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12 South Vegan Leather DeskPad Review

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As a tech reviewer, digital nomad and gamer, I’m always on the lookout for accessories that upgrade my setups. I’ve already reviewed the Curve Flex and the HoverBar Duo from Twelve South’s range (which have been awesome additions) and now it’s time to review their vegan leather DeskPad.

The DeskPad is a simple product but one that has thoughtful design and attention to detail. Its size, a generous 29.37 x 15.75 inches, comfortably accommodates the largest of keyboards and a mouse comfortably with room to spare.

The vegan leather material is high quality and adds a touch of sophistication, while the textured surface adds a luxury feel that doesn’t interfere with the optics of a mouse.

One of the standout features of the DeskPad is its easy maintenance. Spills and messes are no longer a concern as they won’t mar your physical desk, and the DeskPad itself can be cleaned with a simple wipe of a wet rag.

Aesthetically, the DeskPad is available in two colours: black and dove grey. I opted for the black version, which looks great in contrast to my other 12 South Accessories.

However, no product is without its flaws. The DeskPad is packaged much like a poster, resulting in a slight curve when it’s first unrolled. This was initially a minor inconvenience, but I found a simple solution by placing a weighted item on each corner. The curve flattened out quite quickly, and the DeskPad has remained flat since.

At A$79.95, the DeskPad may seem a bit pricey for a desk mat. However, considering its size, quality, and the added functionality and aesthetic appeal it brings to the workspace, I believe it offers good value for money.

In comparison to other desk mats I’ve used, the DeskPad stands out for its overall quality and aesthetics. It’s clear that Twelve South has designed this product with the setup-lovers in mind, and it shows in every detail.

In conclusion, Twelve South’s DeskPad is more than just a desk mat. It’s a well-designed, functional, and aesthetically pleasing addition to any workspace. Despite its initial packaging curve, it quickly adapts to the desk surface and provides a comfortable and precise mousing experience, while looking excellent.


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