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Cooler Master MP860 RGB Dual-Sided RGB Mouse Pad Review

By Christopher Bowman on September 25, 2018 | Hardware Reviews | Comments

Cooler Master MP860 RGB Dual-Sided RGB Mouse Pad Review

When it comes to needing a good mousing surface to play on, the choice between a hard pad and soft pad can leave you unsure of what to do. Enter the Cooler Master MP860 Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Pad with RGB Illumination: with a soft side for speed and a hard side for control, you will have more freedom than ever. This is our review for Cooler Master MP860.

Specifications

  • $69.99 USD – Available on shelf September 25, 2018
  • Dimensions: 14.1” L x 10.2” W x 0.3” H
  • Key Features
    • Two sides to choose from – a cloth side for speed and a sandblasted aluminum side for control
    • 19 LEDs surrounding the edge with 16.7 million colors possible
    • Software customization
    • Lighting synchronization
  • Warranty – 2 years

When you’re looking for mouse pads, you want to find one that works great with any kind of gaming and also with everyday browsing as well. The MP860 is the perfect balance between the two worlds. With two sides to choose from, you will be able to determine if you want speed, or if you want all-important control. When you want to switch from one to the other, all you have to do is flip the pad over. Let me start by going over a few details about this mouse pad.

Dual-side, Dual-surface

There are two sides to every story and two sides to every mouse pad, however, not every mousepad has a usable underside. The Cooler Master MP860 comes with just that. There is a cloth side and a sandblasted aluminum side. To begin with, the cloth side is made up of a low-friction cloth, and it is designed for high levels of speed. I use this side for gaming because you need all the speed you can get in shooters. It is a very smooth fabric, which is not only good for gaming but comfortable for your wrist as well. The movements on this side of the pad are very smooth and translate seamlessly into your gameplay actions.

The second side is sandblasted aluminum and is designed to give you more of a controlled slide as you move across it. The mouse you use will glide right over this surface and you won’t realize you aren’t on a piece of fabric like many mouse pads, except for the lack of give when you press. There is still a little friction, too, allowing you to move without over-compensating on the screen.

Light Up My Life

The Cooler Master MP860 is one of those devices that RGB enthusiasts will love to own. This pad is surrounded by 19 LEDs which are controlled by Cooler Master’s in-house lighting software. This software allows you to set up whatever type of lighting effect you might want while also allowing you to synchronize your other Cooler Master devices together. With more than 16.7 million colors available to cycle through you’ll be able to spend lots of time customizing your setup or choose from a selection of presets - or you can just play games and watch the colors as they cycle naturally. What else could an RGB master want, besides more RGB, of course.

Conclusion

The Cooler Master MP860 is the perfect peripheral for those of us who like comfort, control and our desktops looking good. The RGB lighting makes for a very colorful addition to this device also allowing you to adjust the settings to meet your personal needs. The dual-sided design is fantastic for those who like speed and for those who like control both; it’s as simple as flipping sides. Coming in at $69.99 USD, the MP860 is priced right for gamers with a bit of budget to make their setup look good and give themselves options without breaking the bank.

Pros

  • Dual surfaces give players options and feel well made
  • Spacious size
  • Beautiful lighting
  • Lots of customization options

Cons

  • May be too expensive for some

The product discussed in this article was provided by the manufacturer for the purposes of review.