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post #91 of 100
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Originally Posted by SILPH View Post

I think the only reason why this pad didn't get popular is it doesn't have different size options, default qck size is not usable for a lot of ppl after using qck+ and I can understand it

besides durability issues another reason why this pad didnt get popular is its pricing. Not really just steelseries fault but anyone who makes a silicone pad. can understand a premium over cloth but when they are close to $40 + dollars for what people would consider a small pad thats a no go
post #92 of 100
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Originally Posted by SILPH View Post

have you ever washed it? how the heck did that happen biggrin.gif or do you have sweaty hands?

I have been using Dex for about 4 months, I have washed it more than 5 times (only with water) and I have somewhat sweaty hands but it looks like brand new. Maybe you had a faulty one from the beginning?
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Originally Posted by ncck View Post

Jeez you wrecked it tongue.gif

Is it a hard pad? (Aka does it scratch your mouse skates?) Never knew anyone who owned this

Yes I indeed have wrecked it! biggrin.gif

It's been in daily use, maybe around 8-10 hours / day. Work and gaming both. Really really loved how it feels and how the Sensei works with it. I have washed it multiple times and it worked fine, maybe it's the friction from my hand that has caused the surface layer to peel off.

I read about the surface being heat sealed to the orange bottom parts. I might have left my coffee mug for a while on top of it, by accident.. Much like on any other pad I have ever owned wink.gif Maybe that has caused some of the damage. I don't know.. It doesn't explain the entire side peeling off though.

I've been trying to find a replacement mat but nothing feels the same. I'm actually thinking about getting just a new one.

Too bad Steelseries customer support had nothing to say about this, maybe there's some type of usage an user should avoid with this mat, but I don't know really. mad.gif
post #93 of 100
I recently bought a Dex.

On the plus side, I will say that this is the best material on a soft pad I've ever seen, and I've used MANY different pads over the years. The speed of the surface is as advertised. It's ridiculously fast for a cloth pad. The material seems like it will be very easy to keep clean and seems super durable.

The one thing that will keep me from using it though is the size. It's just too small. The silicone base could also be better. It doesn't move around a lot, but it will shift slightly during play to the point that you'll have to reposition it every 30mins or so, after it's moved enough that you actually notice it.

If they made it bigger and put a better base on it, it would be the best cloth pad IMO. The material is way better and faster than my Artisan Hayate, Zowie GSR, Goliathus Speed, and QcK Heavy. The speed is like using a hard pad.
post #94 of 100
I decided to get this one because I really wanted to go back to a hybrid, and I figured the size is more than enough for me since I prefer not to move my arm for aiming. I know this is not the popular method, but I've tried changing this many times over the decades and in the end I always come back to wrist and finger movements only. I'm just more consistent this way, especially in games that require a lot of fast turning. You probably already know whether you are that kind of player and whether the size is perfectly okay or a deal-breaker.

Quality-wise it really is excellent, people who got it for a long time seem to be saying that it lasts well, and there is no reason not to believe this from how this is put together.

When I was looking for information about this pad I mostly wanted to hear about the surface, but didn't find all that much about it. So I'll try to describe it as best as I can:

Obviously it's not quite as fast as hard pads can be, I'm sure nobody looking for hybrid pads expects this. Hybrids are a compromise to get fast speed and consistently low resistance while still being relatively soft and quiet. It is still quite fast, actually much faster than the wooden desk that I've placed it on. I don't sense any annoying static friction, it just feels all around good to me. At first I found it a little hard to control and reduced my sensitivity, but after about a day of getting used to it I've gone back to normal and control feels very good.

With cloth pads, the mouse would often feel "heavy" when I wasn't warmed up, which is when the resistance bothered me the most. Or when a pad felt worn down, also humidity could affect it. None of this is an issue with the Dex, and that was the main reason why I wanted to get back to a hybrid (I did use a QPad CT for some time). Of course now there is the opposite issue that my aim becomes more shakey when I'm not warmed up yet (or nervous), but this still feels better to me and in the end there is just no way around having to warm up before performing well.

The feel of the surface does reminds me of something in-between plastic and soft wood, while not being as noisy as either. It also doesn't feel scrapy but you can feel the bumps, which is something I don't usually like. The bumps are small enough though that I can easily live with that. It definitely doesn't feel as silky smooth as a cloth pad, but smooth enough to not distract me while playing or to make me feel conscious about the noise (which is the main reason I just can't use hard pads).

A lot of people have complained about the rubber base in reviews, but for me it's working just fine. This is probably related to surface type and/or humidity, but for me the pad does not move unless I want it to (on the aforementioned wooden desk). Due to its size I do find I reposition it every once in a while based on what I am doing, so not having it be super sticky is more of a good thing for me.

I would definitely recommend this pad to any wrist aimers looking for a fast but silent pad. It just doesn't do anything wrong, and those who don't mind the size generally seem to be quite happy with it. The durability also justifies the price in my opinion.
post #95 of 100
Oh man, its durability is the beeeeeest. 1 quick 10 seconds wash > it's all brand new again. And you don't even need to wait for it to dry.

The only problem is it's not compatible with some mice, for example a G402 just won't work on it whatever you do (firmware doesn't include surface selection like other more expansive mice). So it made me leave G402 for a G102. I'm happy with the smaller mouse, so thanks to Dex I guess biggrin.gif
Edited by SILPH - 11/11/17 at 12:48am
post #96 of 100
On glass table its horrible mousepad, it slips of the table rolleyes.gif
But really like the surface
post #97 of 100
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Originally Posted by SILPH View Post

Oh man, its durability is the beeeeeest. 1 quick 10 seconds wash > it's all brand new again. And you don't even need to wait for it to dry.

The only problem is it's not compatible with some mice, for example a G402 just won't work on it whatever you do (firmware doesn't include surface selection like other more expansive mice). So it made me leave G402 for a G102. I'm happy with the smaller mouse, so thanks to Dex I guess biggrin.gif

Dang that is good to know. I'm actually using the G102 as well, so I guess I got lucky. Bummer though especially if it affects common mice like the G402. I quickly tested it with a G302 before and that worked just fine as well.
post #98 of 100
G302 has the same sensor with G402 AFAIK (AM10), but sensor placement and surface proximity affect more than the sensor itself I guess. Maybe it's something to do with G402 shape. I also know G502 doesn't work flawlessly if you have wrong pad surface selected on LGS.
post #99 of 100
Sorry for the bump but uhh figured this was worth posting: https://steelseries.com/gaming-mousepads/dex

It's $19.99 for black friday compared to $39.99.. so for some might be worth to try it out now
post #100 of 100
Too small, too pricey and has a stupid logo that changes the friction. Just don't use any logos or print on the surface, simple as that.

ikkuvaljo: that's some horrific durability, even the original QCK from 2006 didn't die in a year like that and I still have a piece of it after over 10 years that I cut down.
Edited by JackCY - 11/22/17 at 6:51am
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