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Surface 1030 fUnc Pad Mousing Surface - Testing and Conclusion

Mousing surfaces are probably the most under looked type of product when it comes to computing these days. Many companies have made a handsome living out of producing high quality mouse surfaces for computer users with the gamer in mind. One such company who has made a living out of this production is fUnc Industries with their Surface 1030 fUnc Pad which Shawn "Toxic" Baker takes a quick look at today!

| Mouse Pads in Peripherals | Posted: Mar 1, 2003 5:00 am

Testing

 

What better way to test a mouse or mouse pad out then loading up a good game. Today's game of choice was the newly released Command and Conquer: Generals which, being an RTS, is solely mouse driven. While I prevent myself from telling people how good the game is I will get straight down to the point, this mouse pad is a beautiful piece of work. It will take some getting used to, mainly due to the fact that the surface is so smooth you will have to adjust your mouse sensitivity. Once you find that perfect level your mouse will simply glide from one side of the screen to the other.

 

When I loaded up the old classic Counter-Strike I found myself having to adjust my sensitivity again. This is defiantly not a bad thing, but you will find yourself setting it lower then a bit higher and etc, eventually you will find the sweet spot. I even ended up dropping my mouse sensitivity in Windows, obviously some are going to adjust it more then others, depending on what surface they are moving from. I didn't actually realize but my desk would bog my mouse down a fair bit and I think most people will find the same thing.

 

The other disadvantage to mouse pads is that you severely limit the amount of space you can move your mouse, this was the main reason the RatPadz was a personal favorite as it had a very large surface area. The fUnc pad feels slightly bigger and you shouldn't find yourself trying to force your mouse off the edge of the pad.

 

Conclusion

 

This is definitely the best mouse pad I have ever had a chance to work with. When teamed up with the newer Explorer 3 mouse you will find yourself wondering how you ever enjoyed working with out a mouse pad or even worse, a cheap rubber excuse for a pad. Obviously at $AU60 this pad isn't for everyone and fUnc Industries know that. It is classed as a Competition Mousing Surface, so if you're someone who does take their games more seriously then the average person this is going to be perfect for you for this particular niche.

 

Saying that, while I can't guarantee that you are going to improve your gaming ability all of a sudden, you may have a more relaxed time as it really does feel like your mouse is hovering in the air.

 

- Pros

 

Cord Clip is an excellent idea and works well

 

Double sided pad can give you up to twice the life span

 

Overall functionality is great

 

- Cons

 

Let down by a high price tag

 

Rating: 9/10 and TweakTown's Editors Choice Award

 

 

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