Pros Great ergonomics, low profile, easy setup, multi-touch gestures are great
Cons Could have been a bit cheaper, but hey it's Apple.
Summary Once setup properly (tap to click, 2 finger for right click, and using 3 and 4 finger gestures) this device is incredible. I love using 4 fingers for expose and for clearing my desktop, 3 finger dragging is very useful.
I find this faster to work on than a mouse. I am very surprised the CNET reviewer didn't mention how useful those 3-4 finger movements are. This is not a 3.5 star device guys, it's superior to a mouse. just make sure you configure the advanced features in the software.
Pros easy to configure, wireless, intuitive, doesn't tire you out. Easy learning curve.
Cons Not quite as precise as a mouse. Not a 100% replacement for me.
Summary The magic trackpad works even better than the already excellent trackpad on a Macbook Pro. It's bigger, you can put it on your knee with your legs crossed and it works fine (try that with a mouse!) Scrolling and pinching/expanding work as expected. Apple has something here. Why go with a touch screen (and get fingerprints all over it) when this device works even better? My magic mouse is sitting on my desk right net to the trackpad, but I use it very rarely. Took only about an hour for it to become truly second nature. Highly recommended.
Pros - Precise
- Inertia Scrolling
- Awesome with Photoshop
- Many different gestures that are easy and intuitive
Cons I haven't found any yet.
Summary Working on my desktop is a more pleasant and natural experience. Congratulations to Apple on another terrific product.
"Awesome product!"on by saylrmen
Pros Outstanding ease of use, tracking is perfect. Pinch & Zoom (in/out). No need to move your hand around a mouse pad.
Cons I haven't found any.
Summary Great stuff! Have been waiting for this one ever since I got my MacBook Pro. No need for a mouse any more. Took this out for a test drive in Photoshop editing a picture that required a lot of retouching... great performance. Tracking is precise and the ability to quickly zoom in and out with a pinch is great. I fine tuned my settings to use Tap to Click vs. click and I enabled Dragging with a double tap of one finger.
Very very nice!
Pros Lines up nicely with apple wireless keyboard.
Multi touch gestures are fantastic
Wonderful, smooth glass surface
Cons Right clicking is a hassle.
Summary A wonderful alternative to the mouse, the Magic Trackpad is great for anybody that surfs the web often and for people that want a great companion device for OSX Lion with all of its multitouch gesture glory. It is super easy to set up, but if you play first person shooters on your computer, the right click can be a hassle. However Magicprefs can make the trackpad easier to game with and decrease the right clicking difficulty. Overall is another revolutionary Apple accessory.