XTracPads Fat Mat

Introduction

Introduction

A short while ago I was given an opportunity to road-test the Ripper XL v2 mouse mat, and gave it a thorough workout. After the completion of the review XTracPads contacted me again asking if I would be interested in reviewing their new mouse mat aimed at the Professional gamer, called the XTracPads Fat Mat . Considering the range of current mouse mats available to gamers; both casual and Professional, I was interested to see what the Fat Mat had to offer.

For those of you not familiar with XTracPads, let's hear what they have to say about themselves:

Started in March of 2002 by a group of hard-core pc gamers, our mousing surfaces and accessories have won countless awards. We offer an expanding variety of surfaces and optical mouse pad sizes. Not only are our products used in computer gaming, they are equally efficient for many other applications such as digital animation, desktop publishing and more. The medical, military, gaming, art, scientific and aerospace industries all benefit from the high quality, speed and accuracy found in all XTracPads optical mouse pads. XTracPads is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.

It certainly seems that XTracPads are held in quite high esteem for producing a quality product that can compete with the best when gaming, but its apparent popularity with vocations requiring a high degree of mouse accuracy for day-to-day work is also reassuring.

And here's what they have to say about the XTracPads Fat Mat:

XTracPads Fat Mat is a large mouse surface that's flexible and thick.
Professional gamers travel from venue to venue and need a really high quality mouse surface that not only affords a great deal of space to move their mouse around on, but a really soft and thick backing that can overcome many desktop inconsistencies.

Desktop surfaces that are not exactly flat like pitted or dented surfaces are no longer a problem thanks to Fat Mat's thick backing. Coming in at a quarter of an inch thick, Fat Mat also can work as a wrist rest. Simply dangle a small part of the Fat Mat over the edge of your desktop surface and viola! Now your new elite mouse surface is also a wrist rest! Packed in a reusable clear plastic tube, you can re-roll the Fat Mat to transport it to wherever you may be headed.
Fat Mat is simply awesome!

So will the XTracPads Fat Mat have what it takes to make the grade in the Labs? What will it offer over and above the competition?

Let's have a closer look at the XTracPads Fat Mat in detail...

XTracPads Fat Mat logo

Specifications

The XTracPads Fat Mat's specifications were taken directly from XTrac's web page :

12" X 16" x 1/4" (305mm x 406mm x 6.35mm)
Sure Grip rubber backing
Nanofiber™ textile surface
XTracPads Fat Mat™
Designed in the USA
Made in USA USA flag *mouse not included
Tested and 100% compatible with the following mice: Logitech:MX300/500/510/518/700/1000 G5/ G7/G9
Microsoft:Intellimouse Explorer 3.0/4.0 Laser Mouse 6000
Apple:Mighty Mouse

XTracPads Fat Mat Packaging

Let's head over the page and take a look at the Fat Mat's packaging...
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Most Recent Comments

11-10-2007, 02:14:56

PV5150
Advertised as the mouse mat for Professional gamers, the new XTracPads Fat Mat gets some OC3D lab's lovin'.

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11-10-2007, 02:18:35

Toxcity
Wow, nice write up PV!

Mouse mat looks pretty impressive. And not a single bad point to report!

11-10-2007, 05:42:52

PV5150
Thanks mate Yeah it's a great mat and very comfortable to use.

11-10-2007, 12:26:00

FarFarAway
Good read Peevs

Looks like a nice mat

12-10-2007, 03:28:09

PV5150
Thanks mate Yeah tis a nice mat

13-11-2007, 10:31:20

Phunky
Im after the XXL but cant find a UK stockest and got no reply from them direct!
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