By choosing to purchase a Macbook Pro, you are committing towards quality. You cannot afford to have such a powerful notebook, and use a bad, cheap mouse alongside it. It would be like eating a premium steak with plastic utensils. The difference in quality would be too jarring.
Still, quality does not always directly translate to expensive, given that there are many affordable, well-made mice on the market. In this article, we will look at some of the best gaming mice for Macbook Pro.
PICTEK Gaming Mouse Wired
Features: RGB Chroma Backlit Gaming Mouse, 8 Programmable Buttons, 7200 DPI Adjustable, Comfortable Grip Ergonomic Optical PC Computer Gaming Mice with Fire Button, Sega Genesis Acces
Of course, LED backlights have become an industry staple, and they are integrated into this model. The only major downside is older Macbook Pro OS’s may have compatibility issues, yet they are relatively rare. I’ve had no such problems.
In total, the Pictek gaming mouse has eight buttons. Its software allows the user to create personalized macros and assign functions and commands to each of these buttons.
This mouse can be used for more twitch-based games like first-person shooters, or more command-heavy games such as MMO’s, RTS, or Moba.
The problem with most gaming mice isn’t their capabilities, it’s their durability. They often break down earlier than expected, making their purchase a waste of money. Thankfully, this model passed a 20-million keystroke stress test, and its wheel held up to 3 million actions.
Overall, this is a great option for any Mac user.
UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse
Features: RGB Wired, 16400 DPI, High Precision Laser Programmable MMO Computer Gaming Mice
While some companies release functional and reliable products, others go above and beyond. Some features you didn’t even know you needed, such as the weight and balance tuning function on the UtechSmart Venus Gaming Mouse.
There is an unscrewable panel at the bottom of the mouse, with eight weight pieces, 2.4g each. You can remove or add these weights in order to get a perfect feel for your hands. Ideally, you don’t want your mouse to feel too hefty, nor do you want it weightless.
If you are a Mac user and like MMO’s, this is the mouse for you. This type of game is very button-heavy, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with dozens of hotkey commands.
Thankfully, Venus has 19 button personalization options, as you can assign different abilities, macros, and commands to the mouse buttons. It is much more comfortable to click your mouse than have to move your hand across the keyboard to activate a hotkey.
It should be mentioned that there are some issues with Mac compatibility, yet not in every case.
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Features: RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse, 12,000 DPI On-The-Fly DPI Shifting, Personalized Weight and Balance Tuning with (5) 3.6g Weights, 11 Programmable Buttons
This mouse is a good choice if you are a Macbook Pro user interested in gaming. It looks like a spaceship, with an angular design pattern. Yet, these harsh angles do not seem to hamper the comfort factor, as I could easily click all buttons. I can imagine holding the G502 for hours, and not hurting my hands.
As is the case with any Logitech product, the software will allow users to adjust the DPI manually, or you could just use the DPI buttons. It offers so many personalization options that it can intimidate less tech-savvy users. Yet, it is better to have more control than not have it.
DPI can be adjusted on the fly during the same game, as you can hotkey values for running, looking around, or aiming.
It is possible to adjust the mouse’s weight by adding or removing some 3.6g weights. This feature is getting more prominent with gaming mice, and it is a definite bonus.
Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse – Blue
Most high-performance gaming mice tend to use a cord instead of a wireless Bluetooth or dongle connection. Although a wireless option is more convenient, it is slower. In most games today, twitch-based reactions are essential. Even a tenth of a second delay can cause you to lose a match.
Thankfully, the Logitech G305 manages to compromise between the two: it is wireless, yet reaction times do not seem to be slower. It reaches 1200 DPI sensitivity and up to 400 IPS.
These are the stats of a pro gaming mouse, yet the G305 is very affordable and is possibly one of the best-selling options on the market.
It is functional, reliable, and, most importantly: the buttons have a long lifespan. Yet, it lacks the flair and spaceship-like design of other more expensive models.
Logitech Pebble M350 Wireless Mouse
Features: with Bluetooth or USB – Silent, Slim Computer Mouse with Quiet Click for iPad, Laptop, Notebook, PC and Mac – Blue Grey
Out of all options, this is the one that looks like it was designed to be paired with a Macbook Pro. It has a professional, sleek, and minimalist design. The mouse’s pebble-shaped design looks like it belongs in a studio or board-room, instead of a pro-gaming tournament.
It is very quiet, with the scrolling and clicking functions not making any noise.
This is a wireless model with a very long battery life. It can reliably function continuously for 15-18 hours, depending on the level of activity. Yet, you can use it as a standard USB mouse if you wish to do so.
Overall, the Logitech Pebble M350 is a no-nonsense, practical, pretty, and professional mouse that goes well with your Macbook Pro.
Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless
Features: Wireless Rechargeable Gaming Mouse with SLIPSTREAM Technology – 10,000 DPI Optical Sensor
If you are the type of customer that likes to play shooters on his Macbook Pro, this is the mouse for you. You can choose between wired and Bluetooth connectivity options. Most gamers avoid using wireless connections during gameplay because they tend to have a ton of latency.
Thankfully, the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless mouse uses the innovative Slipstream Wireless Technology that reduces latency to under a thousandth of a second. You will hardly feel the difference.
The mouse design is sleek and compact, as it is sculpted to fit your palm perfectly. It weighs just under 100 grams, making it lighter than most bulky gaming mice.
The Corsair Harpoon lacks many buttons available for MMO mice and is tailored towards more twitch-reaction based gaming such as shooters or MOBAs.
The most significant problem with these types of products is that the click button regularly degrades. Thankfully, the Corsair Harpoon is good for about 50 million clicks.
It should also be mentioned that this mouse can be used for more than just your Macbook Pro, given that it is XBOX compatible.
Razer Atheris Ambidextrous Wireless Mouse
Features: 7200 DPI Optical Sensor – 350 Hr Battery Life – USB Wireless Receiver & Bluetooth Connection – Classic Black
It can be tough living as a left-handed person, especially when shopping for a mouse. Although the market has many options, most are specifically tailored to fit the palms of right-handed people.
Models like the Razer Atheris Wireless Mouse are a breath of fresh air, given their symmetrical, ambidextrous design. Razer has built a stellar reputation for gaming equipment over the years, and this mouse is a proud addition to their roster.
It is affordable despite being a Razer product, and its battery life is staggering. On a full charge, the battery can last up to 350 Hrs.
You can connect it to your Macbook pro using Bluetooth or a wireless USB receiver. Either way, the latency is minimal, and you can be competitive while playing FPS or MOBA titles.
The buttons give a satisfying feel while you are pushing them, and the scrolls wheel is made from indented, quality rubber.
This is not a mouse for MMOs, given that it has only 5 Programmable buttons, yet it is possible to program more complex macros using the Razer software. The sensitivity goes up to 7200 DPI thanks to its highly-calibrated optical sensor.
Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse – Graphite
The Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless mouse is designed with comfort in mind. Its asymmetrical shape molds itself well to the surface of your palm. It is available in 2 colors: black and graphite. The side buttons are also very easy to reach and their positioning reduces strain during intense gaming sessions.
There are multiple pre-programmed profiles available with the software. This allows you to move the mouse across your Macbook Pro and other devices without having to re-define each command every time.
It has a 4000 DPI dark field sensor, and it can work even on troublesome glass or glossy surfaces. Using a mousepad is not imperative.
The battery charges extremely fast, with just a minute giving you up to 3 hours of use.
Overall, this is a solid option for any Mac user. Its cross-platform capabilities enable it to adapt to multiple OS settings.