this replaced my black steelseries desk mat. it's noticeably higher quality. the edge stitching is well done, the graphics are crisp, and it looks awesome. the slightly rubbery bottom also keeps it from sliding around which is nice. if you like the look, go for it. the quality is just as great.
The ares colorway looks vibrant in person. I didn't notice any color fade, as others have. But to nitpick, there is one spot where the edge stitching looks a little jumbled. Besides that, I'm overall happy with the mat.
I recommend You do this is a bathtub but the same steps are taken when using a sink. First clean the bathtub you don't need to use any harsh chemicals just rinse it the sides and floor with water to make sure no dirt or anything will get on the mouse mat. Proceed by placing the mouse mat in the bathtub and start running either cold or Luke warm water then stop the water and add your soap of choice to the top of the mouse mat. You should now have a mouse mat with a water soap mixture on top of it proceed by taking the sponge soft side down and going in a circular motion at the area were the stain is located. Make sure to take your time and don't apply to much pressure once you clean the area [Recommend 2-5 mins of scrubbing] run water over the area were u were scrubbing. Repeat scrubbing process for all areas that need cleaning. Once you are happy with the results and make sure the stains are no longer there proceed by using the towel or paper towels to pat down the mouse mat until a majority of the water is soaked up. Hang mouse mat to dry make sure to NOT PUT IN SUNLIGHT LIT AREAS this will cause damage to the mat recommend you hang in a area that will get a lot of air passing through. Let the mouse mat air dry for 48 hours before use. Enjoy :)