Danish founded SteelSeries has been with us for a long time as far as gaming companies go. Along with Razer, it's one of the small companies fighting the good fight in the hardware gaming world, keeping neck and neck with heavyweights Logitech and Microsoft. In 2009 it officially entered Australia, and it looks like it's here to stay.
In all but the gaming world, the concept of a mouse mat disappeared when optical mice took over from their ball-laden brethren. Those who want ultimate precise control, however, have the likes of SteelSeries' 9HD mat.