There is no point in buying a gaming mouse if you’re not going to use it on a good mousepad. When it comes to mousepads, everything past a certain build quality should be fine, because it often comes down to personal preference.
Having said that, you should be aware that some mousepads only work with high-end optical sensors, meaning that you won’t be able to use a cheap mouse on a high-quality mousepad, nor will you get optimal performances out of a quality gaming mouse on a cheap mousepad. With this in mind, let us find out what are the ten best gaming mousepads the market has to offer at this point in time.
Best Gaming Mousepads 2017 – Reviews
(Updated March 2017)
10Logitech G240 Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad
If you’re looking to do some low-dpi gaming then look no further. Logitech’s G240 cloth gaming mouse pad offers moderate surface friction, which makes it perfect for any type of low-dpi gaming. It also benefits from a consistent surface texture that gives you greater tracking performance overall. At the same time, this mousepad has a stable, comfortable base aimed at providing you with optimal wrist comfort.
9ROCCAT TAITO Control
With the Taito Control from Roccat, you get a steady, smooth surface designed to match high-dpi gaming mice to a rigorous standard. It also has a comfortable gaming size of 400 x 320 mm and a thickness of 3.5 mm, a size that recommends it for almost any type of gaming. Not only that but it also has a rubberized backing which provides excellent grip along with a good non-slip security for you to enjoy in the long run, even when moving the mouse quickly in FPS games.
8Razer Goliathus Control Fissure
Designed to work well with virtually any gaming mouse out there, the Goliathus Control Fissure from Razer will definitely impress even the pickiest of gamers. We say this because it has been optimized for all sensitivity settings and sensors gamers might have, not to mention how precise it is due to its heavily textured weave. Furthermore, this mousepad benefits from a highly portable cloth-based design that makes it easy to store.
7HyperX FURY Pro Gaming MousePad
HyperX has established itself as a reputable brand over these past few years with some truly ingenious products. They also appear to be making good mousepads by the looks of things, or at least that’s what their popularity tells us. With this particular mousepad, you get a reduced friction surface designed to provide higher speed and control along with soft yet robust construction that makes it wear & tear resistant to an impressive standard.
6Spigen A102 Gaming Mouse Pad
Maybe not as reputable as some of the other manufacturers on our list but Spigen is definitely known for making decent mousepads. Such is the case with the A102 mousepad, one that offers some of the best precision and accuracy possible when playing FPS and MOBA games. At the same time, it is textured to offer good stopping force, a design that also features stitched edges to improve its overall durability.
5Glorious Large Gaming Mouse Pad
With seven different models to choose from, the Glorious Large Gaming Mouse Pad will likely meet the expectations of even the pickiest of gamers. This mouse pad features a smooth cloth surface that has been optimized for fast movement while maintaining excellent speed and control during intensive gaming sessions. It also has a non-slip rubber base that gives it stability and grip so as to stay firmly in place on the desk.
4Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad
Corsair is well known for making quality gaming gear and the MM300 Anti-Fray Gaming Mousepad is no different. It offers not only an accurate and precise response to any gaming mouse but it does so while being extremely comfortable for your wrist. The reason behind this being its textile-weave surface that along with making the mousepad almost pixel-precise, also makes it very comfortable to rest your hand onto.
3Razer Firefly Chroma Custom Lighting Gaming Cloth Mouse Pad
Although not the only mousepad with inbuilt lighting, Razer’s Firefly Chroma is definitely the only one capable of offering more than 16 million customizable color options. Aesthetics aside, it is also quite a decent mousepad in the traditional sense, thanks mainly to its textured weave and to its cloth construction. It also enjoys a hard mat construction that gives it a good grip on the table along with a prolonged durability.
2SteelSeries 4HD Professional Gaming Mouse Pad
Thanks to its high definition 4-layer surface, the 4HD Professional Gaming Mousepad from SteelSeries is without a doubt, one of the most precise mousepads ever made. Not only does this mousepad have a quality textured surface that gives it almost pixel-perfect precision when used with any decent gaming mouse, but it also makes it quite flexible and easy to use. Not only that but you will find this mousepad to be very versatile when it comes to the mice it can accommodate, meaning that it will work with almost any gaming mouse out there.
1SteelSeries QcK+ Gaming Mouse Pad
No other mousepad enjoys the quality and popularity of the QcK+ from SteelSeries. Reasonably sized, this high-end mousepad will work with any gaming mouse and it will reduce any potential staggering your mouse might otherwise experience on sub-par mousepads and mats.
It also benefits from a smooth cloth surface that helps the mouse simply slide across the pad while still registering every single pixel, a capacity it also owes to its heavy thickness which reduces the problems you would sometimes experience because of uneven surfaces. Last but not least, you will find this high-end mousepad to be surprisingly affordable given its quality.