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The 6 Best Mice For MacBook Pro - Spring 2020
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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 can cause less fatigue as well as being much easier for tasks that require more accuracy, like Adobe Photoshop or gaming. Many wireless mice utilize multiple connectivity options, including Bluetooth, so you can easily pair your mouse without the need for dongles or USB receivers, and most are either rechargeable via USB or can last for months off a single AA battery.

We've tested over 40 mice so far, and below you'll find the best wireless mouse to buy in 2020. See our recommendations for the best mouse, the best wireless mouse, the best ergonomic mouse, and the best wired mouse.


  1. Best Wireless Mouse For MacBook Pro: Apple Magic Mouse 2

    Test Methodology v0.8.1
    5.1
    Mixed Usage
    6.0
    Office/Multimedia
    7.6
    Travel
    4.8
    Video Games (FPS)
    2.5
    Video Games (MMO)
    5.9
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best wireless mouse for MacBook Pro that we've tested to date is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. This mouse connects to your MacBook via Bluetooth, so you don't need any dongles or USB receivers to use it. It looks and feels very premium and has a great build quality that should be able to withstand being tossed into a laptop case and brought around with you. The built-in battery is rechargeable via Lightning, so you don't need to bring more cables with you as you can use your iPhone charging cable to charge up your mouse, which is nice.

    The entire surface of this mouse is a tactile touch-sensitive area that allows you to mimic most of the touch-based gestures that you use on your trackpad, including horizontal scroll. Unfortunately, the CPI is locked at 1300, though this is likely fine for most people, and you can adjust the sensitivity via a slider within the macOS settings window. It also doesn't have the greatest click latency, though again this won't be noticeable in normal use and likely would only be noticeable during competitive gaming, which this mouse isn't designed for.

    The low profile and sleek design of this mouse mean it's only suited for fingertip grip and may not be the most ergonomic for longer sessions, but it also helps make it nice and small for tossing into a laptop case or bag. While it doesn't have the performance of some other mice, its Bluetooth connectivity, touch gestures, premium design, and small form factor make it a great companion to your MacBook Pro.

    See our review

  2. More Ergonomic Alternative: Logitech MX Master 3

    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    If you want something more comfortable for extended use, go for the Logitech MX Master 3. It isn't as portable as the Apple Magic Mouse 2 and it doesn't have the macOS touch gestures, but it's much more ergonomic and comfortable for long work sessions. It can be used via Bluetooth, so you don't need to use any USB dongles. It has a horizontal scroll wheel and multiple buttons that can be programmed within the Logitech Options software, which is fully compatible with macOS. It's fairly large, but if you have a larger laptop case you should still be able to fit it in a side pocket. It feels even better built than the Apple mouse. It's a fairly expensive mouse, but you can often find the Logitech MX Master 2S on sale for much cheaper; its buttons are a bit more awkwardly placed, but it performs similarly and may be worth considering as well.

    If you want something small and portable that is compatible with macOS' touch gestures, get the Apple mouse, but if you find your hand gets cramped up after hours of use and want something more ergonomic, you may want to consider the Logitech.

    See our review

  3. Best Gaming Mouse For MacBook Pro: Logitech G Pro Wireless

    Test Methodology v0.8.1
    8.2
    Mixed Usage
    8.0
    Office/Multimedia
    7.8
    Travel
    8.5
    Video Games (FPS)
    8.6
    Video Games (MMO)
    8.3
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best gaming mouse for MacBook Pro we've tested so far is the Logitech G Pro Wireless. This wireless mouse has one of the best overall performance we've seen so far, and its software is macOS compatible. It allows you to customize the mouse's performance and RGB lighting to your preference. It's a comfortable mouse to use for long periods and is very well built.

    The click latency is also very low, making it feel very responsive, which is impressive for a wireless mouse. It has a set of two side buttons on each side, and you can choose between having the buttons sticking out of the mouse's body, or having them sit flush. The mouse is also light, which is nice.

    Unfortunately, most recent MacBook Pros don't have a USB-A port anymore. This means that you'll probably need to buy an adapter to plug in this mouse's receiver and the charging cable. Nevertheless, if you don't mind getting one, or if you have an older computer that does have the required port, this is one of the best gaming mice for MacBook Pro.

    See our review

  4. More Travel-Friendly Alternative: Razer Atheris

    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    If you want a gaming mouse for your MacBook Pro but need something more portable, check out the Razer Atheris. While its software isn't available on macOS, this mouse is still a great travel companion thanks to its very small size. Even without software compatibility, all buttons should work as intended on Macbook, although you won't be able to reprogram them unless you do it on a Windows PC and then use the mouse on macOS. However, like the Logitech G Pro Wireless, you might need an adapter to use it with its proprietary dongle. On the upside, this mouse is also Bluetooth-compatible, so you might not even need the dongle. Also, its overall performance is great, although its very small body might not be suitable for people with larger hands.

    If you want the best performance and customizability, go for the Logitech, but if you travel a lot and want to play games here and there, the Razer might be a better option.

    See our review

  5. Best Budget Mouse For MacBook Pro: Logitech M510

    Test Methodology v0.8.1
    6.7
    Mixed Usage
    7.1
    Office/Multimedia
    7.1
    Travel
    5.8
    Video Games (FPS)
    6.6
    Video Games (MMO)
    4.2
    Ultra-Light Gaming
    Connectivity Wireless
    Type
    Standard

    The best mouse for Mac in the budget category that we've tested so far is the Logitech M510. This wireless mouse is fairly small, so you can easily toss it into most laptop cases, and it's available in a fairly wide range of colors to match your style. Its scroll wheel has an L/R tilt for horizontal scrolling, and it has two side buttons that can be programmed to various commands through the Logitech Options software, which works great on macOS.

    Unfortunately, this mouse doesn't have Bluetooth, so you'll have to plug the included USB receiver into your MacBook. This means that if you have a newer MacBook Pro that only has USB-C ports, you'll need a USB-C to USB-A dongle as well. It's a decent mouse for people with most hand sizes, though very large hands will likely have to use it in the fingertip grip to get a comfortable hold. It uses a single AA battery, which Logitech claims can last up to two years, and means you can easily swap it out when traveling without having to wait for it to charge.

    While not as customizable as some gaming options, this mouse still has a surprising amount of customization options. You can adjust the CPI, and every button other than the L/R click can be programmed, including the mouse wheel tilt. While it's not as low-profile as the Apple Magic Mouse 2 and it can't handle all of macOS' touch gestures, this is still a decent mouse if you want something wireless without breaking the bank.

    See our review

  6. Wired Alternative: SteelSeries Rival 3

    Connectivity Wired
    Type
    Standard

    If you're looking for a wired alternative, the SteelSeries Rival 3 is a good mouse for any type of use. It's not wireless like the Logitech M510, but with one of the lowest CPI errors we've tested so far, the sensor on this mouse is outstanding and would please any type of user. The SteelSeries software makes this mouse fully customizable, and with on-board memory for key bindings, you can use it on multiple computers. Unfortunately, it doesn't save macros. It's similar in size to the Logitech, with an ambidextrous design, but the side buttons are difficult to press and the low scroll profile may not be suited for everyone. This mouse is amazing for people who use the claw and fingertip grip.

    If you're looking for a wireless budget mouse for the MacBook Pro, the Logitech is a good choice. However, if you prefer wired mice, the SteelSeries is also a good pick.

    See our review

All Reviews

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 our reviews of mice. 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.

Recent Updates

03/09/2020: Minor text updates for verification and clarification, no changes in picks.

02/17/2020: Updated our picks after testing more products. Added the SteelSeries Rival 3 as a budget alternative.

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