Question What is Mouse Mat Weave, and what does it affect?

Does Mouse Mat Weave matter?


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ebmurray21

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Searching through mouse mats and they are described at 'heavy texture weave', 'medium weave', 'light weave', etc.

What affect does Mouse Mat Weave have?

Thanks in advance
 

Azzyasi

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For the nitpicks that are gaming or pasionate about the mouse movement.

Any will work, it's just about preference, and there is a tiny science involved.. as the laser is a fine point, the heavy weave might have deep texture that might influence in some way the movement of the cursor. But i'm sure this texture variaton is not enough to create any difference at all.

It's more about the mouse gliding and skating that is affected. Again it's about preference.

It's like choosing a rug.. plushy, soft, hard, dense fiber, flat, wool, linen, plastic fibers, hand woven, different colors and models. Pick the one you like to look at and feel confortable resting your hand on.

(Oh and as a scientist myself.. there is no measurable diffence at all in the precise movement on a fancy 200$ gaming mat or a sheet of paper, and have good reasons to say this)
 

USAFRet

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It can have an affect of the feel of your mouse as it slides across the mat.
It has no effect on the actual accuracy of the mouse tracking.

It can also have a beneficial effect on the bottom line of the mouse mat companies, in that they get to sell multiples, to people in search of that magical(mythical) extra accuracy or feel.
 

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