what do you guys think of the steelpad 5l? is it a great gaming mousepad? and how long do you think this pad will last.... wear and tear....:uhoh::uhoh:
I don't know about that one, but I have the Steelpad S&S. It's a good pad, but my Belkin pad with a gel wrist rest was just as nice. :nodding:
I don't use a mouse pad, works fine for me. Didn't cost anything either. :)
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12th February 2004
^^ Yeah, same here.
I wouldn't buy a mouse pad that expensive... Sure it looks great and smooth and all, but does it really help at all compared to a basic tabletop or fabric/rubber mousepad?
I found that downgrading from a fabric/rubber mousepad to just a bare desktop really helped. Especially with a heavier mouse (wireless mostly) the rubber and fabric just built up too much friction.
Using a heavier mouse did become much more comfortable though when I upgraded to a cheap low friction plastic mousepad.
Any low friction mousepad will work though, and the difference from a $5 pad and a $50 pad is so small that it is definately not worth it unless you have way too much money to spend.
I try not to use mousemats - I find they just end up collecting dirt and smearing the bottom of your mouse with it. I prefer plain wooden tabletops. As long as you have a slightly heavy mouse, and keep the tabletop clean, you shouldn't have any problems.
Truth to tell, those new, smooth pads *do* help. Bought this 'Lightpad' together with G5 mouse for some 100 bucks and have to say that the overall experience is really smooth. Beats my old Explorer 3 + regular pad combo hands down.
Still, don't pay more than 25 euros of any pad. It's robbery otherwise.
As I said, my ten dollar Belkin gel pad works just as good as my Steelpad, save for the fact that the Steelpad is huge.