If you use an Apple laptop and travel a lot, you may prefer using a mouse instead of your MacBook's trackpad. In the past, finding accessories for your Mac could be a challenge; now, almost every mouse will work with Apple devices, at least partially. Using a mouse instead of your MacBook's trackpad can cause less fatigue as well as being much easier for tasks that require more accuracy, like Adobe Photoshop or gaming. As all new MacBook Pros only have USB-C ports, we only include mice that utilize a Bluetooth connection, so you can easily pair your mouse without the need for dongles and USB receivers. Most are also either rechargeable via USB or can last for months off of AA batteries.
We've tested over 150 mice, and below you'll find the best mouse for your MacBook Pro. Also, make sure to check out our recommendations for the best mouse, the best wireless mouse, and the best ergonomic mouse.
The best mouse for MacBook Pro with a wireless connection that we've tested is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. This mouse feels remarkably well-built, made of aluminum and acrylic, and is very slim and portable, making it easy to carry around with you. Its design is sleek and simple but is only suitable for a fingertip grip for any hand size.
The entire surface is tactile, which recognizes many gestures for easy navigation, including scrolling and switching between applications. As a result, there's only one physical button that can act as a left or right click if enabled within macOS and no physical scroll wheel. Its laser sensor has only one set CPI and a low maximum polling rate, and since the sensor is located near the top, it may take some while to get used to. You can only connect it to a PC wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Unfortunately, because it's so slim, it isn't very comfortable and isn't suited for a palm or claw grip. The charging port is also located underneath the mouse, which might be an inconvenience if you need to charge it while working. Also, its click latency is quite bad, but this shouldn't be a problem for everyday use. That said, this is a good option if you travel with your Mac, and it's also one of the best wireless mice we've tested.
If you want a wireless mouse that feels more comfortable, check out the Logitech MX Master 3. It's much bigger and heavier than the Apple Magic Mouse 2, but it has an ergonomic shape with a rounded back and a large thumb rest that makes it incredibly comfortable. The Logitech is a wireless-only mouse that's fairly versatile. It has six programmable inputs, supports gesture-enabled commands, and has a horizontal scroll wheel for side-scrolling. The main wheel also automatically switches to free scrolling when needed, which can be very useful for long documents. Unfortunately, due to its large size, smaller hands may struggle to use it with any grip style, but it's very well-suited for people with medium and large hands using a palm or a claw grip.
If you want a small, travel-friendly mouse to use with your MacBook Pro, get the Apple, but if you prefer something a lot more comfortable to use, go with the Logitech.
The best mouse for MacBook for gaming that we've tested is the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. It's easy to bring around in a laptop bag, with a compact design and slight right-handed slant that make it amazingly comfortable. It's best suited for a claw grip, with any hand size able to use it comfortably and reach all the buttons.
You can plug it in with a micro-USB cable to use it in wired mode, but you can also use it wirelessly via the included receiver or Bluetooth. It has a wide CPI range and a high max polling rate, and is very consistent between slow and fast movements, while its feet provide a good gliding experience. It has two side buttons for extra inputs and has amazingly low latency, whether wired or wireless via Bluetooth or its receiver. The Corsair iCUE software is fully compatible with macOS, so you can customize various options like RGB lighting or button assignments.
Unfortunately, it lacks onboard memory, so your settings won't save between computers. Also, it has a very high lift-off distance, so your cursor could move while you reposition the mouse. Because it's fairly small, people with larger hands might find it difficult to use it with a palm grip. That said, this is still a great mouse if you plan on playing games on your MacBook Pro.
If you're looking for a more affordable alternative, check out the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless. It may not feel as comfortable as the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless, and it can't be used wired to save battery life, but it's less expensive and has onboard storage for profile settings. It has a low profile and an ambidextrous shape that's well-suited for all grip types. However, those with larger hands may find it too small for a comfortable claw grip and may struggle to reach the scroll wheel and side buttons using a palm grip. It connects wirelessly with the included USB receiver or via Bluetooth and has a single AA battery. Unfortunately, it lacks RGB lighting, and the lift-off distance is quite high, so the sensor may still track movement when you try to reposition it. That said, it also has excellent click latency, and the CPI has a wide range, almost no variation whether you're moving your cursor fast or slow, and you can adjust it by increments of 100.
If you're looking for a more versatile and comfortable gaming mouse for your MacBook Pro, get the HARPOON RGB, but if you're interested in a cheaper option and prefer onboard memory for your settings, go with the KATAR PRO.
The best mouse for Mac in the budget category that we've tested is the Logitech Pebble M350. It's lightweight, portable, and has a compact shape. It also has a low profile that slants forward slightly, making it well-suited to a fingertip grip, which should be comfortable for everyone to use, regardless of hand size.
It uses a single AA battery, so you don't have to carry around a charging cable. It connects wirelessly, either with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and there's a button on the bottom to switch between connection types. It's compatible with Windows and macOS, but there isn't any software for customization.
Unfortunately, it isn't very comfortable to use for longer periods, and due to its shape, it isn't suitable for grip types other than a fingertip grip. It also has a low maximum polling rate and only a decent click latency, which may not make it the best choice for competitive gamers, but this is unlikely to impact most people's experience performing everyday tasks. All in all, it's a great choice if you need an affordable and travel-friendly option for your MacBook Pro.
Jun 29, 2021: Added the ROCCAT Kone Pro Air and the Logitech Precision Pro to Notable Mentions. Verified accuracy and availability of picks, and updated text for clarity.
Apr 30, 2021: Verified product availability and made minor text updates for clarity and relevance.
Apr 01, 2021: Added the SteelSeries Aerox 3 Wireless and the Logitech G603 LIGHTSPEED to Notable Mentions.
Mar 02, 2021: Verified that picks were still available and updated text for clarity.
Feb 12, 2021: Minor text updates for verification and clarification; no changes in product picks.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best mice for MacBook Pro for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper mouse wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no mice that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all the mice we've tested with Bluetooth. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no mouse is perfect for every use, most mice are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.