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Mousepad with USB Hub 

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This is an aluminium alloy mouse mat (Mousepad) but apart from controlling your mouse it lets you get extra USB ports via lead supplied as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port and both SD and Micro SD ports. So your notebook – even USB ‘C’ only now has standard USB3 and more on tap. I am told it also works with MacBooks.

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The 21cm square mouse mat has a 6cm angled up extension at the back that has all the ports at the rear, the metal will not scratch the surface it is placed on as it has a grippy leather style base that also stops the pad moving.

Two short leads of 15cm long each are supplied the first USB3 to USB3, second USB3 to USB ‘C’ so it does not matter if the port from the PC/Notebook/Tablet is full sized USB or USB ‘C’.

My unit was silver but it is also available in grey.

While this is designed to work with notebooks I also tried it with a Desktop PC but unless your USB ports are very close to the Mousepad you will need a USB extension lead as I did but then it works as it does with a notebook or a Tablet.

It would mean anyone who spends at least part of their time traveling you could have everything plugged into the back of the mousepad ready for you to just plug in your notebook or tablet to the upsteam lead and you have everything including of course the mouse ready to use as soon as you have your desk.

I used this with my review PC which normally means I have very little desk space for the mouse and the aluminium pad is quite happy only about 60% on the desk meaning mouse movements can be far more fluid.

The rear of the mousepad has a line of ports, Ethernet, three USB3 ports and an SD card port with a micro SD card port stacked below it. The upstream USB port is on the left underside of the mousepad

Anyone who hates using a trackpad on their desk needs a mouse mat and this aluminium offering is strong and gives you all those extra ports and with recent notebooks having far fewer ports this is useful, and it could well be the only way to connect to a network if you are forbidden Wi-Fi.

The six in one mousepad is available from the link below for $59 (US) which at the time of writing is around £47.50, Brando offer free worldwide shipping.

https://usb.brando.com/6-in-1-multi-functional-aluminum-mouse-pad_p21926c0046d015.html

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