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How SteelSeries makes its product better

If you don’t know SteelSeries, you’re either not a gamer or you haven’t been paying very close attention. The company is consistently behind some of our top-rated gaming accessories.

The company started out in Denmark with gaming mouse pads, with a glass pad called the Icemat as its first product way back in 2001. That was later followed up by a steel mouse pad that would ultimately lead to the companies name. To this day SteelSeries still makes a great mouse pad.

Eventually it expanded into more accessories. It has a keyboard ranked in our list of best gaming keyboards. It’s Rival 600 and Sensei 310 rank first and second, respectively, in our list of best gaming mice. And, it’s Arctis Pro and Arctis Pro Wireless each hold a spot in our picks for best gaming headsets.

For PC Gaming Week, we had a chance to head over to the US office of SteelSeries and chat with a few of the company’s key figures. There, we met with Jeff Mahlmeister, the Director of Product and Head of Product Management, as well as Ehtisham Rabbani, the company’s CEO. However, we got a special surprise when one of the founding members of SteelSeries from back in its Icemat days also joined us: Tino Soelberg, the CTO.


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Got a SteelSeries keyboard on my MSI laptop (~4 yrs old). Almost a perfect score.


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