Thursday, March 1, 2018

This cloth mouse pad also has integrated RGB lighting

A reasonably priced RGB mouse pad.


Sharkoon has added another mouse pad to its 1337 series, one that is made of cloth and has RGB lighting. Being a cloth mouse pad with RGB lighting makes it somewhat unique, though gamers who are drawn to such a thing might be more appreciative of the price tag—just €20 (there's no mention of US pricing), compared to twice as much or more for some other RGB mouse pads that are out there.
Razer's Firefly Chroma, for example, sells for around €68 in Europe and $55 in the US. Likewise, the cloth edition of Corsair's MM800 RGB Polaris goes for €70 in Europe and $60 in the US (currently on sale for $50). SteelSeries' QcK Prism offers both cloth and hard surfaces on the same mouse pad, but sells €69 in Europe and $49 in the US. So by those measures, Sharkoon's mouse pad is a bargain and perhaps makes up for its "1337" branding.


The 1337 RGB measures 359mm wide by 297mm deep, and is 3mm thick. It has a rubber base to prevent it from sliding around your desk.
There's also a controller on the top of the pad, with built-in guides for your mouse cable (if you're not using a wireless rodent). A braided USB cable provides power for the RGB lighting. A button on the controller lets you cycle through colors and lighting effects, and adjust the brightness
The press release did not mention US pricing, and we couldn't find Sharkoon's 1337 RGB at any vendors anywhere (at the time of this writing). However, it's supposedly "available now," so we expect to see stock soon.

Thanks PC GAMER