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post #1 of 13
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Hey guys, I'm in the market for a new mouse pad.

I've been reading up on the G500 and supposedly the sensor fails hard on cloth pads.

So what pad should I get for this mouse so that it doesn't skip much when doing fast motions?
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post #2 of 13
Steel Series, cant remember the name of the hard one tho
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post #3 of 13
A hardpad like the steelseries 9hd/4hd would be your best bet
post #4 of 13
I used a 4HD when I used a G500, they seemed to work well for each other. The HD series was made for the Xai which uses the same sensor (S-9500) as the one in the G500, so one would assume that the HD series would be good for the G500.
post #5 of 13
i really like my X Trac Pad Ripper XXL with my g500.
post #6 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Vikhr;13902431 
I used a 4HD when I used a G500, they seemed to work well for each other. The HD series was made for the Xai which uses the same sensor (S-9500) as the one in the G500, so one would assume that the HD series would be good for the G500.

Does the HD make scratchy noises when you move your mouse on it?

Or is the top layer cloth?
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post #7 of 13
I pulled out my G500 and 4HD to see if they made any scratching sounds and they don't. I could imagine if some debris got on your mouse pad then sure but just moving around the G500 doesn't produce any noticeable scratching sounds.

The surface material is plastic with a rubber base, it's a very stiff mouse pad.
post #8 of 13
i have a g500, it does not fail on soft pads, it tracks fine on them , if you like the friction that is soft pads. Anyways I've been using my g500 on my megasoma for a while now and after several hard and soft mats I will never use a mousemat that isnt rubberized again. The tracking on the megasoma is simply perfect.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by duox;13903989 
i have a g500, it does not fail on soft pads, it tracks fine on them ,
Thats because you speed isn't high enough. Perfect control speed is definately much lower on softpads with the avago 9500 sensor in the g500
post #10 of 13
I use a Razer Goliathus Speed Extended cloth pad, with a Logitech G700 (same sensor as your G500), and I dont have any issues with it. I game at about 2200DPI for RTS, and about 800 for FPS games, which leads to some fairly fast movement with the right hand. I've yet to see any tracking issues.

My guess is that the Goliathus, which has a very tight, slick weave, behaves more like a hard pad than a coarser cloth pad with a looser weave.

This is based on precisely zero scientific proof, but thats what I've found with my set up.

If you have any more questions, shoot me a PM.
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