Trust me when we say our Battlestation is geared with the finest equipment. Yes I am running 4 monitors, SLI video cards, gaming professional keyboard equipped with LCD, professional gaming mouse with weight control. Yes my battle station is magnificent, alas something is amiss. I go for the kill in one of my popular games but what happened? My mouse fly’s away from me, was it my spasm? Did the game crash? No it was my old mouse pad slipping out from under me. I didn’t even know that was a possibility. I decided to look up the top mouse pads and I narrowed it down to these two.
Razer Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat
This mouse pad is great because you can easily swap between a smooth surface, to a slightly rougher surface if you need more precision to speed. It also comes with a wrist guard which helps me on long gaming marathon sessions. My only gripe is that the way the mouse pad looks is not that great. I feel like I want to live in the Matrix or something.
SteelSeries 9HD Large Professional Gaming
Now this mousepad was large and although aesthetically it looks better then the Razer counterpart. The only issue is that the mouse pad is a bit thick, our wrist found it troublesome to lay on the pad and the table. The surface material is nice for precision movement, but sometimes it was a bit restricting on movement. Also the way the texture felt, was a bit strange, reminded me of putting your nail on a nail file (okay maybe not that extreme).
SteelSeries QcK Gaming Surface (close second)
The picture below I am showing my mouse and phone holder for scale.
The HUGE space this encompasses is great, you can make very large strokes and movement and not worry about leaving the mousepad. This is a great second but is essentially a large mosuepad. It doesnt have the smoothest for quicker speed, but this is great for a work environment setting not so much for gaming.
In the end the Razer Vespula won mainly because of usability. I want the precision for my graphics, film work, audio work, 3d graphics, etc etc. And I want the smooth movement for gaming, while also protecting my wrist. The Razer provides all that and its our choice for top mousepad.