Today we are looking at a home made mat, I donít mean you make it yourself. This mat is made in the
The packaging is nothing fancy, just the mat and a sheet of paper over the surface to protect it. Then securely rapped up in a perfect sized bubble rap, then a layer on each side of cardboard. Ok as I said nothing fancy but itís protected, Time to open it up and look at the mat inside.
It was nice to see a little leaflet inside explaining how to take car of the mat, its not much but it shows SlickSteel want this mat to last you forever Which is a bit strange as I have never heard much advice from companies telling you how to make sure your product last longer than you. What I mean buy this is most products these days are consumable, basically they will eventually wear and you will have to replace them this wont. You just have to re-polish it.(SlickSteel sell a kit for this) and even thatís only £3.95, on that note I think I should mention that all these prices include the postage and packaging so the prices you see are what you pay and even if you brought the a4 size version and polishing kit you would still have change from £20. very nice indeed..
Now you can see the finish is excellent, as you can see from the photo (took a good few of this shot and this was the only one without the flash covering the whole mat, this is due to the polishing SlickSteel do but hand, yes I said hand. The back is made from cork and not rubber but it does just the same job and as well
I liked the way SlickSteel have marked the mats with the brand name and model number. This to me was nice and a change from the printed on method, ok itís not much but it shows SlickSteel want to add that professional touch.
Before we move onto the performance here is SlickSteelís specs for the mouse.
Slicksteel mouse mats are made from hand polished Stainless Steel to give an extremely smooth and and long lasting surface.
The Slicksteel surface has undergone extensive testing and is designed to get the best performance from your Optical Mouse, with no skidding or Ďtrackingí problems found with some surfaces.
These Mouse Mats are made with both the professional computer user and hardcore PC Gamer in mind!†
UNIQUE SUPER SMOOTH and LONG LASTING SURFACE MADE FROM RECYCLABLE HIGH GRADE ďTYPE 304Ē STAINLESS STEEL.
HIGH SCRATCH RESISTANCE.
BETTER OPTICAL MOUSE TRACKING.
TESTED WITH MOST LEADING MANUFACTURES OPTICAL MICE.
†MADE IN THE
Well if I was to be honest I would say I didnít expect much of this and maybe was slightly weary of it.(new product, and cheap as well) but it surprised me. The finish and quality was excellent and with a few adjustments I found the accuracy a lot better than some of its more pricey competition. The fact this mat can be yours for £11.95 including p&p to anywhere in
Performs well in games
Top quality finish
Excellent value for money
Large improvement on standard
A bit small for me (but then you could buy the A4 size)
Review by R.Bowzer
Thanks to www.slicksteel.co.uk for giving me one of there mats to review.
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