OK I admit it. I bought this mouse pad because I thought it looked cool. I wanted to add a little “spice” to my desktop. And I am so glad I did. I’ve had generic mouse pads—black squares that function well. But this mouse pad take “mousing” to a whole new level. It works great, even with the Catarina Black mousing surface. As a photographer and web designer, I spend long days on my computer. This mouse pad functions well and looks great. With all of the new desk accessories, I’ll soon be adding more Vaja Cases products to my workspace.