PureTrak Mouse Pads

PureTrak Deluxe


PureTrak Deluxe

The PureTrak Deluxe is what we refer to as a hard mouse mat. Whereas some mouse mats are cloth and therefore soft, some are a hybrid of a soft style but with a hard coating, this Deluxe mouse pad is hard and that's that. You receive it flat packed because it just wouldn't roll up and this is something I always like to see in a mouse pad. Too often we've received pads that end up unwilling to remove those curves from the edge, or because they need some settling time you can't use straight away.

I'm sure you're all much like us in that when you get a new toy to tinker with the last thing you want to do is hang around for a day or two waiting to use it.

Probably the first thing that strikes you is the design. If ever there was a "Marmite" design we think this is it. Some of us here at the OC3D bunker felt it was delightfully quirky and unique, making a lovely change from the rather austere blacks that have passed through here. Whilst others think it's eye-catching in all the wrong ways. Before you decide for yourselves we do have to point out that the photographs make it look a lot busier than it appears in the flesh. I'm not the biggest fan of it but even I'll admit that the photos don't do it full justice.

Whichever camp you fall into there is no denying that you wont miss it on your workspace. Measuring a robust 13.5" by 10.5" PureTrak have it available with either a 1/8" deep back or, if you prefer to rest your wrist upon something about a credit card in thickness, a 1/16" back. Mouse pad height is important in comfort and reducing RSI and so it's good to see  Puretrak giving us the choice. We've got the 1/8" one with us and it definitely isn't a noticeable height on your wrist.

Robust is a great word to describe the surface too. If you're one of these people who use their mouse somewhere that requires a certainly sturdiness to it, then the the PureTrak Deluxe should definitely fit the bill.

  

Moving to the rear we can see the PureGrip rubber backing in all its glory. PureTrak advertise this as providing huge grip to prevent movement on even the shiniest surface. It is certainly sticky but also has a lovely opulence to the rubber than helps cushion your wrist as much as is possible for something with such a rugged top coating.

Made from 100% recycled materials and designed and built in the USA the Deluxe is the fastest surface that PureTrak make. We'll see if it lives up to all these claims later on.

But first, let's take a look at the most expensive mouse pad in the PureTrak range, the Talent.

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Most Recent Comments

11-01-2010, 02:13:31

tinytomlogan
Its been a popular topic at OC3D lately so we take a look at more top quality mouse pads, this time from Pure Trak.

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11-01-2010, 04:45:19

splinter
will try them out , but they should do some changes to the design imo

11-01-2010, 05:25:39

Mul.
Can't say I'm a fan of the Deluxe's colour scheme but they both look like very capable mouse pads. Nice work VB

11-01-2010, 09:13:56

tinytomlogan
Ive actualy got the Talent here, and its probs the nicest mouse mat Ive ever used, its not leavign my desk now.

11-01-2010, 09:41:04

Dublin_Gunner
A lot of people underestimate the power of a decent surface. They both look like capable mats - I like the looks o the Talent, and I'm a fan of cloth mats anyway

11-01-2010, 10:45:35

Youngie1337
Perhaps you should take a look at Qpad and the steelseries. This is where this mouse mat will fall in quality and use.

11-01-2010, 10:54:29

splinter
i`ve used Razer Goliathus , QPAD UC , steelseries QCK , cant rly find a difference between them , and im rly curious what Puretrak is offering now

11-01-2010, 11:01:17

ToeJam
think they look damn right disgusting:P, QPAD and steelpad still dominate it all for me

11-01-2010, 11:06:26

splinter
the new Razer Goliathus Fragged edition looks awesome, razer are amazing when it comes to design

11-01-2010, 12:30:01

tinytomlogan
This is so soft but still fast, feels sooo nice when you use your rig alot like I do. Ive had a fair few mats through here lately and Im keeping this one

11-01-2010, 13:06:02

splinter
lol... thats *edit* but will definetely try it out, if its soft and fast in the same time like Tom says is a huge plus for 7-8 hours of non stop playing

11-01-2010, 13:42:54

Youngie1337



lol... thats *EDIT* but will definetely try it out, if its soft and fast in the same time like Tom says is a huge plus for 7-8 hours of non stop playing



What's with the video? That's fake, why would any mouse mat do that flicking action? What mouse is he using a ball mouse >.<. Not shiny.

11-01-2010, 13:50:46

splinter
ye it is done on purpose for a commercial reason or something i guess....

12-01-2010, 02:43:04

tinytomlogan
The owner of Pure Trak saw the comments here about the design and asked me to post this comment:

"I took a quick look at the comments from your users and a lot seem to be set on how the design of the pad(s) look. To clarify, the designs of our surfaces are for 100% functionality and not for over the top, fancy designs. During our almost 2 year research, design, and development phase... we've found that our simplistic pattern design offers the best tracking and least amount of issues when it comes to the movement of any mouse (optical or laser). Paired with either our microreflective or cloth weave surface, we've eliminated any and all movement flaws otherwise created by other surfaces. Most of the time, caused by the "cool", over complex images they feature."



Now I can see how the designs could be a marmite topic, but i really can not stress enough how much I like the Talent pad, Ive had all the coolermaster pads here, razer exact mats, and the Zowie mats, but for me personally the fact this mats fabric feels so soft, yet still runs so smooth and fast.

There is a massive choice with some great mats out there to be had, but for 10 - 20 surely its worth trying something new for a change

12-01-2010, 05:52:37

kingnova
Trouble is tbh most people buy with their eye if they don't like the look of a product regardless of how good it is they will move on to the next

12-01-2010, 07:07:31

Youngie1337
I do not buy with my eye but in my opinion I will go purchase a mouse mat from a company that I've purchased before. Not saying I wouldn't give it a go, but nowadays my standards are so high, I wouldn't want to base my facts on experience with top dog companies. I'm currently using Sharkoon 1337 Cloth Mat, which is a cheap cloth mat and it's impressive (most likely the best mouse pad I've ever used), so this could shock a few people I guess.

12-01-2010, 07:25:55

VonBlade
Hmmm. Strange. The Deluxe is a bit love it or hate it, whereas the Talent isn't offensive to the eye at all.

And both are so well suited to their purposes that the look shouldn't even come into the equation, as hopefully our score indicated.

13-01-2010, 05:24:52

Bungral
I hadn't used anything from Razer before, but I do use the Destructor pad... It's hard and very flat but tracks amazingly with perfect control. That said, it bloody should for how much it cost.
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