ComparisonLet's move on to the comparisons! Unfortunately, I am in no possession of other hard pads, so I could only compare the Balteus to a few rather well-known cloth pads. The QcK Edge has a standard SteelSeries QcK surface, which makes it a somewhat rough micro-woven cloth mouse pad. The QcK Limited, on the other hand, is extremely smooth and has a much denser weave. Lastly, the DM Pad XL is quite similar to the QcK in terms of look and feel.
Balteus Qi vs. QcK Edge
Balteus Qi vs. QcK Limited
Balteus Qi vs. DM Pad XL
As you can see in these pictures, the textured plastic is obviously a very different surface from the cloth variants. Once again, most hard pads are usually very fast, but the Balteus seems to feature more of a control-oriented surface texture.