Just replaced hard surface mouse pad, at the loss of the RGB aesthetic, because I was tired of my keyboard slipping on my desk. The neoprene feels great and hefty with excellent stitching around the edges, which is a great surprise after seeing the flimsy mats with the cut edges that had been offered in the box stores.
Just got the mat, first impression was that it looks super nice exactly the size I needed and the material looks like good quality
I got this because I'm autistic and one of the variety of sensory processing disorders I have to deal with daily is tactile... almost all non-cloth surfaces feel sticky to me, even though they are infact not sticky at all. For years, I just covered most of my desk with multiple microfiber cloths, which for the most part works fine, but the clothes can be easily displaced with even the slightest movement. My hope was that getting this pad would help simplify things while doing homework at my desk... and after only having it a few days, it definitely has. The rubber bottom keeps the pad secure in place and the material on the top is smooth enough to effortlessly move the mouse around, but also not too smooth as it also keeps my Surface Pro from sliding around while directly inking on it with the pen to do homework.
As far as the smell... it had a brief smell after removing it from the packaging, but has faded.... I can barely smell it only when getting unusually close to it. This was also a concern of mine, as I'm also sensitive to smells... mostly perfume type scents. It's possible however I got lucky, but even if that's the case, I'm still very grateful with how getting this mat has positively impacted my life.
This pad is better than I though it would be. I just got a new computer and was in need of a mousepad when I saw this one. This thing is huge. I did not expect it to be as big as it was. My desk is barely big enough for it.
The mat feels exactly like the brand which i always buy, which is Silent Monsters (and that i adore). The mats share the same material and kind of weave. The weave is tight and the surface is both super smooth while still retaining some control, and also shows nearly zero sink (which is when you mouse "sinks" in the weave if you push too hard). No spongeyness whatsoever.