Date: April 18th, 2007
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Flexiglow
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
The Tracer comes packaged in a simple plastic shell with a hole cut out to feel the surface of the pad before opening. On the back are features and specs in a few different languages.
The only item inside the package other than the mouse pad itself is a care sheet. It explains some obvious things like using a damp cloth to clean it with and not to drop it or apply unreasonable force. Since it is made of acrylic glass as well as being illuminated, the price is higher than a lot of other mouse pads – around $30 US. Picking up the pad, I noticed it is very light and the surface is nice and slick with a very, very slight texture to it. It's a gaming mouse pad so I was expecting it to be fairly large but it's not so huge that it will take up too much desk space. With a thickness of only 5mm it has a pretty low profile which I prefer over thicker mouse pads.
The back of the pad reveals five feet to help keep it from sliding around. I found these to do an excellent job as the Tracer did not budge during several days of both gaming and general computer use.
Attached to the Tracer is a six foot long USB cable that powers the LEDs for illumination. Simply plug it into any available USB port and the pad will stay illuminated even after the PC is shut off (provided the power supply is on of course).The brightness of the LEDs can be controlled by a dial on the USB cable.
With the brightness set on the highest level, the LEDs shine pretty brightly. It looks really cool, but keep in mind the Tracer will probably not survive a fall to the ground due to the acrylic glass construction. So be careful when taking it to a LAN!