Steelpad makes quality products, no doubt. But, let’s talk cash here. At $46 from steelpad.com; I doubt too many average computer users are going to head for the 4S model, despite the fact that it is made from one honking big chunk of aluminum. I did find it listed at other sites for as low as $38, but still… Hardcore gamers concerned with precision fragging are more likely to shell out the cash for an aluminum mouse pad to match their aluminum case. The 4D model is more reasonably priced at $23 and is, in my opinion, a better pad. Both offer a superior mousing surface excellent for gamers or graphics professionals, but the 4D is two sided and the smoother surface performed better than the 4S when coupled with a laser mouse. The steel cord holder, while visually appealing and very handy, should you need to throw it at an advancing enemy or tie back a mouse cord, retails on steelpad.com for around $20…Again a little steep in my checkbook. And even though Steelpad is located half a globe away (for those of us in North America), they assured me in writing that their delivery options can get your quality mousing surface to you in 2-5 working days worldwide (which Kurtis personally vouches for: see his Icemat review…). I can not deny the quality of Steelpad’s products. They have obviously gone to great lengths to research and construct high end products. But, as is common in the computing industry, you pay top dollar for top products. Despite the 4S and 4D’s elevated price, old style foam and gel pads can’t hold a candle to Steelpad. After all, there’s a reason the foam ones are given as freebies at the bank.
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