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Wow this thing is rapid fast. Was unsure about ordering it seeing as it was so expensive but I am so pleased I pulled the trigger. Taking a fair bit to get used to and I am yet to have a decent session but my MX518 just floats. Its fairly audible to "swish" about where as my old cloth Steelseries QcK was slient but I can live with that (play with headphones on anyway). I have had a monster day at work so am I shattered right now, I will get a video uploaded tomorrow though so any of you interested can see how mice glide over it. Just need to think of something to pair it up with now. I love my MX518 and the old adage "if it aint broke....." springs to mind........Very intrigued to see how a Xai slides on it
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My sx been over a year now. Really love the looow friction feeling, use my thumb & pinky, to move ONE pixel to the right to get my headshot in the scope.
I love to try razer ironclad, wanna know how's it compares to sx, but I can't afford it
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How does the SX get along with mice feet? I had a RatPadz XT and that thing scratched up my G9x's feet. So, I had to switch back to cloth and right now I am using a Qck mini.
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I wonder if the SX is better than the Ironclad or vice versa. Can't even find any vendors who have the Ironclad in stock.
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post #5 of 35
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How does the SX get along with mice feet? I had a RatPadz XT and that thing scratched up my G9x's feet. So, I had to switch back to cloth and right now I am using a Qck mini.
SX slide my ikari & naga mouse feet ... like knife on a better, a flat cut

I use SX only in the summer, because I don't like cold wrist in the winter.
When I'm using roccat sota now, mouse feet scratch looks like other hard pad does. It rounds up a little bit, not flat anymore.

That's wear down by friction in common physics.
Or I should get some better mouse feet
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post #6 of 35
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I am really struggling to get used to it. I have had to tweak my mouse settings right down and play with a few different acceleration settings. Very much on the fence with this now. I feel like I am having to work pretty hard to keep it all under control and genuinely feel exhausted after using it lol !
post #7 of 35
SX is a very low friction aluminum mouse pad.
For people with finger or claw mousing, fast swipe mouse movement, like in bc2, I turn 360° in 2".
If you try so hard struggling to get used to it, it may not be your mousing style then.
Try something a bit slower, like ... roccat sota, 5L, even goliathus speed (I had all these)
Relax, give it a try
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How does the SX get along with mice feet? I had a RatPadz XT and that thing scratched up my G9x's feet. So, I had to switch back to cloth and right now I am using a Qck mini.
I'm not sure how it works as far as wear and tear, but I chose to take my mice feet off because it created more noise than having just the mouse itself. I've been using an MX518 with the pad for about 4 months now and see no signs of wear on it Still glides as smooth as ever.
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post #9 of 35
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Had a good day yesterday getting used to it. Amazingly I haven't actually had a chance to get any proper gaming done this weekend but the OS stuff I was doing yesterday felt great. Was considering keeping the SX just for gaming but I am getting used to it for everyday computing too. Will hopefully get some WoW and bad company 2 played today.
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Had a good day yesterday getting used to it. Amazingly I haven't actually had a chance to get any proper gaming done this weekend but the OS stuff I was doing yesterday felt great. Was considering keeping the SX just for gaming but I am getting used to it for everyday computing too. Will hopefully get some WoW and bad company 2 played today.
Glad to hear that
See you in BC2/BC2V
Good gaming
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