Best Mouse for MacBook Pro and Air 2018: Top 5

Updated on May 14, 2018
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Paul taught digital media for many years, including photography, video and audio editing. Born in the UK, he now lives in Florida.

The Apple Magic is a state-of-the-art device which utilizes state-of-the-art touch-sensitive technology.  Apple fans will struggle to find anything that equals this mouse in terms of style, functionality and design.  Simply the best.
The Apple Magic is a state-of-the-art device which utilizes state-of-the-art touch-sensitive technology. Apple fans will struggle to find anything that equals this mouse in terms of style, functionality and design. Simply the best.

For many, if not most laptop users, including myself, a mouse is much easier to use than a trackpad in the majority of situations. It's quicker, easier, more efficient, and comfortable.

No matter how good the trackpad technology, one can never get the same full sense of control as one gets with a pointing device, making the trackpad experience extremely frustrating at times.

Finding the best mouse for a MacBook Pro, or a MacBook Air is not straightforward, however. It is not just a simple matter of buying one that is technically compatible, most people also want something that will fit with the look and feel of their Apple laptop too.

A computer mouse can vary in numerous ways too, such as:

  • Size
  • Feel
  • Number and arrangement of buttons
  • Style of scrolling wheel
  • General design
  • Price and value for money
  • Wired or wireless
  • Color and appearance

For those who seek the perfect product, the Apple Magic is difficult to beat in terms of its responsiveness, style, functionality, and overall design.  It utilizes state-of-the-art touch-sensitive technology.  Apple have produced a masterpiece.
For those who seek the perfect product, the Apple Magic is difficult to beat in terms of its responsiveness, style, functionality, and overall design. It utilizes state-of-the-art touch-sensitive technology. Apple have produced a masterpiece.

#1 Best Mouse For Macbook Pro and Air: The Apple Magic Mouse: Innovative Design and Touch-Sensitive Technology!

If you want a product that incorporates the very latest in innovative touch-sensitive technology from Apple and fits perfectly with the look and feel of your MacBook Pro, or Air, then you will be wanting the Apple Magic Mouse.

Yes, the price tag is a little bigger, but in terms of design, it is head and shoulders above anything else out there that is currently available.

As well as using Bluetooth to operate without tying up a USB port, this premium Apple product also incorporates laser technology, which means that it performs at 20 times the levels of ordinary optical tracking.

The magic mouse also has mini-sensors, which enable it to detect even the tiniest of movements.

The top-shell design means that the mouse fits perfectly with other Apple designed technology.

It also incorporates Bluetooth technology and touch-sensitive technology.

A Brief History of the MacBook Brand

The original 15 inch MacBook Pro was announced on January 10, 2006 by Steve Jobs at the Macworld Conference & Expo. Later that year on May 16 came the MacBook MacBook, which was available in black or white colors. Both notebooks later switched to an unibody design. The MacBook Air first appeared with a 13.3 inch screen in 2008, promoted as the "world's thinnest notebook" when Steve Jobs announced its release. The original MacBook MacBook line was discontinued in 2011 but relaunched in 20

Steve Jobs on stage at the Macworld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, January 11, 2005.  Jobs was a charismatic and inspirational figure at Apple who helped to initiate, control, and market many of the company's products.
Steve Jobs on stage at the Macworld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, January 11, 2005. Jobs was a charismatic and inspirational figure at Apple who helped to initiate, control, and market many of the company's products. | Source

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.

— Steve Jobs
An affordable option for those on a limited budget, the Cosmos Pure White 2.4G RF optical wireless USB mouse works with all laptops and desktops which have USB 2.0. 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission enables it  operate at distances up to 10m.
An affordable option for those on a limited budget, the Cosmos Pure White 2.4G RF optical wireless USB mouse works with all laptops and desktops which have USB 2.0. 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission enables it operate at distances up to 10m.

Very Affordable and Available in Multiple Colors: The Cosmos 2.4G RF Optical!

The Cosmos 2.4G RF optical wireless can operate from a distance of up to 10 meters.

This affordable accessory can run off an AA alkaline battery for up to 6 months, so there is no need for regular replacements.

Ergonomically designed, it is plug-and-play with no driver installation, making it simple to set up and use.

One of the best things about this Cosmos, however, is that it is available in a variety of vibrant colors, including pink, red, and purple - so you can pick your favorite!

The ideal mouse fits two characteristics.  Firstly, it performs well in terms of functionality.  Secondly, its design compliments the Apple notebook in terms of appearance.
The ideal mouse fits two characteristics. Firstly, it performs well in terms of functionality. Secondly, its design compliments the Apple notebook in terms of appearance. | Source
Another inexpensive mouse option, the Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless is a laser mouse that has been specifically designed for use with notebooks.  The device is easy to set up and is light on the batteries.  It also wakes up super fast after sleep.
Another inexpensive mouse option, the Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless is a laser mouse that has been specifically designed for use with notebooks. The device is easy to set up and is light on the batteries. It also wakes up super fast after sleep.

The Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless Laser: Lightweight and Durable!

Comfortable and precise, the Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless Laser is an ideal choice for MacBook Pro users.

Bluetooth wireless technology enables you to use the mouse without a cable up to 30 feet away. Laser technology provides enhanced, smoother cursor control - outperforming optical mice and able to function on almost any surface.

Brief History of the Computer Mouse

It is difficult for a modern computer user to imagine a world without the mouse, such is the ubiquitous and usefulness of this device.

  • The first mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1964. It had a wooden shell, circuit board. plus a couple of two metal wheels that rolled around on the surface that the mouse was placed upon.
  • In 1972 Bill English came up with the design known as the "Ball Mouse". He replaced Engelbart's wheels with a ball. The ball could detect movement in any direction thanks to interaction with two rollers that in turn spun wheels. The motion could be converted into electrical pulses signifying direction and speed.
  • The ball mouse was such an iconic design, that it dominated the market for many years.
  • The optical mouse was developed in around 1980. The advantage of an optical was that it solved an issue with the ball mouse, where the ball would pick up dirt, grease, and fluff and gradually lose functionality over time (although they could be cleaned, of course - never a particularly pleasant task!).
  • Optical mice were expensive to make, however, and it wasn't until the late 90s that prices had dropped enough for them to come into general use. Nowadays, the optical mouse is the standard type sold.

Simplicity and Elegance: The Apple Optical!

For those who prefer a wired mouse, there are many advantages with purchasing the Apple Optical, which is precise and relatively inexpensive. The fluid elliptical shape of this mouse feels very comfortable and natural, plus its glass-smooth surface projects elegance.

Rather than having a separate, specific button, the entire mouse effectively operates as one, with the body pivoting to click. The beautiful design of this Apple product means that there are no mice balls to clean and no rollers to wear out or get dirty.

As an integral part of most notebook owners' user experience, the importance of obtaining a good mouse should never be underestimated.  The device affects levels of comfort, as well control and accuracy.
As an integral part of most notebook owners' user experience, the importance of obtaining a good mouse should never be underestimated. The device affects levels of comfort, as well control and accuracy. | Source
Featuring DiamondEye optical technology to provide maximum responsiveness, speed, and accuracy, the Kensington K72213USA Mouse-in-a-Box is a premium product that offers excellent value for money. Its ergonomic design provides comfort.
Featuring DiamondEye optical technology to provide maximum responsiveness, speed, and accuracy, the Kensington K72213USA Mouse-in-a-Box is a premium product that offers excellent value for money. Its ergonomic design provides comfort.

The Kensington K72213USA: Sleek and State of the Art!

Sleek-shaped and high precision, the Kensington K72213USA Mouse-in-a-Box Optical 2 is a state-of-the-art product that is difficult to match when it comes to accurate tracking and acceleration guidance.

It has been ergonomically designed to be comfortable for both right and left-handed users. With no moving parts, the Kensington K72213USA requires no cleaning of roller balls etc.

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