Icemat Precision Mousing
When I started reviewing precision
mousing surfaces some time ago I had no idea that so many unique designs would
enter the market. The first two pads I reviewed were the Ratpadz
and Everglide Giganta.
The most recent pad I reviewed was the fUnc
sUrface 1030. All of these pads feature a plastic surface with variations
in shape. Enter the Icemat. This is probably the most interesting mousing
surface out there.
- 9.75" wide
- 8.25" tall
- 1/4" deep
- Smoked glass
- 6 clear rubber
One of the things that really
concerned me about the Icemat is that it is shipped from Europe. The idea
of receiving a box full of glass fragments wasn't very pleasing. I am impressed
with the packaging the Icemat came in. My parcel guy makes it a point to stress
test just about every box that is delivered to me. It is not at all unusual
to find a couple of the corners on a box destroyed by this guy (and his workmates).
The Icemat not only survived the delivery but the packaging had absolutely
no damage to it.
I've used some of the pictures
from the Icemat site. What is interesting
is that the unit shipped to me has a very large logo silkscreened in the middle
and not the small logo that is on the unit pictured on the site. I personally
think the larger logo stands out more. The construction is very similar to
the glass used in showers and bathroom windows. I've seen similar glass that
has been sandblasted to get a very fine surface grain and opaqueness. The
edges of the glass are nicely rounded so there are no sharp edges. The unit
doesn't have the great rolled edge of the Ratpadz or Giganta but considering
its glass construction that may have been unobtainable.