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XTracGear Carbonic, Ripper and Ripper XXL Mouse Pads Review (Page 3)

Chad Sebring | Jul 29, 2014 at 1:10 am CDT - 1 min, 58 secs time to read this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: XTracGear

XTracGear Ripper Mouse Pad

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The XTracGear Ripper comes rolled up inside of a cardboard box. We see the red and black theme has continued to the Carbonic packaging, and this mouse pad is much older. We can see from these two sides that we again get a recyclable package, and a "large" mouse surface.

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The back of the box offers close up images of the foam backing, and cloth used on the top before an image of the product, and its specifications. Along with telling you to find XTracGear on Facebook, this Ripper also offers a QR code, so at least the packaging has been refreshed since its initial release.

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Something we really liked when looking at the packaging was this smaller end, where XTracGear shows us to open the packaging here to release the awesome inside.

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With the Ripper, we get an entirely black cloth top, and this time the weave is tighter; compared to the Carbonic, the feel of this pad is a fair bit smoother to the touch. We again see the large logo and naming applied in the bottom right corner. The logo on the Ripper is the same size as it is on the Carbonic, so that should give a sense of its size.

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As we zoom in to the top of the Ripper, we can see the weave much clearer this time, and there is a visible shine to the threads. This shine is left over from the polishing that is done to remove all loose threads, and make sliding a mouse on this surface nearly effortless.

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What does not change across all of these pads is the thickness of the foam center, and the pattern applied to the back to keep these pads in place. It is also easy to see where the laser has cut the cloth and melted it to the foam, as the light reflects off the edge of the cloth top.

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With the same mouse placed on top of the Ripper, we now see where the advantage goes to the low DPI/CPI gamers out there. Even as you drop the DPI to snipe that headshot, there is ample room to move around, and the need to lift the mouse is much less frequent with this pad.

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Chad Sebring

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chad Sebring

After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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