SOURCE: Atomic Bolt LP

August 16, 2005 11:00 ET

Atomic Bolt Introduces the Patent-Pending Banshee Pad

Leading-Edge Mousing Surface Optimizes Mouse Maneuverability

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 16, 2005 -- Atomic Bolt LP today announced the introduction of its much anticipated Banshee Pad ®, a patent-pending mousing surface made from a solid piece of airplane-grade aluminum.

The Banshee Pad enables PC users to maximize the maneuverability of both laser and optical mice. Invented for PC gamers requiring micro-second reactions, the Banshee Pad is also ideal for other PC users who want to heighten the operability of their mouse.

"From its larger size to its low-friction surface, the Banshee Pad is designed to optimize the reactions of PC mice," said Thomas Athanas, Atomic Bolt's chief designer and 20-year-old inventor of the new gaming mouse pad. "With all of the high-end mice available today, PC users need a tool that fully leverages their operability. We've done that with the Banshee Pad."

The 10.5" x 14" Banshee Pad is laser-cut from a single sheet of airplane-grade aluminum, anodized in four-techno colors, and hand-finished in a process designed to optimize laser and optical mouse performance. Available in purple, red, black and blue, the original series is available for $39.95. A custom series pad, with a name laser-etched into the surface, is available for $44.95. Banshee Pads can be purchased at

The Banshee Pad's non-degrading slick, finished surface provides flawless maneuverability for years of action. The Banshee Pad allows all types of PC users to optimize their reactions while navigating, creating images or playing online.

"Plastic and cloth pads stifle a mouse's movements. Their dimensions are restrictive during game play and frustrating during daily use," Athanas said. "It's time for a new generation of mousing surface to work with the advanced technology available to consumers."

About Atomic Bolt LP

Banshee Pad is a registered trademark of Atomic Bolt, LP, developers of quality professional products for the interactive entertainment industry. Atomic Bolt is based in the Silicon Hills of Austin, Texas. All Banshee Pads are manufactured in the U.S.A.

Thomas Athanas, chief designer for Atomic Bolt, is the 20-year-old inventor of the product. He, along with the Atomic Bolt team, founded the company in 2004.

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