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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2011
I've been a trackball gamer for well over a decade and switched to a mouse recently. I was skeptical of what difference a good mouse pad could make, but I had some extra cash and I like indulging my gaming habit. I shopped around quite a bit and ended up getting the Rocketfish mouse pad. It was then I learned the differenc between mouse pad surfaces, and reinforced my despise of the Rocketfish brand. I returned the pad and figured I would go with a proper gaming brand like Razer or Mionix.

The Propus pad was very much what I was looking for. As cool as I think the aluminum design is for the other pads, I still like the feel of PVC-like plastic on a rubber mat. The surface is rigid enough to let the mouse glide, but "soft" enough to make it a smooth glide, if that makes sense at all. I didn't like the feeling of the mouse sliding across the supremely rigid plastic surface of my last pad.

I was worried about the sparkly flecks in the plastic, but whatever it is it works fantastically. I've played a couple hours of TF2 and had absolutely no tracking problems, no jumping, just pure and smooth registration. I put it through the rounds and it had better tracking of speedy movements than the "Speed" side of the Rocketfish pad, and smoother registration of the "Control" side of the same pad. Every which way the Propus was an improvement.

The construction is quite sturdy. The rubber bottom is a compact foam that I don't see flaking apart anytime soon. The mouse surface isn't going to fade, either. And it's got a great feel to it for being so thin! I didn't think I would be using the extra width at all, either, but I've been digging the space and using it frequently.

Lastly, if it matters, it's added a nice look to my desk. A lot of gamer stuff can get quite gaudy with flames painted here and LEDs flashing there. The Propus doesn't stand out like a sore thumb. It's got a sexy modern sleek. Don't worry about the "sparkly" flecks, either. It's definitely noticeable, but subtly-so, like graphite.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 29, 2011
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This is a nice mouse pad. I expect it to last a very long time too - it appears to be very durable.

My mouse (Naos 3200) glides over it very smoothly, and tracks fine. My old MX518 also works fine on it.

It's pretty wide, but I like that. It measures 15"x10". The product description doesn't actually list the dimensions anywhere, so I just thought I would get that out there. It's pretty thin too, just over 1/8" (about the thickness of 4 credit cards stacked up).

The grip on the bottom surface is very good - it's not going to slide around at all.

The only potential con I can see is that it takes up a lot of desk space. That is kind of the point though, so it's not a con to me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2014
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I bought this mouse pad to go along with a Mionix Naos 8200 mouse about 1 month ago. I wanted to wait on a review until I gave it a really good workout. The mouse is working out pretty good, although it does feel quite a bit looser than when it was new. The Mionix Propus mouse pad is somewhat of a let down to be honest. My biggest issue is that the mouse almost feels like it is sitting on something tacky when I make small movements.

After a month the glide pads on the mouse are fully broke in and should slide very easily after that, but not with this combination. I think it has something to do with the texture of the mouse pad and what happens to it when the very top layer gets slightly worn. Out of the box it wasn't really what I consider a "rough" texture, more like a somewhat bumpy plastic. The best way I can describe it is like putting a piece of cling wrap over sandpaper. I know that sounds weird, but to me that's exactly what it feels like.

As far as tracking goes, the pad has been flawless. The non-slip rubber base does just that, even after 10 hour grind sessions it is exactly in the same place it was when I started. For those reasons I gave it a 4 star rating, but I feel more like giving it a 3.5 because of the surface issues.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2011
I've been looking for a hard surface mouse pad to use with my gaming laser mice, but I hadn't found one with the right price/performance ratio, until I came across the Mionix Propus 380. It's a very wide mouse pad rather than tall, and it has a great rubberized bottom that sticks securely to whatever surface desk you're using. The mousing surface is a granular material that has sparkly flecks in it. It looks pretty sleek and feels like a very very fine grit sandpaper. That being said, I wouldn't worry about it wearing out your mouse's feet. All in all, this is the best mouse pad I've ever used, not only at this price point, but I would venture to say, any. My accuracy in FPS games has gone up enough to justify my purchase. Just FYI, I used a cloth pad with a Logitech MX518 optical mouse before this for a while, but I have a G9x that I liked better, but because it was a laser mouse, it didn't track too well on the cloth pad. When I got this pad, I went back to the G9x and I have to say, it works a lot better for me than my previous setup. As for other hard mouse pads, I have a Rocketfish gaming mouse pad, but the surface was too fast and didn't provide enough accuracy for me. I've also used the Razer Vespula but the size of it was too small, and I didn't like the color scheme. Besides, I've always been of the opinion that Razer products were over hyped and over priced. Stick with Mionix, Logitech, and even Microsoft hardware.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 9, 2014
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I'm an avid gamer who has been recently experimenting with things outside of my comfort zone. I had heard amazing things about Mionix as a company and the Propus mousepad as well. I'm used these sort of hard mats before (ie. Razer Destructor) and was looking for a change-up. When I first received the Propus, I was extremely satisfied. The aesthetics were simply stunning and the surface provided just the right amount of grip and flow that I was looking for -- even superior to my Destructor. I was in love with this mat and thought I'd never look anywhere else for a mousepad again.

Fast forward, two or three weeks and I begin to notice a very noticeable change in the texture. In just that little of time, my mouse had scratched through the top layer of coating and reduced the pad to a sandpaper-like feeling. Now, I was expecting the mousepad to wear down like this, since my Destructor did the same thing, however that took one survived for almost two years, while this only barely lasted two weeks. I'm very disappointed because I was so ecstatic at first, but while the quality of this product in extremely high, the longevity is questionable indeed.

As a sidenote, the mouse I was using is a Razer Deathadder, so perhaps it is better designed for Mionix mice. Regardless, I am very upset with the sudden degradation of the product.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2013
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I bought this mousepad, because I wanted a low profile plastic or aluminum mouse pad. I didn't want a mouse pad too big or too small, and this one is in that mid range size that works well. I was a bit concerned about this product not working with certain mice, but my G500 tracks smooth as butter. The surface of this mouse pad is peppered with what appears to by micro sized metalics, and the resistance is just enough to keep your mouse from sliding out of control, but not enough to restrict any movements. It's hard to explain this all, but this mouse pad just works 99% perfect. Good tracking, good resistance, good size. The only thing, I must say that's wrong, is the mouse pad is 1-2 inches horizontally too long for my desk. My CMStorm keyboard(with no numkeys) still overlaps the mouse pad.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 15, 2011
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I have heard nothing but great things about Mionix, and wanted to see what all the hype was about, so I purchased the Mionix Propus 380 mouse pad. Having a good mouse is definitely important to PC gamers, but having a good surface is also important. The Propus 380 mouse pad has a hard, yet flexible tracking area, with a smooth silver-metallic plastic coated surface to ensure optimal tracking. The bottom of the pad has a rubber base which allows maximum grip on table. The 15in x 10.25in or (380mm x 260mm)extra wide tracking area makes it the ideal surface size.

Needless to say this mouse pad is exactly what I was looking for, and cheaper then what I expected to pay. Brilliant design and cheap, that's why I gave it 5 stars.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 23, 2014
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This gaming mouse pad looked good and felt good. The size was about right, and the backing really kept it from sliding on the table. The surface was good but not amazing; it was only slightly smoother than my table when used with my mouse.

Most disappointingly, my mouse (Mad Catz R.A.T. M) could not track on this surface; this might have been a sensor issue related to the mouse; tracking was inconsistent and inaccurate at times. Other mice may fare better, but definitely not for this generation of Mad Catz / Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. mice.

Pretty good buy for the money, just too bad that you can't always try out a pad before you buy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2014
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Love it, works as advertised! The only setback this mouse-pad has, is they might have done better to ad more padding on the bottom so as to make it more comfortable while resting your hand on it. Great purchase!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2014
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Best gaming mouse I have ever used.
Would recommend to anyone. After 3+ months of use this product is as good as the day I got it.
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