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Mouse mats

Discussion in 'Gaming Peripherals' started by Andybtsn, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. Andybtsn


    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 39,142

    Location: North Yorkshire


    I use a RAT 9 mouse which has a laser sensor, what is the best type of mat for this? I use a boogie mat at the mo but I often find the curser going mad as if things on the mat are effecting the laser yet it's clean.

    Any info appreciated.
  2. hyperst


    Joined: Dec 16, 2008

    Posts: 3,991

    Location: Lincolnshire

    I use a Razer Goliathus, the textured one and my RAT 5 works fine on it.
  3. Doco

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 16, 2011

    Posts: 1,397

    Location: Ireland

    How close is your pc to your desk? and do you have many fans on it? I noticed that with fans on full if I put my hand on the mouse mat I can feel the vibrations sometimes if I put my hand on it, had a problem myself a while ago with my rat 7 moving a bit on its own and after moving the pc a bit it seemed to decrease the issue a bit. Guess the mouse is just too sensitive lol, you may have a similar problem?
  4. WuMyster

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 28, 2012

    Posts: 1,743

    Location: London, UK

    Steelseries 4HD or 9HD. Wonderful mouse pads, never gotten dirty once for the years ive had it. Sticks to the desk and hard to move. Top surface weirdly makes the mouse move smooth as silk.
  5. Hilly


    Joined: May 17, 2004

    Posts: 12,190

    Location: Telford, Shropshire

    I use the OcUK XL Mat, and it's great :)
  6. Kosmiche

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    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

    Posts: 14,040

    Location: North Wales

    I used a Rat 9 with a Nova Winner 3 mousepad, I tried other pads (razer sphex, steelseries s&s, razer exactmat) but all had issues with the rat 9 tracking.

    The Winner 3 feels MADE for the rat 9, there is a honest to goodness bond between this mouse and this pad.

    I would reccomend the Nova Killer 2 as its a larger version of the Winner 3 but otherwise identical.

    If you can't find it then I would suggest looking for "micro optic" mousepads which is a buzz term used by these pad makers. The micro optic pads should work perfectly with the rat 9.

    Hope that helps :)
  7. NirK


    Joined: Jun 22, 2012

    Posts: 3,636

    Location: UK

    I have had a few and my current is the steelseries QCK+

    Does not last very long but it is good for CS:GO
  8. vonex

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    Joined: Dec 18, 2011

    Posts: 1,357

    have to agree.. 9hd is the best i've ever used wish it was a tad bigger tho:o
  9. Yonathan


    Joined: Aug 24, 2009

    Posts: 100

    Love my PureTrak Talent with a laser mouse :>
  10. olivier renault


    Joined: Apr 1, 2009

    Posts: 9,895

    Careful with 4HD and 9HD, they don't work with everything. As many gaming mouse mats, they can be a bit fussy. Check which ones are compatible with the RAT.