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Not for everyone, but I really like it
on January 3, 2013
There isn't much to review about a mouse pad but this machined aluminum plate is unique. It is laser etched on the bottom with a "designed in California" type script just like Apple products are. It has thin rubber feet and the plate was machined or surface ground so it is nice and flat. It sits on my glass top desk without rocking. But as another reviewer pointed out, the surface is textured, almost like it had been EDMed or acid etched for texture. The rough texture is similar to my 3M peel and stick mouse pad that it replaced. It feels odd with higher friction than I had expected and with that texture also comes noticeable noise (from dragging the mouse across it). It could be disconcerting to some users as they may simply not like the "feel" of it. It felt odd to me at first but after a few days of use I am used to it. Overall it's a great product but be prepared to return it (meaning open the packaging carefully) if you can't get used to the mousing surface texture. But if you can get used to it, it is a really unique item that complements aluminum Macs.