SteelSeries QcK Prism Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅30-08-17
Conclusion
The approach SteelSeries have adopted towards the RGB mouse mat market is certainly different to rival offerings, with the majority of their efforts being for the better.

We enjoyed the RGB effects, especially when paired with the Prism-enabled Rival 700; the lights and effects were bright and colourful and transitioned in a beautiful manner. The fact that the ribbon of lights runs around the entire perimeter looks fantastic too, allowing for infinite loops of colour.

Steelseries placing the cable on the left, as well as the switchable surface, are both cracking features, something we’ve yet to see from another manufacturer. Razer and Corsair could learn a lot from SteelSeries in this department.

The price. This is the kicker. At £66.99 in the UK, regardless of the free delivery, makes this a pricey mouse mat. The dual-textured surface and RGB lighting are fantastic, and the pricing is there or thereabouts what other manufacturers are charging for their RGB mats, but it still comes as a bitter pill to swallow.

One major downside of the mat is the overall thickness, at 9mm; this raises your hand a little too far from the desk for palm-grip users, though claw and tip grippers will find less issue in this respect.



If you’re all about the RGB and seeking a versatile mouse mat, the QcK Prism certainly fits the bill

Pros
+ 12 zone bright RGB lighting
+ Cable node is small and out of the way
+ Dual-textured
+ SteelSeries Engine 3 is a joy to use

Cons
- Overall thickness is too much
- Can be seen as pricey compared to other mouse mats


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