The Meduza’s packaging is fairly standard. It comes in a matte black box with a view window on the front. Around back we get a glimpse of the sensors as well as a long list of specs and features and a few pictures. The rest of the box is basically blank.
Inside the box the only things included with the mouse are a very brief setup guide and the driver CD.
Hybrid Pad Surface
- Composite fabric provides the best overall mouse control feedback in all directions (Laser + Optical)
- Unique textured weave for ultimate gliding speed with control
- Triangular-shaped composite fabric drastically enhances the catoptrics from surface to sensor in sensitivity gain of over 30% movement detection
- Tested as the best performance score surface quality for HDST™
Included with our review sample was Epic Gear’s Hybrid Pad, designed specifically for this mouse and the HDST technology. The mouse pad came in similar box to the Meduza, with a matte black finish and a small view window that also lets us feel the material.
On the back of the box is a short description with some features and the available size list.
Epic Gear sent us the medium size pad, which is 350mm x 250mm x 3mm. The Hybrid Pad is available in small (292 x 208mm) and large (420 x 300mm) sizes as well. It is made of a cloth material but feels like a much tighter weave than most other cloth pads, giving it an extremely smooth texture.
I found there to be a slight but noticeable improvement in tracking on the Hybrid Pad over most other surfaces such as a standard cloth pad, wood, and a plastic mouse pad. Also, movement was much smoother on the Hybrid Pad than any other surface, allowing for a bit more precise control, especially when doing quick movements.
My preferred playing style is with a middle of the road DPI and medium sized movements, making the medium sized pad just right for me. For someone who likes to play with a lower DPI and large, quick movements, the medium may be a bit too small for your taste.