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Mouse pad surfaces - soft or hard?

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by PALADiN, Oct 10, 2017.


Which surface do you prefer on a mouse pad?

  1. Soft

    13 vote(s)
  2. Hard

    8 vote(s)
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  1. PalZer0

    PalZer0 Member

    When getting a mouse pad, do you prefer a soft surface or a hard surface?

    I prefer hard surfaces because they don't absorb sweat as easily.
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  2. No_GT31

    No_GT31 Well-Known Member

    Soft, because I don't want my mates to ear my mouse smash the desk/hard mouse mat on mumble/TS/Discord
    Plus I don't have any sweating problem on my right hand.
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  3. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    Depends on what you can live with. Can you live with cleaning your mousepad once every other month or so. Or can you live with replacing the feet on your mouse every year or so. Hard pads do wear out mousefeet quickly so keep that in mind when going for one. Most people prefer soft pads cause they are comfortable and durable.
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  4. FiszPL

    FiszPL Well-Known Member

    I like the soft pads a lot. You can easilly roll it for the transport, they're fairly easy to clean. Also they're nice and warm to touch. I have also aluminium hard pad (Razer Manticor) which is great too, but it's really cold :D Hardpads have one disadvantage - that you have to change your mouse feets frequently, because they worn out fast (on cloth they will be only nice and shiny, polished).
  5. iZpawn

    iZpawn Active Member

    Soft, all the way.

    Curse you Razer for releasing the hard surface Firefly first!
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  6. Marco5553

    Marco5553 Active Member

    Gotta say I probably prefer hard pads. I'm using my Goliathus for traveling around, and I love using it, but the shpex at my main setup just feels a lot more responsive for some reason.
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  7. Bolterino

    Bolterino Active Member

    Definitely hard, i hate soft pads , but this is only my opinion... it depends on what u prefer..
  8. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    I agree with @Marco5553 on this one. I absolutely LOVE my Goliathus(es), but when my Sphex v2 mini is clean, and I'm using it at home (stuck to my desk-topper), it's crazy how smooth and responsive the mice track.
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  9. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    I have a Goliathus and it is a great mouse pad for the nearly 4 years I used it all the time, and for the past year I have used it while I have been traveling. The top right corner has a rip in it so it doesn't look the best, Caused by an old desk I had a couple years ago that had a sharp edge that was hitting off the mouse pad. I replaced it with a Firefly Hard Edition last year, And I would rather have the Firefly cloth since the hard firefly has scratched the bottom of my Mamba TE a little bit, Otherwise I like them both.
    I would suggest either the Goliathus, The firefly cloth if you want the lights, But note that the Razer logo does stick out so limits the surface area you can use on the pad a little bit in the top right corner.

    This is all my opinion though, If you have a local store where you can try a soft mouse pad and a hard mouse pad even if they are not razer just to compare would be good too.
  10. Datrat

    Datrat Well-Known Member

    LOL! I bought it literally 2 months or so ago. HA
    0V3R_K1LL likes this.
  11. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    You can always buy a black soft mousepad to put on top of it. You still get RGB on the sides but a soft surface on top. ;)
    kakerushin likes this.
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