mighty mouse on a pad?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ero87, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    A friend recently laughed at my using a mouse pad with my mighty mouse, claiming that optical mice should not have mouse pads. Is this true? What's best for my mouse?
  2. Danksi macrumors 68000


    Oct 3, 2005
    Nelson, BC. Canada
    Depends on the surface you're using the optical mouse on. They don't work very well on shiny surfaces (like my desk) for starters - cursor zips off in all directions unless I use a piece of paper, book, mouse-mat, even my leg is better than the desk! :)
  3. kugino macrumors 65816


    Jul 10, 2003
    it depends on what surface you're using. those optical sensors have a hard time "seeing" if the surface is very white and shiny or if it's clear, like glass. i have a glass computer desk and i need a mouse pad for my mighty mouse.

    but, it need not be a mouse pad...mouse pads were originally texturized for those rolling ball mice but you can use a sheet of dark paper, for example, which would work perfectly. just continue using your mouse pad...there's no "right" or "wrong" by using a mouse pad.

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