Review: Icemat 2nd Edition

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    Those free cloth mouse pads you received with your computer just won't cut it anymore in today's world of precision and speed. Teflon, Metal, Glass, etc. surfaces are all out there for you to choose from in the mousing world. The Icemat is known for its cool glass look and awesome performance, yet it hasn't stopped there. Icemat has introduced the Icemat 2nd Edition.
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    i need a new mousepad, but its just a tad expensive for me :(
     
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    I'd really recommned the Razer eXactMat, it is priced just right, is two sided, and comes with a carrying case.
     
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    :) Ill have a look then
     
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    looks already, but i am a ok with a 10 dollar one from Big W :D
     
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    Well I'm actually using a crappy mouse with no mouse pad at the moment :p within a day i have to clean the mouse wheels coz they get covered in crap :(
     
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    dead skin :p oh no xhard is dieing :| just kidding, though it probably is dead skin and dirt :D
     
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    actually i think its the thing im using as a mouse pad that's dodgy; its an old vinyl record thing, has a big spot for records down the bottom, space for tapes and record player aswell. It's made of wood, and it's pretty old so I think it's rotting or something :p
     
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    Perhaps you fellas should consider trackball mice, like I use. The Kensington Expert Mouse is only $100, yet there is no need for a mouse pad. I do require some wrist support, in the form of a bean bag thing.
    Anyway, excellent review. I wonder how many of these things arrive broken? They (mail order companies) used to have problems with cold cathodes. The tube within the glass would sometimes break. That got resolved, mostly due to more protection when they pack them. Is the Icemat lacking in any way when it comes to protecting the pad? I bet the lack of a carrying case is part of the problem / solution - pack it in that case and it's protected during transit.
     
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    i am getting a high percision mouse :D mx518... (when i have 100 bucks spare :D) i would like to get a trackball but i cant see them being real fast for games... :|
     
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    Remember...

    ...it's all in the wrist! :stickyma:
     
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    a good mouse pad works wonders on those crapy desk surfaces :D
     
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    You guys desperatly need to switch to female mice, mice with balls are terrible. I have a plethora of mice, all of 'em optical or laser mice, I couldn't use a ball mouse anymore, I've tried, I got too frustrated. It's almost as bad as using the laptop's little touch pad. ugh!
     
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    But I love...

    ....the touch pads. Except when the driver messes up, then it's a pain. But normally, being able to tap, drag, and do all those mousy things without a mouse on the side of the laptop is great. It sure beats the pointing stick. :?
     
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    I know I need a new mouse, but I've decided to stick to the least expenditure possible for the next year :| Need to save some money and buy my bro's old car :D
     
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    hehe sunbeam is putting out a new mouse (eriks doing a review on it) its about 30-40 AU and its a 1300 DPI :D u should get one... if ur not getting a laser :D
     
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    Razer's new Copperhead is 2000dpi, laser, has its own processor, it really looks like a killer mouse. I've got their diamondback, 1600dpi, its only problem is that it was too light. So I modded it and added weight to it. I use the Logitech MX1000 for most stuff and the Razer for gaming.
    Optical mice can be had for next to nothing these days, ain't no reason to be using a ball mouse now a days. Even cheapness. :)
     
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    The Copperhead does look nice, yet expensive. The Sunbeamtech X-1300 is only 19.99 and it can switch between 1300 and 650 dpi.
     
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    all mouses pretty much have a on board processor... wether it be 18 mips or 100 Mips.
    I dont even need 800 DPI infact i have a 400dpi mouse...
    i am looking at the new laser mouse or the logitech MX518
     
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    Which new laser mouse? The MX1000?
    In the case of the on board processor here, it's not the same thing as you're thinking of. Check their sites and look over white papers on it.
    Yeah, no doubt the Sunbeam is a lot cheaper, but, until I get my hands on one to compare it, I tend to stick to the old adage of "you get what you pay for". A 1300dpi mouse for $20 seems a bit unlikely, to me, to be something of quality.
     
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