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http://www.tested.com/news/the-real-benefits-of-an-expensive-gaming-mousepad/1850/
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There was once a legitimate need for mousepads, of course, back when mice still rolled, but that need is far less apparent today. Technology has improved, adapted, and solved many of the problems that the humble mousepad sought to fix, and yet a niche market remains — with products that promise a degree of dexterity and performance that our mice, apparently, have never before seen.

Your grandmother, of course, probably doesn't care. But for frequent users and gamers alike, what difference can a modern mousepad really make?

Absolutely fascinating article, I definitely learned quite a few things today! biggrin.gif
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i bought my steelseries sx for two reasons; won't wear out and because I didn't want to ruin the top of my wood desk.

only two reasons why.
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Good read, I need a mouse mat because i have a glass desk tongue.gif
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"In fact, it's often not the materials that increase the tracking precision or efficiency of your mouse, but the rigidity and flatness of the mat itself when compared to your usual mouse surface. "

thats pretty much what i have discovered. i havent used a mouse pad in years. recently started using one just to help keep the mouse feet clean. i could tell a difference in the friction between the laminate of the desk and the mouse pad. Mouse pad is more gripping, while the laminate was ultra slick, maybe too slick. At the same time, this cheap mouse pad is too grippy.
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love my steelpad QcK easily 5 years old still performs like a champ
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffries7;12433851 
Good read, I need a mouse mat because i have a glass desk tongue.gif
I have a soft cloth+rubber pad that is about 1mm thin which I use for my glass table:D

I use cloth since it's more ergonomic than a hard plastic grid pad (Steelseries).
Edited by Ecchi-BANZAII!!! - 2/18/11 at 9:09am
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post #7 of 64
Better to say the real benefits of a QUALITY mousepad, not "expensive gaming" mousepad.
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post #8 of 64
Mousepads also protect the rubber pads beneath the mouse so it doesn't tear and go away . witch woods tear apart and render the mouse unusable .
    
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post #9 of 64
Well, the only reason I bought the SteelSeries Qck+ was that it was on sale, and I wanted a mouse pad to keep the glide pads clean, and protect my desk. Let's hope it lasts a while.
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post #10 of 64
I just tape an unopened package of glossy photo paper to my desk for a mouse pad. Very smooth.
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