Hardware One reviewt voor ons de EverGlide Large Attack Pad met mooi Quake III Arena logo. Lees het hele verhaaltje hier.
Due to the immense hype about the product, I was led to believe that it would boast some technological feat. At the back of my mind, I was probably expecting it to be foldable, transformable or maybe be able to glow in the dark! At first glance, the Large Attack Pad is basically a black oval chopping board with a portion chipped off at the bottom. The sides of it are curved and smoothed. A large logo of Quake III Arena is boldly printed on the surface. It actually looks like something taken off from a Batman movie. The bottom of the Pad sports six rubber stops for a firm grip on the desktop. It may sound odd, but a chopping board is the best way to describe the textured surface of the Attack Pad. But Mum's chopping board never looked this kewl…. The Attack Pad is virtually indestructible as it's made of a very hard plastic. Washing it with soap is not a problem as it dries easily and does not absorb moisture. The Attack Pad sports fine even bumps on its surface and they provide the mouse with a good tactile surface. This is also the reason why a regular kitchen chopping board will not do as a mousing surface. A regular chopping board possesses an irregular surface and mouse movements can be rather unpredictable. Dirt and gunk will fall through the depressions on the surface while the mouse travels on the bumps. This reduces the accumulation of dirt particles on the mouse ball and rollers.