NikkTech | July 9, 2012
22-Way Mousepad Comparison - Newer Tech NuPad
By Nikk Kastrantas
THE NEWERTECH NUPAD EXECUTIVE
NewerTech doesn't manufacture gaming pads but they do manufacture a pair of nice looking everyday high quality pads for office use (mainly) so i was somewhat curious to see if they could be used at all with games.
There are two versions of the NuPad Executive edition currently in the market, one measuring 228.6mm in length, 228.6mm in width and the one we have here with us measuring 228.6mm in length and 152.4mm in width. Both versions feature high quality Brazilian leather at the top and an aluminum plate right beneath it.
Well gaming is really out of the question just by looking at the above picture, still i went ahead and gave it a try regardless.
Due to the aluminum plate stuck between the top and lower sections of the pad the Executive edition measures 9mm in height. However also thanks to the aluminum plate the pad feels extremely solid (and can also be used for self-defense).
The NuPad Executive features a very effective anti-glide sponge rubber material at the bottom.
Although tracking was actually quite good the executive pad is certainly not suitable for gaming, not only because of the small total surface area offered but also because of its height since it's not what I'd call convenient. Still for office use where quality is the decisive factor i can think of nothing better than the NuPad Executive.
THE NEWERTECH NUPAD LEATHER
The NuPad leather is exactly the same pad as the Executive but lacks the aluminum plate in the middle.
There are also two versions of the NuPad Leather edition currently available, the large version measuring 228.6mm in length, 228.6mm in width and the one we have here with us measuring 228.6mm in length and 152.4mm in width. Both versions feature high quality Brazilian leather coating just like the Executive model.
Once again the small size makes the NuPad Leather suitable for office/home use as long as it doesn't involve gaming.
As expected after testing the Executive NuPad the Leather version provided almost the same good tracking precision but the size is still not sufficient for gaming use. On the bright side since it's shorter than the Executive NuPad i found it's more comfortable after many hours of use.
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