Straight out of the plain white sleeve it was shipped in, the Keira looks like very run of the mill. Its charm lies in the small details however.
Corepad saw fit to send me the medium sized Keira in white. It’s a somewhat bright look for a mouse mat, but it works for it. And if white doesn’t work for you, then it’s also available in black.
Both the company and model logos are the only feature on the otherwise empty surface, neither of which are highly obtrusive in their confined corners. There’s quite some contrast between the design of Corepad’s logo and the Keira font, though, which makes for an interesting juxtaposition if nothing else.
The main surface is an expanse of fine micro-texture designed to be used in conjunction with an optical mouse. The incredibly fine texture allows a mouse to glide across it smoothly, whilst retaining enough detail to maximise the usefulness of a laser based tracker.
The reverse surface is designed to keep the mouse mat stable on a flat surface. Rather than using a simple flat layer of rubber, there’s a thin layer of form-moulded and aerated rubber. This takes up less space allowing for a thinner gaming surface and the air pockets cause minor suction which keeps the mat stuck in place over a flat surface. Once placed down on a hard, flat surface, the mouse mat stays rigidly in place meaning that it can’t be knocked aside whilst you’re in the middle of a gaming session.
This medium sized mouse mat is a great fit for just about any optical mouse. It offers brilliant precision at high DPI and it’s also a fantastic size for low DPI mice.