December 22, 2008

Review: Razer Destructor Mousepad

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Most gamers don’t think of their mouse pad as a key ingredient for success. Hardcore gamers know better, though. The Destructor is a firm pad with a hard, [img_assist|nid=34064|title=Building a better mousepad|desc=The Destructor, Razer’s latest model of mousepad.|link=none|align=left|width=|height=0]low-friction coating on the top and a soft rubber coating on the bottom. It is my third gaming mousepad, replacing my previous Razer eXactMat. This one even comes with its own carrying sleeve, which helps it give off that ‘high-end’ feel.

The Destructor has a smoother, more slippery surface than the eXactMat. The lower friction helps the user make small, precise movements, which are ideal for gaming, Photoshop, CAD, and the like. The watermarks are also a more subtle and professional-looking gray instead of the green on the eXactMat. Performance is an expected grade better than that of the eXactMat. I just created a Quake Live account, so I’ve been giving this pad an extensive run-through. Once again, this pad beats any other mousepad I’ve used — which, aside from the eXactMat, would include the 3M Precision Mousing Surface. I wasn’t really expecting anything less for the price.