Mouse pad vs no mouse pad?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by Question, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Lord Belial

    Lord Belial Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,937
    Location:
    Perth
    Had a succession of Officeworks pads which lasted about as long as you'd expect. Tried just desk but turns out it's rougher than I though, like driving a sports car on an unsealed road. Now have a Roccat Alumic, very happy :)
     
  2. th3_hawk

    th3_hawk Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    2,427
    Location:
    Kilsyth 3137
    I have an original Logitech G5, still on it's original feet and it's not had a mouse pad for as long as I can remember.

    I also can't remember the last time I saw a mouse pad in my office and those mice usually get replaced only with a new machine which is about every 4 years or so in our place and there doesn't appear to be any major complaints about the mice.


    But maybe I'm wrong and I should order new feet for both my work and home mice and see if I notice the difference.
     
  3. orangepeel376

    orangepeel376 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    60
    I just use a notebook I had lying around. The notebook has a fake leather (Moleskin type of notebook) and it works really well.
    Works well for my run of the mill Dell optical mouse.
     
  4. VirtualNinja

    VirtualNinja Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,192
    Location:
    North Parramatta
    I have a couple of pads, Razer Goliathus control & a pair of Tek Syndicates Zweihänder desk mats, I would never run a good mouse without a good pad. the desk mats are brilliant keyboard and gel wrist rest stay exactly where I put them, it used to be an issue on the smooth desktop.
     
  5. danyell

    danyell Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Messages:
    1,880
    Location:
    Kilsyth, 3137
    I can't recommend these enough. 5 years and no lifting at corners etc and cheap!
     
  6. grrrr

    grrrr Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2001
    Messages:
    1,088
    Location:
    Cornubia
  7. cvidler

    cvidler Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2001
    Messages:
    15,067
    Location:
    Canberra
    no pad.

    desk surface is fake leather, tracks and glides well. no complaints.
     
  8. FIREWIRE1394

    FIREWIRE1394 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,573
    High Five for everyone with Razer Goliathus pads!!
    I've used 2 since 2009. First a standard size control edition, and currently a large speed edition.

    It's a Goliathus, or it's nothing.. I really don't know how Razer can do a mousepad better than anyone, but still can't do a mouse for shit.
     
  9. Ratzz

    Ratzz Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2013
    Messages:
    10,318
    Location:
    Cheltenham East 3192
    I'm used to using the desk, but my current desk is heavily laquered and just too shiny for an optical mouse, so I now use mousepads.

    I just get mine made at Vistaprint. They are about 5mm thick, look like the same shit they make stubby holders out of. After about a year the fabric on the edges of this one is just starting to fray. Very nice to use.

    This is my current one.. upload your own image, whip out your Visa, and its in the mailbox about 3 days later in my experience. $11.95 + post, best to get a few items to save on post.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Bravs

    Bravs Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    264
    I've graduated from using an A4 paper and now use a piece of cardboard at work :) also can be used to write down messages and all.
     
  11. Davo1111

    Davo1111 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    3,018
    Location:
    Sydney
    i really liked my razor golithus until it starting fraying on the corners.

    I bought the new razor* one off ebay super cheap with the sewn corners and it works fine.

    TBH if you're find without one, then don't bother getting one.

    *could be possibly fake
     
  12. Glacy

    Glacy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    35
    Location:
    Victoria 3139
    If you need a mouse pad recommendation, grab a Steelseries QcK. I got mine @ EB games for $9.
     
  13. adamsleath

    adamsleath Member

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2006
    Messages:
    19,155
    Location:
    Sunnybank Q 4109
    ive had s&s steel for over a decade now. it is a tiny bit worn...but ive just rotated it 180 degrees. voila! my pad is hard textured plastic. i can forsee ill have it for another 10 years
     
  14. Rory K

    Rory K Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    2,261
    Location:
    Melbourne, 3131
    Seconded, I've got a big old Goliathus Alpha that's still going strong, haven't found anything that comes close to it.
     
  15. japes

    japes Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Messages:
    6,540
    Location:
    Sunshine Coast
    Goliathus is basically Razers only half decent product.

    I'd recommend a Steelseries QcK+ to anyone. Currently using a Zowie CM and would like to try the new GS-R.
     
  16. OP
    OP
    Question

    Question Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Messages:
    241
    Okay, can anyone recommend anything other than the steel series QCK or QCK+? What makes them so good anyway?

    Are there any other affordable options? Kmart probably has a "home brand" mouse pad...would it be any good?

    What are some places to get affordable mouse pads? I saw EB games mentioned...what about places like big W?
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2016
  17. mesaoz

    mesaoz Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2015
    Messages:
    7,833
    Location:
    South East QLD
    I have a huge hyperx mousepad. it's damn good

    Have previously had goliathus speed and control - don't get the control ones, they're craptastic.
     
  18. havabeer

    havabeer Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Messages:
    6,544
    surely you can find a cheap one on ebay or something. in my view a good mouse pad isn't going to turn a cheap mouse some phenomenal piece of equipment.
     
  19. OP
    OP
    Question

    Question Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2012
    Messages:
    241
    Sure, but i dont want a mouse pad that feels like crap either.
     
  20. m3k

    m3k Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    1,009
    i've got an aluminum mouse pad that raz0r one- its honestly been the best purchase- none of that curling or anything- looks amazing on my desk- mouse feet dont wear out or peel up because it glides smoother than textured pads, it also cools your wrists in the summer, its a big heat sync :p

    oh and want to clean it? bita isopropyl and a rag GG clean as a whistle
     

Share This Page

Advertisement: