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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    For a basic mouse mat these are superb. Proper rubber base (not foam) and ~ 3mm high.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fellowes-Mo.../dp/B000NK096C

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taz View Post
    Just received my mouse mat in the post. It was rolled up in a long box so it'll take a few days to lie completely flat. I ordered two at £6.71 each. It's quite thin at around 2-3mm in depth. It does the job well and doesn't move on the desk. It does seem strange to be using a mouse mat again! There's definitely a bit more drag when moving the mouse, but the smoothness and precision is better.

    A bit overpriced for a thin rectangle of rubbery foam but it does the job.
    That's one I have. No complaints but I did recently spill red wine over it, so it doesn't look the best now!

    I did go through a period of using a piece of cardboard with an A4 print out of a special "noise" pattern taped over it but unsuprisingly it wears out fairly quickly.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    Of course I use a mouse mat.

    A Steelseries one I won as part of a competition somewhere, sometime.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I use the mouse mat like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gel-Mouse-M.../dp/B0013DIDPW, but my mam dislike this and always move mouse to the deck.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I have a glass desk so I can't not use a mat.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I like the ones with the gel pad for your wrist, helps with those long gaming sessions

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
    I have a glass desk so I can't not use a mat.
    How come?

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    How come?
    depends on the mouse, but my optical mouse does not like shiny surfaces, so I can well see him having to use a mat. Got to love double negatives

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    depends on the mouse, but my optical mouse does not like shiny surfaces, so I can well see him having to use a mat. Got to love double negatives
    Ja, I just spotted that - Can't not... GAH!!!

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I love a double negative on a Thursday.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I still find I need a mouse mat. I got a tiny little ozone one that's only about 8 inches by 6. Before that I had a big Corsair the length of the desk, but found I prefer the keyboard on a hard surface.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    A couple of days with my new Steelseries mini mouse mat and it's definitely better than using the desk surface.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    Yep, mouse seems to work better with one. I use a really big one that my keyboard also sits on top of.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I'm not using one atm, I did with my old desk, I used a baking tray on a nonslip mat.

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I always use a mouse mat, I didn't really people have stopped doing it as much! I just feel it protects both the mouse, and my desk

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    Re: Who still uses a mouse mat?

    I have noticed in places I have worked not many use a mouse mat and instead just use the desk.

    Personally I can't stand the roughness of using a mouse on a typical desk. I like to use rubbery mats with the textured cloth surface.

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