PureTrak Mouse Pads
Published: 11th January 2010 | Source: PureTrak | Price: €9.99 - €24.99 |
The PureTrak Talent is the top of the range, in price terms, mouse mat that PureTrak produce. It is the complete antithesis of the Deluxe. Where the Deluxe is designed as an exceptionally hard-wearing, fast, mouse pad, the Talent is soft and squidgy. The Deluxe has a hard coating, this is cloth. Fair play to PureTrak for really covering all the bases.
The mat comes in packaged in a very stout tube that will definitely protect it from even the most reckless delivery person. The most impressive thing is that upon removing it from its stronghold it very swiftly reverted to a flat shape with none of the ironing flat that most rolled soft-mats require, enabling almost instant use.
Design wise the Talent echoes the Deluxe in having the unique hexagon patterning to it, but because this is a cloth mat it is nowhere near as chalk and cheese as it was on the Deluxe and even those of us who felt the Deluxe was rather too much didn't mind the Talent at all. A lot softer in colour scheme to nicely match the much softer mouse pad itself.
The second thing you notice after the more subdued colour scheme is the size. If you're a bit of a size king and feel that bigger is most definitely better, then have I got a mouse mat for you. To call the PureTrak Talent a behemoth is doing it an injustice. It measures a considerable 19" x 14" and has 1/4" of depth. This most definitely isn't a mouse pad for those with limited desk space. It's huge.
Moving to the back we can see the thick layer of rubbery backing that provides not only the huge grip available to ensure you aren't slipping and sliding about, but also gives the mat it's glorious cushioning. This is the double-thick feather mattress of mouse mats.
Finally we'll take a look at how they perform and come to our conclusion.