made the Magic Trackpad 2 a better and wider luxury device. The only thing it is lacking is the ability to use the apple pencil on the trackpads. Hurry up with that Apple! So now we have this gorgeous magic rectangle that does all the things we're used to with a larger surface area, provided force touch *drooling*, and covered it with what feels like glass. The surface is so smooth compared to the last one it makes me wonder what they were thinking with the last generation. It also is rechargeable and the battery lasts a long while. Not nearly as long as the magic keyboard but I still haven't charged it from when I opened it on May 12th. Today the battery is at 36% so still a long way to go before needing a recharge. A big reason I decided to upgrade to the Magic Trackpad 2 is that I was having bluetooth connectivity issues with the last gen trackpad and my 2016 MBP. This model has zero of those issues, has better response with much less lag, and is far more accurate with the pressure sensitivity all really important in my field of work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Mixed emotions

    Posted
    Jason
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    After more than six years of nearly 24/7 running it was deemed more cost beneficial to replace the iMac with the current version. This meant replacing the Trackpad with a Trackpad 2. The newer version has more width - more rectangular shape than square. Whether time had resulted in my original Trackpad slowing down I cannot say but the Trackpad 2 is certainly more responsive and much easier to tap for copy and paste. One thing I liked about my previous iMac keyboard and Trackpad was the lack of cables. Unfortunately Apple decided to make both items use an internal battery that charges via lightning cable. The supplied charging cables are about 3 feet in length. Since the charge does not last near as long as the AA batteries they used to use, I found that I had to move the keyboard and Trackpad 2 closer to the iMac until I can buy longer lightning cables to reach the normal position I had in my desk set up. It is worth buying, just not quite as "free" in placement for use as it used to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Professional Trackpad

    Posted
    William
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    Please ignore those handful of complaints out there about the pad being quirky or it needing a different kind of tap. This is a larger pad than you've probably been working with, much lower profile than the last iteration and is totally programmable to suit your style: from speed of clicks, to weight of hand, to hot spots. I use with MacBook Air because typing over the built-in trackpad is more exciting than I can stand (lol). To turn off built-in pad when Magic Pad is on (did someone really get paid to come up with that name?), go into Preferences/Accessibility/Ignore Built-In Trackpad. Easy as pie. For a trackpad user in Photoshop, this is the bomb! Right now I've used it daily for two plus weeks and battery is just down to 98%. I know I know... it's new. Eventually the battery will fink out... but there is ifixit possibilities out there too! This is a well engineered tool, in line with the best of Apple's products. (I don't review their phones after the 6s and I'm just a regular guy who photographs and writes.) Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this magic pad, beautiful tech - slam dunk.

    Posted
    Backtoharmony
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    What can I say, I was never one to stary from using a mouse all my life, until now. This makes using my computer so much sweeter for some reason. The more I use it the better at using it I get. Yep!!!! Love it. It's an Apple invention, so of course its top shelf & drives like a new BMW, hugging the road like nothing else, beautiful and sexy to look at and from the feel of it, like everything else Apple, yes, I'm guessing it will last forever, so with all that in mind, obviosly its going to cost more than the imitators who will make a less expensive, cheaper, plastic, through-a-way version of the same. So, if you want a BMW its going to cost, but well worth it in the long and short run. Your going to enjoy the ride.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wireless incarnation of the best trackpad around

    Posted
    mcpryon
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    I've always loved the Apple trackpads on my laptops, so it was a natural progression that I ended up trying the original Magic Trackpad. I prefer to use it to a mouse, though I still have both in my setup. This follow-up version is great. The built-in battery makes more sense than having to worry about cycling rechargeable ones, though when it dies you either have a wired keyboard with the charging cable or you have to get it replaced. The charging cable makes pairing it a snap, too. I easily had it and my Magic Keyboard up and going in under a minute when I first bought them. Force touch is really handy and is why I replaced my original trackpad. It also helps with Apple stuff that it holds its value and I take care of my stuff for resale later. My only complaint is that the build looks cheap: white instead of brushed aluminum. But if you're into looks it does keep with the color scheme of the white cables. Bottom line is I love it and I would buy it again if something happened to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    Zfasha
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    I have been putting off buying the Trackpad 2 since it came out. I decided to take the plunge and spend the $129...and I am very happy I did. The trackpad is incredibly easy to use, but the big thing is it has so many gestures you can use. I have been using the Magic Mouse 2, which is a great product, but to have the ability to use gestures is a real time saver. After 2 days of heavy use, I wish I had purchased this sooner. It was still a hard $129 pill to swallow, wish the price was lower, but this was a solid buy. If you use multiple monitors, it is extremly helpful when covering that much "real estate". My hand no longer keeps hitting the top of my keyboard tray because my hand rests nicely on my mouse pad wrist rest and my fingers can do all the work. This is very easy on the wrists, especially if you have issues there. Would have given 5 stars if price was under $100.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Force Touch Makes all the Difference

    Posted
    Chris
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    Apple's glass, multitouch trackpads are all very good, but Force Touch make them even better. I never liked using the physical single button trackpads because the pressure required to click was different depending on how far your finger is from the hinge at the top. I opted instead to enable tap-to-click. Force touch, on the other hand, uses pressure sensors for a single surface that allow it to act like a scale. The same pressure at any point is registered as a click and the amount of pressure required can be changed in software in System Preferences. The haptic feedback (vibration) used to mimic a button click is so precise it's easy to forget it's not a real button. The removal of the hinge and actuated button allows Apple to make the surface almost as big as they want. I cannot understate how large the trackpad surface is compared to other trackpads I have used. It is easily 6 times the area of trackpads that are still common place on smaller laptops.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great choice when mouse space is limited...

    Posted
    Xbox1er
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    If you have an older Mac Book and you want to break away from a mouse this trackpad is a good choice. I'm still a novice user but I needed a peripheral that provides great features while remaining stationary. Sometimes I'd have little space beside my MBP and if I needed to scroll to the extreme left or right of my project I'd need to slide then lift...slide then lift. You know what I mean if you've ever had the same issue. It's a solid piece of hardware while a bit more pricey than I'd like but I don't regret the investment. It also allows me to forego the wrist strain of using my MBP's trackpad which is always centered in front of me...not a natural ergonomic position. I predict it can do way more than I've asked of it so far but I know I can perform more hand gestures on it than with my Magic Mouse. If you're a graphics geek (like I hope to be) you'll agree. The rechargeable lithium battery versus AA batteries is another plus. Happy tacking!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you like Trackpads, this is a worthy upgrade

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    marklopresto
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    If you like/love Apple's trackpads, this update is worth it. It took me a while to justify the cost, already owning the first Apple Trackpad. When I finally purchased, I never thought once about returning it. Not only is the battery life after full charge much longer than this trackpad's predecessor, you never have to remove batteries to replace or charge. As simple as it could be with the original trackpad, it always felt mildly infuriating to stop mid project to replace batteries. With Apple's newest trackpad, just plug in the included lighting to usb cable and it instantly pairs with your Mac, or recharges the internal battery while you continue work. The fit and finish is beautiful. The angle this new trackpad sits is less severe than its predecessor. And, the built in "Force Touch" is remarkable; you'll swear there's a spring in there somewhere. Get one if you're curious or need a trackpad — I don't think you'll be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Upgrade from Previous Models, but some issues

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    TheGadgeteer
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    I'll start off by saying that this is one sweet trackpad upgrade from the previous models!. Overall performance, and the extra real estate along with the 3D touch style integration is awesome! It also, of course, retains the gesture functionality still, which is good. I have only two problems with this new model: 1) It's way too expensive for what it is by at least $40-$50 bucks. This should really be priced more between $80-$90 dollar range IMHO. 2) For this price point on a peripheral, I'm concerned with longevity of the sealed battery for this product. How long will it last before it won't hold it's charge anymore? What is the Apple policy for battery replacement at that point? Would it even be worth trying to get it serviced? I'm hoping that when that day inevitably comes, I can at least just leave it hooked up to the computer via the lightning cable and use it as a wired trackpad at that point. Until that time comes though, there's no real way to test that theory out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Prefer native trackpad

    Posted
    Paul

    It has all the features of a trackpad on the MacBook Pro series (at least the ones I use without the touchbar) but I find it is not as sensitive for fine movements, I have seen others comment on that and I can verify that. Trying to get fine placement of items in a powerpoint presentation is frustrating. Do not have that experience on the macbook trackpad. However, I find it WAY better than using a mouse especially with all the gestures you can use to find what you are looking for on a busy desktop. I returned it after 2 weeks. I put away my old bluetooth keyboard and am now using the native keyboard which i find inferior to the older ones. Much noisier and I do not like how they resized the arrow keys. Guess I am just cranky. Been using macs since 1984 with my 512K "fat mac."

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice... way better than a mouse.

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    Gracie
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    I bought this to go with an iMac purchase. Originally I had gotten a "Magic Mouse" which was all fine and well... but then I had to relocate the system to another desk in the house with some serious space constraints. Enter the trackpad. Simply amazing. Very little real estate need, works with all of the Apple gestures, the quality and sensitivity is very accurate on this pad. Smooth as silk in movement. Can be used wireless (requires occasional recharge) or can be used "tethered" to the IMac with its charging cable. I've found I'm actually way more accurate on the trackpad than when I'm sliding a mouse on the desk... which is great as I spend a lot of time doing photo touch-ups where a gentle touch comes in handy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for me

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    NotAFanBoy
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    About me: I am an analyst and developer, I use my Macbook Pro 2016 +1 monitor at least 8 hours a day. I got the trackpad because my laptop is docked and its usually my keyboard and mouse. I love the gestures with the touchpad and find the wrist movements with mouse and lifting it constantly strains my wrist. I absolutely love the Trackpad 2. I find I am able to quickly navigate my monitor, use simple gestures for multi-tasking and editing documents. It is perfect for my day to day work . Pros: -I love having a touchpad and its just like having an independent Macbook touchpad. -Has Force Touch and the pad locks when turned off (won't click). -Battery lasts a long time, I charged it almost 2 weeks ago and I am only down to about 78%. Cons -When moving a document between screens I run out of trackpad real estate and it doesn't always allow me to use a second finger to keep guiding it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly Smooth

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    millertime
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    I hate to sound too subjective, but this trackpad is just smooth! I also own a Macbook Pro, so I wanted to experience that awesome trackpad at my iMac. I threw the mouse in the drawer and took the plunge, knowing I'd have to learn a few more shortcuts (you have to use the trackpad to one side of the keyboard, so it's not the most natural thing at first). It didn't take long to do, and now, as a consequence, it's much easier to use my laptop! I will also point out that I use this with a 3 monitor setup, so there is no bumping the mouse into the keyboard or knocking over your soda as you move from monitor to monitor. I'm hooked!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade

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    AlwaysSnowing
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    I've been using an older version of the Apple Trackpad that I purchased several years ago. One of my rubber boots would come loose from my heavy use and I'd stuff it back in with a paper clip. So when I passed along my 2009 iMac, and purchased a new 2017 iMac, I treated myself further and added on a wireless numeric keyboard and this new trackpad. The rubber boots are no longer there, so the one slightly weak area has been address. It works perfectly. If you purchase one, you can teach yourself the myriad of functions within the System Preferences Trackpad section. While using a Trackpad, I have become less and less aware of the Trackpad. A mouse always was very obvious and slightly awkward. I find the trackpad to be more of a natural extension of myself and I've not felt the carpal tunnel fatigue that I used to experience with a mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend