Date: March 1st, 2005
Article by: Jeff Caldwell
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product Submitted by: Steelpad
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We want to become the pro gamers preferred mouse pad.
We strive hard to keep up with the pro gamers increasing demands for
optimal accuracy. In order to comply with these demands we are constantly
attempting to improve the performance of our products. A task that may
seem just like our Steelpad:
"Hard to break - not to get". Nevertheless, improvements
can always be taken on to a higher level, which is why we "Steel.. -
nothing but accuracy"
The brand "Steel" includes the famous line of mouse pads
called "Steelpad" but also accessories for pro gaming. Furthermore the
brand has expanded and now Steel Gaming Wear, made of high quality textiles
is part of the brand.
Welcome to the always forgotten land of computing, the
land of mouse pads. No one ever gives them much notice, while the video
cards, processors and RAM get all the attention. This is because people
just don't realize that a good mouse surface can mean life or death
in a frag match, or if you have to take a complete step backward in
your graphical editing because you slipped on that two pixel frame.
The Steelpad QcK+ could possibly allow for one more chance at life in
your frag match, or allow you to continue on in your image instead of
The Steelpad arrived in a very thin, but long rectangular
box keeping it nice and safe from the dreaded mailman's fumbling. This
is a nice packaging concept instead of having a very wide package. Ignoring
shipping costs, $19.95 gets you the above.
Once the box is off, you see the above. Though an ingenious
packaging concept, I was worried that the mouse pad may not sit completely
flat after being rolled up for so long. My worries were proven wrong
Well this is quite the monster of a pad. Weighing in at
450mm x 400mm (17.7" x 15.7") you will never run out of mousing surface;
actually you're more likely to run out of desk real estate, we'll discuss
that a little further on.