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 70 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. It's explicitly made to work with their computers and connects via Bluetooth, eliminating the need for any dongles or USB receivers. Its fairly unique design removes any noticeable buttons or wheels, and the entire top is a touch-sensitive surface, allowing you to mimic the touch gestures that you use with your MacBook's trackpad.
It looks and feels 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. Because of its low back, it's also designed for a fingertip grip and might be uncomfortable during long periods. That said, you can change the sensitivity within your MacBook's settings, and the click latency likely won't be noticeable with everyday, casual use. Overall, if you want the best wireless mouse for MacBook that maintains the touch gestures you've gotten used to, this is a good option.
If you use your MacBook Pro for long sessions at a time and want a more comfortable mouse, check out the Logitech MX Master 3. Although its bulky, large size makes it harder to slide into your laptop bag and it's heavier than the Apple Magic Mouse 2, its ergonomic design makes it much more comfortable for office use, and it can be used with a palm grip. It has a wide CPI range that can be adjusted in increments of 50 with six programmable buttons that you can customize through the Logitech Options software, which is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS.
If you prefer a fingertip grip mouse that is easy to travel with and has similar gesture controls to the MacBook trackpad, get the Apple. If you're looking for an ergonomic option designed for a palm grip that's compatible with both Windows and macOS, get the Logitech.
The best gaming mouse for MacBook Pro that we've tested is the Corsair HARPOON RGB Wireless. It's a very good choice for gaming and is great to travel with. It has a compact design and is made entirely of good quality matte plastic. There's an RGB-lit logo on the back and six programmable buttons around the body. It's decently comfortable and all hand sizes should have no problem using it in a claw grip.
Its performance is outstanding, with a wide CPI range and a high maximum polling rate. Also, the click latency is quite low, no matter if you're using it over Bluetooth, wired, or the proprietary USB receiver. It's also fully compatible with the impressive Corsair iCUE compaction software, where you can customize the RGB lighting and polling rate to a maximum of five profiles. Like the software, the mouse is fully compatible with Windows and macOS.
Unfortunately, it doesn't have onboard memory, so any custom settings you set from the software won't save when you move to a different computer. The included cable is decent, but is quite rigid and maintains a lot of the packaging kinks. Because of its compact size, those with large hands won't be able to use it in a palm grip, and the same goes for small hands when using a fingertip grip. That said, whether you're playing MMOs or FPS games, this is a very good choice if you plan on gaming on your MacBook Pro.
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. It's so small 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, as this one is probably too small. It's a bit heavy, partly because it needs two AA batteries for power. Unfortunately, while it 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, go with the Corsair, but if you want something a bit smaller, which you can easily toss into most laptop bags, get the Razer.
The best mouse for MacBook Pro in the budget category that we've tested is the Logitech Pebble M350. Thanks to its lightweight and compact design, it's great to slide into your laptop bag since it won't take up much room. Its low-profile and flat shape make it perfect for a fingertip grip for any hand size, but it isn't great for any other types.
It's completely wireless and gives you the option to use via Bluetooth or a USB receiver. Its click latency is decently low over Bluetooth, so you shouldn't notice any delays, especially for casual use. It's also fully compatible with both Windows and macOS, which is great if you use both operating systems and don't want to constantly switch mice when working between the two. Also, the Pebble M350 comes in off-white, graphite, blue, or rose-pink to help you match the color to your MacBook Pro.
Unfortunately, its wheel is low-profile and has very simple functions, as it cannot be unlocked and has no vertical tilt. It also has a non-adjustable CPI, and its error percentage is over 10%, though this should be fine for day-to-day use. Overall, this is a good budget mouse for a MacBook Pro since it's great for traveling and supports Bluetooth connectivity.
10/02/2020: 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.