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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-21-2019, 10:43 PM - Thread Starter
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Laser Mouse on Enamel Surface?

So I have a crappy old desk that I believe is veneered wood and the veneer is awful at this point. My mouse doesn't have any real problems with the sensor on the surface but the bumps from holes in the veneer are a problem. Basically looking at 2 options currently: refinish the crappy wood in just the place where I use the mouse with something like enamel (or potentially some other finish idk) or using a mousepad that I would cut to size since I don't use a lot of space. To get to the point my questions are
1. Will a laser mouse work properly on an enamel finish? If not then what others finishes would potentially work?
2. I have a Corsair MM400 mousepad that I would need to cut down to size, would cutting it ruin the mousepad entirely or is that a viable option?

I know this all sounds dumb btw but if it works I don't mind

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I would suggest the mousepad option
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-01-2019, 03:33 PM
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If money is of concern just get the cheapest pad available that'll fit your table. I guarantee that using the mouse directly on the table will feel terrible, veneer/enamel or not.
Tracking may or may not work properly and if there's any type of inconsistency in the table you'll notice it immediately, and drive you nuts.

Atleast for gaming. For just office work it would probably work fine.

Cutting your pad may or may not work. I recently cut my ROG Scabbard xxl and its fine. YMMV.

Close the world, txEn eht nepO.
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