Experienced gamers know that no matter how cool and expensive a mouse is, the whole game can be ruined by the wrong - unsuitable for the style of play or a particular mouse pad. First of all we need to talk briefly about what gaming mats should be and what they are.
Mousepad for gaming must be fabric on a thick enough (3-4 mm) non-slip rubber base. The bigger is its size, the more comfortable is the mat, because it will not hinder the mouse movements. Covering, which prevents fraying of edges, should be made of soft silk thread, so as not to chafe your wrist.
Besides, there are two main types of surface: Speed and Control. Speed type mats are smoother and more slippery, they are suitable for most common players who play on medium and high sensitivity (800 DPI and more) and mice with Teflon feet.
Control pads are rougher, the mouse moves on them with more force, they are more suitable for gamers who like to play online shooters on low sensitivity (400-600 DPI), and mice with slippery aluminum feet, for which A4Tech Bloody gaming pads are ideal. Next, we'll take a look at the most successful and popular gaming pads from expensive to cheaper.
Gaming surfaces and mats of this brand are objectively the best in their class. They have a very high quality and durable fabric cover with a pattern that shows virtually no grout or stains that can appear over time. The upholstery is very soft and does not feel at all. The unusual green rubber backing has no extraneous odors. There is a large selection of mouse pads in different sizes, with surfaces like Speed and Control. All in all, it's the best choice on the market, but it's also one of the highest priced. Some people may also not like the lack of color choices - they are all manufactured in black and green.
To be fair, Razer has other, but less successful and more expensive mats. For example, the Gigantus series has only large models. They differ in the less practical black color coating, which quickly becomes visible stains, and the lack of trim.It is worth considering that the bigger the mouse pad, the thicker it should be, otherwise it will crumple on the table like a rag. A small mat is enough for 3 mm, large gaming surfaces should have a thickness of 4-5 mm. Backlit mats have another disadvantage - the rubber LED tube is sewn to them with fishing line. It causes discomfort when rubbing against the hand.
The next most popular and affordable mouse pads, similar in quality and durability. They feature a base with a specific odor that wears off, but can be uncomfortable for some time for sensitive individuals. They are produced with black and a more practical covering with a red pattern. Sometimes you can buy these mouse pads at a much better discount.
Until recently, these mouse pads were represented only by the Control series, but now others are available with Speed type surfaces in a variety of sizes. The mouse pads are generally not bad, the Control series is especially suitable for the mice of the same brand with aluminum feet, because they are too slippery and mats with a smooth surface are not suitable for them. The mousepads have good quality base and nice pattern, the only problem is a little bit stiff padding, but this does not stop the huge army of fans.
If you want a big quality mouse pad for very little money, you will not find anything better. These mouse pads are very similar to the previous ones, but are cheaper for a larger size. There are mouse pads in different colors - black and red print, as well as backlit. The disadvantages are the thickness of 3 mm and the smell of rubber, but the mat lies well and if you don't sniff it specially, it doesn't cause problems for most people. different colors - black and with a red print, as well as with illumination. Of the disadvantages can be noted the thickness of 3 mm and the smell of rubber, but the mat lies well and if specially not sniffed, it does not cause problems for most. different colors - black and with a red print, as well as with backlighting. From the disadvantages we can note the thickness of 3 mm and the smell of rubber, but the mat lies well and if you do not smell it specially, it does not cause problems to most.