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Around a year ago or more I bought a cheap gaming mouse called x7 from a local retail store. This is the mouse http://www.x7.cn/en/product.asp?id=29.

As you can see from the poor grammar, I wouldn't call this professional at all. It's better than an ordinary mouse, but still bad. The mouse is heavy. An extra few grams more than my Samsung Galaxy SII.

So I decided to open up the mouse, and what did I find...a small rectangular metallic object added as weight, giving the mouse at least 50 grams more.
In addition, the mouse has this thin layer of rubber coating. It has these pads just like any mouse, but I think that sometimes, the rubber adds to the friction.

You see, when gaming and especially in Crysis 2 where precise movements are needed, I actually press the mouse harder. I can't change that, it's pretty much a muscle reflex like breathing. And although after removing the weight the mouse has become lighter and a bit more precise, I need to glide even better.

At the moment I have an ordinary cloth mouse pad that adds more friction, so what cheap one can I find? What I am using is something else that's made of plastic or whatever, it's flexible, and has less friction..but still not good enough.

The mouse has adjustable DPI. like not just preset values, customizable too, max is 3600 DPI as well as report rate.
I am currently using the 3100 DPI with low software sensitivity. Suggestions are welcome.
Edited by farmdve - 11/15/12 at 4:56pm
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I wouldn't call a product "not professional" simply because of the grammatical mistakes in its descriptions. English level and craftsmanship do not have very strong connection. That said, I agree that A4Tech is not a top-notch company but their products are still quite good.

The pads underneath the mouse are mouse feet that are probably made of teflon (PTFE), not rubber, although I cannot confirm for this particular model. For best glide, I suggest one of the followings:-

1. Artisan Shiden-kai / SS I-2 / SX plus Teflon mouse tape
2. SS 4HD / Razer Scarab/Destructor / Zowie P-TF Speed / Func 1030 Reborn / PowerSupport AirPad Pro III (matte black), etc
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A cheap-ish pad with low friction? Maybe a Steelseries 4HD? I don't keep very up to date with hard pads, which I imagine you would do well with considering the way you mouse.
    
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