Gaming Mousepad Roundup
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The Adrenaline Vault has posted a review which puts three name-brand mousepads through their paces: fUnk Industry's sUrface1030, Logitech's Wingman Gaming Mousepad (based on the 3M Precision Mousing Surface), and Ratzpad (based on the Everglide surface). They are all advertised as "gaming" mousepads, but in this review, only one comes out on top. AVault explains why we need these fancy mousepads:
One thing that many of us have taken for granted while using our computers is the mousepad. We all complain when the ball gets jammed full of dust and lint, but beyond yelling and cleaning it out, we don't usually do much. But recent releases of first person shooters like Quake III Arena and Unreal Tournament have made a smooth and precise mousing surface a much more essential item.Those of you who are planning to buy, or own an optical mouse already, should take Apple's claims of never needing a mousepad again with a grain of salt. The pads (usually Teflon) on the bottom of the mouse may wear out quickly, and leave you with very little traction, if used on a regular table. Even though the infrared "eye" tracks the actual movement of the mouse, smooth movement is dependent on the mousepad. Keep in mind that dark-colored mousing surfaces work best with optical mice.
Gamer's Mousepad Roundup at AVault
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