Func Surface 1030 XL Review

Editor: Tim Harmer  Date: 14-11-12   0 Comment(s) - Join the discussion here
Introduction


Product On Review: Func Surface 1030XL
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Func
Street Price: TBA


Established 1999 in California, Func is a venerable brand in the gaming peripherals market. The company focus on mousing surfaces for gaming, with 2001 heralding the retail release of the original sUrface 1030 gaming mousemat which was later updated to the Surface 1030 Archetype. They've been quiet for a while as the market has caught up, augmenting their product range with cleaning fluids for the Surface 1030 range and releasing a more traditional mousemat in the form of the F-Series, until now.

About Func

We redefined the gaming experience. It's time to make history once again.

Func will once again redefine the gaming experience with cutting edge products to make history for a second time. In 2012, Func decided it was time to revamp the look and feel of the brand and give it a fresh image. But bringing Func back to you is so much more than cosmetic changes, it’s about enhancing your gaming experience in a more meaningful way. We want to make a difference in performance, just like we did back in the day, and we want to do it in an honest and trustworthy way.

What looks simple and obvious to the untrained eye is, to us, a complex challenge. The term “ergonomics” is very commonly used today. Did you know that we spent more than 100 hours studying the human hand and how the mouse body can be improved? Not to mention the hours spent on testing the perfect placement of the buttons. Did you know that we have tested more than 200 different surface materials in search of the perfect tracking conditions?

There are no shortcuts in this business and functionality kicks in where simplicity doesn’t make any sense. We believe that your performance (besides your personal skills and training) can only be enhanced by the usability of the functions and not simply by a bunch of fancy gimmicks marketed as revolutionary product development. They make you buy it but it doesn’t give you any advantage at all.






This review is for the latest of Func's mousing surfaces, the Surface 1030 XL. Both Surface 1030 L and XL re-purpose the core double-sided concept of the sUrface 1030, but with a significantly larger mousing area and revised textures to improve competitiveness. As with the Surface 1030 Archetype, the 1030L and XL are designed to be washable, durable, and provide two different surface types to better suit a variety of mice.

About the Surface 1030XL

Probably one of the best selling mouse surfaces ever introduced, the Surface 1030 once changed the world of gaming and now we continue to improve the standard of quality. By now, everybody knows how important your mouse surface is in order to perform precise movements at high speeds. It’s a matter of life and death to have only the best surface under your mouse; no one serious about the game can afford tracking loss or skips during intensive gameplay. The new surface 1030 takes the award-winning concept to a higher level with a more functional design and a bigger tracking area.




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