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M1 MacBook Optional Accessories Guide


Best budget mouse:

Logitech M535 Bluetooth Mouse ~ $28

Pros Cons
  • Compact
  • Reliable
  • Inexpensive
  • Up to 10 months of charge on a single AA battery
  • Not ideal for large hands
  • Bluetooth only (potentially an issue for some non MacBook devices)

Best compact mouse:

Satechi M1 ~ $30


Pros Cons
  • Compact
  • Inexpensive
  • Rechargeable
  • Not ideal for large hands
  • May require more frequent charging than others

Best full size mouse:

Logitech Triathalon M720 ~ $40


Pros Cons
  • Extra customizable buttons
  • Rechargeable
  • Connect up to 3 different devices without re-pairing
  • Comfortable for small to large hands
  • Acts as a wired mouse while charging
  • More expensive than budget options
  • Only designed for right handed users

Best touch gesture capable mouse:

Apple Magic Mouse 2 ~ $80


Pros Cons
  • Supports touch gestures (pinch to zoom, swipe etc.)
  • Compact
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Price
  • Mouse cannot be used while charging
  • No physical scroll wheel
  • Uncomfortable for large hands


Any 13.3" laptop sleeve or bag should work fine with the M1 MacBook Air. Here is just an example of something that works.

13-14" laptop sleeve on Amazon ~ $15

Adapters and Dongles

While your classroom will be equipped with a keyboard monitor and mouse, many have asked about buying simple adapters to use as accessories at home. Here are some examples of affordable compatible options.

USB Adapter

Simple adapter for plugging in mice / cameras / flash drives and other full size USB devices:

Full size USB to USB C adapter - 2 pack ~ $9


HMDI Adapter

Connect two USB devices and an HDMI device (Monitor/TV/Projector, etc.) to your Mac over a single USB-C port.

HDMI + 2 USB ports adapter ~ $25