The best mice to use with an iPad and tips.
If you plan to actively use your iPad in the workflow, you will need a mouse for iPad to create the most comfortable working conditions. It will definitely help you work effectively no matter where you are.
In addition, the iPad mouse will make you forget about your desktop computer or laptop, and work on your tablet all the time.
Many qualitative accessories including the iPad mice are connected to the gadget via a USB port. Unfortunately, many iPads don’t have such a port.
For instance, if your iPad is not last year’s iPad Air or iPad Mini, it doesn’t feature a USB port. Read the post below and you will learn how to connect the mouse to any iPad model.
DPI: 1300 | Interface: Bluetooth | Buttons: 2 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
⊕ Decent battery life
⊕ Convenient for right- and left-handed use
⊕ Automatically Mac sync
⊕ Comes with Lightning-to-USB cable
⊕ Multi-touch gesture support
⊖ Weak performance on non-Apple computers
⊖ Can’t be used while charging
Apple Magic Mouse 2 is an evolutionary accessory featuring minimalist and stylish design. Unlike previous models, this wireless mouse for iPads doesn’t require disposable batteries. It comes with a Lighting-to-USB cable to charge the mouse.
However, the Lighting port on the mouse is located in such a way that you can’t use the mouse while charging. Although this mouse for iPad has numerous advantages, not everyone will like it. For example, there are users who prefer traditional scroll-wheel mice.
That is why if you’ve already worked with the previous model and understood that it wasn’t actually your variant, pay attention to some Mac-friendly alternatives, like MX Master by Logitech or Sculpt Touch Mouse by Microsoft.
DPI: 1000 | Interface: USB / Bluetooth / Wireless | Buttons: 7 | Ergonomic: Right-handed
⊕ Convenient shape
⊕ Durable design
⊕ Easy-access dongle storage
⊖ Over-sensitive scroll wheel
⊖ Limited multi-device support
Logitech M720 Triathlon Mouse successfully works on multiple devices. If you are a cross-platform user or shopper who has a multi-system desktop, it is definitely your variant. In such a way, you will conveniently use one set of input devices on various platforms.
This mouse for iPad creates a great tandem with the K780. However, mind that this very scenario doesn’t support iOS gadgets.
The only disadvantage is that it is not supported by iOS. In addition, the scrolling wheel is too sensitive.
DPI: 1000-2400| Interface: Bluetooth | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right-handed
⊕ Contoured vertical design
⊕ Silent mouse buttons
⊕ Easy Bluetooth connectivity
⊖ Limited compatibility
If you are looking for a wireless stylish mouse, Mojo Vertical is exactly like this. It has a futuristic design and features no USB connectivity.
It will connect to your computer via Bluetooth in a matter of seconds. Thanks to the familiar handshake design, Mojo Vertical Mouse minimizes any pronation of the wrist. In such a way, it is more comfortable to work with it.
Moreover, after using this mouse, many users claimed that they didn’t feel any pain in the wrist.
In general, it is one of the best Bluetooth mice on the market to work on the computer or laptop. Unfortunately, it cannot function as a mouse for iPad.
DPI: 1000 | Interface: Wireless | Buttons: 1 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
⊕ Decent build quality
⊕ Very precise
⊕ Nearly one month per charge
⊖ Too big for small desks
⊖ Limited app support for Force Touch
Taking into account that it costs about $129, Magic Trackpad 2 may be called the most expensive Apple’s new Mac accessory. However, only this accessory will add new features to your Mac.
Moreover, it is a great choice if you’ve already worked with Force Touch on Macbook or 3D Touch on iPhone and got used to it.
Apple is a brand with an impeccable reputation and the Trackpad is not an exception. It is a qualitative mouse for iPad that will serve you for long.
Although Apple Magic Trackpad is an advanced device, it can’t fully replace a traditional mouse. However, it is moving in the right direction, and soon, this Apple product will become a “must-have” gadget.
DPI: 800-2400| Interface: Wireless | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right-handed
⊕ Appealing and sturdy look
⊕ Wireless and optically advanced
⊕ Pleasant starting price
⊖ Only for right-handed use
⊖ No battery low warning indicator
⊖ Weak battery conservation
VicTsing Pioneer is a wireless mouse for iPad featuring decent DPI customization, performance, and modern design. It is a great variant for work and everyday activities.
Since it is a lightweight model, it is very convenient to carry with you. Being a relatively budget mouse, it attracts customers all over the world.
Moreover, it is extremely popular among beginning gamers.
DPI: 1000-1600 | Interface: USB | Buttons: 6 | Ergonomic: Right-handed
⊕ Built-in rechargeable battery
⊕ Silent click
⊕ Features 12 multimedia keys
⊖ Too flat for big hands
⊖ Small nano receiver
If you are tired of numerous cables on your desk, Inphic is a great iPad compatible mouse for you. It is more of a set that includes a rechargeable wireless keyboard and a mouse.
It uses a 2.4G wireless connection with a USB nano receiver connecting the set to the computer or any other device with split-second speed.
Moreover, Inphic comes with a rechargeable, energy-saving battery. You may charge it once in three months. It will take about 3 hours to fully charge the battery.
There is a possibility to adjust the 3-DPI mouse across 1000/1200/1600 DPI levels to change its speed, response, and tracking on different surfaces.
DPI: 1000 | Interface: USB | Buttons: 7 | Ergonomic: Right-handed
⊕ Long battery life (up to 2 months)
⊕ Works on almost on glass
⊕ Nine buttons using gestures
⊕ Convenient design
⊖ Too small for some people
⊖ Only for right-handed users
⊖ Inconvenient location of the Bluetooth button
Having tested Logitech MX Anywhere, we may distinguish two main features.
Firstly, it works smoothly almost on any surface. Secondly, it allows you to navigate up to three computers with different OS.
If you have two or three displays, the cursor will move from one screen to the other. It operates like a software-based KVM with no button presses necessary.
Moreover, it supports clipboard and file sharing.
DPI: 1000 | Interface: Bluetooth | Buttons: 1 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
ZHLYS is a Bluetooth mouse for iPad featuring amazing flexibility and portability. It may boast of stable Bluetooth 4.0 connection and convenient interactive experience.
Thanks to the innovative design, the mouse will easily fit into your bag or pocket. It supports full rolling plane, horizontal scrolling and vertical scrolling.
When you bent the mouse into an arch, the power is turned on, and when you flatten the device ‒ the power is off.
Since it is connected via Bluetooth 4.0, you don’t need a USB port and a USB cable. It is very convenient because you don’t have to think about the cable all the time.
DPI: 800-1600 | Interface: / USB / Bluetooth | Buttons: 4 | Ergonomic: Ambidextrous
⊕ Almost silent click
⊕ 15-meter sensor
⊕ Small size
⊖ Not compatible with Mac Pro
⊖ Doesn’t last
Jelly Comb is a simple mouse for iPad sold in various colors. It has a 2.4 GHz receiver and is rated to over 5 million clicks. The connection is stable.
Thanks to the sleeping mode, the battery is an energy-saving one. Moreover, this mouse features almost a silent click.
This wireless device allows controlling two gadgets simultaneously. You have to press Mode Switch Button for threes and control two computers.
Thanks to the reliable connection, fast response, precision track, this accessory will be a convenient addition to your computer setup.
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Speaking of compatibility, iPadOS supports almost all mice with Bluetooth. Also, you can connect all Apple Magic trackpads.
Besides, iPadOS supports wired mice. However, I advise you not to connect wired mice to it.
First of all, this is not convenient in terms of mobility. Secondly, you need to have either a mouse with a Lightning connector or a mouse that is based on USB-C.
If you need a mouse for iPad only, there is no use buying expensive ones that have a lot of additional buttons, wheels, and advanced options. Unfortunately, iPadOS doesn’t support additional buttons.
Even the most standard back/forward buttons and middle-click are not supported by iPadOS 13.4. All it supports is left/right click and a wheel.
Also, iPadOS offers few mouse adjustment options. You will be able to change only pointer speed, secondary click button, and scrolling direction.
The choice of the best mouse for iPad depends on your needs and preferences. Some users like to use Apple trackpads, some – mice.
In my opinion, a trackpad is better as it supports additional multi-touch gestures and lets you quickly switch between applications and various parts of iPadOS. The mouse, in turn, offers more accuracy and control.