SteelSeries QcK Prism Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅30-08-17
Performance Testing
The QcK Prism’s underside, made of a sturdy rubber, has absolutely zero issues staying exactly where you left it. Rest assured, we’ve tried to move it through vigorous mouse inputs to absolutely no avail.

The ability to flip over the mouse mat to use an entirely different surface is a great idea from SteelSeries; the finely woven cloth is great for general use, while the hard polymer is excellent for fast paced FPS games. Underneath the mouse surface is rubber surface with plenty of traction to keep the mouse mat in place; this grips both sides equally well.

The mouse mat has been tested within Battlefield 4, Orcs Must Die: Unchained, Terraria and PLAYERUNKNOWN’SBATTLEGROUNDS, using the SteelSeries Rival 700. We found both sides of the mat responded exactly as expected, with the hard polymer side being ideal for the faster paced Battlefield and PUBG, while Terraria and OMD: U benefitted from the woven cloth surface for accuracy.

The RGB illumination brings a lot to your gaming sessions if you’re lucky enough to play one of the supported games, with DOTA 2, CS: GO and Minecraft being the main 3. The ability to display low ammo or cool down effects via a huge RGB display is eye-catching as well as useful. To those of us who just prefer the RGB scene, the QcK offers 12 zones of beautiful colour and transitions, around the entire perimeter of the mat, around 1 metre of RGB excellence. The software comes pre-installed with several effects and colours, though personal themes are very easy to produce.

Placing the cable and relevant parts on the left edge of the mouse mat is a great idea, particularly in terms of staying out of the way of your mouse wire as well as helping with cable routing; being able to hide the wire alongside the keyboard is a clever way of masking those unsightly cables – we’re probably very unlikely to see any wireless RGB mouse mats anytime soon.

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