When I was offered to test a series of mouse pads I was quite sceptical at first, I had been using the smooth surface area of my desk for several years with an optical mouse and didn’t feel the need to go out and buy a mouse pad. However after only having tested one of the mouse pads I came to realize what I had been missing out on, my mouse responded better in games and applications, took less effort to move around and my overall experience was improved. As time passed by and I swapped mouse pads I noticed that not all are created equal and some do better at certain tasks than others. During a period of over 5 weeks I compared 21 mouse pads while I did AutoCad work, Photoshop manipulations, web browsing, Office work and of course gaming.
The list of 21 participants:Allsop Accutrack Mercury
Compad Design (WOW&CS)
Rantopad C1 Super
Steelpad QcK Heavy
In this article you’ll find the information needed to decide which mouse pad is best suited for your needs; do note that testing mouse pads is largely a subjective matter, we do try to include as much objective opinions and facts, as you’ll see in the comparison charts near the end of the review.
Now let’s get started by taking a closer look at the contestants ->