will a fiber optic mouse work if it on a mouse pad?
- OICLv 49 years agoFavorite Answer
Yes, optical mice work perfectly on mouse pads. The only surfaces on which optical mice will have any trouble serving their purpose is on , or black surfaces. This is because they use red LED lights. The lights actually used for tracking are invisible to the human eye, and the red lights you see at the bottom of the mouse are simply indicators of whether the mouse is on, not for tracking.
So to answer your question, unless your mouse pad is extremely reflective and shiny, and black (some black surfaces will work depending on the smoothness of the surface), it will work perfectly.