Most everyone that's had a computer has probably gone through a period where they never clean their mouse. Then it gets tough to move and the next thing you know you're missing easy rail shots. There is a solution, Mouse Skatez from MouseSkatez.com. They were kind enough to send me a sample to review. To be honest, the first time I heard about Mouse Skatez, I laughed at the idea. Why would you need an upgrade to your mouse feet? It seems like a little too much overkill. I mean, my mouse moves pretty smoothly already. Well, that's the same thing I said about the Mouse Bungee. You'll probably notice that after awhile of not cleaning your mouse, lots of lint and dust gather underneath it.
Those little pads on the bottom side get all dirty and the mouse doesn't glide as smoothly as it used to. It gets kind of annoying when you need to move the mouse very precisely. The Mouse Skatez are suppose to provide an even more slippery surface than what your regular mouse feet can provide. Although I'm not sure what exactly they're made of, they are designed to reduce friction to a minimum. They also don't get dirty as quickly. What exactly are they? Mouse Skatez are just tape with one side being very slippery. You just attach the Skatez over the existing mouse feet and you're on your way to mouse bliss.
Installation is pretty straight forward. I received the Mouse Skatez in a thin envelope with alcohol wipes and instructions on how to install them. You get 2 sets of Mouse Skatez, each 4" x 1/2" x .003". That should be enough for 2 average mice. I mean it's so simple to install that a trained chimp can do it. The image below basically goes through the entire installation process.
First you have to clean the mouse feet and make sure that there is no lint where you're putting the Mouse Skatez. The provided alcohol wipe is enough to do that. Once the surface is clean, measure and cut out how much Mouse Skatez you need to cover the feet. Then just peel and apply it to the surface. That's it. Make sure you measure the right amount to cover your mouse feet. Other than that, you really can't mess up the installation. Even if you do, there's enough extra Mouse Skatez to keep you covered. I've been using the Mouse Skatez for a couple of days now and it's been working well so far.