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If you have one and another mousepad as well which Kai 3G do you have and how does it compare to your other moue pad? I have heard that the Steelseries 4G is smoother but i find that hard to believe.

Like i said before though, how do you like it and how does it compare to some of the other mouse pads that you have tried? smile.gif

Just trying to get some more opinions about this mousepad since they are very hard to come by and i cannot find any anywhere on the web other than the 1 review that i found that was done by a fellow OCN member.
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Well this is Exousia's review http://www.esreality.com/?a=post&id=1994230 there's a crap ton of comments below it from people that also own it.
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Quote:
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If you have one and another mousepad as well which Kai 3G do you have and how does it compare to your other moue pad? I have heard that the Steelseries 4G is smoother but i find that hard to believe.

Like i said before though, how do you like it and how does it compare to some of the other mouse pads that you have tried? smile.gif

Just trying to get some more opinions about this mousepad since they are very hard to come by and i cannot find any anywhere on the web other than the 1 review that i found that was done by a fellow OCN member.

That wouldn't surprise me. The company that's selling them is only a few months old tongue.gif

From what Bullveyr has mentioned, the Kai.G3 has a low friction for a cloth surface, but happens to offer more resistance than a Zowie G-TF (which is another cloth pad that feels as slick as a hard surface). From what I've gathered, both offer good control, but I can't personally recommend one or the other seeing as I don't own either pad.

If you prefer more stopping power, the Kai.G3 Soft or Value Edition's seem better in this reguard seeing as you can apply more pressure to the pad, although, they're currently out of stock on the more expensive standard Kai.G3's which are quote on quote more durable.

I'll be trying out the hard version if you would like to wait for me to receive mine, but chances are I'll also be ordering a kai.G3 Soft Revision 2 whenever they become available.
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alright well what is the slickest mousepad that is hard? not glass or aluminum though, i still want very good tracking smile.gif

The steelseries pads look very nice although i have never owned one so i do not know how they would feel.

Lastly, i just thought of this earlier and decided to post it on here after the superbowl (right now). What is the difference between the Steelseries S&S and the 4G? I am thinking about getting one of those too but i am not sure still.
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Just get the damn Kai.g3 already lol. It's a great pad.

With plastic/aluminum they have a propensity to eat up mouse feet/pads quickly. The surfaces of plastic pads tend to wear out. The S&S is just the older version of the 4/9 HD (I assume you meant 4HD)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Backfat;12290193 
Just get the damn Kai.g3 already lol. It's a great pad.

With plastic/aluminum they have a propensity to eat up mouse feet/pads quickly. The surfaces of plastic pads tend to wear out. The S&S is just the older version of the 4/9 HD (I assume you meant 4HD)

oops yes i did mean the 4HD. Then why is the S&S so much more expensive than the 4HD? Not by a little either, its $20 more!

EDIT: I just paid off my college tuition for the semester so i dont have any money right now lol. Sorry for the indecisiveness, but i cant help it!
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i was looking at steelseries.com

but still the older model is 5 more anyways! Why is that? Was it just amazing or something?

I might get both if i can get some extra hours at work this week..... i would rather settle on one but i just cant seem to decide. From what i have heard the hard surfaces are just awesome when it comes to smoothness and i really like that, but i dont want my mouse feet to wear out.... hmmm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skylit;12283653 
From what Bullveyr has mentioned, the Kai.G3 has a low friction for a cloth surface, but happens to offer more resistance than a Zowie G-TF (which is another cloth pad that feels as slick as a hard surface). From what I've gathered, both offer good control,..
Jep but the G-TF obviously offers less control due to the lesser friction and unlike the Kai.g3 doesn't really feel like a cloth pad.
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pulled the trigger on the kai 3g, it was cheaper than the rest and it looks the most promising smile.gif looking forward to it!
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