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2.0 out of 5 stars Did Mionix even test this pad??, November 26, 2011
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My opinion of this pad is a bit mixed. I was using a SteelSeries 5L with my Mionix NAOS 5000 mouse but the 5L is about 5 years old and it was time to move on. I wanted a plastic surface so there was less friction than the 5L and I had read many positive reviews for this pad, but hardly any of the reviewers were actually using the NAOS 5000 mouse. I saw one review on a website (that has the word Egg in it) where the user complained that the NAOS 5000 tracks terribly on the pad and caused the cursor to skip, etc. I didn't think that could be possible since this pad is practically designed for use with the NAOS 5000 and even brags about how it gets a "9" on SQAT (Surface Quality Analyzer Tool) in the NAOS 5000 software. Well, sure enough it does score a "9" on SQAT as compared to a "5" for my SS 5L pad but the tracking in TERRIBLE. The cursor jumps, stutters, drifts, you name it. I was shocked and pretty pi$$ed off. I tried everything to get the NAOS 5000 to track on this pad: Increased the Lift Off Height to stupidly high values, lowered DPI, blew compressed air on the sensor, but nothing helped. I dug out my trusty Logitech MX518 and it tracks like a champ on this pad. I even tried to go back to using it but after being able to adjust a perfect Lift Off Height on the NAOS 5000 it was very difficult to get used to the MX518's pretty high LOH. It's a great feeling pad if you can get your mouse to track on it but you might want to research first if it'll work with your mouse and it's ridiculous that it doesn't work properly with the mouse that it's designed for.
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Initial post: Mar 5, 2012 8:52:56 PM PST
Kevin B says:
This reviewer is incorrect. This mousepad works perfectly with the Naos 5000. He clearly has some sort of issue in his mouse settings or his mouse is defective.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012 9:43:01 PM PST
Don M says:
I'm not incorrect. As I mentioned you can head over to NewEgg and there is at least one other reviewer who have had the same issues with this mouse pad with the NAOS 5000. I also came across another review on another site that had the same issue, and almost caused me to not buy the pad. So I'm curious, what setting would I have to change on the NAOS 5000 to make it not work with a mouse pad? Not that it matters because I reset the mouse back to factory defaults when I had issues with it, but of course that was not going to help. I have tons of old mouse pads laying around and the NAOS 5000 will track on anything except this pad. I've even tested the NAOS 5000 on a dark wooden desk, formica, Corian counter top, and a black plastic lapdesk (for a laptop) and I can't get it to fail on anything except this mouse pad. If it works for you great, but take your patronizing somewhere else.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 5, 2012 9:44:54 PM PST
Kevin B says:
I was not patronizing.

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 5:58:16 PM PDT
D. Grossman says:
I'm having similar tracking problems with a Logitech M705 mouse. I'm returning this mousepad. Never thought I'd have to worry about compatibility with a mousepad before..

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 13, 2013 12:15:04 PM PDT
N. Stevens says:
Me too, using a RAT7. I was wondering if there is a break-in period or something; I love this pad, it looks great, but it just behaves erratically! I've tried it with a friend's optical mouse as well, don't know the brand, but it's not a Mionix, and he had major issues as well. Upon system startup, the mouse won't even register movement at all until I take the mouse off the pad, and then it behaves erratically as Don & D. Grossman have reported. Definitely not a unique issue apparently...
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