At GALAX, RGB is life
On this review, we are taking a look at the GALAX SNPR RGB Gaming Mouse Pad. This is no ordinary surface, coming in hot with RGB LED support and a few more niceties. There are tons and tons of RGB enabled gaming mouse pads on the market right now, so let us see what the GALAX SNPR has to offer.
|GALAX SNPR RGB GAMING MOUSE PAD|
|Dimension||342 mm x 280 mm x 3.9 mm|
|Surface||Ultra-fine fiber matte surface (Speed)|
|Base||Non-slip rubber base paste|
|Input||1x USB 2.0 (Support 2.0/1.0)|
|Compatibility||Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10，Mac OSX|
PACKAGING AND BUNDLED ACCESSORIES:
The packaging looks nice and robust enough to keep the mouse pad protected. Nothing to complain here.
The GALAX SNPR comes with a small manual describing how to customize the mouse pad. We are not expecting any accessories here so everything’s good I suppose.
THE GALAX SNPR RGB GAMING MOUSE PAD:
The GALAX SNPR is a premium mouse pad and it should be at around 2, 200 Pesos. The SNPR is also a large one, featuring a width of 342 mm (13.4″) and a height of 280 mm (11″). Make sure you have enough room on your desk.
Thickness is around the 4.5 mm mark which is not that bad of a deal if you’re used to thinner pads. The surface material however is built for speed and is more akin to a blunt hi-grit sand paper.
LED control is located at the top panel, with a main button to change lighting modes and a secondary button to tune the effects. Profile is low enough for a snag-free operation.
Cable is rather thick at 3 mm, while the length is around 1.5 meters. The USB port is gold plated and while I like it, the actual size of the strain relief is around 12 mm. Too thick for most motherboards with parallel USB ports.
There are 7 lighting mode options available within the GALAX SNPR. That includes a wave, spectrum, breathing, tetris, simple back-light and scanning. The secondary function is used to scroll between the lighting mode’s options or colors to be precise.
|NUMBER||LIGHTING MODE – LEFT BUTTON||OPTIONS – RIGHT BUTTON|
|1||WAVE||RGB > White > Red > Orange > Yellow > Green > Cyan > Blue > Purple|
|3||BREATH||RGB > White > Red > Orange > Yellow > Green > Cyan > Blue > Purple|
|4||TETRIS||RGB > White > Red > Orange > Yellow > Green > Cyan > Blue > Purple|
|5||BACKLIGHT||White > Red > Orange > Yellow > Green > Cyan > Blue > Purple|
|6||SCANNING||RGB > White > Red > Orange > Yellow > Green > Cyan > Blue > Purple|
While the GALAX SNPR lacks brightness control, it makes up for a good light show across all available effects. It’s not too bright and not too dim – just right for my well being. Still, a brightness adjustment option is an ideal feature.
The GALAX SNPR is a beautiful mouse pad both turned on and off. It is of course better turned on since you’re paying a huge sum for that RGB feature. Build quality is top notch too, so it’ll definitely last you a long time even with abuse.
Since the GALAX SNPR features a speed geared surface, expect it to glide your mouse faster than any control pads. I am not really used to this kind of surface, but playing with the SNPR for over a week allowed me to face my fear. This is not a bad surface though and take note that everyone do not prefer speed over control. My brother for an instance is a sucker for speed surfaces. You’ll either see him playing on an aluminum surface, or something around the lines of the GALAX SNPR. To each his own.
The GALAX SNPR is a well built RGB mouse pad featuring a decent price point of 2, 200 Pesos. If you are looking to complete your RGB arsenal, then consider this surface to fill in the blanks. It is a hard mat though so bear that in mind.