The obvious choice for many Mac users is an Apple Magic Mouse. This beautifully designed mouse displays Apple's usual elegant style. The mouse appears to have no buttons, but different parts of the mouse do in fact recognize left and right clicks, scrolling, and swiping gestures. As one might expect, the Apple Magic Mouse works seamlessly with the Mac's built-in mouse drivers. It also offers greater functionality than some other compatible mice, allowing users to swipe between apps as they might do when using a touchscreen device. Another key benefit for some users is the fact that the mouse is highly symmetrical, which means that it is comfortable for both right and left-handed users.
Logitech is a respected manufacturer of wireless mice and other computer accessories. The M705 Marathon Mouse gets its name from its ability to run for up to three years between battery changes. This is a sophisticated mouse, featuring eight buttons, including the usual left and right main buttons, as well as up/down thumb buttons on the side of the mouse and another set of buttons on the top, by the scroll wheel. There is no getting away from the fact that the mouse is designed with right-handed users firmly in mind, which will likely be a problem for most lefties. The Logitech M705 Marathon Mouse relies on a small and inconspicuous USB receiver, which plugs into a USB port on the computer to receive the signals from the wireless mouse. This mouse is a practical option for right-handed Mac users who are looking for a reliable and long-lasting alternative to an Apple-branded mouse.
Microsoft and Apple are tech rivals, but that doesn't stop the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse from working well with the Apple Macintosh. The Sculpt Touch is responsive and feels comfortable in your hand - and users can control it with whichever hand they favour, thanks to this mouse's ambidextrous design. The mouse uses Bluetooth technology to communicate with the Mac, so there is no need to take up a port with a USB receiver. Microsoft claims that the AA batteries that power the mouse last up to nine months with typical use, which means that this mouse will require a little more attention than the Logitech M705 Marathon. However, many users favour this mouse's elegant design, which features a touch sensor instead of a physical scroll wheel.