SurfaceThe 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 Z8 mouse pad:
- Logitech MX Revolution,
- Sharkoon Rush Laser Mouse
- Logitech MX518
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 raise durability of the Nuke-Z Z8. Other manufacturers of gaming mouse pads may use a similar technology to achieve higher durability.
The Z8 is a lot bigger than the N-2000 but a bit smaller than the Sharkoon 1337 XL Gaming Mat (which we reviewed here. The Nuke-Z Z8 offers a good area & size compromise for most low sensitivity gamers.
The Nuke-Z Z8 is rather thick. 3.9 mm are fairly thick, compared to the even larger Sharkoon pad. 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.