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post #1 of 12
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Hi everyone,

I am just wondering what peoples thoughts are on all these big dollar mouse pads?
I am currently using a Razer Goliathus Standard speed refresh and i like the smoothness of it, but at $22 it is almost mid way point considering you can buy pads that go upto $60.

Does anyone on the forum make much fuss when it comes to a mouse pad? Is it simply a feel thing like a mechanical keyboard or does the extra you spend on a mouse pad pay off when you start going over $25?

I am thinking of buying something better, but i reserve my judgement until i know that i will get a better experience from a more expensive pad.
    
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It's mostly a feel thing. Once you get past a certain point of quality, you'll start getting diminishing returns and worse value for your money in most cases.
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Steelseries 4D surface /w my g9x is amazing. I would recommend it.
http://lowendmac.com/misc/mr07/1015.html
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i bought a func back when they were still available and it has held up really well. did it make me some gaming master...no, but it has retained a consistent feel for a couple years now. being able to customize it with my own design and having 2 different surfaces were nice bonuses as well.
    
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post #5 of 12
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Is it worth changing from the Razer Goliathus??? Mine is a medium size, size isnt much of a issue.
    
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post #6 of 12
Every mouse pad has its own feel independently from the cost and someone may prefer a cheap 10$ ones over a 60 $ one.
On the other side ,every sensor gives its best on a certain type of pad(color and material) and this is the only thing objective with building quality and dimensions.
I 've tried a great number of mousepads and i think that the right mousepad is as important as the right mouse ,but finding the right one it's actually very difficult.

If you want i can share my thoughts on the different ones i've tested,but the conclusions are highly subjective, so what's the best for me could actually feel the worst for you.smile.gif
post #7 of 12
I had your same mousepad, and just changed to a Razer Ironclad.
Well don't expect huge changes, just a different feel. The mouse goes on it like a charme of course, but nothing I didn't experience before with the Goliathus. The 60 bucks value is probably given by the design: it is terribly elegant on my black desk, and I quite like having an hard surface.
One more thing: as it is basically an hard metallic surface, it may feel a bit uncomfortable on your palm, not to mention that it becomes cold as **** in winter (positive note for summer though, it stays always chill! smile.gif ); on that side I preferred the soft and comfy Goliathus where I could rest my hand on.

The choice is up to you, just don't expect another different world as you buy it.
A friend bougth the Vespula anyway, hard double control/speed surface with wrist rest, and he was very happy with it. Comes even cheaper.
post #8 of 12
QcK... It is cheap and best! : )
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post #9 of 12
Artisan mouse pads are expensive and are of exeptional quality. Take the Artisan Hayate for example. It is a very fast cloth pad with good control at the same time. It even lowers the lift of distance (LOD) of some mice, compared to other mouse pads. Just browse through the review of HaiiYaa for a good overview.
post #10 of 12
just bought sharkoon rush pad: http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/node/839, price 9$. first impression is that it kicks ass big time. smooth as ice, and it seems it's the first time my g400 stopped jittering on 3600dpi (it does on qck heavy)

dunno about durability because it's brand new, will see in about 10 months:)
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