XTRAC Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ReviewFormer staff writer - May 2, 2006
XTRAC has designed a nice product, the Ripper XXL, provides a great cushion for your hand and is large enough to use as an all in one desktop surface. I was very impressed with its smooth surface and gild ability. I wouldn't recommend this mousing surface to someone who has a smaller desktop, it can be quite cumbersome but if you have the room, the XTRAC Ripper XXL is for you.
Being left handed in a world that caters to the majority; I feel XTRAC has designed a product that is perfect for us who constantly have to deal with moving the mouse and mousing surface over to the left side of our desktop. I'm not sure if it was a consideration in the design but it sure makes a difference to me, it doesn't matter where the mouse is or who used it anymore, all I have to do is just slide the mouse to the other side.
It goes without question; you need a workstation that the Ripper XXL can fit on, or your just wasting your money. I would also recommend that you have a keyboard tray, with a keyboard on top, you are not going to take advantage of the surfaces full potential, thus taking away from a truly great experience.
With so many mousing surfaces to choose from and each one claiming to be the "Ultimate", it can get quite confusing on which one to purchase. The XTRAC Ripper XXL meets it's claims, it's huge, it provides a nice soft ride for your hand or wrist and it's quite easy to clean, just shake it out and get a damp cloth to wipe it clean.
- It's Enormous
- Great for Left-Handed People
- Mouse glides over it's surface
- Inexpensive for it's size
- Provides a cushion for wrist or hand
- Even with keyboard on surface it's ambidextrous
- Too big for small desks
- With keyboard on surface, slightly above average gaming surface
- Only comes in one color