Most manufactors claimed that you could perfectly use an optical mouse without a mousepad. But was that true? Well yeah , but working with a pad under your mouse is always much more comfortable. First I thought that there wasn't much difference between mousepads, but after using a few I noticed that there were huge differences.
Like today , by reviewing the Compad Speed-Pad, a high-end mousepad from the Freiburg (Germany) based firm Compad, They send me one sample of each of their Speed-Pads : a standard darkgrey one , a transparant , a green , a yellow and a blue one.
Read the review here