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

By Matthew
Nov 2, 2012
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  1. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Maniac Posts: 1,152   +135

    Melamine (think: kitchen cupboards) works very well as long as it doesn't mess with your sensor.
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,864   +262

    I was told, or read some where, the optical mouse don't need a mouse pad, just a piece of white paper, so I cut a piece of white xerox paper 4"x8" & it works perfect for my Logitech optical mouse.:)
  3. TitoBXNY

    TitoBXNY TS Enthusiast Posts: 163   +24

    I've had a Razer ExactMat for several years and have used it with a numerous gaming mice.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,172   +944

    Using a logitech m505 with just a plain mouse pad I got from work.
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,818   +370

    My 2 others are blue :)
  6. Pan Wah

    Pan Wah TS Enthusiast Posts: 134   +27

    Cheap charcoal-grey one with silicone wrist pad.
  7. As far as mouse pads go, I use the wet suit type of pads. At home, I still have and use my original Babbages mouse pad.
  8. Atomdrift

    Atomdrift Banned

    Yeah if you're trying to alleviate carpal tunnel, and you still need a proper mouse for gaming, check out the Evoluent Vertical Mouse.
  9. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 861   +11

    I use a cheap Logitech mouse on my pant leg or the arm of my recliner.

    The mouse for my HTPC only works on non-cloth surfaces tho, so I use it on my fake wood desk.
  10. avoidz

    avoidz TS Maniac Posts: 454   +54

    I haven't used a mouse mat in years. Didn't think there was any use for them anymore since mice went optical and tracked well on just about any surface ?_?
  11. I got a Xtrac ripper about 7 or 8 years ago. It turned out a bit bigger than I needed but I cut it in half and now have one for work and for home. :) I've only ever had to wash one half once after a coffee spill and out of everything I've ever tried the mouse feet always stay clean and the surface has proved to be extremely durable and has a great feel. If I ever needed to get another one or give a recommendation it would be for one of these. Honestly, I can't think of one negative thing to say about these.

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