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 65 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. Apple's mouse is explicitly made to work with their computers and connects via Bluetooth, eliminating the need for any dongles or USB receivers. Its fairly unique design does away with any noticeable buttons or wheels, and the entire top of the mouse is a touch-sensitive surface, allowing you to mimic the touch gestures that you use with your MacBook's trackpad.
It looks and feels very premium and well-built, and is made of a mix of metal and acrylic. It's fairly lightweight, and its low profile allows it to easily slide into most laptop bags and cases. Since the entire touch surface is used for scrolling, it allows for both vertical as well as horizontal scrolling, which can be helpful when editing videos or working on large spreadsheets.
Unfortunately, its performance isn't great, and it has fairly high latency and CPI. That being said, you can change the sensitivity within your MacBook's settings, and the click latency likely won't be noticeable with everyday, casual use. Due to its low back, it's also designed for a fingertip grip and might be uncomfortable during long periods. Overall, if you want a portable wireless mouse for your MacBook that maintains the touch gestures you've gotten used to, this is a good option.
If you use your MacBook for extended periods and want something more ergonomic and comfortable, get the Logitech MX Master 3. It's not as good at browsing documents or as lightweight as the Apple Magic Mouse 2, but it's a far better ergonomic mouse to use in the office. It should feel comfortable to use for a long time and was designed with a palm grip in mind. Unlike the Apple, it has a wide customizable CPI range, making this mouse great for both working and casual gaming. Its companion software is also fully compatible with macOS, meaning you can easily customize the mouse the way you want. If you're in the habit of switching between your MacBook and a desktop, then it'll benefit you as it works with both Bluetooth and its included USB receiver.
Overall, the Apple has touch gestures and is much easier to take with you thanks to its size and weight. However, if you're more invested in comfort and ergonomics, as well as better performance, then get the Logitech.
The best mouse for MacBook Pro for gaming that we've tested so far is the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. The click latency is so low, even over Bluetooth, that competitive gamers shouldn't notice delays with any type of game. Because of this, you won't have to worry about buying additional receivers or dongles for the mouse. The design also allows for any hand size to use a claw grip comfortably. It's also very lightweight and its battery can be recharged via USB.
It has excellent performance and also has a wide adjustable CPI range. It comes with companion software which you can install directly onto any Mac computer. From here, you can adjust the RGB lighting settings and reprogram all six of its buttons, which you'll want to do if you plan on using it for MMOs. It can be paired with its USB receiver for desktop use and paired with a laptop over Bluetooth, allowing for quick and easy use.
However, it may not feel the most comfortable for gamers looking to play for extended periods due to its small design. A more comfortable alternative would be the Logitech G Pro Wireless, but its software doesn't work with macOS, and it doesn't have Bluetooth support. That said, the Corsair is small enough to easily toss into your laptop bag and provides a very good gaming performance.
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 it's one of the smallest mice we've reviewed and is a great traveling companion. The mouse is so small that it should practically only be used with a fingertip grip, although small hands should be able to have good control with a claw grip. People with extra-large hands should look somewhere else for a mouse, as this one is probably too small. It's a bit heavier than the Corsair, partly due to the fact that it requires two AA batteries for power. Unfortunately, while this mouse supports Bluetooth, we've heard reports of difficulties when trying to connect via Bluetooth with a computer running macOS version 10.15.1. We found that while the mouse works with its USB receiver, we were unable to get our macOS 10.15.1 MacBook to connect to it via Bluetooth.
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 which you can easily toss into most laptop bags, get the Razer.
If you're looking for a mouse to use with your Mac but don't want to break the bank, check out the Logitech Pebble M350. This mouse has a very low profile and small form factor, which makes it easy to slide it in a laptop bag, but isn't the most comfortable design to use for hours at a time.
This wireless-only Bluetooth mouse can be paired directly to your Mac without the need for any receivers or dongles. The on/off switch is positioned on the bottom of the mouse, and there's also a button to switch between connection types. It's a similar shape and size to the Apple Magic Mouse 2 but comes in a wider variety of colors. However, while it feels like it should be sturdy enough for regular use, it's made of cheap plastic and feels fairly flimsy overall. It also doesn't have its own companion software, so you can't make any changes to its buttons or performance.
It doesn't have any extra 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.
08/07/2020: 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 mice reviews. 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.