Should I Get An Extended Mousepad Or no?

HyperS

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Hi guys, im in the market for a new mousepad, im looking at the Xtrfy XGP1-L4 LGB Version!
but im also looking at an extended mousepad, but i dont know if i should invest the extra in an extended, or just buy the Xtrfy mousepad?
 

ssddx

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honestly its all preference. quite honestly most people can make do with a normal sized mousepad.

a larger pad may be nice IF:

- you have your mouse set to low sensitivity and need large amounts of space for things like precision mouse work, art or drawing
- you like stretching out and often change arm positions so a bigger mat means you do not need to shift the pad around when you do this and can just move the mouse (this is why i use a big pad)
- you like the look of a big mat better
- you want a full keyboard and mouse pad either because you like the look or want a softer/washable surface under them both (compare to a desk pad)

my main go to pads are an 11x17 which gets used for the desktop and a normal sized but thick pad which travels with my laptop as i use a mini mouse. both work but given how i relax and change arm positions on my desktop (i have a 7 foot wide desk and like to stretch out) the big pad suits me more at home.

tldr: totally opinion and preference.
 

ssddx

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depends on your preferences honestly.

i use an 11x17 sized pad myself. i like it because i can change the position my hand/arm rests in depending on what i'm doing but its not needed. after using a large pad i will say that going back to normal sized pads makes them all feel small.
 

HyperS

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so should i get a extended mousemat or just a "normal big" one, like 40x45
 

ssddx

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honestly its all preference. quite honestly most people can make do with a normal sized mousepad.

a larger pad may be nice IF:

- you have your mouse set to low sensitivity and need large amounts of space for things like precision mouse work, art or drawing
- you like stretching out and often change arm positions so a bigger mat means you do not need to shift the pad around when you do this and can just move the mouse (this is why i use a big pad)
- you like the look of a big mat better
- you want a full keyboard and mouse pad either because you like the look or want a softer/washable surface under them both (compare to a desk pad)

my main go to pads are an 11x17 which gets used for the desktop and a normal sized but thick pad which travels with my laptop as i use a mini mouse. both work but given how i relax and change arm positions on my desktop (i have a 7 foot wide desk and like to stretch out) the big pad suits me more at home.

tldr: totally opinion and preference.
 

amtseung

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I went from a QCK Heavy (extra thicc mmmm) mousepad to the extended MM300. I now have all the mouse mat space in the world to play fps games with comfortably low sensitivity and can freely swipe as far as I want without worrying about falling off the edge.

Extended mousemats typically serve two purposes: aesthetics and serious mouse swiping. If you're not too concerned with aesthetics, don't have a huge amount of desk space, and don't swipe your mouse like a madman just to turn a 180, I wouldn't bother with one. I would personally weigh speed vs control and material comfort over size, especially when mouse mats only seem to be getting bigger and bigger these days.
 

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