A messy or cramped workspace is not an ideal work environment, and for someone who has a desk job with computers, cables can be the bane of their existence. So, one way to reduce the number of cables on your desk would be to switch to wireless accessories. In this article, we listed twelve wireless mouse options that you should buy for your Mac.
Note: Every MacBook launched after 2015 only offers USB-C ports for connectivity, so you may need an adapter if you buy a dongle-based device. But considering that the micro-USB standard has lost its popularity, this list only includes options that charge via USB-C cables or that have AA cells.
Satechi’s M1 mouse comes with a two-tone finish that is simple and attractive. With its symmetrical shape, this mouse should be comfortable to use for both left and right-handers. It has a rechargeable battery that can last 45 days between charges and has a Type-C connector. The device connects to your Mac via Bluetooth.
Apple’s Magic Mouse is a standard option that most Mac users should consider if they want to continue using the operating system’s gesture-based control scheme. While the device has a questionable charging setup, it charges using a Lightning cable that comes with iPhones, which gives it points for convenience. It also connects to your Mac via Bluetooth.
Logitech’s M331 Silent Plus is an affordable option that’s worth considering if you’re looking for a compact mouse that doesn’t make significant noise when you click. This mouse uses an AA cell that Logitech claims will work for 24 months. It connects to your Mac through a USB receiver.
The Ergo M575 is a mouse that is perfect for users in compact workspaces. The trackball is big enough to give you enough headroom to move around, and the extra buttons near the ball can enable macro setups if a user so wishes. The device uses one AA cell which Logitech claims can be powered for 20 months if you use Bluetooth or 24 months if you choose to connect through the USB receiver.
Anker’s vertical mouse is an affordable option to consider if you’re looking for a more convenient device. It uses one AA cell to operate and claims a battery life of 18 months, backed by a low power mode that cuts off power after eight minutes of inactivity. You can connect it to your Mac using the included USB receiver.
MX Vertical is a mouse that is perfect for power users. It comes with Logitech’s Flow technology that allows you to use it between three different computers. It can be connected to any device via bluetooth or its Unifying USB receiver. The device claims a battery life of four months on a single charge and that a one-minute charging session can be powered by the USB-C port for three hours.
MX Master 3 for Mac is a device that is perfect for Pro users. It features Logitech’s Flow technology and a unique gesture control mode for macOS. Its MagSpeed Wheel also enables faster and more precise scrolling. The Mac version comes without a Unifying receiver and only connects via Bluetooth. This mouse takes 70 days of battery life on a single charge and is charged via a USB-C port on the top of the device.
MX Anywhere 3 for Mac is an accessory very similar to the MX Master. But it foregoes the gesture function and the additional scrolling for a more cost-effective approach towards precision control and a more subtle design. The Mac version comes without a Unifying receiver and only connects via Bluetooth. It promises 70 days of battery life on a single charge and has a USB-C port when you need juice.
M720 Triathlon is a worth your money option if you are switching between multiple devices and want to do so on a budget. With the Easy-Switch technology from Logitech, this accessory can be connected to three devices and switched at the push of a button. It also has a claimed 24 month battery life powered by one AA cell. The connection is established via a Unifying receiver and the control can be modified by the Logitech Options software.
Logitech G Pro Wireless is the device to consider if you want a mouse with high sensitivity but a minimalist look. It comes with a rechargeable battery that lasts 48 hours and connects to your Mac through its USB receiver. Charging is via a USB-C port or a wireless charging mat.
Dark Core RGB Pro SE is an option to consider if you want a device that is suitable for long sessions. It can connect your Mac via bluetooth or via SlipStream wireless technology that uses a USB adapter. The mouse claims to have a battery life of 50 hours, but charges wirelessly with the included mouse pad. If you’re looking for a wired option, it also has a USB-C port for charging.
The Aerox 3 Wireless is the only option on this list that offers highly sensitive tracking with more than two days of battery life. It can be connected to your Mac via Bluetooth or the adapter provided to provide tracking for 200 hours. It is charged via a USB-C port and supports fast charging technology.
Our recommendations for wireless mice
With the myriad of options available, choosing a wireless mouse can be very difficult, but below are our thoughts on some of the options in our list.
If you’re looking for a wireless mouse experience that’s on par with what Apple already offers on the MacBook’s trackpad, look no further than the Magic Mouse 2 for a mouse while it’s charging. We therefore recommend recharging it when the opportunity arises.
If you’re looking for above average sensitivity, consider the best Logitech MX Master or MX Anywhere series mice. Note, however, that the Mac-specific versions of these devices do not include a Unifying USB receiver and can only connect to your device via Bluetooth.
Finally, if you are looking for the highest precision wireless mouse option for Mac without draining battery life, this is the Aerox 3 Wireless must be your first choice as it can take several long sessions, be it at work or while playing. If you are suffering from problems that prevent you from using traditional mice, this is the Anchor vertical mouse is a great device to start your search for the perfect mouse.
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