December 27, 2012
Zowie Gear G-TF Speed Mousepad Review
ZOWIE GEAR is an innovative manufacturer of competitive gaming gear, founded late 2008 with a mission to develop the best competitive gaming gear available.We are not limited by shareholders telling us what we can or cannot do. We are a free-minded company consisting of experienced and creative individuals, united in ZOWIE on a common ground; our passion for gaming. No boundaries. No compromises. Just gaming.
About the Product
Today we will be reviewing G-TF Speed ( XL ) gaming mouse pad from Zowie Gear . Let us know some facts about this product
The idea for the G-TF speed came when we started working with the legendary Counter-Strike player Abdisamad ‘SpawN’ Mohamed – he wanted to develop a plastic mousepad, because he had always been an avid user of plastic surfaces, but we wanted to develop a cloth mousepad, because cloth was the more popular choice in the gaming scene at the time. After various brainstorms and meetings, we ended up with the idea for the G-TF mousepad, and the ambition was to create a mousepad which was the perfect mix between cloth’s comfort and flexibility and plastic’s high durability friction-free performance surface.
Features and Specifications
- The speed edition of the popular G-TF – faster than ever
- Newly designed rubber base for increased stability
- Liquid resistant surface allows for easy maintenance
- Triple-stitched edges preventing fray and increases the lifetime of the pad
- Rolled edges for added comfort while playing
- 100% compatible with all types of mice
- Perfectly oversized for gamers & designers: 440 x 320 x 2 mm / 17.3 x 12.6 x 0.08 inch
Packaging and Unboxing
G-TF Speed Comes in a long black box with a small transparent hole at the middle of it so you can see the color of the mouse pad which in this case is black . This type of packaging is very similar to the C-GM Gaming Mouse From Zowie Gear . You can see the model of the mouse pad is mentioned at below . Moreover some specifications are mentioned also on the back side of the box which you have seen in previous section .
This mouse pad is one of biggest mouse pad which Zowie Gear provides to gamers . So you should have a decent space at your desk . The size of the G-TF Speed is same as the size of C-GM Mouse pad . There are few improvements in this mouse pad which make it more better pad then C-GM . The surface of G-TF Speed is very tightly stiched and gives you a feel of plastic + cloth type material . This allows you the friction free gaming and gives you a firm feeling of thick cloth as well . Also this allows the mouse to glide so smoothly that you wont find in C-GM .
Also the surface of the G-TF Speed is water proof due to such treatment . Moreover you can see the sides and corners of the G-TF Speed is stitched very tightly so that it don’t get torn off or fray easily . There is one thing which you wont find in any other gaming mouse pad from Zowie Gear which is the ” S Spawn ” Logo at the bottom left . This was named after the legendary Counter-Strike player Abdisamad ‘SpawN’ Mohamed .
The back side of the G-TF Speed is made of very good rubber which allows the gamer to dont worry about losing the position of their mouse pads during intense combat scene . We have put it without applying a bit of water and test it for hours of gaming and it does not even a move a bit . But dont worry , if somehow the mouse pad leaves its grip just apply some bit of water and it will do work .
Testing and Conclusion
There are few test we made for this particular mouse pad . The first of all we threw some water on the surface of the G-TF speed just in case if a gamer drops his drink on his pad . The surface of the G-TF speed is water resistance . Just wipe the water off and you are good to go . Then we tried couple of Gaming Mice to test this mouse pad which are below ,
- Razer Naga
- Razer DeathAdder
- Roccat Lua
- SteelSeries Sensei
Each of the above mentioned mice performs at its best level the gliding of every mice was just perfect and could not be described . This definitely affect the gaming performanace . We tried couple of games which are well known in the gaming industry and gaming tournaments including DOTA 2 , Starcraft II , Diablo II , Counter Strike Global Offensive , BattleField 3 , Call of Duty Black Ops II .
We find that this mouse pad is made specially for FPS games but you can use this mouse pad for RPG games as well . The sensitivity and precise movement can be get by using this particular mouse and with the combination of speed too you are going on the top . We also recommend the other people like Graphic Designer , Photo Editors to try out this mouse pad too which will enhance their ability .
Well in the end all , we have left to say that this is one of the best mouse pad we have ever tested on the platform of TechTipsnReview . The Zowie Gear G-TF Speed Mousepad receives Best Buy Award at TechTipsnReview for Amazing Built Quality , Best Performance and Enthusiastic Design .