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Lol @ the people who use a piece of paper or such. Most people on this sight spend well over a thousand dollars to have a nice looking rig, and continually upgrade it...only to use a tacky looking piece of paper as a mouse pad.
I thought about buying an expensive mousepad, but I decided that it wouldn't benefit my trackball very much.
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Good read!
I have the almighty Razer eXact mat for 3 reasons:
A smooth surface for my desk
A surface that won't wear down and is big enough for my needs
For a comfertable wrist rest

Oh, and I got it used and cheap from a member of OCN!
best 12 bucks I ever spent lol.

The surface really makes the diference! My deathAdder loves it!
    
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I agree, the reasons for wanting a mouse pad now are far different than they used to be, with perhaps the exception of not better tracking, but more consistent tracking and less glitching.

I don't use a mouse pad. I do get random glitching, where the pointer either jumps or acts bizarrely, however it's not frequent enough of an occurrence that would prompt me to buy one.

A mouse pad can save both the usable surface and the feet of the mouse pad... and it's a little easier to keep clean.

For most users, and one like me, the mouse pad died when optical mouses hit the market years ago....
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im thinking of picking up a razer destructor and spectre soon. thinking it'll be a good combo.

I used to have a good mousepad that had a very nice smooth surface. The pad was a heavy slab of aluminium with a mouse surface. Very good, but too small for my low sensitivity.

Big thing I find is that you also need the desk to house it. Having the elbows properly supported on the desk + a good mouse pad works wonders.
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Steel series Icemat II FTW.
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my pad which came with my 580 is awesome with the imperator.
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Lol @ the people who use a piece of paper or such. Most people on this sight spend well over a thousand dollars to have a nice looking rig, and continually upgrade it...only to use a tacky looking piece of paper as a mouse pad.
Granite tile works pretty well for laser mice.
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i use my desk, havent used a mouse pad since the track ball days.
Actually when the need arrives, I use it on any surface, a book, a cd case, a magazine, a couch, my chair, my leg, my chest...
    
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I'm using a 2$ one from Meijers, win! I need a big one though (lol?)
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Silly article. Doesn't feel like it was written by anyone who knows the subject.

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It requires a special sort of insanity to pay over $40 for a mousepad
I must be insane for doing the same with spending $400 for a keyboard, $100 for a mouse, $40 for a mousepad, $300 for a monitor, $150 for a soundcard, $100 for a headphones and contemplating spending more.
In fact, I find it much more insane for spend 1K for a cpu for power which you will hardly use.

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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.
Yes, but the rigidity and flatness are dependent on the materials used. No matter how tight you string together a cloth mousepad it will still have more friction that a plastic one or a glass one. Also no matter how much you use a glass mousepad, a plastic one will still wear out faster. Point is materials matter.

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modern day mousepads are a niche product for a niche market. They don't solve an inherent problem as with old, trackball mice, but enhance what is otherwise an already good experience.
Are you kidding me? I don't find it a good experience scratching up my desk and mouse and receiving a ton of friction while doing so. Nor, would any gamer who takes gaming seriously.

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As far as computer accessories go, modern mouse mats and pads are more luxury than necessity. After all, your average user is unlikely to notice a marked difference between Steelseries' most expensive model and the glossy cover of a magazine
To gamer I feel it is a necessity. To hell with average user, they get the worst of everything, whether it be horrid graphics on console, crappy listening experience with stock ipod headphones, uncomfortable typing experience on unresponsive cheap keyboards, horrid color accuracy and ghosting on monitors, and most of all an inaccurate mouse experience when using default on most computer ...mouse acceleration.
An article true to gamer's experience with mousepads would have mentioned the bane of most gamer: mouse acceleration. Many stock mousepads which apparently are a "good experience" cannot handle high speeds and accurate and precise aiming.
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