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Of Mice and Mats

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 25 May 2006.

  1. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    that is a big pad, your mouse is happy with lots of room to play in :D
     
  2. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Well, I used a big flat soft mousemat the other day at a gaming centre with my MX510, and I found it terrible. Either my sensitivity was silly high, y'know what I mean. Or, it was too low, the majority of the time it was too low. I guess soft mats are good for those who like to take big sweeping movements, but I like an easy ride.

    Anyway, as requested heres a pic of my mousemet, a £3 teflon baking tray from Woolworths. It's getting a bit worn in places, I could do with a couple of new ones, but they're so cheap I don't mind replacing them every year or so. As the other pics show, they do also bend fairly easily, as the one in pic is. It's not an issue for me as I tend to blue tak them down, but I guess it might be for some. Apoligies for the atrocious picture quality, the camera is old and dirty and I suck.

    [​IMG]

    Other pics(equally bad quality I'm afraid)

    http://www.zen85473.zen.co.uk/DSCN1305.JPG
    http://www.zen85473.zen.co.uk/DSCN1306.JPG
    http://www.zen85473.zen.co.uk/DSCN1307.JPG
    http://www.zen85473.zen.co.uk/DSCN1308.JPG

    oh and don't even ask whats going on with that wall, just rest assured it's all getting turned white very shortly
     
  3. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    GREAT, that is what i need and what i will search tomorow, the pictures are enough to understand what i am looking for :D THANKS!!!!!!!!!! teflon....yumy:p

    if it bends i will stick a plank of wood under it, and you dont suck, YOU ROCK!!!!! :rock:

    this tray makes me hungry. :D
     
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  4. Denied

    Denied What's a Dremel?

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    Just have to post up. Someone else mentioned the Microsoft Bluetooth mouse, but I just wanted to add a little bit more to it. I bought a Xtrac Hammer mousepad since I need a stupid large mousepad... the oft told cliche of Help Desk & Support

    "My mousemat is broken"

    When combined with my bluetooth mouse my mouse sensitivity and accuracy actually got WORSE... significantly worse. I have a Razer Diamondback now just for playing games and the bluetooth jobbie is just used for browsing. I emailled Xtrac about the issues and initially they were really good about things but then they just stopped returning my emails.

    So moral of the story.

    Don't use bluetooth mice for games. And don't think a mousepad is going to make your bluetooth mouse any better!
     
  5. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    wrong, i like to be able to cross both screens without having to get up and drag my mouse across the desk too, no problem with a cloth mat :p
     
  6. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    Agreed, I love my megamat, it allows me to move my mouse across all 3 screens effortlessly. :)
     
  7. specofdust

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    That is odd then, I just found the softie I used terrible. There was just too much friction for me, maybe just I'm used to telfon on smooth plastic.
     
  8. Callum

    Callum What's a Dremel?

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    Based partly on the recommendation of this article (;)) I decided to buy a G5 with my new computer, but I'm really not happy with it. However, I think it may be a problem my end, rather than with the mouse itself. The mouse pointer is very jerky... Doesn't move smoothly at all, and it's not very accurate.

    My old, very cheap IBM optical mouse worked much mroe smoothly than this, but I'm sure I must just not have something set up correctly. There is no way a top-of-the-line mouse should be THIS crap... Especially as so many other people have good experiences with them...

    It's not that I'm not used to the DPI, cos I've tried a whole range, from 2000 to 400... And it's the same...

    Could it be my mouse mat? It's a free thing that comes with large orders of medicine (no, I didn't order large amoounts of drugs, my best friend's parents are doctors), and is thin plastic, barely thicker than thick paper. Not sure if it is covered in cloth or not... Kinda textured on top... Could be cloth, or just textured plastic...

    Here's a picture of it: (taken with my QuickCam Express, a lousy camera at the best of times, and worse when hovering above the mat, stretching the cable to its extent, held by an unsteady hand :p. Apologies ;))

    [​IMG]

    If this mouse only really works well with high quality mouse mats, then I am prepared to buy one, but I don't want to throw more money at what, essentially at the moment, is a crap mouse...
     
  9. Xen0phobiak

    Xen0phobiak SMEGHEADS!

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    ^Get a decent surface, if you need to test before you buy one, use a clean doormat.
     
  10. webchimp

    webchimp What's a Dremel?

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    I allways used to like the cloth type mouse mats like the ones by Allsop, the only problem with them is they get quite grubby after a while. Then I tried one of these: QPAD mouse mats. It's great, it feels just like a cloth mouse mat and moving the mouse over it is very smooth, but it has a coating on it so that it doesn't get grubby and you can wipe it clean if you slop your coffee on it. I've had one for a year or so now and it's still as good as new. :D
     
  11. jakeiswicked

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    i use a MX510 and a S&S Steelpad and its amazing, the mouse glides across the mat perfectly, and not once has my mouse been a reason for a death in an fps
     
  12. sl1xx

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    I want that razor mouse so badly ! plus it would go with my setup niceeeee :p
     
  13. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    How sensitive (or not) do you have it set? I traverse 4 screens with around 2 inches of movement :eyebrow:
     
  14. Hamish

    Hamish What's a Dremel?

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    yes i traverse 2 screens in about 2 inches, i was replying to someone saying they found cloth mats not very sensitive
    i use the vast surface area to allow me to mouse from different levels of reclination :p (also use it as an arm rest ¬_¬)
     
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