This thing has saved me from many months of pain. It is literally so good that if I cant find a computer without one, I wont use their mouse. The gel feels amazing on my wrist and I can relax and use the mouse like it is suppose to be used!
May 8, 2013
I Hvae To Agree
I have to agree with the lady about trying to get some work done with a warped mouse pad. Everything she states is true because I experience the same event. I have not gone through four in a year but I have gone through 2 in three years. The second didn't last as long as the first one and had to be thrown out because it was leaking so badly. I really like the way the gel pad supports my wrist when mousing but the durability of the product is sub-standard. I do not think that research and development testing these products for endurance. Maybe they plan for them to deteriorate within a year so the consumer has to buy another. Well this consumer is over it and I will go back to using a hand towel as my wrist rest for the keyboard and I will just get a regular cheap mouse pad for mousing. Sorry Fellowes, I really like your office supplies but the gel products are not working for me
November 20, 2012
The adhesive should last as long as the product
Yes - this is almost verbatim with another review I wrote. The products are slightly different, but the problems is exactly the same.
This is a hard plastic 'mouse pad' with a nice gel wrist support. It *should* last a VERY long time. I've used the cheap, spongy mouse pads for a couple years at a time and this one from Fellowes should AT LEAST outlive one of those. Oh! The plastic holds up. And the gel wrist pad holds up. But the adhesive that holds the top plastic with to the body plastic fails withing a few months.
My pad is not exposes to heat, cold, OR liquids or anything that would break down the adhesive. However, I'm on my 4th pad in a YEAR because as the adhesive fails it causes the top plastic to warp. Sure - you can push it back down and it will stick for a while, but I'm trying to WORK here. If my mouse won't slide from side to side smoothly, if I have to keep pushing down the warped spots, then the product has FAILED. Plain and simple.
I have to wonder if Fellowes tests their products for any length of time of if they do this on purpose just to make sure you have to replace their fancy mouse pad 6x more often than you had to with the cheap, spongy ones. Of course I'll buy another one, I have to.
For the COST of one of these they should LAST!
January 26, 2012