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New ones are not as good
on February 7, 2009
EDIT on old review below:
New: I've been using these rests for years, and I just bought a new one which arrived 4/13/12. Looks like yet another manufacturer is cutting corners to save pennies. The new one is half as thick and not as soft and comfortable as the old ones. They also shortened the length by at least an inch. I decided to keep using the old one I have with tape on one end from accidentally cutting it open. The bigger height of the old one provides a nice, comfortable angle of my wrists to the keys. The new one has me turning my wrists up too much. The old one also provides enough length to use with the mouse too, but the new one is no longer long enough. Too bad, because I've recommended this rest to others who all agreed it's the best rest they ever used. Now I'll have to alert them not to buy any new ones without considering the downgrades they've made to the product.
Old review from 2009: I've had one for a few years now and I wouldn't trade it for any other. It's actually long enough to span the length of my dell keyboard, plus hang over enough to use with the mouse as well. I need to get another for the office because after just a couple hours I can feel my wrists start to hurt from resting on the hard desk. But I often sit for 10 or more hours straight working at home, and never feel discomfort with the gel rest. It's also really easy to clean unlike the ones that have fabric on them, and that's important to me with two young kids and a husband that use it too. I also find the fabric ones starts to irritate my skin from the constant friction against the rough fabric, and that's completely eliminated with this one.