Nuke-Z N-2000 Mousepad

Nuke-Z N-2000 Mousepad

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Surface

The pad was tested with laser and optical mice. While some may still use an old fashion mouse ball, it will certainly not be in a gaming environment where mice and mouse pads have become an important asset. The following mice were used to test the Nuke-Z N-2000 mouse pad:
  • Logitech MX Revolution,
  • Sharkoon Rush Laser Mouse
  • Logitech MX518
The Logitech MX Revolution is one of the most advanced mice out there, but is not necessarily considered a gaming mouse. The Sharkoon Rush Laser Mouse on the other hand is geared toward gamers and offers a variable DPI setting between 400 and 2000 DPI. The Logitech MX518 is one of the most successful optical gaming mice and is still commonly used today as the weapon of choice.


The Nuke-Z has a very smooth surface and uses a combination of plastic cloth and foam to create a mouse pad.
The German Nuke-Z website includes a diagram (translated by TPU Staff member):

This does seem to be a very logical combination of cloth and plastic, which should increase the durability of the Nuke-Z N-2000. Other manufacturers of gaming mouse pads may use a similar technology to achieve higher durability.

Size


The N-2000 is very traditional in size. It is just as large as most office mouse pads out there. It is a lot smaller than the Nuke-Z N-2000 we reviewed here. The Nuke-Z N-2000 is definitely geared toward the high sensitivity gamer. Mid and low sensitivity players will not have the space needed to move their mouse and play games effectively.

Comfort


The Nuke-Z N-2000 is rather thick - a whooping 3.9 mm, making it much thicker than the Sharkoon 1337 Gaming Mat. This does make a difference in comfort as the mouse is noticeably higher than on a thin pad. Some may like this kind of setup, while other will find it rather uncomfortable. Other modern cloth pads tend to be thinner than this.

Durability

Durability is always a big concern with cloth based mouse pads, as they are fairly fragile, when compared to plastic mouse pads. The Nuke-Z N-2000 seems quite well built, but the edges may not hold as long as would be considered above average. A normal cloth pad lasts around 9-12 months, while high quality ones will last up to 2 years. Considering the build quality of the N-2000, I would place it at around 12 months. This is also due to the height of the mouse pad.
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