IntroductionI would like XTracPads for supplying the review sample.
The following quotes taken from the XTracPads website give you an idea about the company's mentality and philosophy:
About:We will take a look at the XTracPads Zoom today.
Started in March of 2002 by a group of hard-core PC gamers, our mousing surfaces and accessories have won countless awards. We offer an expanding variety of surfaces and optical mouse pad sizes. Not only are our products used in computer gaming, they are equally efficient for many other applications such as digital animation, desktop publishing and more. The medical, military, gaming, art, scientific and aerospace industries all benefit from the high quality, speed and accuracy found in all XTracPads optical mouse pads. XTracPads is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah.
We thought it was appropriate to have a special page dedicated to everyone that has contributed to the success of our company. Thanks to a higher power for providing inspiration each and every day. To all our customers and loyal fans, XTracPads would not be where we are today without you... "Thank you!" Thank you to our resellers and business partners all over the world. All our friends and affiliates in the review world, thank you for taking your valuable time to give your honest opinions on the products we've sent you for review.
- Super thin design
- Easy to clean
- Super slick plastic surface
- Hexagon pattern for enhanced tracking
- Sure Grip III rubber backing
The Zoom pad comes in the same type of packaging as the XTracPads Pro we reviewed here. It utilizes a blue/black theme to set itself apart from the Pro, which uses a red/black package. The front lets the potential buyer know what type of pad they will be getting and even has a small hole so you can run your fingers over the surface to get an idea of its structure. On the back you will find a list of features and specifications as well as a quote from a review.
As is the case with all XTracPads products, there is a sticker with the company logo and website included.
The pad itself shares the same theme as the Pro. The hexagonal shapes and wide black stripe look identical. The bottom right features the company logo and website adress as well as the name of the mouse pad - Zoom.
The Zoom pad sports a white surface, this is why it may be a bit hard to see. It is covered with some non-sticky, non-removable adhesive to hold the pad in place. This backing is called "Sure Grip III".