Willing to Drop $60 on a Mousepad? Meet the Razer Ironclad



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Why are gaming mouse pads always so big?  I've always found it odd that gaming mice have such high DPIs that a twitch will take your cursor across two wide screen monitors.  But gaming mouse pads are so massive.



I just use a piece of paper taped to my desk that i replace every month or so. It really is the best mousepad. It's also funny that I have a 100 dollar mouse with a piece of paper and some tape as a mousepad



One could get a granite surface plate (http://www.grizzly.com/products/18-x-24-x-3-Granite-Surface-Plate-No-Ledge/G9654) 18" X 24" X 3". I don't know if it would make a good mousepad though, as I've never tried to use a surface plate as a mousepad. but it's hard to beat a surface plate for accuracy.


Peanut Fox

Been using an aluminum pad from Steel Series for years.  Thing is stupid easy to clean, and works well with all my mice.  I bought it from Amazon for less than $30, so at $60 it has to have a lot to offer.



Maybe my math is really bad, but I'm having trouble trying to figure out how a roughly 1'x1' piece of sheet aluminium and some sandblasting adds up to $60.  Even with the name brand (and don't get me wrong, I love Razer) this is just seems like a huge rip off.


But hey if you have more dollars than sense, why not?



You could just go down to the nearest art store and buy a small 8x11 sheet of aluminium for 3 bucks...



There's no way I am spending that much money on a mouse pad at all. As a matter of fact, I am using a crappy mouse pad that as been used for a couple of years (has seen my wrist sweat of course xD). And it still works fine.

What's the benefit of using a mousepad such as this? At least knowing this must justify the price of the pad.



I honestly can't remember how long I've been using the mousepad I've got now. It has to be going on fifteen years. It's an old cloth-and-rubber job made by Allsop. I have absolutely no idea what purpose an expensive mouse pad would serve. I can see a larger surface area being useful for gaming and whatnot, but that's it. Maybe I'm missing out on something awesome, but I can't imagine.



Please post a review at you convenience please. And if you could also give us a clue on how easy it is to clean that would be great.



the hapless gamer

I too find the mat  extremely expensive but in defence of that type of mat, I have a RAT 7 mouse and it has the twin laser system (many high end mice do). An ordinary mouse pad won't work with it, horrible and inconsistant tracking issues, I almost wanted to return the mouse.

After a little research I learned it was the pad causing me the grief, I replaced it with a white pad like that described above, paid $10 at Staples for it, and my RAT7 is happy.

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