We recently covered a waterproof keyboard
, which is just fine by itself, but the real mess-maker needs a full complement of waterproof accessories. Wouldn't want that coffee spill to not injure your keyboard, but totally ruin your mousepad, right? Sharkoon, an off-the-wall accessory maker, has just introduced their newest mousing pad, and it's two things primarily: cheap, and waterproof.
What's interesting is that you could argue that any hard-surfaced mousepad was "waterproof," as you can simply wipe away the beads of water and continue on. Well, as long as no liquid got up under your trackball or laser. But the difference here is that it's a textile pad, which certainly reminds more of mousepads 10 years ago than ones made today. But some folks do love that "cushion" feel, and we suspect Sharkoon is aiming for that crowd with this.
The new Rush Gaming pad is one of the larger ones we've seen, and the company promises that dust, crumbs and liquids won't penetrate the surface. It's built for the "low-sense gamer," who plays with a lower resolution and requires more freedom of movement. For LAN party people, it's easily rolled up and carried along. The pad is available now for 14.99 euros, but we aren't sure if a U.S. release is incoming.
Waterproof Textile Mouse Pad for Gamers
Heavy duty textile pad in large format with 444 x 345 mm / MSRP 14.99 euros
Sharkoon has now expanded it's specifically designed for gamers "Rush"
product series to mouse pads: The Sharkoon Rush Gaming Mouse pad in its
large size defines itself with precise sliding qualities and also with
a new, strainable textile surface in particular for demanding PC gamers.
Exceptional tightly woven fibers and an elaborate manufacturing process
ensure the texture is abrasion resistant and water proof. Dust, crumbs,
and liquids will not penetrate into the fabric and can simply be wiped
off. Ruinous and unattractive coffee or sweat stains are a thing of the
past. In addition, the granular texture ensures fast and precise mouse
movements with the rubberized base keeping the pad in place even in the
most hectic situations.
The mouse pad has a thickness of 4mm and offers a 444mm x 345mm edge
length which provides a generous action surface particularly for the
Low-Sense-Gamer, who plays with less mouse resolution and requires
freedom of movement. The cloth pad is suitable for all mouse types, and
the mouse pad can simply be rolled together for easy transport.
The Rush Outplay has already successfully passed the test of a
demanding gamer. Jan "moon" Stolle, who is a multiple German
Counter-Strike 1.6 champion with "Team ALTERNATE," provides the
assessment: "The pad has a very fast surface due to the special yarn
used. The Slap Stick Effect (Status Friction Effect) is reduced to a
minimum by the rough surface texture. Therefore, even smaller mouse
movements are extremely precise! The sensitivity remains constant
during a long period. For me, a genuine alternative to my plastic pad!
End customers will find the Sharkoon Rush Outplay Gaming Mouse pad
available immediately for the retail price 14.99 euros in authorized
For further questions, to request samples and/or photos, or other information please contact us or go to www.sharkoon.com.