What sort of mouse pad ?

Discussion in 'Community' started by .Joel, May 17, 2005.

  1. .Joel macrumors member

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    Well, I am interested and wondering. Just had an overly immature discussion / argument over this. How bland can a conversation get :D

    What do you share preferance too ? A mousepad with a hard plastic top, or one with a softer fabric top ?

    Regards,

    Joel
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    None. I use an optical mouse that requires no pad.

    PLEASE tell me you're not using a mouse with a ball. :eek:
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Heh, I like the harder types. Flat, no matter if you have a bumpy desk (like mine!). And your mouse moves smoother on them too (i.e. RatPadz). I got one for free way back in 1998 from Falcon Northwest, and still use it today (the Falcon Northwest PC has been permanently retired in 2003).
     
  4. Phat_Pat macrumors 68000

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    I'm using a nice Dell pad thats plasticy with my optical Microsoft Mouse on my Powermac.

    I guess i get the best from everyone.... :p
     
  5. .Joel thread starter macrumors member

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    lol very funny ;)

    No, i use a Logitech MX510 mouse.

    I like the softer fabric ones, I find the feet on the mouse don't wear out as fast, and that they feel alot smoother then the plastic ones.
     
  6. Royal Pineapple macrumors 65816

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    im a trackpad man myself but when i use a desktop i use the cloth ones
     
  7. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    I don't use a mouse pad, just make sure my desk is clean and my mouse works really well.
     
  8. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Do stores still sell mouse pads? :eek:

    No pad here, ;)
     
  9. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    I use a pad
    it's less then one milimeter thick and is made of hard fabric.
    The uneven leather on my very old desk doesn't play well with laser :(
     
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  11. After G macrumors 68000

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    I use fabric mouse pads. I used to not use one with my optical mice, until I found the bottom of my white Apple mouse wearing away from pressing too hard on it while "mousing". If i had a hard pad, I'm afraid I would have worn the mouse away.
     
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  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yep, me too. From memory it was about 2003 that I gave up on:
    • Windows XP
    • two-button mouse
    • mousepads
    • high-stress PC-based computing environment
    ;)
     
  14. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    No pad. I'm free and breezy, mousing through life naked.
     
  15. joetronic macrumors 6502

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    Hardplastic at home on my glass desk (when not using trackball)

    Hardplastic at work. Cheap nortel freebee from the nortel reps. Had it three years and still my fav.
     
  16. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Everyone else in my office swears by 'softmats' (they're circular rubber mats that practically stick to your desk) but I prefer no pad at all. I find them too constraining to work with, if that makes sense.
     
  17. Lyle macrumors 68000

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    When we visited the British Museum during our vacation in London in 2000, I promised myself that I wasn't going to buy any cheesy souvenirs.

    And then I saw the Rosetta Stone mousepad and had to have it. It's a foam base but the top surface (with the Rosetta Stone image) is some kind of harder (but still flexible) material.
     

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