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post #1 of 12
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So I have a Razer Destructor now that has some wear spots in it.

What type of pad is considered the best choice to pair with optical mice? Specifically the Logitech G400. I like big pads, thin profile. No real price range because I don't know what is considered good. I got the Destructor very cheap a while back and that is why I bought it. Like it pretty well but don't like the flat spots lol.

I play FPS games mostly.
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post #2 of 12
Steelseries QCK Heavy?
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Steelseries QCK Heavy?
Cloth pads alright for optical or are hard pads better? How smooth is the surface and what does the "heavy" mean?

Sorry for playing 20 questions lol. I like to learn all I can from people who know more than me.
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post #4 of 12
I have had my Qck Heavy for over 2 years now, and I find it very comfortable. It's thick enough to cushion your wrist and arm; I would say it's about .25 in thick, about twice as thick as the destructor (going by online description).

I just ordered the Puretrack talent, though it hasn't come in yet. People have said that it is a very good cloth pad, if that's is what you are looking for. It is supposedly thinner than the qck heavy as well.

Edit: Heavy is just the model name. I think it's named that because of its thickness over Steelseries's other mousepads. As far as smooth, it's definitely enough to make fine movements, but your mouse isn't going to fly off the pad at every movement.
Edited by podunk - 10/18/11 at 7:05pm
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post #5 of 12
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i don't know if I'd like cloth or hard better. Is one considered more durable (longer lasting) or better for optical tracking?
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post #6 of 12
I think a hard pad would wear out your mousefeet faster, but would last longer than a cloth pad. It's a compromise - do you want to replace your mousefeet or mousepad? You can machine wash the puretrack talent though, if you are worried about cleanliness. I am not sure about tracking, but I use my G5 on my qck heavy without a problem, even though some say the G5 sensor is junk (it's laser).
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post #7 of 12
I went from a razer exactmat to a Qck+ pro gamepad for my razer naga epic and it's amazing. Better control, gliding etc.
But my logitech G9x hates it and have to use the exactmat when I swap over.
kinda annoying really.
post #8 of 12
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anyone know anything about Glass surfaces like the SteelSeries Experience I-2? Is that just overkill and unnecessary?
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post #9 of 12
I don't think glass works too well with optical mice.
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post #10 of 12
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xTrac...been looking them over. How do they compare to the Steelseries QcK?
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