Zowie IO 1.1 Professional Gaming Bundle ReviewCompxpert - June 22, 2009
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Mouse Pad Tests:
Comparison Mouse Pad:
- Generic Blue 11.25 x 8.25 x 0.25 inch
I always liked my standard thick mouse pad, but I knew I wasn't getting the best performance, and knew I could get something better for gaming. So, of course, both the Zowie IO1.1 and Logitech G5 seemed to perform better on the Zowie Mouse pad.
For speed, not only did I compare how fast it moved the pointer on the screen, but how fast it moved on the pad. Results are on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being slow, and 10 being super fast.
It was pretty easy to tell the difference between the two in this category. It would seem that the smoothness of the fabric on the Zowie mouse pad didn't do it justice in the end, since it was a tad harder to maintain control of either mouse on the pad when compared to the standard one. Again, comparison is based on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being really hard to control and 10 being really easy to control.
I was very impressed with this mouse pad; the mouse, however, wasn't as impressive. To be a "Professional Bundle," the mouse should have been something that could at least compete with what is out on the market. However, the mouse came with no software, and offers no on the fly DPI adjustment like some other gaming mice out there. Sadly, the mouse's overall performance was as good as a basic three button mouse.