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Date: August 27th, 2006
Article by: Karl Van der Walt (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: SteelSeries
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CONCLUSIONS AND AFTERTHOUGHTS



In the end it comes down to one question: Are you prepared to pay for the best. At a hefty 49.95 Euro (US$70), this is not a product a casual user will be interested in. I personally would never spend that much on a mouse pad but I don’t claim to be an avid gamer either. If you are looking for the best gaming pad money can buy, you’ve found it. If you are looking for good performance at an affordable price, keep looking.


My feelings are mixed on this product, it is certainly the best mouse pad I have used and the quality is second to none but I just can’t make up my mind as to whether its worth the price. I guess it comes down to your needs. If you need it, it’s worth it. SteelSeries clearly state that this is not a product aimed at average users so I will not penalize the product for its price tag.


* Editor's Addition:* To be completely honest, although the product in indeed excellent, almost US$100 for a mousepad is ridiculous. There is a limit to how much you can pump a product to be a good thing before your price-point exceeds a level where you will be seeing that a marketing department making the product seem better than what it really is. It's expensive so it has to be great right.......well that can be true to a certain extent and this product indeed surpasses that level. You can get a similar product for 1/8 of the price from another manufacturer. You can buy an exceptional computer case with power supply for that kind of money.


Pros:


- Durable Aluminum
- Superb quality
- Smooth with just enough resistance when needed to be comfortable
- Included Glide MS mouse feet
- Won’t budge during use
- Looks really cool on your desk


Cons:


- RIDICULOUS PRICE

 

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