The Teflon pads on the underside of even the best gaming mice can get worn down after placing a whole bunch of hours into your favourite recreation. Altering from a cloth mousepad to a tougher floor may quickly assist, however can scratch the Teflon even additional. You are higher off changing the Teflon, or perhaps upgrading to a distinct mouse in case you had been planning to anyway.
For those who’d somewhat exchange the Teflon, you may wish to look right into a extra sturdy, longer lasting possibility: ceramic glide toes. Lexip, the corporate behind the “dual joystick” mouse, has particular ceramic glide toes embedded into its mouse, and likewise has a stand-alone, stick-on model, the Mo42. Not solely do the ceramic toes give almost any mouse an prompt improve, however they make the gliding movement throughout any floor smoother, which helps relating to gaming.
For $19.99 and 6 gliders to a pack, every ceramic foot is just below 0.05 inches thick and 0.31 inches lengthy, so you do not have to fret concerning the laser or optical sensor being lifted out of vary; the Mo42 toes fall nicely below the everyday 1.3mm peak tolerance. Relying in your mouse, you won’t want to make use of all of the ceramic toes both. It’s value noting that the Mo42 isn’t suitable with the Madcatz RATZ 9 mouse, sadly.
The ceramic glide toes are simple to put in, too. After cleansing the underside of your mouse with the supplied wipes, peal off one facet of a sticker, place on the again of the mouse, peal off the opposite facet, after which adhere one of many glide toes. It also needs to go with out saying to seek out the precise place for the toes earlier than sticking them on; correctly distributing them will make sure you mouse stays steady. And, after all, by no means block the sensor.
You may additionally wish to take away the previous Teflon earlier than sticking on the ceramic toes to keep away from any potential bizarre friction, however it’s not vital. I also needs to level out that the Mo42 will not match into the unique foot profile of your mouse like Hyperglides do for sure mice, however that does not matter both.
One minor criticism is that pealing off that second facet to the stickers is not simple. I had to make use of a needle and tweezers to get the protecting movie off and ensure I did not by accident peal off the sticker from the mouse. If there may be any barrier to utilizing the Mo42 ceramic toes, it is these stickers as a result of they’re extremely irritating to take care of if you do not have the precise instruments helpful.
However can the Mo42 ceramic toes enhance any mouse and your gaming expertise on the identical time? The Lexip Pu94 mouse is not good for FPSes, however the ceramic toes may probably enhance precision on a mouse well-suited for that form of recreation.
Utilizing a model new, $20 finances MSI Clutch GM10 gaming mouse, I performed just a few rounds of Overwatch as Soilder 76 on a cloth mousepad earlier than swapping the Teflon for ceramic. Video games can fluctuate wildly at totally different ability ranges, particularly on fast play, so utilizing shot accuracy as a barometer is an inexact science, however in comparison with my total common accuracy of 37 p.c with my Logitech G403, I scored 28 p.c accuracy with the MSI Clutch—and model new Teflon pads.
With the ceramic toes, my common accuracy elevated to 35 p.c, surprisingly. This could possibly be do to quite a lot of causes: simpler match, higher focus, and many others., however I did not change the DPI on the mouse. Reviewing the Pu94 beforehand, I already knew the motion can be a lot smoother, however that mouse is heavier than the Logitech G403 and the MSI Clutch GM10, so I did not know to what extent. Having the Mo42 ceramic toes on the underside of my finances mouse not solely make it glide simpler, however I additionally really feel like I’ve a bit extra management over my actions when enjoying a recreation. Motion is even smoother on a tough mousepad, because the mouse can now actually glide over the floor.
For those who’re searching for a strong improve from Teflon pads, Lexip’s Mo42 ceramic glide toes fill a particular, area of interest a part of the gaming mice market that I did not even know wanted to be stuffed. They undoubtedly are an prompt improve to even probably the most finances of finances mice, and I want these had been customary on each gaming mouse.