Gaming mouse pads provide a comfortable surface that won’t wear down your mouse or get it too dirty over time. Here are our favorites.
Just a few years ago, the best mouse pad for gaming was just a mouse pad, maybe it had an extra slick surface or some gaming logo on it. However, these days things have changed radically. The best gaming mouse pads now feature things like RGB lighting and even wireless charging – they truly have adapted to all the demands of modern PC gamers.
Our best mouse pad for gaming recommendations offer a whole range of solutions, so hopefully you’ll find something here that looks right for you. Let us help you figure out what feels good next to your gaming keyboard.
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1. Corsair MM600 Gaming Mouse Pad
The best gaming mouse pad for most users
Surface: 147.66-inches square | Size: 13.8 x 10.7 x 0.2 inches (352 x 272 x 5 mm; W x D x H)
The Corsair MM600 isn’t interested in distracting you with brightly colored lights like the MM800. Instead, it offers a great deal more versatility than its higher priced sibling. This double sided mouse pad stays secure in place with rubber stoppers on each corner so that your mouse moves – not your mouse pad. The MM600 is also made of aluminum, and features a low-friction surface that will boost your response times in-game.
- Huge Surface space
- Low-friction surface
- No USB pass-through
2. Corsair MM300 Extended Gaming Mouse Pad
The best oversized mouse pad
Surface Type: Soft | Surface Material: Cloth | Dimensions: 0.12 x 36.61 x 11.8 inches | Base: Rubber
The MM300 is Corsair’s premium line of cloth mouse pads featuring a non-slip rubber base, stitched edges to prevent fraying and a sturdy thickness of 3mm. The extended version is the largest size available and designed to fit even the biggest gaming keyboards with plenty of room to spare. This mouse pad is smooth, textile-weave design that ensures gliding a mouse across its surface feels like cutting through butter. It’s easy to make pinpoint attacks in our FPS testing with a hefty amount of overhead for DPI adjustments thanks to the massive surface area.
Whether you like to move your mouse all the way across the desk or just a couple of inches to make a 180 turn, Corsair’s oversized mouse pad has you—and your desk—covered.
- It’s huge
- Very smooth tracking surface
- Stitched edges
- Very large Corsair branding
3. Logitech G440 Gaming Mouse Pad
The best hard mouse pad
Surface Type: Hard | Surface Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 0.13 x 13.39 x 11.03 inches | Base: Rubber
The simplicity and ultra-smooth surface of the Logitech G440 is a good choice while playing RTS and MOBA type games. It gives you a swift map navigation and tight mobility to ensure best posibble gaming experience.
At a quick glance, the surface of the G440 might appear to be completely smooth but it is actually a polyethylene surface featuring micro textures that offer the perfect amount of resistance. The G440 also features a rubber base that prevents the pad from sliding around the table while making those speedy mouse movements. Logitech seems to have found the perfect middle ground between abrasive and smooth as we were able to seamlessly move and stop our mouse with ease during intense battles.
If you’re looking for a durable, stable surface to zip across the battlefield, it’s hard to go wrong with the Logitech G440.
- Low friction surface
- Solid rubber base
- MInimal branding
- It’s a little pricey
4. Cooler Master MP510 Gaming Mouse Pad
All shapes and sizes
Surface: 81.37 – 558 inches | Size: 9.8 x 8.3 x 0.11 inches (250 x 210 x 3mm; W x D x H) – 35.4 x 15.7 x 0.11 inches (900 x 400 x 3mm; W x D x H)
There are a lot of mouse pads out there that we love in theory, but just won’t fit our desk – either too big or entirely too small. However, the Cooler Master MP510 looks to get on top of this problem by offering 4 different sizes, from a small pad that’ll fit any desk to a giant mouse pad that will take up even the largest desk. It’s made of a durable Cordura fabric that won’t fray, stain or even absorb liquid. So, you won’t have to panic when you inevitably spill your drink – except for all your other peripherals, we guess.
- Glow in the dark logo
- 4 different sizes
- No RGB
5. Razer Firefly and Mamba Hyperflux Mouse Pad
The best wireless charging mouse pad
Surface Type: Hard or Soft | Surface Material: Plastic or Cloth | Dimensions: 0.5 x 13.97 x 11.12 inches | Base: Rubber
Razer’s Hyperflux Wireless Power Technology uses a magnetic field to transfer power from the pad to the mouse. As long as the Mamba is sitting on top of the mouse pad, it’s being provided with a constant stream of power. It also comes with a reversible mat that lets you choose between a hard or a soft surface.
The Hyperflux system also completely eliminates the need for a battery inside the mouse, allowing Razer to bring the Mamba Hyperflux down to a shocking 96 grams. This makes it the lightest wireless gaming mouse by a hefty margin. Combine that with its untethered freedom and the mouse truly feels like an extension of your hand. The only downside is that you can’t use the wireless mode without the mouse pad. However, you can take the micro-USB cord from the pad to plug in the Mamba and use it on the go.
- Integrated RGB lighting
- Includes hard and soft surface
- Very expensive
- No USB passthrough
6. Roccat Hiro+ Gaming Mouse Pad
Engineered for greatness
Surface: 111.2-inches square | Size: 13.78 x 8.07 x 0.09 inches (350 x 205 x 2.5 mm; W x D x H)
The top of the Hiro+ is covered in a vulcanized silicone surface with a 3D structure to help increase your gaming accuracy and speed. The base has a non-slip surface for steady mouse control, and the edges have been rounded for a smoother profile. Its surface is also coated to protect from water and grime, and makes for easy cleaning.
- Smooth mouse control
- Low-friction surface
- Costly for no lighting
7. Corsair MM800 Polaris RGB Mouse Pad
The best RGB mouse pad
Surface Type: Hard | Surface Material: Plastic | Dimensions: 0.2 x 13.7 x 10.2 inches | Base: Rubber
The functionality of a light up mouse pad is still going to raise some eyebrows, but Corsair’s solution offers a whole lot more than just a flashy light show. It features a high quality micro-textured finish that allows mice to easily glide across the surface without sacrificing precision during small mouse movements. The MM800 makes no compromises with a surface that rivals the quality of our top hard mouse pad, the Logitech G440.
There are two major differences between Corsair’s MM800 and competing RGB mouse pads. First, the MM800 features a USB pass through port that can be used to conveniently plug in your mouse or a flash drive. The second difference is that the MM800 uses a whopping 15 LEDs we found to be much brighter than Razer’s.
Using Corsair’s revamped iCUE software, you can easily create your own advanced lighting profiles for the MM800 or choose from a large sample of preset modes. RGB profiles from other Corsair products will automatically spill over to your mouse pad with ease. You can also download user shared profiles from Corsair’s website.
- 15 very bright LEDs
- USB passthrough port
- Syncs with other Corsair RGB products
- Additional cable adds to desktop clutter
8. Asus ROG Scabbard Gaming Mouse Pad
A rugged giant of a mouse pad
Surface: 613.65-inches square | Size: 35.43 x 17.32 x 0.11 inches (900 x 440 x 3 mm; W x D x H)
More of a ‘desk pad’ than a gaming mouse pad, the Asus ROG Scabbard is absolutely massive. It can hold your laptop or keyboard and mouse, along with any other accessories you have lying around. It has a non-slip ROG red rubber base and low-friction Sheath woven surface for maximum mouse control. Asus has even temperature tested the ROG scabbard down to -30°C – but we wouldn’t recommend gaming in sub-zero conditions, even if you’re really into overclocking.
- Might be too large for its own good
9. MSI Thunderstorm Gaming Mouse Pad
The heavy metal gaming mouse pad
Surface: 110.88-inches square | Size: 12.6 x 8.8 x 0.07 inches (320 x 225 x 2 mm; W x D x H)
Are other mouse pads just too soft for your gaming setup? Well, if so, you’re in luck – the MSI Thunderstorm gaming mouse pad is all metal. To be precise, this gaming mouse pad is made of an anodized, hairline-surfaced aluminum material with rubber stoppers. This textured surface is optimized for mouse control and speed, while its L shape allows it to be situated close to the keyboard. And, if that metal surface is just too real for you, you can flip it over for a micro-textured surface and the comfort of cloth.
- Durable Aluminum make
- Cold to the touch
10. Razer Goliathus Chroma Gaming Mouse Pad
Soft and shiny
Surface: 140.6-inches square | Size: 13.99 x 10.05 x 0.12 inches (355 x 255 x 3 mm; W x D x H)
Let’s say you have a ton of RGB-bedecked peripherals, a keyboard, a mouse and maybe even a headset. You can’t just leave your mouse pad out of the RGB party, so you should keep an eye out for the Razer Goliathus Chroma. This illuminated mouse pad takes Razer’s expert RGB implementation and throws it into a soft gaming mouse pad that’ll let you score those headshots, and do it in style.
- Razer Chroma-enabled
- Gaming optimized
- No USB pass-through