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For the past 3 years, I've been using a large QcK mousepad that I managed to win, simply because it was free and worked pretty well. But I've always originally wanted to get a hard mousepad. Could anyone suggest a nice one for me? Also, I would be using a Razer Diamonback 3G and Razer Naga Epic on this surface. Not a Razer fangirl though, I like clean lines and a minimalistic look for mousepads.

Suggested questions answered:
7. Hard or cloth?
Hard.
8. Rough or smooth?
Not entirely sure, but likely rough. I think I've seen some in the past that are reversible, giving you the option to switch.
9. Which size approximately?
10, up to 20 inches, squared. I have lots of desk space, but like high sensitivity. c:
10. What's your maximum budget?
Basically none at the moment. I can always save up if the product is really worth it.

While I'm here, I was also wondering about the general consensus on sensor types in mice. I think I read somewhere a few years ago about all the advantages of an infrared sensor, which led me to buying the Diamondback. Is there a preferred or "best" sensor type now?
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I like soft pads myself. Check out Xtrac pads. They have both hard and soft (I have the Ripper soft pad). Plus if you want a mouse pad that literally covers your whole desk, they've got it (Ripper XXL).

Can't comment much about the mouse sensor. That's secondary to ergonomics for me. I've gone through some crappy Logitech mice and Razer is even worse IMO, but I've had a Logitech G500 for a while now and have no complaints.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 3/30/12 at 1:45pm
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post #3 of 9
steelseries make hard mousepads, i've been using one for years. I think it's called the 4HD. they do have newer and larger variations out now though that you could check out.
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When it comes to mice, I'm embarrassed to say that colour of LED is one of the primary characteristics I look for. It has to match my case/everything else. I am in love with the Naga Epic because of all the pretty colours. I'm a total sucker for eye candy. ._____.;

I've looked at Steelseries' stuff in the past and do like their products in general, but I wanted to see if there was anything else out there worth looking at. The XTrac's definitely look very cool.
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post #5 of 9
Hi!smile.gif

I had the Cyborg R.A.T 7 (same sensor as NAGA) paired with Razer Destructor and it was pretty decent.Since Destructor have been discontinued,I'd say go with the Razer Scarab.
post #6 of 9
SteelSeries 9HD is a good one.

It still wears quicker than cloth mousepads.
post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by cROKODILE View Post

SteelSeries 9HD is a good one.
It still wears quicker than cloth mousepads.

Wears quicker? Sorry if this is somehow an obvious question, but are hard mousepads actually less durable than soft/cloth ones?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xV1ral View Post

Wears quicker? Sorry if this is somehow an obvious question, but are hard mousepads actually less durable than soft/cloth ones?

Imo, yes. The plastic ones.

Glass mousepads could be the most durable. Never tested one though.
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Originally Posted by cROKODILE View Post

It still wears quicker than cloth mousepads.

I have been using a hard plastic Steelseries 4HD mouspad for 2-3 years now and it's still the exact same as the day I bought it.
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