Posters Name: Curve
Posters Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: EverGlide MousePad
Whether it has been from your favorite site, MwGL or those other ones, you have heard something about the EverGlide MousePads. What have you really learned about this pad though? Do you know the ins and the outs? You don't?!?!?! HAVE NO FEAR! CURVE IS HERE! Read you foolish mortals, read!
I finally had enough. After coming and going from the MwGL website, I had to finally do it. The banner had been staring at me, I went to their webpage 3-4 times, read the other reviews, I HAD TO HAVE ONE (that and my brother spilled water on my other mousepad). The EverGlide mousepad. You've heard about them, now hear about them from me.
There I was at their website. Let's first talk about their website, it's about time for an upgrade guys.The website is functional yes, but you aren't doing so much to grab my attention. Your mousepads are super keen, but what are you promoting them with exactly? The website gets low marks. We're not here to review that, though, are we? Continuing...
So, I'm at their website, I go through all their menu options from mouse skatez to Rada Cutlery. Oh it's true, if you want to buy some cutlery these guys aren't kidding around! But what's the one thing staring at me in the face to get? Mr. EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95. I stroked the screen over it's beautiful picture. "You want me to own you don't you?", I asked. Of course it didn't respond, but there was a moment we shared that I knew that it wanted me. So of course, I put it off like a cheap lover and clicked the Bargins! link.
Oh the Bargins! link, why must you toy with me. You have such cheap things that are dying for me to press the 'add to cart' button, but what do you truly have to offer? One can take their chance on getting a Bargins! EverGlide mousepad that will come with a "personalized" logo on it at a very cheap price. But what's the catch? You might get something on it that says "Pink Warrior" or "Curve waz here". With those you never know. You get the (taken from the webpage) "over-runs, mis-prints and discontinued brands". I took some 'Curve time' and asked myself if I could live with that. Could I actually take a misprint? Could I take the runt of the litter? Like hell, I'm way too important for that!
Back to the EverGlides Pads link I went. I searched for my EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95 that I had left for the dirty tramp that was 'Bargins!' and together again we were."Add to cart", I quickly said. And so it was done. What could possibly stand in my way from there on? About $8+ of shipping is what! That's almost the whole EverGlide mousepad! However reading their shipping terms I quickly realized that these are cared for products. They take quality time to make these things. And they are right. Not to mention there is a nerd in a corner making about $10,000 a day making these things. No sweat shops here! So, I quickly got over the shipping cost. It really is not that big of a deal, and while I was at it I thought hell I'll throw on a wrist rest. The shipping jumped like a matter of 10+ cents. I created a username and password and it was ready to go.
I was relieved. My package was on the way and I had a confirmation message on the way to tell me it was complete. I open up my mail, read the message "Dear Mr. Jon Mossie.. blah blah blah.. Your package is being shipped to Lee". Lee what? Quick note to everyone here that fills out forms. If you have an apostrophe in your shipping address, don't add it, because it DELETES EVERYTHING AFTER IT. In a panick to save my baby that was the EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95, I contacted Customer Service immediatly telling them my problem. I was contacted a little later telling me that my problem was taken care of and it will be shipped correctly. Customer Service you get a 10 my friends. They handled that excellently.
Later that day, my EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95, was shipped. 4 days later under standard ground shipping, I had my package (Pretty damned impressive :)).
It was here. It came in a nice little bubble wrapped package. I must say, I love getting bubble wrapped packages! I opened it up and there it was in all it's glory. The EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95 and it's companion, wrist rest.
This particular EverGlide mousepad is black, with the logo on the bottom left. It has rubber feet on the bottom that make it so it does not move around in intense FPS gameplay. Little note here, my FPS gameplay is VERY instense :). It has a smoothed over (slightly textured) top that allows my Logitech Optical to glide across it easily with no drags (hence the name EverGlide. These are the jokes folks). It's not made of flimsy rubber, it is hard and won't bend at all. With this hard surface it will make any accidental spills to be easily wiped off (eat that brother!) and any other clean ups done easily. The lack of flimsy material will help in the fight against 'mouse dragging'.
So you may be asking yourself, "I wonder if Curve had any problem adjusting to the new mousepad. He has such exceptional skill, I just hope nothing happened to it." First off fear not, I r0x0r too much to have anything bad happen to my skill and secondly, it felt like I had to make little to none readjustment! I was pretty amazed myself. Now, I can't speak for all of you, but the EverGlide Black Concave resembled my old mouse pad setup. I had my old mousepad turned sideways under my blue beautiful mouse. The EverGlide Black Concave has the exact look of that. That's why I used my superior intellect and figured the EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95 was the one for me.
Down marks to this EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95? So far, only 1. When moving your mouse to the edges it seems to have a 'stuck' feeling. This is caused most definatly by the bottom of the mouse reaching the edges which slope downward, however this feeling can be avoided very easily because you do not need to use all of the mousepad.
The wrist rest was also very impressive. The pad fits into the concave of the EverGlide for easy positioning and maximum comfort. The bottom of this wrist rest is made of a rubbery bottom that makes sliding of the wrist rest difficult so you won't have to re-adjust a lot. What does that mean? Super keen!
Customer service - 10
Price - 9
Quality - 10
Ease of use - 10
Cool factor - 10
Friendly people and quality products is what make EverGlide a 10 in my book, even if their webpage does need a little work ;). I recommend this product to all you flimsy mouse pad people.
This is Curve and the EverGlide Black Concave for 9.95, saying bye bye for now!