I would like to thank Icemat for supplying the review sample.
Icemat currently offers products in three areas: mouse pads, audio products and Icemat themed clothes. The company website also hints at a fourth area which will be introduced soon.
To give you an idea about the firm, this following paragraph is taken from the "About" section of their website:
The original Icemat was launched in 2000, targeted at one of the most demanding consumer groups in the world: gamers. Since then Icemat has expanded the portfolio and today offers a wide range of products. Everything is created by people who demand as much from the visual design as they do from the performance of the final product.We will be taking a look at a very unique mouse pad today, trying to make glass a working and gaming surface - the Icemat 2nd Edition. It is available in a slew of different colors:
Our staff is distributed throughout the world, working from offices in Europe, North America and Asia. The Icemat headquarters are located in Europe (Copenhagen, Denmark), and host the primary office facilities for the company. The headquarters handle all planning, production and partner coordination. For logistical reasons we also have sales offices in Asia (Taipei, Taiwan) and USA (Los Angeles, California). From Taipei we can reach the entire Asian market, as well as New Zealand and Australia. From Los Angeles we can reach North America, Canada and South America.
Packaging & Contents
The Icemat 2nd Edition is packed inside a sturdy cardboard box. It is rather thick, which means you can't get a real feel of the actual thickness of the Icemat. The front shows the mouse pad in one corner and lists some of its features. It also mentions the color of the pad itself, while the back simply lists a slogan in multiple languages
Once the box is opened up, the first surprise - Styrofoam. This must be the first mouse pad, which ships in such a protective package. It can be easily removed to give way to the Icemat itself. The mouse pad is made of glass, thus the large package. It should fare well during normal transportation, but if you want to ship this pad around, you might want to place the retail pad into an additional cardboard box, just to make sure.
You will also find five gliding pads and a small flyer inside the package. I was surprised to see the pads, but as it will turn out later you will need them.