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Hard vs Soft mouse surface

Hard
16
23%
Soft
37
53%
Mouse mats are a con, my desk is fine!
13
19%
Hard Candeh
1
1%
Soft Candeh
3
4%
 
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby steve_rogers42 » 23 Feb 12, 4:40 pm

:wink:

Rollin a goliathus speed regular atm, kinda wish i had a control, but thats what dpi's for <3
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby PinothyJ » 24 Feb 12, 4:01 pm

I use a trackball…
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby =beast= » 24 Feb 12, 4:04 pm

that doesn't surprise me. is the trackball blue aswell
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby Novocaine » 24 Feb 12, 8:59 pm

I went from a steel series soft mat to a razer scarab hard mat and I actually like the hard mat better. After using the soft mat for a few years the edges began to frey and curl. It also slipped around the desk a lot more than the scarab does.

+1 for hard mats

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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby PinothyJ » 25 Feb 12, 11:33 am

=beast= wrote:that doesn't surprise me. is the trackball blue aswell
Nah, I see nothing but redundancy galore in a WIRELESS TRACKBALL! A WIRELESS mouse that is designed to NEVER move! And you cannot argue that it is good for travel because a trackball mouse is vary large and impractical as a portable pointer device.

With that being said, the blue Logitech Trackman does look amazing and has more buttons but it is not worth the hassle of wireless.


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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby stoolsample » 25 Feb 12, 12:29 pm

I originally had the mouse and mousepad fromThe ProPad But now Have the Goliathus Mat, and have since changed mice.

The Propad had Both Speed/Control Surfaces and was an awesome mat, I still have it, however my entire PC system is set in black and it stands out, hence the new one.
The ProPad is a Hard Mat, the New one is soft.
Depends on which mouse im using to which pad I prefer, My old mouse works flawlessly on the old pad, sucks on the new one, but my new mouse now I have the control version of the Goliathus, its great.

Each to their own, but its good to feel the difference between speed and control surfaces.
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby Nekosan » 25 Feb 12, 1:31 pm

I haven't seen a trackball in at LEAST a decade.
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby PinothyJ » 25 Feb 12, 1:46 pm

Nekosan wrote:I haven't seen a trackball in at LEAST a decade.
A good quality Trackball has unparalleled precision which make it superb for FPS and other twitch-aiming games. They are, after all, still made to cater for air traffic control, architectural and CAD-style applications.


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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby Shinanigans » 25 Feb 12, 6:48 pm

Had a rough razer one once, never again. Horrible for my hand/arm.
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby steve_rogers42 » 27 Feb 12, 9:20 pm

trackballs give me headaches to teh same degree cables do, wireless ftw.
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby Ninja Catfish » 27 Feb 12, 9:31 pm

I've actually just invested in a mouse bungee since I miss the feel of a wireless mouse.
Quite honestly, it's like my Deathadder is now wireless. The bungee suspends the cable above the mouse, so unless I pull it so far that it's not even on my desk anymore, I feel no effect of the cable being there whatsoever.
The feel of wireless, without the batteries/weight/hardly noticable input lag.
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby Auld » 28 Feb 12, 6:14 am

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Can't beat the soft mat, you get an arm rest and you don't have to find replacement feet for your mouse all the time.
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby Drunken_Chicken » 5 Apr 12, 1:38 am

Just ordered SteelSeries QcK Mini Mousepad from...
http://www.ozgameshop.com/pc-accessories/steelseries-surface-qck-mini-mousepad-pc

Cheap, cloth, thin, small surface area. Has anyone else had any experience with them?

Replacing a cloth mousepad from 1994, with Tas Devil on it... Went to a mates house the other day and he has the Bugs Bunny version, very strange. It's been better than any other "gaming" mousepad's I've bought in the past haha
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby Bluefire » 5 Apr 12, 1:07 pm

Im using a razer mantis speed.. bout 5yrs old, had coke etc spilt on it several times, been scrubbed etc and there is under 1mm of fray/upturn on 2 sides (keyboard/edge of desk) turned it arround about 6months ago.. expect to get another 5yrs out of it...
Worth spending the extra money on a larger well constructed mat imo.
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Re: Hard vs Soft Mouse Mats

Unread postby diamondd » 5 Apr 12, 1:44 pm

Bluefire wrote:Im using a razer mantis speed.. bout 5yrs old, had coke etc spilt on it several times, been scrubbed etc and there is under 1mm of fray/upturn on 2 sides (leopard/edge of desk) turned it arround about 6months ago.. expect to get another 5yrs out of it...
Worth spending the extra money on a larger well constructed mat imo.

haha, dude exact same story here. I love my mantis speed, epic piece of kit.
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