Originally Posted by Oh wow Secret Cow
I have a Ratpadz on my desk. I love the feel of it, but as I've moved to low sens in Counter Strike, I'm hitting the edge of the pad way too often so it's gotta be replaced eventually. If anyone has experience with these pads could you let me know what you think?
Mionix Propus 380
I'd love to hear other recommendations for other hard mouse mats too. I don't like mats with a hard surface over a soft bottom though
I've owned the C4 and the Propus, both of which I've given away; I thought they were poor representations of a good mouse pad.
The Propus had a lot of static friction that makes it unusable.
The C4's bumps feel akward when making large swipes--I prefer a smooth, consistent pad.
I have a Destructor 2, Manticor, QPad HeatoN XL, 4HD, TitanGS, Alioth 400, and a frosted glass cutting board.
I find the 4HD(9HD) similar to the D2 except slightly more slick. The QPad is closely related to these two, except has smaller "bumps" (not as peaky.) I find it less slick dynamically, with less control. Over time, the QPad has worn (or rather feet has worn to it) and now stops more quickly. I really like all three of these pads.
The Manticor, TitanGS, and frosted glass have their own unique feeling. It can be a lot of drag, but a very smooth, consistent drag with lots of control. The TitanGS has a slight bit of initial friction (since it is FLAT, unlike the other"grainy" pad--grainy being less surface area contacting feet)
EDIT--Watching Metal571's video regarding the the MM400 makes it look similar to the Destructor 2 or 4HD/9HD in terms of feel. I guess it's it's all really personal preference at that point.Edited by Scharfschutzen - 3/11/14 at 7:35pm