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post #1 of 32
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Hey I have a zowie ec2-a mouse.
I was wondering what is the better mousepad out of those two in the title? I currently have steelseries qck heavy. What has the best surface to control mouse and so on the best or are they pretty much the same surfaces?
post #2 of 32
Since no one else has replied yet I can compare the GS-R to a QCK heavy for you.

The GS-R is quite a bit thinner than the QCK and my old Zowie EC-1 mouse glided over the surface with less friction because of the smoother surface (same with G502 atm)
The rubber base is a lot denser than the one on the QCK heavy so your mouse sinks in less. Because of this the GS-R feels A LOT smoother as you won't have any inconsistencies in the rubber base. Both mouse pads stay on the table surface without moving around much.
I have washed it by hand a few times without problem and the surface still feels smooth. (No torn fibers on the surface)

I bought the old black version of the GS-R link
The revamped version with the different edges is the one you can buy nowadays and I think other than the edges it's pretty much the same mouse pad.

I have had the GS-R for about a year now and I am very happy with it and have recommended it to other people as well, its a good choice imo thumb.gif
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post #3 of 32
Get the Zowie, haven't heard good things about Xtrfy mousepads. Especially since their products are mostly rebranded stuff.
post #4 of 32
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Originally Posted by Eddie Smurphy View Post

The GS-R is quite a bit thinner than the QCK and my old Zowie EC-1 mouse glided over the surface with less friction because of the smoother surface (same with G502 atm)
The rubber base is a lot denser than the one on the QCK heavy so your mouse sinks in less. Because of this the GS-R feels A LOT smoother as you won't have any inconsistencies in the rubber base. Both mouse pads stay on the table surface without moving around much.
I have washed it by hand a few times without problem and the surface still feels smooth. (No torn fibers on the surface)

I bought the old black version of the GS-R link
The revamped version with the different edges is the one you can buy nowadays and I think other than the edges it's pretty much the same mouse pad.

I have had the GS-R for about a year now and I am very happy with it and have recommended it to other people as well, its a good choice imo thumb.gif

The BenQ G-SR, which is the new version, is terrible in my opinion. The above statement about the old version doesn't hold true with the new version. The base is foamy and gives terribly making you feel the need to hover the mouse to have free movement. If you can get an old version I am sure it would be fine but don't get a new version.
post #5 of 32
You mean they changed the hardness of the middle layer? Generally harder is better but too hard can sometimes feel out of control

I'm surprised they would change that, thought it was just the color and added stitched edges.. maybe that's why so many pros use the old version?
post #6 of 32
I have one of the BenQ ones and it's really slow, the glide has this weird rubbery feeling that makes it feel like it has a ton of static friction. The rubber is indeed very soft, its not too dissimilar to the Artisan Hayate Soft I have.
post #7 of 32
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I have one of the BenQ ones and it's really slow, the glide has this weird rubbery feeling that makes it feel like it has a ton of static friction. The rubber is indeed very soft, its not too dissimilar to the Artisan Hayate Soft I have.

Sounds like they changed the materials/factory used then; I recall it being silky top finish, hard middle layer, and very prone to glide changes from humidity/weather. I don't remember it being soft at all
post #8 of 32
I think it comes down to preference. Do you prefer having friction or not. I personally prefer mouse pads like Razer Goliathus speed and Roccat Taito. Qck+ and GS-R feels a bit too slow for my taste. I think that xtrfy mousepad is a speed pad like Razer goliathus speed/Roccat Taito. Never had one, but it pretty much looks like it .
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Originally Posted by Twiffle View Post

I think it comes down to preference. Do you prefer having friction or not. I personally prefer mouse pads like Razer Goliathus speed and Roccat Taito. Qck+ and GS-R feels a bit too slow for my taste. I think that xtrfy mousepad is a speed pad like Razer goliathus speed/Roccat Taito. Never had one, but it pretty much looks like it .

It'd be nice to see Razer make a goliathus speed in a larger and all black size... but I feel they won't ever do something like that
post #10 of 32
Actually they just might be making a Qck+ sized Goliathus, both Elige and Nitro are using some black Razer pad that looks suspiciously like a Qck+ size Goliathus Speed.

You can sort of see it here: http://static.hltv.org/images/galleries/8299-full/1467816893.5521.jpeg
Edited by Vikhr - 7/10/16 at 2:26pm
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