Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: XFX
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
There's nothing particularly flashy about the WarPad - at its core it's simply a large, thick mousepad with a smooth cloth surface and rubber backing. However, there's one major feature that sets it apart from other gaming pads.
At the end of the pad you will find the clamp mechanism. It will clamp onto a desk edge up to two inches thick, and also needs a two inch deep lip for it to remain secure.
The clamp is pretty tough to open, but that's a plus - it ensures a tight, secure fit. When the WarPad is in place the clamp protrudes out a couple inches, providing an area to rest your wrist.
PRODUCT USE AND TESTING
The WarPad's design makes quite a difference in terms of comfort, and this became pretty apparent after gaming for a few continuous hours. The extra wrist support really cut down on pain and fatigue in my wrist and forearm that I always seem to experience, regardless of the gear being used. To sum it up, XFX took a simple concept and successfully addressed a longtime annoyance that nearly every computer user can attest to.
The surface of the pad is large and smooth and any gaming mouse will glide over it with ease, and the rubber backing does a good job of keeping the pad in place. But the true appeal of the WarPad is in the clamping mechanism. Not only does it help to provide comfort, it eliminates the distraction caused by a mouse pad that is moving around. Less distraction results in improved focus, which can aid in honing your game skills. The clamp is tight enough that it never shifted around even after playing fast paced games, but I could still slide it left or right if I needed to. I never found myself running out of space on the pad; the surface area was plenty big enough for both gaming and other PC tasks.