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coth.is
12-21-2016, 02:34 AM
What friction does ASUS ROG Sheath has? Speed or control?

coth.is
12-22-2016, 05:47 AM
And is it washable? In one review I heard it's not washable. I mean laundry washing, not a cleaning cloth.

coth.is
12-26-2016, 12:16 PM
Anyone? Support cannot help. They say they don't know:rolleyes: For a most expensive ever pad there should be some support...

JustinThyme
12-26-2016, 04:04 PM
If you want support I suggest you go to the support page and log a ticket, good luck with that! They were probably all having a party and rolling in the floor and telling story to pass down to all generations of the time they got a support call for a mouse pad........

This is not ASUS support, its a user forum.
What you paid for is the design, art work and ROG logo. Its an over sized mouse pad, not an electronic device. If you fell for marketing propaganda like its going to improve your game I have a special going on the Brooklyn bridge this week only. If you pay my $10,000,000 asking price Ill also throw in property, an acre on both sides of the east river with a view to the bridge.

Want to find out if its machine washable? Does it say anywhere on the propaganda that it is? If so try it and post up what you got for other people to reference. If not, then don't wash it.

You question of what friction, speed or control is contradictory.

What do we use mouse pads for. Me the primary purpose is to not wear a hole in the surface I'm using the mouse on. How a mouse moves is not only a result of what surface its on (sand papaper tends to add a lot of drag) but also the skates on the mouse, not the pad.

As for control that more a function of the mouse as well. Some are about as accurate as a blind sniper at 100 yards. Some are very accurate but more of a function of the laser in the mouse. Some are so good they can track on a sheet of clear glass where older generations required a high contrast pattern to achieve the same results.

coth.is
12-26-2016, 07:01 PM
There is nothing contradictory. Cloth mouse pad surfaces divides into two main different types called speed and control. Even Asus Strix Glide pad has it defined into its naming. But with Sheath it went completely forgotten.
https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/STRIX_GLIDE_SPEED/
https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/STRIX_GLIDE_CONTROL/
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mouse-mats/razer-goliathus-speed
http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mouse-mats/razer-goliathus-control
http://cougargaming.com/us/products/accessories/speed2/
http://cougargaming.com/us/products/accessories/control2/
http://zowie.benq.com/en/product/mouse-pad/tf-x/gtf-x.html (speed)
http://zowie.benq.com/en/product/mouse-pad/sr/g-sr.html (control)
https://steelseries.com/gaming-mousepads/qck (speed)
https://steelseries.com/gaming-mousepads/dex (control)
etc

So it's a pretty easy question.

Support says they don't know.

Shark00n
12-27-2016, 02:42 AM
From Steelseries:

CUTTING-EDGE TEXTURE

If you take a close look at the DeX, you'll notice that this isnt your regular, everyday mousepad. What you’ll notice is that most of the material actually sits below the surface edge, a special textured pattern of raised hexagonal ridges reduces the contact points between the mouse and the pad. Less contact means less friction. These incredibly small ridges minimize friction while maintaining the precise tracking of a high-end surface.

I LOL'ed

It's all marketing dude. You either like the texture or you don't.
The QCK Heavy is softer and the surface has a little more give. The sheat has a shinier finish, a tighter weave and feels a little bit more 'plasticky'. I find the mouse glides easier on the Sheath.

Try it out. The packaging has a hole and you can feel it for yourself

JustinThyme
12-27-2016, 03:00 AM
From Steelseries:


I LOL'ed

It's all marketing dude

Precisely! Like I said, the primary purpose is to not rub a hole in your desktop. Either you like the feel or you dont. Whats good for me may not be good for you.

coth.is
12-27-2016, 03:48 AM
I LOL'ed

It's all marketing dude
It's not. I had both speed (qck of very first generation, which broke quite a while ago and started leaking) and control (goliathus control of second generation). They are completely different. Even Asus has it well explained on Strix Glide pages. Speed has smooth finish and glides with little friction. Suits well for fingertip grip and low sensitivity. Control is heavy waved, has friction, suits well for palm grip and high sensitivity players.

As my Deathadder 2013 got dead, i went back to fingertip mouse and got Logitech G Pro. I like it and it feels excellent for a fingertip grip. One problem - it feels disastrous on control - collect every cell and vibrating in a hand while moving mouse over it. It feel great on qck, but it's broke after another wash and has rubber leaking. I need another speed and i want XL. But modern qck and HyperX pro XL are not edged, so will wear faster and my qck and especially Goliathus, Cougar Speed 2 XL is too narrow with its 80 cm. Modern Goliathus has ugly picture over it. So there is only Sheath left and one Chinese among available here. Hence why i'm asking.

Shark00n
12-27-2016, 04:06 AM
It's not. I had both speed (qck of very first generation, which broke quite a while ago and started leaking) and control (goliathus control of second generation). They are completely different. Even Asus has it well explained on Strix Glide pages. Speed has smooth finish and glides with little friction. Suits well for fingertip grip and low sensitivity. Control is heavy waved, has friction, suits well for palm grip and high sensitivity players.

As my Deathadder 2013 got dead, i went back to fingertip mouse and got Logitech G Pro. I like it and it feels excellent for a fingertip grip. One problem - it feels disastrous on control - collect every cell and vibrating in a hand while moving mouse over it. It feel great on qck, but it's broke after another wash and has rubber leaking. I need another speed and i want XL. But modern qck and HyperX pro XL are not edged, so will wear faster and my qck and especially Goliathus, Cougar Speed 2 XL is too narrow with its 80 cm. Modern Goliathus has ugly picture over it. So there is only Sheath left and one Chinese among available here. Hence why i'm asking.

Dude. Again grabbing that Steelseries quote:

CUTTING-EDGE TEXTURE

If you take a close look at the DeX, you'll notice that this isnt your regular, everyday mousepad. What you’ll notice is that most of the material actually sits below the surface edge, a special textured pattern of raised hexagonal ridges reduces the contact points between the mouse and the pad. Less contact means less friction. These incredibly small ridges minimize friction while maintaining the precise tracking of a high-end surface.

That's not how it works. Physics. Less area of contact but the same weight means the same drag.
Speed, Control it's all just marketing. Trust me it's down to personal preference, do you know which you prefer? 'Cause if you think one's gonna make you better at a game, it's not.
The friction is down to the material. On some mousepads it's a more spaced weave using soft fabric, on others it's a tighter weave made out of some poliester hybrid. The Sheat is the latter, says so on the product page.

coth.is
12-27-2016, 09:39 AM
Dude. Again grabbing that Steelseries quote:


That's not how it works. Physics. Less area of contact but the same weight means the same drag.
Speed, Control it's all just marketing. Trust me it's down to personal preference, do you know which you prefer? 'Cause if you think one's gonna make you better at a game, it's not.
The friction is down to the material. On some mousepads it's a more spaced weave using soft fabric, on others it's a tighter weave made out of some poliester hybrid. The Sheat is the latter, says so on the product page.
Already said the difference in a feel and the problem. Was only wrong about DeX. It's not a cloth pad.

I got reply from one reviewer on youtube. Says it's closer to speedy pads.