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The good: it comes flat, it has a nice hard slidey surface but also not too much so, and my laser mouse tracks on its perfectly. It's a nice big size.
The bad: it's no better, nor worse, than those free harder mouse mats you see given away for free at conferences or trade shows. Sure, this doesn't have branding all over it. But this also costs £25, which is a lot more than zero.
The edges are a bit sharp, same as the free mats. Hard to avoid when you're stamping them out with a press I guess. But, equally, for £25, you'd think they'd have filed them down, or maybe added some softer material around the edge or something. The sharpness of the edges irritates my wrist. I ended up placing a twenty five year old mouse mat (the ones with tons of friction and thick foam to grip 1990s mouse balls) underneath for my wrist to bump against, moved this mat in a bit so my wrist never sees it. I will grant this mat that the bottom grips well, it grips the 25 year old mat, and it's all ended up working out okay.
But apart from the larger size, I find zero compelling reason to spend £25 on this, when I can pick up identical, though smaller, hard surface mouse mats for free from conferences and trade shows. If I had ever expected to work from home, I'd have snagged one of those, but I guess nobody saw covid coming in time. So £25 is what I spent on this mat, and in fairness to it, it did do the job.
I was going into this mouse pad pretty optimistic. As I have seen some decent reviews for this product. Upon receiving and using it for a few hours and noticed the edging being really quite poor quality I thought I'd ignore this for a moment and use it. The glide you can get for your mouse is good, it definitely feels more precision-based than my old Razer Firefly, but I feel the quality is really lacking compared to the Razer Firefly. The Firefly had a smooth plastic-edged border all around which would not cut or scratch your arms and was really pleasant to lean over. Let's remember this is a reasonably old product now, I purchased the V1. It was a great pad and the RGB was great, I just wanted something newer. This wasn't it. The edges shred your arm if you slightly go across the pad and the edges are sort of discoloured and bitty, just basically where the plastic on the top ends. I don't know whether I have just got a bad unit here, but I just can't get over how anyone can happily use this as it just hurts and scratches up your arm. I would most definitely avoid this mat and actually go for a Firefly V2 over this. The quality is far superior and this is NOT worth the £25 price tag (Medium QcK Hard Mat) . Avoid, avoid avoid.
Cant fault this product, only my stupidity in not going for the smaller version. Bought this to replace an 18+ year old radpadz (that had become warped and worn from years of constant abuse) several sources suggested these are the next best thing - they are not wrong, time will tell its longetivy but I'm not expecting to need a replacement any time soon.
My mouse glides fine on this mouse pad but its unbearable to use without a long sleeve shirt on. The edges on the polymer hard pad are constantly digging into my forearm with every move I make using this mouse pad.