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I managed to pick up my Taito to around £15, This is not the cheapest however. I have seen them for £10 onwards to £20.
The mat itself is very large, about 50x30cm (i think that is correct, very sorry if its not but it would only be larger than what i have put) so there is more than enough room to fling your mouse around, weather you are a gamer, a pixel artist, a 3d modeler.. the list goes on. Basically this mouse mat provides a perfect surface that your mouse can read at resolutions of up to 8000 DPI. Meaning that even if you use a very high DPI mouse, you won't be skipping any pixels.
The Taito itself is made of a shiny, very smooth black material. That if you look very closely has the texture (but a lot smaller) of a honeycomb (or if your a fan of chocolate.... a crunchy) This is what provides the great responsive surface. The back of the mat is a thick-ish black rubber, non-slip surface, I have to say it amazing at keeping the mat still. I play a lot of quake LIVE with a low sensitivity (resulting in a lot of mouse movement) and it has not yet moved an inch, i should also say that my tables is a very smooth polished wood, so extra marks for the Taito there.
I recommend this pad for anyone looking for a large gaming area. Also, note that Roccat make a Taito king size. I have used the king and it is great if you really do move your mouse a lot.
So all in all this mouse pad is one of the best out there, at the moment at least, if you feel you can spend between 10-20 pounds to enhance your gaming experience. I suggest you do so.
I've had this mouse mat, the Roccat Taito for some time now so have had a good chance to give it a good test drive. It is available for approximately £12 which may sound a lot when you compare it to the freebie mouse mats that you may get from some places.
The first thing I noticed when receiving this mouse mat was its shear size, it is a very large mouse mat. It is about 40cm across by 32cm. This allows for plenty of space for use with any mouse. The large surface area makes it fantastic for anyone interested in playing pc games or does a lot of design work with a lot of detail.
The surface of the mat is a very smooth fabric not a hard brittle plastic that you see on some types of mouse mat. This also allows the mouse mat to be quite flexible it can be rolled up and easily transported. Rolling it up doesn't cause it to become creases and it will always sit perfectly flat. The underside of the mouse mat is comprised of a very grippy rubber which means that the mouse mat will not move no matter how much or how violently you move the mouse around on it.
The mouse mat has a very simple design, it is mainly plain black apart from the Roccat logo in the bottom right hand corner also with the name of the mouse mat.
Overall I would definitely recommend this mouse mat, it may not always be for everyone but it is a brilliantly smooth surface that any mouse will work perfectly on and gives you plenty of elbow room.
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