Logitech G440 Hard Surface Gaming Mouse Pad Review
You might be wondering to yourself: am I actually reading a mouse pad review on a website? Why would I care about something like a surface to move my mouse around in? All valid points, but in my opinion I think there is an added value in using dedicated gaming mouse pads and a real advantage over your common crappy raggedy cloth pads that fade away and wear off after a few months.
First thing that comes to mind is quality. Hard mouse pads can provide you with a surface that is both sturdy and quick to move your mouse around in. They are also easier to clean, as you can just wipe them down easily or brush them off. Cloth pads typically get soiled and stained and need to be soaped or washed down quite regularly. Hard surface pads just need a solid wipe down and grime or dust is out very quickly.
Another is longevity. These can last years and provide a good and consistent gaming experience especially if you take your sessions seriously. Its design and build quality seem best suited for those of you who play a lot of multiplayer or competitive games or co-op with friends, and want to take comfort in knowing your surface is good to go for hours. If you’re a PC gamer who wants a great gaming experience, then something as basic as a mouse pad should be considered in your arsenal of peripherals.
I’ve always taken mouse pads very seriously and invested in what I considered great and classic gaming mouse pads from the likes of Everglide, Func, Steelseries and even Razer. I’ve been using and testing quality gaming mouse pads for over the last 15 or so years when I finally came across Logitech’s G440 and decided to put it to the test. I’ve actually had this mouse pad for more than a year now so I’ve made sure it’s been properly lived in and tested to my play style for a solid chunk of time.
I’ve paired it with my trusty Logitech G402 Hyperion Fury mouse (reviewed here) which I’ve had for just as long as the mouse pad itself. In fact I picked both up at the same time as I’m a bit obsessive with the aesthetics on my desk and decided to put my faith once again in Logitech to deliver a consistent experience. I figured, hey: beyond the marketing copy on the boxes, perhaps there’d be a symbiosis between the sensor of the mouse and the tracking of the mouse pad material itself. Clearly in my mind I had visions of a Vulcan mind meld between the two objects to produce a singular, superior and spiritual gaming peripheral experience of oneness and pc gaming mastery... but I digress. Let’s get to the core of what this mouse pad is all about.
I’m no mouse or mouse pad expert, so this is coming purely from a year’s worth of testing, gaming and working on my battlestation. It’s been a year in and I still haven’t picked up on any noticeable wear or tear on the pad itself where otherwise you’d see and feel a smoother eroded surface that no longer “catches” your mouse. I’m not too sure as to why exactly it’s held up so well, I guess we can just give credit to the quality and workmanship of the product. Honestly I’ve had other brands hard surface pads and they don’t typically last this long without the smooth patches that make it harder for the mouse to track.
The Logitech G440’s got a polyethylene surface which means it lets you move with your mouse with minimal force, perfect for those of you who favour high DPI/sensitivity settings. I’m enjoying it as my mouse still glides on it pretty well. So yes, so far it seems to meld perfectly with my mouse and works in unison quite well with my G402 and I imagine the same goes for the rest of the Logitech gaming mice family.
There’s not much else to say. If you’re a gamer and need a really good mouse pad and don’t mind spending a premium on it, then I’d highly recommend picking this up.
Things I like:
- Minimalist with a simple G on the bottom right side of the pad
- Feels like a quality product with good materials, not flimsy
- Large enough surface area for all your mousing business
- Perfect for high sensitivity gamers
- Pairs perfectly with my existing Logitech G402 mouse
- Stable rubber base that keeps pad in place especially during high intensity movement in gaming
- Price was pretty steep
- Edges may be a bit sharp for some, not a deal breaker
- Height: 280 mm (11.03 in)
- Width: 340 mm (13.39 in)
- Depth: 3 mm (13 in)
- Weight: 229 g, approximate (8.07 oz)