Apple's Magic Mouse is the best mouse you can get for your Mac today. It's beautiful and integrated into the Apple ecosystem for a smooth and consistent performance each and every time you use it.

Best overall

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse

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Apple's Magic Mouse is as versatile as it is beautiful. It's slick design makes it a stand-out in the looks department, but it's the electronics inside that recognize distinct left-button and right button clicks — plus the integration of some handy gestures — that really proves the Magic Mouse is more than meets the eye.

Bottom line: Apple's Magic Mouse works seamlessly with your Mac, giving you a smooth and consistent performance, and it's beautiful design is a real eye-catcher.

One more thing: The smooth surface of the top of the mouse doubles as a touch-sensitive trackpad so you can tap and swipe, too.

Why the Magic Mouse is the best

Complete compatibility, solid performance, and uniquely Apple.

The heart and soul of Apple's Magic Mouse lies in it's functionality with the Apple ecosystem.

Through the system preferences, you can completely customize how the mouse works, from what side of the mouse activates the secondary click to activating Mission Control or even swiping between full-screen apps.

Using Bluetooth to stay wireless, the Magic Mouse can last about a month on a full charge, and charging is extremely fast via the included lightning cable. Plus, it's fully usable regardless of which hand is your dominant one, so you'll never be restricted on how far this mouse can roam. Starting at about $79, the Magic Mouse costs more than some of the other mice on the market, but for seamless system compatibility and elegant use, it's not easy to pass on this one.

Best for gaming

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

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Logitech makes some of the best computer gaming accessories, and the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is no exception.

Meant for the true gamer, the G502 has an insane 11 customizable buttons for all your your hot key needs, plus you can even save three different button profiles so you don't have to reprogram for every game.

This mouse may be a tad expensive, costing you about $94, but it is the ultimate mouse for the ultimate gamer.

Bottom-line: If you're a huge gamer looking for a mouse that's up to the challenge of intense competitive gameplay, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum will go to war for you.

One more thing: The G502 can adjust DPI on the fly. Always make the right move with five different settings ranging from 200 to 12,000 DPI.

Best on a budget

Logitech M705 Marathon Mouse

Logitech M705 Marathon Mouse

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Logitech's M705 Marathon Mouse is a great little wireless mouse that uses a tiny USB receiver. It's ergonomic design feels good in your hand and it's built to last! The M705 can run for three years on a single pair of AA batteries, which means you won't need to spend a fortune on batteries. You shouldn't run into any issues with compatibility, since Logitech offers Mac-compatible Control Center software to manage the mouse. and its unified receiver works with other Logitech peripherals.

Bottom-line: Starting at about $30, the M705 is a solid performing mouse that's comfortable to hold in your hand and built for the long haul.

One more thing: That tiny USB receiver I mentioned before, works with other Logitech peripherals.

Best overall

Apple Magic Mouse

Apple Magic Mouse

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Apple's Magic Mouse is as versatile as it is beautiful. It's slick design makes it a stand-out in the looks department, but it's the electronics inside that recognize distinct left-button and right button clicks — plus the integration of some handy gestures — that really proves the Magic Mouse is more than meets the eye.

Bottom line: Apple's Magic Mouse works seamlessly with your Mac, giving you a smooth and consistent performance, and it's beautiful design is a real eye-catcher.