Roccat Hiro Gaming Mousepad
We tested the Hiro in gaming situations as well as day to day use, using the Roccat Kone XTD mouse. I’ve been using a metal mouse pad and while these are nice, they are also noisy. I’m constantly lifting my mouse off the surface and anyone who has done this on a metal mouse pad knows the sound of your mouse against metal becomes annoying after awhile.
I’ve also had problems in the winter months with static. When I touch the mouse pad I cause a static shock which in-turn causes the mouse to stop responding. I’ve not experienced this once with the Hiro, which is quite awesome because having this happen when you’re on a roll really sucks. With the Hiro having a large surface area, a good portion of my arm rests on the mouse pad. When I first started testing the Hiro I thought this was going to be a problem with sweating. However, to my amazement, the Hiro didn’t cause any perspiration and in my book that’s a great thing.
Throughout playing games and everyday browsing of the web the Hiro never came up short, impressing from the beginning. The smooth silicon surface provides great traction and precise aiming leaving you with the feeling your mouse is gliding on air. No resistance on the Hiro’s surface made for easily being able to put my retical exactly where I wanted it. Hiro’s surface has a protective coating making liquids just bead up. Even when leaving water on it for an extended period of time, it stayed on the surface and never soaked in.