The Kensington Duo features a soft two-compartment gel pillow with a ventilation channel in the middle designed to keep your wrist cool and sweat-free while you work. It’s both a stylish and ergonomic choice, and comes with a two-year warranty should anything go wrong.
- Offered in three colors
- Satin finish is easy to wipe clean
- Not particularly durable
Add some personality to your space with the DealzEpic Art , which boasts an eye-catching Van Gogh print, and if Impressionism isn’t your thing, fear not, there are plenty of other options to choose from. Thanks to the low price, you could probably pick up more than one.
- Stitched edges to prevent fraying
- Made with natural rubber
- Fairly small at under 10 inches wide
Redragon Archelon P001
The Redragon Archelon P001 is crafted from high-density cloth with just a bit of cushion and a foam bottom that won’t slip around most desktop surfaces. It’s designed to resist curling, and its reinforced stitched edges help prevent deformation and wear.
- Waterproof and easy to clean
- Also comes in full keyboard sizes
- Some find the designs too flashy
Artisan Shidenkai FX Mid
If you insist on the finest peripherals, consider the Japanese-import Artisan Shidenkai FX Mid , which is impregnated with smooth glass beads to minimize friction, and delivers a good balance between speed and precision, although it is somewhat more costly than most.
- Ideal for gaming
- Resistant to curling
- Won't last forever
The VicTsing Ergonomic contains a cushioning gel that molds to your wrist for all-day support, making it a decent choice for long hours of computer use. You may want to be gentle with it, though, because the stitching isn’t the most durable.
- Fabric covering is very soft
- Helps reduce wrist strain
- Emits an unpleasant odor initially
Razer Goliathus Extended
Built to look good without being overly flashy, the Razer Goliathus Extended frames both your mouse and keyboard with a single RGB strip that you can customize using the company’s software and synchronize with specific games.
- Also comes in a mouse-only size
- Well-priced for an illuminated model
- Some don't lie flat
Attain good control with the Roccat Taito , a sleek option that features a cloth surface designed for smooth and steady movements. You can count on its usability for the long haul, too, since it is crafted to stand up to considerable abuse.
- Just over 3 millimeters thick
- Rubberized backing
- Budget-friendly price
Fans of hard surfaces will appreciate the Glorious Helios , which is made from thin polycarbonate and offers very little resistance, which can help cut reaction times. A silicone adhesive base ensures it won’t move, even during intense gaming sessions.
- Less than a millimeter thick
- Comes in large and extra large
- Optimized for high-end sensors
Meant for gamers who enjoy multiple different play styles, the Roccat Alumic lets you choose between precision- and speed-oriented surfaces by simply flipping it over. It’s 3 millimeters thick with a rigid aluminum core that resists warping.
- Low-profile gel wrist rest
- Four nonslip feet
- Great for gaming on the couch
The SteelSeries QcK has an ample surface with a high-grip rubber base for stability, making it a reliable choice for both gamers and computing professionals alike. And if you really want to take your setup to the next level, there’s an RGB backlit option.
- Simple yet functional design
- Resistant to lint and dirt
- Thicker version also available