Size L: 500 x 500 x 3mm
Size XL: 1000 x 500 x 3mm
- Humidity resistant
- Double-stitched edges even with the pad
- Anti-slip rubber base
- Non-coated surface
- Extremely durable microfiber cloth
Designed to win.
Had the pleasure of testing both the regular Radar v1 and the v2. V2 definitely
Has a difference with the lowered stitching. Something I could notice on the day to day use.
Good amount of control as well in case I want to be more precise with my aim. Causes me switch between the Rush and the Radar v2 for daily use often depending on the game being played.
Overall, it’s one of the best pads you could buy if you’re looking for a controlled glide and not fast at all. Handles well, doesn’t feel cheap, and the uncoated pad makes it easy to clean if you ever have to get rid of the dust and mess that’ll form over time.
Packaging is also pristine and one of the best in the game. Just feels like Gamesense didn’t skimp on anything to make the pad. And taking feedback seriously to improve the product.
Have the first version, laid flat out of the box. I use a GPX and a Vaxee np-01s and the glide with this pad is smooth for both - I consistently improve on my kovaak’s scores with this pad. Would recommend.
Sizing and Pricing & Availability.
The Gamesense Radar does come in 2 sizes, and these sizes are XL (450mm x 450mm x 3mm) and the XXL (900mm x 450mm x 3mm). This review will mainly be on the XL size but I do own both sizes. As far as pricing goes, the XL retails for $29.99 and the XXL retails for $49.99 (these prices do not include shipping). The pad is currently available for purchase here (https://gamesense.gg/products/gamesense-radar).
Both the XL and the XL comes in a rectangle box with a nice print on the outside of the box. The box feels very premium and reminds me of the boxes that Apple uses. The box also opens like an Apple box in which the pad slowly falls down to then show the pad inside. The Radar comes rolled and both XL and XXL lays perfectly flat out of the box (no need to reverse roll or do anything to make it lay flat). I'm very happy to see that it lays flat out since it allows me to use it instantly without any issue. The packaging of the pad is amazing and the overall experience is nice. 10/10
Overall Quality and Feel
As I saw, people were calling this an "drop shipped" pad but the overall feeling and quality feels much better than something you would get on AliExpress and other Chinese vendors. The stitching on the radar is slightly raised but that doesn't bother me during use. The stitching does have some plushness to it which makes the pad very nice and enjoyable to use. The pad also has some plushness to it along with the stitching. The pad isn't too plushy which makes your mouse and your arm sinking in a non issue. I did however have an issue with my first XL copy in which the stitching was very inconsistent but I was told that it was a one off. I was also told that the pad is hand stitched which can be taken as a positive or a negative depending on the person. This pad does feel really nice in hand, especially for the price. 9/10
Surface and Base
This pad is very smooth and soft to the touch, its almost like a baby's skin, its very enjoyable to use everyday. I did use this pad with and without a sleeve and I feel as this pad does not need a sleeve because of its texture. I did use this pad with a Hati S Wireless with stock feet and a G305 with Tiger Arc 2's. I do not feel any roughness to the pad when I played due to its very smooth surface. This pad is also non coated which in my opinion, is the deciding factor when I look for mousepads. The pad being non coated ensures that it'll last a long time without the glide changing. From my testing, the radar isn't affected by humidity. It being not affected by humidity allows the glide to remain the same everyday and helps you become more consistent in game. One thing I wasn't able to test is if the pad picked up pet hair since I don't have pets, this will be something I will not be able to provide feedback for. The radar has a good rubber backing that gets the job done. During use, the pad did not move and I had difficulty trying to make it move on my desk. The rubber backing shouldn't be an issue. 9/10
Surface, Base, and Stitching
As stated before, the Radar is uncoated which makes it very consistent over a long period of time. The radar not being affected by humidity also adds to its consistency over long periods of time. This pad does have a good amount of static friction but it isn't enough to make it a mud pad. I would personally compare this pad to QCK Heavy, I personally think the glide is similar with the Radar being slightly faster and much smoother. I was easily able to do micro adjustments with it along with stopping. The radar does have lots of stopping power which just adds to the overall performance of the pad. I also enjoyed tracking on this pad due to it being very smooth and the overall glide made it very nice to use. The pad does have a little bit of X and Y difference but you have to be looking for it to notice it. This difference isn't noticeable in game and should not be a deciding factor in getting this pad. After using the Hien for a month or so, I adjusted to the radar pretty fast and would continue to use this for tac shooters. Overall, I think this pad is what all control pads aim to be. 9/10
Both the XL and XXL only comes in 1 color, that being black. The pad itself doesn't have much design expect for the Gamesense logo on the bottom right. I feel like the logo could be smaller and would look really nice if it was just the G instead of the word Gamesense. This logo is printed onto the pad itself and doesn't affect the overall performance of the pad. The logo isn't as sharp up close but this may be due to the way the logo was printed to the pad. The stitching is also black which just makes the look of the pad nicer. I personally think the pad looks good with every setup due to it being black with a logo on the bottom right. 9/10
Pros and Cons
+ Its uncoated!
+ Its n...
The Radar is an excellent control pad featuring amazing stopping power and a smooth glide.
Static friction appears to be less than that of the Zowie GSR; however, the Zowie GSR is still my main pad. I’m far too accustomed to the brutally slow GSR, as it works better for me when combined with a lightweight mouse like the Meta.
If the Radar was a little bit slower, I think it would replace the GSR as my main.
I haven’t got it yet