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

By Matthew · 64 replies
Nov 2, 2012
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  1. Two realizations struck me while seeking a new mouse pad recently: 1) there's a lack of small plastic pads from major gaming accessory makers, and 2) folks take there mouse surfaces very seriously. On my journey, I found debates about...

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  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,173   +4,114

  3. Who uses mice anymore? I've used Kensington Trakballs for years! No bumping into things, running out of space. No pad needed. No carpal tunnel. Etc, etc.
  4. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 1,266   +434

    I use a logitech mx anywhere mouse, and I don't need any mouse pad. I just use whatever is next to my laptop. Sometimes the arm of a recliner, sometimes the glass table on my porch, sometimes just the carpet on the floor. It really does work well anywhere.
  5. Jesse

    Jesse TS Evangelist Posts: 358   +42

    I haven't used a mousepad in 10 years.
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  6. colinf

    colinf TS Enthusiast Posts: 47   +7

    Razer sphex

    paper thin,easy to clean and works perfect with my Mionix mouse
  7. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Evangelist Posts: 611   +94

    Xtrac Ripper pads work really well for both my MX518 and Razor Mumba. so well that I ordered more of it.
  8. Trechie

    Trechie TS Member Posts: 18   +14

    With a laser mouse, you don't need a mousepad. My mousepad is now my coaster for hot tea.
    EClyde likes this.
  9. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 741   +287

    My trackball mice requires no mouse pad, bought my friend a rocketfish one for him to game on, he liked it, bought a Saitek cyborg one for a gaming mouse I have but never really use the mouse anymore.
  10. KbloodyK

    KbloodyK TS Member Posts: 24

    I have a Logitech M505 wireless mouse, and my mousepad is an old tee-shirt sleeve.
  11. Dawn1113

    Dawn1113 TS Booster Posts: 319   +66

    I did a great deal of experimentation, trying to find a mouse pad that suits my particular gaming habits. In the end, I settled for the bare surface of my desk: it has just the right amount of grain and texture to support a precise aim when I need it; and is, at the same time, smooth enough to permit quick and steady turns.
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  12. Coodu

    Coodu TS Booster Posts: 169

    Current an old Goliathus mousemat, Speed I think? I haven't really worried about getting a new one since I swapped to using Mac/Playing less intense games that warrant a decent mousemat hehe.
  13. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    Razor sphex..
  14. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,342   +502

    Also a Razer Vespula user love it!
  15. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 567   +111

    I used to use Stay Free until that got too expensive then I just went to a generic brand.

    Oh wait..you said mouse pad...
  16. MajorSpacecase

    MajorSpacecase TS Rookie

    I use an 18"x24" Quilters 'Teflon Pressing sheet' (cleans right up with a damp cloth) held down with binder clips with my MX518 mouse. Even at the lowest DPI setting, I can do a 720º spin in no time, with room to spare. But I also have a 'Trackball' at my bedside for when I rotate my 22" monitor around to watch movies in bed.
  17. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Posts: 377   +6

    Razer Goliathus Speed Edition :eek:
  18. killeriii

    killeriii TS Enthusiast Posts: 213   +14

    Still using my MX1000 laser mouse I picked up 7 years ago. (only mouse that fits my hand without cramping) Thing works great on any surface. Surprisingly, the battery still holds a charge for weeks.
  19. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,830   +1,025

    I use exactly what pad Matthew uses.

    A 3M "Precise Mousing Surface." It's a small footprint - 7 x 8.5 inches, very thin - 0.02 inches and has an adhesive back to mount to my desk so it never slides around. Has always provided optimal response for whatever laser mouse I've used. In fact, I was in an OfficeMax about 6 months ago when they were on sale and I bought 5 of them. So guess I'll be using them forever now. :)
  20. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Evangelist Posts: 2,187   +735

    Currently using a Corsair Vengeance MM200 Standard Gaming Mouse Mat.
  21. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,264

    Razer Goliathus Control Edition. Have a speed edition and a brushed aluminium plate also, but both tend to be a bit skittery with the Teflon mousefeet
  22. Im using speed stacks stackmat thats 34.5" 12.5" lol
  23. None, I got a Logitech Trackball.
  24. My couch is my mouse pad I sit on it with the mouse along side at butt/legs level and im gaming away

    im using logitech g9x
  25. Porters

    Porters TS Member

    XD you can tell where I'm from (if you know much about UK stereotypes) I have a freebie mat with an advert on it for 'www.bagandbale.com'

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