Although some people eschew mouse pads, and in fact most mice these days don’t even need a specialized mousing surface to work, there is still some benefit to using one. Perhaps the biggest of these benefits is to provide a specific type of surface for your mouse to track on, be it to help with precision, enhance speed, or something in-between.
The AmazingWorks Aluminum Gaming Mouse Pad is among the more unique of these mousing surfaces. As the name suggests, its surface is made of aluminum, which generally stays cool to the touch, but has, when using your mouse on it, a somewhat sandpaper-like texture. You’ll not only feel the slight resistance for improved precision, but also really hear your mouse sliding across it.
The silver surface itself has more of a matte finish, with shiny edges. The rubberized base helps to protect your tabletop and provides a nice grip to help keep the mouse pad suitably stationary.
While it’s undeniably a striking looking mouse pad, the textured surface will likely wear away the rubber skids on the bottom of your mouse. While this is not a major expense to replace, that, combined with the noise generated, definitely limits the potential user base for what is otherwise a high quality, low price product.
Thanks to AmazingWorks for the review unit.