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post #1 of 9
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hi, guys,

my qck+fn is worn out. i need to find a new pad. my mouse are g9x and xai. i heard nice comments on cloth pads like puretrak and hard surface like 4/9hd. i hope to heard your advice which is the best pad in your opinion. and which is the pad with highest performance/price ratio.

thanks.
post #2 of 9
Both mice use the Avago 9500 which prefers hard surfaces. I'd imagine the 4/9hd would be fine. Id personally just look for a decently priced pad. The flashy "gaming" pads seem a bit gimmicky honestly.
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Hard plastic pad? I'll wait for the reviews & touch by myself, when Scarab available.
At least these pads are head-to-head competition.
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The Avago ADNS-9500 sensor favors hard surfaces like hard plastic or metal. Not sure about color of surface affecting the laser sensor. I've already got a hard plastic mat, but it is worn out and discolored. Probably wait for reviews on Razer Scarab. The Razer Ironclad is somewhat similar to the Steelseries SX.
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post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by rpgman1 View Post
The Avago ADNS-9500 sensor favors hard surfaces like hard plastic or metal. Not sure about color of surface affecting the laser sensor. I've already got a hard plastic mat, but it is worn out and discolored. Probably wait for reviews on Razer Scarab. The Razer Ironclad is somewhat similar to the Steelseries SX.
Oh yeah! SX vs Ironclad, 4/9HD vs Scarab

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post #6 of 9
Then there any news?
Have you received the Razer Scarab?
Have you compared with the Steelseries 4/9HD?
How's the comparison between the Razer Steelseries Sx and Ironclad?

I look forward to your answers!
post #7 of 9
The Artisan HIEN Kai.g3 pairs perfectly with the g9x.
post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by exousia View Post
The Artisan HIEN Kai.g3 pairs perfectly with the g9x.
You have acceleration issues i believe with that pad.
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by Eagle1337 View Post
You have acceleration issues i believe with that pad.
Avago ADNS-9500 produces positive acceleration on any surface

Unlike most cloth pads, the Kai.g3 doesn't produce random negative acceleration with quick swipes.
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