If you use a Macbook 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 and is much better for tasks that require more accuracy, like using Adobe Photoshop or gaming. As all new MacBook Pros only have USB-C ports, the best mouse for MacBook Air or MacBook Pro needs to have a Bluetooth connection, so you can easily pair your mouse without the need for dongles and USB receivers. We only included options that have Bluetooth support in this list. Most are also either rechargeable via USB or can last for months off of AA or AAA batteries.
We've tested over 200 mice, and below you'll find the best mouse for 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 Bluetooth mouse for Mac and Macbook Pro that we’ve tested is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. The body is aluminum and acrylic, and it feels remarkably well-built. The design is slim and sleek, so it fits easily into most laptop bags for easy portability. It should be comfortable for all hand sizes with a fingertip grip.
Performance-wise, it has bad click latency, the polling rate is extremely low, and both the polling rate and CPI settings are fixed and can't be adjusted. However, for everyday browsing and productivity tasks, these settings shouldn’t be noticeable. The entire top surface of the mouse is tactile, and you can use gesture controls to scroll and switch between applications. Though there is only one button, it does function as both an L/R click button.
Unfortunately, it isn’t suited for use with a claw or palm grip due to its low profile and slim width. Additionally, the charging port is on the bottom, so you can’t use the mouse while it charges. With that said, it’s a highly portable and popular option that works well if you travel with your Mac.
If you prefer a more comfortable wireless mouse, consider the Logitech MX Master 3. It's bulkier and heavier than the Apple Magic Mouse 2, making it more difficult to bring along, but it has a much more comfortable-feeling, ergonomic shape with a large thumb rest and a rounded back. Although it doesn't have touch gestures, there's a button on the thumb rest that enables gesture commands, which you can easily edit with the Logitech Options software. Its mouse wheel automatically unlocks for free scrolling when necessary, letting you navigate through long documents with ease. There's also a second scroll wheel above the side buttons. Also, its click latency is much lower, which should help make it feel more responsive.
If you want a low-profile mouse that's easy to bring for travel alongside your MacBook Pro, get the Apple. However, if you prefer something that's much more ergonomic, go with the Logitech.
The best mouse for MacBook for gaming that we've tested is the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. It has a compact and comfortable right-handed shape with a thumb rest, and it's easy to slip into laptop cases or bags. It's best suited for a claw grip for all hand sizes, but it's also suitable for a palm grip for smaller hands and a fingertip for medium to extra-large-sized hands.
It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth, but you can also use it in wired mode with its charging cable. It has two side buttons on the left and a button to cycle between CPI settings behind the scroll wheel. Its mouse feet glide smoothly on mousepads and directly on desks, and it has a storage compartment for its USB receiver when it's not in use. Performance-wise, it has low click latency, a wide CPI range, and you can adjust the CPI by increments of 200 within the customization software, which is compatible with Windows and macOS.
Unfortunately, it has a high lift-off distance, so the sensor may track your mouse movements when you reposition your mouse. Also, there's no onboard memory, so you'll need to install the software on any computer you use if you'd like to use custom settings. Nevertheless, this has mouse has great overall gaming performance in a portable package, making it the best gaming mouse for Mac we've tested.
If you want a gaming mouse for your MacBook Pro that's more affordable, consider the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless. It isn't as comfortable as the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless, and there's a bit of rattle when you shake it, but it's cheaper, and you can store custom profiles to its onboard memory. Unlike the HARPOON, the KATAR is a symmetrical mouse without a thumb rest, and it's good for use with a fingertip grip for all hand sizes. Also, it uses a single AA battery and doesn't come with a charging cable. You can adjust the CPI in intervals of 100, and it also has a lower latency on Bluetooth which should help make it feel more responsive. There's almost no variation between fast and slow movements, so quick movements should be consistent and accurate.
If you're looking for a better-built and more comfortable mouse for gaming on your MacBook Pro, go with the HARPOON RGB. If you're on a budget and want to store custom profiles on its onboard memory for easy switching between devices, go with the KATAR PRO.
In the budget category, the best mouse for Mac we’ve tested is the Logitech Pebble M350. It has a low-profile design that’s suitable for all hand sizes using a fingertip grip. It connects wirelessly using either its dedicated USB receiver or Bluetooth, and it uses a single AA battery for power, so you won’t need to worry about carrying around cables. It’s also extremely portable and should fit easily into most laptop bags.
In terms of performance, it’s not an ideal choice for gaming as it has a low, fixed polling rate and a high click latency. However, for casual browsing and productivity tasks, these shortcomings shouldn’t be noticeable. Although there isn’t any customization software, the mouse is fully compatible with Windows and macOS and should handle basic tasks well.
Unfortunately, the size and design of the mouse may not be comfortable for long periods of use, and it isn’t suitable for anything but a fingertip grip. It also lacks side buttons, and the scroll wheel doesn’t unlock for free scrolling like more premium Logitech offerings. While it may not be the best wireless mouse for Mac overall, it's still a great budget option for travelers and Mac users.
Oct 08, 2021: Verified picks for accuracy and availability; updated text for clarity. No changes to picks.
Sep 10, 2021: Updated the text for clarity and confirmed each pick remains the best option currently available for each category.
Aug 12, 2021: Verified availability and accuracy of picks, and updated text for clarity.
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.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best mice for Mac 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.