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#1 Mindovermaster

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:36

I need a new mouse pad, as my Xtrac PRO is getting like a grimy color, and is plenty dirty.

 

I have been looking at hard mouse pads, not the cloth ones they always have. As my laminate desk isn't the greatest surface to work on.

 

I previously had an Xtrac XXL. but that was a bit much. I like Xtrac pads, but am willing to look elsewhere. Budget is around $20-30. Any pointers?




#2 shozilla

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:39

Desk Pad



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 17:41

I don't want a full desk one.



#4 shozilla

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 17:54

I don't want a full desk one.


Well the desk pad won't fade the color or won't show dirty.. Works great.. I have it on mine.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 17:55

I've use a Steelseries 4HD for the past 3 years.

 

http://www.amazon.co...k/dp/B002J9G5AE

 

Its nice, easy to clean, and my Logitech gaming mice glide across it smoothly.



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 19:41

I have thin mousepads that I can custom print with dye sublimation. Any photo or graphics will work. PM me if interested. I use one at work and home.

#7 krisu007

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 15:12

once had a real writing pad (paper) as mousepad for scribblings and notes, papers to wrap away - hope you know what I mean.

Anyway, never ever again, didn't work, might be like your laminated desk.

 

The SteelSeries looks quite well -

 

Its nice, easy to clean, and my Logitech gaming mice glide across it smoothly.

Sounds like a declaration of Love :-)



#8 philcruicks

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 17:32

I also have Steel series one, but its too old and not on their site so can't link, but that is testament to how long its lasted.

 

Logitech and Razer both probably make good ones, personally I'd got for whatever company makes your mouse and keyboard (as I like having everything matching)

 

Hence I'm about to replace my steel series with the G440 as I got new a Logitech KB and Mouse for Xmas.

http://gaming.logite...aming-mouse-pad



#9 OP Mindovermaster

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 18:18

I have a Grey M305 and a Black K250. So they don't really match.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 23:40

I've used both hard and soft SteelSeries muse mats, all have been great, the hard one is still being used and it's close to 4 years old now, maybe older



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:19

you could always wash your old, one, i wash mine every few months, just soak it in water, rub a bar of soap over it and then scrub it, rinse it off and let it dry, comes out like new.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:31

Well I've been using a laminate desk for years and it has been just the perfect mouse pad for me :rofl:  Currently using a Razer Deathadder on it. Smooth ride and easy cleaning.

 

Other than that I'd recommend the person above's advice. If it works - it works. No need to waste money.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:55

you could always wash your old, one, i wash mine every few months, just soak it in water, rub a bar of soap over it and then scrub it, rinse it off and let it dry, comes out like new.

 

This is the easiest solution undoubtedly and the only way to go, IMO.

 

Budget of $20-$30 for a mousepad? Holy crap!!

 

I could replace all 9 mouse pads here for that much!

 

Edit:

Clicking on the links provided by the other posters, I see none of those pads are very cheap. Wouldn't spend that much on one my life time!



#14 philcruicks

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:06

This is the easiest solution undoubtedly and the only way to go, IMO.

 

Budget of $20-$30 for a mousepad? Holy crap!!

 

I could replace all 9 mouse pads here for that much!

 

Edit:

Clicking on the links provided by the other posters, I see none of those pads are very cheap. Wouldn't spend that much on one my life time!

Depends what your using your mouse for...I have a laminate desk at work and my hard gaming mat at home is much smoother so the mouse moves faster and smoother, very important if your an fps gamer, also a proper mouse mat will be designed with higher reflectivity than a desk, meaning more of the light the optics/laser produce got back to the sensor thus increasing the accuracy of the mouse.



#15 T3X4S

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:10

Man, I really wish func would stay viable.  They disappear, come back, disappear again.  They had great mousepads, recently I found a guy on eBay with a couple.  I bought 2 of them, only to realize they were not the model I needed....
 

UPDATE:  They are baaaack !  Go to func.net and you will see great products.