Top positive review
Made life easier
Reviewed in the United States on June 21, 2018
I got this because I'm autistic and one of the variety of sensory processing disorders I have to deal with daily is tactile... almost all non-cloth surfaces feel sticky to me, even though they are infact not sticky at all. For years, I just covered most of my desk with multiple microfiber cloths, which for the most part works fine, but the clothes can be easily displaced with even the slightest movement. My hope was that getting this pad would help simplify things while doing homework at my desk... and after only having it a few days, it definitely has. The rubber bottom keeps the pad secure in place and the material on the top is smooth enough to effortlessly move the mouse around, but also not too smooth as it also keeps my Surface Pro from sliding around while directly inking on it with the pen to do homework.
As far as the smell... it had a brief smell after removing it from the packaging, but has faded.... I can barely smell it only when getting unusually close to it. This was also a concern of mine, as I'm also sensitive to smells... mostly perfume type scents. It's possible however I got lucky, but even if that's the case, I'm still very grateful with how getting this mat has positively impacted my life.