Date: April 19th, 2007
Article by: Karl Van der Walt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Steel Series
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STEELSERIES CORPORATE PROFILE
“SteelSeries is all about gaming. Our mission is to create performance enhancing gaming gear, created for and by leading professional gamers. We continuously strive to better ourselves, and work with leading professional gamers from 3 different continents to create our products.”
In 2001 SteelSeries launched the first SteelPad - manufactured in hard steel. Since then the portfolio has grown considerably and today we produce mouse pads in a wide range of materials. Our mouse pads all feature extremely accurate and responsive surfaces, which allows the mouse to pick up minimal and precise movements. It's simply a lot easier to aim with a SteelPad.
To ensure performance enhancement in reaction time and accuracy, our mouse pads are thoroughly tested - and often developed in cooperation with the best gamers in the world. A mouse pad is a low-tech piece of equipment, compared to the rest of your computer, but it is no less important. If you spend massive amounts of money on an expensive gaming computer, you are degrading your own gaming experience if you can't communicate properly with the computer.
Today we'll be looking at the Steelpad QcK Heavy mouse pad. I know, how boring but bare in mind that if you are reading this review you are probably looking for a good mouse pad for gaming or photoshop work and that is what SteelSeries had in mind with the QcK heavy.
The first thing you will notice about the QcK heavy is its sheer size, this thing is HUGE. It takes up more desk space than my 19” CRT! If you have limited desk space then look elsewhere for a mouse pad. However, if you are looking for a large mouse pad for gaming or graphic work then read on.
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
Technical specifications from SteelSeries' website
* XXL-sized cloth mouse pad
* Heavy thickness eliminates uneven surfaces
* Ideal for low sensitivity mouse settings
* Compatible with all mice
* Specially designed non-slip rubber base
* 450 x 400mm (17,7 x 15,7in) - thickness 6mm (0,23in)
I found “Compatible with all mice” to be stretching the truth a little in my case but more on that later.