Previously, the glide strips bottom of my Apple Magic Mouse 2 would quickly become coated with a film from my desk's work surface, causing resistance to movement across that surface. As a result, I was cleaning those glides daily. (Cleaning the desk surface itself made no difference.) A fabric mouse pad I first tried also offered resistance to movement. This Insignia product has a textured yet hard surface that the Apple mouse glides across surprisingly well, with no contamination buildup on those glides. I used the "speed surface" side, which has only a slight texture, for the first few weeks . . . it worked OK. I then flipped it over with the "control surface" side (which has a coarser texture) facing up, and WOW, its almost like the Apple mouse is gliding across a sheet of ice, and with great cursor tracking. I do not game on my computer, but for my purposes, this Insignia Gaming Mouse Pad is a great match to the Apple Magic Mouse 2.