Originally Posted by popups
The aluminum pad I had didn't allow the optical sensor to perform at its best. A lot of negative acceleration. After awhile the teflon had made its way into the metal and ruined the glide. Never felt like buying another metal pad again.
My mouse has a nifty laser called a "Dark Field", it even works on glass. One of the few perks it has I found was actually worth it. So I imagine even difficult surfaces will work with it.
Originally Posted by meih
You eventually have to change either the pad or the glides since it's basically two materials rubbing against each other.
By "glides" do you mean the soft surfaces on the mouse? Because I've been using my MX Perform on a rough plastic table top for maybe a year now, and sure the soft cushions thingies are a little scratched but they're intact. That's part of the reason why I was leaning towards a hard mouse pad, I am effectively already using a hard surface for my mouse. Though looking at my poll results... I'll probably buy a soft.
Also, all of the Icemats I could find seem to have 5/5 star reviews (which is good), but they also seem to be discontinued... Same with the "Everglide Titan", it looks like they don't make them anymore. Any other recommendations that would still be available somewhere?Edited by PhilippeLemay - 4/11/13 at 7:19pm