Icemat, Steelpad 4D, & Steelpad 4S Mouse Pad ShootoutBosco - November 15, 2003
Testing for these is probably the most fun testing I've yet to do. No benchmarks, no stress testing - I got to play games! Sweet! Now, the whole point of these tests are to find if I can find improved accuracy, better start/stoppage times, and a smoother, easier-to-handle surface. The games I played were:
- Counter Strike
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Enter The Matrix
After extensive gameplay, I didn't notice any particular improvement with the Steelpad 4D. The mouse responsiveness didn't seem to be improved, and the surface of my desk versus the 4D weren't particularly different.
- Large mousing surface
- Very slim profile
- Durable - its plastic!
- No real improvement
- Mousepad surface is actually rather rough