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I going to get a gaming mouse based on this sensor (G500, Xai, Naos 5000, Kone[+]). People keep recommending hard plastic and metal mouse pads. I keep hearing Steelseries 4HD/9HD, SX, or I-2 (glass). I also looked into the Razer Destructor, but the mouse pad gets worn out with use. The Razer Ironclad isn't even available yet and the Razer Scarab comes out next month.

What kind of mouse pad would be perfect for it? I already have a plastic mouse pad, but it is worn out from daily use.
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I prefer a cloth mousepad (and that's what I have) because I've been playing on one for all these years and it works well for me. I tried a hard surface in the past but the mouse glides too freely and I'm just not used to it. I'm still playing on a cloth surface with the Xai and I like it.
post #3 of 12
As I've said a thousand times, the Steel Series 4HD/9HD is built specifically for the Xai. The Xai uses the A9500 sensor, which this mouse pad is made for. I've heard of a lot of people loving this mouse pad for their mice with the A9500 sensor. The only exception, may be the Roccat Kone+ which is damn good on any sold surface thanks to its features, which I hear work very well.

In truth, I don't think you can do wrong with any decent hard mouse pad. The 4HD/9HD are just well made and known to be good. And yes, keep the hell away from the Destructor, I've seen so many gross ones at LAN parties.
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I prefer a cloth mousepad (and that's what I have) because I've been playing on one for all these years and it works well for me. I tried a hard surface in the past but the mouse glides too freely and I'm just not used to it. I'm still playing on a cloth surface with the Xai and I like it.

Do note that the A9500 sensor will not work well with a cloth mouse pad.
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post #4 of 12
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Well I did want to have the Roccat Kone[+] if I win OCN Win your Wishlist 2010 contest, so I thought I would get a suitable mouse pad for it. Someone did try to sell the Steelseries SX for $40, but did not have the Rep to sell it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rpgman1;11767445 
Well I did want to have the Roccat Kone[+] if I win OCN Win your Wishlist 2010 contest, so I thought I would get a suitable mouse pad for it. Someone did try to sell the Steelseries SX for $40, but did not have the Rep to sell it.

i am not selling it. my friend is whom has enough rep. the sx is made from aluminium, i dont think ill wear out easily.

http://www.overclock.net/other-components/818814-warehouse-peripherals.html
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post #6 of 12
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Your friend is selling it? Hmm... Might as well PM him if he still has it. I definitely need a durable mouse pad. Cloth and plastic doesn't cut it for me after being worn out a few years. Oh wait, it says $45 shipped. Thought it was $40. I'll wait until I get my Roccat Kone[+], then will go after a mouse pad.
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post #7 of 12
I know you've been debating about mice for awhile rpgman. I couldn't be happier with my Roccat Kone+. Everything works great, and the mouse is perfect in my hand (I use a palm grip). Thus far, the only thing I'm disappointed about, is my POS mousepad. I'll likely pick up a SS 4HD soon myself.

I hope that your happy with whatever you end up with rpgman.
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post #8 of 12
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Yeah, hope I end up with something after using a G9 for 4 years. My mouse pad is an anime plastic mouse pad. Still seems to be fine though except the coloring fading out.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by rpgman1;11772902 
Your friend is selling it? Hmm... Might as well PM him if he still has it. I definitely need a durable mouse pad. Cloth and plastic doesn't cut it for me after being worn out a few years. Oh wait, it says $45 shipped. Thought it was $40. I'll wait until I get my Roccat Kone[+], then will go after a mouse pad.

ill ask him to change it down to $40
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post #10 of 12
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You don't have to do it v193r. Looks like I will give up on the mouse pad for now since I didn't win OCN Win your Wishlist contest. I'll just settle on getting a new mouse instead of the combo I wanted.
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