Date: November 8th, 2004
Article by: Joe Anderson
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth
(Owner, Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Product was donated by: SteelPad
PRODUCT COMPOSITION & WALKTHROUGH
Let's start with the packaging. The pad and accessories
come packaged in a chipboard folder-style box covered in thin, clear
plastic wrap. This makes it easy to open, which is a big plus for me.
I get really aggravated with those heavy plastic, heat-welded blister
packs that so many things come in.
Inside you'll find the pad itself, the "sleeve" (I'd call
it a pouch) and a small zip-bag containing five "padsurfers" (stick-on
Teflon glides for your mouse feet) and instructions for installing them.
The most obvious thing about the Steelpad S&S is it's
size. It's big. Real big. 320mm by 270mm big. (For us Americans that's
12-2/3 inches by 10-2/3 inches.) It's made of plastic, very tough plastic,
For it's size, the pad is very thin at just 2mm (1/12
inch) and very rigid. Nearly rectangular, it has a small, curved relief
centered at the bottom. The top surface has a lightly textured matte
black finish with a simple, attractive white logo in the bottom, left