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I am working in a Glass manufacture as IT support
I am looking for mouse pad(Corsair mm600, Logtitech G440) but they are hard to find and too expensive.

I am using G600 with Steelseriec Qck(old one but not sure which), with high 5000/800 DPI. mostly play BF4, POE and DOTA2
After i saw Steelseries E I-2, i am intrested at glass pad.

Is the laser mice work better with coated-Satin glass? My whole working desk is made of it, i may just bring my mice and try

If i can get a piece of glass from my company. which type of glass is good for mouse pad? Which colour is better for laser or they are the same?
or Qck is good enough?

Thank You
Edited by kkit0410 - 4/9/14 at 9:46pm
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ADNS-9500 and ADNS-9800 should track on glass. I'm not so sure about PTE mice, but they might. Opticals may or may not, that is a good surface for particular laser mice.
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Already Ordered a 270x210 4mm Orange reinforced Satin glass for $6 USD.
Just hope it is good lol
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I'm interested in this. I not sure if there would be too much reflection? And too much resistance compared to gaming mouse mats. Although I've heard of people using silicone spray on poor mouse surfaces, may be worth a shot?

Be keen to see pics! thumb.gif
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https://onedrive.live.com/?gologin=1&mkt=en-GB#cid=4C59D7D9B23E7E81&id=4C59D7D9B23E7E81!272&v=3

This is the Work desk i talked about.
It is kind of smooth and works with cheap optical mouse. i just want the same thing for my G600 at home.
The glass will be ready in 2 days. WIll post picture when ready
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https://onedrive.live.com/?gologin=1&mkt=en-GB#cid=4C59D7D9B23E7E81&id=4C59D7D9B23E7E81!272&v=3

This is the Work desk i talked about.
It is kind of smooth and works with cheap optical mouse. i just want the same thing for my G600 at home.
The glass will be ready in 2 days. WIll post picture when ready

Nice. I should've read the thread properly! tiredsmiley.gif
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I'm interested in this. I not sure if there would be too much reflection? And too much resistance compared to gaming mouse mats. Although I've heard of people using silicone spray on poor mouse surfaces, may be worth a shot?

Be keen to see pics! thumb.gif

Silicone spray (jigaloo) will cause stickyness, not recommended.



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https://onedrive.live.com/?gologin=1&mkt=en-GB#cid=4C59D7D9B23E7E81&id=4C59D7D9B23E7E81!272&v=3

This is the Work desk i talked about.
It is kind of smooth and works with cheap optical mouse. i just want the same thing for my G600 at home.
The glass will be ready in 2 days. WIll post picture when ready

Just to ask, if your mousepad prototype is successful, do you consider selling it to OCN members?
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and yes.
I do think the resistance is higher than metal or hard platic Mouse pad...
I didnt uses others types of pad before. just thinking (Is the hard platic pad as smooth as paper cutting board?)
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and yes.
I do think the resistance is higher than metal or hard platic Mouse pad...
I didnt uses others types of pad before. just thinking (Is the hard platic pad as smooth as paper cutting board?)

plastic mat such as MM400 will be smoother + better than a regular "paper on top of foam" mousepad
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I read a couple articles a while back about this. Icemat did a lot of research on this subject when working on their original Icemat Mouse pads. They found that frosted glass with the underside coated with a solid paint would track the truest and most consistently while allowing for multiple sensors. Most sensors during that time were optical, so I'd assume they did the majority of testing on different older optical mice. I know the 3.5G deathadder worked fine on my I-2 with a very low lift off distance, but Zowie mice did not. I don't think I tested a laser mouse on it.

My experience with my I-2 was very positive. I just wish it was larger. I did notice it had a higher static friction than a hard plastic pad like the MM400, but nowhere near something like my QCK Heavy. The downfall of my I-2 was the underside would scratch easily. I know you can just repaint it, but I was moving my desk around a lot back then and it was just too big of a pain. I moved on to something that was larger and easier to move around.
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