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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012 12:27 
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Well I guess this is sort of hardware...

I bought a mouse pad recently. I had originally just been using one of the small squishy mousepads that you can usually get for free at different promotional events. Just like with my mouse, I didn't really see a need to upgrade, but now that I have I'm very glad I did.

I got a Razer Goliathus, and there are two different styles I could choose between: The Speed edition and the Control edition. I didn't know there were two types until I bought it, but coincidentally ended up buying what would be a better mat for me.

The Speed Edition is a slicker mat (Razer calls it "speed enhancing") that is better if you play with lower sensitivities and make larger movements with your mouse. It allows you to make those larger movements with little friction, but still provides a level of control that you can't get on a slick desktop or one of those plastic mousepads.

The Control Edition is a textured mat that provides more friction. It was a better mat for me because I tend to play at higher sensitivities and rely on smaller, more controlled movements. The texturing ensures that I don't overshoot my target or have to really strain my muscles to control the mouse, which I would have to do on a slicker surface. Coming from one of those squishy mouse pads, it has a more familiar feel.

These two mouse pads each come in four different sizes, as well, for extra customizability. There is a normal mouse pad size (10.63" x 8.46"); a slightly larger size (14" x 10"); an even bigger one (17.48" x 13.98"); and an absurdly long one (36.22" x 11.57"). I found that the 14x10 was plenty big for me. The larger mat size allows me room to move around without falling off my mouse pad (which would happen somewhat frequently with a normal mouse pad) or run into my keyboard. I can't imagine a larger one, as I would have to play with arms stretched uncomfortably far just to have my keyboard not on my mouse pad, but it's always going to come down to personal preference.


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012 13:04 
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In regards to the largest mouse pad:
I think that for a player to use that mouse pad, they would have to have a sliding keyboard and have their mouse on the top of their desk to get rid of any strain like you said.

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I love your hardware reviews. When I come back from vacation, I'm going to buy a Razer Goliathus Control Edition. I play with ridiculously high sensitivity :D


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012 16:23 
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you will love it trust me.


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012 17:40 
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I love your hardware reviews.
Thanks man! I figured they would be helpful. I'm going to review my more technical hardware soon, too.


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012 21:53 
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This is My Mousepad.

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This is the same Mousepad. Can't see it? I'm wearing it.

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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012 22:27 
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So you game on a laptop?


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PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012 22:50 
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Hell Yes I do. Not by choice.


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PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012 11:54 
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okay I get it that was a sweater ON the couch....I thought that was just the texture of your couch lol.


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PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012 14:45 
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I still use nothing at all, but I've had a big recommendation on this one from a friend of mine. I really should pick one up.



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PostPosted: 07 Feb 2012 16:34 
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Yeah, I've heard good things about steel series products as well.

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PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012 02:23 
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I saw the same mousepad at BestBuy by mouse house for $15.00 :D

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PostPosted: 08 Feb 2012 07:29 
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I saw the same mousepad at BestBuy by mouse house for $15.00 :D
Wow, BestBuy had something on sale for cheaper than retail? That is very impressive.

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PostPosted: 10 Feb 2012 13:36 
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no joke, that is almost unheard of. that steel series might be my next mouse pad. I spill things a lot.

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PostPosted: 11 Feb 2012 11:19 
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It was regular $25.00 but it was on sale at the time

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