Well if you thought that your mousepad was big, then check out what we have here today! The
X-Trac Hammer is a huge mousepad, with its 43.2cm x 27.9cm (11” X 17”) it is practically as
big as most keyboards. If you were ever swearing because your mousepad was too small then
read this review to see if this is the
pad for you.
Well when this mousepad arrived from Dex Systems
I was a bit astonished by its size. I knew that it would be
big, but in real it looked bigger than what I had expected from the photos and
specifications. The X-Trac Hammer mousepad has a hard plastic surface with blue-greenish
hexagonal textures printed on it with random black dots to ensure precise control with your
Size : 43.2cm x 27.9cm (11” X 17”)
Thickness : 1mm
Surface : Semi-flexible hard Plastic, slightly textured to provide some feedback
Pattern : Hexagonal with random dot configuration to ensure precise control (patent
Backing : Sure Grip II Rubber like material
Durability : Extremely durable if properly taken care of
Resolution 800 dpi (dots per inch)
On the first picture you can see how thick/thin the X-Trac Hammer is : 1mm. On the second
picture you can see that it is semi-flexible, you can bend it, but do not bend it too much
or you will not be able to bring it back to its original state. The backside of this
mousepad is plain white. The makers of the X-trac mousepads say that the backing has a 'Sure
Grip II' rubber like material to prevent slipping.
Here you can see the X-trac Hammer next to a X-trac Pro HS mousepad and a clear Speed-Pad from Compad. Like you can see the Hammer is twice as big as the X-Trac Pro HS.
And to end this review here a few pictures of the X-Trac Hammer mousepad on my desk with a Logitech MX700 mouse. Huge isn't it.
This is another fine mousepad from X-Trac Pads. It is huge and provides a very smooth and precise surface for optical mice.
In America it is available from PCXmods for $19.95 (without shipping, USPS Priority Mail is available for $5.50) and in Europe from Dex Systems for €33.79 (Shipping included). A full list of resellers can be found here.
The Good Stuff
- Quality mousepad
- Surface is smooth
- Very precise with optical mice
- Rubber backing prevents slipping on your desk
- Easy to clean
The Bad Stuff
- Price is fairly high, especially the European price.
By the way Dex Systems ships a free sample of X-Trac Eels together with each order.
|X-Trac Eel users normally notice a 50-70%
improvement in mouse movement, for both optical and standard mice.
This transparent semi-teflon material makes the mouse glide around the
mouse pad, increasing its life expectancy and reducing friction
The X-Trac Eels™ are ideal for everybody, and specially for gamers and
graphic designers with hard surface mouse pads.
The X-Trac Hammer mousepad received a 8/10 from DV Hardware!
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