[TOTW] Hard or Soft

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by Dekades, Aug 10, 2020.

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  1. Dekades

    Dekades Community Cowboy Staff Member

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    With the recent launch of the Acari, many of us internally here at Razer had a good go around about which mat surface is better; hard or soft? I'm still waiting on my Acari to come in, but I'm super excited for it. I prefer hard mats because I suffer from lazy arm which often leads to slow reactions or under-aiming and having a hard mat helps due to its less friction-y surface.

    Which side are you on and why do you prefer the surface that you do?

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  2. magictim

    magictim Well-Known Member

    current using Razer Firefly V2 and I am pretty happy for it, the RGB so satisfies and the size is just fit for my tiny desk. I also have GOLIATHUS SPEED (small size) previously, it is also very good quality as well. It is too bad that my room could not fit those extra-large size mouse mat for a much better experience.
  3. bSteakkk

    bSteakkk Well-Known Member

    havent tried the hard mousepads but im willing to try one. but i think soft = casual gaming, and hard = competitive gaming
  4. .Surf.

    .Surf. Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna go with hard cause i already have it, but soft isnt that bad either. Probably better for wider hand moves and a lot more comfortable.
  5. TimRs

    TimRs Well-Known Member

    The soft surface gives the best feeling when your hand rests on the mouse mat. But it has much resistance when shifting the mouse.

    Hard surface, on the other hand, will be much smoother, but only benefit in FPS shooting game. When you playing RPGs game may not be as good as you thought.
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  6. Stanull

    Stanull Well-Known Member

    Soft for me
  7. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member


    way more durable
  8. Sacius

    Sacius Well-Known Member

    Currently have firefly cloth edition and its really comfy and looks good too
  9. angelfire0317

    angelfire0317 New Member

    I prefer soft for casual mousing, hard for gaming
  10. babideebabidoo

    babideebabidoo Well-Known Member

    To each his own, I have both but I prefer a soft/cloth mat. Depending on the game, I switch them.
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  11. jakw0lf

    jakw0lf Well-Known Member

    I have the hard mouse mat, though my first preference is soft mouse mat for office work and RPG.

    For FPS i prefer the hard mouse mat.
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  12. SylvanasMage

    SylvanasMage Well-Known Member

    Isn't a soft pad just more comfy?
  13. JulianKapa

    JulianKapa Well-Known Member

    I've never tried a hard mat. Even the Vespula V2 costs 50% more than what my Deathadder 2013 cost :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye_:
  14. dodo_0

    dodo_0 Well-Known Member

    For sure I will pick always soft surface.
  15. DeepCerisePERIDOTbiz287

    DeepCerisePERIDOTbiz287 Active Member

    I personally like the softer surface because I have heavy arms and I let my wrist and forearm just lay on the beginning of the mat with mouse in hand, and with a medium all the way to a harder slicker mat it starts hurting and sending pains in my wrist and arm within 5 to tens minutes then for the rest of the time I remain on the computer with the mouse in my hand it continues to hurt getting worse and worse, and honestly it is a huge waste of time, a huge distraction, and it can become significantly painful, so I need to get me a way softer mat, but if not for the pain and the annoyance and distraction the slicker, harder, and faster mats cause me and my wrist/arm, except for that and if not for that, I would use the slicker, harder, and faster mats because I feel they are the leading/top tier of all or overall mats ranked, at least that is my opinion on the matter!!!
  16. bizWeldonBluetools832

    bizWeldonBluetools832 Well-Known Member

    Having tried both I'd say I'm waaay more comfortable with my Goliathus Chroma.
    It's not even a contest!

    The Sphex V.2 is a great hard mat of fantastic quality and also it's crazy affordable but my bony hands (1.90, 79kg) can't take an unyielding hard mat for long periods of gaming.

    Plus, I don't play competitively so I don't worry about not having the gaming advantage offered by a hard mat.
  17. GskullGaming

    GskullGaming Active Member

    Currently using the Firefly, so hard mats for me.
  18. mozila80

    mozila80 Well-Known Member

    soft the best for me
  19. FaezzulFarhan

    FaezzulFarhan Well-Known Member

    I prefer soft because it is more comfortable when i wanna rest my hand on the mat
  20. Itsmoonlord

    Itsmoonlord New Member

    like a soft mouse pad
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