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Hey, i have been using my desk for the longest time and i would like to get a mousepad now. I dont really care one way or another whether it is soft or hard, but i would like it to be the smoothest mouspad possible. I like my G500 to glide with minimal resistance because that feels very good for me. Price is not really an issue but there is no way i will go over $50ish for a mousepad, i MIGHT spend that much but it better be special.

Space is not really available so a smaller mousepad would be nice, but if it is really thin then that does not matter because i can just put a little under my keyboard and i wont even notice. The space available is about 9x11in. in case someone wants a precise measurement.

Thanks a lot! I have a lot of schoolwork to work on right now or i would take a look around myself. smile.gif
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http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/productID.222969200

Razer Scarab, just got one and it's pure awesomeness if that's even a word! It's not extremely slippery, but has good glide and just the right amount of resistance for me. If you want ultra slippery, there are a few teflon coated mats out there.
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I brought Scarab today, too.
We're talking about SX, Sota & Scarab over here
http://www.overclock.net/mice/906692-steelseries-sx-gaming-surface-so-impressed-4.html#post12269828

All pads are low frictions biggrin.gif
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I got my Artisan Kai.g3 a few days ago $26 shipped (from Japan). They were having a sale, normally it's about $45 shipped.

Honestly, it's so much better than I could have expected. It has a feel unique to itself. I can't even describe the material. It's like cloth but it's not. It's rough, but it's not. It doesn't absorb moisture which was a huge pet peeve I had with other cloth pads. The mouse glides amazingly quick but still has extremely good control. It completely blew away my Qck Heavy. It even tracks better for my G700 than the Steelseries.

I think the Japanese wove some magic dust into this thing or something.

I don't think you'll find anything quicker than this unless you go aluminum or glass. But with those you lose precision control.
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Originally Posted by Backfat;12270245 
I got my Artisan Kai.g3 a few days ago $26 shipped (from Japan). They were having a sale, normally it's about $45 shipped.

Honestly, it's so much better than I could have expected. It has a feel unique to itself. I can't even describe the material. It's like cloth but it's not. It's rough, but it's not. It doesn't absorb moisture which was a huge pet peeve I had with other cloth pads. The mouse glides amazingly quick but still has extremely good control. It completely blew away my Qck Heavy. It even tracks better for my G700 than the Steelseries.

I think the Japanese wove some magic dust into this thing or something.

I don't think you'll find anything quicker than this unless you go aluminum or glass. But with those you lose precision control.

That's the hard version right?

I don't think they're restocking the others since the KAI.G3 Rev.2 was announced yesterday. Most likely the reason they're trying to get rid of the current stock.
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That's the hard version right?

I don't think they're restocking the others since the KAI.G3 Rev.2 was announced yesterday. Most likely the reason they're trying to get rid of the current stock.

Yeah I bought the hard version in red. I wasn't too fond of the color but it's starting to grow on me. Plus I care MUCH more about performance than looks. It could be mustard brown for all I care.

I wasn't sure if they were either clearing stock, or had forgotten their "christmas" sale had run 2 months late lol. I didn't want to wait to see if they'd restock in navy only to find out they prices would go back up. Either way I got the pad for $10 plus $15 s/h. I'm way more than pleased with it. I've only used it for a few days but I'm in love. Never thought I'd love a mouse pad before.. It's currently sitting on top of my Qck Heavy at the moment lol. It's AAAALMOST as big as it too.
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Originally Posted by Backfat;12274157 
Yeah I bought the hard version in red. I wasn't too fond of the color but it's starting to grow on me. Plus I care MUCH more about performance than looks. It could be mustard brown for all I care.

I wasn't sure if they were either clearing stock, or had forgotten their "christmas" sale had run 2 months late lol. I didn't want to wait to see if they'd restock in navy only to find out they prices would go back up. Either way I got the pad for $10 plus $15 s/h. I'm way more than pleased with it. I've only used it for a few days but I'm in love. Never thought I'd love a mouse pad before.. It's currently sitting on top of my Qck Heavy at the moment lol. It's AAAALMOST as big as it too.

Just bought one, hopefully it doesn't interfere with the lazer sensor on the G700.
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Originally Posted by Agenesis;12275410 
Just bought one, hopefully it doesn't interfere with the lazer sensor on the G700.

Nope, I use my G700 on it without any problems at all. Best tracking I've ever experienced.
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do you have a link to that mousepad? it sounds cool and i would like to check it out smile.gif
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do you have a link to that mousepad? it sounds cool and i would like to check it out smile.gif

http://www.gup.co.jp/artisan/cloth_ov.html
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