Taking the mousepad out of the box and out of the protective plastic wrapping (remember to take this off!), we see a fairly attractive mousepad. The 1 mm aluminium is gently brushed and looks fine, with the Mionix logo and model name in the lower left. Again, the shape is not rectangular – there is a crescent cut out of the bottom, presumably for resting your hand upon.
Looking at the mousepad on its side, we see that we do indeed have a 1 mm thick piece of aluminium backed with another 2 mm or so of traditional rubberised backing.
Taking a look of that backing, we see a typical pattern with raised bumps intended to keep the mousepad in place.