30+ best mouse pads for gaming

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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What are the best gaming mouse pads

Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Pad

If you prefer larger mouse pads, you might be interested in this model. This pad measures 36″x11″x0.12″ and you can easily place both your keyboard and mouse on it.

There’s a smooth cloth surface that is optimized for fast mouse movement. In addition, the surface will also provide you great speed and control

The pad has a rubber non-slip base so it will remain in place during gaming sessions. Of course, there’s anti-fraying stitched frame that will increase the durability of your pad. We also have to mention that this pad is machine washable so you can easily wash it.

As for availability, the Extended version is also available in white color. There are also few other sizes available so you can get a smaller or a larger mouse pad depending on your needs.

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Dechanic XXL Mouse Pad

Another larger mouse pad for gamers that we want to show you is Dechanic XXL Mouse Pad. Thanks to the highly textured weave, the pad is optimized for extra control so it’s perfect for gamers.

The pad is optimized for all mouse sensitivities and mouse sensors and it comes with an anti-slip rubber base that holds your pad in place during gaming sessions.

The XXL version measures 36”x18” so it will be perfect for all your gaming needs. If needed, there are other sizes available as well. It’s also worth mentioning that this pad has an anti-fraying stitched frame that will enhance its durability.

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Roccat ALUMIC Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad

If you’re looking for a dual-side mouse pad, you might be interested in this model. Unlike other mouse pads on our list, this one is made from high-quality aluminum so it offers great stability and durability. The mouse pad comes with large corner pads so it will remain in place even during intense gaming sessions.

Since this is a double-sided mouse pad, you can easily use any side. It’s worth mentioning that both sides have different structures, and while one side is optimized for control, the other one is smoother and offers more speed.

We have to mention that this mouse pad is only 3mm thin, and it comes with wrist rest that will provide extra comfort during long gaming sessions. Roccat ALUMIC Double-Sided Gaming Mousepad is 331×272 mm in size, so it’s compact and it will fit anywhere on your desk.

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SteelSeries QCK Prism

Another model from SteelSeries that we want to show you is QCK Prism. This is a dual-side mouse pad, but it also offers LED lighting. To switch to a different surface, you just need to remove the mouse pad from its slot and flip it.

Both surfaces are different, and you can choose between a premium hard polymer surface that offers great speed or micro-textured cloth surface for better control.

The pad also supports full RGB illumination and it comes with 12 different lighting zones. Colors are fully configurable and you can choose between millions of colors and achieve various lighting effects.

The pad also supports GameSense Lighting and you can configure lights to behave differently depending on certain game events. There’s also support for PrismSync so you can easily sync the lights on your mouse pad with other Prism peripherals.

SteelSeries QCK Prism is a great mouse pad, and it’s perfect if you want a dual-sided mouse pad that has LED lighting. The pad measures 14.04×11.51×0.34 in, so it should provide enough space for all your needs.

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Redragon Archelon P001

If you’re looking for an affordable gaming mouse pad, you might want to consider this model. The pad is made from silk-processed cloth so it offers smooth mouse movement.

As for the bottom, it’s made from processed foam rubber and it will keep your pad in place. The pad is made from super-fine and high-density materials and thanks to the water resistance you can easily clean it.

The pad also offers decent durability and with the reinforced stitched edges you won’t have any issues with fraying. Redragon Archelon P001 is 12.99×10.24×0.2 inches in size, so it offers enough space for most gamers. If you need a larger pad, there are also XL and XXL sizes available.

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Hyetek Nebula

Another gaming pad that we want to show you is Hyetek Nebula. The pad is made from high-quality eco-friendly materials so it’s perfect for gamers. The pad also has stitched edges that prevent fraying and enhance the durability.

As for the top surface, it’s made from ultra-smooth, low-friction fabric that provides you with exceptional tracking performance and precision.

The pad also comes with non-slip rubber base that keeps your mouse pad in place even during intense gaming sessions. It’s worth mentioning that this pad is rather comfortable so it will reduce the chance of fatigue during prolonged use.

Hyetek Nebula measures 13.97 x 10.00 x 0.118 in, but there are also Large and Extended models available if you need more space. As for the price, you can get the Medium model on Amazon.

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Jelly Comb

If you’re looking for a sleek mouse pad, you might want to consider Jelly Comb. The pad comes with strong aluminum construction so it offers great durability. In addition to durability, you can expect great mouse performance thanks to the smooth aluminum finish.

The surface is micro sandblasted so it offers solid precision. Of course, the pad comes with a rubber base that will keep it in place while using it.

Jelly Comb is a sleek and lightweight mouse pad, so it will be perfect for any user. The pad is available in black, silver and rose gold color, and there’s also a larger model available if you need more space.

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Editor's Note: This article was originally published in June 2017 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.