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 105 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 mouse for Mac with a wireless connection that we’ve tested is the Apple Magic Mouse 2. This mouse has a very sleek and simple design that fits well in most work setups and is great for carrying with you. It feels remarkably well-built and solid, and it's particularly well-suited for a fingertip grip, as any hand size should be able to comfortably use it this way.
The whole body of the mouse acts as an easy-to-use tactile surface that recognizes many different gesture commands. You can use it for vertical or horizontal scrolling, and you can also enable the one big button to act as both a left and a right click. This mouse can only be used via Bluetooth, so you don't have to worry about a receiver or a cable. It also automatically shuts down after a period of inactivity to conserve battery life.
Unfortunately, its slim profile isn't the most comfortable and isn't well-suited for a palm or a claw grip. It also doesn't come with any companion software, so the customization options are very limited, and it has bad click latency, though this shouldn't impact most people for regular, everyday use. All in all, this is a good option for traveling 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 automatically switches to infinite 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 Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless is the best gaming mouse for MacBook Pro we've tested. Its compact design makes it great for traveling, and it feels very well-built overall. It's particularly well-suited for a claw grip, as any hand size should be able to use it comfortably and reach all the buttons. This mouse can be used wired or wirelessly via Bluetooth or its USB receiver.
The click latency is amazingly low, and it should feel very responsive whichever way you connect it. It has a wide CPI range, though it can only be adjusted by steps of 200, and its sensor is very consistent whether you move the mouse quickly or slowly. It has two side buttons, a CPI switch button, and a wheel click. All of them can be reprogrammed within the customization software, which is available on macOS.
Unfortunately, because it's fairly small, people with medium and large hands may find it a bit uncomfortable to use with a palm grip. It lacks onboard memory, so your settings won't remain if you switch computers. It also has a very high lift-off distance, meaning your cursor could move while repositioning the mouse. That said, this is still an impressive mouse if you plan on gaming on your MacBook Pro.
If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, check out the Corsair KATAR PRO Wireless. It doesn't feel as comfortable as the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless, and you can't use it wired, but it has onboard memory and is generally sold at a lower price. It's a low-profile mouse with an ambidextrous design that can be used via Bluetooth or with its USB receiver. It's well-suited for a fingertip grip, though people with small and medium hands can also use it with a palm or a claw grip. It's somewhat heavy, but it's still very good for traveling since it's small and wireless. It has a wide CPI range adjustable by steps of 100 and practically no CPI variation, which is remarkable. Unfortunately, the lift-off distance is fairly high, so the sensor may track your movements when you're repositioning it. On the plus side, the click latency is excellent, and the maximum polling rate is very high.
If you want a more comfortable and versatile gaming mouse for your MacBook Pro, check out the HARPOON RGB, but if you would like something cheaper and prefer to have onboard memory, then the KATAR PRO is a good option for you.
The best mouse for MacBook Pro that we've tested in the budget category is the Logitech Pebble M350. Its design is somewhat unusual, with a very low profile and a slight slant forward that make it well-suited for a fingertip grip. It's also fairly lightweight and very easy to transport with you since it's wireless and has such a thin shape.
It connects via Bluetooth or with its USB receiver, and there's a button on the bottom to easily switch between connection types. It uses one AA battery for power, which is great if you don't want to worry about a charging cable. It's also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, though it doesn't have any companion software on either OS.
Unfortunately, it's not the most comfortable option, and it's nearly impossible to use it with a palm or a claw grip. Also, it has a very low polling rate, so you could end up with choppy cursor movements, and the click latency is higher than many other mice. That said, most people shouldn't notice those things with normal use. All in all, it's great if you need a lower-price option to pair with your MacBook Pro.
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.
Nov 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.
Oct 30, 2020: Replaced the SteelSeries Rival 3 with the SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless in the Notable Mentions.
Mar 30, 2020: Removed picks that require additional USB-C to USB-A dongles. Replaced 'Best Gaming' with Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless and 'Best Budget' with Logitech Pebble M350, removed the Rival 3 as 'Wired Alternative'. Added Notable Mentions.
Feb 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.