Well, this was a bit disappointing.... I began using my RatPadz XT on 08-27-2009, and now just 16 months later, it's worn out to the point that it's no-longer usable.
The problem isn't immediately obvious from a visual inspection, as the pad is still textured and still feels rough. My mouse, on the other hand, can immediately tell that there's something wrong with it. It's doing exactly what it did when my last mouse pad wore out, it's not tracking near the center of the mouse pad.
Now, on my previous mouse pad, the ware pattern was visually obvious. The middle of the pad was shiny while the edges were matte. The textured surface of the RatPadz helps hide the ware spot, but it's obviously still there. If you hold the RatPadz up to a harsh light you can see all the little "peaks" on the textured surface are shiny near the center of the pad, which makes my mouse completely unable to track on the surface (It either doesn't register motion at all, or jerks badly)
Are these mouse pads really that short-lived? Is there anything that can be done for my RatPadz, or is it now garbage? Are there any tougher pads that wont have this problem?
I have tried this with no luck =( Anyone else have any suggestions before I boil the heck out of it and make ramen?
Did anyone that recently ordered get their Ratpadz? It's been a while since I placed my order and now the website is closed down stating they are not shipping any more.
Whats the deal with shipping on these? I ordered one April 3rd, received confirmation but haven't received it yet. So will it ship on the 20th now? Or do I need to get a refund?