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Topic # 60861 4-May-2010 16:40
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Hi Guys,

Had a very interesting conversation with a mate today on Anti-static mouse pads and we could not find a quick answer searching on the internet.

The question is, can standard mouse pads that have no grounding wires be classified as anti-static mouse pads?

I noticed that some mouse pads that have non fabric type surface are advertised as anti-static mouse pads. Are they really anti-static mouse pads? or is that just retailers, using fancy names to make simple products sound more important than they really are?

Cheers for your help :)

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  Reply # 326560 4-May-2010 17:28
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I have never heard of such a thing actually. It sounds like marketing type to me!

Nowadays, it is more popular to use mice without any pads at all.

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  Reply # 326563 4-May-2010 17:31
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You can make any fabric antistatic simply by adding an antistatic compound to it - this is common with clothing which can be made anti static.

The question I'd ask however is what possible gains there could be with one. I haven't even used a mouse pad for years so wouldn't have any static buildup issues!

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  Reply # 326570 4-May-2010 17:50
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After googling I found that the reason for anti-static mouse pads is so that your computer doesn't degrade due to the static from your mouse.

Hmmm... FAIL.

Any reason for a product I suppose!

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