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.