Pros: Nearly frictionless, Great grip on desk, Minimalist, Visually appealing, Great tracking
Cons: Glossy outer ring finger prints, Can be loud
The pad comes in a simple matte black box. The only graphic on the box is Feenix's logo on the front.
Included in the box is obviously the mousepad itself, but also a personalized customer support card. This card states your assigned support manager. Feenix has done away with the general phone number or mailbox, and has made it more personal. I really like this because you will always talk to a real person, never a robot with prompts. I wish more companies would feature this.
The mousepad is rigid and measures 11" x 13" and is 0.24" thick. The "Micro Textured, Low Friction Surface" feels great. It offers excellent tracking and minimal friction. This makes fine mouse movements extremely easy. The only downside to this surface is the sound. It is extremely loud and makes a scraping sound with certain mice. If you can stand it though, the performance is well worth it.
The bottom features 12 rubber feet that grip exceedingly well (only 4 are pictured). The diamond shaped reinforcements provide rigidity and durability.
When looking for a mousepad, you will come across two different types: hard plastic and soft cloth. Each has their potential upsides and downsides. A hard mousepad offers smoother gliding especially over uneven surfaces, but isn't very portable. A hard mousepad is less likely to peel or lose its tracking ability, but it is typically more expensive. A hard mousepad will typically move your mouse faster than cloth. This could take some getting used to if transitioning.
The main thing I didn't care too much for was the glossy outer ring. It looked nice for the first few days, but it attracted dirt and fingerprints like a magnate. I also found my mouse going over the edge of the mousepad many times. Tiny abrasions were forming and I can tell repeatedly doing this will quickly damage the surface.
There is not too much else to say. Most good mousepads offer great performance for a given price range. This one is no exception. This will work great with nearly any mouse, and thanks to its superb build quality, it will keep working. At $36 it is slightly more expensive than other options, but if you are in the market for a great hard mousepad and are willing to spend extra to get a better quality product, this is the mousepad for you. If you would like more info, head over to http://www.feenixcollection.com/ to check out Feenix's other products.