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Icemat Black 2nd Edition Review
By: Rich Smith
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    Table of Contents:
  • Icemat Black 2nd Edition Review
  • The Icemat Cometh
  • Surf's up
  • Testing and Conclusion

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    Icemat Black 2nd Edition Review - Surf's up

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    One of the things included inside the box was something I referred to as "Padsurfers."  What is a Padsurfer?  This is how Icemat defines them:

    "Padsurfers reduces friction between the mouse and the mouse pad - providing for a better gliding experience, as well as a longer lifespan for your mouse."

    Here's a closer look at the Padsurfers.

    The small oval pieces have one smooth side, with an adhesive backing on the other.  The idea is to stick these on the bottom of your mouse, where your current pads are, and they give you less friction -- hence, a better mousing experience.

    Here's my mouse, the Logitech MX 510.  It turns out that Icemat makes a special set of Padsurfers just for the Logitech MX series, but I have the generic ones.  Ah well, I did what any self-respecting gamer would do.  I stuck them on anyway!  (After cleaning the current pads, of course).

    I've attached a Padsurfer to each of the pads on the bottom of my mouse.  I gave it a few minutes for the adhesive on the back of the pads to adhere, and turned the mouse over.  Even on the bare desk, there was an obvious difference in amount of friction the mouse had when moving it around.

    When I placed the newly padded mouse onto the Icemat and moved it around, it was almost unbelievable.  It takes a minuscule amount of force to move the mouse, and I would definitely consider it more responsive.

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