I’m a fan of a good gaming mouse pad and have used a SteelSeries QCK mouse pad for years. I prefer cloth over any other material as it not only glides well, it cleans up well too. Over the last few years, the mouse pad seems to be getting bigger in order to cover a larger surface on your desk.
I wasn’t sure whether I would like a larger mouse pad or not, but when Accessory Power contacted me to send a sample of their XL extended gaming mouse pad mat, I decided to give it a try.
Enhance GX-MP2 XL Vs Glorious Mouse Mat
Other companies like Razer, Kingston, Hyetek, and SteelSeries also have extended mouse pads with various designs. That being said, the GX-MP2 has a few extra features to it and is rather long. Perhaps Accessory Power’s biggest competitor is the Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Mat which is extended with dimensions of 36″x11″ vs the Enhance GX-MP2’s 31.5″ x 13.75″.
For pad real estate this means the Glorious Mouse Mat comes in with around 396 square inches with the GX-MP2 coming in at 433 square inches. Both come in at a similar price with the Glorious mouse mat coming in around $24 and the Enhance GX-MP2 at right around $20.
Before going into too much further detail, I want to mention that I haven’t used many of Accessory Power’s competitors. The best comparison I can do with this mouse pad or mat would be the SteelSeries QCK which is one of the better-rated mouse pads in the industry.
SteelSeries QCK Vs. Enhance GX-MP2
The QCK has a rubberized grip on the bottom that is similar to what you’ll find in the GX-MP2. While the QCK has quite a bit of traction, I’d call the GX-MP2’s fabric surface somewhat smooth. For design, the GX-MP2 has a braided outside edge that prevents tearing while many of its competitors do not.
The color scheme is blue and black with what looks like some type of blood cell design. Whether you find them appealing or not is up to you. For me, it was neither here nor there. Overall, I’d probably prefer to have something that was completely black or another color, but some may disagree.
Leaving the Silkscreen Logo Behind
One thing I do like about the GX-MP2 is that it doesn’t have a silkscreen logo at the bottom like many other mouse pads have. These logos stick when you glide over them and, in my opinion, are just a nuisance. It’s time for other manufacturer’s to follow suit and leave this annoying practice behind.
Overall, there’s not much else to say about a fabric mouse pad or mat. Having a large mouse mat, in my opinion, is worth having. It’s comfortable and looks great.
The Enhance GX-MP2 seems like it does as good of or better job as any other mouse mat on the market while coming in at a price point a little bit cheaper.
Ultimately, it may be the design that may sway you one way or the other in this instance. You can also check out our poll and post on the best FPS gaming mouse here as well as our post on budget gaming mice.