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First post, by buckeye

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I know big decision here, but my retro setup is on a fold up table with a surface that makes the mouse
"twitchy". A trip to Walmart showed various brands steelseries, corair, etc. for least 12 bucks. Any
recommendations here that might be cheaper?

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Reply 3 of 11, by Mister Xiado

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I've only ever had tracking issues with pads that had grids printed on them.
I always use your typical cheap foam mouspads you can get from places like ArtsCow. I had a few with my insignia made about ten years ago, and they're still working fine with every type of mouse I use, though they periodically need some scrubbing.

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Reply 4 of 11, by Unknown_K

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Cooler Master mpa-mp720.

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Large for people who like a lot of mouse movement, easy to clean, very precise surface, very rigid, you don't have to use the lighting.

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Reply 5 of 11, by buckeye

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Thanks all for the ideas. I'm using paper right now, never thought to use cardboard.

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Reply 6 of 11, by Errius

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An old hardback book works.

What's the problem here? The mouse can't handle surfaces that are too smooth?

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Reply 7 of 11, by pentiumspeed

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What I mean is patterned, and texture either works well with one condition: matte surface. Since shiny surface even has patterns in it since LED reflects too much and blind the sensor.

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Reply 9 of 11, by buckeye

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Errius wrote on 2020-02-14, 21:46:

An old hardback book works.

What's the problem here? The mouse can't handle surfaces that are too smooth?

This is just one of those cheap fold-up tables, guess the texture on it is throwing it off.

Found a cheap plastic mouse pad at work that's doing the job.

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