Roccat Alumic Gaming Mousepad Review
Out of the packaging we can see that this is a well-built item indeed. An aluminium core provides the stability and rigidness. This is then covered with the two surface types. The wrist rest isn't attached at all which is something I like a lot. So often wrist rests on mousepads are fixed items and they're always fixed in the place you don't want them to be. With the non-slip base you can place it exactly where it's doing its ergonomic best for you.
The corners have hard-wearing but grippy covers making sure that the Alumic doesn't go anywhere. It has to be said that accidental movement is almost impossible. Not only because of the corner "feet", but because thanks to that aluminium core this is a hefty thing indeed.
Here you can see, click to enlarge as ever, the two surface types. There is a slight difference in the grain of the control side compared to the speed side, but the more striking difference in design certainly leaves no doubt.
Time to put it to work.