Wednesday, June 13th 2007

SteelSeries Announces Uber Expensive Exclusive Professional Gaming Surface

SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear, today announced the release of SteelSeries SX, a new professional gaming mousepad. Every SteelSeries SX is individually fiber polished and anodized, before being manually treated with a new unique liquid silicone coating, developed specifically for this surface. The exclusive gaming surface raises the bar for gaming accessories, offering what is probably the smoothest gliding sensation ever found in a professional gaming mousepad. Included with the mousepad is SteelSeries Glide MS and SteelSeries Silicone Glide, a specially designed saturated cloth, to further improve glide and reduce friction. SteelSeries SX is available in very limited quantities at selected retailers worldwide. It is also available at the SteelSeries website as a single product (49.95EUR/59.95USD) - or in 3 different bundles: SteelSeries IME 3.0 SS bundle, SteelSeries 5H v2 USB bundle and as a SteelSeries 4H bundle.

Source: SteelSeries
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18 Comments on SteelSeries Announces Uber Expensive Exclusive Professional Gaming Surface

#1
demonbrawn
Wow, I would rather just pay the money to get a decent laser mouse than drop $60 for a mouse pad. That's crazy. But I guess if you think every little bit counts...
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#2
spectre440
50 euros for a mousepad?

what's it made of? solid gold?
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#3
selway89
IceMat original does me fine for my IE3
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#4
newbielives
I wonder do they make 50000% profit on each one they sell.
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#5
Dark Ride
Mushkin Rep
I don't even use a mouspad. But then again I'm not much of a gamer.
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#6
Frederik S
Staff
If you are a gamer a good quality mat can mean all the difference. And besides that it makes no sens spending $ 60 on a mouse and not buying a decent mat unless you plan on doing no gaming what so ever.
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#7
Agility
Cut a rag, lay a thin wooden block below it, and you get a pad :D
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#8
Frederik S
Staff
If that could give you smooth tracking I don't think that there would be any mouse mat manufacturers :P. No point if it was so easy to get good performance!

In my opinion a good mouse mat can really boost your gaming experience becuase both tracking a glide can be optimized with a decent mat. I haven't tried the SX yet, but I'm sure they have done something special to it if they expect people to pay € 50.
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#9
spectre440
by: Frederik S
If that could give you smooth tracking I don't think that there would be any mouse mat manufacturers :P. No point if it was so easy to get good performance!

In my opinion a good mouse mat can really boost your gaming experience becuase both tracking a glide can be optimized with a decent mat. I haven't tried the SX yet, but I'm sure they have done something special to it if they expect people to pay € 50.
i dont know about you, but if im gonna shell out 50 euros for a mere simple mouse pad, it better be a gold-plated and jewel-encrusted one...

cause seriously... i dont care what it does and how it performs, there is no way in hell that 50 euros is anywhere near the concpet of "reasonable price to pay" for something as simple as a mere mouse pad...
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Nice items, except the price. This is ridiculous.
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#11
hat
Maximum Overclocker
What about the $400 mousepad lol? Mine in a cheapo $2 plastic pad with rubbed on the bottom. It says dell. And works great.
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#12
OnBoard
Once you try a smooth mouse pad (doesn't have to cost a fortune) that has a low friction, you'll never go back on a cheap plastic one. My Ulti-mat Breathe X1 was just 6e, but it's very smooth cloth and I just love it. Even using techPowerUp! forum is more fun, but if you don't game, you'll propably not need even this.

That pad is not 8 times better, no matter how PRO they market it :) It will propably last longer than mine, but I can buy quite many of these for that price :P
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#13
hv43082
And I thought my Steelpad 5H was expensive at $25. This is ridiculous.
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#14
tkpenalty
well im using a generic mouse + a normal 95' mouse pad, do you see my ass get kicked by my friends who all got high end mousepads and mouse? No. Skill depends on urself and not really your input equiment (unless the mouse is laggy, etc).
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#15
craigo
my g7 sits on the bottom lining of a 99 cent re-usable coles shopping bag....best surface ever!!!...looks great next to the dinovo kb.....i never entertained the thought of a boutiqe mousemat....go get the bottom out of a shopping bag for unmatched gluide..
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#16
Wile E
Power User
Meh, my $2 CompUSA mouse mat works fine for me in gaming.
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#17
Frederik S
Staff
It all depends on what level you are playing on. For most casual gamers a 10€ mouse mat will be good enough same goes for mice.
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#18
Zubasa
Ok...
So this "Professional Gaming Surface" is basically a mousepad.:respect:
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