XTracPads Fat Mat
For the sole purpose of assessing the features of XTracPads Fat Mat I will be using my 'current' mouse mat - the Razer Mantis to illustrate. Images of both mouse mats will be included where poignant to reinforce the point at hand.
Looking at the two mouse mats overlapped there is quite a substantial difference between the two. The Fat Mat is shorter lengthways by almost an inch, and 2 inches for depth.
The major difference between the Fat Mat and my Razer Mantis is the cloth covering on the face. The face of the Fat Mat is very smooth and exudes a sheen like appearance, it also looks and feels fast. The Fat Mat surface, to be honest, looks and feels exactly like the material used on the Ripper XL v2 that I reviewed earlier. The Mantis, on the other hand has a highly textured cloth.
The XTracPads Fat Mat like the Ripper XL also picks up lint and dust particles very easily.
Anyway, enough of the detail...let's see how it actually performs. For the testing phase of the review I will be assessing the Fat Mat according to gaming performance, advanced detail work and general PC tasks. Will the XTracPads Fat Mat provide accurate tracking and a smooth, fast gaming surface when needed? Will it perform as admirably during simple desktop browsing or a bout of Photoshop? Let's head over to the next page and see what we can throw at it...