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KILLER_K
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I am trying to get some opinions and answers on why Corsair used this scratchy nylon thread not only on the stitching. But to go all the way around the edges as well? I'm not sure about others but this stuff scratches my arms all up. Let along everything gets caught on it as well. It honestly seems like they could have just stitched the inside and not even bothered with the outside wrapping on the mouse pad.

I'm wondering if anyone else has this issue or am I just alone. Hopefully a corsair rep can chime in on why they choose this bad feeling thread and why the wrapped it all the way around as well. Tell me your thoughts and opinions on those who have the mouse pad and have been using it a while now.

 

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Let's hope not, I just ordered one and don't want to return yet another Corsair item.

One reason I am replacing my SteelSeries QcK, despite my M65 Ultra moving across it super well, is the edges have started fraying.
If the MM700 has scratchy edges that would catch on my beloved factory-paracorded M65 cable, I wouldn't even know how to fix it since messing with that part might mess up the RGB strip.

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When you receive it let me know how you like it. In my opinion it makes it feel cheap the way that they have chosen to do it this way.  But that sis me being subjective. After all $60 for a mouse pad it should be top quality. I would have loved to have seen a wireless charger on the right side built in on the edges. As no one will never use that space and it is perfect for the mouse to recharge and you cell phone as well.

3 hours ago, Linition said:

Let's hope not, I just ordered one and don't want to return yet another Corsair item.

One reason I am replacing my SteelSeries QcK, despite my M65 Ultra moving across it super well, is the edges have started fraying.
If the MM700 has scratchy edges that would catch on my beloved factory-paracorded M65 cable, I wouldn't even know how to fix it since messing with that part might mess up the RGB strip.

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14 minutes ago, KILLER_K said:

When you receive it let me know how you like it. In my opinion it makes it feel cheap the way that they have chosen to do it this way.  But that sis me being subjective. After all $60 for a mouse pad it should be top quality. I would have loved to have seen a wireless charger on the right side built in on the edges. As no one will never use that space and it is perfect for the mouse to recharge and you cell phone as well.

It's a lot for a mousepad, but not a lot for an extended one with iCue-compatible RGBs and 2 USB passthroughs.
But if the build quality is too bad, what's the use.

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I can be subjective but that is just me as I mentioned. Hopefully, you get yours soon and can test it out. Because it surely seems like a Corsair rep is skipping this thread. Might be a good thing to not reply though.

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Alright so I received mine today and I see what you mean.

The RGB tube is attached to the mat with nylon threads, with quite neat stitching I must add.
The thing is, I don't move my arm much, I prefer to only move my wrist and the mouse within my palm, that's why the M65 Ultra suits me so well.
If you move your whole arm, and a lot and fast, I can see how it will get painful, at least without sleeves, and possibly also damage the stitching over time.

I am not sure Corsair even has any mice that are meant for twitch shooters, but even their premium shooter options are now 90g+.
How it is going to work out for me over the coming days and weeks, I don't know yet, but I might consider doing what I suggest to you:
Find something transparent you can use to cover the part of the stitching you move your arm across, just be wary of stuff with glue that might leave ugly smudges, or something non-transparent to protect both your arm and the stitching, since with your arm on top of that area you wouldn't see the RGB anyway.

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Yes, my concern was way they wrapped the end of the RGB with it? As I am sure that there is a track that hold the RGB to the mat and they sewed that part with the beginning of the stitching. I just don't thing the wrapping was necessary but that is my opinion. As they way it is now it is grabby and catches on your watch, etc. And what happens when it breaks?

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28 minutes ago, KILLER_K said:

Yes, my concern was way they wrapped the end of the RGB with it? As I am sure that there is a track that hold the RGB to the mat and they sewed that part with the beginning of the stitching. I just don't thing the wrapping was necessary but that is my opinion. As they way it is now it is grabby and catches on your watch, etc. And what happens when it breaks?

The mat is stretchy. I am not sure what other ways the tube is attached to it, but I think without the nylon threads it might come off.
I don't know much about this stuff, but of course if you are convinced it is held in place without the threads and don't mind potentially breaking it and the warranty, why not cut them off?

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Hey KILLER_K, sorry it took me a while to respond. I've been reading and following this thread, I just needed some time to respond and recreate the situation myself as well as check to see if other users reported similar issues. We look at those collected issues data on the daily/weekly.

I myself don't have this issue but I can see that it really does depend on the user. I have shorter arms too but not sure if that makes a difference. I will bring up this issue to that department and see what information I can gleam. Sorry you're experiencing this issue.

I also use my mousepad in a way where I don't have everything "in the middle", but like - towards the bottom so that most of my arms and wrists are still on the table and not on the mousepad. It might seem weird that way but that's because I like having more mouse space above my mouse than around I think. Also, can you attach some pictures so I can see where it might be fraying? Thanks.

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Oh yeah about the mouse wire issue...

Over the years I have experienced fraying on everything, whether it was even the softest stitching or no stitching at all, which is why pretty early on I developed the habit to leave the kinks in mouse wires and set the wire up in a way that it has several arks that keep it off the pad directly at the mouse and also off the mouse pad edge. That way it is its own little bungee with admittedly a tiny bit of drag depending on where it first touches down, but actual flex and no tug/length limit like with a bungee.

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I was thinking the RGB tube had a track on it that it was attached to. Like a flat part where the first set of stitches attached to on the inside. Like an all molded one piece part. I am not sure but that would make more sense for it to be that way. If it is just a single circular tube then once it get broke it will just keep unraveling that way. That would indeed make it a bad choice in design. Twice a long USB cable would have been nice as well. But that is just me.

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