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Hey guys, looking for a new mousepad and I heard the G9x works best on a hard surface. Right now I'm using a cloth pad and movements are not as smooth as I'd like, plus cloth pads collect grime and are not easily cleaned.

I tried using my desk, it was certainly smoother but it was wearing out the feet quickly. Are there any hard pads that won't wear out my mouse feet and let my mouse easily glide over the surface? Something durable/cleanable and preferably not too expensive? Thanks
    
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Right now im using the CM Storm AK-47 edition, and I must say its perfect. Not too big, even tho its cloth it doesnt collect much, and cleans easy. you can find it on newegg for 12$
 
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I have a Razor Scarab and its a pretty nice pad. Im not a big Razor fan but the pad is solid. Steel Series also make nice pads. The 4HD is relatively inexpensive.
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To get the most out of the sensor in the g9x you need a hardpad like the mionix propus 380

Its big, not too expensive and better than steelseries 9hd, razer destructor
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I'm happy with my Nova Gaming Winner 3 pad. Small, hard surface and works well.


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Originally Posted by HaiiYaa;13519449 
To get the most out of the sensor in the g9x you need a hardpad like the mionix propus 380

Its big, not too expensive and better than steelseries 9hd, razer destructor

Looked up that pad and it says it's a flexible pad with a silver/metallic plastic coating. That seems like something that would crack off over time and become unusable.

You use that one? Any comments on longevity and how harsh that coating is on mouse feet?

My main concerns in order of importance are.
1. Something that will not wear out my mouse feet like my desk was doing
2. Effortless gliding
3. Durable

Thanks all, checkin out all your recommendations.
Edited by Bluemustang - 5/15/11 at 7:49pm
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluemustang;13519566 
Looked up that pad and it says it's a flexible pad with a silver/metallic plastic coating. That seems like something that would crack off over time and become unusable.

You use that one? Any comments on longevity and how harsh that coating is on mouse feet?

My main concerns in order of importance are.
1. Something that will not wear out my mouse feet like my desk was doing
2. Effortless gliding
3. Durable

Thanks all, checkin out all your recommendations.
Its not a coating, the pad is made of that material so it wont wear off.
I would say the destructor and 9hd was much harser on my mousefeet but then again they are all much more gentle to your mousefeet than your desk

The glide is effortless but still give you control when you move the mouse slowly. I can't say much about durablity other than I got the 9hd and the mionix propus 380 at the same time and the 9hd already have a mark where I had my hand while the mionix propus 380 look perfectly new


Here's some reviews if you want to read more about it

http://xsreviews.co.uk/2011/02/mionix-propus-380/
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/mionix_propus_380_review,1.html
http://www.dragonsteelmods.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=16999&Itemid=1
http://www.testfreaks.com/blog/review/review-of-mionix-propus-380-gaming-mouse-pad/
Edited by HaiiYaa - 5/15/11 at 11:19pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HaiiYaa;13521538 
Its not a coating, the pad is made of that material so it wont wear off.
I would say the destructor and 9hd was much harser on my mousefeet but then again they are all much more gentle to your mousefeet than your desk

The glide is effortless but still give you control when you move the mouse slowly. I can't say much about durablity other than I got the 9hd and the mionix propus 380 at the same time and the 9hd already have a mark where I had my hand while the mionix propus 380 look perfectly new

How long have you had both pads? It took about 6 months of use for my 4HD to form grooves where the surface has worn down enough to make the glide slower in the grooves compared to other areas. Would you say a new propus has a slower glide compared to a new 4HD/9HD?

@OP, I keep repeating what I have posted in other threads about hard pads and teflon mouse feet. I completely wore out both sides of an aluminum razer exactmat with an MX518 over the course of a few years and the teflon pads on the MX518 are still intact, the plastic belly of the mouse isn't dragging or anything. The same can be said of my hard plastic steelseries 4HD, I used a Xai and a G500 on it for roughly 6 months of use and the 4HD is worn, not the teflon feet of my mice. I wish it was the other way around because replacement feet are much cheaper than mouse pads.
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Razer Sphex, or similar hard mouse pad.

The G9x has superb synergy with the Sphex.
    
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try puretrak classic or deluxe, puretrak actually make durable and washable mousepads . I didnt tried them out yet, but my talent is still brand new after 2 years, and my qck worn out after 2 months. Don't get razer's mousepads, they all worn out very fastly, same for propus 380.
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