Roccat Taito Kingsize mTw Edition mousepad review



Just like the regular Taito mousemat, the Kingsize edition is just 3.45mm thick.



Here's a closeup of the Taito Kingsize, it consists of three main layers. The upper layer is a heat-treated nano pattern, the base is rubberized and in between is a layer of foam. One of the main issues with cloth mousepads is the durability, and while the Taito Kingsize feels more solid than el cheapo cloth mousepads, I have some concern about the long-term durability of this mousepad. It's hard to estimate how well it will fare but it's definitely not as durable as a decent hard plastic mousepad.



The Taito Kingsize can be rolled up but unfortunately it's not waterproof. Liquids can enter the top surface, so if you spill a soft drink on your mousemat you won't be able to just wash it off like you can do with a plastic mousepad.



Testing
To test the Roccat Taito Kingsize I used it for a couple of gaming and work sessions with various mice, including the Razer Lachesis, Logitech MX1000 and Roccat Pyra. The surface of the mousemat feels great and is very comfortable, and its texture provides excellent tracking. My mice move across the Taito with relatively little resistance and the rubberized backing plus the large surface area ensures that the mousepad doesn't move even an inch. Noise is minimal and if you are a low-sensitivity gamer you'll love the massive amount of surface area of this mousemat.



Conclusion
Fans of very large fabric mousepads will absolutely love the Roccat Taito Kingsize mTw Edition, this massive mousemat provides excellent tracking, has a smooth surface, and is very comfortable to use. The only downside is the long-term durability, while cloth mousepads have some advantages, durability is definitely not one of them.

The Roccat Taito Kingsize mTw Edition can be found in Europe for 20-25EUR.

The Good Stuff
  • It's big
  • Smooth surface
  • Comfortable
  • Relatively affordable
  • Rubber backing keeps the mousepad well in place

    The Bad Stuff
  • Long-term durability
  • Not waterproof
  • Perhaps too big for most gamers

    I give the Roccat Taito Kingsize mTw Edition a 8/10.

    Added: September 22nd 2010
    Product reviewed: Roccat Taito Kingsize mTw Edition mousepad
    Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck
    Score: 8/10
    Page: 2/2



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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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