“Mouse pad (also mouse•pad): a piece of rigid or slightly resilient material on which a computer mouse is moved.” thanks to Dashboard Dictionary! I have found a new concept in mouse pads which sets this product apart from the many others I’ve used.
Let’s put this topic into context (as described by HandStands). “Who would've even thought of using a mouse pad in the 1970's? Its really not surprising when you think nobody even knew what a mouse was until 1984. It all began with Xerox's legendary PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) where the vision of the mouse first came to light. Later, Apple Computer later took it to the masses when the revolutionary Macintosh was introduced. Microsoft eventually picked up on it with Windows, and we now have a world full of mice . . .”
The story goes on (www.handstands.com/articles/history-mouse-pad.php) about the evolution of the mouse pad from fabric-topped-rubber to memory foam to plastic to leather to ergonomic to gaming to wrist-rest and many more with logos, pictures and such. BUT, have you ever seen or used one made from metal?
The MacPadd is the coolest new innovation using a solid piece of anodized aluminum with anti-skid backing, measuring 9” x 6” x 0.25”, and weighing in at 6 ounces. Here are some of the obvious advantages of this metal wonder:
• It has durability, style, and quality with a surface that cleans very easily;
• Laser mice perform better on this hard reflective surface as the mouse tracks precisely;
• The wrist experiences reduced stress when mousing (less friction);
• There is increased battery life on wireless mice (less battery use);
• Using a mouse padd does not scratch your desktop;
• It feels better on the hand compared to the fabric/neoprene mouse pads;
• Very attractive style which matches the new iMacs and MacBooks;
• Elegantly simple design with ultra smooth (almost silky) surface;
• Light-weight and effective travel shield to protect your laptop in the bag;
• Very strong, durable and antibacterial, while totally recyclable if desired;
• Unlike neoprene pads, the MacPadd contributes to a sanitary work area;
• Even ideal for hospitals, dental and medical offices, labs (can be autoclaved);
• Clean, crisp design with buffed edges, rounded corners, and a delightful touch; and
• Custom-made for the Macintosh product line.
I have been testing this product for a week at work, and find that it keeps its promises. With the smooth, almost effortless movement, minimum resistance, and handsome appearance, I’ve become very attached to it. I can even see why carpal tunnel problems can be relieved with the use of the mouse padd.
You can learn more about this excellent computer accessory by visiting www.macpadd.com.
It is a great value at only $24.99 (plus shipping and taxes), with discounts for bulk orders of 5 or more. The company is based in Canada, and will ship anywhere. For a limited time, there is even a very special Apple user group discount (see below). This is a gift to yourself that will keep on giving . . . I give it a rating of 5 out of 5 mice!
MacPadd mouse padd: 15% Off
MacPadd is a high-end mouse pad made of solid aluminum to provide superior mouse-to-screen tracking performance. Outstanding features of MacPadd include an antibacterial surface and reduced wrist fatigue with its ultra-smooth surface. MacPadd has an elegant luster to compliment the iMac and MacBook Pro, is extremely durable, acts as a shield in your laptop bag during travel, offers a reduced carbon footprint and recyclable construction, improved user/computer interface, industrial strength, easy to clean materials and a great price. Everyone will admire your great taste in computer accessories.
Apple user group members are being offered a limited-time price of $21.25 (US) on MacPadd, which is regularly priced at $24.99 (US).
Compliment your mouse: http://www.macpadd.com
This worldwide offer is valid through March 31, 2009.