The QPAD XT-R is a very unique shape that curves in at the bottom moving away from QPAD’s rectangular designs; this shape gives the largest area possible as it follows the curve of your hand as you move the mouse. The surface is very smooth and is black with a grey outline of the QPAD logo.
The surface has a coating of ‘Carbytek’ (hard plastic coating) which creates a very smooth surface that should provide excellent precision. Also, there is very little friction which allows for greater mouse speed across the area.
There are a couple of logos on the front: a white ‘Q’ at the bottom along with the product name printed into the plastic at the top.
The sides of the XT-R have been really nicely finished – they are rounded off and very shiny giving a more professional look. Moreover in terms of thickness, this pad comes in at 4mm which means it’s not too raised up.
The back is ribbed and sports 8 rubber feet which provide enough friction to keep the mat firmly in place without any slipping or sliding.