Need help choosing a mouse pad..


Feb 15, 2010
I keep reading that some mouse pads do better with laser or optics. I am not sure how to tell them apart. I am using a Logitech MX518, which I think is using optics. What are some good (maybe on the big side) mouse pads I should be looking at?
If you have a laser mouse you may need a pad with a flat, even surface that reflects the light properly. Special mouse pads are available. If you have a cheap optical mouse like I do, it will work on a natural wood desktop but it is not nearly as precise as a good laser on a flat, uniform surface.

Logitech says that mouse is optical and should work on a wide range of surfaces. It shouldnt need a special mouse pad, just a uniform surface.,en?|6276
The logitech spec page I linked specifically indicates that his model is designed to work almost any surface, even on glass.


Mar 22, 2010
SteelSeries QcK+ (any size if you prefer) works best with the Logitech Series, or Puretrak.

This mousepad I would suggest particularly for the MX518 is

Additionally, if you want mouse skates (increases smoothness by placing stickers in set places around the mouse to provide overall better traction), I'd look into purcashing these:

Hyperglide is the best there is.