|Everglide Large attack pad review|
Everglide Attack Pad review
EverGlide - the mousepad every HardCore gamer who plays more Q3 than they spend time with their wife ( insert other ;family; school; etc.) need.
In the attempt of getting "real" mousepads to Norway - we contacted our sponsor GlobalCool and asked if they would be interested in selling the Everglide mousing surface. They was, and we got in contact with Everglide and asked them for some sample pads so we could take a closer look at their product. We soon after got the Everglide Attack pad - it was black and had a small Everglide logo on it. What first hit me when I got the pad was: " Man , you could kill with this" - It was so hard and robust, I even tried smashing it a little to see if it would brake - which it did not, I didn`t see a bulge.
The Everglide Attack pad next to it`s bigger brother the Giganta.
The EverGlide Attack pad is shaped as an oval circle with a little piece cut away to lay your wrist on. It has rounded edges, which is a very good thing - on a normal mousepad you would not always notice when the mouse is heading way of the pad - but on the attack pad you could clearly notice by the tilt of the mouse created by the edges if it was very offcenter. The EverGlide is somewhat higher than normal pads and have four legs underneath it to prevent it from sliding on the table surface. The Attack pad surface is SO smooth... when I first put my mouse on it I could hardly believe the sensitivity it gave the mouse. It also gave much less pressure on the hand as the pad almost had no friction. The pad have a rumor that it`s a teflon killer. I have not experienced this myself - but a friend of mine had some accidents where the mouse`s teflon pads were ripped off. I believe this happened when the mouse`s teflon pads touched the sharp edge of the pad, which brings me to my next comment - the attack pad is a bit too small, if you, like me play with very low sensitivity to get that perfect aim you will experience that size does matter. It`s perfect for normal Windows work but I tend to get a little to much of the "Lift the mouse and place it on the other side of the pad" maneuver because of it`s small size.
A pick of the "non-slip" feets under the pad
What is there to say! No mousing surface I have ever used so far can match the Everglide when it comes to gaming. The sensitivity and perfection of the Pad makes a excellent combination for fragging. The first thing I noticed was the precision the pad had when making "fast" movements with the mouse, it`s very easy to get the crosshair aimed directly where you want it to go. After using the pad for a short week now I already see improvements in some games. I mostly play Half-Life Counterstrike Mod and some Quake3 and I noticed an improvement in both games. The Attack pads surface is slightly too little, if you, like me use very low sensitivity in the games you will experience much of where you lift the mouse and put it on the other side off the pad. This can be very annoying, especially in gunfights where there is no time for "mouse looping". I also experienced after some weeks of heavily use of this pad that the legs underneath it got rounder and smoother - which resulted in the pad sliding on the table when "mousing to hard". I also found out that after some long periods of use that my wrist would hurt! But that`s maybe the price to pay to get such perfection when mousing.
Picture of the Attack pads mousing surface.
The EverGlide Attack pad has some negative and some positives sides, mostly positive that is. It has the perfect surface that every HardCore gamer craves and need`s to get that extra little touch. The only "real" negative side I can find about it, is it`s size. A somewhat larger pad would be preferred. But no pad I have ever used can match the Everglide.
Update: After using the Everglide Attack pad now for almost a year I have noticed some things. The "non slip" feets under the pad are as far as I can see totaly useless. After using the pad everyday for a year these feets have lost all grip they got. My Attack pad will wander around the desk everytime I make a move with my mouse. Which can be very anoying to say atleast when you are trying to pick that perfect headshot. Also the teflon feets under my intellimouse are being slowly eaten up by the surface. I mentioned all these things in the review but they became much clearer as the time went by.