Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) Review

The Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad (T651) is a trackpad for Mac and is retailing for S$98, the Windows equivalent is Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad (T650) is retailing slightly more expensive, for S$109.

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac is an alternative to the Apple Magic Trackpad which is also retailing for the same price of S$98.

The trackpad supports all multi-touch gestures for OS X. In addition, you can customise the multi-touch gestures via the Logitech Preference Manager, which is a separate download. However in my test, out of the box, it will only support two-finger scroll, the rest of the gestures doesn’t work like the three-finger swipe.

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - Box Front
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – Box Front

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - Box Back
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – Box Back

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - Box Contents
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – Box Contents

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - Front View
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – Front View

Sliding your fingers across the surface of the trackpad is smooth, it is pretty much the same smoothness as on the Apple Magic Trackpad.

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - Back View
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – Back View

Like the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard, it also feature a physical on/off switch.

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - On/Off Switch
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – On/Off Switch

Again, similar to the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard, it feature a built-in battery so you do not need to worry about bringing spare batteries. You can always charge the trackpad with the included micro USB cable when the battery runs out. The battery life lasts longer than the Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard. A full charge of the built-in battery last me about 100 hours.

From the picture above, you will notice that the trackpad is mainly made of plastic (black portion) with a thick glass at the top (grey portion). The glass is very much thicker than that of the Apple Magic Trackpad.

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - MicroUSB Charging Port
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – MicroUSB Charging Port

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) -  With Apple Magic Trackpad
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – With Apple Magic Trackpad

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - With Apple Magic Trackpad
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – With Apple Magic Trackpad

Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) - With Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard (K811)
Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac (T651) – With Logitech Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboard (K811)

Summary
Priced at S$98, the Logitech Rechargeable Trackpad for Mac is a good alternative to the Apple Magic Trackpad which is also priced at S$98. I like the built-in battery and physical on/off switch of this trackpad but I like the build quality of the Apple Magic Trackpad. The much thicker glass on this trackpad doesn’t really makes much of a difference.

Pros:

  • Built-in battery
  • Physical on/off switch

Cons:

  • Build quality loses to Apple Magic Trackpad
  • Requires Logitech Preference Manager to support all the multi-touch gestures
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