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    Good and durable Gaming/Office Mouse Pad? - Not happy with Ratpadz GS

    Hello,

    Right well a good few years ago I purchased the original Ratpadz and it lasted me very long time while, with little to no wear. When I purchased my Mx1000 about 10 months ago I thought it would be a good idea to change my mouse pad so I purchased the improved version, the Ratpadz GS. Overall I was impressed; it had a better design to stop it bending, more cross supports underneath and so on. It is also thinner which was brilliant, so overall I was very happy with my purchase.

    However after about 5 months I noticed some wear and as time went on it got quite bad in one area, with the texture being flattened. At first I thought it was simply dirt build-up or something but on close inspection it is an area that has been warn down. I guess this is the area the mouse moves over most. So after only 10 months it seems that the pad needs replacing which to be honest, I'm not happy about. The original lasted loads longer, so I think they've gone downhill. I'd be interested to hear the experiences of other Ratpadz users.

    So I'm now after something new for my Mx1000, any suggestions? I of course want something that looks very nice, performs well (in both game and desktop environments) and lasts ages. So maybe something glass? I’m not sure, but open to suggestions

    Thanks,

    Mark

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    ive got the func 1030 which is alot of things you mentioned: Flat, grippy (to table) and hard.

    I cant speak for its durability as i havent had it a week yet, but it seems hardwearing (cant scratch it with my fingernail) plus it has 2 sides, a rough and a smoother one both of which are perfectly useable for me so if one side wears out ill switch.

    Overall im very happy, the precision of the mouse has improved and it looks better than my old free purple mouse mat.

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    Hi mate,

    Thanks for the feedback, I'll look into that one. You mentioning double sided was also helpful, something to look out for I think!

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    OMG! LoL, i got the same mouse and the ratpadz gs, i thought it was great only a fiver at the timE!

    But since u mentioned it i've run my finger over the centre and its completely flattened, compared to the sides which are normal!

    I'm going to look into which mouse pad to get next, maybe i should just use my table now?!

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    Lol, that's good to hear! At least it isn't just mine! Yeah I thought about using my desk, but I'm not 100% happy with doing that. I'll see what comes up mouse mat wise.

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    I had the same problem with my Ratpadz GS where the surface has worn down in the middle, making it unusable. Mine lasted more than a year before it happened though.


    I've heard good things about the func too, and since alienware were doing them for a good price (£12 incl delivery), I ordered one. I'm still waiting to receive it though, alienware are a bit slow when it comes to delivery. But if you're set on getting the func, and you're patient, then get it from alienware.co.uk, it's almost half-price compared to other places.

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    I user an old cloth covered mousemat at home, and the desk at work. You don't need a mousepad for optical mice anyway.

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    I use 4D steel pad (which is actually plastic ?) and one side is rough for use with older ball type mice and other is smooth for optical mice. I use with Logitech 510 and is great for gaming and general use. I did try a cloth covered mouse but the friction is much higher when compared with the Steel mouse mat.

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    Mine's old and worn a bit smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rohan
    I had the same problem with my Ratpadz GS where the surface has worn down in the middle, making it unusable. Mine lasted more than a year before it happened though.


    I've heard good things about the func too, and since alienware were doing them for a good price (£12 incl delivery), I ordered one. I'm still waiting to receive it though, alienware are a bit slow when it comes to delivery. But if you're set on getting the func, and you're patient, then get it from alienware.co.uk, it's almost half-price compared to other places.
    Yeah seems a common problem, but it's alright for the money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butcher
    I user an old cloth covered mousemat at home, and the desk at work. You don't need a mousepad for optical mice anyway.
    Lol, thanks for that!

    Quote Originally Posted by geezerone
    I use 4D steel pad (which is actually plastic ?) and one side is rough for use with older ball type mice and other is smooth for optical mice. I use with Logitech 510 and is great for gaming and general use. I did try a cloth covered mouse but the friction is much higher when compared with the Steel mouse mat.
    Yeah I've heard good things about those, not going for a cloth or plastic mat. Either metal or glass, anyone heard of the glass ones wearing down?

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    I have got the ice mat 2. ITs very good and i have had it a while with no wear. It also comes with about 10 "pad surfers" plastic and teflon.

    Would recomend it, it was £20 from scan (free delivery) and you know its all about the blue.
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    Yeah, sounds nice, it's looking like the one to get. Although I'll likely get it in Silver or Black. The only thing the blue would match is the Windows XP colours!

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    Hey, I'll hear no mockery of my crappy old Sun mousepad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvening
    I have got the ice mat 2. ITs very good and i have had it a while with no wear. It also comes with about 10 "pad surfers" plastic and teflon.

    Would recomend it, it was £20 from scan (free delivery) and you know its all about the blue.
    Yup, got one here too... But in black... Can't imagine this wearing out in a hurry (it's glass for heavens sake), and the teflon pads work great, as long as you stick 'em on ur mouse properly...

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    My ratpadz gs has done the same.....not impressed at all with it now

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Hello,

    Right well a good few years ago I purchased the original Ratpadz and it lasted me very long time while, with little to no wear. When I purchased my Mx1000 about 10 months ago I thought it would be a good idea to change my mouse pad so I purchased the improved version, the Ratpadz GS. Overall I was impressed; it had a better design to stop it bending, more cross supports underneath and so on. It is also thinner which was brilliant, so overall I was very happy with my purchase.

    However after about 5 months I noticed some wear and as time went on it got quite bad in one area, with the texture being flattened. At first I thought it was simply dirt build-up or something but on close inspection it is an area that has been warn down. I guess this is the area the mouse moves over most. So after only 10 months it seems that the pad needs replacing which to be honest, I'm not happy about. The original lasted loads longer, so I think they've gone downhill. I'd be interested to hear the experiences of other Ratpadz users.

    So I'm now after something new for my Mx1000, any suggestions? I of course want something that looks very nice, performs well (in both game and desktop environments) and lasts ages. So maybe something glass? I’m not sure, but open to suggestions

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    i use steelpad s&s brilliant mat had it for a fair while now still as good as new if ure looking for durability

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