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What's a good mousepad?
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TFCL
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My mousepad for some reason doesn't register my mouse in the top right corner, and i have no idea why. So i'm in the market for a new one.
I don't have much desk space, so I'm not able to get one of those giant mousepads.

Prefer cloth, but a hard plastic is fine as well. Just want something that works, and I've gone through a few over the last year that warp or have the seams tear, creating an uneven surface. So I'm hoping somebody here knows of a brand or specific pad that is known to be reliable and lasts a fair while.

Also, do the more expensive mousepads actually provide some kind of advantages in game? Some claim to be "gamer optimized" or whatever. Is that shit true, or just clever marketing? Either way, I'd be willing to pay a bit more if it meant the thing won't fall apart in a few months.

My mousepad for some reason doesn't register my mouse in the top right corner, and i have no idea why. So i'm in the market for a new one.
I don't have much desk space, so I'm not able to get one of those giant mousepads.

Prefer cloth, but a hard plastic is fine as well. Just want something that works, and I've gone through a few over the last year that warp or have the seams tear, creating an uneven surface. So I'm hoping somebody here knows of a brand or specific pad that is known to be reliable and lasts a fair while.

Also, do the more expensive mousepads actually provide some kind of advantages in game? Some claim to be "gamer optimized" or whatever. Is that shit true, or just clever marketing? Either way, I'd be willing to pay a bit more if it meant the thing won't fall apart in a few months.
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#2
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I have a steel series QcK. It's not too big, but not that small either. I've had no problems with it really.

I have a steel series QcK. It's not too big, but not that small either. I've had no problems with it really.
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#3
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Qck+
quality for the price is amazing
smooth cloth.

you can wash it in the laundry machine after 3-4 months when its dirty

Qck+
quality for the price is amazing
smooth cloth.

you can wash it in the laundry machine after 3-4 months when its dirty
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#4
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I haven't used it but the HyperX FURY S has a good selection of sizes and it has stitched edges to prevent fraying. I have used the Roccat Taito Control before and it also has the stitched edges. Since it's a control mousepad, it's gonna be a harder fabric compared to that of the QCK or the Fury mousepads (won't be as slick/fast). Currently using QCK+ and have been for almost 2 years now, have no problem with it but may be too big since you said you dont have much deskspace.

I haven't used it but the HyperX FURY S has a good selection of sizes and it has stitched edges to prevent fraying. I have used the Roccat Taito Control before and it also has the stitched edges. Since it's a control mousepad, it's gonna be a harder fabric compared to that of the QCK or the Fury mousepads (won't be as slick/fast). Currently using QCK+ and have been for almost 2 years now, have no problem with it but may be too big since you said you dont have much deskspace.
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#5
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qck, any zowie one

qck, any zowie one
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#6
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zowie gs-r the best. I have one going strong for 2.5 years. I'll probably buy their SE edition when this one wears out

zowie gs-r the best. I have one going strong for 2.5 years. I'll probably buy their SE edition when this one wears out
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#7
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Been using this for a long time https://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI

Been using this for a long time https://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI?tag=teamfortresst-20
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#8
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Zowie has really good washable cloth mousepads, slightly cheaper than QcK too

Zowie has really good washable cloth mousepads, slightly cheaper than QcK too
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#9
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i heard artisan mousepads are very good

i heard artisan mousepads are very good
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#10
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goliathus speed/control are my favorites, heard great things about zowie pads aswell

goliathus speed/control are my favorites, heard great things about zowie pads aswell
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#11
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A big one

A big one
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#12
-7 Frags +

Any mousepad

Any mousepad
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#13
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qck+ heavy

qck+ heavy
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#14
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This might help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFi14AdJfM
Guy knows his shit, his recommendations are generally pretty good!

This might help you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzFi14AdJfM
Guy knows his shit, his recommendations are generally pretty good!
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#15
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Before you get a Qck or G-SR feel free to read my review of the DM pads, cheaper than SS and better quality in my experience

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Dream_Machines/DM_PAD_L_XL/

Before you get a Qck or G-SR feel free to read my review of the DM pads, cheaper than SS and better quality in my experience

https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Dream_Machines/DM_PAD_L_XL/
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#16
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Steel Series, SlotheSports, Corsair, & Puretrak are all p good

IF you happen to need a giant mousepad, these guys will definitely sell you one https://mousepads.cool/

Steel Series, SlotheSports, Corsair, & Puretrak are all p good

IF you happen to need a giant mousepad, these guys will definitely sell you one https://mousepads.cool/
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#17
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n3i heard artisan mousepads are very good

They are, I bought the Hayate Otsu a few months ago and it's the best mousepad I've used, but it's also very expensive and because of that I really don't know how to clean it. I'm too afraid of ruining it.

[quote=n3]i heard artisan mousepads are very good[/quote]

They are, I bought the Hayate Otsu a few months ago and it's the best mousepad I've used, but it's also very expensive and because of that I really don't know how to clean it. I'm too afraid of ruining it.
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#18
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I've used several "gaming" mousepads I've only found 1 mouse pad that was garbage. XTrac ripper shit-tier pad imo, significantly lowers the max tracking speed of a mouse, smells awful when you first get it, edges are sharp and fray quickly.

I have a hyperx fury mousepad at work (the kind with the nonstitched edges and the only complaint I have is the edges are sharp the HyperX Fury S shouldn't have this issue though.

Have used multiple SteelSeries QCKs I find it difficult to switch to any other mousepad for playing games the texture and feel of the QCK when using a mouse on it just isn't the same on any other pad I've tried.

I've tried a few other mouse pads but none of them really stand out to me especially for recommending to someone who may not have a preference yet, because I'm pretty sure for most gaming mousepads it's going to come down to preference of feel (which you won't know until you try it and use for awhile) size, or cost

I've used several "gaming" mousepads I've only found 1 mouse pad that was garbage. XTrac ripper shit-tier pad imo, significantly lowers the max tracking speed of a mouse, smells awful when you first get it, edges are sharp and fray quickly.

I have a hyperx fury mousepad at work (the kind with the nonstitched edges and the only complaint I have is the edges are sharp the HyperX Fury S shouldn't have this issue though.

Have used multiple SteelSeries QCKs I find it difficult to switch to any other mousepad for playing games the texture and feel of the QCK when using a mouse on it just isn't the same on any other pad I've tried.

I've tried a few other mouse pads but none of them really stand out to me especially for recommending to someone who may not have a preference yet, because I'm pretty sure for most gaming mousepads it's going to come down to preference of feel (which you won't know until you try it and use for awhile) size, or cost
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#19
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#20
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kawazowie gs-r the best.
[quote=kawa]zowie gs-r the best.[/quote]
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#21
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Just go with the classic Steelseries QCK+, but the QCK XXL is also an option if you really have a reason to get it.

You can also make a custom QCK+, if you really want to.

Just go with the classic Steelseries QCK+, but the QCK XXL is also an option if you really have a reason to get it.
[url=https://customqck.steelseries.com/]
You can also make a custom QCK+, if you really want to.[/url]
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#22
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Flickern3i heard artisan mousepads are very good
They are, I bought the Hayate Otsu a few months ago and it's the best mousepad I've used, but it's also very expensive and because of that I really don't know how to clean it. I'm too afraid of ruining it.

I've got a shidenkai Mid, not sure how similar they are but I just ran mine under a warm tap and used a cloth to rub off the dead skin/sweat stains.

Left it to dry overnight and it was fine

[quote=Flicker][quote=n3]i heard artisan mousepads are very good[/quote]

They are, I bought the Hayate Otsu a few months ago and it's the best mousepad I've used, but it's also very expensive and because of that I really don't know how to clean it. I'm too afraid of ruining it.[/quote]

I've got a shidenkai Mid, not sure how similar they are but I just ran mine under a warm tap and used a cloth to rub off the dead skin/sweat stains.

Left it to dry overnight and it was fine
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#23
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https://www.amazon.com/Fnatic-Focus-Gaming-Cloth-Mouse/dp/B01A9GN22W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502893603&sr=8-1&keywords=fnatic+focus+xxl

hella cheap
hella thin
hella fast
HELLA PERFECT
ive used pure trak talents all my life before but i literally bought 3 of these so they'll last til i die

https://www.amazon.com/Fnatic-Focus-Gaming-Cloth-Mouse/dp/B01A9GN22W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1502893603&sr=8-1&keywords=fnatic+focus+xxl&tag=teamfortresst-20

hella cheap
hella thin
hella fast
HELLA PERFECT
ive used pure trak talents all my life before but i literally bought 3 of these so they'll last til i die
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#24
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can vouch for artisan mousepads. been using a shidenkai L for over 2 years and love it.
its orange juice proof

can vouch for artisan mousepads. been using a shidenkai L for over 2 years and love it.
its orange juice proof
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#25
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http://www.slothesports.com/product/slothmatprolarge/
its a mousepad with a sloth on it.

http://www.slothesports.com/product/slothmatprolarge/
its a mousepad with a sloth on it.
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#26
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Is there any difference really between the qck and the limited variant other than the stitches edges and different design on the top of the pad? I'm really considering getting one since my current one is showing a bit of wear and tear.

Is there any difference really between the qck and the limited variant other than the stitches edges and different design on the top of the pad? I'm really considering getting one since my current one is showing a bit of wear and tear.
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#27
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entry level mousepads:

1. puretrak talent (good all rounder pad)
2. qck+/qck heavy (thin or thick)
3. goliathus speed/control (smooth or bumpy)

if youre an enthusiast check out zowie g-sr and artisan mousepads

ps. logitech mousepads (both cloth and hard) are bad

entry level mousepads:

1. puretrak talent (good all rounder pad)
2. qck+/qck heavy (thin or thick)
3. goliathus speed/control (smooth or bumpy)

if youre an enthusiast check out zowie g-sr and artisan mousepads

ps. logitech mousepads (both cloth and hard) are bad
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#28
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ill send you a 16x18 ferocitygaming mousepad if you pay for shipping
machine washable
https://www.ferocitygaming.com/product/flanny-mouse-pad-m/

ill send you a 16x18 ferocitygaming mousepad if you pay for shipping
machine washable
https://www.ferocitygaming.com/product/flanny-mouse-pad-m/
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#29
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driftaqck+ heavy

This one is AMAZING, its quite big too

[quote=drifta]qck+ heavy[/quote]

This one is AMAZING, its quite big too
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#30
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had my Roccat Taito for about 6 years, still works perfectly and I love it

had my Roccat Taito for about 6 years, still works perfectly and I love it
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