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Since US retailers are finally picking this up I will be grabbing the spawn soon.

Is there a clear favorite as far as pads go for this mouse?
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Here we go again. Since it's optical, it will work on any mouse pad (hard or soft).

Do you prefer a cloth surface or a hard surface?
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To find a good mousepad I believe it's up to the individual to find one which works good for you. But what I could recommend is the Razer Goliathus, or Roccat Tatio or Sense. Thouse have been the last three I've tested out, lover them all - at the moment I'm using the Razer Goliathus. But thinking of going back to the Tatio. But again, also believe that a good mousepad is also very much up to the person using it, how you feel about it. And yeah, since it's optical, mostly and pad will do - so choose the one you feel like suites you the best. smile.gif
     
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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by FlipBack;14177720 
Here we go again. Since it's optical, it will work on any mouse pad (hard or soft).

Do you prefer a cloth surface or a hard surface?

Haven't used cloth in a very long time. I have a razer exactmat currently which is a hard surface but I have no preference.

I read somewhere that this sensor is very sensitive to certain colors on a pad as well as logos so that is part of my concern in seeking recommendations.
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post #5 of 25
Stick with dark colors, as the newer firmware doesnt seem to like bright stuff. I would suggest puretrak talent or stealth. Both solid cloth pads that have been proven to work well with spawn. They are also better than the qck.
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post #6 of 25
If you want a hard pad, I have the steelseries 4HD. I don't have any complaints -- haven't gotten my Spawn yet but I don't expect any issues.
post #7 of 25
works with no issues on artisan hien value edition - red, i prefer it over hien hard black because it's softer, provides more control and it's a bit more comfortable when you're planting your wrist over its rough surface, lod is kinda lower too.
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post #8 of 25
Optical mice like the spawn are best used with cloth for performance and for comfort. I wonder what the comparison would be between puretrak talent and hien value
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post #9 of 25
I got 3 talent pads ( 1 sold already ) value is a bit thinner, not as silky smooth to the touch,quite different imo, If you're all about speed and precision get hien, if you just want something comfortable and soft get talent, talent is overrated imo, it's very high quality but it's not humidity proof nor does its texture provide much precision to the hardcore fps gamer.

When your mouse glides over the hien it's fast and rough, it glides with ease but at the same time you can use the feedback you get from the rough surface for control purposes, talent is just smooth comfortable and incosistent ( in terms of glide ) stay away if your palm tends to sweat during gameplay !
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post #10 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChristianEx;14177750 
To find a good mousepad I believe it's up to the individual to find one which works good for you. But what I could recommend is the Razer Goliathus, or Roccat Tatio or Sense. Thouse have been the last three I've tested out, lover them all - at the moment I'm using the Razer Goliathus. But thinking of going back to the Tatio. But again, also believe that a good mousepad is also very much up to the person using it, how you feel about it. And yeah, since it's optical, mostly and pad will do - so choose the one you feel like suites you the best. smile.gif

Which Goliathus is yours? Speed? Fragged edition (with the green splash)?

Which firmware are you using?


I've heard that Spawn doesn't track well in light coloured surfaces with latest firmware and I'm wondering whether the green splash in Fragged edition is enough to affect its tracking.
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