Originally Posted by x7007
I have the SteelSeries I-2 and it becomes dry after a while of use and then it becomes hard and scratchy to move the mouse. using some Screen Cleaner spray on the pad and moving the mouse over it again and again makes it smooth again for the time and then it happens again. is there anything better to use ? because it's so annoying . I remember I replaced mouse pad because of this, and now that I know the reason it's funny.. every feet I had should stayed for at least 6 months and I replaced them almost after 2 months because of this.
Any ideas ? something oily like screen cleaner but that stays longer.
I had an Icemat too.
It never felt like you describe tho. I never cleaned it, because there was no need; and I guess, that's why people like glass mousepads. And It wasn't the fastest mousepad ever; and it seems like that is what you want, a fast frictionless mousepad.
Try aluminum mousepads, or func 1030 and use the rough side. There's no other mousepad faster than those two.
Also, check if you have gunk from sweat accumulated on your mousefet, and try rubbing the mousefeet with a piece of cloth.
If you want durable mousefeet, buy some slicksurf feets.
Another thing, 'dried' is how all icemats feel. It isn't a fast mousepad. Durability and low static friction is its selling point for everybody.
And don't spray it with oil, cleaners, x. Just get used to it.
You won't be cleaning that mousepad forever.Edited by senileoldman - 4/23/17 at 12:58pm