EVO-G Illuminated Mousepad VS QPAD XFX Collectors Edition
The QPAD XFX Collector's Edition
For me the QPAD was a huge improvement from my old fish mouse mat. Being 4mm thick it really was a dream to use. I hate resting my wrist on the side of a table or even the side of my old mouse mat but the QPAD, being 4mm thick, allows you to comfortably rest your wrist on the mat. Unfortunately this is where the EVO-G stumbles - it has no place to rest your wrist except on the hard cold carbon fibre. Anyway on to the games...
The most noticable change when using the QPAD was the surface. The surface of the mat is a mixture of cloth and smooth rubber. This combination worked perfectly together to produce a smooth and low friction surface. Combine the rubber surface with the Glidz and wow you have a brilliant mouse mat.
Playing Call of Duty 4 multiplayer you can noticeably feel the difference between the QPAD and my old mat. The low friction surface allows you to experience the ease of movement. I found it to be a great addition to support my aim while sniping as well. Being able to take smoother movements allowed me to get some pretty nice shots. In addition to CoD4, all the other games played wonderfully under the QPAD. I believe it is a brilliant mouse mat to use for long periods because the comfort it brings.
Without even touching the sensitivity of my mouse you can feel how much more responsive and speedy the mouse pointer is. The surface of the mat not only allows for lesser traction but it can help improve the response of the optical sensor of the mouse. While on the desktop and browsing I thought it would be a good idea to test the mat while in Photoshop. Photoshop is a brilliant program but can sometimes be very frustrating when you zooming in on your work. The QPAD, as expected was amazing. It really allowed for the smallest of corrections.
Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with how well the QPAD performed and improves mouse control.
EVO-G Illminated Mousepad
I was not as impressed with the EVO-G. Admittedly it provided a slight improvement over my old mat but not significant enough to spend money on it. Once you get used to the cold, odd shaped wrist rest it can be quite pleasant. The cotton surface has a nice texture to it and subsequently the mouse responded well. It was also nice to move your hand across while gaming. This mat is designed to have a "wow" factor and it sure does "wow" but when it comes to actually using it, I am afraid it is rather average.
As before, I browsed using the new mat and as I have said in the Gaming Experience section it is much the same as my old mouse mat. After experimenting I have found that if you sit high enough so that your arm is not laying flat on the desk and is more at a diagonal, you can get quite comfortable. This is not my favoured sitting posture but helped when having to rest my wrist.
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