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 90 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, the best ergonomic mouse, and the best wired mouse.
The best wireless mouse for MacBook Pro that we’ve tested is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. This sleek and professional-looking model is specifically designed for Apple devices and has a tactile surface that mimics your MacBook Pro’s trackpad. It’s fairly lightweight and has a very slim and compact design that’s good for traveling, as it will easily fit into most laptop bags. It also connects via Bluetooth, so you don’t have to worry about a receiver or a cable, and it’s rechargeable, so no need to change the battery.
It feels remarkably solid and well-built, as it’s made out of aluminum and acrylic and has a premium feel to it. As mentioned before, the whole body acts as an easy-to-use tactile touch control that recognizes many different gestures, and you can even use it as a vertical or horizontal scroll wheel. There’s only one physical button, but you can enable it to act as both a left and right-side click.
Unfortunately, it’s only reasonably comfortable, and it's not well-suited for a traditional palm grip or a claw grip, though any hand size should be able to use it with a fingertip grip. The mouse also has a high click latency, fixed CPI setting, and low polling rate. However, this likely won't be noticeable to most people for regular, everyday use. All in all, this is a good option for traveling with your MacBook Pro, and it’s also one of the best wireless mice we’ve tested.
If you’re looking for a more ergonomic alternative to use with your MacBook Pro, check out the Logitech MX Master 3. It's not nearly as portable and doesn’t have a touch-sensitive surface like the Apple Magic Mouse 2, but it’s much more comfortable and more versatile as it’s fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. The Logitech feels very well-built and has a few programmable buttons, as well as gesture-enabled commands. There's also a thumb wheel for side-scrolling, and the main scroll wheel automatically switches to infinite scroll mode when needed, which can be quite useful for long documents. The sensor has good performance with a CPI range that’s adjustable by steps of 50, and that’s quite consistent. Unfortunately, the mouse is rather large and bulky, so it’s not the best fit for smaller hands. However, medium and large-sized hands should be able to use it comfortably with a palm or a claw grip.
If you want a travel-friendly mouse that you can use almost like a trackpad with your MacBook Pro, get the Apple, but if you prefer something more comfortable that’s compatible with both Windows and macOS, go with the Logitech.
The best gaming mouse for MacBook Pro is the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. Thanks to its compact and wireless design, it's very portable, and you should have no problem sliding it into most laptop cases. There's a bit of wobble on the L/R click buttons, but otherwise, it feels very well built. It has two buttons on its left side, as well as a scroll wheel and a CPI switch button. It's decently comfortable, and all hand sizes should be able to use it with a claw grip.
It has an excellently low click latency, and it should feel responsive whether you use it via Bluetooth, its USB receiver, or wired. It has a very high polling rate, a wide CPI range, and one of the lowest CPI variations we've tested. Through the Corsair iCUE software, which is fully compatible with macOS, you can reprogram all of its buttons and customize the RGB lighting to your liking.
Unfortunately, due to its compact size, large and extra-large hands can't use it in a palm grip, and small hands will struggle with a fingertip grip. Also, it doesn't have any on-board memory, so any custom settings you set won't save when you move to another computer. It has a very high lift-off distance, which may not be ideal for gaming. Nonetheless, it's still a great gaming mouse if you play video games on your MacBook Pro.
If you want an even cheaper mouse, consider the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless. Although it doesn't feel as well-built and uses disposable batteries instead of rechargeable ones, it has on-board memory and is more affordable than the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. This wireless-only model has a wide CPI range that can be adjusted in increments of 100 and includes an excellently low click latency that should feel very responsive for gaming. Since it has on-board memory, you can maintain your settings when you move to another computer without needing to install the Corsair iCUE software. Sadly, it doesn't have RGB lighting on its logo like the HARPOON does.
If you're looking for a well-built gaming mouse with a rechargeable battery, get the HARPOON RGB Wireless, but if you want something cheaper that has on-board memory, go with the KATAR PRO Wireless.
The Logitech Pebble M350 is the best mouse for MacBook Pro in the budget category that we've tested. This lightweight, low-profile model is great for travel since it should fit without issue in your laptop bag. Its shape makes it best suited for a fingertip grip, and it may not be comfortable with any other grip type. It comes in off-white, graphite, blue-gray, or rose, so you can match it with the color or skin of your MacBook Pro.
It's fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, which is helpful if you often switch computers. It has fantastic wireless connectivity options, letting you pair to your MacBook Pro via Bluetooth or its USB receiver. Its click latency over Bluetooth should be low enough to feel responsive during day-to-day tasks. Its click noise is very quiet, so it shouldn't bother those around you while in a noise-sensitive area.
Unfortunately, its low-profile design doesn't provide the best comfort, so you may not feel comfortable using it for long periods. While the frame feels mostly solid, the top cover feels flimsy and fragile. Also, its sensor can't be customized at all, so you can't adjust the CPI or polling rate to your liking. That said, this is still a great mouse if you're on a budget and looking for something you can slide into your laptop bag without any fuss.
01/14/2021: Minor text updates for verification and clarification; no changes in product picks.
11/27/2020: Replaced the Razer Atheris with the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless for 'More Travel-Friendly Alternative' and moved the Razer Atheris to Notable Mentions.
10/30/2020: Replaced the SteelSeries Rival 3 with the SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless in the Notable Mentions.
03/30/2020: Removed picks that require additional USB-C to USB-A dongles. Replaced 'Best Gaming' with Corsair HARPOON and 'Best Budget' with Logitech Pebble M350, removed the Rival 3 as 'Wired Alternative'. Added Notable Mentions.
02/17/2020: Added the SteelSeries Rival 3 as a budget alternative.
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.