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Best Mouse for Mac and MacBook 2023

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Looking for a mouse that works with your Mac? Here are the best Mac mice, including Apple’s Magic Trackpad, Magic Mouse and some great alternatives to Apple’s mice.

By Cliff Joseph

Macworld FEB 28, 2023 8:57 am PST

If you’re looking for a mouse for a Mac or MacBook, you’ve got plenty of options beyond Apple’s Magic Mouse.

These days most mice will work on either Mac or PC, so you’ve got access to just about the entire PC mouse market, from wired to wireless, trackpads to trackballs, and even over-the-top dedicated gaming mice.

A lot of people prefer using a mouse to their laptop’s trackpad. A mouse makes things much easier and just feels comfortable and familiar. But for some mice can be an ergonomic nightmare, so luckily there are alternatives.

Beware of the cheapest wireless mice out there. Many require a nano receiver to plug into a USB port on the computer, and newer MacBooks have just one or two USB-C ports, rather than the required old-school USB-A. Ideally, you’ll want a Bluetooth-compatible mouse to connect to a MacBook.

We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite mice below, from Apple and beyond, so take a look.

If you’re trying to get the hang of your Apple-friendly mouse, incidentally, you may want to know how to right-click on a Mac. We also have a round up of the best deals for Apple accessories like the Magic Mouse, Magic Keyboard and the Magic Trackpad. We also have a round up of the Best Keyboards for Mac.

1. Logitech MX Master 3 – Best Mouse for Mac

Pros

  • Mac version of the Options app
  • High speed mode
  • Horizontal scrolling

Cons

  • Right-handed users only

Most conventional two-button mice will work with a Mac without needing any additional software, but more advanced mice that have additional buttons and controls do need an app that will allow you to program those extra buttons to work the way that you want.

Logitech therefore takes top spot in this review of best mice for the Mac, simply by virtue of the fact that it’s one of the few manufacturers that includes a proper Mac version of its Options app for its mice (and keyboards too).

Mind you, its MX range of mice are also very well designed, with no less than three versions of the current MX Master 3 now available. All three versions have the same basic design – which is for right-handed users only, unfortunately – so make sure you choose the correct model before pressing the Buy button.

The mouse has a smoothly curved surface that fits the palm of the hand very well, along with a thumb-rest for extra comfort. It has the usual left/right buttons and a scroll wheel, but the scroll-wheel works in two different modes, with a high-speed mode for zooming through long documents and web pages, as well as a slower mode that provides greater precision and tactile feedback.

There’s also a second wheel on the side, which allows you to scroll horizontally – which is great for photo-editing and graphics work – and two more buttons that can be programmed using the Options app. Battery life is good too, at around two months – twice that of Apple’s Magic Mouse or Trackpad.

The original version (which we are looking at here), was launched in 2019 and is simply called the MX Master 3. This costs £119.99, and is still the model that we’d recommend for most users, as it includes both Bluetooth and a small USB wireless transmitter that provides greater security and reliability than Bluetooth.

However, Logitech has added two other models since then, including the
MX Master 3 For Mac, which is the same price but only has Bluetooth connectivity, and a more Mac-like Space Grey colour scheme. And, just recently, Logitech launched the
MX Master 3 For Business, which costs around £130, but includes a special ‘Bolt’ USB transmitter that provides super-strong security features for business users. Prices vary a lot online, though, so it’s worth shopping around before buying.

2. Apple Magic Trackpad 2021 – Best Trackpad

Pros

  • Useful gestures and scrolling options
  • Rechargeable battery life is about a month

Cons

  • Expensive

It’s pretty expensive, but Apple’s Magic Trackpad avoids the mistakes that it tends to make with its mice. The latest version of the Magic Trackpad isn’t much different from its predecessors, simply switching to a USB-C-to-Lightning cable for charging, and opting for more smoothly rounded corners that match Apple’s latest keyboard designs.

The design still works well though, with a large surface area that measures 160mm wide and 115mm deep, so you have plenty of room to comfortably control your on-screen cursor and to use the various ‘gestures’ that are the Magic Trackpad’s greatest strength.

As well as the usual left and right mouse clicks, the Magic Trackpad lets you use two fingers to scroll up/down or left/right, which is great for photo-editing and other types of graphics work.

You can also zoom in or out on images or web pages by ‘pinching’ in or out with two fingers, or move back/forwards through a series of web pages by flicking left/right with two fingers. And, as well as being touch-sensitive, the Magic Trackpad is also pressure-sensitive, so you can ‘force-click’ by pressing and holding on documents to activate the Mac’s Quick Look previews, or even to look up words in a dictionary.

The low-profile design may not suit everyone, but the versatility of the Magic Trackpad makes it a great alternative to a conventional mouse, especially for left-handed users.

The rechargeable battery lasts for about a month at a time – and, unlike Apple’s Magic Mouse, its Lightning port is on the back edge of the trackpad, which means that you can actually charge it up and continue to use it at the same time.

3. Logitech MX Anywhere 3 – Best Portable Mouse

Pros

  • Streamlined shape
  • High-speed mode
  • 70 day battery life with quick charge mode

Cons

  • No USB wireless transmitter

Logitech’s portable MX Anywhere 2S was already on our list of best mice for the Mac, and the new MX Anywhere 3 that was launched towards the end of 2021 actually manages to improve on that winning formula.

The design of the mouse has been fine-tuned a little, with a slightly more streamlined shape, while the two side buttons seem to be a little further back and closer to my thumb, making it easier and more comfortable to use.

The compact little mouse still manages to find room for four buttons, all of which can be programmed using Logitech’s Options app.

The scrolling wheel also works in two modes, with a high-speed mode that lets you quickly zoom through long documents, or a slower, more precise mode that works well for graphics and photo-editing. It doesn’t have the second scroll wheel found on the larger MX Master 3, which allows you to scroll horizontally as well. But, if you press and hold one of the side buttons while scrolling, you’ll find that the main scrolling wheel temporarily switches to horizontal scrolling as well.

Battery life is around 70 days – twice that of Apple’s Magic Mouse – and its quick-charge mode will give you three hours of use after just one minute of charging time, which is great when you’re travelling with your MacBook.

Like the larger MX Master 3, the Anywhere 3 is available in three versions, with the white
MX Anywhere 3 For Mac costing £89.99 and simply offering basic Bluetooth connectivity.

But, for the same price, you can buy the standard
MX Anywhere 3, which is available in a number of different colours, and includes both Bluetooth and a separate USB wireless transmitter.

There’s also a brand new
MX Anywhere 3 For Business, which costs around £110, and uses Logitech’s Bolt wireless transmitter to provide additional security features for business users who might be travelling with important data on their laptop.

4. Steelseries Aerox 3 – Great For Gaming

Pros

  • Comfortable to use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • App works on Macs, but isn’t very easy to use

Strictly speaking, the Aerox 3 from SteelSeries is very much designed as a gaming mouse, however its sleek, lightweight design is so comfortable to use that we can recommend it as a good all-round mouse for other tasks too.

Available in Onyx or Snow – aka black or white – the Aerox has a perforated shell that keeps its weight down to just 59g – compared to 99g for Apple’s Magic Mouse – so that gamers can respond quickly with just light movements of their fingers. I mostly play RPGs these days, which don’t really require lightning fast reflexes, but I still found the lightweight Aerox really comfortable to use, both for gaming and general office work too.

The mouse doesn’t compromise to achieve that low weight though, providing an IP54 rating for resistance to water, dust and any other nastiness that might gum up the works, and a sturdy, braided USB cable.

The model that we review here is a simple wired mouse, priced at £59.99/$29.99. There’s a USB-C interface on the mouse itself, although the braided cable has a USB-A interface for connecting to a Mac or PC, so you might need an adapter if your Mac only has USB-C. However, there’s also a wireless version available for £99.99/$99.99.

Like a conventional mouse, the Aerox includes standard Left and Right mouse buttons, along with a scrolling wheel, and there’s a third button on top of the mouse that can be used to adjust the speed of the mouse cursor as it moves around the screen. There are also two buttons on the side of the mouse that you can control with your thumb – although this is where things get a little complicated.

We were pleased to find that the SteelSeries GG app does run on Macs from Catalina onwards and allows you to record ‘macro’ commands for all the buttons on the mouse (although you need to check this FAQ for Mac-specific installation instructions). The app isn’t easy to use though, and is primarily aimed at hardcore gamers for high-speed action games, so SteelSeries could do a bit more to make this smartly designed mouse more accessible for the rest of us.

5. Keychron M3 Wireless Mouse

Pros

  • Adjustable tracking speed beyond what macOS offers
  • Good price
  • Comfortable
  • Option to use a 2.4GHz wireless connection

Cons

  • Software utility is not available until June 2023

Keychron’s wireless mouse, the M3, is a high-performing alternative to Apple’s Magic Mouse. It was made with PC gaming in mind, but it can be used on a Mac without any major operational issues.

There’s an optional RGB light that shines through cutouts along the M3’s edges and the scroll wheel, this light can change colors while in use, or toggle between different lighting modes via a button underneath the scroll wheel. This is the kind of aesthetic that is popular in the gaming community, but it nicely complements the colorful iMacs.

There is a PAW3395DM optical sensor, which supports 26,000 dpi resolution–a huge boost over the Magic Mouse with its 1,300 dpi resolution. The higher the resolution, the more sensitive the mouse is to hand movement, this is another bonus for gamers. Tracking is also super fast, rated at 650 inches per second. If that is too fast, the M3’s tracking speed is adjustable. It also offers another gaming-focused feature–an adjustable polling rate.

We found the higher profile to be more comfortable in the hand than the Magic Mouse. The built-in battery is rated at 70 hours and charges through a USB-C slot on the top end of the mouse (adapter included).

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6. Satechi M1 Bluetooth Wireless Mouse – Best Cheap Wireless Mouse

Pros

  • Allows for very accurate scrolling
  • Curved ergonomic design
  • USB-C charging

Cons

  • Was disconcertingly fast at first

Satechi’s USB-C aluminium M1 Bluetooth Wireless Mouse comes with an old-fashioned scroll wheel, which the company claims will offer faster and more accurate scrolling and tracking.

The cursor fairly flies around the screen as I move the M1 – much faster than my Apple mouse, and almost disconcertingly at first. It feels like it floats across my desk, and allows for more accurate scrolling than Apple’s.

As it can also be a Windows mouse, it has a right button – handy for the extra controls that you’d usually need to press Ctrl to access using Apple’s one-button device.

The M1 mouse has a pleasingly curved ergonomic design, making it fine for both left- and right-handed users. Its aluminium body is available in silver, something similar to Apple’s Space Grey, Gold and Rose Gold colours so can attractively match your Mac or MacBook.

There are no removable batteries, so you recharge via USB-C (cable included), which is better placed than the Magic Mouse 2’s frustrating equivalent. Satechi’s use of USB-C is also a more modern move.

It uses Bluetooth 4.0 so has a range of 32 feet.

7. Apple Magic Mouse 3 – Best Apple Mouse

Pros

  • Sleek and elegant design
  • Top of the mouse acts like a trackpad
  • Touch controls allow vertical and horizontal scrolling

Cons

  • Terrible design choice with the position of the charging port
  • Not so comfortable if you have large hands

Apple’s legendary design skills often seem to desert it when it comes to mice and keyboards. We’re old enough to remember the daft, circular ‘hockey-puck’ mouse from 1998 and, almost 25 years later, the latest version of the Magic Mouse is still marred by a terrible design decision that really leaves you wondering – “what were they thinking?”.

To be fair, the Magic Mouse looks sleek and elegant, the way an Apple product should. There are no old-fashioned buttons or scroll-wheels to spoil the mouse’s streamlined design, as the entire top panel acts like a small, touch-sensitive trackpad.

The low-profile design won’t suit people with larger hands, but the touch controls do work very well, allowing you to scroll both horizontally and vertically simply by flicking your finger in the required direction.

You can control other gestures, such as zooming and switching between applications, by using the Mouse Preferences panel on the Mac. The button-free design also means that the Magic Mouse is suitable for both left- and right-handed users too.

The “incredibly long-lasting” rechargeable battery only lasts for about a month at a time – which would be fine if it weren’t for one thing. The mouse still has a Lightning connector for charging the internal battery, although the mid-2021 update switched over to a USB-C-to-Lightning charging cable for newer Macs with USB-C.

But, bizarrely, Apple left the Lightning port on the underside of the mouse – which means that you can’t use the mouse while it’s charging, as you have to flip it over on to its side in order to insert the cable. It’s a mind-bogglingly bad design and explains why rivals such as Logitech dominate the market for Mac mice and keyboards.

In March 2022 Apple introduced a new black version of the Magic Mouse.

8. Logitech Lift

Pros

  • Ergonomic design to reduce RSI
  • Universal and Mac versions available
  • Programmable buttons

Cons

  • May be small for some users

There are two versions of Logitech’s ergonomic Lift mouse – a universal model that is available in a number of different colors and works with both Macs and Windows (and Linux), and the gleaming white Lift For Mac model shown here, that is designed specifically for Mac users.

The basic design of both models is the same, though, with the top surface of the mouse tilted by 570 into an upright handshake position that helps to reduce strain on the wrist. Along with the standard left and right mouse buttons and scrolling wheel, the Lift has two additional buttons that sit just by your thumb. By default, these extra buttons are set up to work as Back/Forward buttons for your web browser, but you can use Logitech’s Options+ app to customise all the buttons if you need to. And, thankfully, the latest version of the Options+ app – for macOS 10.15 or later – is a lot more Mac-friendly than it used to be, so getting all those buttons set up the way you like is now very straightforward.

Both models cost $69.99/£69.99, but while the Mac and universal versions of the Lift look virtually identical, the universal version actually has a couple of additional features that make it better value for money. The Lift For Mac just uses Bluetooth, but the universal version also includes a Bolt USB adaptor that provides an alternate type of wireless connection that is more reliable and more secure than Bluetooth. The universal model is also available with a left-handed version, while the Mac version is just right-handed only. You can get the standard Lift from Amazon U.S. or Amazon U.K.

Our only complaint is that the Lift is designed for small to medium hands, so if – like me – you find it a little small, then you might need to look at the larger, and more expensive, MX Vertical ergonomic mouse instead.

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Everybody needs a mouse. Even the simplest computing—web browsing, word processing, dragging files—is made better with a precise, comfortable way to control your cursor. On a Mac, you have a couple of very special options in Apple’s Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad, but there’s also a wider world of Mac-compatible mice that offer features and benefits you won’t find on Apple’s peripherals.

Whether you’re looking for a little bit of that classic Apple “magic” or something new, here are our top recommendations for Mac-friendly mice, followed by what you need to know about picking a mouse for your Mac.

Deeper Dive: Our Top Tested Picks

Logitech MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse

Best Overall Mouse for Mac

5.0 Exemplary

Bottom Line:

Silent buttons and an 8,000dpi sensor bring Logitech’s flagship MX Master 3S Wireless Mouse just one or two clicks from perfection.

PROS

  • Remarkable comfort and battery life
  • Perfectly precise electromagnetic scroll wheel
  • Ultra-customizable for different apps
  • Works with multiple devices and operating systems

CONS

  • Lefties need not apply
  • No place to store the USB dongle
  • Fans of tactile clicks may prefer the older version

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Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball

Best Classic Trackball for Mac

4. 5 Outstanding

Bottom Line:

Wrist need a rest? The Kensington Expert Mouse Wireless Trackball has everything you need to make the fingers-only trackball experience your own.

PROS

  • Comfortable design, including game-changing scrolling ring
  • Bluetooth and 2.4GHz wireless
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • Lots of customization available via config software

CONS

  • Relies on disposable batteries (may be a pro to some)
  • Noisy click panels

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Logitech Ergo M575

Best Thumb-Style Trackball for Mac

4.0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

The Logitech Ergo M575 is a well-built, more ergonomic alternative to a traditional mouse that’s held back only by a design that won’t quite fit everyone’s hands or workflows.

PROS

  • Ergonomic design
  • Solid construction
  • Supports both Bluetooth and Logitech’s USB Unifying receiver

CONS

  • Thumb-ball design isn’t for everyone
  • No support for wired connections

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Logitech MX Anywhere 3 Wireless Mouse

Best Mobile Mouse for Mac

4. 0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

Logitech’s professional travel mouse takes features and specs from the company’s best mouse, the MX Master 3, and wraps them in a compact body.

PROS

  • Electromagnetic scroll wheel
  • Horizontal scroll feature
  • Small and light
  • Useful Logitech Flow feature
  • Great battery life

CONS

  • Small shape compromises comfort
  • No dongle storage

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HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse

Best Budget Gaming Mouse for Mac

4.5 Outstanding

Bottom Line:

Lightweight, comfortable, and reasonably priced, the HyperX Pulsefire Haste is the best esports mouse to come along in some time.

PROS

  • Extremely light
  • Terrific sensor for the price
  • Onboard memory
  • Stylish honeycomb chassis

CONS

  • Chassis shape could use a bit more support
  • Little RGB lighting

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Razer Basilisk Ultimate Wireless Gaming Mouse

Best Wireless Gaming Mouse for Mac

4. 5 Outstanding

Bottom Line:

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate is a killer, all-purpose wireless gaming mouse for serious PC gamers driven to pull out all the stops.

PROS

  • Great hand fit and feel, with solid thumb support.
  • Nifty charging dock.
  • Wheel-tilt inputs.
  • Strong new sensor.
  • Wireless operation without noticeable input lag.

CONS

  • Pricey.
  • DPI paddle could be a little short for your hand.

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Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro

Best Wireless Esports Mouse for Mac

4.0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

The Razer DeathAdder V3 Pro delivers a bevy of improvements to Razer’s long running gaming-mouse line that, while not essential, help solidify its spot at the top of the food chain.

PROS

  • Enhanced ergonomic design
  • Tons of improvements
  • True 4,000Hz polling rate (with Hyperpolling dongle)
  • Lightweight

CONS

  • Expensive
  • Improvements aren’t really game-changers
  • Hyperpolling wireless dongle sold separately

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Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro SE

Best Wireless Gaming Mouse With Wireless Charging

4. 0 Excellent

Bottom Line:

With an upgraded sensor and remodeled side buttons, Corsair’s Dark Core RGB Pro SE updates a great mouse to keep it in the front rank.

PROS

  • Remodeled side macro buttons
  • Very good price
  • Qi wireless charging
  • Highly customizable lighting
  • Built-in dongle storage

CONS

  • Textured grip is a bit slippery
  • Fewer buttons than the first Dark Core
  • No really big changes

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Apple Magic Mouse 2

The Apple Classic Mouse

3.5 Good

Bottom Line:

The Apple Magic Mouse 2 looks and feels the same as its predecessor, and now comes with rechargeable batteries. Its minimalist design may not be comfortable for everyone, however, and the Lightning port isn’t in the best location.

PROS

  • Rechargeable battery.
  • Multitouch surface.
  • Good for both left- and right-handed use.
  • Automatically pairs with Macs via Bluetooth.
  • Ships with Lightning-to-USB cable.

CONS

  • Requires OS X El Capitan or later.
  • Cannot use the mouse while it is charging.
  • Shallow design doesn’t fill the curve of your hand.

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Apple Magic Trackpad 2

The Apple Classic Touchpad

3.5 Good

Bottom Line:

The Magic Trackpad 2 is larger than its predecessor, and adds a rechargeable internal battery and Force Click, but it’s nearly twice the price.

PROS

  • Attractive, minimalist design.
  • Larger active surface area than the previous model.
  • Quick setup.
  • Supports Force Click and multitouch gestures.
  • Internal rechargeable battery.
  • Includes Lightning charging cable.

CONS

  • Expensive.
  • Requires El Capitan and Bluetooth 4.0 to work.

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Buying Guide: The Best Mice for Macs in 2023

The first word in any conversation about mice for Macs has to be “Magic.” Apple’s Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad have been around for many years now and serve as the de facto standard for Mac users looking for a mouse. The Magic devices have a key feature that only a few other mice even try to replicate: gesture controls. You can swipe in different directions along the top of the Magic Mouse, as you would with a laptop touch pad, to trigger shortcuts and hotkeys. 

The Magic Trackpad, being the touch pad it is, takes things a step further, allowing you to fully replicate the laptop touch-pad experience in a desktop setup. Both devices fit in quite nicely with most of Apple’s computers, completing that sleek silver-and-white signature Apple look. If you think of a MacBook laptop of some kind as your “default” computer setup, the Magic Mouse is a best-of-both-worlds scenario. You get the more accurate, comfortable scrolling that comes with using a mouse, while also having access to those familiar swipes and taps.


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Our take on that question: The Magic Mouse 2 is perfectly fine, but it’s not outstanding. It has some weird quirks other devices simply don’t, the biggest one being that you need to flip it over to charge it. (Most wireless mice have charging ports on the front edge, so you can keep using them while they’re plugged in. Not the Magic Mouse 2.) And if you want to go beyond the basics for increased productivity, improved ergonomics, or hardcore gaming, mice from other manufacturers more effectively cater to those needs.

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Many elite productivity mice allow you to connect wirelessly to multiple computers and quickly switch between or among them. Also, in the gaming world, customization is very important, and it can be helpful to have extra buttons for hotkeys or custom commands. And if long-term computer use has taken its toll and you feel pain when holding a mouse, a vertical mouse or a wrist-stilling trackball can help reduce strain on your hand and wrist.

Each of these categories is a world unto itself, with its own specific qualities and eccentricities. To find out more about what makes them great (and how to pick the right one), also check out our guides to the best mice, the best gaming mice for Macs, and the best ergonomic mice.


How to Pick a Good Mouse for the Mac

Setting aside the unique features and benefits of different types of mice (including Apple’s), keep a few basic criteria in mind when picking among any set of mice. Though many macOS and Windows users assume the two operating systems are wildly different, some concepts, as related to mousing, are the same across the board.

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The most important element of a mouse is its shape. Does it feel comfortable in your hand? Are the buttons laid out in such a way that you can reach them all easily without adjusting your hand, bending your fingers into awkward positions, or overextending? A well-shaped mouse guides your hand into a specific grip that doesn’t force you to squeeze it to grip it, and it makes every input easy to use.

Internally, mouse performance all comes down to its optical sensor, which tracks your mouse’s movement relative to the surface below it. (For a deeper discussion of mouse resolution, see our buying guide to the best overall mice.) The thing is, nowadays, excellent-performing mouse sensors are very common. It’s pretty rare that you’ll find one that isn’t precise enough for most work.

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In the gaming-mouse world, some advanced specs come into play, such as how quickly you can move the mouse before it stops working correctly, but these matter only to really competitive players. Gamers care more about mouse weight. A lighter mouse can take microseconds off a reaction and be easily pushed with the fingertips. Check out our guide to picking the best esports mice for a more thorough explanation.

Then there’s the issue of wired versus wireless mice. For any wireless mouse, you want to look for two things. Typical wireless mice offer a 2. 4GHz wireless connection via a USB dongle. The most flexible mice have both that 2.4GHz connection and support for Bluetooth. (A few, mostly mobile/compact models, support Bluetooth only.) Second, battery life can vary greatly depending on a few factors, including whether the mouse features a rechargeable battery or uses disposable AA or AAA cells. Disposable batteries can last a really long time, but needing to replace them can be a hassle. Our roundup of the best wireless mice gets into these and other details so you can compare wireless mice wisely.

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Mice and Mac Compatibility: The Details

All of the above is well and good, but with Macs, there is the added layer of macOS compatibility, or rather, the degree of it. Before you run out and buy our picks for the best gaming mouse or best ergonomic mouse, check the compatibility claims made by the mouse maker.

Almost any mouse, wired or wireless, will connect to your Mac and allow you to move the cursor and click. However, the more advanced features will work only if you download the manufacturer’s configuration application, a free piece of software that lets you customize mouse settings and enable certain features. Configuration apps vary by manufacturer, and many companies do not release their software on macOS. Before you purchase a mouse, it’s always a good idea to look up whether it comes with a configuration utility (it should, unless it’s a very bare-bones device), and whether that software will run on your computer. In our experience, Corsair, HP, Kensington, Logitech, and SteelSeries configuration software generally works on macOS. But check those specs.

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Many mice, especially budget models, don’t feature a config app. Those should just work, no questions asked, if the mouse maker claims macOS compatibility.


So, Which Mouse Should I Buy for My Mac?

Knowing the lay of the land is just the first step. Now it’s time for the fun part: picking out the right mouse for you! Here’s a list of our favorite Mac-friendly mice right now, from the classic Magic Mouse to all kinds of specialty mice that may catch your eye. If you’re also looking for a keyboard to go with your new mouse, check out our list of the best keyboards for Macs.

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Macbook Mouse

few computer mice that can oust Apple’s

Magic Mouse in its rightful place next to your Mac computer or laptop. The strengths of the accessory from Logitech are design, functionality, OS X interface support and ergonomics.

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Design of the device

The Logitech mouse is almost half the size of its apple counterpart, 85×59×18 mm, its weight is 70 g. The case is white and only white plastic, with beveled sides framed by a strip of metal with a characteristic sheen. Black is not available for the Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 , the closest alternative is the T630, but it is officially marketed as a Windows PC mouse.
A T631 is adapted to the specifics of OS X, and the appearance matches the elegant laptops manufactured by Apple. All technical elements are on the bottom edge, here is a micro-USB port for recharging the integrated battery, and a Bluetooth transmitter switch, and other gadget settings. The shape of the mouse resembles a wedge – a relatively high rear part smoothly descends to the leading edge.

Ergonomics

Those who wholeheartedly approve of the course towards miniaturization and achievement of new records in the thickness of apple device cases will obviously be pleased with the purchase of the T631. The mouse, more like a flat keychain, is in no way capable of creating problems during transportation, fits into any case along with a laptop, and it is also completely symmetrical – left-handers and right-handers will not notice the difference.
Due to its modest dimensions, you can interact with the mouse only with your fingertips, as usual there is simply nothing to put your palm on, so the period of adaptation to new conditions is almost inevitable. Compared to the Apple Magic Mouse, it looks quite tiny, but it is not useless. The mouse does not care what type of surface to slide on, and below it has a sensor with a resolution of up to 1000 dpi – more than enough for confident positioning of the manipulator.

Mouse functionality

Touchpad Ultrathin Touch Mouse T631 is designed in the image and likeness of a mouse from Apple – it is entirely used to enter commands. Emulation of the right button, scroll is provided, swipes are available to the right and left to scroll through the pages. You can call Mission Control, Exposé and Launchpad, switch between application windows in full screen mode – in short, almost a complete set of control gestures for OS X.
The exception is the call to the notification panel, such a command is not provided for some reason. In addition, the chances that the proprietary operating system will independently activate gesture support tend to zero – without installing the proprietary driver, the T631 is highly likely to be recognized as a keyboard, with all the ensuing consequences.

Power system

Where the Magic Mouse uses batteries that need to be replaced regularly, this is a non-removable battery. Its capacity is designed to provide up to 10 days of battery life, after which the mouse is recharged via micro-USB directly from the laptop.

“Tethering” a wireless device with a cable is not the most elegant solution, and future MacBook Air models will have only one port, but what a savings on batteries!

Verdict