I came across a Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac for $39.99, and given that it reviews well and is just over half the cost of an Apple Magic Trackpad, I figured I’d give it a shot.

I don’t like it. I haven’t used a Magic Trackpad much, but I’ve used the trackpads in MacBooks for years now, and the Logitech one comes nowhere near it.

  • Clicks are really mushy. Most of the time I can’t feel the click happening at all.
  • Multi-touch gestures don’t fire reliably.
  • In Safari, trying to two-finger scroll back or forth through history locks up the touchpad for every tab in that window. Also, the tab that I tried to scroll on will get stuck completely: can’t navigate away from the page, and it ends up looking like it’s midway through the scroll.

All that was after installing the latest version of Logitech Preference Manager, so drivers should have been squared away nicely.

I gave up on it after half an hour; it’s going back to the store.