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Insignia™ - Gaming Mouse Pad - Gray-Front_Standard

Insignia™ - Gaming Mouse Pad - Gray

Model: NS-PCY5MP9SKU: 3640004

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 705 reviews

94%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The middle ground between foam & gaming mouse pad.

    Posted
    DrHedrick
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    This item was a compromise for me as I recently acquired the high-end gaming mouse from Alienware and wanted something better than a cheap foam mouse pad or worse, the desktop to use with it, but wasn't willing to shell out $50 or more for a mouse pad that lights up (gaming mouse pad). Surprisingly, this item worked well. It has two options for usable surfaces and the non-slip feet are well designed and placed. PROS - Economical alternative to the more expensive gaming mouse pads - Larger surface area than traditional mouse pads allow for a broader range of movement - Two-sided allow for more or less resistance based on your preference for your mouse - The non-slip feet, while not fully non-slip, work well, and while they seem to be in the way, are actually well placed and effective. - Extremely low-profile - Nice look with the metal and black contrast, fits well with a regular computer for work or a gaming system's overall look. - Has a unique design with cutouts for various placement and personal preference for use. CONS - It still seems a little expensive for what it is. If the price were to drop another $5, the price point would fit just about right for the item. - It can still move around if you are an aggressive gamer which could be problematic in key moments of a game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Apple Magic Mouse 2

    Posted
    EngineeringType
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    Previously, the glide strips bottom of my Apple Magic Mouse 2 would quickly become coated with a film from my desk's work surface, causing resistance to movement across that surface. As a result, I was cleaning those glides daily. @@@@@@@@ Cleaning the desk surface itself made no difference. @@@@@@@ A fabric mouse pad I first tried also offered resistance to movement. This Insignia product has a textured yet hard surface that the Apple mouse glides across surprisingly well, with no contamination buildup on those glides. I used the "speed surface" side, which has only a slight texture, for the first few weeks . . . it worked OK. I then flipped it over with the "control surface" side (which has a coarser texture) facing up, and WOW, its almost like the Apple mouse is gliding across a sheet of ice, and with great cursor tracking. I do not game on my computer, but for my purposes, this Insignia Gaming Mouse Pad is a great match to the Apple Magic Mouse 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall, good, but some setbacks

    Posted
    MuntuckyDucky
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    The speed surface of this mouse mat is quite good; control surface on the opposite side - not so much. My mouse doesn't even recognize the control surface as an actual surface at all...the cursor just kinda jumps around randomly when I try to use it. Fortunately, I do not need the control surface,, and the speed surface works fine for my tastes. It is a shame that both sides aren't equally good, however, because the price is quite high for what it actually is. Another little niggle is the rubber pads on both sides - these do not work well if you use it as a mobile setup, because the pads quite often rub against your other gear, like a laptop, or a cooler, and risk of pads being removed are quite high. Still, for my use, it has been a good investment over standard flexible mouse pads that are on offer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good pad

    Posted
    Tigerhawk30
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    I was looking for a mouse pad that wasn't cloth...our cats like to lay on the black cloth mouse pads and leave their hair and dander all over them, which (being black cloth) likes to embed and stick. This pad eliminates that, plus allows a smoother mouse movement. It had two sides: A rougher "Control Surface" and a smoother "Speed Surface". My gaming mouse moves across either side easily enough and doesn't impede movement. Rubber pads on the corners on both sides of the pad ensure that it won't move around easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mouse pad

    Posted
    Albeit01
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    This has been the greatest mouse pad I've ever owned. That may sound silly, but the fact is that many mouse pads simply don't track well with some optical mice (or vice versa, I suppose). This has two surfaces: a textured side, which allows for more controlled movement, and a smooth side that works well for speed. I personally only use the textured side, and love it. The most important thing, though, is that this is a durable hard pad that offers versatility in where I can use my mouse. No more pants-leg tracking for me while traveling! There are also rubber "feet" on the corners of the pad that prevent it from sliding around on smooth surfaces (though mine have started to shift somewhat, they are still attached). Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Arkyologyst
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    I love this product. It is more than just a mouse pad. It has a lot of real estate which helps with the 27" screen on my iMac. Smaller mouse pads only left me with the option to speed up the mouse. This pad allows me greater control without having to tweak my mouse settings to the point it alters my comfort zone with everyday use. The price was very reasonable, and you have two different options on speed of the mouse travel based on which side of the pad you are using as well. It has a surface that does not feel like the mouse is being dragged through the mud. Very fast, responsive, stylish, and functional for gaming or everyday use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid surfac for both casual and professional use.

    Posted
    Buddha
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    I find the pad to be very comfortable and can easily switch between professional and casual use. It's double sided so depending on how much resistance you like you can switch between the two. The thicker grain on one side is great for doing detail work in photoshop and what not. The smooth side is great for gaming and fast movement. The only downside I have is that each side has a set of numbs which are to make sure it's always separate from the table. The problem is because it's double sided you now have these small nubs on the surface which can interfere with movement. All in all, I'm pleased with the purchase. It will last me way longer than the traditional rubber pad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best mouse pad I've ever owned

    Posted
    thedixieflatline
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    Let me start by saying I'm not a gamer. My computer use is strictly music-based. I write & record with a Mac using Logic via a Focusrite Scarlett & various mics/outboard gear. I use a Magic Mouse (best ever) & needed a pad with some stiffness as I don't always work directly at my desk. I love the rougher side as it gives me some resistance to my movements. Insignia also did a good job with the quality, the thing just looks well made (& pretty sharp next to my silver/white keyboard & mouse!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gaming mouse pad for instant gratification

    Posted
    TheRyGuy
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    I bought this mouse pad, since it's available at my local Best Buy stores. I'm not sure if being in Alaska accounts for having less of a selection or the demographic just isn't here, but it's the only hard mouse pad I found at Best Buy. That being said, it's great for what it's, albeit, a bit on the spendier side. It's a slab of what I assume is aluminum, covered in textured plastic on each side. One is smooth, the other is a bit rough. I paid for convenience, as I didn't want to wait for a gaming mouse pad to come through the mail. It works really well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Right price

    Posted
    Nedyahwerd
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    I personally am a big fan of Razer products. When I switched desks to a smaller desk my Goliath was too big for the new desk. I looked at the Razer Line of hard mouse pads and couldn't justify spending that much without knowing if I would like this style. I found the insignia version and figured it's the right price if I don't like it wouldn't be a bad loss. In the end I'm liking this pad. Works great for the different genre games I'm playing and it does not move around on me like some soft ones would. My only complaint is a wrist support makes using it more comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice mouse pad

    Posted
    Eric
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    Wanted a hard mouse pad that I could use on the couch. Product feels durable and does what I intended. My only complaint is that there are rubber legs on both sides of the mouse pad so that it stands up slightly on a table surface. I think it would have been fine without them, or maybe make them smaller (so it doesn't stand so high from the table surface). But like I said, I bought it for the couch, so not as big of a deal for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    This Mouse Pad is not very good

    Posted
    HannibalTX
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    This is a metal mouse pad with two different textured surfaces - one on each side. The smooth surface is much too fast for just about every use. The "rough" side is not rough enough. Being metal the friction noise is very loud for a mouse. I am going to purchase a large standard textured cloth over rubber base pad and then glue the thing over the metal pad to make it strong and stable. By itself this mouse pad is next to worthless.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mousepad!

    Posted
    James
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    I have purchased 2 of these now and it's only because tha6 are great pads. They have 2 different sides that function differently if you have a gaming mouse that supports calibration to a surface. They take up very little room on a desk. They also last for a while before they start to show signs of wear and tear. My first one is still working great but has a few minor wear markings on it after about 3 years. Overall I would highly recommend this mousepad as a budget gaming/hard surface pad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gaming or speed mouse pad

    Posted
    DavidsLenovo
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    I always took a peek at this pad in my best but visits. Got some imparial advice from the computer team in my best buy and went for it its a two sided mouse pad that is most suited for gamers and I am not a gamer but let me tell you, its sleek, highly accurate and comfortable but I have to tell you, if you want speed and accurate placement of your cursor, its the sharpest all around pad I have ever owned and compliments all gaming and laptop users. Go for it at your best buy or best buy in line. Thanks Best Buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product Great Value

    Posted
    ByronP
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    I have gone through many pads over the years and only a few ever passed my standards. I recently tried a pad that was $70 it felt and worked very well however under heavy daily use the actual pad surface peeled up. This pad despite being beaten up, washed, etc.. has lasted for years without any problems. I can't compare it to using a soft flexible pad because I have not touched one of those in 15 years. Hard pads are the only way to go for anyone who spends more then an hour a week using one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great mouse pad

    Posted
    JW26
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    This mouse pad is simple and great. It is made of light weight stainless and has two sides, one that is ultra smooth and another with a bit of texture to it for a more controlled mouse glide. I will buy another if this one ever manages to break down somehow which I doubt it will. There are 4 rubber stoppers on each side which prevent the pad from even budging and they dont get in the way and aren't so thick that they make the pad bow when your hand is in the middle. Love this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent! , not just for gaming.

    Posted
    Buzzbike
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    Excellent mouse pad! You'll love the effortless way the mouse glides over the surface. It will spoil you to the point you won't want to use any other. The control side is slightly rougher than the speed side which allows more control over the mouse pointer. I found the speed side is preferable for all normal uses. The pad is made of lightweight aluminum and is thin enough to put in a briefcase for traveling. It is also coffee and liquid proof! I highly recommend this mouse pad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised

    Posted
    Doggtvcom
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    I was looking for a new mouse pad and ran across this one at my Best Buy store. I liked the idea of the larger size so I bought one. Turns out that this is an awesome mouse pad. The extra space is great for video editing and the rubber non slip pads are perfect. Definitely recommend this for anyone needing more mouse real estate and hate a pad that slides around. This is perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unique 2-way Pad

    Posted
    JoBro
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    Has a "Speed" side and a "Control" side. The solid nature of the pad is refreshing. As a gamer, I need a reliable pad that's going to take the wear and tear of long gaming sessions. This is definitely more durable than regular pads meaning that I'll have this for a long time. My only fault to this pad is that I wish the Control side of the the pad had more... Well... Control. I barely feel a difference from the Speed side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Thin, Durable, and Efficient

    Posted
    LyonHart
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    A side for speed, and a side for control - the Insignia Gaming Mouse Pad provides a great surface for a decent price for your mouse of choice, with location not being an issue. Whether you're sitting on your couch, laying on your bed, the seat of a car, the beach, or simply at your main desk, there's no place you can't lay down this mousepad that'll make it not work. Your mouse will always be responsive and you'll always be in control.

    I would recommend this to a friend