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Hello there !
I want to change my 4 year old Razer mantis control mat, and i was looking towards something like a razer Vespula or Scarab.
The thing is i already bought the razer Vespula but i can return it within 30 days. But i am thinking that i did a mistake into buying vespula and not Scarab.

Any of you tested both and can say which is better?
I use a Deathadder and i can tell you that the vespula pad is kinda small for the DA, but in the end if u get used to its sizes u can kinda of get over this issue,(also the wirst wrest is useless since it's hard) but STILL, regarding the PERFORMANCE:

Vespula or Scarab?

Any of you can tell me for sure?
Thanks in advance !
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post #2 of 7
The scarab is "technically" a better mouse pad. It sells for much more than the vespula and has a harder, more textured mousing surface. It'll be slightly more accurate than the vespula.

Hope that helped. Check out the razer destructor. It's quite large, has a great hard surface that promotes extreme accuracy for "gamers". I bought mine a few months ago and it's the best out of the 4 razer pads I've owned.
 
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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
thanks a lot for a good answer, + rep !
You say you own a destructor and you compared it with others and it's the best, but did you compare it with the scarab?
Should i buy then the destructor over the scarab?

They say that the scarab is the improved version of destructor, but i am afraid that is just pure marketing by razer.
Edited by flashvlad - 5/1/11 at 8:28am
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post #4 of 7
It's hard to say which one. It all comes down to what you will be doing more with your mouse, gaming or general computing. The scarab is a perfect general computing pad while the destructor is geared more towards gaming. Currently the ironclad is the top end hard pad that is the best for all around use.
 
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post #5 of 7
I use scarab for gaming, bc2, mw2, arma2, crysis2
Scarab so smooth, very close to SX.
The crystal coating really gives more precise tracking.
(mouse: naga epic, ikari laser)
Without the cool wrist feeling in the winter.(I live in the north)

check out this vid;
[ame]www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTQa-2yNXP4[/ame]

Sorry, cannot help much biggrin.gif
Edited by qcktthfm1 - 5/1/11 at 7:49pm
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If you decide to go a non Razer way I would suggest you Mionix Propus 380...this thing is amazing for 20 some $...check the pics/first impressions I did...I went from Razer Ironclad that was a pure disappointment frown.gif
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Hands down destructor. I'd would recommend the scarab but I've heard way to many stories of the gel coat wearing off. But the destructor lasts, its one of the best mousepads I've ever used, and the only one I've had to own in two years.
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