Ask DN: Which mousepad is best?

almost 10 years ago from , Handsome Designer

I've used cheap or free mouse pads throughout my career. Ideally, I'd like to use no mousepad at all, but my desks are generally shiny.

Which mousepad do yo use? Which mousepad do you want?


  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, almost 10 years ago

    I'm lucky enough to find non-shiny desks. Before that, I used to use paper.

    I say "lucky enough" because I really hate my mouse-space being limited, as I constantly change position, sitting in my chair, as I can hardly sit still for long.

    On top of that, cheap mouse-pads give me a rash, and they feel just nasty. Skin rubbing over fabric 9 hours a day. Yuck.

    2 points
  • David ÖhlinDavid Öhlin, almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

    I've been using SteelSeries mousepads since forever, recently bought a ZOWIE GR-F mousepad and I love it. Has a rougher surface than any SteelSeries mousepad and just feels more robust and, well, better.

    1 point
  • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

    I personally love my leather mousepad from Ugmonk.

    1 point
    • Joe BarberJoe Barber, almost 10 years ago

      Me too. I bought one for my work desk and I'm about to buy two more, one for home and one for travel. It's seriously the best feeling mouse pad I've ever owned. I do find myself wishing it was an inch or two bigger though.

      1 point
      • Taurean BryantTaurean Bryant, almost 10 years ago

        Completely agree. I love oversized mouse pads and thats the only way this would be better. Even the ampersand feels white-labeled. Ugmonk did an amazing job in that regard.

        0 points
  • Account deleted almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

    I've always used these steelseries mousepads. Great performance, thin and cheap. Also 4.5 stars and 799 Reviews?!?!

    1 point
  • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, almost 10 years ago

    Gaming mice are designed for precision, so they're the best. My Razer Goliathus has lasted me a few years now. The carpet-like texture is really nice on the hands as well.

    0 points
  • Blake SimkinsBlake Simkins, almost 10 years ago

    I have had this one for a while now. It is huge and covers a large portion of my desk. I absolutely love it.


    0 points
  • Marco SousaMarco Sousa, almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

    I think a lot of us use our gaming mousepads…both razer or steelseries are the best. But tbh at work most just use the table.

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    • Robert BusbyRobert Busby, almost 10 years ago

      Since most people will most likely have an IKEA table. Really sensitive mice can't handle the shine from an IKEA table and require a mouse mat. Cheap mice like the Apple Magic Mouse that seems really common will work on any surface as the laser is pretty shitty.

      0 points
  • Kenneth JensenKenneth Jensen, almost 10 years ago

    I hang on to my Steelseries QCK Mass from my gaming days. It's huge and comfortable, along with a new Steelseries Sensei mouse, since I can't stand the Magic Mouse and I don't feel comfortable with a drawpad.

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    • Filip StaudingerFilip Staudinger, almost 10 years ago

      For second I thought someone posted photo of my desk :) my desk is 90% same (except i have logitech mouse because my deathadder is broken)

      1 point
  • Jian Wei LiauJian Wei Liau, almost 10 years ago (edited almost 10 years ago )

    It really depends on individual. I use cutting mat as a mouse pad. It's affordable, works well with my mighty mouse & can be easily clean. http://cl.ly/image/0Y3X130E2J2J :D

    0 points