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Written by Joey Peng   
Friday, 07 May 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
SteelSeries NP+ Rough Gaming Surface Mouse Pad
Closer Look: SteelSeries NP
SteelSeries NP Detailed Features
SteelSeries NP Testing and Results
SteelSeries NP Final Thoughts and Conclusion

SteelSeries NP+ Gaming Surface Mouse Pad Review

Most people buying mousepads expect it to be small and light, so when the SteelSeries NP+ came rolled up in a bundle at half a meter tall, it looked more like a doormat than anything. Today Benchmark Reviews analyses the SteelSeries NP+ rough surface gaming mouse pad to find out what kind of innovation was put into making this unique gigantic gaming mat.


The SteelSeries NP+ is made for users preferring an extremely rough and thick surfaces, coupled with its anti-gliding bottom, the NP+ allows for large scale hand (mouse) movements. The friction is especially strong for heavier mice or mice with plastic feet. How well the NP+ performs is still uncertain, but one thing is for sure: you will need a huge desk to accommodate the NP+.

Gaming Surface Features

SteelSeries NP+ feature highlights:

  • XXL-sized cloth mouse pad
  • Compressed fibers adding stain and water resistance
  • 450 x 400 x 4 mm / 17.7 x 15.7 x 0.16 in

The SteelSeries NP+ is created from high density compressed textile fibers, resulting in a unique rough glide and feeling of the surface. The compressed fibers add stain and water resistance making it easy to clean off most liquids.

The rough glide and higher friction is unlike any other surface from SteelSeries and is specifically targeted for gamers with preferences for medium to rough glide. The SteelSeries NP+ features a specially designed non-slip rubber base which provides a firm grip and prevents the pad from sliding no matter what surface it's placed on.

SteelSeries NP+ Specifications

  • Material: Compressed fiber with rubber base
  • Dimensions: 450 x 400 x 4 mm / 17.7 x 15.7 x 0.16 in
  • Size: XXL
  • Glide: Rough
  • Compatibility: Optical, laser, ball

About SteelSeries, Denmark

SteelSeries may be new to some people since it's a Europe-based company. Their size and product line is comparable to Razer. SteelSeries prides in high quality products. What originally began as a small two-person operation in Copenhagen back in 2001 has become a global leader in professional gaming products. SteelSeries recognized the need for superior, high-quality professional gaming gear that would give players a competitive edge. Fast-forward to today, and they've come a long way since their first glass mousepad. They have global offices in North America, Europe, and Asia, providing an integrated portfolio of products designed specifically for gaming. SteelSeries does not claim to invent or reinvent the gaming industry. Nor do they focus on one specific product, copy other companies or follow the crowd. SteelSeries lets the community decide whether or not they are worthy. Their goal is to make the best products possible and give gamers that competitive edge. SteelSeries does their best to support the growth of the professional gaming industry and give back to the gaming communities.



# RE: SteelSeries NP+ Rough Gaming Surface Mouse PadcROKODILE 2011-07-20 06:32
"Logo seems a little easy to peel off"
Have you even tried to peel it off? It doesn't wear down... It's painted well and feels high quality.

"Looks a little plain"
Yes, because mice work best on PLAIN SURFACES!
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