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How to Clean Your Cloth or Fabric Mousepad

With everything that is happening with the COVID-19 virus, we know that a lot of folks are eager to clean and disinfect as much as they can. We are not virology experts and therefore cannot in good faith advise you on how to completely and safely disinfect your belongings. We can remind you to please be wary of using harsh chemicals and disinfectants on your mousepad and other gear. This below text is an approved mousepad cleaning method from our product team to keep your gear free of dirt and grime.


If you’ve had any tracking issues when playing games, a dirty mousepad may be the culprit! In either case, cleaning your mousepad and peripherals on a regular basis is good practice.

Rubber or plastic mousepads can easily be wiped with wet wipes/damp cloth, but cloth or fabric mousepads require a bit more effort to get rid of all the oil, grease, and dirt your hands transfer on a daily basis.

(Note: this cleaning method is for non-RGB/non-wired mousepads. If you have a QcK Prism or other RGB/wired mousepad, read the How to Clean Your RGB or QcK Prism Mousepad blog post instead.)

You will need:

  • Mild dish soap

  • Cleaning brush

  • Towel

Steps:

  1. Submerge your mousepad in a bathtub or large basin of some sort (like your kitchen sink), preferably full of warm water (reminder: don't do this with a wired/RGB mousepad).

  2. Pour a small amount of mild dish soap onto the mousepad. Remember, a little goes a long way.

  3. Using the brush, scrub the entirety of the mousepad thoroughly to remove stains, oil, and debris.

  4. Rinse the mousepad thoroughly and make sure to get it as dry as possible before setting it to dry on a towel, cloth side down.

  5. After a couple of hours, the mousepad should be ready for gaming! Repeat as needed.

Enjoy your clean mousepad!


Note: While we don't recommend them, if you do choose to use sprays, wipes, or any other cleaning and disinfecting products on your equipment, please carefully read all labels to ensure safe and correct use for both your belongings and your own health.


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