Date: February 9th, 2004.
Article by: Mat (Hardware
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor)
Product was donated by: Steelpad
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Steel Gaming Glove - GG3
Full wrist assist.
One size fits all
Right hand only
Price: DKK 99.00 (EUR 13.32/ USD 16.64) + shipping
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & PICTORIAL
The glove looks more like a tiny black shirt than a glove
because of the strange placement of finger holes. It came with nothing
inside the bag except the single glove. It is extremely comfortable
and restricts hand and finger movement very little. I could type perfectly
with the glove on, loosing neither speed nor accuracy.
The glove is made up of an extremely smooth, stretchy
material around the palm. The wrist material is very stretchable as
well, with a large velcro square on it for easy adjustment. The wrist
material is thick enough to protect your wrist during long gaming hours,
against even the sharpest and most uncomfortable desk edges.
Anyone who has played a game for more than one or two
hours will agree that the wrist starts to get stiff and even painful
after a while. Have you ever wished you could avoid this annoying and
painful discomfort? Well, this glove provides full wrist support better
than anything I have ever used, and might just be the answer to your
While the glove gave me little noticeable increase in
accuracy (besides reducing friction and therefore making it easier to
aim), it did make games a lot easier to play for long periods of time
because of the support it provides. I always find myself reaching for
the glove before I trek out into the wilderness of Neverwinter Nights
or before joining an extra long scrimmage in Soldier of Fortune 2. I
think that the glove is comparable to Tums: you wear it before you game
to avoid the pain that comes afterwards.
The glove definitely reduces friction between palm and
mousepad on hard surfaces, but on cloth pads the friction is actually
Sweaty palms are not a problem when wearing this glove
because the fabric is the only thing that touches the mousepad, and
it absorbs the sweat from your hand like a sponge. My grip of the mouse
was not really improved at first, but when I compared my grip with a
sweaty palm to my grip with the glove, I did notice a large improvement.
The wrist material on the glove is thick enough to cushion
the wrist while it slides along the edge of the desk. This could reduce
the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, help you avoid tendonitis, and keep
your wrist in good condition for activities that rely on it such as
tennis… and even more gaming!
*Editor's Note: Snicker....you missed one.....*