“I got Apple’s new Magic Trackpad and Magic Keyboard yesterday,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “I like the keyboard a lot, but I really don’t like the trackpad, and I’m planning to return it. It’s too wide, the Force Touch feature is useless, and it’s way too expensive. ($129 in the US; £109 here.)”
“But why, exactly, is it so expensive? What’s so special about it?” McElhearn writes. “Is it the Force Touch technology? If so, then it’s simply wasted. I quickly found that Force Touch gets invoked when I manipulate items in the Finder (Command-click one item, then the next, and drag them; Quick Look pops up). If I were to keep this trackpad, I’d have to turn that feature off, since I often click and drag items in the Finder.”
McElhearn writes, “Unless there’s some hidden feature in the new Magic Trackpad, it’s an overpriced device, poorly designed, which isn’t at all practical.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’re mouse people, generally. Our Magic Trackpads get very little use. Heavy trackpad users, have you tried Apple’s new Magic Trackpad 2, yet?
We do find it difficult to believe that Apple’s Jony Ive would allow Apple to release a “poorly designed” trackpad in 2015.