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3.0 out of 5 stars Decent basic mouse pad, but it smells terrible, September 9, 2010
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This is very basic mouse pad. It's perfectly functional and has a good mousing surface. However, it positively reeks of rubber. It smells strongly enough that you notice it when sitting next to it at your work station, and it permeates your hand while using it. Expect your mousing hand to smell like cheap tires or, in my opinion, somewhat like old cigarette smoke after using it for any length of time. It is difficult to wash the odor away.
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Initial post: Dec 1, 2010 7:39:49 PM PST
S. Bowen says:
I noticed this too, but after about a month of use it has entirely gone away

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 24, 2011 5:51:09 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2012 11:13:05 AM PST
Derek says:
This is sort of an odd question, but can I put this mousepad in the laundry? It really smells disgusting and my roommates are telling me to throw it out.

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 12:57:17 PM PDT
Lord Vader says:
It does smell pretty bad. Something like an old ash tray. I like the feel and it works well, but it just smells. It has gotten better as it has been airing out, but it's pretty bad at first.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 5:19:25 PM PST
E. Lewis says:
Sounds like a great Christmas present to get somebody you don't like.

Posted on Jun 16, 2013 11:34:26 PM PDT
Evan Lynch says:
I like the mousepad personally. I've found the smell goes away after a couple days or at most a week, so it's not that big a deal for me.

Posted on Nov 10, 2013 8:29:24 PM PST
R Daneel says:
Wow, I thought it was my sellers fault. It is like they were stored in a house full of smokers. I thought someone hit a wet, nasty ash tray in my office. Yes ... the smell does go away at some point, at least the totally obnoxious overwhelming smell. But if you get close, it still reeks after 2 months of use. I'm with the reviewer but I would rate it lower than 3 stars.

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 3:30:14 PM PST
Carla Voss says:
same problem... stinky!! I intended to give as a gift but cant give it when it smells like old tires !! I unwrapped it, sprayed the back with air freshener and will let it air out for a few days and see how it does...

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 4:49:05 PM PDT
Jon H. says:
Why are you smelling your mouse pad? Spray something on it?

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 2:33:50 PM PDT
Chaka says:
i read this comment thinking he just too sensitive....
The smell is really overwhelming...even at 2 feet from the pad.
This is going back....
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