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 NGen04 was very similar to the NGen. I tested them in the same manner (by playing games and doing regular work) and found pretty much the same results. The mouse was able to slide smoothly across the mouse pad and I was able to have more control than I previously had with my old mouse pad. The only difference performance wise, was that it felt like the mouse was not as easily able to move from one side of the mouse pad to the other, but this was almost not noticeable.
One original thing to mention with this mouse pad, is how well the non-slip surface worked. I have an old desk that is made out of the 'fake wood' that is popular with the inexpensive computer desks today. Once I placed the mouse pad down, it stuck to the desk like a static cling to a window. I have been unsuccessful in all attempts to move the pad without having to pick it up. Also, it is easy to move as all you have to do is pick the pad up, as it doesn't have an adhesive bottom.
The NGen 04 was the second best mouse pad, missing first by 5 points. The only thing it lacked that the NGen had, was the total ease of movement, even though the 04 was far ahead of the generic. The rating scale used was 0-100, 0 and 100 being the worst and best respectively.