Valkor has returned from his Pepcom event in San Francisco and he's brought along a bunch of tech and gaming goodies in tow. Dude knows I’m a bit particular about my gaming equipment. So when he brought me a HyperX Fury S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad stating this might be the one, I immediately ran it through my mental checklist for mouse pads and the Fury S checks off on a lot of them.
Now I've gone through my share of mouse pads between working at TOV and at home. And I think the count is up to 16 in 5 years. At this point, I have come to this conclusion: thin mouse pads last a long time. This is because there's hardly any padding to allow for collapse, lump, or fray. which can be unforgiving as you play for long hours. They're also very easy to transport as it will roll up pretty tight and not take up much space. The only real problem I’ve ever had with the thin pads is with the sticky underside, plus they have a tendency to roll up on me due to the lack of rigidity. On the other hand, thick is more comfortable for long term play and has very little rolling because of the rigidness of the pad. So, depending on how you treat the padding is how long it will last, which for some of you out there, might mean only a few months.
I unboxed and started gaming with the Fury S for about a week, putting in an average of 2 hrs per session. The version I’m testing out is the 360mm X 300mm; for those imperialist, it's roughly 14” X 11.8”, with black cloth on black trim and of course the red HyperX logo. The mice I’m using with the pad are the SteelSeries Sensei and the Mad Catz R.A.T. 9. Thus far performance has been constant on both devices.
Comfort/Stability - The 3mm thickness of the rubber is very comfortable for the times that I've used the Fury S. Also, I haven’t had any roll issues as expected with the thick padding and rubber mesh underneath.
Accuracy - The woven cloth has been working out very well as I haven’t experienced any slippage and my aim has always been on point.
Durability – This is where the Fury S Pro shined; we're not dealing with just a glued on cloth, rather it’s a stitched border to resist fraying and a rubber mesh padding that as far as I can tell is sewn in also. I genuinely wouldn’t be worried about transporting it from event to event or the occasional LAN party.
I had high expectations for the HyperX Fury S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad; and in the end, it met and exceeded all of my expectations checking off my list of durability, flexibility, comfort and a few others. So, out of TOV 5 stars, I give the HyperX Fury S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad a perfect 5.