Mouse Pad

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wakerider017, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    What do you guys think about this Mouse Pad?

    http://www.bansheepad.com/index.php

    I am looking at getting a black one...



    If you have another Mouse Pad you like feel free to let me know... I just want one that is semi-big... For photoshop stuff and of course games :)
     
  2. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    What's the difference between that one and a cheap one for five bucks? I could buy another HD for that price.
     
  3. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I have to agree. With optical mice the way they are, a good mouse pad isn't even necessary any more; all you need is color consistancy.
     
  4. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am just sick of replacing those cheap ones every 6 months...

    Plus it would be nice to have one bigger than 8" X 8"
     
  5. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    I've had the same mouse pad for 3 years, my desk table, which has no scruff marks or anything.
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    But for $40? Really? Go down to your local electronics store and see if they have some large mouse pads. I know I've seen some that are at least 1'X1'. FRYS is a good place to look if there's one near you.
     
  7. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmmm. No Frys near me but I do have other places... Might take a look.

    Already checked Target/Walmart with no luck...

    What kind of pad?

    Mine get too dirty and messed up.
     
  8. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    That's what I'm saying, I don't use a pad. Just the wood that came with the desk. lol
     
  9. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Target and Walmart are no good for stuff like this. A CompUSA might be good, or maybe even BestBuy(although I really don't care for BestBuy). Go to any dedicated computer retailer, not a mega store like Target(they have a few choices in almost everything, but those choices usually suck).

    Are you eating on your mousepad? All the mousepads we've had have stayed in good shape. I've never even seen one get dirty (unless you mean dusty, which is quite different). I really don't know what to tell you if you notice your mousepad gets dirty.
     
  10. yg17 macrumors G5

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    WTF do you need a mousepad for anyways?

    There's no need for them in this day and age of optical/laser mouse. Unless you have a glass desk I suppose. I haven't used a mousepad for probably 6 or 7 years now. Don't get me wrong, those Banshee pads look cool, but there's probably no need for one, especially one that expensive
     
  11. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The edges get all frayed and I put wear marks in the pad from moving the mouse so much...

    I am on the computer several hours a day.


    I have a brushed metal desk, wont work with mighty mouse. :(
     
  12. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Well yes, but most of us have moved away from them.

    I did think of something that might work for you. Look for placemats that are made of plastic. They are large and easy to clean, and they come in a lot of good colors. Usually you can get one for $2-5. This might work out better than a mousepad.
     
  13. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not a bad idea. Thanks!
     
  14. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    No problem; tell me how it works out.
     
  15. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    something that holds up even better then a placemat and is washable...

    Go to a store with a decent cooking section. Look for flexible cuttin boards. They come in a variety of durable materials, all washable, some are in nice colors and shapes, as are very resilent (they are for cutting!) and the offer a variety of different surfaces. I use one in my studio for my mouse. It's great. You can also look for actual cutting surfaces for art. I used to use a small cutting board (you know with the measurments and lines on it. you can get them in 8 by 10) doesn't look as snazzy but really does the trick and lasts!

    About 10 bucks for any of the above options :)
     
  16. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Ironically, we have several of those in our kitchen, I completely forgot about them:p OP, they will work well too. See which one you like for your desk and mouse. Good luck.
     
  17. Kaiser Phoenix macrumors 6502

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    I personally think that mousepads are quite important.

    I use an everglide Titan and it is very very smooth. It really does squeeze every bit of performance from the mouse as you need, i.e. tracking will be as accurate as the mouse's technical capability and will not be hindered by other things like surface.

    Get a decent pad and size also helps.

    just my 2c
     
  18. askywalker macrumors regular

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    Cut to size mouse pads

    I was buying a bunch of LAN cable yesterday which was right beside the mouse pads... I noticed they had rolls of mouse pad 'material' that you cut to the size you like - and that could be used to cover your entire table top. I thought it looked great - with a bit of a 'sticky' underside to make it so it wouldn't move.
     
  19. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502

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    When using a Mighty Mouse w/my MBP, I use the neoprene sleeve as a mouse pad. Convenient and effective.

    Best desktop mouse pad I ever had was a promotional one from Apple - soft and smooth but not slippery.
     
  20. joshwest macrumors 65816

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    buy a apple one off ebay a dashboard or panther one they last forever
     
  21. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Those cutting board look like a really good option!

    http://www.amazon.com/MIU-Flexible-Cutting-Board-pack/dp/B00011RTE8
     
  22. The Stig macrumors 6502a

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    Looks good I guess if you need a high-end mouse pad.

    The Stig
     
  23. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    http://www.magicslice.com/pub/home.aspx

    durable. easy to clean. large. and looks nice.
     
  24. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  25. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    I still don't think it's worth $25, but as long as you're happy with it, go for it:)
     

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