I am one of those people who use a MacBook with a mouse. To some, this fact may seem strange: why, if there is an amazing touchpad? It’s really awesome, but I have an old 2015 MacBook Pro. And there is a tiny touchpad in comparison with modern MacBooks. Add to this my hobby in recording and mixing music in Logic – there, it is simply inconvenient for me to perform all the manipulations from the touch surface.
In general, I bought a mouse—a wonderful thing, very satisfied. A wonderful computer just got more beautiful. But another problem has appeared: the mouse sensor goes crazy on the semi-glossy surface of the white table. This is not a problem of a specific “lodge”: over the past two years, this is my fifth mouse, and everyone behaved inappropriately on this table.
Now there will be your favorite part: the Bag & Wallet store came to my rescue. They sell backpacks, wallets, business card holders, regular gloves, gloves for drivers, tripods, and here’s a rug. You can see the assortment on the store website. The guys suggested that I try Orbitkey Desk Mat. I have been using the rug for three weeks, and after two years of searching and pain, I feel a catch: it’s too good.
I was given a rug for the test in the size L: 896 × 423 mm. In terms of size, this is just what I wanted: my laptop can easily fit on it, and there is still a lot of space on the right for manipulating the mouse. It is smaller: 686 × 373 mm.
The top couple of centimeters is given for a special organizer for various small things. For example, for pens and other stationery. I would put picks there, but they are black.
Any computer has cables. So mine is being recharged from MagSafe – a connector that will finally return to “firmware” on a fresh and powerful ARM chip this year. In addition to the charging cable, there is also a USB cable from my sound card to the MacBook. To prevent two cables from flying around the table, the Orbitkey Desk Mat comes with a special magnetic holder:
The holder holds the wires securely. Below are two small but rather powerful magnets:
In theory, the holder can hook third-party charging cables. For example, for headphones, as Orbitkey itself suggests using it:
I recently found out that the rug is made of artificial leather, on which you can safely put wet glasses and warm plates of hot food – he will not care about anything.
As you can see, the Orbitkey Desk Mat is sewn into two halves. You can hide different papers between them. For example, I made a list of those who, judging by the comments of our readers, should pay me:
The inside of the rug is made from recycled felt. The photo may seem prickly, but in reality, it is not: the material is enjoyable to touch, and the edges do not irritate the hands in any way.
But I still found one drawback: the felt crumbles very easily, which is why the table must be constantly wiped from its villi.
Of course, the main thing: the mouse sensor does not go crazy on this rug.
I don’t know how good the rug will be for gamers: from games, I sometimes play only in Cities: Skyline, for which any mouse and a screen with a low refresh rate will do. But if you are looking for a work mat that looks good and stays intact for a long time, then the Orbitkey Desk Mat is worth turning to.