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Zero Gamer's Mouse Pad – Is It Really Cheating?

written by: MD Weems•edited by: J. F. Amprimoz•updated: 6/15/2011

Want to know about the Zero Gamers Mouse Pad and see if all the hype is really worth it or not? Well, here is your chance to see exactly what the fuss is about and if there is reason behind some people thinking that this provides an unfair advantage.

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    The Basics

    Zero Gamer's Mouse Pad Let's talk a bit about this gaming mouse pad so you'll know exactly what we're dealing with here. The Zero Gamers Mouse Pad is made by HandStands and is touted as the “Latest in PC gaming technology” by many sites. It offers gamers a double sided surface, which allows them to choose the one that they prefer for their gaming style, such as a super lick side for swift game clicks. It also offers something that you won't see with a normal mouse pad, the ability to place it on your lap to game. That's right, this unique mouse pad offers a great acrylic design that allows gamers to place it on their laps if they feel more comfortable playing that way instead of on their computer desk or tray. And, since this pad can be used in so many ways, it's just normal that you can use any type of gaming mouse on it as well, both wired and wireless.

    If you check this gaming mouse pad out on just about any site that sells it, you'll find glowing 5 star reviews. I came across a 4 star, but I think that was only once. So basically, those gamers out there that are using this mouse pad are completely in love with it and won't give it up for anything. And, I have to admit that I went ahead and ordered one to check it out to see if it lives up to it's reputation.

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    The Argument

    As I was scouring the net for information on the Zero Gamers Mouse Pad, I came across several blogs and comments where other gamers were saying that this mouse pad gave an unfair advantage. Those out there that scream foul when someone else is using this mouse pad claim that being able to use it on their laps grants other gamers an unfair advantage over those that do not have this type of ability. They also state that the ultra slick side for speed gives yet another unfair advantage over gamers that are using normal mouse pads or gaming mouse pads that don't offer this special, slick surface.

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    The Defense

    Then there are those that are using the Zero Gamers Mouse Pad who argue in defense that just about anyone can afford this super sweet gaming pad – especially since it only retails for $19.99. Plus, for those who might be more serious about gaming than others, it would only be normal that they would search out, and purchase, top of the line equipment that will give them the edge over the competition – such as gaming mice that offer high speed movement detection and wireless mice that give great movement advantages.

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    You Decide

    So, is it fair that some people use this Zero Gamers Mouse Pad in competition settings and in normal game play even if it gives them a slight movement and speed advantage when it comes to mouse clicks and movements? Let me know what you think! I'm interested to hear both sides of the argument and see how you gamers and computer users out there think about this particular argument.

    Personally, I can't make any type of decision until I try out the Zero Gamers Mouse Pad and see if it truly offers something extra and different for gamers, like everyone says.