Review: 21-Way Mousepad Roundup

- April 21, 2007 06:56AM in Input Devices, Mouse Pad

In this large roundup we test 21 mousepads from RatPadz, Allsop, Compad, Nuke, Rantopad, Raptor-Gaming, Sharkoon and Steelpad, comparing their gliding performance, characteristics and overall look and feel...When I was offered to test a series of mouse pads I was quite sceptical at first, I had been using the smooth surface area of my desk for several years with an optical mouse and didn’t feel the need to go out and buy a mouse pad. However after only having tested one of the mouse pads I came to realize what I had been missing out on, my mouse responded better in games and applications, took less effort to move around and my overall experience was improved. As time passed by and I swapped mouse pads I noticed that not all are created equal and some do better at certain tasks than others. During a period of over 5 weeks I compared 21 mouse pads while I did AutoCad work, Photoshop manipulations, web browsing, Office work and of course gaming