There are many great Mac mice out there, but choosing the best ones for you can be a challenge. It very much depends on what you want to do with it. Some are great for macOS gestures while others are sensitive or ergonomic.
The best mouse combines ergonomic handling with precision and a satisfying click. While the Logitech MX Master is our pick for best results, we've rounded up a few other options for those who need more mobile mice or more budget-friendly options.
Best Mac Mice at a Glance
Best mouse overall: Logitech MX Master
Why You Should Buy This: Superior ergonomics meet precision and functionality at an excellent price
Who is it for: Anyone looking for a premium mouse for Mac, except left-handed users
Why we chose the Logitech MX Master:
There's little need to introduce the Logitech MX Master Mouse, but we're here to provide it. While the original Logitech MX Master may not be the latest addition to the company's MX premium lineup, it still offers exceptional performance and convenience at a price that's now nearly half its original MSRP. The MX Master can be used on both Mac and Windows PCs, and in addition to its convenience, it offers several features for any user to enjoy, including its adaptive scroll wheel that can be used to switch between super-fast and precise scrolling with a single click . The mouse is also equipped with Logitech's Darkfield Tracking technology, which enables the device to work on most surfaces, including glass.
One of our favorite standout features of the Logitech MX Master is its customizability when used with MacOS. The free Logitech Logi Options app allows users to customize the mouse's programmable buttons and wheels to trigger specific actions. For an operating system that relies heavily on gestures, the Logitech MX Master allows you to easily open the launchpad or bring up Mission Command with the touch of a finger. The only downside we found with the Logitech MX Master is that it was designed solely for right-handed users.
Best mobile mouse: Logitech MX Anywhere 2S
Why You Should Buy This: The Logitech MX Master Mouse in a smaller, more mobile package.
Who is it for: Anyone who wants a premium mouse for the Mac can toss it in their pocket on the go.
Why we chose the Logitech MX Anywhere 2S:
The Logitech MX Anywhere 2S is everything we love about the company's larger Logitech MX Master mouse, but in a smaller package. As part of Logitech's premium line of products, the MX Anywhere 2S shares the features of its bigger brother, the MX Master. Users get access to the company's Darkfield Tracking technology, which allows the mouse to be tracked on virtually any surface – a welcome feature for a mouse that can be used anywhere. The MX Anywhere 2S also has a variety of customizable buttons that users can use to configure gestures and other actions through the Logitech Logi Options app.
Mobile travelers aren't the only ones interested in the MX Anywhere 2S, as those looking for the performance of the Logitech MX Master Mouse in a smaller package might find a comfortable fit. In addition, the MX Anywhere 2S has a symmetrical design, so that it can be easily used by both right and left-handers. The MX Anywhere 2S is a great feature for multi-computing users and thanks to Logitech's new Flow technology it can be used seamlessly on two different computers without switching, even on a Mac and a PC.
Best mouse on a budget: Logitech M510
Why You Should Buy This: Logitech offers convenience and quality at an affordable price.
Who is it for: Those looking for a simple wireless mouse for Mac on a tight budget.
Why we chose the Logitech M510:
For Mac users or even PC users looking for the right mouse on a budget, the Logitech M510 is our pick. This mouse offers a comfortable, molded fit with contoured, soft rubber grips and is comfortable to use throughout the work day. Users will leave behind some of Logitech's more advanced features such as: B. a more sophisticated tracking technology for use on any surface and the proprietary Hyperfast scrolling. in return, you can get a bargain with excellent value for money. We would like to point out that the Logitech M510 works through a USB-A dongle and does not support Bluetooth. So if the goal is to keep USB-A ports free, or if a computer only has USB-C ports, then looking elsewhere might be ideal.
The Logitech M510 does have a few programmable buttons, but only beyond what can only be used as back and forth buttons in a web browser. If you want to spice up your life with a little color, you can fall in love with the M510, as it is not only available in black, but also in blue and red. Unlike most modern mice, the Logitech M510 continues to use AA batteries instead of a rechargeable lithium battery option. You don't need to have too many spare batteries on hand, however, as the estimated battery life is an impressive 24 months.
Best mouse for gestures: Apple Magic Mouse 2
Why You Should Buy This: Apple's Magic Mouse 2 offers MacOS gesture control like no other mouse on the market.
Who is it for: Those looking for the most authentic Mac experience – a gesture power user.
Why we chose the Apple Magic Mouse 2:
Apple's Magic Mouse offers some questionable design options, including the decision to put the charging port on the bottom of the device. This means that you cannot use the mouse while it is charging. Despite some negative complaints some users may have about Apple's Magic Mouse 2, mostly about the design, which seems to favor aesthetics over ergonomics, the product has many notable features. For those who love to effortlessly navigate their Mac, the Magic Mouse 2 can handle all of the gesture controls included in MacOS. With the touch of a finger or a tap, users can quickly scroll, zoom, and rotate. They can also switch between web pages, switch full screen apps, open the notification input, access the launchpad and much more.
As always, we are impressed with the superb build quality from Apple. The Magic Mouse 2 has materials like aluminum for the bottom shell and glass for the top. We know the design is likely to attract those who look at the Magic Mouse 2, and we can assure you that the mouse is indeed available in both classic silver and space gray. For the latter, however, you pay an odd premium. As with most Apple products, users will spend a ton of money for the privilege of owning the Magic Mouse 2, but for some, the privilege is well worth it.
Oh, and if you like the idea of the Magic Mouse but find that it's a little too slippery and weird, you can purchase Magic Grips for the sides of the mouse to make it easier to use.
Best trackpad: Apple Magic Trackpad 2
Why You Should Buy This: You love the trackpad on your Macbook and want it on your desktop.
Who is it for: Those who want the best trackpad for Mac.
Why we chose the Apple Magic Trackpad 2:
It's technically not a mouse by the strictest definitions, but we're having a hard time writing an article on the best input devices for the Mac while leaving out Apple's Magic Trackpad 2. Apple offers one of the best trackpads in the business on its laptops, so we don't find it surprising that some users are looking to bring this experience to their Mac desktops. As with the trackpad on Mac laptops, users can easily rotate and tap with their fingers to effortlessly conjure multiple gestures. For those who don't find the Magic Mouse 2 very comfortable, the Magic Trackpad 2 may also offer a better option.
We love the trackpad's use of force sensors that allow you to click and feel a steady click anywhere on the surface of the device. In addition, the trackpad features Apple's Force Click technology, which allows you to call up additional data in applications such as Safari with a little pressure. The trackpad is also included in Apple's list of premium products with an aluminum housing and a continuous glass surface. As with other products in the Apple product range, the Magic Trackpad 2 is offered in classic silver or space gray to match your Mac. Just don't be shocked by the price – the best trackpad for a Mac doesn't come cheap.