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post #1 of 14
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Kind of looking at one of these surfaces for my G9x. Anyone tried both of these and can attest to one being better than the other with my mouse? I figured the white would be better for a laser, but then again I can't say for sure from experience. Thanks for any help.

Edit: Razer Scarab, and Steelseries QcK if anyone was unsure.
Edited by Beefcake18 - 10/24/11 at 5:06pm
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post #2 of 14
The sensor in your mouse will work better on a hard pad therefore the scarab is the better choice of the two.
post #3 of 14
It really depends your personal preference on different materials.
Someone doesn't like hard surface, other people don't like the slow cloth material.
This one is better for me, might not suitable for you.
It depends on your mousing experience.
First question: which material do you prefer?
FYI, I use scarab & goliathus biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 14
The sensor tracks a little bad with the Qck ( a lot of neg accel) because it's a clothpad but she tracks at the top with the Scarab beacause it's a hard pad.
post #5 of 14
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I've only really used my wooden desk as my "mousepad" for the last 10 years. I wore my G5 out on the desk, and small dirt particles would always roll up under the mouse and into the sensor or I could just feel it while tracking. So, I don't actually know what I prefer as a surface, cloth or hard. I did do a couple week stint on a small low quality cloth pad, but it started peeling the feet on my G5 so I ditched it. I like my mouse to be very responsive, so I was kind of leaning toward the scarab.
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beefcake18;15447378 
I've only really used my wooden desk as my "mousepad" for the last 10 years. I wore my G5 out on the desk, and small dirt particles would always roll up under the mouse and into the sensor or I could just feel it while tracking. So, I don't actually know what I prefer as a surface, cloth or hard. I did do a couple week stint on a small low quality cloth pad, but it started peeling the feet on my G5 so I ditched it. I like my mouse to be very responsive, so I was kind of leaning toward the scarab.

Maybe a razer sphex would be your best choice.
I used an A4 sheet many years for mousepad and when decided to get a real one I got the QCK, I didn't like it cause it felt too warm and plushy. The sphex, on the other hand, once installed is a part of your desk and is a pretty nice surface with excellent tracking and glide.
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post #7 of 14
When I had a G9x on my Qck, it worked fine except the lift off distance made the mouse stutter as it was struggling to track the mouse pad after lifting it, went on my hardpad and it completely went away. I guess it would depend on the G9x as some people had no problems. Now I use the Qck with my storm spawn and it works fine on here as well. But for the specific sensor in the G9x I would use a hardpad but that would also depend on your preference as some people like softpad better etc..
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post #8 of 14
Razer sphex is a fantastic choice for g9x I completely agree. It has amazing synergy in terms of movement and tracking with the g9x.
post #9 of 14
I just want to re-iterate that you may find cloth isn't the best surface for the g9x in terms of performance. There are an array of hard pad options and I personally recommend the Artisen Shiden, however many people attest to the Icemat as well. I prefer the Shiden because it's really the only hard/hybrid pad that performs great but also comes in a large size.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by exousia;15467356 
I just want to re-iterate that you may find cloth isn't the best surface for the g9x in terms of performance. There are an array of hard pad options and I personally recommend the Artisen Shiden, however many people attest to the Icemat as well. I prefer the Shiden because it's really the only hard/hybrid pad that performs great but also comes in a large size.

Seems a search for the icemat returns the experience i-2. Is this what you're referring to? I'm definitely open to looking at different options. I'm on TDY right now, and I've just been buying stuff and having it shipped home. Still searching for a good surface.
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