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View poll results: Is a good mouse pad / mat considered an optional accessory?
No, its essential to pwn n00bs.. and the ladies love it too. 14 60.87%
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The importance of a good Mouse Pad / Mat?
SyKRyD 
18/8/08 12:04:02 PM
Learner
was just sitting on the train this morning (on the way to work, with atomic in hand being my only salvation from the dreaded monday-itis) and was reading the review on the razer mouse mat. one particular line that struck me was that often a good mouse pad was regarded as an optional accessory...

i was pondering this thought.. is it?

when my brother handed over sixty odd dollars in exchange for what he claimed to be a quality mouse pad, i thought to myself, 'what a waste', 'you have too much money'.. any attempt to convince me otherwise were dismissed rather quickly (due to my own ignorance).

fast forward 12 months and i, myself, have an aluminium razer mouse pad sitting on my desk (with a price tag i would rather not disclose). utterly blown away with the difference it makes to general, professional and gaming use.

no doubt amongst meer mortals the mouse pad is often overlooked. but it has lead me to ponder that, amongst my fellow supreme geekoids, is a good mouse pad / mat considered an optional accessory?

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Jeruselem 
18/8/08 12:09:08 PM
Guru

I don't use one, mainly due to restrictive amount of desk space I have.

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TheFrunj 
18/8/08 12:22:14 PM
God

I don't use one, stopped when I got a laser mouse a few years ago. Optical still needs a mousepad though.

But if you're ultra-hardcore with more dollars than sense, sure a large mousepad would be a nice luxury.

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Harmonic Cacophony 
18/8/08 1:01:54 PM
Titan

I never use one. Desk for me.

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Randy Andy 
18/8/08 2:55:32 PM
Champion

My desk fubared the feet on my old G5 so i got a razer exact mat for my G5 2007 and will never go back to the desk

<3 the awesome wrist rest

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nesquick 
18/8/08 5:09:40 PM
Guru

well i was considering getting a new mouse and can not make up my mind on the whole do i need a mouse mat thing so i will be interested to see what people say.

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mohawk 
18/8/08 5:20:40 PM
Guru

I use a 2007 G5 on a FUNC Archtype 1030 MBA pad. I can either choose to use the smooth side or rough side depending on what my needs are for a particular game and my mouse just glides over it with no effort at all.

I love it.

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das_book 
18/8/08 7:46:32 PM
Overlord

A quality mousepad is neither nessisary, nor is it something that can be overlooked.

It all depends on how you use the mouse, and what your needs are, and more $$ does not mean better quality with mousepads or mice.

My Razer Mantis Control put me back $29, to me thats a low price to pay for what I got.

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maccdaddy 
20/8/08 12:03:22 AM
Overlord

I have a Razer Exact Mat and I could never go back to anything else. The control side is great for normal mouse use, and the speed is good for gaming :D

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c0nc0n 
20/8/08 3:28:00 PM
Champion

I can't be fucked flipping over my ExactMat, just leave it on speed. I use uber high sensi even in Windows. It's just me that's all XD

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m4rx>> 
20/8/08 7:00:28 PM
Champion

+1 concon, 'cept I use the control side all the time.

Though I was tempted to tick the "oh I could spend this money on more graphics POWAR which beats this which... wait" option, I don't think I could ever go back to no mouse pad.

Not ever. No.

Not even for you, God-Frunj

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discoInferno 
20/8/08 10:08:23 PM
Charge

I've tried using mousepads, I really have, but they just annoy me. Maybe it's because I've never gone any further than using the tiny, little, free corporate ones I get from work - or maybe it's because my desk does the job quite nicely.

Either way, at the moment I'm happy without one.

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Waltish 
23/8/08 7:58:31 AM
Hero
Titan


Essential that you get something that works the way you need it to.

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m0zes 
23/8/08 9:16:11 PM
Champion
It all depends on the desk surface, my old desk had a surface finish that was ideal for mouse use, so i never bothered with a mouse pad. However i just bought a glass desk today, so i'll be picking up a mouse pad to suit during the week, regardless of how good lazer mice are, they still hate glass.

cheers


Edited by m0zes: 23/8/2008 09:16:50 PM

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das_book 
24/8/08 11:44:48 AM
Overlord

Quote by m0zes
regardless of how good lazer mice are



lol you made a funny


Edited by das_book: 24/8/2008 5:50:32 PM


Edited by das_book: 24/8/2008 5:50:50 PM

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Randy Andy 
24/8/08 5:19:46 PM
Champion

Quote by das_book
Quote by m0zes
regardless of how good lazer mice are Edited by m0zes: 23/8/2008 09:16:50 PM



lol you made a funny



shh you :P

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sirsquidness 
26/8/08 10:26:48 PM
Champion

You know those fabric bags you get from super markets that are "green" and "good for the environment"? I use the plastic insert from thebottom of one of those.

I would just use my desk, but the mouse I use is heavy (wireless MX5000 Laser) and the surface of the plastic insert seems to give the least resistance of the devices I already have. cbf'ed paying for a pro mousemat.

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zzchatom 
29/8/08 5:31:05 PM
Journeyman
i have an razer exactmat + deathadder... and it is great.. u don't realise how good it is untill u use it then go back to using ur desk, it's smooth ur find ur desk is kinda grippy especially if u sweat..
but sometimes i find the mouse can be disabled due to like.. a piece of random fur or rubber shaving from ur rubber falls beneath the laser housing under the mouse... (the exact mat is more grippy with things like rubber shavings bits of fur etc...

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maccdaddy 
30/8/08 12:20:05 AM
Overlord

Haha I just did that because you mentioned it and the extra friction is insane lol.

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amdDarcy 
1/9/08 6:59:04 AM
Guru

I am using a Everglide something-or-other. Cant remember the exact name as i have had it for years now. I could probably get away with using the desk, But i have a mat so why bother.

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