Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2019
How do you botch a mouse pad?

My last mouse pad was purchased years ago from a giant floor basket at Fry's Electronics for 99¢. It served me well, but after time the fabric began to separate from the backing, and it was a bit yucky. So, I ordered this thing from Amazon, it was rather pricey - but what the heck.

What a mistake. After over a month it still won't lay flat. It literally sat in a window in the sun for 2 weeks when it was apparent that its chosen memory position was the tube it came in. It's so freaking thin it catches on my sleeve and gets dragged around on the desktop. It really doesn't want to stay in one spot.

For a bit of history, I'm somewhat familiar with mouse pads. I've been using the things since 1984. If I'm not using my tablet, I'm using a mouse. I've had everything from the hard plastic "fast track" pads that sand the teflon glides off of a mouse in a matter of hours, to the fancy and expensive grid-type "high resolution - swearsies!" pads made for optical mice when they first appeared on the scene. I've had and used everything from the trash and trinkets promotional types to the framed ones to show off your kids photos to the ones in trays with gel wrist pads. While many were disappointing, some just meh - I've never actually been ticked at one before. Awesome job Amazon!

Sadly, I missed my return window for this thing - I had pulled my old pad out and set this one in a window to see if it would ever flatten out and forgot about it. No, it's yet to flatten out. Very rarely do I feel completely ripped off, but Amazon seems to have figured out some great new products that tempt the 1-2 star ratings. Don't buy it. There seems to be nicer ones that you'll need to look harder for, because Amazon would rather put this 3¢ piece of junk at the top of the "Amazon's Choice" instead of one that's more than 1/16" thick and functions as it should.

Pros:
- Black
- Big
- Gigantic Amazon Basics logo to impress your friends and family
- special cylindrical form factor

Cons
- paper thin
- permanently curled
- snags on sleeve to take trips around desk
- stinks - as in smells bad - took about 3 weeks to dissipate
- Still some room for more of that amazing Amazon Basics logo

Amazon used to list what the star rating was, but they seem to have ditched that along with a lot of other things when it comes to reviews. As I recall, 1 star was 'I hate it', and that pretty much sums it up. The fact I'm using a 6 year old mouse pad with peeling edges instead of this thing should be a good summary.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap Junk
By Anthony M on March 2, 2019
How do you botch a mouse pad?

My last mouse pad was purchased years ago from a giant floor basket at Fry's Electronics for 99¢. It served me well, but after time the fabric began to separate from the backing, and it was a bit yucky. So, I ordered this thing from Amazon, it was rather pricey - but what the heck.

What a mistake. After over a month it still won't lay flat. It literally sat in a window in the sun for 2 weeks when it was apparent that its chosen memory position was the tube it came in. It's so freaking thin it catches on my sleeve and gets dragged around on the desktop. It really doesn't want to stay in one spot.

For a bit of history, I'm somewhat familiar with mouse pads. I've been using the things since 1984. If I'm not using my tablet, I'm using a mouse. I've had everything from the hard plastic "fast track" pads that sand the teflon glides off of a mouse in a matter of hours, to the fancy and expensive grid-type "high resolution - swearsies!" pads made for optical mice when they first appeared on the scene. I've had and used everything from the trash and trinkets promotional types to the framed ones to show off your kids photos to the ones in trays with gel wrist pads. While many were disappointing, some just meh - I've never actually been ticked at one before. Awesome job Amazon!

Sadly, I missed my return window for this thing - I had pulled my old pad out and set this one in a window to see if it would ever flatten out and forgot about it. No, it's yet to flatten out. Very rarely do I feel completely ripped off, but Amazon seems to have figured out some great new products that tempt the 1-2 star ratings. Don't buy it. There seems to be nicer ones that you'll need to look harder for, because Amazon would rather put this 3¢ piece of junk at the top of the "Amazon's Choice" instead of one that's more than 1/16" thick and functions as it should.

Pros:
- Black
- Big
- Gigantic Amazon Basics logo to impress your friends and family
- special cylindrical form factor

Cons
- paper thin
- permanently curled
- snags on sleeve to take trips around desk
- stinks - as in smells bad - took about 3 weeks to dissipate
- Still some room for more of that amazing Amazon Basics logo

Amazon used to list what the star rating was, but they seem to have ditched that along with a lot of other things when it comes to reviews. As I recall, 1 star was 'I hate it', and that pretty much sums it up. The fact I'm using a 6 year old mouse pad with peeling edges instead of this thing should be a good summary.
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