TESTING AND RESULTS
(Laser) Cooler Master Storm Sentinel Advance (I) – Philips PLN 2032 (Twin Laser) – 3800 DPI
(Laser) Cooler Master Storm Havoc – Avago ADNS-9800 – 3800 DPI
(Optical) Cooler Master Storm Recon – Avago ADNS-3090 – 3400 DPI
There have been cases where non-fabric based mousepads cause problems during mouse movement. Sometimes the laser/optical sensor does not register properly, and it is mostly the case with glass surfaces. The Rocker Mat does not suffer from these issues.
The three different mice performed identically well. There were no tracking, movement, or registration complications whatsoever when playing our usual batch of games: Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 3, Dota 2, Left 4 Dead 2, Killing Floor, and Payday: The Heist.
We also poured water over the Rocker Mat, which deflected it easily and in turn left us with a sparkly-clean gaming pad. If liquid is left on the surface it will encrust and you can easily clean it without damaging the paint/surface.
The scratch-resistance test was just as impressive. We ran the input end of a USB header along the Rocket Mat and dropped it edge first from a height of 3cm to check for chip damage. There were no marks to speak of; the Rocker Mat remained silky-smooth.