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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 12:17 PM - Thread Starter
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BenQ/Zowie G-TFX allegedly with flat package.

After looking for a replacement for my old G-TFX I stumbled yet again on the Zowie website and found this little description:

“Flat-pack design allows for immediate use out of the box”

Now before I got all joyous I sent Zowie a message asking for clarification:

“Hi, we now ship them flat, yes, however retailers may not have it yet. Before purchasing, I suggest asking the retailer whether it is in the flat box or not”

So there we have it. I suppose ordering from BenQ/Zowie directly has the best guarantee of obtaining the new revision. This seems to be really good news!

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post #2 of 70 (permalink) Old 01-19-2018, 12:35 PM
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Oh that's actually decent news, that was a big complaint from a few of us here - pretty sure I even e-mailed them about it... 2 years later but better late than never I suppose tongue.gif
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took them long enough

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sweet, can recommend this pad again now.
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This is awesome... still have 6 months old GTF-Xl stubbornly curved. Wonder what BenQ's timeline of "non-immediate use" was biggrin.gif

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The question is, what sources have the new iteration. I’ve pm’ed BenQ.eu webstore but no answer as of yet.

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I ordered from BenQ Direct on Amazon, package was not flat.

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Quote: Originally Posted by Leopardi View Post
This is awesome... still have 6 months old GTF-Xl stubbornly curved. Wonder what BenQ's timeline of "non-immediate use" was
It's easy to fix if you have an iron. Put a towel over the mouse pad and iron the edges. Problem solved.
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Quote: Originally Posted by gene-z View Post
It's easy to fix if you have an iron. Put a towel over the mouse pad and iron the edges. Problem solved.
It's already wrinkled like hell from all the counter rolling etc., might as well buy a new flat packaged one.

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Quote: Originally Posted by gene-z View Post
It's easy to fix if you have an iron. Put a towel over the mouse pad and iron the edges. Problem solved.
This is actually partly wrong. I've bought around 5 different G-TFX mousepads in the past, and one was more tightly rolled up than the other. One had 2 huge wrinkles without doing ANYthing at all. No counter rolling, just trying to lay flat. Ironing did help a bit, but its not 'ideal'.

Some of the tight packed ones are NOT salvageable with an Iron, except perhaps if you do it THAT long that you basically alter the structure of the mousepad's surface, at which point there is no more sense into buying this pad at all because the top layer is exactly what makes this pad awesome. lol

Anyway, BenQ is extremely slow with responding, UGH. Edit: Response:

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Dear xxx,

Thank you for waiting.

I would like to inform you the new flat package will be available later on this year, it's not in the market yet. I am sorry I cannot provide you a precise time frame for this to happen.

In any case the current rolled up packaging should not impact user experience.
​Please let us know if this is not the case, I will gladly assist you.
I look forward to hearing from you.


Regards

Ivan

BenQ Europe
http://benq.eu
Apparently they are running ahead of themselves ...

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