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After years of using a Macbook, I've become quite accustomed to the Magic Trackpad. So, when I had the opportunity to upgrade my office desktop peripherals, I decided to make the switch. However, after about two days of use, I realized that this might not have been for the better.
Although the gestures' capability added more functionality in interacting with programs, there were multiple instances when the trackpad would lose connection to my Mac Pro. This wasn't very enjoyable. Additionally, I found using the trackpad uncomfortable after long seven-hour sessions.
I was skeptical but not anymore. It just works so perfectly. The only downside is that you have to jump through hoops to make it work with full features on Windows. By default you'll only get basic functionalities, no multiple fingers. You need to either install drivers from a github or pay 10$/year for a dedicated software, which is annoying.
I have used the earlier Apple Track Pad (the one that used 2 AA batteries) for many years successfully. It got to the place where it seemed like I was having to replace batteries too often, so I decided to get a rechargeable one. I have a rechargeable Logitech keyboard (MX Keys) which I purchased from Amazon (which I have been very satisfied with). So why not a rechargeable track pad, as well? This one is about 50% wider than the old version and the surface is a smooth white finish rather than a buffed aluminum finish. My only initial reservation is that the "touch" is different and I find myself pressing too hard. After discovering this and the fact I could adjust the touch (somewhat) in System Preferences, the two of us are getting used to each other and I feel certain it will prove to my an enhancement to my former experience. But there is less tactile feedback when pressed. I probably use it 4 hours per day so it looks like it will need recharging (with a lightning/USB cable) about every two weeks. I charge my keyboard weekly, so this is no problem (my keyboard uses USB-C instead of lightning so they don't conflict with each other when charging at the same time). The track pad is made with typical Apple quality with typical Apple packaging. After some initial behavior adjustment, I am very satisfied with this item.
It is a shame to sell a product as new and deliver a used product. The packaging came out different from normal apple products in addition to being in someone else's name. I had to rename it after I installed on my macbook. A SHAME. And who is the seller? Amazon. I am disappointed with this kind of selling used make-up on new ones. The product itself is good but honesty is also of high value, which was lacking here in this transaction. We have to check everything because trust is being lost with the volume ...
After using a mouse with the Magic Keyboard and iPad Pro 12.9 I decided to switch to a trackpad. The trackpad on the keyboard is very good but on the smaller side, having the much larger Apple trackpad gives me much more freedom as well as the ability to use the same gesture-based shortcuts. This, for my workflow, has been working excellently. The trackpad pairs with the tablet with no issues so far and lasts for me at least a few weeks of daily usage before I need to charge it. It will work while being charged which is nice and the battery life is displayed along with other devices in the IOS battery widget.
I have an update to my original review of this product. After requesting an RMA and UPS sending verification that I had returned the trackpad, a new replacement was sent the same day. After installing the new trackpad 2 on my Mac Mini 2018 system, all works great now and the trackpad no longer has issues. So it seems the original one sent to me was defective and that was the only problem. Thank you Amazon for making the return process so easy, fast and reliable!
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Had a touchpad before that was not an Apple brand and I always had difficulties with it. Started to use a mouse to navigate Apple OS. Didn't like it either. Bought this Apple touchpad and it just works like all Apple products. Very accurate and battery lasts a long time before recharging. I recommend.