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What mouse mat do you use?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Guest-16, 27 Jul 2007.

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What mouse mat do you use?

  1. None - I like going bareback!

    136 vote(s)
    34.5%
  2. Free one I got with my PC. It's the size of a postage stamp.

    14 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. High End cloth mousemat

    66 vote(s)
    16.8%
  4. High End hard mousemat (plastic/steel/etc)

    118 vote(s)
    29.9%
  5. Ghetto baking tray/homebrew (modders Cheesecake)

    9 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. Cheap one I actually paid for but does the job

    51 vote(s)
    12.9%
  1. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I would have gone bareback at work. But the f**cking cleaners, never ACTUALLY cleaned anything.
     
  2. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Ratpadz GS, but it needs a clean since it's actually less silky than the desk it's on!

    But when clean it does make a difference (in reply to the person who said they're a con).
     
  3. GuitarBizarre

    GuitarBizarre <b>banned</b>

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    *shrug* I've never seen a mousepad thats offered any of the benefits they're touted for. A slight reduction in friction maybe, but all these pads that claim better tracking are just blowing smoke as far as I'm concerned. I've never had any tracking problems with good ol' wood veneer.
     
  4. Neogumbercules

    Neogumbercules New Member

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    Some cheap-o wal-mart mouse pad with a gel wrist rest. I used to use an old flat crap mouse pad I got with my super old Compaq. I haven't had wrist pain in my right had since I started using this one. Which reminds me, I need to get a better keyboard with a wrist pad.
     
  5. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    Some hard pad that came with my Razer Boomslang 2100 :D
     
  6. aix

    aix New Member

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    Everglide™ Titan Monstermat Cheesecake :thumb:
     
  7. zr_ox

    zr_ox Whooolapoook

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    After getting a Logitech G7 I went bare back since I just wanted to save space.

    Since buying a Death Adder I got an eXactMat and for gaming it's incredible. I never expected such a difference, granted that gaming an PS work are the only times you might benefit from a mat.
     
  8. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    Not at all, mousemats simply enable you to be more precise and accurate with your mousing. The purpose of them may have been to give ballmice grip, but the purpose for my optical mouse is the exact opposite. It's to minimise friction. Teflon beats an old desk with peeling paint for that.
     
  9. Hiren

    Hiren mind control Moderator

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    Work: Ratpadz GS

    Home: Bareback, although this black desk makes my mouse go screwy at times.
     
  10. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    Why wouldn't you use a mouse-pad? More so when you're a gamer than anything else, but whatever. The bottom's of mice pretty much get sanded down by table-tops, or at least my wooden computer desk does it. :(
     
  11. poenanie

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    My pad-history :

    Steelpad QCK+ \
    Speedpad ( with prey theme ) | Logitech MX518 with Steel padsurfers ..
    Steelpad S&S |
    Steelpad S&S /
    Steelpad 5L \ Logitech G5 ( 2007 version ) with Hyperglide Logitech G5 skates ..
    Steelpad SX ( Currently ordered , not in use yet .. ) /

    I'm a competitive lanplayer , hence the large amount of expensive mousepads i've allready had :p
     
  12. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE New Member

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    Qpad XT-R and Noidpad custom
     
  13. dB1

    dB1 Jedi Padawan

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    I use a Steelpad 4D for my G5 mouse - works like a charm
     
  14. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I chose None, but im currently in the market for a mousemat, as my desk is in two parts, and my mouse wont work on frosted glass:confused:

    Sam
     
  15. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    The reason you would still want a mouesmat with optical is to give a smooth surface to use it on, not everyone has a mouse/desk combo that works. Some crappy Saitek mouse I pulled out one of the cupboards here, for example, refused to work properly until I got a mouseman for it.
     
  16. alextwo

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    Some cheap ass cloth pad. I just hate the feel of using a mouse on just a desk.
     
  17. ElZog

    ElZog Defeater of Satan's Transformo Sofa

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    None, ever since I went optical mouse I haven't felt a need for one. Also I rarely have the desk space to fit a mat anyway (hopefully this will change next year when I go to a new flat.
     
  18. GiGo

    GiGo was once a nerd.....

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    Used to use a pad, but gave up after I got my second laser pad and upgraded my PC, decided that all the paper and crap that I shove on top of my desk every day covers the mouse pad to much to move, so much easier on the my leg or on top of the paper thats on top of my mouse pad.

    Im not a gamer (we'll I am but don't need the mouse for racing) so I does'nt make a difference.

    I also find that mouse pads get dirty and causes my mouse to get dirtier on the bottom than if I used the desk.

    Regards
    GiGo
     
  19. mashles

    mashles New Member

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    Steelpad QcK (currently on my 4th, i use my 3rd at work, my mum uses my 2nd) they are only £5 from scan so i tend to replace em like once every 6-8 months.
     
  20. FullThrottleRic

    FullThrottleRic New Member

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    Icemat black second edition with MX518 and teflon feet here, it's so much nicer to use than cloth pads or the desk :thumb:
     

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