PhiLL A wrote:
The Steelseries HD series is pretty good for laser mice.This!
(Read - ***LASER*** - laser mice are very surface dependent and require a hard pad to function properly)
It's very good, not overly priced compared to other mouse pads, and much better than the Destructor I had. Well to be totally honest, I'm not sure if that's because my Lachesis' feet were worn when I bought it, but I don't think so. Way too much glide at first, but then after little use it went from too much glide to no glide at all + required CONSTANT cleaning or else it would get too sticky. At one point, I decided to just use my previous desk as a mouse pad because it actually felt much better, though it eventually got to the point where it was just as bad as my Destructor.
The steelseries 4HD works wonders with my logitech G9X, too bad most of the initial glide is also gone after a couple of months. But it doesn't require ocd-level cleaning like the Destructor (several times a day) and it's still ok after 6 months. I guess all hard pads lose their glide within a few months if you are a heavy computer users, but the difference between this pad and the previous options is worlds apart. Like 4HD >>>>>> Desk >> Destructor. It was a fairly good desk though for my Lachesis, surprinsingly enough. Maybe I was just lucky. :O
Oh, and keep in mind that a different laser mouse might not perform properly on the 4HD, though I would probably find it unusual. That's because the best way to know is by checking if people who had your mouse could use it properly on the mouse pad you want to buy. You never know what issues an optical or laser mouse could have on a mouse pad until you do some research. All in all, the 4HD is an awesome hard pad if that's what you're looking for! If you have an optical mouse, you probably want to get a good cloth pad though, unless you don't mind the durability issue of hard pads that I mentioned above.
SIDE NOTE: this thread is pretty old for a bump, isn't it? "/