Ratpadz XT ( 290 x 230mm – Hard)Provided by: Ratpadz
The Ratpadz company was created to provide products by hardware enthusiasts to gamers and demanding end-users a like. Known as the brainchild of HardOCP the Ratpadz has gathered quite a following, they recently reintroduced their classic Ratpadz as the Ratpadz XT, which I’m testing there today.
The XT is a “no nonsense” product, no fancy packing, no logos, no extras, just one very hard plastic mouse pad with rubber anti-slip feet at the backside. Its surface has a rough texture, reminding me of the Everglide Giganta pad, the Ratpadz XT is wider than the Giganta, and it offers excellent accuracy, my mouse slid over the XT as if it were on ice.
The XT excelled in gaming sessions, overall precision and usability was extremely high, a very impressive product at a very competitive price.Sharkoon Xurface ( 248 x 204mm – Flexible )Provided by: Sharkoon
Sharkoon started out with a small gamma of products and they are expanding at a rapid pace, they’ve added gaming mice and mouse pads recently, the high end for e-sports were are testing now, the Xurface
First thing which stood out is thickness, or lack of it, at only ~0.5mm this is by far the thinnest mouse pad tested; its surface has a very light texture, the bottom side is coated with an adhesive layer. While I state that the Xurface is flexible, it’s not completely true, due to its thinness it can be flexed, but should not be folded or rolled up, or you risk damaging the pad.
The mouse surface is quite small, and while Sharkoon states it as having very high accuracy, I would call it average at best. However if you’re on a very low budget this pad will surely make your mouse gliding experience better.