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I think Zowie G-TF does also but it's even uglier imo.

Yeah I don't really know what they were thinking with the gimmicky "spawn" branding. As if peripheral companies haven't yet learned that lesson from all the fatal1ty stuff that is still sitting on store shelves unable to move for the last few years. And of course that doesn't actually say zowie on it so they had to add that silly tag that sticks out and looks even tackier.

It does look like a nice pad though, durability wise. That said, won't those thick anti-fray edges (which is a cool feature btw) block mouse movements along the edges? I guess the idea is to just not get near the edges hua?

sorry for anyone who tried reading this earlier. I posted with my phone and apparently it decided to auto-incorrect half the post. derp
Edited by Zero4549 - 6/30/13 at 8:05pm
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Just found a review on a couple soft pads over at hardforum.

Corepad Cerro and C1 both get fairly high marks.

They're both a bit stupid looking cosmetically but I can live with it I guess. Not as bad as the puretraks anyway.

From what I gathered, the Cerro is slightly quicker than my goliathus despite being heavily textured. I can live with the texture, my previous pad was a Mantis Control which is fairly similar looking. The cerro looks like it has a very nice build quality and I'm personally intrigued by the fact that it is "water proof". Does this mean it won't get all slow when it is very humid / when my hands get a bit sweaty? That is one of my biggest issues with my current pads (you know, aside from the fact that they are ancient and falling apart)

C1 on the other hand looks to be, from what I can tell, just a nicer version of the puretrak talent. Nice low friction smooth cloth, just with less manufacturing issues and less ugly print.

These assumptions even slightly accurate?
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I still have a Mantis Control in near perfect condition if I ever want something with more friction.

Uh... actually the razer control pads have less friction than their speed pads. The control pads have raised weaves which make the mouse feet come into contact with fewer weaves, while on the speed pads the whole mouse foot is touching the pad which increases the friction.
    
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Uh... actually the razer control pads have less friction than their speed pads. The control pads have raised weaves which make the mouse feet come into contact with fewer weaves, while on the speed pads the whole mouse foot is touching the pad which increases the friction.

They have less static friction yes, but more dynamic friction. They also don't feel quite as nice on the hand and are kind of ugly and hard to clean, but that's all off topic.

At any rate, I'm looking for a new pad, not arguing semantics about old ones I already own.

I guess this thread has run it's course. Everyone just seems to want to suggest the same two pads I've already mentioned I don't want (QcK - too sluggish. Talent - ugly, expensive, poor quality control, doesn't really offer anything I can't get elsewhere).
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Well if you live in the US and care about price there's always the supermat.
    
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Has anyone recommended the artisan hien yet? Its surface isn't like the "normal" cloth pad, so it has faster glide and better control than most cloth pads.
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Well if you live in the US and care about price there's always the supermat.

Price really isn't a big issue. I'm willing to spend up to 35-40 bucks or so on a nice pad as long as I can be assured that it meets my specifications.

Computers and oil paints are my only hobbies that cost anything, I don't watch TV or go to movies/concerts/etc so I can fairly easily justify expensive computer purchases if they will actually improve my computing experience.
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Has anyone recommended the artisan hien yet? Its surface isn't like the "normal" cloth pad, so it has faster glide and better control than most cloth pads.

Actually pretty much everyone has either complained about their Artisan pads, or complained about second hand accounts of Artisan pads. It seems no one likes them any more around here *shrug*.

As for the hein itself, it has a rough resin coating right? I'm not sure how I would feel about that. I don't like plastic pads at all, so if it feels more like plastic and less like cloth it probably isn't for me.

Do you own it? Can you compare it to any other mousepads you've owned?
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Lol why do people hate those hexagon patterns so much, I think they look "trippy"! party.gif

Anyway I have a Talent and it's got a couple of drawbacks from the "silky smooth glide".
The backing is rather bumpy and uneven, maybe a common problem to other thick pads but others con confirm that the Talent is particularly bad in this regard.
It does get better with time (or I just got used to it, probably both) but I believe there are better pads out there.
The cloth feels very nice, but does get sticky with sweat. Stopping is not really optimal for a lot of people, there is almost no feedback.
The backing is thick but rather firm I would say, here it comes down to personal preference. It doesn't feel squishy.

The only thing I seem to like about is the 48cm width. (and the friggin' hexagons! tongue.gif)

Did you check Tubbby's Artisan pad review? http://www.overclock.net/t/1321688/artisan-mousepad-review
The Hien looks more like a particular weave than a resin coating.. I mean the texture is given by the weave, I don't know if they coat it afterwards. I never read anything like that, Artisan often brags about how even their fastest pads don't feel like resin so I think that's really unlikely.
Looks like the Hayate only has durability issues, I've read contrasting opinions about the Shiden(s)

I myself was thinking about getting a Hien ve, the backing grain looks a lot tighter than Puretraks (Complexity and Talent use the same to what I've heard) even if it's not the expensive "single bubble rubber"

I use a G400 with standard feet BTW.
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Another Puretrak Talent fan here. Despite that, I hated the Complexity -- there's this weird scratchiness around the coL logo that made me think my pad was dirty all the time and I got really carried away sweeping my hand across it every couple minutes. wackosmiley.gif

To be fair I haven't tried the Artisan pads: I've used the QCK+ and Razer Goliathus control as well as the Razer Destructor 2. I am also interested to try out the Qpad CT but haven't picked one up yet.
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