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Steel Mouse Pads
March 31, 2010 2:58 PM   Subscribe

Steel Mouse Pads
It'll never work! But it does. This isn't steel with a plastic or teflon coating. This is unadulterated, hot-rolled, mild steel. It's worked into various shapes, finished smooth, burnished, and customized with your own mark, if desired. The final surface treatment enhances the function of optical and laser mice while reducing friction between the pad and mouse. The pad, over time, develops a patina that improves the feel and optical pick-up. Beyond the shapes offered, I can customize your pad design to whatever fits your desk, or imagination. Customization is encouraged.
posted by greenskpr (16 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by WolfDaddy on March 31, 2010: Steel Mouse Pads

I own 3, teardrop, ravenholm and hugepad. They are very accurate, and durable. BTW, I am patinaing the hell out of it, and there has been no change in performance. Really, too awesome for my feeble mind to describe correctly.
posted by hugecranium at 3:05 PM on March 31, 2010


I've got two, and cannot be happier with them.
The smaller got drafted into my workstation, and the new one is the proudest part of my gaming computer setup. (You cannot SEE the Crossfire setup anyhoo). Pure awesome sauce.
posted by Busithoth at 3:13 PM on March 31, 2010


I've only got one, but that's fine, cause it's going to last my entire lifetime! I can even pass it on to my kids. Awesome stuff!
posted by Grither at 3:20 PM on March 31, 2010


Best mousepad I've ever had and the last one I'll ever have. Amazing stuff, greens!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:45 PM on March 31, 2010


I own one! Fantastic!
posted by lohmannn at 3:45 PM on March 31, 2010


Can I have one? Oh, you sell them? Fine. I still want one.

I am having connection issues, so can't browse as well as I would like, but will look more later. Neat stuff. I have so many ideas!
posted by cjorgensen at 4:27 PM on March 31, 2010


I've had mine for about a week now and I can tell you right now the last time I loved this much hard steel ... okay, maybe I won't tell you about that.
posted by WolfDaddy at 4:53 PM on March 31, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am a proud owner and these things are sweet. As more an avant garde steel mouse pad owner, I heat oxidized mine to a beautiful bronze color.
posted by jefeweiss at 5:17 PM on March 31, 2010


I am a proud owner of two of these beauties. After buying a rectangular one for home, I loved it so much I had to buy a teardrop shape for work as well. Steel makes for a great mousing surface, and it feels great. Yay Greens!
posted by gemmy at 5:35 PM on March 31, 2010


The video showing them being made is like watching a little slice of Awesome being born.

Woohoo!
posted by burnfirewalls at 5:51 PM on March 31, 2010


I once used a greenspad to destroy a tank.

True story.
posted by enkiwa at 7:09 PM on March 31, 2010


Somebody make a post about this this- I've used mine for today. :D
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:27 PM on March 31, 2010


I own one of the circular sawtooth variety. Pleasingly cool to the touch, durable as hell, and badass as all get out.
posted by cosmicbandito at 8:48 PM on March 31, 2010


I also have one of these and it is great. It's also quite heavy and could be used to fend off attackers.
posted by falconred at 11:42 PM on March 31, 2010


These are so neat -- I can't decide if I want one from this link or from the link posted to the main page.
posted by toomuchpete at 5:10 AM on April 1, 2010


Very good for severing enemy toes! Just drop them straight down.
posted by WalterMitty at 3:05 PM on April 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


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