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Hey OCN,

Got myself a laptop this week, nothing special, but using a touchpad can be annoying...especially if you've been using mice for several years. it just doesn't feel good

Now, I bought a Logitech mx518 last week and I'm using a mouse pad with a hard plastic surface. If any of you know it...it's the mousepad from the World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of the lich King collector's edition.

Now... maybe it's just me but moving around just doesn't feel good. I'm not sure what's causing it... is it the mx518? or the mousepad? Mind you, the mousepad isn't filthy or anything.
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I hate every mouse pad other than cloth..
    
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You think buying a steelseries QcK would help?
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Cloth ftw. Also MX518 ftw smile.gif I've owned 3 tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Guerrilladawg;12741111 
You think buying a steelseries QcK would help?

If you are comfortable with plasticky ones, its one of the best cloth mouse pads made. A bit too smooth for my taste though, I want slight friction for it.
    
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Maybe its the texture of the mouse pad itself? I run my office mx518 on my desk top. It's a laminated plastic or something and it runs smoothly. For the one at home, I used to actually use a faux leather, binder things. It wasn't totally smooth, actually gave a little resistance for the mouse and it was nice. I lost that though, so now its just on the wood, not as nice but still usable..
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike-IRL;12741149 
Cloth ftw. Also MX518 ftw smile.gif I've owned 3 tongue.gif

Yeah, this is why I was pretty sure it was the mousepad's fault. I've heard amazing things about the mx518 and it's known as one of the best (or THE best) 'cheap' mice. I've heard some rumor about the newer models being worse though? They used a new sensor and feet and it's bad or something? I've read it on some places...

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Originally Posted by Cee;12741190 
If you are comfortable with plasticky ones, its one of the best cloth mouse pads made. A bit too smooth for my taste though, I want slight friction for it.

I see. What you using atm? smile.gif
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That's normal, MX518 is horrible on any surface.
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dude, you have no idea how stupid you sound
    
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Originally Posted by WMO1.1a;12741517 
That's normal, MX518 is horrible on any surface.

Umm.. and how does it the feel differ from any other mouse?
And no, it's not horrible on any surface.

On my QCK Heavy it is just pure perfection. Couldn't ask for anything better.
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