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Func sUrface1030 Archetype Mouse Pad Review
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Func sUrface1030 Archetype Mouse Pad (Plastic Base)

The Func sUrface1030 Archetype is one sweet mouse pad. We had loads of fun testing it. Let's tell you why.

First of all, it had great packaging with a great package. It came not only with a tin case to protect and transport the Archetype in, but also a mouse cord clip, a full colour Product Guide and a case sticker! For us, the mouse cord clip was the highlight of the accessories included in the package.

The Archetype is a large mouse pad, with a mousing surface area of approximately 640 cm2. That's really large enough for everyone, but yet small and thin enough to easily carry around for LAN parties.

When it came to the mousing surface itself, you have the choice of two different surface textures - a smooth F10.s texture and a rough F30.r texture. Best of all, you can easily switch from one surface texture to another in seconds!

Although we noticed some warping in the Archetype, it was minimal and didn't seem to affect its performance. In fact, we put it through the paces and it worked great no matter what we threw at it.

Overall, Func Industries did a great job with the new Archetype. It had a great package, great features and great performance. Probably the only drawback would be the slight warping in the test sample. If only they could get it totally flat - we would have given this our Editor's Choice Award. Perhaps the upcoming MBA (Machined Billet Aluminium) model of the Archetype will ensure a totally flat base.

As such, we are giving this fantastic mouse pad our Reviewer's Choice Award! Congratulations, Func! Great job on the Archetype!

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• USD 24.99

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• 11.5 " x 9.5 "
• 29.2 cm x 24.1 cm


• 1/8 "
• 3.2 mm

Mousing Surfaces

• Two mousing surfaces
• Pitch-black mousing surface on both sides

Surface Textures

• F10.s smooth texture
• F30.r rough texture


Black, soft-feel hard plastic base


Opto-mechanical (ball) mice
Optical mice
Laser mice


• Double-sided mousing surface component
• Hard plastic base
• Mouse cord clip
• Case sticker
• Product guide
• Tin carry case


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