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Looking to buy a new hard mousepad that lasts

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For the past 5+ years I've been using the same mousepad and now I finally need a replacement. It was one of those frosted glass icemat2 or something from SteelSeries, which is no longer being sold, expect maybe on ebay with a huge price hike. I think the reason companies don't make mousepads this durable is pretty obvious lol. So now I'm in the market for a new mousepad and I've been out of the loop for too long and have no idea what's good. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

Hard or cloth?
Definitely something hard. I'm open to different kinds of hard materials (no cloth or fibers) as long as its easy to clean and doesn't have some fancy coating that rubs off or scratched in a few months.

Rough or smooth?
I prefer smooth and very easy to glide. But I can deal with rough texture as long as its slick.

Which size approximately?
At least 12 inches wide, around 10-12 inches tall.

What's your maximum budget?
around 50-60 USD.

Oh and if the type of sensor is of any importance, I'm using a mouse Pixart 3366
Edited by kawaiikate - 5/30/16 at 7:09pm
post #2 of 17
The only pad I could recommend from personal experience would be the Razer Manticor (which is a smooth aluminum). There's also the Speed By Surface: http://amzn.com/B00KFWH880 as a cheap alternative (I should probably get one myself just to compare).

I've heard of people who were fans of the old "icemats" using frosted glass cutting boards (that would typically be used in the kitchen) as mousepads, might want to look into that as well.
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The only pad I could recommend from personal experience would be the Razer Manticor (which is a smooth aluminum). There's also the Speed By Surface: http://amzn.com/B00KFWH880 as a cheap alternative (I should probably get one myself just to compare).

I've heard of people who were fans of the old "icemats" using frosted glass cutting boards (that would typically be used in the kitchen) as mousepads, might want to look into that as well.

Isn't Razer Manticor one of those pads with fancy coating that can be scratched by dust or dirty particles? Or is that some other razer pad? How long did yours last for gaming?
post #4 of 17
had a fUnc F30.R (rough one) for a very long time now, still feels like new. FnaticGear Speed is the exact same but looks cleaner, it's a polycarbonate material of some sorts.
abused quite well and still holding up after 2ish years of actual use.
can be scratched up though, so have to be careful with cleaning it and using good mousefeet.
post #5 of 17
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Isn't Razer Manticor one of those pads with fancy coating that can be scratched by dust or dirty particles? Or is that some other razer pad? How long did yours last for gaming?
No scratches or any sort, durability is great but I switch around pads so it's not like I've used it for years nonstop.

But you do need to make sure the surface is clean and free of debris, because if something gets caught on your mouse feet it can cause a scratchy sound/feeling. Nothing that would "damage" the surface though.
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@munch, is it this one that you have?
http://www.amazon.com/F-series-17-Rough-Mouse-Pad/dp/B000ES4Q08

oui madame!
I can pull it out and take a photo of it if you'd like... not sure if you could tell wear (or lack of) from it though.
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I can pull it out and take a photo of it if you'd like... not sure if you could tell wear (or lack of) from it though.
whoa, are you still talking about the mousepad?
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whoa, are you still talking about the mousepad?

up to you wink.gif grr
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