SteelSeries SX Mouse Mat

Introduction & Specifications


In the world of gaming hardware, SteelSeries are widely regarded as one of the best around. So it came as great pleasure when Overclock3D were offered their latest product for a world exclusive review – The SteelSeries SX mouse mat.

SteelSeries Logo

According to SteelSeries, this mat sets new standards in terms of quality and glide. The product is marketed at the high end gamer, so no expense was spared in the development of the SX. This of course has meant that the SX is the most expensive mouse mat SteelSeries have ever produced, so we’re here to find out if this product can meet its expectations.

This is the first time that I’ve had the opportunity to use a SteelSeries product, so I was undoubtedly very interested to see how it performed.


The specifications for the SteelSeries SX are as follows:
• Fibre polished and anodised aluminum
• Lifelong durablity
• Compatible with gaming grade optical and laser
• 320mm x 270mm (12,6 x 10,6in) - thickness 2mm (0,08in)
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Most Recent Comments

29-06-2007, 12:32:31

"Chris "Ins" Buer is back with a world exclusive look at the latest technological breakthrough by SteelSeries. We go beneath the "surface" to bring you the new SteelSeries SX mouse mat."


29-06-2007, 12:40:33

Another nice job ins.

One thing, you havn't mentioned the price (or expected price) anywhere, just that its expensive...Quote

29-06-2007, 12:41:07

Great review INS! This pad seems interesting

PS: We need a thumbs up smiley...Quote

29-06-2007, 14:39:02

I don't think the pad has been released yet in the UK so price is to be tba. However the marketing I received with the pad stated that it was aimed at the "pro gamer" and as a result would be priced at the higher end of the market.Quote

29-06-2007, 15:09:48

nice review.

hopefully these alu mats will last longer than the old ones as mine (4S) wore out within 5-6months

I also laugh at this "pro gamer" "pc enthusiast" etc marketing.Quote

29-06-2007, 15:26:50

aye not in the UK yet is correct, last time I checked I was told a month or so but I'll confirm on MondayQuote

30-06-2007, 10:21:24

Its a great reviews Ins. Wouldn't ever get it meself, but good review nonetheless Quote

30-06-2007, 10:36:26

Nice review Was contemplating getting a new gaming mouse mat and recently looking into the Razer eXactmat, but this one looks great too. Just hopefully not *to* expensive.Quote

30-06-2007, 10:59:20

A few things I noticed with my steelpad 4S:

  • It was cold

  • It was hard and uncomfortable

  • It had no friction (you need a little at least)

  • It cost me loads in teflon strips

  • It wore out and went shiney within 5months

I have some images somewhere.

I know some people like hard mats, but to spend so much on something that only lasts a few months is a waste imo.Quote

30-06-2007, 14:42:04

My Icemat has lasted me bloody ages (at least a 1.5yrs) and even after trying other pads I always come back to it as the most comfortable for me Quote

30-06-2007, 15:15:47

It`s a great review, in something I`m clearly never hopefully gonna be in the market for.

`Hopefully` cos they`ve stopped making the trackballs I use and there is no clear general purpose replacement out there atm

Gotta be wholey important for the avid fps game tho I can appreciate.Quote

30-06-2007, 15:49:53

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
My Icemat has lasted me bloody ages (at least a 1.5yrs) and even after trying other pads I always come back to it as the most comfortable for me
I've heard loads of people praise the icemat I guess they are made of more sturdy material tho.Quote

02-07-2007, 16:56:11

Nice review, I got an awesome deal on my Steelpad S&S and love itQuote

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