Weekend Open Forum: What type of mouse pad do you use?

By Matthew
Nov 2, 2012
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  1. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,907   +115 Staff Member

    I used to use a Hardocp Ratzpad, however it started bending in the middle and I got tired of bending it back...

    A friend recommended me a Func Surface 1030 and that is what I've been using for the last years, works great!

    As for mice I've long loved the Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 but their build quality has become crap in the last 5 years or so. (The micro switches get worn out causing the mouse to either miss clicks or double click when you single click)
    I bought a Razer / Microsoft Habu gaming mouse however that did not last so longer either, and was overall a quite buggy mouse. (First time I've had to update the firmware in my mouse!)

    Now I have owned a A4Tech X7 Oscar Gaming Mouse X-748K for 1.5 years and I love it, it's really cheap but has great build quality, precision & feel!
  2. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,572   +41

    Razer sphex, paper thin cost more then my current mouse, around 25$. you gotta be careful with it, iv had it for 3 years but I can see how it can easily break
  3. 63Jax

    63Jax Newcomer, in training Posts: 64

    A leather one made by me
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  4. Razer Goliathus Speed Edition Extended, the reason was long enough to put my keyboard on it
  5. JWayne

    JWayne Newcomer, in training

    I use a memory foam mouse pad, it's soft on my wrist and the mouse operates, more smoothly and effeciently, but I'd rather use any 'ol mouse pad over no mouse pad.
  6. I built my own mousepad from a solid plate of aluminum alloy. Cut it by myself (using LN2 for make the perfect cut), make the edges rounded then polished the side to near-mirror (with machine), then chamfered it..
  7. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    Everyone.
  8. I use a piece of brown baking paper taped to my desk and teflon skates on the mouse itself. Looks like **** but the mouse glides so smooth I have yet to find a mousepad skate combo that can match it.
  9. SteelSeries QcK Mini Gaming Mouse Pad the best for gaming
  10. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TechSpot Maniac Posts: 880   +52

    Steelseries thin mouse pad, I think I spend $5. I've used the 3m ones before, they're quite good.
  11. gobbybobby

    gobbybobby TechSpot Maniac Posts: 530

    Logitech MX518

    had it 2 years, still works as new, long sessions are a breeze with this thing, I believe there is a newer model of the MX518, ive considered upgrading, but my current works fine and I can't afford a new mouse really unless it was an emergency (IE it broke), and the new one might suck, never know, change can be bad!
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  13. Mamoon69

    Mamoon69 Newcomer, in training Posts: 17

    I haven't used a mouse pad in several years. My current mouse is "Logitech Wireless Laser Gaming Mouse G700" which can work on almost any surface.
  14. veLa

    veLa TechSpot Booster Posts: 437   +70

    Steelseries Qck I believe is the name
  15. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 206   +38

    A4 sheet of paper
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  16. Using a Microsoft Trackball Optical Explorer. Don't need a mouse pad... LOL
  17. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TechSpot Booster Posts: 563   +96

    I have this rubber-made genetic mouse pad. I don't take mouse pads seriously, it's the mouse that I'm most concerned with and how can I clean it easily.
  18. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 989   +6

    A diy mousepad for Logitech M705. the laser is too shitty to work on most surface otherwise. also Razer Pro Pad that comes free with the Razer ProClick 1.6 I purchased few yrs back.

    other mouse I own doesn't require any form of mouse pad to perform properly. even the cheapest wireless Logitech M185. that being said, I always use all my mice on wooden table.
  19. dawei1993

    dawei1993 Newcomer, in training Posts: 37

    uhh anyone but you probably uses a mouse. Wow I can't believe someone still uses trackball! Not an insult but seriously I have never seen someone use a trackball lately. If you are a gamer, can I ask how you game?? Just very very interested.
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  20. emmzo

    emmzo TechSpot Member Posts: 60

    Razer Goliathus control edition mostly...
  21. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +217

    I use an Allsop mouse pad, the kind with the water bubble appearance on it. Mine is black and I bought it in about 1998 or 1999 and still using it. Some of the fabric has started to come up in the bottom right, so now its turned 180 degrees.

    The little fun fact I have on the mousepad is, I liked the design so much that in later years I bought a couple more for my other desktops. The ones I bought later are only about 3/4 as thick. Guess Allsop decided they wanted to save money and just made them thinner...
  22. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 876   +93

    Currently I'm using a Razer Extended Speed cut to fit my keyboard tray, looks great and works fantastically. Before that I was using a Sphex but not for that long, its still on my desk, now as a spare/place mat for food. Before that was an Alssop Metal Art pad which I used for almost 10 years before deciding to try something new, it too is still on my desk, useful if I want to mouse on my couch. Also own many freebie pads, which for the most part work just as well as any of the other ones I have. I find you get to a point where your so use to using different mice on every computer with different types of pads that its all irrelevant. If you can honestly tell me that your mousing surface has made you a better gamer or more productive or wtv, I wouldn't believe you for a second.
  23. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,079   +1,182

    I was using a blue one :) until I bought this Gigabyte pad a few months ago.


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