XFX WarPad ReviewBluePanda - July 6, 2011
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When the WarPad first showed up on my doorstep, I was worried about the massive amount of desk space that would be rendered unusable. However, after a week with this pad, I don’t think I will be going back to a normal mouse pad. Its size isn’t the only plus factor — the wrist support, unlike those tacky gel wrist supports you can buy, is a part of the mouse pad. It flows with the pad as one uniform piece down and around the edge of your desk. There are no rough edges to catch on so you are free to move about without running into anything, unless of course you run off the giant pad. In that case, you should probably start thinking of a new hobby — if you can’t stay on this pad, gaming is not for you.
The Razer Goliathus Extended Control Edition is currently the only pad out there larger than the WarPad. It does not feature any type of wrist support, however, as it is just a rather large mat that covers the entire playing surface. Competing oversized pads tend to be around $20 to $30, but they are not of the same caliber in thickness or support. Therefore, at $54.99, I would be willing to buy the XFX WarPad over any other top-named gaming mouse pad. Overall it’s, well… just one damn good pad.
- It’s HUGE
- It clamps to your desk so it doesn’t move with you
- The wrist support actually reduces gaming fatigue
- Spending $25 more than a normal pad of similar size gives you some wrist support
- Double the thickness means extra comfort
- It’s HUGE
- Limits your desk/table options
- It can’t handle older desks with a large finished front
- It won't fit securely around thin desk edges
- $55 is a lot to spend on a single mouse pad