Apple has introduced support for mice relatively recently – but it’s always better later than never! And today we’re here to check out the best mice for iPad to finally enjoy a feature we always wanted and needed.
You can connect almost any bluetooth mouse to your iPad if you’re running the latest OS. This is done by pressing just a few buttons in the settings menu – as easy as possible!
But which are the best mice for iPads this year? We’ve done all the research so that you don’t have to and we’re here to report our findings – the top bluetooth mice for iPads in 2021!
The products that we’re recommending below range from small and classy, perfect for the minimalist style of iPads to more complex, feature-rich mice that offer an ergonomic design and are better suited for longer hours of constant use.
Either way, all of these mice are top quality and no matter which one you choose, you will be very satisfied with your purchase. We’re sure of that!
We have more details about each of the models below, but if you don’t want to go through all of that and just want to buy your mouse right away, you can pick your favorite from the table below.
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|Model||Quick details||Store link|
|KLO Bluetooth Mouse||Cheapest, sleek design, rechargeable battery||Check price|
|Jelly Comb Mouse||Nice comfortable design, rechargeable battery||Check price|
|Microsoft Mouse 3600||Good ambidextrous design, high quality, needs AA battery||Check price|
|Logitech M535||Great overall quality, ergonomic for either hand, uses AA battery||Check price|
|Logitech MX Anywhere 3||Editor’s choice. 4,000 DPI, works on glass too, amazing battery life (rechargeable)||Check price|
Now let’s find out more about the best bluetooth mice for iPad below! We’re listing them from the cheapest to the most expensive at the moment of writing.
KLO Bluetooth Mouse
Portability is most likely the most important thing you’re looking for when it comes to a mouse for iPads.
The KLO Bluetooth Mouse offers that without being so small that it is uncomfortable or difficult to handle if you have larger hands. It’s just the perfect size for optimal portability.
It has two buttons and the scroll wheel – so no extra buttons for you to customize more advanced features. But most of the users don’t even need extra buttons, especially on an iPad.
It has good sensors and a great response time, with the optical chip easily switchable from 800 dpi to 1,200 and 1,600. Usually, you just set it to the maximum number and enjoy a perfect scrolling experience!
The battery life is great, especially since the mouse comes with an auto-off feature that saves energy.
Depending on actual usage, you will easily get from it at least several days on a single charge, but regular users should expect it to last weeks. When the battery depletes, it needs just around 1.5 hours to recharge.
The best news is that, if you don’t like the color, there are various options available to really make it fit the style of your iPad and/or its cover.
Jelly Comb Bluetooth Mouse
This mouse is very similar to the one recommended above, both in terms of price and performance.
Its design is a bit different and seems a bit less suitable in terms of design for Apple fans, but it is more comfortable to use so we’d actually consider it a better choice if you anticipate using it for hours at a time, as it is a bit taller than the previous model.
It is a smaller mouse compared to regular mice, but still not too small to be uncomfortable or awkward to use. But it’s definitely more suited for those with smaller hands than the other way around.
It also offers better DPI values, meaning that it will offer more precise scrolling (1,000, 1,600 and 2,400 DPI). Even though for more casual users, the difference won’t be extremely noticeable, it’s always best to have better sensors for more accurate movement.
I like the fact that the clicks are silent and the mouse overall is easy to use. Its rechargeable battery has a lower capacity compared to the previous model, but thanks to the auto-off feature, you will still be able to get around a couple of weeks of use on a single charge most of the times.
Overall, a good cheap mouse for your iPad. It comes in different colors (although not as many as the previous model) and you’ll be extremely satisfied with it.
Microsoft Bluetooth Mouse 3600
It’s almost sacrilegious to use a Microsoft mouse on your iPad, but the truth is that the mouse itself is so good that it simply can’t be ignored.
This one is nice and sleek, with a great ergonomic design, meaning that it will be very comfortable to use it even for multiple hours in a row.
As an added advantage, it has an ambidextrous design, meaning that left handed folks will feel great using it.
Just like the previous models, this is not a big mouse – but not too small either. Perfect size for portability, which is exactly what we’re looking for when searching for the perfect mouse for iPads.
The biggest disadvantage (or advantage – depending on your perspective) is that this is an older model and it doesn’t have a rechargeable battery.
Instead, it uses a single AA battery which lasts about 12 months. It also has an indicator that tells you when the battery’s about to run out of juice so you can change it.
This makes it a bit heavier (due to the battery’s weight) than other models, but I prefer these to rechargeable ones since the battery last so long and you don’t have to constantly recharge it. (Yes, I consider recharging a mouse every 2 weeks “constantly”)
But all in all, it has a great design, it works well and can be the perfect product for your needs.
Logitech is probably the best known brand when it comes to computer mice and their reputation is built on years of offering amazing products. And the M535 makes no exception.
This works flawlessly with iPads, offering a truly ergonomic mouse that feels great in the hand.
It’s also smaller to be extremely portable and just like the Microsoft mouse, it is built to be easily used by both right handed and left handed people.
Thanks to its laser-grade optical sensor, it works on all kinds of surfaces and offers flawless cursor movement. Fast and with great response times!
The clicks are not completely silent, though and – just like the previous model – it doesn’t come with a rechargeable battery, but instead requires an AA battery.
This gives you enough energy for up to 10 months, though so it shouldn’t be that big of a problem as long as you don’t forget to buy an extra battery and have it around.
All in all, we are talking about a high quality bluetooth mouse manufactured by a company that is well known for its mice. A great choice, in other words, for all iPad users which prefer this design.
Logitech MX Anywhere 3
The most expensive product on our list, but by far the absolute best mouse for iPad. Without any doubts.
The main reason? Logitech’s MX Anywhere 3 comes with an out-of-this-world Darkfield sensor that runs at 4,000 DPI. This means that you can use it on any surface, even on glass! How amazing is that?
Even more, it has five programmable buttons that can be customized in iPadOS 13 and above – so it offers even more functions and options than any of the other mice on the list.
It has incredibly precise and comfortable scrolling as well, and it feels great in the hand thanks to the premium design with silicone side grips.
Another good feature – one that makes it extremely versatile and might actually save you some money – is that it can be paired with up to 3 devices. Switching between them is made with a simple press of a button. So you will no longer need to buy more mice if you use more devices. Pretty cool!
Sure, you might not need all these bells and whistles – in which case you can easily choose one of the previous models.
But if you want the absolute best, in both design and functions, you will have to get this one for your iPad.
It also has a rechargeable battery that offers up to 70 days of usage on a single charge. And even if it runs out of battery, a quick 1-minute charge will give you enough power for 3 hours! Perfect!
How to Connect a Bluetooth Mouse to Your iPad?
Now that we know which are the best mice for iPads, let’s see how to actually connect them and make them work with your tablet!
In order to use a mouse with your iPad, you must make sure that your device supports and has installed the latest OS (iPadOS 13 or above). This introduces an easy option that allows you to connect a bluetooth mouse to your tablet.
In order to actually connect the mouse, simply go to your iPad’s Settings – Bluetooth. From there, under “My devices,” tap your mouse and hit the “Pair” button.
That’s it! This is all that you have to do in order to connect your newly purchased bluetooth mouse to your iPad.
It took Apple a while to offer native mouse support for iPads, but they’re finally here. And you have our top recommendations above, each of them being great choices for sure.
But if you want to have the absolute best model, make sure you choose the Logitech MX Anywhere 3.
If you prefer another model from our list, you’ll still be extremely satisfied with the performance they offer. In the end, it’s the design that matters too so make sure you choose one model that you really like!
And if you want to read more about iPads, why not check out a previous article where we discuss whether you should buy an iPad to your child or not?