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Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020
When I was looking at these I had two main concerns: will this feel extremely cheap and how bad are those wrinkles I'm seeing on some photos?

Short answers: this does not feel cheap at all. I'm actually shocked at the quality of the materials, especially considering the price. This does have wrinkles, but they can be mitigated (at your own risk).

I purchased the 31 inch and the 36 inch version of this. The 36" mat lost almost all of the wrinkles after a day or two. It is MUCH smoother than the 31 inch. Unfortunately I cannot take photos of it because it's at my job.

After rolling the 31" mat out and using it for a while, the wavy wrinkles would not go away. The corners flattened out, but not the little ripples. If you have a bright light on your desk, the mat will look perfectly smooth (which I think is why many of the photos here look good). If you do not, you'll see the little waves. I have taken photos of both lighting situations. (Note - my photos were taken AFTER I tossed this in the dryer, which you can read about below. Initially the waves were much worst)

At first I was a little disappointed about this, but I had read from a user here that they put the mat in their dryer for a few minutes. I decided to do this and it worked very well. The wrinkles were much less noticeable. Two notes about this:

1. Do not put it in your dryer for a long time. I had it on normal heat for three minutes and when I took it out, it felt like a few more minutes would have melted it it.

2. This might cause small dents in your mat. I have attached a photo, but after I took the mat out there was a small crevice in it. I suspect this may go away over time, but it was 100% from my dryer. If you are afraid of this, don't do the dryer method. I put my keyboard over it so it's not the end of the world.

In short, the smaller mats have stubborn wrinkles that don't want to come out. That said, over time they will begin to fade but you can expedite this with a dryer (at your own risk). The quality is awesome, especially for the price. It has a nice grain on the top and the bottom will not harm your desk (it's almost like a faux velvet).

I cannot believe how cheap these were - I have them on both my desks now and am a desk mat convert. Easy to write on, optical mouse works well on them, they just feel really nice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you are wondering about wrinkles, READ THIS! Excellent product for price.
Reviewed in the United States on October 17, 2020
When I was looking at these I had two main concerns: will this feel extremely cheap and how bad are those wrinkles I'm seeing on some photos?

Short answers: this does not feel cheap at all. I'm actually shocked at the quality of the materials, especially considering the price. This does have wrinkles, but they can be mitigated (at your own risk).

I purchased the 31 inch and the 36 inch version of this. The 36" mat lost almost all of the wrinkles after a day or two. It is MUCH smoother than the 31 inch. Unfortunately I cannot take photos of it because it's at my job.

After rolling the 31" mat out and using it for a while, the wavy wrinkles would not go away. The corners flattened out, but not the little ripples. If you have a bright light on your desk, the mat will look perfectly smooth (which I think is why many of the photos here look good). If you do not, you'll see the little waves. I have taken photos of both lighting situations. (Note - my photos were taken AFTER I tossed this in the dryer, which you can read about below. Initially the waves were much worst)

At first I was a little disappointed about this, but I had read from a user here that they put the mat in their dryer for a few minutes. I decided to do this and it worked very well. The wrinkles were much less noticeable. Two notes about this:

1. Do not put it in your dryer for a long time. I had it on normal heat for three minutes and when I took it out, it felt like a few more minutes would have melted it it.

2. This might cause small dents in your mat. I have attached a photo, but after I took the mat out there was a small crevice in it. I suspect this may go away over time, but it was 100% from my dryer. If you are afraid of this, don't do the dryer method. I put my keyboard over it so it's not the end of the world.

In short, the smaller mats have stubborn wrinkles that don't want to come out. That said, over time they will begin to fade but you can expedite this with a dryer (at your own risk). The quality is awesome, especially for the price. It has a nice grain on the top and the bottom will not harm your desk (it's almost like a faux velvet).

I cannot believe how cheap these were - I have them on both my desks now and am a desk mat convert. Easy to write on, optical mouse works well on them, they just feel really nice.
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