Jetart MP2000

Peripherals

Jetart MP2000


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The mousepad itself looks good, managing to look unobtrusive but stylish. Its main body is fashioned out of reasonably thick injection moulded plastic with a small-ish microfibre surface for your rodent. It doesn’t exactly feel expensive but is sturdy enough for purpose and the useful blue power indicator light in the top right sets the design off nicely. There was nothing included other than the pad itself, which seems to be the norm for this kind of peripheral.


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The hub is located at the back of the pad with plenty of spacing between the ports so there shouldn’t be a problem even with chunkier USB pens – surprisingly (as there is no mention in the spec) there’s also a 5v DC in allowing the unit to also act as a full powered hub, although no power supply is included.


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The whole hub unit is actually located under the back of the pad meaning that the mouse surface is sloping and the pad itself is very thick – something that this reviewer actually found very comfortable, although it most likely isn’t for everyone and also makes the pad a bit bulky to carry around.


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The USB cord lives in its own little storage well, a nod to portability as it’s always irritating when you have to drag a mass of cables out of your bag. The chord is possibly the greatest design flaw if you’re not a notebook user as it only measures in at a little over two feet, making it almost certainly useless for those who use desktops kept on the floor. This can be fixed with a USB extension cable for about £2, but really is a glaring oversight that Jetart could easily fix by just including a USB extender.


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The pad sits on four rubber feet which are relatively stable, although it has an annoying tendency to slip when the mouse is being used vigorously.


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The mouse surface itself is a layer of microfibre on top of hard plastic. The surface is unusual for a modern pad, but it allows the mouse to glide around relatively easily on teflon surfers. The one downside to using this material is that it can suddenly produce a lot of friction if you pull the mouse at a certain angle. This isn’t anything that will get in the way of everyday use, but it’s enough to throw you off that crucial headshot in an FPS.

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Last modified: February 15, 2011

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