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coalminer071
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I currently just bought a Steelseries 4HD. Its a great mousepad however im looking for a mousepad which has less "speed", more percision based mousepad. any suggestions, thanks

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If you are looking for precision then the SteelSeries 5L is right up your alley.

Exzious
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Or you could, as I am wanting to, try the Razer Goliathus Alpha control version. It is supposed to be A3 sized and a soft mat that responds like a hardmat.

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Depends what mouse u have, what style u move your mouse.
I have DeathAdder on 5L. I don't use mousepads like Goliathus becoz i rise my mouse a lot and when u rise DA cursor moves.

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I just have never understood buying such expensive mouse pads. I normally use the "WowPad" series by http://www.microthin.com as they are smooth but have a built in prismatic surface that high-res optical and laser mice track wonderfully. You'll spend between $5-10 on one, and they are available everywhere.

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what is a mousepad actually good for i've already trown it away since mine first laser mouse. but stil whats te reason to use it?

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Desk surfaces on the microscopic level (which is what the laser is seeing) vary a lot due to grain. As you see in the pic above, my desk is natural wood, which is worse as the wood color actually indicates density of the wood. An even prism like that pad creates a perfectly even microscopic surface which aids in more even mouse tracking on the small scale. When I am doing video and graphics editing, I need mouse moves at one pixel range, so I need that perfect surface.

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k thx that explains a lot , mine desk is made of wood but you know the composed glue wood whit a plastic layer around it whit a wood print. is it is flat enough. and i have a dpi setting on mine mouse so accuretie isn't a problem i just switch the dpi, i

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Here's adding +1 to the microthin's... hard & fast surface with minimum elevation change. I every person I have had try one has bought one!

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My wife is the one person who I can't convert. I think it's because she has a heavy mouse handed and tends to slide the pad around, and adding tape to the underside defeats the "even surface" idea.

We just recently removed the G7 from her PC and got her an optical mouse, which is less picky about the surface, and she is gaming happily.

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Well it’s all depends if u play SP and some time go to MP and never play Clan wars (not interested whatever the reason) u can stick with that kind of mouse pads sure they are some skilled ppl that like these pad and use them but in the end they will go for pad like Razer, Steel, etc because u have better mouse control, accuracy and so on. It all depends what type of gamer u are and how serious u are about gaming.

I play on A4 tech for a long time using desk, book as a pad, gel pads, normal pads getting Razer DA and 5L HUGDE difference ... for me ofcorz.

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go tot he steelseries website n get a mousepad they have a wide variety of great pads

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Steelseries pads failed me all my life, honestly it all matters on your mouse feet first. Then go get a nice cheap mousepad that has a so to say material like a windows curtain just thin.

But if you are looking for a quality one thats not too much of a grip its just right, TBH one of the only things I liked for mousepads from razer was the Razer Megasoma mouse pad, has a GREAT Tracking grip on it so its not moving too fast but also not moving too slow.

Just have to clean it once in awhile which is easy cause its all white, but I personally love it being white, and has a nice surface area coverage.

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Why reviving an old theme like this one?

I use mousepads mostly for comfort. Almost got the Carpal tunnel syndrome from using mice on hard surfaces without a mousepad.

Also a good, large (and soft) gaming mouse pad does not limit your mouse or you hand which results with better move tracking and a coolnes factor.

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A cloth surface might give you less speed and therefor more precision. Though the latter is more to due with your settings rather than a mousepad.

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I like my SteelSeries mouse pad, but these days I fell like I need a wrist pad.

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I use the poor man's mousepad: Cardboard. Which is funny considering I use a Epic Gear $60 gaming mouse.

I just never understood the need for them. I'm heavy handed with my mouse, so I'd most likely move the pad around.

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I love the Razer Goliathus control version, It has a great design for my setup and it works perfect!

teerwik
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I would recommend the razer vespula

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i'm using the razer Destructor and i love it !

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Razer Vespula, I love this mouse pad. Love also the dual sidedness and the wrist rest.

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Should I buy the Razer Goliathus or Roccat Alumic ?

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Just replaced my WowPad, which was getting old and flaking due to lots of mouse time.

I found this Allsop at Big Lots for $4US, and decided to give it a shot. It is a metallicized surface (plastic base, so not dent or scratch proof, but still tough) that my MX Revolution sees as absolute perfection. What's nice is that the raised platform (5/16 of an inch, or 8mm) raises the mouse to a more comfortable position considering the wrist rest I have (bad arm, have to have it) and I wouldn't have ever known if I hadn't tried this pad. The pad also has a non-skid base, and a working area of 8¾" x 7".

I liked it so much, I just went back and replaced the other workstation's pad today.

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