Tom's Hardware Guide has published a mousepad guide, you can check it out over here. In the review the author compares 14 gaming mousepads against some old mousepads, a magazine and no mousepad at all.
Sick of the iPad? Read about the other pad—the mousepad. If you haven’t given your mouse’s surface any thought lately, check out our review of 14 new ones, plus other surfaces.
We hate to say that the answer is “it depends,” but when it comes to mousepads, it’s really all about your personal preferences and the layout of your office and computer. Hardcore PC gamers will definitely want one, as will professional photo editors, graphic designers, and anyone else who uses their mouse for work.