1. Logitech MX Master 3 – Best Mouse for Mac
Most standard two-button mice can be used on a Mac without requiring any additional software, but more advanced mice with additional buttons and controls require an app that allows you to program the additional buttons to work the way you want.
So Logitech comes first in this review of the best mice for Mac, simply because it is one of the few manufacturers that includes a proper Mac version of its Options app for its mice (and keyboards too).
Remember, its MX range of mice is also well designed, with no less than three versions of the current MX Master 3 available now. All three versions have the same basic design – which is only for right-handed users, unfortunately – so make sure you choose the right model before pressing the Buy button.
The mouse has a smooth curved surface that fits well in the palm of the hand, with a thumb-rest for added 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 long documents and webs page, as well as a slow mode that provides more accurate 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 also good, around two months – twice that of Apple’s Magic Mouse or Trackpad.
The original version (which we reviewed here), was launched in 2019 and was simply called the MX Master 3. It costs £119.99, and is still the model we recommend for most users, as it includes Bluetooth and a small USB wireless transmitter that provide 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 has Bluetooth connectivity, and a more Mac-like Space Gray color scheme. And, more recently, Logitech launched the MX Master 3 For Business, which costs £130, but comes with a special ‘Bolt’ USB transmitter that provides stronger security features for those business users. Online prices vary, however, so it’s worth shopping around before buying.