Gaming surfaces (or more commonly known as mouse pads) are not nearly as popular, nor offer as wide a selection of models, as the actual mice that operate on them. Truth be told, most people probably have a mouse mat as an afterthought. Think about it, how many people do you know that actually call it a “gaming surface” rather than a “mouse pad”? Do you game on it? Not exactly, if we split hairs. It’s quite a misnomer in my opinion, but I digress, so back to the real topic at hand.
Having used many different gaming surfaces / mouse pads, over the years, I can confidently say that the lowly mouse pad is a much-maligned product that deserves a higher status in the pecking order of gaming accessories. A great gaming surface does make a world of difference, even more so with a premium mouse.
Today we’re looking at three gaming surfaces / mouse pads from XTracGear, a specialist in the mouse pad accessory market. We’ve got the Carbonic, the Ripper, and the Ripper XXL up for testing. All are flexible control pads, and they range in size from rather small to utterly massive.
Let’s have a closer look at these mouse pads from XTracGear.