"This is a quite expensive mat, it costs about $39.99, but I definitely feel that it is worth every dollar you spend on it, and besides if you already spent a lot of money on a high quality mouse you might as well spend just that little extra in order to..."
"Throughout the testing, the SteelPad 5L provided a flawlessly smooth and even surface, and barely made any noise while moving the mouse. The non-slip layer on the bottom of the mousepad really gripped to the desk."
"The SteelSeries 5L is great mat for gamers that requires precision accuracy found on cloth mats along with the rigidity of a plastic mat. The massive surface area ensures that you don't run out of space while performing those multiple 360% turns, and is visually attractive to boot."
"After using this pad for a week I will not be giving it up anytime soon. I could not be happier with this pad, it is perfect in every way! I will be using this mousepad until mouses are made obsolete! I recommend this pad to anyone fom the serious gamer t"
"The release of the SteelPad 5L is a definite booster for anyone who wants the feel of a cloth mousepad but with the durability of a synthetic substance."
"There really aren't many negative things to say about this product. SteelPad did their homework and are about to release a really nice product. I truly enjoyed my experience with this mouse pad and recommend it as a GotFrag Hardware MUST HAVE."
"It not only works for optical, but laser mice as well, and it doesn't matter if you're a straight gamer, or designer because it works well for anything. This should be a definite buy for any gamer or designer who needs a new pad with tons of space. The St"
"Its unique five-layer design is indeed a result of excellent craftsmanship from the company, and they had certainly accomplished their mission of deriving a mouse pad that brings fourth the best traits from cloth and plastic mouse pads for gamers."
"Personally I do not like using mouse pads, I think they are a thing of the past, especially since my laser mouse is extremely accurate, but I know many people out there enjoy and rely on them everyday. The SteelPad 5L is a really sturdy and nice mouse pad"
"If you go to a gaming convention, there are a few things you can count on, and one them is that nearly every gamer will be using a SteelPad? It's a category killer."
At SteelSeries, we are proud of being associated with some of the best players in the world of esports. Teams like SK Gaming, Fnatic, and Evil Geniuses are in a continuous dialogue with us, helping to make better products. We strive to improve ourselves, and the 5L is a perfect example of technical evolution. After all, Winning is everything!
For nearly a decade SteelSeries has been at the forefront of making high-end gaming peripherals. We started in 2001 with making mousepads and have been pushing the envelope when it comes to innovation ever since. A mousepad is not just a piece of rubber coated with cloth, it’s much more. The 5L is five layers of spcific materials, creating a surface never seen before in gaming.
These features and the innovative thinking we’ve added to the SteelSeries 5L, makes it the ideal surface to game on for long periods of time.
The SteelSeries 5L is optimized for both optical and laser mice. Both technologies have been taken into consideration when developing the 5L.
For control at all times, we’ve added small rubber elements to ensure non-slip steadiness.
The SteelSeries 5L combines the strength of hard plastic together with the softness of cloth. This combination was made to optimize comfort, durability, and performance. For use over extended periods of time, we’ve added a layer of polyisoprene rubber foam to give the user an even more comfortable experience. The final touch of plastic coating for the 5L makes it extremely durable and ensures that cleaning it is simple. The plastic coating also gives the user a consistent glide with the mouse, which makes the 5L usable for all types of games: RTS, RPG, and FPS.
The SteelSeries 5L actually used to look like this, before we in 2006 forced it through a serious makeover.
The 5L truly is unique. No other gaming mousepad on the market today resembles the touch, feel and glide of this mousepad – all because of the materials and composition.
Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen, the Dutch WarCraft III superstar, swears to the SteelSeries 5L for its exact and precise control.
The SteelSeries 5L shape has a purpose: It makes it easier to do wrist movements and perform mouse operations.