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    Good Mousepad for Laser Mice????

    I have replaced my keyboard & optical mouse for a new Logitech MX3000 set. I have a number of different mouse pads going back through the ages.- all great with old roller ball mice, and some OK with Optical mice. Naff with Laser mice.

    What do you recommend?
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    I use an Icemat v2. It works perfectly with my MX1000, but normal infra red optical mice don't seem to work on it.

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    I just use a crappy old thing I got from somewhere, sometime. But it seems perfect for this optical mouse.

    I like it because I found on cloth mouse mats, the mouse moved a bit slower and I had to use more force to move it. And for games (especially shooters), its good to be able to move the mouse nice and fast and smooth. So this mat I have is basically a piece of rubber with a plastic coated surface. Its ideal, because the plastic isn't perfectly smooth, so the optical mouse doesn't skip a bit when you move it fast.

    The only problem is that its round, and I want a square one. It also has tea stains and stuff.

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    I have an icemat v2, and its fine, apart from the scratcheyness.

    Edit: the box for the icemat makes an excellent stand for using a laptop in bed without it overheating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Edit: the box for the icemat makes an excellent stand for using a laptop in bed without it overheating.
    There are so many possible rejoiners to this statement I can't decide which one to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EtheAv8r View Post
    I have replaced my keyboard & optical mouse for a new Logitech MX3000 set. I have a number of different mouse pads going back through the ages.- all great with old roller ball mice, and some OK with Optical mice. Naff with Laser mice.

    What do you recommend?
    A flat peice of wood. It's a laser mouse!
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    Yeah, I agree with aidanjt, I use my desk - smooth and responsive...

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    i like those regular cloth-top pads, they're nice and quiet and warm

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    ICemat v2 here too and its very good, fantastic with smooth mouse feet too

    EDIT: Just put some sellotape on mine and it glides
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    steelpad user here

    bloody massive! hard to describe though, it's cloth, but hard..

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    dont get why u lot would want to use a pad that wears the mouse feet out?

    cloth all the way

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    Is there an advantage to touching the cloth?
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    Everglide Clear Mat, Logi G7 Mouse, Teflon pads. Perfect.

    I was using the desktop but constant use was wearing out the laminate.

    When you get whupped by [51st BBF]Slippery in CoD 2 that's what I was using.

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    I'm currently selling an icemat v2 on ebay

    HERE

    If you still wanted one...
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    Got a question for you mouse mat experts out there.
    Icemat's are glass right?
    What would be the best colour to use if one was making a glass mouse mat?

    (Yes i'm in the process of experimenting)

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    Not red

    Seriously, texture is more important than colour - so choose which ever colours will look the most textured under red light.

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