Awesome mouse-pad

We have a surplus computer store near my house which I like mostly because their pricing on cables is not equivalent to the GDP of a small island state. They have some real wonky stuff in there - very old printers, monitors, etc.

I passed through there today and saw this:


Most-awesome-mouse-pad evah!

It is so much better than the competition because it has space not for two, but FIVE 3.5 diskettes. I think the only way this could be even awesommer is if it had space for 5.25 disks.

Comments (3)
  1. Patrick S says:

    You bought it right??

    I wish i had one 😛

  2. Carl Scarlett says:

    OMG…I have been using one of these for over 10 years; lugging it from job to job.  Mine is labelled "Accodata" (not "aldata" as the one you’ve found) but it’s definately the same unit.

    I’ve taken photos of mine and put it on my space here:!690C3B3A87B52D3D!178/?startingImageIndex=1&commentsExpand=0&addCommentExpand=0&addCommentFocus=0&pauseSlideshow=0

    Yes, that is this blog page in the background!

    It’s a superb mouse mat.  The hard plastic base elevates the mouse pad and protects it (which is good because it has to be the right size to sit in the depressed base).  My mouse pad rubber is crumbling apart, but is held together by the material cover.

    The firm wrist rest is also peeling away, but is clearly surviving.  It’s a great height, and does the job superbly.

    On rare occasions I’ve used those floppy disk and pen holders at the top for things, but because of the mouse cable anything stored there gets in the way.  The base itself tends to have desktop wrestling matches with my keyboard rest, but there is a configuration I’m more than happy with so that’s not really an issue.


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