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03/25/2014
 


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PRESS RELEASE

Stockholm March 25, 2014 for immediate release.

The reinvention of the mousepad

With the launch of two new premium grade mousepads: the QPAD®|UC series and the QPAD®|FX series, Swedish gaming gear company QPAD are back with a focus on its roots.

Returning to the product that started the success story of QPAD, the company now launches two new pro-grade series of gaming mousepads. The QPAD UC-series features a soft yet resistant surface of natural rubber, designed for you to feel the mouse's movement over the pad's uncoated surface for better control. The QPAD FX-series has the same features as QPAD UC, but with a heat treated surface for lower friction providing slightly higher speed.

-"This is an important moment for me and QPAD", says company founder Christer “MrMouse” Körnbäck."Back in the 1990’s we were the very first company to offer mousepads specifically designed for gaming. With this launch, we’re back with a broad range of soft top fabric mousepads in a very attractive price range, and I believe these mousepads will become the most popular mousepads we've ever created" says Christer.

With this launch QPAD also want to redefine the importance of the mousepads, and the changing of mousepads regularly, in order to always maximize gaming performance.

Mousepads wear with use. This is inevitable, and in time, their performance deteriorates quite noticeably. In the professional gaming world, this is a well known fact, and a lot of pro gamers change pads prior to every tournament. A fresh, clean mousepad has a huge impact on gaming performance, and QPAD’s view is that not only professionals, but every ambitious or serious gamer should change pads regularly. By doing so, optimal friction, micro control, timing and precision is ensured.

You would never see a hockey player enter the ice on worn out, rusty skates, nor would you ever see professional athletes such as Tiger Woods, or Roger Federer play with old, worn out balls. The same goes for gamers.

-"To always perform at my best and to ensure the perfect timing and movement needed to win, it is crucial to have consistent friction. I change mousepads prior to every important tournament." Says Henrik "FeTisH" Christensen - Team Dignitas CG:GO

If you’re serious about what you do, and care about your own performance, changing your pad regularly is a key factor! QPAD recommend that you do so every 100 hrs or every 3rd month.  Competitive gamers should do it more often.

QPAD®|UC series

Features a soft yet resistant surface designed to let you feel the mouse's movement over the pad's uncoated surface for better control. Portable and robust, you can roll it up, stick it in your pocket and slap it down for the next game. A cross-weave rubber underside firmly grips the table where you place it. QPAD®|UC is a superior quality fabric pad that gives you a sense of mastery.

Specification:

Model name: QPAD®|UC Pro Gaming Mousepad

Dimensions:

UC 29: 290x240x3mm

UC 36: 360x300x3mm

UC 44: 440x370x4mm

UC 50: 500x420x4mm

UC 90: 900x420x4mm

Surface: Heat treated fabric

Base: Natural rubber

Stabilizer: Cross weave natural rubber

Table grip: 3/5 3mm, 4/5 4mm

Speed: 2/5

Smoothness: 5/5

Comfort: 5/5

Durability: 4/5

Design: Black with 1-color QPAD logo

More info:

http://www.qpad.com/products/mousepads/uc-series/

http://www.qpad.com/products/mousepads/uc-series/#gallery

Availability: Beginning of April 2014

Recommended retail price: QPAD UC-29 9.9€, QPAD UC-36 12.99€, QPAD UC-44 19.99€, QPAD UC-50 24.99€, QPAD UC-90 34.99€ incl. VAT

QPAD®|FX series

Features a soft yet resistant surface designed to let you feel the mouse's movement over the pad's heat treated surface for better control. Portable and robust, you can roll it up, stick it in your pocket and slap it down for the next game. A cross-weave rubber underside firmly grips the table where you place it. QPAD®|FX is a superior quality fabric pad that gives you a sense of mastery.

Specification:

Model name: QPAD®|FX Pro Gaming Mousepad

Dimensions:

FX 29: 290x240x3mm

FX 36: 360x300x3mm

FX 44: 440x370x4mm

FX 50: 500x420x4mm

FX 90: 900x420x4mm

Surface: Heat treated fabric

Base: Natural rubber

Stabilizer: Cross weave natural rubber

Table grip: 3/5 3mm, 4/5 4mm

Speed: 3/5

Smoothness:  5/5

Comfort:         5/5

Durability: 4/5

Design: New color design QPAD logo

More info:

http://www.qpad.com/products/mousepads/fx-series/

http://www.qpad.com/products/mousepads/fx-series/#gallery

Availability: Beginning of April 2014

Recommended retail price: QPAD FX-29 9.9€, QPAD FX-36 12.99€, QPAD FX-44 19.99€, QPAD FX-50 24.99€, QPAD FX-90 34.99€ incl. VAT

Contact person: Joakim Stenberg - joakim.stenberg@qpad.com

ABOUT QPAD - In the spirit of gaming

QPAD built its success on a grassroots commitment to the gaming community. Like you, we thrive in the madness of

competition and embrace the free spirit of gaming. Our sponsorship of the Q Tour, communities, cups, tournaments,

teams and LAN parties reflects this commitment. The knowledge we’ve gained has fed into our development of high

quality products that have a great performance and given many a winning edge.