The mousepad in general doesn’t get a lot of attention, but it is an important part of your desk or gaming environment. Some people prefer gel mats, some prefer ergonomically-shaped ones, some prefer built-in wrist-rests, and some prefer flat ones. That last group will love this new Razer Sphex (?!), which the company claims is the world’s thinnest gaming-grade mousepad. Of course, gaming-grade isn’t exactly a federally-regulated moniker; companies like Razer and SteelSeries have pretty much made it up out of nothing. Still, I’ve used both their mousepads and they’re better than the ones I used to get from Target.
They actually call it a “desktop skin,” which is kind of weird and awesome, and its surface is designed to work with both optical and laser mice, which I’ve found do actually have different material preferences. Of course, this is a lot of fanfare for what is essentially a thin piece of plastic with a sticky bottom, but as Abe said, “people who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.”