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@munchzilla
do you have any issues with tracking on your glass pad?

i just noticed that my G400 only gets to ~1,95m/s and my DA only gets to ~1,2m/s :< both mice get above 4m/s easily on my plastic and aluminium pads.
i'm certain it's acid etched, so maybe the (kind of / quality of the) acid or/and the method of etching makes a significant impact..

edit:
maybe one thing you could try if the glass pad is too thick for comfort, is get a cloth deskpad and then just cut out the shape of the glass pad.
i'll be considering it myself, though i'm reluctant since i wouldn't have a spare deskpad biggrin.gif
Edited by Bucake - 10/10/16 at 8:56pm
post #12 of 16
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potato phone-camera pic:
hardened, acid-etched, color is anthracite (which can't be scratched off because the ink sinks into the glass during the hardening process).
it's 500x350x6 but i think i would've preferred a bit taller, around 400. (the "bite" is 40 tall, bringing it down to 310 in the center.)
i've put 1mm anti-shock, anti-slip rubber under it, so unfortunately the pad's rather thick at 7mm (this is why i had the bite cut out, and it does make a significant difference).

unfortunately a few inconsistencies around the edges in both the paint and the cutting, but doesn't matter for use.
edit: the color rocks IRL

Geeze.. That is not a mouse pad that is a desktop! laugher.gif
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Never considered a glass mouse pad before, but now I want to recess one into my desk so it's flush with the desk top (maybe 1mm proud - bevel edged) after seeing these tongue.gif

Definitely would need it recessed and glued at the edges so it's part of the desk, so I never have to deal with a large piece of 6mm glass when moving house etc - seems like a hassle to have to deal with a panel of glass when moving house or changing the room config.
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Originally Posted by spinFX View Post

Never considered a glass mouse pad before, but now I want to recess one into my desk so it's flush with the desk top (maybe 1mm proud - bevel edged) after seeing these tongue.gif

Definitely would need it recessed and glued at the edges so it's part of the desk, so I never have to deal with a large piece of 6mm glass when moving house etc - seems like a hassle to have to deal with a panel of glass when moving house or changing the room config.

lol, i just edited this suggestion into my post above, without reading yours.
but yeah, imo this sounds like a great idea. i might get a new deskpad so i can ruin the one i currently have for this experiment biggrin.gif
i don't really have a desk i could have to it become one with, so the deskpad idea is gonna have to do for now.

and it's not like you're moving that often, i presume? ;p which is why i don't really consider the size a problem
Edited by Bucake - 10/10/16 at 9:02pm
post #15 of 16
In general, I found there are hybrid cloth pads available which can replace glass or metal pads 98%. The glide will not be at the same maximum, but the lack of noise, scratching of dirt collecting make up for it. That said, I understand the appeal of glas or metal, so if you already found it to be your material of choice, here are some points to consider.

Glass pads are really loud and, of course, hard.
As compensation, use a soft foam plastic sheet under the pad (the ones coming for example in mainboard boxing fit nicely).

Glass pads tend to collect and consequently make the mouse feet scratch on dust quickly.
When I use my Icemat v2, I have a box of wet towels nearby and clean it every day right before using and in between if necessary to get the dust and residue off.

For the ultimate insanity glide, use pure PTFE replacement feet or overfeet for your mouse
post #16 of 16
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@munchzilla
do you have any issues with tracking on your glass pad?

i just noticed that my G400 only gets to ~1,95m/s and my DA only gets to ~1,2m/s :< both mice get above 4m/s easily on my plastic and aluminium pads.
i'm certain it's acid etched, so maybe the (kind of / quality of the) acid or/and the method of etching makes a significant impact..

edit:
maybe one thing you could try if the glass pad is too thick for comfort, is get a cloth deskpad and then just cut out the shape of the glass pad.
i'll be considering it myself, though i'm reluctant since i wouldn't have a spare deskpad biggrin.gif

I only ever used G303, G Pro, G502 and G900 on it... so can't really help with testing, sorry. frown.gif
Only have my G Pro left.
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