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Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:23

Cooler Master Storm CS-S and CS-M pads tested - CS-S Battle Pad H2

Written by Muamer Odobasic

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Review: Three excellent gaming pads


CS-S Battle Pad H2


Most of the gamer populace is already used to playing on medium sized or large pads, so the CS-S Battle Pad H2 (SGS-2000-KSS-1-GP) will probably surprise them with its modest size.

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This is the smallest pad in the Storm series, and might prove to be quite popular with frequent LAN-party and similar event visitors as it’s flexible and small (260x210x2mm). 

The front of the CS-S Battle Pad H2’s packaging features a tank, but the pad itself has no motifs on it. The design of the pad is pretty simple  - black with CM Storm logo in lower right corner.  

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You’ll find the specs on the sides of the package.  

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The pad is made of flexible material so you can always roll it up and take it with you.

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The upper side of the pad is made of, as Cooler Master calls it, H2Glide fabric, which is a fine-threaded fabric that helps the mouse glide on it.

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The rest is made of 100% natural rubber which will keep it in place at all times.  

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The pad is priced at €10.


Test

Well, at least we didn’t have to reboot anything – we performed our testing by using 2 different gaming mice; we used the pad in games as well as in everyday apps. For the past few weeks we’ve been using thse with CM Storm Sentinel Advance and OCZ Behemoth.

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CS-S Battle Pad H2 is a flexible and pretty small pad which will require a couple of days to adapt to it, especially if you’re used to harder and larger pads. However, we must admit we were pretty surprised with what we’ve seen in the last few weeks. We’re extremely satisfied with tracking and the surface fabric is great on touch and won’t irritate your skin.

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The rubber base is a common feature nowadays, and no wonder – it gets the job done. When under pressure, the pad is virtually impossible to move off its place.

The only downside to this pad would be the size. Any kind of more serious gaming will reveal this pad’s weakness, but its compact size mans that it’s more portable.

CS-S Battle pad gets dirty pretty quick and it’s a magnet for dust, but that shouldn’t be a problem as it can easily be cleaned with water.

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