Zowie G-TF Speed ReviewBluePanda - August 4, 2011
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In the end the ZOWiE G-TF is a great slick pad. After about a week's worth of use the pad really grew on me; it even made me decide to use it as my main mouse pad. The surface is large for those of us who have troubles staying on a standard sized pad. The surface is smooth as if there was nothing preventing you from using your mouse AND it lets you game in a way you have never gamed before.
It only comes in black with the SpawN logo, as he did create it – give him props – but it’s a solid color so this is no downside to attempting to match your rig. It again reacts as any slick pad does with crumbs or particles on your pad; if you are a pretzel-eating fool, the salt granules are going to annoy you, but a quick pick up and shake of the pad equals an instant fix.
The somewhat funky-smelling rubbery back side provides a glue-like substance to really stick to your desk. Even when picking up the edge or corner of the pad you cannot slide this thing across your desk like any other pad. You can’t even forcibly move the pad without picking up at least half the pad which means it isn’t going anywhere once you have it where you want it. I found this a very great property in fast moving games that require a lot of mouse movement.
I thought the stitched edging around the entire edges of the pad would annoy me at first, but in reality, I didn’t even notice that they were there. It has become a nice reminder that the edge of the pad is near and I correct to the center of the pad to avoid my usual falling off the pad. It should keep the pad together longer than the usual slick surfaces that tend to peel away from their lower layers over time.
- Large surface
- Stitched edges: keeps it together
- Thin pad
- Slick surface == SPEED!
- Stitched edges: can be a little irritating to the wrist (not soft)