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Soft/Cloth vs Hard/Plastic Mouse Pad.

#11unsolidsnakePosted 6/6/2012 7:38:16 PM
As for plastic ones, I've got this one and I like it much more than my old cloth one. Although the one I had was a cheapo.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002NIO792/ref=oh_details_o01_s02_i00

And Unhead, I'm gonna have to disagree with you, at least on cleaning. I noticed if any dirt or dust got on my cloth pad it would really get caught in the fiber of it and I could never get the damn thing clean, the hard plastic one I have now I can just wipe with a wet cloth. =] As for the mouse feet wearing down faster, hard to say for me. I used a deathadder with my soft pad for two years with no problems, then upgraded to the G9x with the hard pad. Have only had it for about a month now.
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#12Bazooka_PenguinPosted 6/6/2012 7:39:08 PM
Used to use soft but I like hard now. I might try a good soft one but I feel like I would be wasting money since my rocketfish pad is still in near-new condition
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#13Fade2black001Posted 6/6/2012 8:12:54 PM
People still use mousepads?!? Are you also using a mouse that has a ball in it as well?
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#14unsolidsnakePosted 6/6/2012 8:14:43 PM
IMO anyone that uses their desk is missing out. Everyone should have a mousepad. Hard or cloth, its much nicer than using your desk.
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#15Fade2black001Posted 6/6/2012 8:18:35 PM
unsolidsnake posted...
IMO anyone that uses their desk is missing out. Everyone should have a mousepad. Hard or cloth, its much nicer than using your desk.


HUH?!? This isn't the 90's bro
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#16DjHotnessPosted 6/6/2012 8:40:37 PM
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#17phoenix009Posted 6/6/2012 9:35:44 PM
Rocketfish gaming mousepad from best buy.
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#18spanishbobPosted 6/7/2012 2:42:25 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
People still use mousepads?!? Are you also using a mouse that has a ball in it as well?


I use a cloth mousepad at work with a built in gel wrist support. I couldn't use the desk (the noise would piss me off no end) not to mention the fact that my work mouse is crap and not ergonomic at all. At home I use a hard mousepad as I have a very expensive desk that I don't want to mark up. Plus the pad feels so nice.
#19gigapuddiPosted 6/7/2012 3:06:44 AM
From: Fade2black001 | Posted: 6/6/2012 8:12:54 PM | #013
People still use mousepads?!? Are you also using a mouse that has a ball in it as well?

your mouse feet are probably f'd up, and your mouse probably doesn't glide as smoothly.
#20_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 6/7/2012 5:56:53 AM
Personal preference. Also, some sensors work better on one than the other.

Personally I love the hard pads way more. Came from soft pads so had to get used to them, but when I did, I felt more accurate and because of the lower resistance I thought they were more comfortable to use. I do not like the ultra-smooth kind though. I prefer the ones with a slightly rough texture to give a little bit more grip (like the razer scarab).

One reason why I use a mousepad is so that when I game somewhere else, I can take my mouse and pad and have the exact same experience (also, there is no guarantee my mouse will track on any surface I may run into). I also think the glide on some pads just makes gaming more comfortable , and in my case, the pad pays for itself because without it, I would have to replace my mouse feet every 6-8 months.
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