Mionix is a Swedish company that manufacturers gaming peripherals. It was founded in 2007 by Peter Nygren and a co-founder in a small office in Växjö, Sweden. The company is well-known for its gaming mice. Later, Mionix started designing and selling keyboards, mouse mats and various gaming accessories.
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Packaging and accessories
The Alioth 2XL is delivered in a regular cardboard made box. The front side features a cutout in the cardboard to allow you to feel the texture of the mouse pad. The name of the mouse pad and the name of the manufacturer are printed on the center of the box.
The back side of the packaging lists the main features of the mouse pad in no less than 15 different languages. A small diagram with the mouse pad and a mouse is printed on the right side, this is used to highlight the measurements and overall dimension of the mouse pad.
Surface material: Textile
Available models & sizes:
– M = 370 x 320mm (14.6 x 12.6 inches) in width/height.
– L = 460 x 400mm (18.1 x 15.7 inches) in width/height.
– XL = 900 x 400mm (35.4 x 15.7 inches) in width/height.
– 2XL = 1200 x 500mm (47.2 x 19.7 inches) in width/height.
– 3XL = 1400 x 600mm (55.1 x 23.6 inches) in width/height.
– 4XL = 1600 x 800mm (63 x 31.5 inches) in width/height.
– WATER RESISTANT AND WASHABLE
– STITCHED EDGES
– SOFT MOUSE/DESK PAD WITH A PREMIUM FEELING
– OPTIMIZED FOR GAMING AND S.Q.A.T APPROVED
The Mionix Alioth 2XL has a simple design with barely any graphics present on its surface. In fact, the only graphics on this mouse pad are the Mionix logo and the name of the mouse pad. Both placed on the corners of the mouse pad.
The Alioth 2XL has a length of 1200mm and a height of 500mm with a thickness of 3mm.
The Alioth 2XL uses a textile texture and everything is attached to the main body of the mouse pad by high quality textile stitching. Going back to the graphics used on this mouse pad, these are integrated into the texture of the pad. This means that they should last as long as the entire mouse pad.
The edges of the mouse pad are covered by a thick and high-quality textile material. This not only holds the mouse pad attached to its main body but it will prevent tearing and scratches of the pad.
The build quality of the Alioth 2XL is great, the texture is soft to the touch and has no imperfections. In addition, there are no marks left on the textile texture even after long periods of usage.
The Alioth 2XL is a good mouse pad that should last a long time, thanks to not only its textile surface but the sewn edges. There are no graphics present on this mouse pad, and no RGB LEDs, this will be a hit or miss for some people. However, I always appreciate a product that has its focus on performance and build quality instead of design.
In conclusion, the Alioth 2XL is good, and performs as advertised, its water resistance is working as intended and should prevent any major staining of the textile surface of the mouse pad. The only issue with the Alioth 2XL is the price, at around 50 EUR, this mouse pad is competing with mouse pads that are already established onto the market.