There are a lot of great mice out there, but picking the best one for you and your Mac can be a challenge. It very much depends on what you want to do with it — after all, some are great for carrying out various MacOS gestures while others excel when it comes to sensitivity and ergonomics.
The best mouse will pair ergonomic handling with precision and a satisfying click. While the is our pick for best overall since it has an excellent design, we have gathered some other options for those needing more mobile mice or more budget-friendly options.
- Logitech MX Master 3
- Logitech G203
- Logitech G Pro Wireless
- Logitech MX Ergo
- Satechi M1
- Best mouse for gestures: Apple Magic Mouse 2
- Best trackpad: Apple Magic Trackpad 2
Why you should buy this: Superior ergonomics meets precision and features at an excellent price.
Who’s it for: Anyone seeking a premium mouse for Mac, except left-handed users.
Why we chose the Logitech MX Master 3: Logitech’s MX Master was top of our list last time, so it should come as no surprise that the third iteration is still among the best mice for Mac. The MX Master 3 is further refined, and it’s the ultimate mouse for just about everyone, whether you spend all day in creative work flows or coding. The MagSpeed Wheel has been improved, making it faster, more precise, and still super quiet.
The MX Master 3 also is distinctive for its comfortable and ergonomic design, and it’s designed for multiple operating systems, including MacOS. The MX Master 3 charges via USB-C and can last 70 days on a full charge.
And at just $99 full-price, it’s pretty clear why the MX Master 3 is so popular and still one of our favorites.
Why you should buy this: It’s a decently priced and high-quality gaming mouse.
Who it’s for: Gamers who want a lot of customization options.
Why we chose the Logitech G203: Logitech’s G series of gaming peripherals has an excellent lineup, and the G203 is a great budget option for gamers who want a high-quality mouse. The G203 has 8,000 DPI with five customizable sensitivity settings that you tweak through the Logitech G HUB software.
The software also can be used to adjust the RGB logo, as well as map the six buttons on the mouse. The primary left-right buttons are mechanical, delivering satisfying clicks during play, and guaranteeing many thousands of hours of life.
All in all, the G203 is a comfortable and affordable mouse that gives players a lot of control over how to use it. It comes in some appealing colors as well, such as lilac purple, for those who want a very different look to their mouse.
Why you should buy this: It’s the ultimate wireless gaming mouse.
Who it’s for: Gamers who want a top-tier experience with a cable-free setup.
Why we chose the Logitech G Pro Wireless: The Logitech G Pro Wireless is exactly what it sounds like — a top-of-the-line pro gaming mouse. It’s incredibly lightweight at just 2.82 ounces, but its packing a 16,000-DPI sensor for supreme precision. The G Pro Wireless also utilizes Logitech’s LIGHTSPEED wireless technology, creating an experience with no latency that is near identical to a wired mouse setup.
From there, the Logitech G Pro Wireless has everything else you would expect, programmable buttons and RGB, as well as compatibility with MacOS, Windows, and Linux. And since the M1 chip makes the Mac a viable gaming machine, now is the perfect time to get a great gaming mouse.
Why you should buy this: It’s a comfortable mouse that helps improve your mousing posture.
Who it’s for: Office workers or anyone who spends extended time at their desk.
Why we chose the Logitech MX Ergo: There are a lot of ergonomic-friendly mice out there, but none compare to the Logitech MX Ergo. This mouse has been designed entirely to improve comfort for long-term use. The mouse can be adjusted between a zero- and 20-degree angle to help improve forearm comfort, and the rollerball locomotion makes it way more friendly to long-term wrist posture.
The MX Ergo is designed to minimize hand movement. Thanks to the trackball over the thumb area, there isn’t really a need to move your hand at all since it can be used to control the cursor. It also has an easy-switch button beneath the scroll wheel to easily change which device you’re working on. That’s crucial if you’re switching between a laptop and a work PC regularly.
Why you should buy this: It’s a nice-looking and simple mouse at a reasonable price.
Who it’s for: Work professionals who want a simple and inexpensive device.
Why we chose the Satechi M1: Satechi has gained a lot of traction over the past few years as a quality budget-oriented accessory company. The M1 wireless mouse is a perfect example of their lineup because of it’s clean and modern aesthetic and affordable price. It’s a Bluetooth mouse with a 32-foot range, and it comes in a variety of metallic covers, including gold and rose-gold options. It doesn’t have any special features, but at $30 it doesn’t really have to. It’s just a clean and straightforward device for working professionals. It won’t be used for gaming, and their are better mice for creative workflows. However, for those who just need a simple mouse to get them through the day, the Satechi M1 is an excellent and affordable option.
Why you should buy this: Apple’s Magic Mouse 2 offers MacOS gesture control unlike any other mouse on the market.
Who’s it for: Those seeking the most authentic Mac experience — a gesture power-user.
Why we chose the Apple Magic Mouse 2:
Apple’s Magic Mouse features some questionable design choices, including the decision to place the charging port on the bottom of the unit — meaning you can’t use the mouse while you charge it. However, despite some of the negative complaints some users may have about Apple’s Magic Mouse 2, primarily the design, which seems to favor aesthetics over ergonomics, the product packs many features worth noting. For those who love navigating around their Mac with ease, the Magic Mouse 2 can handle all of the gesture controls included in MacOS. With the flick or tap of fingers, users can quickly scroll, zoom, and rotate, in addition to swiping between webpages, switching full-screen apps, opening the notification enter, accessing Launchpad, and much more.
As usual, we are impressed with Apple’s superb build quality, with the Magic Mouse 2 featuring materials such as aluminum for its bottom shell and glass for its top surface. We know that its design will likely attract those looking at the Magic Mouse 2, and we can reassure that the mouse does indeed come in both classic silver and space gray — however, you’ll be paying an odd premium for the latter. Lastly, as with most Apple products, users will be shelling out quite a bit of money for the honor of owning the Magic Mouse 2, but for some, the privilege is worth it. If you get one with a new 24-inch iMac, the Magic Mouse will even come in a matching color (same goes fore the Magic Trackpad 2).
Oh, and if you like the idea of the you can get Magic Grips for the sides of the mouse that can make it more comfortable to use.but find that it’s a little too slippery and weird to hold,
Why you should buy this: You absolutely love the trackpad on your Macbook and want it for your desktop.
Who’s it for: Those wanting the best Trackpad for Mac.
Why we chose the Apple Magic Trackpad 2:
OK, so the Magic Trackpad 2 isn’t a mouse, but it is an excellent pointing device, and we’d be doing a great disservice to our readers by not including it in our review. Apple has a reputation for having one of the best trackpad designs in the laptop world, and now you can enjoy that experience on your Mac desktop.
You’ll be able to use all the gestures you’re accustomed to on your laptop, making your desktop experience simple and pleasant. If you’re a Mac user who finds standard pointing devices awkward, the Magic Trackpad 2 is a terrific alternative, making it one of our top choices.
You’ll notice that the Apple Magic Trackpad shares your laptop trackpad’s sleek, responsive touch. It uses Apple’s Force Click technology, letting you fully immerse yourself in whatever program you’re using.
Lastly, this trackpad delivers the top-tier aesthetics for which Apple is known. It has an aluminum exterior and a seamless glass surface area and is available in classic silver and space gray.
You’ll need to shell out some extra cash for this trackpad, but it’s one of the best products available on the market.
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