Taito at your fingertips
Roccat is known for their excellent gaming mice, but their product line also includes gaming keyboards and mouse pads. As everyone knows, a good mouse pad is almost as important for a serious gamer as the mouse itself, especially since a good mouse pad is likely to protect your mouse from the mouse-feet-wearing reality of a tabletop.
Roccat Taito (Finnish for skill) Kingsize is, as the name suggests, a huge mouse pad. The mouse pad is officially reported to be 455mm x 370mm in size, but our careful measurements revealed that the actual size is closer to 447 x 380mm, which shows a troubling inconsistency between the measurement tools at Roccat science labs and our offices.
Kingsize on the testing table
The Taito Kingsize is advertised to possess such qualities as heat-treated nano pattern and improved axis-flow. According to Roccat, common fabric-surfaced mouse pads offer different degrees of friction for mouse movements in different directions, whereas Roccat Taito’s nano pattern ensures that the surface detail of the pad is symmetric and offers the same degree of friction to every direction. At the same time, the nano pattern should offer a very quiet surface for the mouse. Naturally, the first claim is a bit difficult to prove in normal gaming environments, but we can honestly praise the Taito for its quiet surface.
Usability: We found the Taito to be a very nice mouse pad. The soft surface makes very little noise when you move a mouse on the surface. Taito lies solidly on the table surface and never slips even in the most hectic gaming sessions. The size of the Taito gives you a lot of room for manoeuvring, but smaller gaming tables are not good hosts for it. Our various gaming mice read the mouse pad perfectly and the shooter gaming sessions did not suffer from the lack of headshots, so there's nothing to complain about on this front either.
Look and feel: The fabric surface is very comfortable as said above, but some gamers may feel a little turned off by the big mTw logo that adorns it, especially if they are not fans of the gaming clan in question. The thinness of the pad also allows you to roll up a little bit of it for a wrist-rest if you were to wish to do that.
Look & Feel: 8.5