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I'm using a sidewinder x8 mouse, and this soft rubbery gaming mouse pad. If I use my mouse on my wooden desk it works fine, but its really uncomfortable. When I use it with the mouse pad, the cursor skips/jumps. If I were to move my mouse in a straight line, instead of moving smoothly, it jumps ahead little by little. Its not something thats a huge bother when browsing the internet, but in gaming it really effects accuracy. Does anyone know why it could be doing this?
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ITs the mouse pad. I have the same mouse (just got it and like it very much)
I was reading a review on the mouse where the mouse skipped just like you explained. The reviewer thought he got a faulty mouse but then realized that it was the pad.
Somthing about the way the blue laser tracks on some surfaces.
I have a cloth covered mouse pad and have no issues.

Looks like you need to get a different one.
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Well that sucks i payed like $50 for the thing, its supposed to be high quality.
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Should have spent that $50 on a Deathadder instead of a sidewinder mouse.
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Should have spent that $50 on a Deathadder instead of a sidewinder mouse.
My mouse works fine, not looking for a review.
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In the future make sure you look up what sensor your current mouse has along with which surface it prefers. I think a lot of people are under the impression that its a personal preference for mouse pads but thats not the case. If you have a preference on mouse pads you need to buy your mouse around both the surface you prefer and sensor performance on that particular surface and of course overall comfort of the mouse its self. Its a bit more of a complicated process then people realize.
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