Review of XTraGear Carbonic XXL Desk Mat


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Up for review today I have a rather large mousepad, or desk mat as they’re called, from XTracGear called the Carbonic XXL. This pad features a carbon fiber pattern that not only looks good but allows your mouse sensor to track better. The mat also features full stitching all around the edges of the mat to make sure it won’t fray or separate like some cloth pads tend to do after time. Read on to learn more…

Specifications and Features

Carbonic XXL Desk Mat

Carbonic XXL desk mat is designed to fit beneath your keyboard and mouse. The Carbonic XXL is slim design and will fit more shallow desktop areas with greater ease.

The surface of the Carbonic XXL is our slick polished textile and we’ve incorporated our high definition (HD) repeating carbon fiber print pattern. The purpose of this design not only looks great on your desktop surface, it also is designed to enhance your mouse cursor tracking accuracy.

Overlock edge stitching holds the edges in place and adds strength to the surround of this desk mat. Underneath we’ve added our award wining Sure Grip open cell rubber base. The open cells within the rubber are tiny air pockets that flex when weight is applied to the surface of the Carbonic XXL. The feeling is like shock absorbers!

Another interesting benefit of the sheer size of the Carbonic XXL desk mat is the sound absorbent nature of textile. This desk mat helps in quieting the desktop area which is an awesome ergonomic feature that you can benefit from.

Features:
Polished textile surface
Overlock stitch edges
Enhanced Sure Grip comfortable open cell rubber backing
High Definition (HD) carbon fiber repeating print on the surface

Advantages:
Whisper quiet mouse surface helps make for an ergonomic desktop.
Our polished textile surface enhances the speed and glide of your computer mouse.
Overlock edge stitching makes the surround of the Carbonic XXL desk mat strong and durable.
Open celled rubber backing helps to cushion your wrist.
The desk top size of the XTracGear Carbonic XXL desk mat is excellent for users who prefer low sensitivity settings on their computer mice.

Specifications:
36” x 13” x 1/8” (91.44cm x 33.020cm)
Sure Grip enhanced rubber backing
Polished textile mousing surface
Overlock edge stitching

Price: $29.95 (from Amazon at time of review)

The Review


The Carbonic XXL comes shipped in a very sturdy and nice looking box. You can keep the box for use later if you wish to transport the mat anywhere.

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The Carbonic XXL comes rolled up in a plastic bag essentially for shipping, just slip it out and lay it flat and you’re ready to go.

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It’s a desk mat so it’s large at 36” x 13” x 1/8” or 91.44cm x 33.020cm. First impression is that it looks great and it’s well made.

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In the bottom right corner is the XTracGear logo along with the Carbonic XXL name and the website address. One of the not so great things about most cloth pads is that they tend to separate along the edges after a while just from normal use. XTracGear has come up with a solution to this as they’ve stitched all around the outside edge of the Carbonic XXL which they’re calling Overlock edge stitching which looks good and seems to do a great job of keep th4e mat together.

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The Carbonic XXL gets it’s name not only from the size of it but the carbon fiber pattern on the front of it that not only looks great but helps your mouse track better.

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The back or bottom of the Carbonic XXL is rubberized or what XtracGear calls Enhanced Sure Grip rubber cell backing, whatever it’s called it will keep the mat in place wherever you put it.

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I grabbed a keyboard and a mouse to show just how big the Carbonic XXL is, you can easily fit both keyboard and mouse on it and have room to spare that’s for sure.

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One of my favorite desk mats is the XtracGear Ripper XXL which is even larger than the Carbonic XXL by several inches, at least as to how tall it is anyway, it just covers more of your desk really. I like the Carbonic XXL but I personally prefer the Ripper XXL as I do have a very large desk so it fits just fine.

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So I used the Carbonic XXL as my mousepad for daily use and gaming, I have my keyboard on it as well. I do like having my keyboard on it as it provides a nice cushion while typing and it just makes things more comfortable for sure.

My mouse is the Feenix Nascita 2014 edition and it tracked perfectly fine, no problems at all. It’s a cloth pad so it does offer a bit of resistance which equals more control, but the material does allow the mouse to just glide across the surface easily.

 

Conclusion

The XTracGear Carbonic XXL is an excellent choice for a desk mat, it’s made very well and looks great and the carbon fiber pattern allows your mouse to track perfectly.

The Carbonic XXL isn’t for everyone of course, you’ll need to a large desk, but it is smaller than other desk mats on the market so you won’t need that much room really.

I personally like desk mats as they offer a comfortable surface to work on and you don’t need a separate mousepad as it’s all just one piece.

If you’re looking for a new desk mat then I can highly recommend the XTracGear Carbonic XXL.

Pros:
+Great looking
+Well made
+Excellent tracking

Cons:
-None

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Grading

Scores Out of 10
Overallscore-10-10
Design / Aestheticscore-10-10
Value / Pricescore-10-10
Performance / Usagescore-10-10

Disclosure: This product was given to us for review by the company for review purposes only, and is not considered by us as payment for the review.

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