Are gaming mouse pads worth the money?

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Do you think gaming mouse pads are worth the money?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    35.4%
  1. Leigh M

    Leigh M Member

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    It depends what one you buy really.

    I bought a RAzer Mantis from JBHIFI long time ago for 20$ and I'm still using it today, big surface and nice feel. although mine does look like shit atm :)
     
  2. mtma

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    I use a plastic exercise book cover.

    Though having said that, it has become lumpy and I can't find a replacement book cover with the same texture, so I'm essentially boned now. The cover I use has an extra fine texture that doesn't dust up.

    Playing FPS with a lumpy mouse pad is interesting to say the least, but I've managed to adapt easily enough.
     
  3. miicah

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    Why don't you cheap bastards just spend the $15 on the smallest razer pad?
     
  4. Archy

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    They had Goliathuses the other week, But I decided that $40 was too much to pay...
     
  5. mixology

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    I have a CADWELL mousepad. Promo gear from a medical company. Works fiine for me
     
  7. Archy

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    I just can't justify spending a whole week's pay on a mousepad.

    ...that's it! I'm getting out of this sweatshop!
     
  8. mixology

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    only the best man, mousepad is made from the tears of chinese orphans.
     
  9. Archy

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    So THAT'S why my G5 slides so smoothly.
     
  10. downforce

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    +1 to Razer Golitathus series.

    At home I use a Speed and I even bought a Control version for work (mind you I also bought my own Razer mouse), esp the nice big Alpha sized ones.

    I've always used a mousepad, I find mice are far more responsive but maybe it's just me.

    I find the advantage of the 'expensive' Razer ones (mind you these were $20-30ea) is that they don't die as quick. Cheap mousepads start peeling and get really dirty real quick, whereas I've had this Razer for almost a year and every month or so, give it a bash out (for dust and crumbs) and and wipe over with a wet Handy (for marks) and it's almost good as new!
     
  11. Tenoq

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    +1 for the Razer pads. I've got the Mantis Control and I've been using it for a couple of years now without significant wear. It's a little dirty now, but that's about it!

    Comfy to use as well. I much prefer it to the hard "gamer" pads I was using previously.
     
  12. tek_01

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    Thats a fucking great price and pad, if i knew about that before i wasted $20 on something very similar
     
  13. Archy

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    Yeah, I'll get around to getting myself a Goliathus when I have the chance. Do most of you find the standard one is big enough?
     
  14. AMLagonda

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    :thumbup: very smooth and soft

    but I do recommend a card board manila folder, buy a pack of 10 and throw it out when its dirty.
     
  15. chi

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    35cm X 25cm not big enough? i doubt you can use even half of that... i have the mantis which is the size of the large goliathus and its so big i ended up cutting it a bit to fit my desk

    EDIT: and they should be around 20 not 40, try msy someday
     
  16. Opti

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    I bought a fUNC series F30rpad a few years back. Friggin awesome. Then i bought some teflon skates for my MX518 and its teh bomb.
    Also it makes me wonder why so many people refuse to spend even $25 on a decent mouse pad when they will waste even more ricing up the inards of their pc case with led's and black lights:D
     
  17. Archy

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    Yeah, but I wanted a multipurpose one. If I get the Alpha, I can throw it down on the floor and sleep on it when I get tired.

    Hmmm... Now I'm sure whether to go speed or control. I play medium sens most of the time, and occasionally high. Does the control impair the ability to sweep around if I feel the need to play lower?
     
  18. B4TM4N

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    I recommend a hard surface mouse pad then the soft material ones, why? the soft one gets chips and dust in it quickly, god damn come out!
     
  19. Leigh M

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    I don't think anyone should pay more than 20~ for a mousepad, unless you want a custom one or something out of the ordinary, after a certain point it just seems like a waste to spend 50+ on a piece of cloth and rubber or w.e it is.
     
  20. MR CHILLED

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    Well I guess if they are happy with the result and happy to pay that much then meh...up to them.
     

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