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sounds no good...
Try rotate different angles when use.
Sticky surface? Is this pad defective?
It should feel like fine sand paper, not sticky ...

Actually I brought Scarab today. Tried BC2 few hours.
I check side by side with SX, Sota & Scarab.
Scarab tracking is better than Sota, a little bit better than SX.
I can feel higher accurate responds.
I guess because of the crystalline coating on the surface.
Friction wise, if 0 to 10 (low friction to high friction)
SX =0.5
Scarab= 0.6
Sota=0.7
I still need play more hours to have further conclusion.






And a short vid clip shows the crystalline coating.
Sorry about my old camera


Edited by qcktthfm1 - 2/5/11 at 4:31am
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post #32 of 35
Nice stuff with the Scarab, it looks cool =) Is it completely unflexible and hard unlike the Sota?

My Sota is not feeling sticky when touching it with my hand (and neither does my mouse feet) - but it certainly feels bad when mousing over it.. and unfortunately it hasn't changed since my last post Right now I am using it rotated 180 degrees and it's alright now, but I got a feeling that this side of the mat will end like the other side soon.
I got no clue if it's right, but perhaps my mouse is too heavy for this mat due to the soft rubber layer of the Sota? It's like 40g heavier than my old Deathadder (if I remember correctly). Just wild guessing, but I find it so strange that it was brilliant in the beginning and then in just so short time it becomes bad.

Perhaps I should take a look at the Scarab, but I'll stick with the Sota, at least until the other half is bad too - thought it visually annoys me to use it rotated like this
Edited by Zipp - 2/9/11 at 1:17pm
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@Zipp
Don't worry
I use most of my mouse pads in portrait orientation. Because I lean back to my chair when surfing, but sit right up when play games. I don't have to move my pads.
And I rotate every hard pads once in a while, try to worn evenly on the surface anyway.

Regarding to Scarab,
Yes, It is a hard non flexible plastic pad.
It does give more accurate tracking. I'm really enjoying it.




But as you can see pictures in the previous post.
The top layer is just a thin sticker with crystal coating on it.
Compares to others, they all have at least 2 mm layer of material.
I wonder how long Scarab would last
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Originally Posted by qcktthfm1 View Post
But as you can see pictures in the previous post.
The top layer is just a thin sticker with crystal coating on it.
Compares to others, they all have at least 2 mm layer of material.
I wonder how long Scarab would last
I wouldn't think that the thickness of the plastic layer has so much to say? For example my Sota is visually the same as when I got it, but the feel is definately not - so I think it's more how quickly the texture on the top changes (it probably becomes flatter) - perhaps the Scarab is better in that regard. In comparison my older Destructor held on for quite long (at least I didn't notice any significant changes during the two years, but that was of course also with another mouse in case that can have an impact).

The Scarab seems like a nice pad, but I am a bit reluctant to spend more money on mousepads that might not work as expected for at least a year
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Oh, that's true. It depends how long the surface texture last.



I think you better let me try Scarab myself.
I bet there gonna be numbers of gaming stuff coming up before bf3 launches.
Remember always a better one tomorrow

May be I'm a nerd
I keep switching all my mouse and pads like every other week ..
Try different combination.
Since I brought them, I have to use them, enjoy them
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