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Razer Unleashes The Ultra-Smooth Razer Ironclad Performance Mousepad

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, today announced the Razer Ironclad elite hard gaming mouse mat, the only metal mat in Razer’s product range built to enhance and optimize the gliding capabilities of your mouse for unparalleled mousing comfort and control.

    Equipped with a finely sandblasted surface, the Razer Ironclad minimizes hand discomfort and feels smooth to the touch, allowing for effortless and natural mouse movement over its sleek top. It features just the right amount of friction to deliver the precise targeting you need to eradicate all competition with sharpshooting accuracy without abrasive results.

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    “The Razer Ironclad stands apart from the pack because it delivers the highest form of comfort and long-lasting performance with its ultra-smooth surface and sturdy metal body,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president, Razer USA. “We understand the diversity of gamers out there, from ones who demand a large surface area to those who want superior tracking precision. We produced the Razer Ironclad to make winning feel easy, and give every type of gamer the feel, traction and durability that they need to do so.”

    Made from anodized aluminium, the Razer Ironclad features a robust unibody construction for reinforced strength and extreme durability to withstand the test of time in any gaming environment. Its extra-large surface area caters for low-sensitivity settings and wide sweeping movements. Gamers can now have a premium combination of both precision and reliability for those kill-or-be-killed moments in gameplay.

    The Razer Ironclad combines premium comfort, well-built resilience, and high precision tracking with its ultra-smooth sandblasted surface and extra-wide anodized aluminum body, providing gamers with the ultimate long-lasting hard gaming mouse mat. The non-slip rubber base ensures the mat stays put during the most intense of gaming sessions, and it comes with a carrying case for added mat protection and portability.

    Price: US $59.99 / €59.99

    Availability:
    Razerzone – October 2010
    Worldwide – November 2010

    Product Features:
    • Ultra-smooth sandblasted surface for the best mouse glide comfort and control
    • Anodized aluminum body for reinforced strength and extended durability
    • Extra-large to cater to low-sensitivity gamers
    • Compatible with all mice
    • Non-slip rubber base that stays put
    • Protective carrying case for greater portability
    • Approximate size: 320 mm (length) x 270mm (width) x 2.5mm (height)
     
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    always wanted an aluminium mouse pad, but im not about to spend more on the pad then i did on my mouse :rolleyes:
     
  3. Wile E

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    $60 is insane.
     
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    I already see it covered with coffee spots and dirt lol
     
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    No, this is insane...

    $59.99 = €59.99

    Converting euro into dollars and you get 83 dollars. F**k you Razer and whoever thought of having same values for dollars and euro when the exchange rates clearly aren't the same.
     
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    my next mouse pad will cost less than 8 dollars....thank you walmart
     
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    I'm ready to pay about £30 for a mousepad if it's completely insane but 50 Euro (which is roughly £40 - 50) is just way too much. No matter how tempting this mousepad is.
     
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    Rather buy Icemat (today called Experience I-2). This will be ice cold too.. but glass actually works, why metal pads usually doesnt that much. At least not Razers, if you must have metal pad, try SteelSeries SX. And buy few spare mouse surfers as they will die soon. :D
     
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    I'm saying this once. This thread will stay on topic. Off topic posts are futile. Have a nice day.
     
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    I personally would never spend $50 on a mouse mat.
     
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    Winning is easy, what is this guy talking about?

    All you need is just a piece of cardboard and some aluminium foil to make it, couple with a few pieces of blu tack.

    How long do you think the surface will last anyway? I know cloth based mat will start to wear off in about a year or two under heavy use, but what about metal based ones? If they last for maybe 10 years, I think it might be worth it.
     
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    They forgot to add this to the feature list:
    "You can fry your eggs on this non-stick surface!"

    Metallic pads are okay because they track really nice, but way too expensive to seem viable.
     
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    I don't understand...is the mousing surface aluminium?

    I hope there is a coating on top, or this thing will dry out your skin faster than leaving your hand on a huge block of salt.


    Offical Razer video of this pad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpTXVqiaz5g
     
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    Probably way too loud. I remember my old Icemat and I hated the amount of noise it made when you moved the mouse... Very happy with my Razer Goliathus, thanks! :toast:
     
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    Yea hardmats are usually pretty loud. Though, some of them have performace which cant be achieved by fibermats..

    Still, if you play with optical at 800 DPi, you can play even on lowest performace fibermat. :D
     
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    I just got this wonderful idea on how you could possibly imagine the texture of this thing. It's like a tile (a bathroom/kitchen tile) that is extremely smooth and is slightly matte (not matte but I couldn't come up with the right word).

    However useless my post might be, it's still on topic.
     
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    I thought I would never spend money on a mouse pad. I spent $40 on a Razer Destructor, and my gaming significantly improved. I cannot and will not play without one ever again.

    I do agree though that $60 is a bit of a stretch, but when you consider their composite mats are around $40, and they sell well enough for Razer to keep making them, I can see why they priced it the way they did.
     
  18. kyle2020 Guest

    I would just like to stress my disliking to this, as well.

    According to xe.com, $59.99 translates to 43 EUR, so that's a nice amount stacked on top for us Europeans. Its not just a case for Razer - most, if not all computer components are higher in price here than the states. For example, a new GPU will be launched in the states at $250, which gets us UK'ers excited. When it hits our shops, its released at £250, if not more. And that's $399.

    Buck up your act companies.
     
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    $40 is too much for a composite mat as well. They don't cost nearly enough to design and build to justify those price tags.
     
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    Indeed, I think Razer is just ripping everybody off with their "leet" products. From my experience an el-cheapo freebie mat works as well as a to of the range teflon coated mat whatever. The only difference I can think of is that the el-cheapo wears out much faster and it is generally smaller.
     
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    I'm perfectly happy w/ my X-trac Ripper XXL mouse mat. And it only cost me 20 bucks and it's HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Metal pads are way too cold to the touch.
     
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    Total marketing BS and the price is crap too. I'll stick with my ratpad and be done with it. Had the same mouse pad for three years and it looks like it is brand new!!!
     
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    If people will pay $40, why would they sell it for less? The demand for them is high enough to push the price up to that point. If the economy gets worse, that will shift the demand curve down, which in turn will pressure sellers to lower prices or offer cheaper alternatives.

    In an econ class right now, sorry :p
     
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    I understand the business side of it, what I don't understand is the consumer's willingness to pay that price.

    Either way, it still cost too much for something that's so simple to design and manufacture, and I'll never buy one for that much.
     

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