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PostPosted: 03-30-2011 12:50 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Ditch the black mouse pad - The g9x works OK on black surfaces but the original G9 absolutely fucking SUCKS on a black pad.

It's not apparent at low speeds, but try making a quick drag across the pad and watch your mouse cursor. It'll start flicking back in the wrong direction.

This issue has been doing my head in for a few months now but I never twigged that the pad colour was causing it >:E




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PostPosted: 03-30-2011 06:34 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's pretty common for black mouse pads to drain the batteries faster on wireless mice. I just use one of those green cutting mats.



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PostPosted: 03-30-2011 06:54 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don't you mean Black mouse pads?




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PostPosted: 03-30-2011 07:35 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Hide yo mice, hide yo mats, cuz they drainin' errybody out here.




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PostPosted: 04-06-2011 10:25 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


obsidian wrote:
It's pretty common for black mouse pads to drain the batteries faster on wireless mice. I just use one of those green cutting mats.


G9 is a wired mouse.

This is all about the sensor response - On a black pad it's not accurate at speed. Move onto a lighter surface, and it's accurate.




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PostPosted: 04-07-2011 01:12 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


G9 BAWK BAWK

No but man ive grown to love my razer these days. :P And I can keep my black mat ^_^




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PostPosted: 04-07-2011 07:05 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


My point was that with any mouse, a black mousepad will cause the optical sensor to work much harder than it needs to, as evident with a wireless mouse for example, by a measurement of its power usage.



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Result of this switch is that I can now target full-speed flying hunters accurately in L4D2, whereas before I had to pin their landing spots and couldn't track them in the air.

Winning.




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