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Hello OCN:

I really want a large, hard surfaced mousepad that will work with my DeathAdder (optical mouse).

I have been looking at the Steelseries 9HD but it says it was tested with a laser mouse which makes me skeptical if it will work with my optical.

I also have been looking at the Steelseries S&S, but it is a hard plastic surface rather than the composite like the 9hd.

I was wondering if anyone could give me feedback if the 9hd would work ok with a DA or if there was another Steelseries mousepad I should be looking at.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 12
the steelseries 9hd is definately their best hardpad, both tracking wise and friction so i would get that
post #3 of 12
Agree with above post. Go with 9HD.
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post #4 of 12
9hd
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I use 4HD @ office, 9HD @ home
My short vid showing the surface


hope this help
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4HD is a smaller version of the 9HD, both track well with optical and laser. but a single spec of dust will be noticed if it gets between your mouse and the pad.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by .45 View Post
4HD is a smaller version of the 9HD, both track well with optical and laser. but a single spec of dust will be noticed if it gets between your mouse and the pad.
Not true, unless you are using high dpi on a laser mouse
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the 5L
Edited by digitally - 4/14/11 at 2:43am
post #9 of 12
i got the 4hd its not too big and not too small i really like it but if there is a bigger one i would go for bigger or qck maybe they got allot of good mousepads
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Quote:
Originally Posted by .45 View Post
4hd is a smaller version of the 9hd, both track well with optical and laser. But a single spec of dust will be noticed if it gets between your mouse and the pad.
very true
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