PureTrak Mouse Pads
Published: 11th January 2010 | Source: PureTrak | Price: €9.99 - €24.99 |
PureTrak Mouse Pads
Mouse pads are one of those strange products that most people look at and decide there is something far more important to spend their money on.
Maybe because you're an older gamer and remember the days when mouse pads came free with almost anything and usually were about the same quality as you'd expect from a childs DT project. They rarely had edging, usually were produced for about tuppence and were guaranteed to be curled and frayed at the edges within about a week. After all, it had a picture of a can of Coke, or an Amiga logo or, if you were really rebellious and daring, Linda Lusardi, so what did the quality matter.
As time moved on and mice went from the joy of a taking a ball out every two minutes, to the magic of optical, a mouse pad appeared an even sillier investment because you are getting a perfectly good response from the back of your book/sofa/dog so what possible difference could an expensive surface with a logo on it make?
We here at OC3D never understand this mentality. After all, if you're willing to spend 30 or 40 of the Queens finest on an all-singing mouse, why put it on the back of an envelope? You wouldn't put your latest i7 rig in a biscuit tin would you.
PureTrak agree with us and have given two of their mouse pads to review that cover fans of both the soft and hard surfaces, whilst being priced in such a manner that you really can dip your toe in the waters of mouse paddery without feeling that it's the kind of purchase that could leave you sleeping on the sofa.
Founded in 2007 PureTrak mantra is to produce robust, high performance mouse pads that will withstand years of wear and tear without wearing or tearing and unlike some competing products, don't require you to sell a kidney to own it. The most interesting thing about them is that they make mouse pads. That's it. They don't make mice or headsets or inflatable chickens. PureTrak do precision mouse pads, and that's it.
So let's start with the PureTrak Deluxe.