Pros: large, battery operated
Cons: doesn't set off easily, mat slips easily on floor and carpet
I bought this and returned it after a day. I thought it would be a good way to train my cats to stay off my desk. What a bad idea!
The mat is large and battery-operated which was nice. When I got everything set, I tried it on myself and the static shock made me jump (but I'm sensitive). I did not like the idea that my cats would be subjected to this if they got on it, but I wanted to try and see what happens. Well they jumped up on the desk and nothing happened. No shock, nothing. Maybe they are too light for it to work, but it didn't register their touch. When I touched it, it worked fine, even with the lightest touch. But when they climbed on it, it barely worked. It shocked them maybe once or twice, but they just got confused and still stayed on the desk.
Overall, doesn't work. Get your money back!