gaming mouse pad
gaming mouse pad

With the evolution of mouse from roller-ball to optic, we barely need a mouse pad these days. However, if you are a hard-core gamer, want that perfect precision, the comfort and the speed, Best Gaming Mouse Pad is a must. This is also needed for a graphics designer, for whom precision and control is most important. We can categorize mouse pads in two sectors, the hard and the cloth mouse pad, each with its unique features. Here we will combine both sectors.

Best Gaming MousePad ( 2018 )

Name LightsSurface
Razer Firefly and Mamba HyperfluxRGB # Hard and soft surface
Corsair MM800 Polaris RGB# Micro-textured finish
Corsair MM300 ExtendedN/A# Very smooth tracking surface
Logitech G440N/A# Low friction surface
Roccat Taito ControlN/A# Impressive surface texture for control
Corsair MM1000 QiRGB# Well Surface
Razer Goliathus ChromaRGB# Soft & Smooth surface
Asus ROG ScabbardN/A# Gigantic Smooth Surface
MSI ThunderstormN/A# Micro-textured surface

#1. Turtle Beach Medium Drift Fast Premium 

This mouse pad is for both PC and Mac. The key features include, a high quality textured weave surface, anti-slip rubber base and anti-fraying stitched edges.

 Best Gaming Mouse Pad

 Key Feature 

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: Variable
  • Thickness: 0.1 inches

The surface will ensure maximum control and the anti-slip rubber in the back will help the mouse pad to stay in its place. The stitched edges ensure that the mouse doesn’t run off. Both the control and speed are properly optimized. Moreover, the soft surface will provide comfort for the wrist. As for the design, the mouse pad has simple look with a red Turtle Beach logo, giving it an outstanding look within its simplicity.

 

#2.SteelSeries QcK Mouse Pad

As their website tells it, it is a mousepad without limits. The QcK mouse pad of SteelSeries is a soft nearly frictionless surface made of high-quality cloth and a non-slip rubber base to hold the pad in its place. The QcK is well known for its sensitivity, DPI and different sizes ranging from 250x210x2mm to 900x400x4mm. There are in total of five variations available in its size.

SteelSeries QcK Mouse Pad
SteelSeries QcK Mouse Pad

Key Feature 

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: Variable
  • Thickness: Variable

 

For more options in SteelSeries, there is the QcK & QcK+ Limited Gaming Mousepad with micro-woven cloth and improved mouse tracking with less friction; DeX Gaming Mousepad with high end surfaces engineered for maximum glide, dust and water resistance and lasting durability.

 

#3. Corsair Vengeance MM600 

After the first two pads this pad is itself a beast with a solid piece of 3mm thick aircraft-grade aluminum. This metal plate will provide long term rigidity and durability. The thing that makes this hard surface mouse pad one of the best gaming mouse pad is that it is dual sided.

The two sides are covered with two high quality polymer surfaces, one with smooth-texture which ensures smooth and high-speed glide. The other is with heavy texture gives outstanding precision and control. The gamers can easily change between smooth and heavy side according to their requirement, as first person shooter will prefer the smooth one and the turn-based strategy gamer will choose to move the mouse slowly and thoughtfully on the heavy surface.

Corsair Vengeance MM600 Dual-sided Gaming Mouse Mat
Corsair Vengeance MM600 Dual-sided Gaming Mouse Mat

Key feature

  • Material: Hard
  • Size: 13.9 x 10.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.2 inches

 

Furthermore, the pad provides a unique microscopic variance on the surface which give the surface optimal reflective characteristics that ensure consistent and precise tracking. Finally, the pad comes with non-slip rubber corners to keep the pad in its place, no matter which side is being played on.


#4.Razer Firefly Hard Edition

Among one of the most unusual peripherals, Razer brings unique mouse pads in the world. The Razer Firefly is an electronic mouse pad with LED attached to its hard surface’s edge with full Chroma capability (16.8 million colours).

Razer Firefly Hard Edition
Razer Firefly Hard Edition

Key Feature 

  • Material: Hard
  • Size: 14.0 x 10.0 inches
  • Thickness: 0.2 inches

The hard-microtextured finish on the surface gives pin point accuracy and effortless speed. The precise, consistent surface also helps ensure the right translation of the mouse movement to cursor movement. In other words, the pad gives the perfect balance between speed and control. The pad supports all kinds of gaming mouse with different settings.The LED Chroma lighting supports personalization and creates a great synch with other Razer gaming products such as keyboard and mouse.


#5.Razer Vespula

Like Corsair Vengeance MM600, Razer Vespula is also dual sided and two sides give two different tractions. The SPEED surface provides increased glide for fast paced gamers and CONTROL surface gives precision.

Razer Firefly Hard Edition
Razer vesplus

Key Feature 

  • Material: Hard
  • Size: 11.8 x 9.4 inches
  • Thickness: 0.2 inches

 

The mouse pad has non-slip, anti-reflective, abrasion-resistant hard coat which gives the pad enhanced tracking surfaces developed by the same scientists who developed the most precise gaming mice in the world today. Finally, the pad comes with soft gel-filled wrist rest which will surely help you from injury and fatigue during gameplay.

 


#6.Razer Goliathus

Our third gaming mouse pad of Razer, Goliathus comes in two types, Control-Fissure and Control-Gravity Edition. These mouse pads come in different sizes: small, medium, large and extended.

Razer Goliathus
Razer Goliathus

Key feature

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: Varied
  • Thickness: 0.12 in

 

The heavily textured weave gives precise mouse control and pixel-precise targeting and tracking. The weave also provides a comfortable surface for the wrist and minimizes fatigue for extended period of gameplay.

Moreover, the pad is optimized for compatibility with all types of mice with different sensitivities and sensors. With highly portable cloth-based design, anti-fraying stitched frame, anti-slip rubber base and a lot of size variations, the Razor Goliathus is a great choice to go with while customizing your desktop.
The prize depends on the size and texture of the chosen mouse pad.For options, razer mouse pads have lots of variations, such as Razer Megasoma 2, a hybrid gaming mouse pad; Razer Destructor 2 providing maximum precision and feel; Razer Manticor for the smoothest glide and Razer Invicta, a two-sided mouse pad with aluminum core.

#7.Cougar Arena

If you want your mouse pad cover the front of your desktop, also want to lay the keyboard on it as well, then Cougar Arena is one of the best gaming mouse pad. The extra-large surface will surely provide lots of room for a gamer to move his gaming mouse without resetting the position. The cloth made surface will guarantee both smooth sliding and the right level of precision.

Cougar Arena
Cougar Arena

Key Feature

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: 31.5 x 11.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.2 inches

The most unique feature of all is, the pad is water resistant. There is no need to fear spilling drinks on it. The company also ensures that it will give the best performance in the harshest of environments, such as liquid spills and harsh movements.

The pad is quite comfortable with its 5mm thick rubber base and cloth surface. The wave shaped anti-slip rubber will keep the pad in its place and the comfortable surface will keep the wrist from fatigue and pain during gameplay.With its large size, it can be called a mouse mat. Compatible to both laser and optical mouse the pad has a price of $28.64.


#8.Corsair MM800 RGB POLARIS

Corsair built the MM800 RGB POLARIS on durability, tracking and precision with the addition of LED immersion. The hard-plastic mouse pad comes with a low friction micro-texture surface which gives accurate, fast, pixel-precise tracking for both optical and laser sensor mice.

Corsair MM800 RGB POLARIS
Corsair MM800 RGB POLARIS

Key Feature

  • Material: Har
  • Size: 13.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.2 inches

The PWM lighting technology makes it a cool mouse pad which also can synchronize its color with other corsair products using CUE software, giving you the ultimate gaming setup. However, the plastic build pad might not be comfortable for some users.

The thing that makes the pad unique, compared to other products is the built-in USB port. Those without a wireless mouse, this extra USB port can become really handy.

 

#9.ROCCAT Alumic Mousepad

The third on our best gaming mouse pad list with double sides is Roccat Alumic Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad. Like Corsair Vengeance MM600, this mouse pad, with a thin height of 3mm also has an aluminum core for durability, stability and protection against warping.

ROCCAT® Alumic Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad
ROCCAT® Alumic Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad

Key feature 

  • Material: Hard
  • Size: 13.0 x 10.7 inches
  • Thickness: 0.12 inches

The two sides of the mouse pad provide surface for both low and high-sense gamers, also each side has a different design. Moreover, the pad has a hard surface but for players comfort it comes with a gel-filled wrist rest. The pad also comes with a non-slip rubber feet on the corners to ensure ultra-strong grip on any desk.If you are looking for a smooth and soft mouse pad in Roccat then there is Roccat Sense with microcry stalline coating providing minimized friction.

 

#10. Logitech G440 Mouse Pad


G440 is an ultra-low surface friction polyethene mouse pad, offering high DPI and movement of the mouse with little force. This enables gamers to get the ideal surface for subtle and quick mouse gestures including minimized mistakes in overcompensation at the start and stop. As heavy design patterns, can interfere with sensor performance, G440 has a clean consistent surface texture that gives sensors better imagery for translating mouse movement to cursor movement.

Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad
Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mouse Pad

Key Feature

  • Material: Hard
  • Size: 11.03 in x 13.39 inch
  • Thickness: 0.13 in

The stable rubber base is firmly bound to the high-impact polystyrene core which keeps the rigid surface on the desk. The three layers, low-friction polypropylene surface, high-impact polystyrene and semi-rigid rubber foundation ensures strength and durability of the mouse pad.In the G-series of mouse pads of Logitech there are G240, G640 and G640 Cloud 9. All of these are soft and cloth mouse pads which are heat treated to lessen the friction.

      

#11.GXT 209 XXXL Mousepad

The second in our mouse mat list, GTX 209 XXXL Mouse Pad of Trust Gaming, is an ideal for all gaming mice regardless of sensors. The long lasting stitched borders prevents frayed edges of this soft, cloth mouse pad. Texture weave coating works for extra accuracy and smooth control. It also has a anti-slip bottom.The XXL surface can accommodate keyboard and mouse altogether and the stylish design will surely be eye-catching on your gaming desktop.

GXT 209 XXXL Mouse pad
GXT 209 XXXL Mouse pad 

Key Feature

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: 35.4 in x 11.8 in
  • Thickness: 0.12 in

 

Trust Gaming also have other types of mouse pads including this mouse mat. There is GXT 204, a hard gaming mouse pad; GXT 202 which is ultra-thin; GXT 7XX with varying sizes and GXT 207, a cooler looking cloth mouse pad.


#12.Glorious Gaming Mousepad

The Glorious Gaming Mouse Mat comes in 3 different sizes and two different textures (black and white). This UK brand has earned quite a reputation among gamers, especially among mechanical keyboard users. The game mats have smooth cloth surface on top, high quality anti-slip rubber at the base and stitched edges to avoid fraying.

Glorious Gaming Mouse Mat
Glorious Gaming Mouse Mat

Key Feature

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: Varied
  • Thickness: 0.12 in

 

This cloth and soft mouse mat also provides a comfort for the wrist. .For a more comfortable gameplay, Glorious has also wrist pads compatible to different sizes of mouse mats.


#13. ROCCAT® HIRO+ 3D Supremacy 

Exclusive vulcanized silicon surface with optimized dimensions provides the Hiro+ with maximum gliding speed, control on both x and y axis and ultimate command capability during any gameplay encounter.With the support of its non-slip rubber base, the pad will remain on the table regardless of fast-paced and rough gameplay.

ROCCAT® HIRO+ 3D Supremacy Surface Gaming Mousepad
ROCCAT® HIRO+ 3D Supremacy Surface Gaming Mousepad

Key feature

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: 13.8 in x 9.8 in
  • Thickness: 0.1 in

The rounded edges make it durable, ready and anti-fraying while also giving a smooth rounded quality. In addition, the covert-tech surface provides ultra-quiet gliding and high tracking performance.

 

#14.Kingston Technology HyperX Skyn 

Kingston Technology HyperX Skyn Gaming Mouse Pad is a great choice for professional gamers and it also comes in two types in one pack (Speed & Control), enabling the player to choose between the two pads according to the gameplay requirement. The ultra-thin form factor and paper-thin gaming-grade hard surface provide control surface for increased accuracy and fast surface for fast-moving action respectively.

Kingston Technology HyperX Skyn Gaming Mouse Pad
Kingston Technology HyperX Skyn Gaming Mouse Pad

 

Key Feature

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: Varied
  • Thickness: 0.15

The material provides an anti-microbial surface, resistant to dust and bacterial buildup. Including this key feature, the pad also has an adhesive bottom with the pull-off tab which makes it easily stick to any surface and easily removable. This is one of the best gaming mouse pad which adheres to the desk surface. Finally, the pad is compatible with both laser and optical mice.

 

#15.Corsair MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth 

If you are looking for a mouse mat to go with your Corsair mouse and keyboard, then MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad is the best choice to go with. The pad provides a smooth, durable, cloth surface with stitched edges ensuring anti-fraying.

Corsair MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad
Corsair MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad

Key Feature

  • Material: Soft
  • Size: 36.6 in x 11.8 in
  • Thickness: 0.12

The surface is designed with textile-weave allowing high precision, control and consistent accuracy with low friction for a pixel-precise targeting in gameplay. Optimized for both laser and optical mouse, it also has an anti-slip rubber base which keeps it secure on the desk.

 

In conclusion

There are all types of gaming mouse pads that are sure to fulfil the need of every gamer. There are hard ones which help fast and rough gameplay, or the soft ones which are easily portable and can be used with comfort. Furthermore, different surface provides different experiences, some give easy and fast gliding of the mouse and some lets the mouse be used in a subtler way.

Even, the extended mouse pads or mats can give space to put and comfortably use both keyboard and mouse on it, in addition, they give a lot of room for mouse movement. Among all the variations, these 15 has topped our list of best gaming mouse pad of 2018.