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 Rantopad Mammoth:
- Logitech MX Revolution,
- Sharkoon Rush Laser Mouse
- Logitech MX518
As mentioned before the mouse pad does feel somewhat rough. But any mouse placed on the surface moved quite nicely. After I have personally used plastic pads for a long time, starting with the first Radpadz, this one is by far the best when it comes to mouse movement. All three mice did not have any problems on the mouse pad. The surface features a very randomized surface with different depths and sizes to make the pad a bit rough. This means that it will most likely not wear and become smooth as fast as pads which use equal round bumps to achieve a grade of roughness.
The Rantopad Mammoth is of traditional size, which is much better for my type of gaming. I am a high sensitivity gamer, which means that small mouse movement will yield large movement on the screen. It may not be that great for low sensitivity gamers, but there are not a lot of large plastic pads out there as they are simply too fragile when so large, while not offering very good transportability for LAN parties.
The thickness or thinness of the Rantopad is simply said: perfect. It is a mere 1.5 mm thick which is much thinner than most plastic pads and the majority of cloth pads out there. This means there is no noticeable rise on the table, making gaming even more comfortable.