ModRight ModMat Review
Today I am reviewing the ModRight ModMat thanks to FrozenCPU
PLEASE NOTE I SAID IT WAS OK TO SEND A MISPRINT FAN SPACING CHART ON THE MOD-MAT
First here is some Details about it...
1200mm x 600mm which is over 47" x 23
Anti-Static Wrist Strap Included (26" unstretched)
Grounding Wire Clip Included (26" unstretched)
Oversized Work Area Allows All Parts To Be Laid Out Safely Making Installation Easier.
Surface Safe For ALL COMPONENTS Including PCB Boards, RAM, VGA Cards, and Expansion Cards.
Non Scratch Surface Keeps High Finish Parts and Side Panels From Blemish (aka liquid cooling radiators, custom mod parts, and Window Panels)
Easy Transport Carrying Box w/ Handle
Fan Spacing Chart From 40mm to 140mm
Inch and Millimeter Rulers For Handy Measurements
Snaps for Anti-static Strap and Ground are Now Moved to the Top For More Work Space.
Heres some Pictures of the packaging
This is a anti-static mat/Workspace,(To me at-least) for your computer hardware Handling the need to keep your components safe outside of the box.
Its made of Rubber so straight off it will not conduct static, It comes with TWO snap in Grounding points that are so to say Stapled in but not with staples.
Also have included a Grounding strap with a Elastic wrist strap to attach to yourself to the mod-mat, also a alligator Clip from the mod-mat to the case.
The length of these cables alone are More then enough to do anything on the surface, including extra length if you have to grab something outside the area you are working on.
They even give you a nice little handle on the Box it comes in which seems durable as the package serves as a Case to the Mod-Mat and allows easy storage and carrying from place to place.
Now, as I said above, I did note that I said it was fine if they had a Miss Printed mod-mat and that it was fine to send it to me.
So as mine is misprinted, I can still tell its a 120mm/140mm fan ect. Because the corner of the fans lineup with the Center marker points in each circle for the fan holes.
This is just a nice handy thing to have on it just because if you have Smaller fans to larger fans, You can tell what each on is ESPECIALLY if you had them a long time and don't have it labeled.
Also handy if you want to make something that fits each fan, like lets say a Side panel Acrylic window? You can make sure you dont make a mistake, as well as not scratch the surface if you need to drill the holes but have no way of Marking where first.
What I found that was maybe more useful to Modders then just a regular system builder is the fact it came with Inch and Millimeter rulers on it, and they are DEAD ACCURATE.
Which is Necessary if you make a ruler on any product because if it is Slightly off it can ruin what you are making.
There are 20inches on the Right side area 0inches to 20inches from top to bottom and 80CM on the are 0cm middle left bottom to 80cm the right bottom.
(First one is Inches, Second is Millimeters)
Now just to show you how big the space is, that's 1200mm x 600mm which is over 47" x 23
Its a Incredible amount of room for a anti-static work space, Here just to show you, it can fit quite a amount of hardware on it, but Im going to show you what it can fit regarding the Boxes everything comes in for a more FILLING area.
Sadly my case is Pretty huge as it is a Haf-X so I'm not going to include it due to picture reasons.
I fit two GPU boxes, a PSU box, and a E-ATX Motherboard Box with the Mod-Mat and 2 120mm fans with some room to spare still.
Putting it away is as easy as rolling it back up and putting it right in the box. The handle makes it easy to carry around.
Honestly, for 40$ from FrozenCPU you cant go wrong as you will pay MORE for less or Less for the same price.
If you were to buy another Mat similar to this, you can also be paying 3x the cost or even more some places.
I've had a wonderful experience with this ModMat from ModRight and I hope to see more amazing products from them in the upcoming years.
I would just simply have to say this is a MUST BUY for ANYONE.
There's only one con and that would have to be...
-Preferably have the Grounding points Vertical instead of Horizontal to fit cases in that general area
Overall it has to get a 5/5
Since I also work on the Floor and stepped on it here and there, It was easy to clean off with just some wipes so if you get some TIM or something on it, will come off easily.
Please feel free to ask me something if you would like a Pic or Information regarding it in general.
Thanks for reading!
Nice review Cody I'd love to have one of these. I usually just work right on my workbench in my garage and am always a little worried about discharge. Luckily I haven't had a problem yet but it could happen.
Forgot to ask how thick is it?
hey Cody thanks for the review and pics.Been working off a trusty heavy cardboard layer to protect this desk I sometimes work off of. But still have to agree,with all the $$$ invested working with hardware it is worthwhile to invest in one these, and that is a lot larger than previously thought. The measuring units would be invaluable at time to expedite things along the way too.
I wish I had all the proper tools to measure certain things like how thick, but its really not too thick.
If I would have something close enough to the size of it, I would say its the same if not just a little thicker then the memory PCB.
And yea, I totally understand that rrplay, thats how I work on my stuff haha.
The measuring and just the size alone is overwhelming, and also can make a few nice things when reviewing other products which im sure you do as well =P
You get a background, measuring tools, and antistatic work space.
Thanks for getting back, and was sorta wondering the same thing as to how thick it was,and your answer is good enough for me ! so thanks :) anyhow I generally keep this dual sided inch/ metric ruler nearby,but one of the things I like about my heavy cardboard 'worksled' [lol] is that I can rotate the whole thing, and sort of spin it around. Not to sure if you can that with this Mat unless I put the nifty ModRight mat on the cardboard and rotate it that way.
What do you think ? & Thanks again in advance.
I dont think its possible as the Rubber top its self is Non-Slip, I would just advise the method you said, but it may be a little awkward as it is a rectangle and not a square =P.
Also no problem, I try to watch my reviews I do constantly, as it also looks good on me too =P.
I just dont have any of those tools around me or actually where they are in my house currently, but it is quite thin hence why you can roll it up easily as well.
Ill try to take a picture showing how thin it is sometime tonight to let you see for yourself compared to Memory.
But honestly, if I had anything Super sensitive to static, I would also test these as ive seen on another review that this did NOTHING to some super sensitive materials where they would admit 1 or 2 things getting messed up always out of a batch just because static is always flowing around so I mean honestly, this thing is good.
Theres not much to say because its simple, smart, cheap cost, effective, and thats all there is to say about it cause its just that darn good haha.
Watch this video at exactly 4minutes in, they take it to the extreme with the grounding.
Also I would just like to let you know incase as well, incase you SOMEHOW break your Straps you can buy replacements for 6$ for both together so you get that good Hearty snap back in and nice length of the grounding cables.
Heres the memory PCB compared to the Mod-Mat Thickness hope it is close enough for ya =P
yeah Pretty sure it would work great for me on the cardboard sled, and I was spinning a loaded Haf-X chassis around a bit earlier today. Sure looks like the Mat would give a lot of peace of mind regarding static and you impression is good enough for me, I tend to get a bit more concerned about static charges time of year , because of the winter season. Thanks again for taking the time to get back with your feedback as to how much you like the Mat. Definitely a bit more Pro if you ask me.
Edit: >> thanks for the pic that was quick Cody :)
Yea no problem hehe, also its only 40$ compared to 100$+ for similar and smaller surfaces without none of the measurements and what not, so honestly its worth the buy.
Can always save you money down the road also just from Super sensitive products to static.
would make a nice gift to anyone you know for the holidays.
I would like to mention though that FrozenCPU.Com also ships internationally and has had great reviews and time on the shipping for those outside of the USA Reading.
yep sure looks like it just might be on a Dear Santa letter for myself.
Hehe nice, glad I could help.
Originally Posted by rrplay
Nice review cody. You may now send it to me. Thanks!
Haha josh, Hows it going sir, and thanks.
Certainly an interesting thing... don't know how absolutely necessary it is, but it's always useful to have something protecting your goodies.
Thanks for all the reference pics.
I wish they had included 200mm fan reference points - both NZXT specific and else.