If you've ever looked around your office, you must have noticed that different people like different mousepads. Large or small, thick or thin, plastic, fabric or even leather. Some prefer a hard surface, and then you can use a glass mousepad. Or you can try this aluminium one, called the Roccat Alumic. Hardware.Info went hands-on with the mousepad, to find out whether mice and metal is a good combination.
Not everyone likes the same type of surface for their mice, not just because different materials feel differently, but because of how different ways of using a mouse. A large mousepad is practical if you're working on multiple monitors and have to go back and forth a lot. If the mousepad is large you're forced to lift it all the time and start over. It's also not optimal for gaming, if you constantly have to lift the mouse. Some people like having a hard surface under their mouse. You can use your table or desk for this, but many gamers feel that solution doesn't provide enough accuracy. A glass mousepad can provide the answer, but Roccat has an alternative in the form of the Alumic. As the name suggests, it's made out of aluminium. It's not cheap with a recommended price of around £33, but on the other hand it is a unique product.