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 included 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 60 mice so far, and below you'll find the best mouse for MacBook Pro. Also see our recommendations for the best mouse, the best wireless mouse, the best ergonomic mouse, and the best wired mouse.
The best mouse for MacBook Pro with a wireless connection 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 a Lightning cable, 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 MacBook's 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.
If you use your mouse for extended periods and want something more comfortable and ergonomic, go with the Logitech MX Master 3. It doesn't support all of Apple's touch gestures like the Apple Magic Mouse 2, and it isn't nearly as travel-friendly, but its ergonomic shape is much more comfortable for extended use, and it's much more suitable for palm or claw grip. Like the other mouse, it supports a Bluetooth connection so you don't need any USB dongles or receivers for your newer MacBook. While it doesn't have the touch-sensitive gestures of the Magic Mouse, it has a horizontal scroll wheel by the thumb rest, as well as two side buttons that can be customized via Logitech's Options software, which is fully compatible with macOS. It has a lower click latency and better CPI performance than Apple's mouse, though this likely won't matter too much for average office use or web surfing.
If you want a more portable mouse that's fully compatible with all of Apple's touch gestures, go with the Apple mouse, but if you find that it causes soreness during extended work days, the Logitech is a more comfortable and ergonomic option for using at home.
The best mouse for MacBook Pro for gaming that we've tested so far is the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. This portable wireless gaming mouse has a low 16ms click latency even when used over Bluetooth, so you won't need to worry about plugging in any additional dongles or receivers to use it. It feels well-built and should be suitable for any hand size when used with a claw grip. It's fairly lightweight and has a rechargeable battery, which is great.
Its performance is excellent, and it has a wide adjustable CPI range. You can install its companion software directly onto any Mac computer, which allows you to adjust its RGB lighting as well as reprogram all of its six buttons. Unfortunately, it may not be the most comfortable for extended periods due to its small and portable design, but it's small enough to easily fit into most laptop cases.
If you want something lighter and more comfortable, the Logitech G Pro Wireless offers much better gaming performance overall, but its software isn't compatible with macOS, and the mouse requires a dongle as it doesn't support Bluetooth. Overall, if you want a well-performing wireless gaming mouse that you can take around with you and easily pair to your MacBook Pro without the need for additional dongles or receivers, the Corsair is a great option.
If you game a lot on-the-go and want a more travel-friendly alternative for your MacBook Pro, get the Razer Atheris. It doesn't have rechargeable batteries like the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless, and its click latency is a bit higher, but its smaller design makes it easier to toss into a laptop case, and it still supports Bluetooth so you can connect it to your MacBook without the need for dongles. Unfortunately, fans of a palm or claw grip will have a hard time due to its small size, but it's suitable for fingertip for everyone except those with extra-large hands. While it's smaller than the Corsair, it is a bit heavier, partly due to the fact that it requires two AA batteries for power. On the upside, this means that you can easily swap out your batteries when the mouse dies, which can be helpful if you're traveling.
If you prefer using a claw or palm grip, or want a slightly better-performing mouse for at gaming at home, go with the Corsair, but if you want something a bit smaller that you can easily toss into most laptop bags, get the Razer.
The best mouse for Mac in the budget category that we've tested so far is the Logitech Pebble M350. This Bluetooth mouse can be paired directly to your Mac without the need for any receivers or dongles, and is a similar shape and size to the Apple Magic Mouse 2, but comes in a wider variety of colors. It's well-suited for all hand sizes with a fingertip grip and is powered by a single AA battery than can easily be swapped out.
While it feels sturdy enough for regular use, it's made out of cheap plastic and feels fairly flimsy overall. Unfortunately, it doesn't have its own companion software, so you can't make any changes to its buttons or performance. While its click latency will be more than quick enough for regular use, its set CPI is fairly high, though you can adjust the sensitivity of your cursor within macOS' settings.
It doesn't have any additional buttons, and its mouse wheel doesn't support horizontal scrolling or left/right tilt clicks. Overall, while this mouse doesn't feel as premium or high-end as some other options on this list, it provides decent value given its budget price point, and its small size and Bluetooth connection make it great for taking with you on-the-go.
05/11/2020: Minor text updates for verification and clarification; no changes in product picks.
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 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.