Tell me about mouse pads. I don't use a mouse pad, but maybe I should get one? Should I get the Ikea pad?

Tell me about mouse pads.
I don't use a mouse pad, but maybe I should get one?
Should I get the Ikea pad?
Should I spend £70 on one of those jap pads?
Should I get one of those giant pads?
How often do you clean your mouse pad?
How often do you replace your mouse pad?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    all you need
    >how often do you clean
    never
    >how often do you replace
    also never

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ikea pad is fine much better than overpriced garbage like this

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >never
      i feel like the pad will give me the ick if i don't do it every couple of months

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    completely unnecessary since the ball mice went away honestly unless you have like a mirror desk

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      not really, in my experience working in IT, even on wood desks optical mice seem to lose track of where they and jitter around are unless you have a trackpad, sure some surfaces will work fine, but most seem to cause issues with the regular cheap mice offices use.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    > mouse pad

    Desk / bed / my second notebook

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    im gonna assume its for gaming
    >I don't use a mouse pad, but maybe I should get one?
    If you dont mind the feel of your desk, dont mind you will get some wear on your desk and the speed of your desks surface id say its still worth a try but dont go for any stupid overpriced pad, i use some cheap deskpads that dont have a gaming premium.
    >Should I get the Ikea pad?
    if its 10 dollars it sounds cheap enough to try and not feel too bad ab the purchase if you dont like it.
    >Should I spend £70 on one of those jap pads?
    100% not as a first pad, the only thing that differs between pads is essentially how much your mouse glides (and stops) which comes down to preference hence why i use cheap pads.
    You have nerds that are into mousepads that spend a lot on mousepads, you have people that are good in shooters and these are extremely exclusive.
    As long as your sensor doesnt have an issue tracking the surface your performance wont increase between pads.
    >Should I get one of those giant pads?
    This depends on the sensitivity you use, you should roughly measure how much you move your mouse for a 360 and try to get a pad that can fit that. something like a qck plus is a nice size imo, deskpads are more for putting your keyboard on.
    >How often do you clean your mouse pad?
    When i used my diy glass pad i wiped it down daily and cleaned weekly, my cloth ones every year orso depending on how much dead skin you deposit.
    >How often do you replace your mouse pad?
    i cut my own out of 1mm thick ptfe and these last many many years. you replace your pads once theyre worn thin enough where other parts of your mouse are touching

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Going on 20 years now.

    >The reason that the rich were so rich, Anon reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money. Take mousepads, for example. ... A man who could afford seventy dollars had a pad of glass that'd still be keeping his mouse sliding in ten years' time, while a poor man who could only afford cheap fabric pads would have spent a hundred dollars on mousepads in the same time and would still have high friction.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      but don't glass pads destroy your mouse skates in comparison??
      I'd rather have to change cloth mousepad once every 10 years and mouse skates once every 5 years than never change mousepad and change skates every 6 months
      a pair of good mouse skates costs just as much as the average cloth mousepad (which lasts 10 years)

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The mouse pad came with some teflon tape strips to put over the mouse skates if memory serves. I later bought a roll of teflon tape for a few dollars and have used that to make new strips whenever needed. Still have like 90% of that roll left.

        So no, never had any damage to the skates.

        • 2 months ago
          ppppppaaap

          wow does that really work? I prefer to use my desk with my mouse but I use a small mouse pad just for the skates

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah. Adhesive backed teflon tape, so not the stuff used for pipe fittings. Think it was marketed as being used for drawer rails for easy/quiet opening and closing.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine the smell

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Should I get one of those giant pads
    Definitely, bigger = better provided it fits on your desk. More space for your mouse and keyboard
    >Should I get the Ikea pad?
    No idea but for $10 you can't go wrong really
    >Should I get one of those jap pads?
    I am convinced "artisan" mousepads are just the same shit you get on Amazon with more marketing.
    >How often do you clean your mousepad
    When it gets a stain on it I'll throw it in the washing machine 40°C does a good job. Takes a while to dry but I've got two pads anyway, not like they're expensive.
    >How often do you replace your mousepad?
    I've thrown one out in 5 years, because I was fixing something and dripped superglue on it. When I break it or it develops a stain that won't wash out I'll throw it out. But they're pretty resilient.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    what is the best way to wash a giant pad with a design

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have some frickhuge steelseries I got cheap.
    I'll never go back to a small one.

    >How often do you clean your mouse pad?
    never
    >How often do you replace your mouse pad?
    when it starts to turn into goop or starts falling apart.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    didnt realise ikea did mousepads, im in the market for one, i will buy one from there

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    the giant ones are the best, I prefer cloth with a decent thickness, had the original glorious XXL for about 6~ years before it started to degrade but apparently their newer ones are built worse, currently using a cherry mp2000

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I use a mouse rug from mouserug.com. It's still in great shape after many years, probably gets cleaned once every year or two by gently hand washing in the sink, and has a very comfortable surface. I use high mouse sensitivity so there's no need for a huge pad. I can fit two mice for different computers on the one rug, which is about 9 inches wide.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >mouserug.com
      >no saltanabads
      >no heriz
      pleb taste

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    where can you get nice but really small ones?
    i use that is not twice the area of my mxvertical

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      take a big one and cut it, really

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