The hard is not flexible (preferably all of them are flexible but not bendable) and it scratches your mouse up faster than cloth. The construction that gives it one benefit is that while being a hard surface, it also dust resistance. Unlike cloth, (which is dust magnetic) the hard doesn’t attract dust as much as magnetic making it easier to clean.
Shine X has 9 inbuilt backlit modes that can be touched to switch. You only need to touch the logo icon on the mouse pad to switch the light easily. In addition, you also can customize the RGB lighting effects through Tronsmart Radiant software, which can be download from the bottom side guide of this page.