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Greatest mouse mat in the world ever?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by xbeanx3000, 24 Feb 2006.

  1. xbeanx3000

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    I've done a little research of my own, but can't come to a conclusion. I've managed to at least find them all, so I'll list them here for people to comment on.

    Steelpad series
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    SteelPad 4D?
    Steelpad 3S?
    Steelpad S&S?
    Steelpad 4s?

    Arrrr!!!

    Icemat series
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    Black Icemat
    Black Icemat 2

    I've heard the heavyweights are the 'Black Icemat 2' vs 'Steelpad S&S', but recently I ran into another review that said the 'Steelpad 4S' is better than the Steelpad S&S, so now I'm really confused.
     
  2. Curio

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    Fancy mouse pads are a bit overrated. Don't get me wrong, I've used both a Ratpadz and my current Func Pad and they're great. But they all work just as well - it's not like one gives better "performance" than another. The only real difference is the "feel".....I prefer my Func Pad over the old Ratpadz because it's a bit smoother. The result is exactly the same tho :) So....pick the one that looks the coolest basically ;)
     
  3. PlasmaZombies

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    I just got the Logitech mouse and steelpad s&s combo and I'm really happy with it. I'd recommend it anyway :)
     
  4. Naffa

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    eXactmat ;) benjo has one with an old skool Razer Viper and it owns.
     
  5. xbeanx3000

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    Oh yeah, I forgot abaout the eXactmat!

    I didn't mention the Ratpadz because they don't give much performace boost over a £5 one (in my experience).

    I'll just have to hunt down a definitive roundup for a conclusion. Somewhere...
     
    Last edited: 24 Feb 2006
  6. bananaman

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    i just got a razer mousepad (the white pro one) and is very nice, prefer it to my old func pad i think, much nicer than ratpadz :)
     
  7. trojan698

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    no no no no no! both ratpadz and the func1030 are complete tripe! I have one of each, not only are they far too small but they are grossly inaccurate when compared against the mighty steelpad s+s (the king of pads imo)
     
  8. trojan698

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    You also didnt include the qpad in the list, comes highly recommended by a mate of mine..
     
  9. benjo

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    It sure does :cool:
     
  10. Mark A

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    Its got to be the EYEPAD for me, best ive ever used, the mouse glides over it like silk.

    Mark
     
  11. d123pw

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    Ive got a Black Icemat 2 and its sits on my desk useless after the pads that came with the mouse wore out after a month, i just have the mouse on the desk in front of the keyboard. The noise and sensation of using it on the glass is horrible.
     
  12. Naffa

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    not quite as much as my Generic Taz mousemat + Copperhead :cool:
     
  13. Spammeh

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    qpad vote for me. Soft underneath ** hand because they are made of cloth. Easy to clean. No mouse drag. No noise as mouse glides across it.

    Nice mat imo
     
  14. xbeanx3000

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    Arg! So many personal experiences outside of my short list!

    Does the Steelpad S&S glide like silk also?! And is it better than the Steelpad 4s?

    I'll prolly go for either the '4s' or the 'S&S' version.
     
  15. trojan698

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    Havent tried the 4s, but it's pretty damn smooth :D
     
  16. Curio

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    Nonsense. My table cloth gives about as much accuracy as any pad, and the best pad I've ever used was the black plastic cover of a CD binder which I used for a while. And too small? What the hell are you doing with your mouse? I never run out of room!
     
  17. trojan698

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    Low sensitivity ;)
     
  18. loltim

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    My SS was awful, I just use my desk surface now.
     
  19. Mark A

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    I couldnt do that, feels horrible, gritty and loud, a cloth mouse pad is smooth and quiet imo and pretty cheap. I think the EYEPAD is very similar to the titan cloth pads on ocuk but minus the fancy packaging and high price tag.

    Mark
     
  20. FeFiDoh

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    I got a QPad low sense does the job nicely, smooth and as i like low sensitivity :D