Mac come with a mouse pad?

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  1. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    So i ordered my first mac, and spent far too much money :eek:, well at least my 'original' plan was less than half what i spent so nevermind.

    Anyway i think i might have a problem, it all arrives on Monday (5th Sept) but i have a new desk - a glass one. And i dont have a mouse pad :rolleyes: so im thinking the mouse is not going to work that well on glass ;) does the PowerMac G5 comes with a mouse pad in the box? (something small and apple like) or am i going to have to frantically try and purchase a good looking mouse pad for Monday :p

    Ta
     
  2. stoid macrumors 601

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    You're going to need a pad, Apple no longer ships mouse pads (not for many years, they used to back in the mid 90s I think ship the mouse pads).
     
  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    They don't come with a mousemat as standard. Some retailers might pop one of their own ones in there, but I think it might be worth your while trying to find one of your own.

    If it's any consolation, I had exactly the same problem when I constructed my shiny new glass desk, set up my Mac and tried to move the mouse... :p
     
  4. PaRaGoNViCtiM macrumors 6502a

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    I've been wanting an Apple mousepad forever, but could not find one that I liked. I went to CompUsa the other day, and there was the Apple Dashboard ("Where theres a widget theres a way") mousepad laying on top of a 30 inch montior. It didn't seem like they were using it, so I asked them if I could pay for it, and the dude, just told me to take it!!!! I was so excited. This was the mousepad I had my eye on for a while!!!!!
     
  5. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

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    What Mac did you get since you say you have a glass top desk? Hope not a 50lb eMac :eek: :eek: Well enjoy it.
     
  6. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    He said in his post that he's getting a PowerMac G5.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    I think CompUSA will probably rip you off and try charging you $1.00 for a mouse pad.

    Which means it'll probably cost more to drive to get one than it will be to actually purchase it.

    Unless you want something fancy.
     
  8. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    The best mouse pad I've ever used was homemade. I use one of the flaps from an old binder that was tearing off the bind-seam anyway. Super smooth, and impeccable tracking.
     
  9. RobHague thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats the one i want!! :p. Anyone know where you buy them? I assumed they came with new macs, obviously not. :(

    Artful Dodger has a point about the glass ¬_¬ hope the desk is upto the task :eek:
     
  10. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Or get an MX1000 from Logitech - the best mouse ever and works on some (maybe all...?) glass desks...
     
  11. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    missingbite.com/mousepadsec.html

    w/o the www part.

    Cheers.
     
  12. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    oh, and BTW, yes some of those mouse pads are steep for price...BUT...some of those are official Apple released mouse pads which are VERY rare.
     
  13. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    get a wowpad. available at office depot, maybe other places. it's like as thin as a piece of paper and just the right smoothness on top. i got a huge one (11.5"x12.5") for $9.99 and the 8.5" round ones (prolly just about the right size for most people) are like ~$7.

    http://www.microthin.com/prod_wowpad.htm
     
  14. DaftUnion macrumors 6502a

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    or here's the mouse pad I used with my iMac. It looks better than you think for a black mousepad. It's an Allsop Stellar EFX Mousepad. About $20 off amazon for the blue LED glow, but hey, if you want just a simple mousepad and not something Apple done or that looks really cool, just go with a simple $1 or $2 mousepad from wherever.
     

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    http://missingbite.com/details/detail.html?120

    There you go. Hefty price though.
     

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