Today we’re looking at the Steel Series DeX. As gaming surfaces go, this is about as premium as you can get. The DeX feels solid, thanks to a heavy silicone base that also serves to keep it from moving around – at all. At 320x270mm, the DeX is a pretty standard sized gaming surface. It fits my space perfectly, but may be a little big for gamers that have less room to work with.
The surface is textured in such a way that the least possible amount of material actually comes in contact with your mouse – this results in extremely smooth, extremely consistent, high glide movements. I was almost tempted to turn down my DPI because of how much smoother the Dex was than my other surfaces.
On top of its great performance, the Dex is the most durable feeling mouse pad I have used in a long time. One major issue I always have with cloth surfaces is their tendency to fray around the edges over time. Now, I haven’t had the Dex long enough to say this conclusively, but, as advertised, the edges of the Dex seem to be “heat bonded”, meaning rubbing against the edges over time shouldn’t cause that pesky fraying we’re all plagued by. The surface is also water resistant, meaning those inevitable coffee spills are less of a hassle to clean.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the DeX.
Manufacturer: Steel Series
Price at time of review: $32
Review unit provided by manufacturer.
Build Quality - 9
Value - 9
I couldn't be happier with the DeX.
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