Func Custom U-Seris and C-Series Pads - Testing and Final Thoughts

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Func Custom U-Seris and C-Series Pads
fUnc U-Series Ultra-Thin Pad
Testing and Final Thoughts

C-Series & U-Series Testing:

Everyday Use:

For everyday use I typically use a Logitech G5 mouse on a SteelSeries QcK+ pad.  I'm used to nice thin mouse pads as long ago I've made the switch from thick, hard pads like the Ratpadz in favor of a pad that is actually comfortable to use.  I'm not a fan of thick pads and was quite happy with the low profile of both of these pads.  My main setup is a little different than others setups as I have a dual monitor setup and also keep a laptop on my desktop.  I have a keyboard tray and keep my main mouse as well as a small Logitech Bluetooth Laser mouse on my desktop.  I like a pad that's big enough to use both mice and keep them easily within reach.  The C-Series cloth pads works perfectly with both my wired and wireless mice.  In fact, I couldn't find a mouse that didn't work flawlessly on the C-Series cloth pad.

The U-Series ultra-thin pad is almost as comfortable to use, but the Bluetooth laser mouse doesn't track well at all on the U-Series pad and is rendered unusable with this mouse.  Every other mouse I tested worked fine on both pads - including other cordless mouse, but the V270 doesn't work well on the U-Series.  With other mice though, both pads did their job and did it very comfortably as they have a nice low profile.



Testing a "Gaming" mouse pad is kind of fun because as part of the job you have to play games.  I always have a hard time explaining this to my wife.  I'm actually working when I play games like Call of Duty 4, Unreal Tournament 3, Crysis Warhead, Far Cry 2 and World of Goo.  Both pads are very responsive and quite slick.  I really couldn't pick a winner based on performance when it comes to gaming.  The C-Series is a bit more comfortable though.

Anyone who does a lot of gaming knows that comfort is only one factor when choosing a mouse pad.  The pad also has to be durable and clean easily.  We all know the person that drops a big gob of cheese pizza on their pad at the LAN party and the C-Series from fUnc is harder to clean that the U-Series.  All you need is a damp paper towel on the U-Series and you're good to go.


Final Thoughts:

There are so many different mouse pads on the market today that picking the "perfect" pad is almost an impossible task.  I'm sure that there is no one perfect pad for every user and the two different pads from fUnc that we've looked at today prove that each pad has different strengths and weaknesses.  Both pads we looked at today were nice and large, but the cloth pad is the winner in my opinion.  It offers better comfort and tracking ability on every mouse we tested.

The U-Series pad is such a thin mousepad yet there is still some stiffness to the U10.s, and it's not going to get all wrinkled on you. The backing on the U10.s is very nice also and provides some great grip on your desk, so you won't have to worry about your mousepad sliding off the desk in the middle of a killing streak.  The C-Series is not as thin as the U-Series by a long shot and even the SteelSeries QcK series is thinner, but the soft overall finish makes this pad work very well.  The backing on this pad is exceptional as well and the pad doesn't slide around on your desk either.


  • Nice large pads
  • Very comfortable to use
  • Easy to clean (U-Series)


  • U-Series doesn't track well with certain mice

Both pads average around 9.0, but I believe the C-Series cloth pad is the winner here.  Of course I'm biased towards cloth pads in the first place, but the better tracking ability clinches the deal for me.
I'd like to thank fUnc for sending out these pads for us to review.  If you have any questions or comments, please post them in the forum at the "Comments" link below.