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Do you use a mouse mat?

Do you use a mouse mat?

Yes! I finally got an icanhascheezburger pic in the news!

This week's poll should be one that every bit-tech reader will be able to take part in: what type of mouse mat do you use?

Earlier in the week, we had a request to review a selection of mouse mats, but how many people actually use one? Or even pay significant money for one?

Everyone has their own opinions on "gaming" peripherals, along with their actual usefulness and appeal, so we'd love to know what bit-tech readers actually use.

Of course, if you've got suggestions of mouse mats you'd like us to look at, why not drop into this feedback thread and let us know?

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Glider 27th July 2007, 19:15 Quote
Touchpad or riding bare ;)
DougEdey 27th July 2007, 19:26 Quote
Bareback, no sensation quite like it.
-:: M@ ::- 27th July 2007, 19:30 Quote
A black hardback book :D
atanum141 27th July 2007, 19:34 Quote
Slicksteel pro. i dont think anyone uses these on the forums.
Hamish 27th July 2007, 19:38 Quote
everglide titan

its BIGGAR THAN XBOX!
Techno-Dann 27th July 2007, 19:43 Quote
Decently cheap cloth mat, from Office Depot. I can't stand the hard plastic mouse mats, they're rougher than my cloth one and hard on both my MX518 and my hand.
Amon 27th July 2007, 19:55 Quote
G7 on textured desk. I used to use a gelled mat, but it was extremely small and dust would accumulate on the laser lens.
fathazza 27th July 2007, 20:07 Quote
DKT Megamat...
whypick1 27th July 2007, 20:19 Quote
furqan 27th July 2007, 20:29 Quote
Tim S 27th July 2007, 20:30 Quote
I use a Steelpad 5L
trigger 27th July 2007, 20:31 Quote
I go bareback at home, but that's a little inappropriate at work (;)), so I use a Kensington Gel Wristrest thing there.
teamtd11 27th July 2007, 20:32 Quote
Thermaltake Tai-Chi M2 with a Razer Rest under it :)
GuitarBizarre 27th July 2007, 20:35 Quote
I don't. Mousemats for optical/Laser mice are, in my humble opinion, a con.
Hack'n'Slash 27th July 2007, 20:47 Quote
Steelpad S&S, made extra slippery with a dusting of silicone spray every few weeks. I've had a couple of Everglide Gigantas (plain black & smoke) in the past but they both bowed upwards in the middle after some time, no problems with the S&S so far. ;)
The_Beast 27th July 2007, 21:09 Quote
My Mom gets free ones at medical conferences, right now it is a AARP mouse pad
Firehed 27th July 2007, 21:20 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by furqan
Func 1030
Need to find mine... the thing fell off the face of the earth. In the meantime, touchpad, bare table, or cheap cloth thing.
mikeuk2004 28th July 2007, 00:25 Quote
I go bareback as since going lazer/optical I didnt see the point of mice mats. There purpose was to give ball mice grip to give you a smoth movement. Now thats not the case with lazer so why would you have one??? Maybe people are so used to them that they feel lost without it.
Shadowed_fury 28th July 2007, 00:42 Quote
I don't, so wooden desk for me with highest sensitivity on. :)
DougEdey 28th July 2007, 00:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by trigger
I go bareback at home, but that's a little inappropriate at work (;)), so I use a Kensington Gel Wristrest thing there.

I would have gone bareback at work. But the f**cking cleaners, never ACTUALLY cleaned anything.
Tomm 28th July 2007, 02:02 Quote
Ratpadz GS, but it needs a clean since it's actually less silky than the desk it's on!

But when clean it does make a difference (in reply to the person who said they're a con).
GuitarBizarre 28th July 2007, 02:16 Quote
*shrug* I've never seen a mousepad thats offered any of the benefits they're touted for. A slight reduction in friction maybe, but all these pads that claim better tracking are just blowing smoke as far as I'm concerned. I've never had any tracking problems with good ol' wood veneer.
Neogumbercules 28th July 2007, 03:46 Quote
Some cheap-o wal-mart mouse pad with a gel wrist rest. I used to use an old flat crap mouse pad I got with my super old Compaq. I haven't had wrist pain in my right had since I started using this one. Which reminds me, I need to get a better keyboard with a wrist pad.
RTT 28th July 2007, 10:17 Quote
Some hard pad that came with my Razer Boomslang 2100 :D
aix 28th July 2007, 10:19 Quote
Everglide™ Titan Monstermat ftw ;)
zr_ox 28th July 2007, 10:27 Quote
After getting a Logitech G7 I went bare back since I just wanted to save space.

Since buying a Death Adder I got an eXactMat and for gaming it's incredible. I never expected such a difference, granted that gaming an PS work are the only times you might benefit from a mat.
specofdust 28th July 2007, 10:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
I go bareback as since going lazer/optical I didnt see the point of mice mats. There purpose was to give ball mice grip to give you a smoth movement. Now thats not the case with lazer so why would you have one??? Maybe people are so used to them that they feel lost without it.

Not at all, mousemats simply enable you to be more precise and accurate with your mousing. The purpose of them may have been to give ballmice grip, but the purpose for my optical mouse is the exact opposite. It's to minimise friction. Teflon beats an old desk with peeling paint for that.
Hiren 28th July 2007, 10:42 Quote
Work: Ratpadz GS

Home: Bareback, although this black desk makes my mouse go screwy at times.
Duste 28th July 2007, 11:41 Quote
Why wouldn't you use a mouse-pad? More so when you're a gamer than anything else, but whatever. The bottom's of mice pretty much get sanded down by table-tops, or at least my wooden computer desk does it. :(
poenanie 28th July 2007, 11:43 Quote
My pad-history :

Steelpad QCK+ \
Speedpad ( with prey theme ) | Logitech MX518 with Steel padsurfers ..
Steelpad S&S |
Steelpad S&S /
Steelpad 5L \ Logitech G5 ( 2007 version ) with Hyperglide Logitech G5 skates ..
Steelpad SX ( Currently ordered , not in use yet .. ) /

I'm a competitive lanplayer , hence the large amount of expensive mousepads i've allready had :p
[WP@]WOLVERINE 28th July 2007, 11:58 Quote
Qpad XT-R and Noidpad custom
dB1 28th July 2007, 12:02 Quote
I use a Steelpad 4D for my G5 mouse - works like a charm
samkiller42 28th July 2007, 12:04 Quote
I chose None, but im currently in the market for a mousemat, as my desk is in two parts, and my mouse wont work on frosted glass:?

Sam
Hugo 28th July 2007, 12:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikeuk2004
I go bareback as since going lazer/optical I didnt see the point of mice mats. There purpose was to give ball mice grip to give you a smoth movement. Now thats not the case with lazer so why would you have one??? Maybe people are so used to them that they feel lost without it.

The reason you would still want a mouesmat with optical is to give a smooth surface to use it on, not everyone has a mouse/desk combo that works. Some crappy Saitek mouse I pulled out one of the cupboards here, for example, refused to work properly until I got a mouseman for it.
alextwo 28th July 2007, 12:10 Quote
Some cheap ass cloth pad. I just hate the feel of using a mouse on just a desk.
ElZog 28th July 2007, 12:17 Quote
None, ever since I went optical mouse I haven't felt a need for one. Also I rarely have the desk space to fit a mat anyway (hopefully this will change next year when I go to a new flat.
GiGo 28th July 2007, 12:33 Quote
Used to use a pad, but gave up after I got my second laser pad and upgraded my PC, decided that all the paper and crap that I shove on top of my desk every day covers the mouse pad to much to move, so much easier on the my leg or on top of the paper thats on top of my mouse pad.

Im not a gamer (we'll I am but don't need the mouse for racing) so I does'nt make a difference.

I also find that mouse pads get dirty and causes my mouse to get dirtier on the bottom than if I used the desk.

Regards
GiGo
mashles 28th July 2007, 12:40 Quote
Steelpad QcK (currently on my 4th, i use my 3rd at work, my mum uses my 2nd) they are only £5 from scan so i tend to replace em like once every 6-8 months.
FullThrottleRic 28th July 2007, 12:41 Quote
Icemat black second edition with MX518 and teflon feet here, it's so much nicer to use than cloth pads or the desk ;)
Forsaken 28th July 2007, 12:46 Quote
Use one that was given away on some random sales rep, would go without, but my MS Laser mouse refuses to track on me desk, as its rather glossy.
Seraphim Works 28th July 2007, 12:50 Quote
Don't use one myself, then again, I'm using an exotic dell mouse. Tracks well on a standard beech veneer desk, took a while to get used to my home made desk at home, it struggled with the glossy black worktop.
Personally I can't stand mousepads, I like my setup minimalist and a mouse pad just irks.
Temet Nosce 28th July 2007, 12:58 Quote
I don't, I have a trackball mouse
BioSniper 28th July 2007, 12:58 Quote
Func 1030
cobalt6700 28th July 2007, 12:59 Quote
steelpad 4D or creative x-fi cloth one from i30, depending on what mood im in... i find no mousemat makes sweaty desk.....
TheEclypse 28th July 2007, 13:04 Quote
Dont use one unless I have to (desk at uni is perforated).
quack 28th July 2007, 13:31 Quote
Ratpadz at home, none at work.
SPQQKY 28th July 2007, 13:36 Quote
I had a mouse pad my mom had made with my sons picture on it, it started to wear out and I wanted to keep it nice so I just busted out the free max pain pad I got years ago.
bubsterboo 28th July 2007, 13:38 Quote
I use a cheapo one, only because my desk is glass.
c.u.later 28th July 2007, 13:39 Quote
Well, I use an everglide mousemat, and to be fair it's pretty good, but I wouldn't have got it if I hadn't won it tbh, I'm usually a cheap and cheerful guy :P

c.u.later
jjsyht 28th July 2007, 13:43 Quote
Dont use one... except when gaming which I use my ol' trusty hard&slim everglide
yakyb 28th July 2007, 13:50 Quote
icw mat but im gointg back to a cloth mat as soon as i get a new desk
r-gator 28th July 2007, 14:05 Quote
Glass desks and laser mice don't work so well together so I kind of have to have a mat.
yodasarmpit 28th July 2007, 14:05 Quote
Blue Icemat 2nd Edition, had it for years now.
Xen0phobiak 28th July 2007, 14:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by fathazza
DKT Megamat...

Me too.
legoman666 28th July 2007, 15:13 Quote
I roll with an Icemat. Kind of hard to keep smooth since it's glass, but it's really slick for a few days after I clean it.
z3rb 28th July 2007, 15:30 Quote
if there was a "one i stole 30 of from the government" option, i would have chosen that.
FIBRE+ 28th July 2007, 15:41 Quote
Black Icemat + thick teflon skates on my mouse, and I use my old steelpad 4D as a rest for my elbow/forearm.


Mouse mouse!

http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FKZ/DRW6/F0ZSTCZX/FKZDRW6F0ZSTCZX.MEDIUM.jpg
Demon Cleaner 28th July 2007, 15:46 Quote
Generally I use whatever surface is nearest - desk, bed, leg, etc... If I'm gaming I'll use a basic mouse mat.
MonkeyNutZ 28th July 2007, 16:25 Quote
S&S SteelPad.
Silver Shamrock 28th July 2007, 17:04 Quote
I have a classic Allsop mat. It's 6 years old now and has been washed countless times but is still in great condition barring a few slightly frayed edges. Couldn't imagine using anything else.
Salazaar 28th July 2007, 17:23 Quote
I'm dropping in another vote for Icemat, white though. I love that frosty glass look!
banshee256 28th July 2007, 17:47 Quote
I use the Steelpad QcK+ with my Logitech G5 lase-tingy. And there's a few reasons for that.

My table is a 50 year old wooden desk, made before they put a nice, slick surface on them. So it's rough... My brother-in-law had it before me and he has made a lot of burn marks on it, with his cigarettes, so the big surface covers them up nicely.

And, as some (probably young) guy suggested, I'm old and used to a pad. Pad and mouse go together like... coffee and cigarettes, widescreen and surround sound and work and an ulcer: There's no point having one, if you can't have both ;)
wafflesomd 28th July 2007, 18:09 Quote
My wooden desk!
sui_winbolo 28th July 2007, 18:25 Quote
Just got a Func pad. Haven't used it yet, but I got it for my laptop when I'm not on the go.

http://a733.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/113/l_fe2577b9842668c9cb234166b2472bec.jpg
useru_clairvoyant 28th July 2007, 18:33 Quote
bareback or a piece of paper.
useru_clairvoyant 28th July 2007, 18:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by banshee256
... Pad and mouse go together like... coffee and cigarettes, widescreen and surround sound and work and an ulcer: There's no point having one, if you can't have both ;)

I'll dare to quote you on that. You're office worker, right? :D
Blademrk 28th July 2007, 18:39 Quote
an LED one I picked up in Maplins for a tenner it looks almost the same as this mouse mat but it's sides are flat instead of concave and I don't think it was made by Thermaltake.
Omnituens 28th July 2007, 18:55 Quote
DKT here
Mister_Tad 28th July 2007, 19:09 Quote
Used to have a Ratpadz GS, until the texture wore off (imo far too quickly)
Then switched to a Steelpad 4D, which I loved until that started wearing down a bit, so I replaced it with a Steelpad S&S and and I must say, I preferred the texture on the 4D (I thought they were the same until I bought the S&S)

Use 4Ds at work
DriftCarl 28th July 2007, 19:14 Quote
I actually have 2 ontop of eachother =/
one on the bottom is some cloth one with a nice wrist rest at the bottom, its a round mouse mat. ontop of that I have an Everglide plastic mat designed for optical mice. So the cloth wrist rest is the only bit in use from the bottom one. Its comfy :)
DarkLord7854 28th July 2007, 19:18 Quote
Table-top suits me fine :)
CoolFox 28th July 2007, 19:22 Quote
I go "Bareback", but I clean my desk surface with one of those teflon bath cleaners.. WOW that makes for a orgasmic mousing surface.
GuardianStorm 28th July 2007, 19:32 Quote
Everglide Titan Monstermat :D, but i use it a s a rest for all sorts of things...glasses, papercraft, PIC dev...
masteroffm 28th July 2007, 19:44 Quote
a "puzzle pad" that I have had forever. has an interlocking mouse pad and wrist rest nearly an inch thick.
LoopyJuice 28th July 2007, 20:06 Quote
Icemat white, I have a black around somewhere too. I was using the free creative x-fi mats given out at i-series events for about a year but after moving to a 30" display I needed a higher sensitivity to give a reasonable feel on the display.

This lead to me noticing that the tracking on the free mat was pretty bad and jumpy for very small movements (graphic design or fps games etc) and slowly got to me until I sought out my old Icemat.

Having used it for a few weeks I cant do without it now, it's far smoother and the tracking problems/jumping are gone completely. Only issues I have are with the feet that arn't stuck down that well and occasionally a small particle will get on the mat and make an infuriating grinding sound. :)

Oh and bareback is not really an option as I use an optical mouse and my desktop is 10mm plate glass and it refuses to track at all on it :)
D B 28th July 2007, 20:11 Quote
Razer Mantis, speed, to go along with my Diamondback ... slippery and it's freak'n huge!
http://www.razerzone.com/images/mantis_LRG5.jpg

Although .. I like that idea about using a teflon cookie sheet ;)
karx11erx 28th July 2007, 21:06 Quote
Razer exactMat X control. Almost no friction with my Razer Copperhead mouse.
Brooxy 28th July 2007, 21:28 Quote
I use a recycled car tyre...

linky
Tyr 28th July 2007, 21:40 Quote
I don't use a mouse mat.

Got a free one from a chemical company, but it is too small.

Really want a hard Raptor pad, but then it is the moving it about and finding space for it...
D3s3rt_F0x 28th July 2007, 21:45 Quote
Func 1030 bought Alienware branded one for £7 instead of spending £30 for the plain func one
Raziekiel 28th July 2007, 21:52 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hamish
everglide titan

its BIGGAR THAN XBOX!

QFT I use one as well =D
Pie_uk 28th July 2007, 22:04 Quote
razer exact mat
severedhead 28th July 2007, 22:19 Quote
Original Icemat + padsurfers.
RedDethX 28th July 2007, 22:19 Quote
Cheap flimsy mouse pad = win!
Ramble 28th July 2007, 23:01 Quote
I use a smeggy free one I got from work experience with TNT.
Before that I was using a stolen army issue mousemat.
speedfreek 28th July 2007, 23:09 Quote
The non glossy side of a piece of a golden grams box.
simosaurus 28th July 2007, 23:24 Quote
i use a speed pad, hard trasparent plastic mat, won it like 4 years ago at a LAN and its still going strong
knuck 28th July 2007, 23:31 Quote
Firehed 28th July 2007, 23:46 Quote
Holy hugeness - how big is that thing?

As an aside, is that Zelda: LTTP in the SNES? And does it still work?
proxess 28th July 2007, 23:48 Quote
I had a pair of jeans that didn't fit me, so i cut out a part of the legs then turned it inside out, and put it on top of a piece of rubber. The mouse rolls smoothly over the jeans but doesn't glide if i let go of the mouse. I recommend it to everyone!
woodshop 29th July 2007, 00:35 Quote
CorePad XXXL, link got it not to improve any performance but to keep the desk clean and provide a huge surface that the mouse could use without falling off it or scratching up the desk. Its is also big enough that the entire keyboard fits on it so i don't have to deal with the rocking issues that i had before because 1/2 the keyboard was on the mat and 1/2 was not.
Mister_Tad 29th July 2007, 00:44 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by CorePad XXXL spec
Dimensions 35.43" x 17.72" x 0.19"

I read that in cm first and thought it was just slightly larger than average, then it hit me

tell me this is a typo, for what reason could one possibly need a mouse pad that's 3 feet wide!

My mouse sits in around a 4x4" square in the middle of the pad, and can traverse over 4000px of horizontal resolution without straying from that patch :|
Furymouse 29th July 2007, 00:46 Quote
http://www.xtracpads.com/prohs.htm
Bought the older one a few years back at a LAN. Works beautifully under my S500.
Smilodon 29th July 2007, 00:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by furqan
Func 1030

Same here. I got it because i was tires of the mouse "sticking" to the mouse mat making it inaccurate when editing pictures. (no matter how much i cleaned the pad and mouse) I also had some teflon tape which made it a tad better, but it came loose, and i can't find the rest of it :( . I like having my mouse at high sensitivity, so i use maybe 1/3 of the pad for mousing.

On laptop i use touch pad of course.

At work i use some plastic mouse mat i got from a co-worker. (plastic thing with a calender and some advertisement for he's dads company.) It's pretty nice :)
ivanrlynn 29th July 2007, 01:22 Quote
Im using a small circular one with a gel wrist rest on the arm of my chair/couch.
Bought it in pc world about a year ago.
David_Fitzy 29th July 2007, 01:30 Quote
Bareback for me my semi-cheap MS comfort 3000 seems to be happy on any surface I give it.

The only reason for a mat as I see it is for mouse ball grip or to improve cheap mice's optical scanning. I haven't seen a ball mouse for sale for ages and I'd bet if they are still for sale the cost would be similar to a cheap optical mouse. It won't be too long before even cheap mice have lasers instead of LEDs then the need for a mouse mat will be pretty much nil.

Demand will be for decorative mats, for people with glass computer desks or gamers who feel they need optical enhanced mats. Oh and of course those mats where the wrist rest are the lady's boobies
woodshop 29th July 2007, 04:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mister_Tad
I read that in cm first and thought it was just slightly larger than average, then it hit me

tell me this is a typo, for what reason could one possibly need a mouse pad that's 3 feet wide!

My mouse sits in around a 4x4" square in the middle of the pad, and can traverse over 4000px of horizontal resolution without straying from that patch :|

Not a typo.. Like i said i use it for more then just the Mouse.. it protects my cherry wood desktop.

Note To Self: I really need to clean.......

http://cs.nmu.edu/~aanagnos/desk.png
HourBeforeDawn 29th July 2007, 04:55 Quote
nice, well I use the Razer ExactMat
RotoSequence 29th July 2007, 05:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by woodshop
Not a typo.. Like i said i use it for more then just the Mouse.. it protects my cherry wood desktop.

Note To Self: I really need to clean.......

So isn't it more of a "Keyboard-Monitor-Mouse" pad?

Mouse pads are for sissies ;)
woodshop 29th July 2007, 05:37 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by RotoSequence

Mouse pads are for sissies ;)

or people that don't want to wear the finish off the desk by rubbing the mouse on it for hours a day in the same small spot day after day after day
wbdog206 29th July 2007, 05:52 Quote
i just put a nice thick layer of finish on my desk top.
Cheap Mod Wannabe 29th July 2007, 05:59 Quote
I had a pretty large Rat Padz mat with my older optical logitech, but since I've upgraded to G7 last year, I've noticed that laser mouse was working much better on my white matte table.
AlexB 29th July 2007, 09:51 Quote
Icemat, black.
sgr55 29th July 2007, 10:59 Quote
I find with a wooden desk, optical mice work far better on the desk than a mouse mat. (then again, maybe it's just the cheapy mouse mats that seem to keep getting landed on me.
Kipman725 29th July 2007, 11:07 Quote
Cloth one from game, very nice considering the low cost.
antiHero 29th July 2007, 12:12 Quote
Thunder9 for me. Its huge but I love it.
r0z|3o0n 29th July 2007, 12:46 Quote
I use my trusty Logitech MX510 on a very large piece of 5mm Etchlite Glass. It's very durable, about 50cm x 30cm, has approximately the same surface as my friends icemat, plus it lights up from the optical sensor on my mouse. Best of all, cost = $0, it was a cutoff from a glass place.
CardJoe 29th July 2007, 13:06 Quote
Giganta 4 Laser LE (Plastic) at home, SteelSeries Pro Steelpad at work.

...and when I'm on the missus' PC then I just use a DVD case.
The_Pope 29th July 2007, 13:07 Quote
Ratpadz for 6-7 years now
Dayains 29th July 2007, 13:09 Quote
Ratpadz GS
SNIPERMikeUK 29th July 2007, 13:30 Quote
Mantis Speed, makes a lot of difference....It is stupidly large though, when your mouse has a high dpi, u do not really need much more than a postage stamp sized one....
Starbuck3733T 29th July 2007, 14:46 Quote
X-ray technology thunder 9 I got from someone at a lan + logitech MX wireless.
pumpman 29th July 2007, 14:54 Quote
4d steel , must get another one, this one is getting very shiny with wear
knuck 29th July 2007, 16:42 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Firehed
Holy hugeness - how big is that thing?

As an aside, is that Zelda: LTTP in the SNES? And does it still work?

1) It is the exact same size as the regular Everglide Titan you've probably seen before http://www.everglide.com/store/images/titan.jpg

2) hell yeah it is !

3) hell yeah it does !


:D:D:D
L2wis 29th July 2007, 19:10 Quote
ratpadz GS :D
keir 29th July 2007, 19:36 Quote
Razer eXact mat (speed side)
tranc3 29th July 2007, 21:33 Quote
Bare back, with Microsoft wireless intelliMouse (explorer 2)
mime genocide 30th July 2007, 02:48 Quote
plywood covered by masking tape. the best mouse pad i have ever used.
Jipa 30th July 2007, 07:22 Quote
I haevs Qpad and I <3 it, some fabric pads are "ok" but not glidey enough for mah taste. (have an image with a stoopid text, get posts with stoopid text :) )
naokaji 30th July 2007, 09:22 Quote
i have my mouse run over the naked table all the time... i don't really see a point in putting something in between, my g7 just loves naked wood
Mother-Goose 30th July 2007, 11:04 Quote
The steel pad that came with my MX510, not sure which model it is but its bloody brilliant.
Vo0Ds 30th July 2007, 11:27 Quote
Bareback all over the desk baby! At home and at work ;o)
Tibby 30th July 2007, 11:33 Quote
I use this long cloth thing I nicked from work which was used for resting beers on.
It is a reaaalllyyy smooth material, and sits on the width of my desk so doubles as a wrist wrest!
Also has Pepsi written all across it!
Drexial 30th July 2007, 12:25 Quote
i got one from www.HandStands.com that works amazingly and only cost me like $3 the have ones specifigly designed for optical and laser mice. its as thin as a sheet of paper and has a silicon backing that damn near glues the pad to the desk top.

Here is the optical pad i have , it has a small grid of squares on it.
Zut 30th July 2007, 12:39 Quote
Razer eXactmat. Got it for BF2142 when I realised how shite I was! :D
Pie_uk 30th July 2007, 17:47 Quote
+1 for the razer !"! such a go0d surface. not to big not to small. has a speed side and a low sensitivity side. what more could you want?
Tomm 30th July 2007, 23:37 Quote
What's the best way to clean my mousemat? It's the Ratpadz GS so it's plastic. The dirt from years of use have filled in the tiny cracks and it's not very smooth at the moment. I've tried soapy water but that didn't really get rid of it. Any ideas? Kitchen cleaner? Or will that mess up the plastic?
Hack'n'Slash 30th July 2007, 23:44 Quote
A mild detergent and a nail brush. Furniture polish (or silicone spray, if you have it) after it's clean for that extra bit of zip.
cjmUK 31st July 2007, 12:20 Quote
Razer Mantis Control mat here...

Problem is that the wife thinks it's one great coffee coaster and the daughter things it's a doodle-pad.
Risky 31st July 2007, 13:59 Quote
Any surface I can find. Often it's my knee.
inzane86 31st July 2007, 22:32 Quote
eXactMat under my Copperhead... works like a charm.
tk421 1st August 2007, 21:07 Quote
currently at home : http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&id=336840&Nr=200000&N=255904%204294960246&Ne=5&An=browse
Allsop® Soft Cloth Mouse Pad, 15 1/2" x 13", Blue Raindrop

at work: generic blue think one that i drew a grid on in black sharpie so it would track.


i was using my old max payne freebie untill i installed tiger woods 2k6 and the drop off of the mat at the end of the swing would hook my shots horribly.
i have it turned wrong way around so it is 15" deep, and only 13 wide. fits my keyboard tray just fine.
dragontail 3rd August 2007, 17:30 Quote
The desk. Works for me.
Bluephoenix 3rd August 2007, 18:12 Quote
thermaltake gamma pad for me.

got it free off a friend (not bad for a $30 mousepad :D)
Ahadihunter1 3rd November 2011, 13:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by -:: M@ ::-
A black hardback book :D

LOL
yassarikhan786 3rd November 2011, 13:56 Quote
Razer Goliath Extended edition.
TheKrumpet 3rd November 2011, 14:04 Quote
HOLY NECRO BATMAN.
lava 3rd November 2011, 14:23 Quote
Roccat sota + a new desk to fit it on... (should read the specs next time :D)
geoboy333 3rd November 2011, 14:23 Quote
Steinberg Cubase one I nicked from college :L

And a recycled circuit board
Bloody_Pete 3rd November 2011, 14:30 Quote
Razer Exactmat and Exactrest :)
Ljs 3rd November 2011, 14:33 Quote
Got a Roccat Sota last week actually to prevent damage to my desk.

Wanted a cloth one (probably Taito) initally, but I am glad I went with the Sota in the end.

I haven't used a mousemat in years, and it is actually quite nice to just glide about.
Ahadihunter1 3rd November 2011, 15:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by -:: M@ ::-
A black hardback book :D

LOL
krishan 3rd November 2011, 17:41 Quote
I've had the steelsteries qck for a couple of years now. Very smooth and sticks to most surfaces pretty well.
Kovoet 3rd November 2011, 17:57 Quote
Chop and change mine between the razer and steel series

Sent from my GT-I9000
Teelzebub 3rd November 2011, 18:00 Quote
Steel series extra large one
The Gaji 3rd November 2011, 18:36 Quote
Roccat sence, used to use an Icemat black 2nd editon, but even the tinniest grain was a pain.

did use a Boogie Bug AimB.Pad XL before this one but it irritated my hand and came out in brown spots and little ichy bumps, it was quite good otherwise
RedManc 3rd November 2011, 19:10 Quote
Got a Razer Vespula about 4-5 months ago because I was boring through my desk its ok but the wrist rest is ... uncomfortable :)
Sloth 3rd November 2011, 20:32 Quote
Small size Razer Goliathus.
T2I3M 3rd November 2011, 21:28 Quote
Razer Goliathus speed edition! Its great
Big_malc 3rd November 2011, 21:37 Quote
400 x 250 stainless steel 5mm plate rubber backed

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Ficky Pucker 3rd November 2011, 21:39 Quote
Steelseries SX
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