Originally Posted by TheSchlaf
First of all, in this day and age of laser tracking @5700dpi and other sensing technologies, why do people still use mousepads? With that said, what is the best mousepad for the G500?
Even though you can get away with not using a mousepad, it creates a different feeling based on the pad. Some people want it more slick while others prefer something that gives them a little more control. I've had a few different pads. I would recommend the 4HD/9HD (only difference is size) from SteelSeries for a hard pad or the Puretrak Talent for cloth. I also really loved the Qck+ from SteelSeries.
I agree with Eagle1337 that a hard surface is the way to go for that mouse. There is some acceleration from the actual mouse sensor that can not be disabled. It seems to be heightened by cloth pads.
The 4HD/9HD isn't the smoothest surface IMO, but I prefer not to feel like its on ice. It has a little texture to it to make it very comfortable. Easy enough to move and easy enough to stop on point.
Hoped that helped a little.