C4 NGen Mouse Pad & C4 NGen04 Mouse Pad with 3/4Propane - August 15, 2007
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- Intel Core2Duo E6600 Processor
- Gigabyte 965P-DS3 Motherboard
- 2048MB G.Skill HZ RAM
- eVga 8800GTS 640MB Video Card
- GameXtreme 700w Power Supply
- Western Digital 74GB Raptor
- Western Digital 500GB Caviar
- Sony Optical Drive
- Antec Sonata II Mid tower Case
- Windows XP Professional
- Logitech wireless Mouse.
The testing of the NGen went smoothly - no pun intended! I was able to fully test the mouse pad by doing several of my normal day-to-day tasks, which included surfing the Internet, playing games such as World of Warcraft and Counter Strike and doing a few other menial tasks around the desktop. I compared this mouse pad to both my generic ISP provided mouse pad and to the other provided mouse pad, the C4 NGen04. Here I will just talk about my findings but on page 6, you will be able to find a graphical representation of my findings.
My first thoughts when using the C4 NGen were along the lines of "Meh I keep over-shooting everything." However, after using the mouse pad for a while, I became very pleased with this. I quickly found out the the mouse would now keep traveling, even after I let go of it., which, once corrected for, was very nice. I also had to use less force to get the mouse moving and keep it moving. This provided a pleasant mousing experience and as I continued to use the pad, I was finding that I had better accuracy in my games and on the desktop. The one thing I didn't notice much of a change in, was the on-screen mouse speed. However, the speed of the mouse itself was increased and with that increase in speed, I was able to move from one side of the screen to the other faster than I had before.
As can be seen, the NGen was the highest rated of the three mouse pads, destroying the generic pad but only slightly out performing the NGen04. The rating scale used was 0-100, 0 and 100 being the worst and best respectively.