Quick Reviews of Wrist Pads
OK, I got the two new wrist pads and here is how well they work:
- JEDIA Wristpad and Mouse Rest. This is nice in that it has a no slip lower surface and it is firm enough, the main problem is that on a mechanical keyboard which is pretty high, it is just not high enough. You really need a ¾ inch high pad and not a ½ inch one that this is. Plus, the textured surface is a bit weird. I ended with a bit of wrist ache as a result.
- ProLife Leather White Wrist Pad. OK, the color is nice, but again it is a little too low. Also since is leather, it has a bezel and is a little short. I really like the longer pads which are at least 4″ wide. This thing is 4″, but because of the way it is “puffy” the effective area is more like 2″.
- Glorious Gaming Wrist Pad. This is highly rated, but “bubbled” like the ProLife, so I’m not sure I like it that much. It says it is 14″ x 4″, but the effect area is less so you have to be right on the pad for it to work. But at 1 inch thick, it is about the right height.
- Grifiti Fat Wrist Pad. At the end of the day, the Grifiti which is just a 14 x 4 x ¾” thick piece of foam (the markup must be incredible) works the best for me. I do wish it was a little more sticky at the bottom, but it does mean you can flip it. And it is black, so ugly with a white keyboard (there doesn’t appear to be any white memory foam that I can find. You need 12″ wide for the 60% keyboards and 14″ for the TKL or 87-key keyboards.