SteelSeries Mouse Feet!

I just replaced my mouse feet for my Sensei!
It makes me happy when the glide is smooth.
I realised that even though the mouse feet are quite large, a relatively small surface area actually comes in contact with the mousepad.
Here’s a pic to show you where my feet got worn out :

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs you can see, especially in the top most piece, at most only 1/4 to 1/3 of the mouse foot comes into contact with the mouse pad.
And do remember that this was after a few months of usage, when the foot is worn flat! So on a new mouse, the surface area in contact with the mousepad would be much much less.

Here’s the packaging, the Sensei uses the same feet as the Xai, in case you’re wondering.

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And this is my mouse with happy feet. =D
(you’re only supposed to look at the top most foot, to see how flat and new it is!)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe little dark patch on the top foot, right in the middle is where it’s starting to wear off. I slid it around the mouse pad about 5 times to check that it was stuck on tight, and I’m guessing that’s where the current pressure point is.

Don’t expect it to feel immediately awesome, you’ll need to season the feet over maybe 2 hours of usage, and you might have to change your sensitivity.

I’m using the 9HD, which is a hard pad, so the difference is greater with new feet than if I were using a cloth pad.

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2 Comments

  1. that’s interesting, can’t say I’ve ever looked at replacing the pads of my mouse, but it certainly makes sense, I customize every other part of my PC so I guess I should start on my mouse too.

  2. These are called “SKATES” or “GLIDES” not feet 🙂
    Just wanted to throw that in there, so we can be all professional like 🙂

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