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Just ordered a Naos 7000 for £37.98 (absolute bargain) and I'm now looking for a new mousepad to go with it.

7. Hard or cloth? Soft

8. Rough or smooth? Whatever you think is best, I think I'd prefer smooth though.

9. Which size approximately? Medium sized. The size of my current Razer Goliathus is perfect (254mm x 355mm).

10. What's your maximum budget? Don't really have one (within reason, I ain't spending £50 on a mousepad).

Thanks! biggrin.gif
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Roccat Taito sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
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Roccat Taito sounds like exactly what you're looking for.
How does it compare to my current Goliathus? I like my current mousepad I'm just looking for a change. I'd love a PureTrak Talent but it's too large for my uses.
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How does it compare to my current Goliathus? I like my current mousepad I'm just looking for a change. I'd love a PureTrak Talent but it's too large for my uses.

People know it as the smaller Talent basically. Very fast cloth pad and medium sized.
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People know it as the smaller Talent basically. Very fast cloth pad and medium sized.
Thanks! I was hoping you'd give some advice, you definitely know your stuff. thumb.gif

Any other options that have a similar surface to the Talent or is it just the Taito?
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There are other pads out there that will fit your size requirements like the QCK or the Artisan pads, but there are other things that rule them out. The QCK will have quite a bit more friction than the Goliathus, so you might find it plays a bit slow for you. The Artisan pads are fantastic and come in all sizes, finishes, and densities, but they are expensive. With that, I'll also recommend that Taito. I have the larger one, and it is a damn fine pad.

Something you can also look at is the Zowie G-TF. It's a larger hybrid cloth/hard pad. It handles fantastically, it's well within your budget, and will be very fast. The only thing you may not like is the texture. It's not silky smooth. It has a rough cloth texture that adds to it's speed. It also doesn't have foam under it, so it's not cushy.
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Taito it is then. It comes in 5mm thick and 3mm thick versions, I take it the only difference is durability?
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I feel like thicker is always better. If you don't mind the thickness it's always better to go thicker because that makes the mat more tolerant to uneven surfaces underneath it.
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post #10 of 10
It fits like a glove according to most. I use the Avior and it feels like a part of me when I play. Light, nimble, deadly. That NAOS is a great shape if you don't lift to much but not having any person experience with the shape that may or may not be true. It just doesn't have the flaring on the right edge that the Avior gives you for leverage. That's all.
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