Aside from the keyboard and mouse. The mousepad is the next computer gear that receives the most contact with the user. Meaning it will get dirty faster either from use or from spilling food and drinks on your poor mousepad.
A grimy mousepad not only devalues your mojo but also affects gameplay by lessening mouse response time. Some of you may put the skewed gameplay as more damaging than a bruised mojo. That will be a topic for another day, but let’s agree that learning how to clean a mousepad has intrinsic benefits.
Each mousepad type will require a different approach to cleaning. Be sure to follow the one that’s appropriate to your mousepad type. Else you answer to the Mousepad gods.
There are two ways to clean.
A. Wipe with a wet cloth and some soap.
B. Fill a basin with warm (whenever I say warm, I mean not coffee water hot) water and dish soap
Drying process is the same for both.
Note: Some pad adhesives have low tolerance to heat and may result to the pads being unglued or flayed.
The easiest and fastest type to clean.
Now if you are looking for some ulterior motive why I combined the SteelSeries and Boob mousepads cleaning guide. I’m telling you now, I get no satisfaction from this. It is strictly for better formatting and a few cheap laughs from my lonely readers.
Note: It’s best not to place a Steelseries mousepad on direct sunlight. It will heat up the metal and could lead to peeling of the cloth padding.
There you go, everything you need to know on how to clean a mousepad. It’s gaming nirvana from here on out. That is until you spill that energy drink all over your mousepad again.