To test the Nova Master, Killer 2, QPAD CT, and Steelseries QcK Heavy we made the point of testing the pad on a variety of genres to see how the pads performed in different gaming conditions. The games used to test the gaming pads were - Unreal Tournament 3, Call of Duty 4, Crysis and Assasin's Creed. We tested on 3 FPS games and 1 3rd person action adventure. There are a vast difference in gaming speeds and interactions in these games so this gave us plenty of gaming experience with the all 4 pads being tested.
The mouse used in this test was the Logitech MX-518 gaming mouse (1800DPI). Across all the games tested the mouse responded very well when sat on the all the pads.
Nova Master - The mouse glided smoothly, there wasn't a moment that it fell off the edge and the whole experience very pleasing.
Nova Killer 2 - Overal experience was fantastic. Very spacious and precise although not as comfortable as the other pads.
QPAD CT - The CT felt great, the large space was very useful and the response from the MX-518 was very pleasant.
Steelseries QcK - Almost faultless, moved slightly whilst gaming. Huge surface coverage and very comfortable. Glide is excellent. Very precise.
To conclude, all pads we reviewed have been excellent quality. Choosing the winner is quite difficult because all of the pads have been produced to a very high standard and it would be down to personal preference at the end of the day. I personally prefer plastic pads, and I like the designs from Nova Gaming. If I was in the market for buying one of these I would defiantely opt for the Killer 2 pad.
The QPAD CT is by far the most eye catching of all the designs features in this review and definately my favourite visually because of the colours and effects used.
The most comfortable pad in this review had to be the Steelseries QcK Heavy. During the tests we used the pads for hours on end and the QcK was comfortable from start to finish, no rough edges or wrist/hand ache.
All pads will give you excellent precision and should improve your gaming experience. Every gamer should be equipped with one of the pads included in this review. We were very impressed by all the pads provided and we would like to give a big thankyou to Nova Gaming, QPAD and Steelseries for supplying us with the gaming surfaces included in this review.