Top 10 Best Gaming Mouse Pads 2014

As a hardcore gamer you are always on the look for the best and latest in your gaming gear. You probably have a high quality gaming mouse or a controller, a cool gaming keyboard and the best gaming headset you can afford, but what about the almost always forgotten gaming mouse pad? If your mouse is not performing as well as you would like it, perhaps it’s time to take a look at the quality of your gaming mouse pad before looking for a replacement. And how many games have been lost by the mouse pad sleeping from under your head just in the middle of the action? That happened to us a lot, so we decided to make this top 10 list of the best gaming mouse pads available on the market inspired by the best gaming mouse pad article on Best Gaming Advisor. Gaming mouse pads are relatively inexpensive compared to other gear, so there is no excuse not to have a high quality mouse pad on your desk.

Here is a quick comparison table of the gaming mouse pads we are going to review below.

Preview
Name
Rating
Price
More Details
SteelSeries 9HD Large Professional Gaming Mouse Pad4.6 / 5Under $40Click Here!
Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat4.3 / 5Under $30Click Here!
Razer Goliathus Standard Mouse Mat4.5 / 5Under $20Click Here!
SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad4.6 / 5Under $10Click Here!
SteelSeries 4HD Professional Gaming Mouse Pad4.6 / 5Under $20Click Here!
Razer Scarab Gaming Mouse Mat
4.6 / 5Under $40Click Here!
Mionix Propus Mouse Pad4.6 / 5Under $30Click Here!
Corsair Vengeance MM200 Standard Edition Gaming Mouse Mat4.5 / 5Under $20Click Here!
ROCCAT Alumic Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad4.7 / 5Under $40Click Here!
XFX FXGS2LAYER WarPad Gaming Mouse Pad4.3 / 5Under $50Click Here!

1. SteelSeries 9HD Large Professional Gaming Mouse Pad

SteelSeries 9HD Large Professional Gaming Mouse Pad

 

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We start the list with a bang. SteelSeries is one of the most well known manufacturer of gaming accessories and they really have outdone their other gaming mouse pads with this monster. The 9 HD large professional gaming mouse pad is all a gamer can dream off offering compatibility with all types of mice (laser, ball or optically) and a 4 layer process that ensures a steady glide and an optimal friction surface. Although some may say it’s a little on the expensive side, if you are looking for simply the best gaming mouse pad you can’t go wrong with this one.

2. Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Pad

Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Pad

 

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Razer does not want to be outdone by SteelSeries when it comes to the highest quality gaming mouse pads available on the market and the Vespula Dual Sided gaming mouse pad is a living proof of that. In the same price range as the 9HD SteelSeries one, the Vespula mouse mat offers not one, but two different gaming surfaces with different gliding levels to meet the needs of every gamer. The soft wrist rest is a nice touch that will ensure you can play games for longer without risking your wrists. Highly recommended.

3. Razer Goliathus Standard Mouse Mat

Razer Goliathus Standard Mouse Mat

 

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With three different models available for this Goliathus gaming mouse pad – alpha, omega and standard – corresponding to three different sizes (large, small or medium) this mouse pad features a heavily textured weave pattern that ensure the right amount of gliding for all gaming grade mice on the market. We prefer the standard mouse mat at a medium size, but if you have a different preference for smaller or bigger size you can still enjoy the same amount of comfort and precision with the other two models.

4. SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad

SteelSeries QcK Gaming Mouse Pad

 

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This is probably the best selling product when it comes to gaming mouse pads and rightfully so. Being available at an extremely affordable price tag (around $10 if you purchase it from Amazon using our above link) this mouse mat has a smooth clothing surface on top of a steady rubber base that has been optimally researched and designed for the best gaming experience. If you are on a budget yet still strive for a high quality gaming mat, this is the choice for you.

5. SteelSeries 4HD Professional Gaming Mouse Pad

SteelSeries 4HD Professional Gaming Mouse Pad

 

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The “little brother” of the 9HD SteelSeries gaming mouse pad, the SteelSeries 4HD differs from the 9HD only in size, displaying the same high quality surface area and four layers implementation that made them such a popular choice. Of course, with a reduction in size comes a reduction in price as well, so if you are the kind of gamer who does not put so much emphasis on the size of a mouse pad you can go with this model and save some money.

6. Razer Scarab Gaming Mouse Mat

Razer Scarab Gaming Mouse Mat

 

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If you are a Battlefield fan you can’t get a better gaming mouse pad than a Razer Scarab Battlefield 3 edition. With an enhanced rubber base for anti slipping and stability and an extra case for additional protection on a Battlefield 3 background image, this Razor Scarab model is renowned for its greater precision when it comes to both optical and laser mice. This is a collector’s edition and it has a limited stock, we urge you to get your hands on one before they run out.

7. Mionix Propus Mouse Pad

Mionix Propus Mouse Pad

 

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In a professional gaming mouse pads market dominated by giants like Razer and SteelSeries, Mionix is trying to gain some marketshare with the Mionix Propous mouse pad and we have to acknowledge that they are doing a pretty good job. With a unique silver metallic coating and a fine textured surface, this mouse pad offers great tracking precision and ample area to move your mouse around. This unique material offers mouse pad stability for a long period of time and comes at a fair price.

8. Corsair Vengeance MM200 Standard Edition Gaming Mouse Pad

Corsair Vengeance MM200 Standard Edition Gaming Mouse Pad

 

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Corsair is not a very well known gaming mouse pads manufacturer, but they managed to make our top ten gaming mouse pads list with the impressive Corsair Vengeance MM200 gaming mouse pad.  With a glide-optimized textile surface specially designed for mouse sensors, you will be able to control with great accuracy both your optical and laser mice. Not only that, but th slip resistant rubber base provides the so much needed stability that a professional gamer loves.

9. ROCCAT Alumic Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad

ROCCAT Alumic Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad

 

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This is the second product in our top ten best gaming mouse pads list that offers two different gaming surfaces (the other being the Razer Vespula at number 2) and we have to acknowledge that we are warming up to this novel approach. People who prefer a low sensitive mouse DPI for certain games can use one surface, while those that prefer to play at a higher sensitivity only have to flip the mouse pad. With an ergonomic design and great looking patterns, this is excellent for long sessions of gaming.

10. XFX FXGS2LAYER WarPad Gaming Mouse Pad

XFX FXGS2LAYER WarPad Gaming Mouse Pad

 

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The XFX WarPad gaming mouse pad probably deserves a better position on our top 10 list, especially since it has an unique innovative twist with its  edgeless support system, but the relative high price tag and the fact that it needs to attach to the edge of the desk to make use of the wrist support system lost it a couple of rankings. Nevertheless, the WarPad uses a Lycra surface texture that allows for high precision control and smooth movement, so it’s still a highly recommended pick.

Sources:

http://www.razerzone.com/

http://steelseries.com/home

http://www.roccat.org/

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Steven is the editor in chief of Best Reviews Advisor bringing you the latest expert reviews and top ratings.

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