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    Mouse Mats

    OK it's a little different than the usual thread, but I need a new mousemat, and I fancied getting a decent one this time.

    Size: Max of 400x300 but preferably smaller.

    Usage: I use Visio a fair bit, Paint Shop Pro, RPG games (MMO or otherwise) plus normal windows and office use.

    Looks: Black is good and tasteful a must.

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    I've had a Ratpadz GS for a couple of years now. Top surface.
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    Depends what mouse you use, basic optical or ball mouse, get a Ratpadz, high end optical/laser get an Icemat v1 or 2.

    I've got the IceMat, and its been awesome with my MX1000

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    The Icemat 2 is ok, but not very good value for money.

    Nip to your nearest Tesco's and they sell black marble/granite placemats for a couple of quid and they are excellent.

    If you are feeling really cheap, have a look at the value chopping boards I think that is Zak33's idea

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    I can recommend the SteelPad QcK+

    http://www.steelseries.com/products/...elpad_qck_plus

    This one is available in different sizes.

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    Mousepad?.. people still use them? Dear lord.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    The Icemat 2 is ok, but not very good value for money.

    Nip to your nearest Tesco's and they sell black marble/granite placemats for a couple of quid and they are excellent.

    If you are feeling really cheap, have a look at the value chopping boards I think that is Zak33's idea
    Ideas are good, but does anyone actually use one of these? I can see that the surface might work, but is the thickness OK, and do they not slip around?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Mousepad?.. people still use them? Dear lord.
    Does anyone not use a mousemat? I tried not using one for a while, but it wasn't doing my desk much good, and I definitely didn't have the same control.

    But, hey, don't let me stop you making smartarse comments of no value if it gives you your one pleasure of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Ideas are good, but does anyone actually use one of these? I can see that the surface might work, but is the thickness OK, and do they not slip around?
    I have one that I tend not to use, as it eats through teflon mice feet and makes a slight 'scratching' sound when you use it - I guess this is due to the make up of the slightly 'course' glass surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syd View Post
    I have one that I tend not to use, as it eats through teflon mice feet and makes a slight 'scratching' sound when you use it - I guess this is due to the make up of the slightly 'course' glass surface.
    "coarse"

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    i cannot fathom why anyone wold use anything but an everglide monstermatt cloth?

    it will NEVER wear the feetaway, and its perfectly smooth..

    why would i want a matt that wears my mouse out??

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    I've had the Icemat for 2 years now, still on the original teflon feet with my MX1000...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave87 View Post
    I've had the Icemat for 2 years now, still on the original teflon feet with my MX1000...
    your obviously not hardcore enough yet then yuong dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daneel View Post
    "coarse"
    Thanks, it was a late night wot wiith the eclipse an all thut

    your obviously not hardcore enough yet then yuong dave
    I have the same combo, and the feet have been replaced 4 times now in a year, i must be heavy handed in my WoW'ing

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