XTracPads Ripper XL v2 Mouse Mat
Published: 12th August 2007 | Source: XTrac Pads | Price: |
For the testing part of the review today I will be using my current rig - AquAus
AquAus is currently running dual boot Microsoft Windows XP/Vista and is fully patched and using the latest available drivers at the time of review. Components included are:
| *Intel Core 2 Duo e6850 Rev. G0 (L723A)|
*Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi
*ASUS EN8800 GTS Core:663Mhz/Memory:1014Mhz
*2GB OCZ PC2-6400 FlexXLC Cas 3 (5-4-4-15)
*2 x 250GB SATA II Seagate NCQ 16Mb cache 7200.10 - RAID 0
*1 x 200 SATA Seagate Barracuda (Storage)
*Pioneer DVR-A11XLB DVD
*Silverstone Strider ST60F 600W Modular PSU
*Black Silverstone SST-TJ-07BW Full tower case
*Scythe Kama Meter fan controller
All testing will be conducted from within Windows Vista.
In order to try and give our readers an holistic idea of how the XTrac Ripper XL mouse mat performs, I will be testing under conditions that the 'average Joe user' would more than likely encounter.
For the first phase of the test I will throw myself, my Logitech G7 and the Ripper XL into first person shooter-ville. I will be using Valve's Counter Strike:Source; idsoftware's Quake 4; infinity ward's Call Of Duty 2 and for good measure some MMORPG courtesy of World of Warcraft.
For the second testing phase I will be looking at how well the Ripper XL allows for user control when browsing the internet, along with some image manipulation courtesy of Adobe Photoshop CS3.
Because my Logitech G7 allows for adjustable dpi 'on the fly', I will be using it for making speed adjustments when/if necessary.
Let's get gaming...