AUKEY RGB Extended Gaming Mouse Pad REVIEW | MacSources

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4 min readAug 11, 2021

An exciting accessory for any workspace.

For the past year, I’ve been working exclusively from home. Before that, I used my desk space for writing and basic entertainment like gaming and surfing the web, but now, it’s a full-fledged workstation. My desk is a smart standing desk with a glossy white top. For quite some time, I’ve had an XL mouse pad covering the majority of the desk both for protection of the desktop and for ease of use of my peripherals. The mouse pad is solid black except for the manufacturer’s logo and while it was functional, I really started feeling as though it was just a bit on the bland side. So, when I decided an upgrade was in order, I got the AUKEY RGB Extended Gaming Mouse Pad.

DETAILS

The AUKEY RGB Extended Gaming Mouse Pad is a 35.4 x 15.7-inch neoprene mat. The mouse pad has a smooth surface and a non-slip rubber base. The material is also water-resistant. The RGB light strip is attached to the edge of the mouse pad with clear filament line. It’s stitched onto the mouse pad to keep it secure. The strip features 11 different lighting effects — seven static colors and four dynamic modes — and the effects are controlled with a simple one-touch button that is attached to the power supply of the light strip. The mouse pad measures 900 x 400 x 4mm / 35.4" x 15.75" x 0.15" and weighs approximately 2 pounds. It is shipped in a plain black box with the AUKEY logo stamped on one side of it. It’s stamped in black though so it’s a very subtle branding design.

USER EXPERIENCE

As you might imagine, the set-up of the mouse pad is quite simple. You just take it out of the box, unroll it, place it on your desk, and then plug it in. One of the features I really like about the RGB mouse pad is the fact that the cable is detachable. This means that you could potentially just use the mouse pad without the lighting effects if you needed to. I can’t imagine why someone would invest in an RGB mouse pad and not use the lighting feature, but it is possible with this particular mouse pad. There were two other things I…

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