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Lowest LOD mousepad for optical mice (Kone pure optical)?

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Hi all,

I wasn't sure if this really belonged in the kone pure optical thread or not. I'm trying to find a hard pad with the lowest LOD for my kone pure optical. Below is what I own and have tried so far:


Func 1030L: Very high LOD
Mionix Ensis 320 Silver: Very high LOD
Mionix Ensis 320 Black: Low LOD (~0.5-1CD)
Razer Invicta: Very high LOD
Wooden desk in picture: Low LOD

This is the LOD on the Func 1030L:



I'm currently using the Mionix Ensis 320 Black, it's pretty good but the coating on it is very fragile, scratches easily, and shows tons of grease from my palm. I'm ideally looking for a hard pad replacement that isn't gigantic, all of these pads are 2x the size I actually need as it is but they're tolerable. The most important factor is minimum LOD. Thanks!
Edited by bleomycin - 9/6/13 at 11:52pm
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Consider an Artisan mousepad, I have a Hayate, but they are their largest mousepad, there is quite a few different sized mousepad's in their range, that differ in the way they react with mice.
I would suggest something like a Hien Wine Red pad.
    
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GHADthc,

Thanks a lot for the reply! It's a little difficult to understand exactly what the Artisan pads are like from their website due to the english translation. They seem to be cloth pads, some with a special glass texture? Is there a particular reason you recommend the red colored Hien? Will the red help lower the LOD somehow? I'm happiest with a fairly hard slick mousing surface. The mionix Ensis 320 has excellent feel and LOD but the coating wears of extremely quickly (weeks) and they aren't cheap. I would like to have or beat it's LOD if possible. Judging by the pad's i've tested it seems that black/grey plastic textured pads all have an extremely high LOD with this mouse.
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GHADthc,

Thanks a lot for the reply! It's a little difficult to understand exactly what the Artisan pads are like from their website due to the english translation. They seem to be cloth pads, some with a special glass texture? Is there a particular reason you recommend the red colored Hien? Will the red help lower the LOD somehow? I'm happiest with a fairly hard slick mousing surface. The mionix Ensis 320 has excellent feel and LOD but the coating wears of extremely quickly (weeks) and they aren't cheap. I would like to have or beat it's LOD if possible. Judging by the pad's i've tested it seems that black/grey plastic textured pads all have an extremely high LOD with this mouse.

The Artisan pads are very firm, due to only having a single layer of foam with no pockets of air in them (very high grade foam), they differ in how much they glide, how quickly the mouse begins to move across the pad, and how quickly the mouse comes to a stop, for instance a Hayate is very slick and soft, but not too much so, they are the middle ground of all the Artisan mousepad's traits.

I suggest the Hien in red because, from what I have read (I could be wrong here, so its best to do alittle reading up on this subject yourself as well) they help to lower the LOD in optical mice, and it also possesses slightly different traits to the Hayate (such as not being as smooth as the Hayate, but having an emphasis on coming to a stop quicker..this also varies between the Mid and Soft version of this pad)...but I would also suggest having a bit of a read up on the differences between all the types they offer, and think about what you most prefer in terms of characteristics in a mousepad (whether you like a lot of glide, or more control, as well as they mite come in more sizes than large and medium, here in aus, the only red Artisan pads are the Hien, though there mite be others that come in red).

This is just some food for thought, and I hope it helps you in finding a more suitable mousepad (also one other thing that mite help to lower the LOD is get some more teflon feet for your mousepad, and stack them, to raise the height of your mouse from the surface of the pad..if there isn't specific ones for your mouse, you can get sheets of the teflon that you can cut out your own specific feet from Tiger gaming on Ebay, I recommend these, they are good quality and cheap).
Edited by GHADthc - 9/7/13 at 2:31am
    
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GHADthc,

Thanks again for the advice. I'll take a closer look at the Artisan pads and order one with the least resistance. Today I picked up a Mionix propus 380 and a razer Manticor to test how they fared.

Mionix Propus 380: Very high LOD (6 CD's)
Razer Manticor: Medium-Low LOD (2 CD's)

I think I could actually live with the Manticor LOD, especially if I doubled up the mouse feet or ordered some extra thick ones, unfortunately I think it's just too slick (I never thought I'd say that)! It's like using a teflon coated frying pan! It's really seeming like the metal mouse pads provide the lowest LOD with this mouse, which sucks because they all scratch and wear out incredibly quick. For now I picked up an additional Mionix Ensis 320 Black and i'm pretty happy with it even though its already showing scratches after a few hours use! I'm pretty sure i have a lifetime supply of mouse pads now biggrin.gif
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