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Choosing A Great Gaming Mouse Pad

Whether you’re a gamer or just a casual computer user, you need to have a mouse pad. It’s simply amazing how many people overlook such an essential item to a comfortable gaming experience. You may think that a piece of rubbery plastic material is insignificant, but it’s simply not.

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Even though a mouse pad does take up a bit of space and can cost a few dollars, it’s money well spent at the end of the day. You can’t have an enjoyable gaming experience if your hand is aching from sitting on a rock-hard table all night. So today we are going to talk about how to choose the best gaming mouse pad.

Bigger is Better

Mouse pads come in all sizes, but you should always go with the biggest one you have the space for. In the heat of battle, you’re not going to be thinking about the size of the mouse pad and if you have a tiny one, then there’s going to be a few awkward moments of slipping off the mouse pad. This could cause you to lose a kill or even worse, get killed.

So, go with the biggest mouse pad you can even if you have to give up your drink space.

Choose the Best Style

Mousepads come in all in types of styles. You can find anything from anime themed, all the way down to a simple minimal black.

I suggest that you go with a mouse pad style that fits the rest of your setup as well as your personality. You don’t want to go to war with mismatched colors, so try to keep your mouse pad choice around the same style as the rest of your command center.

Get the Right Texture

Mousepads have a noticeable effect on your in-game experience. A mouse pad can have a smooth texture which allows for fast acceleration or a mouse pad can have a slightly rough surface to give you more precision when moving short distances.

I don’t know what type of games you play, so I can’t suggest a texture that might work for you. But, I’ve always gone with the smooth texture mouse pads. At the end of the day, you need to figure out which texture you think you’d benefit most from and make sure to get a mousepad with that texture.

Look at Reviews

Some mouse pads are not built like the others. It’s not uncommon to get a mouse pad that just shreds apart within a few months. This is why it is important to look up reviews for the mouse pads you are interested in. Most people will mention how durable the mouse pad is as well as the down sides of the product. Looking up reviews is probably one of the most important steps of choosing the best gaming mouse pad.


So those are the things you should look at when choosing the best gaming mouse pad. There are no exact steps to choosing the best gaming mouse pad, but there are things you can look for.

So, what gaming mouse pad are you currently using?

Written By

Experienced webmaster and technology fanatic. Currently working as editor in chief at Best Reviews Advisor where he also rated the top 10 best gaming mouse pads, and coauthor at Best Gaming Advisor.



  1. Ankit Saxena

    January 17, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Great post for game lovers
    I also like bigger mouse because its easy to handle
    Razer Naga Hex- My favourite gaming mouse
    Thanks for Sharing

  2. Akash

    February 11, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    great stuff steven…
    i m also a game lover and using a big mouse for more accuracy and control …
    thanks for sharing this article…!!!

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