XTRAC Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ReviewFormer staff writer - May 2, 2006
- Silky smooth solid black surface
- Quiet operation
- Very flexible
- HUGE mousing surface
- (2) 5" strips of XTracPads Mad Tape�
- 36"w x 18"h x 1/8" (914mm w X 457mm h)
- Sure Grip rubber backing
- Cloth mousing surface
- XTracPads Ripper XXL�
- Designed in the USA
- Made in the USA
Tested and 100% compatible with the following mice:
Logitech: MX300/500/510/518/700/1000 G5 & G7
Microsoft: Intellimouse Explorer 3.0/4.0 Laser Mouse 6000
Apple: Mighty Mouse
The best way to test a mousing surface is to play a game or two, especially since I tend to always run out of surface. I will state, "I never once ran out of surface with this pad." Since my gaming station (workstation when I'm talking to my wife) has a keyboard tray, I was able to utilize the whole pad for my test.
What do most gamers look for in a mousing surface? "Speed, and sensitivity." My mouse glided over the surface like a well-oiled engine. I never had a snag or suffered any loss of time due to repositioning my mouse. The funny thing I did noticed is that I do use a lot of surface when I'm gaming and it was nice to have the surface to meet my needs.
Testing the mouse right handed. If I can keep it on the surface as spastic as I am using my right hand, anyone can.
After I was done with my ambidextrous testing of the XTRAC Ripper XXL, without a keyboard on it, I decided to test it with a keyboard on the surface. I do have to say I wasn't very impressed, the keyboard took up room on the surface and I felt as if I was using a slightly larger then normal mousing surface.