Top critical review
on 29 January 2017
This mat is made out of metal and has got 2 sides. One side is a smooth glossy finish and the other one has got a more coarse one.
To avoid the mat from sliding on the table (probably also to avoid scratches on the surface) it has got 4 rubber shapes on all 4 corners on both sides. After a few months I have noticed that these rubber tabs peel off the mat quite easy, so they aren't very well glued on.
This matt works very well with any mouse that uses infra red (almost all of the mice use this technology) because of the black paint finish
I would recommend that you use this mat with your average mouse, or very cheap one. This is because the metal easily scratches the bottom of the mouse if it does not have protective "feet". Usually the cheap ones have them
However, if you have purchased a more expensive mouse and would like to keep it more pristine for selling it off as second hand for example, then go for the textile version. I bought after this one a textile RAZOR matt and I am very happy with that one on my more expensive mouse.
I still use the mat as I am typing to you now, but the 3 stars are because of the ease of the rubber feet coming off and the fact that the metal is scratching the mouse. Had the material been coated with a rubber finish and if the retention feet had been fitted more securely, then it would have gotten the full 5 stars from me.