July 27th 2010 9:56 am

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Engadget says:

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In all, at the $69 price tag it's difficult to call something like this a must-have -- it's a niche product for a niche user. quote


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6.0
Engadget Jul 30, 2010

In all, at the $69 price tag it's difficult to call something like this a must-have -- it's a niche product for a niche user.

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8.0
Macworld Jul 29, 2010

If you're a big fan of the Multi-Touch trackpads on Apple's current laptop models, and you've ever thought to yourself, "I wish Apple would make a trackpad for my desktop Mac," the Magic Trackpad is for you.

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8.0
PC Mag Jul 28, 2010

If you're a Mac user who's more comfortable using a trackpad than a mouse, get yourself to your local Apple store and pick up the Magic Trackpad.

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8.0
Gizmodo Jul 29, 2010

If you don't mind the Apple's styling price premium over Wacom's plastic black slate, and don't care about where your trackpad is located, you will be happy with this one. But if you are looking for the laptop experience on your desktop computer, pass.

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7.0
Ars Technica Jul 29, 2010

If you have $70 burning a hole in your pocket, you love Apple's aesthetic designs, and you can't live without multitouch gestures on your Mac desktop, it could be a nice thing to have—kind of like the treadmill in your living room that is destined for a life as a clothes hanger...

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7.0
CNET Jul 28, 2010

Apple's Magic Trackpad offers all the functionality of a MacBook clickpad in a standalone Bluetooth device. For most people, however, it's not worth the pricey upgrade over an existing mouse.

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8.0
SlashGear Jul 28, 2010

As it stands, though, the Apple Magic Trackpad is a strong addition to the company’s concise portfolio of branded peripherals... Unless you’re dead-set on using a mouse, I wholeheartedly recommend the Magic Trackpad, hence giving it two-thumbs up.

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8.0
JustinCarone JustinCarone

The large, smooth surface of the Trackpad is a pleasure to use for short bursts and with specific applications. The most useful feature of the Trackpad though is not natively supported as well as it should be in Snow Leopard, and that is multifinger gestures. Apple's bundled gestures are limited,...

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9.0
johanejohansson johanejohansson

One of my favorite products of all time, but the relative lack of precision is annoying. The problem is that the physical buttons are located in the feet, closest to the wrists, thus furthest away from the fingers, making physical taps unnecessarily hard. Taps and swipes are simply amazing but...

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10
webpoet73 webpoet73

Works exactly like the trackpad on my Macbook Pro. I rarely use a mouse now. In fact, using a mouse now seems unnatural. I have no cons on this device.

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9.0
BearsFan34 BearsFan34

I use a Magic Trackpad on a 2006 (!!!) 17" MacBook Pro that still churns along. It's brought 2012 functionality to a 6-year-old computer. The angle I have to have my right wrist at is a little iffy, but overall I'm thrilled with the Magic Trackpad.

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10
markowski markowski

I really like it - I wish I could utilize the surface as a numeric pad (that is missing from the wireless keyboard in my opinion) as an option....

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10
wallalj wallalj

Making the switch from the magic mouse to the trackpad is a bit difficult. However, the reason I bought the trackpad was to control my Mac mini that I use as a HTPC. That being said, it's dream to be able to pick up the trackpad while on the couch and tap to click. Much easier than using a...

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