I’ve had my Steelseries QCK mouse surface for a very long time, and I finally decided to pick up its replacement. The QCK served me well, enduring countless hours of gaming and web browsing. I originally picked it up off Newegg for 12.99 USD, so it definitely paid for itself throughout the last year or two. Most of the pad was heavily worn, and had a lot of resistance regardless of which section of it was used. I didn’t want to pick up yet another QCK, as my previous few surfaces have all been one of its variants (QCK, QCK+). The lack of choice in HK doesn’t really help much.
Hong Kong “gaming peripherals” mainly revolve around Razer and Logitech in the keyboard, mouse, headset segment. Other companies like Filco and Steelseries are gradually increasing their presence as well, but still lack the market presence of the mainstream offerings. When I went into the stores, I was really happy to see more Mionix products on display, rather than just the Naos 5000 mouse. I was allowed to take it out of the box and get a feel of the actual size and texture. Finding myself immediately impressed by its smoothness, I decided to try it.
Unless you pay attention to the gaming peripheral market a lot, you probably haven’t heard of Mionix. They are a Swedish company that makes some pretty high end gaming peripherals and have been around for a bit. Mionix has a lot of mice out, but they also have their own audio equipment, gaming keyboard, and as you can see here, mouse surfaces as well. Their Zibal 60 gaming keyboard has great packaging contents (something I wish my Filco/6GV2 had), and looks sleek, especially if you’re into the whole LED thing. Head over to their website linked in the source below to check out more of their offerings.
In terms of size, the Sargas 360 is 360mm x 305mm, making it slightly larger than the QCK, which is 333mm x 271mm. I think the thickness is roughly the same at 0.6mm. I like that it is slightly bigger than the QCK simply because it means I will have more usable area down the road as it starts to wear out. Cooincidentally, the price I picked up the 360 for is the same as a replacement QCK here in Hong Kong, so it all works out nicely.
Here is a comparison slot to show just how much bigger the Sargas 360 is compared with my old QCK. I really enjoy these simple no extra doodad mouse surfaces, the minimalist design really appeals to me. This is the same thing that originally attracted me to the normal QCK and QCK+. I flipped my QCK over as it was easier to tell the difference in outline with the bottom side on top.
All in all, I’m very pleased with the Sargas 360. It is a very smooth surface that provides just enough friction for my liking. In the last few days before replacing my QCK, I’ve had to bump the sensitivity in order to compensate for the significantly increased resistance to my scrolling. Everything feels very natural, as it should with a brand new mousing surface of any type. I definitely look forward to playing more games on it in the coming weeks and months. Hopefully I will get just as good mileage if not better out of it than I did with my QCK.
The Sargas 360 offers top notch comfort, lots of usable surface area, and a decent price point, I don’t really think I could ask for much more. Down the line, I would love to be able to give the Naos 3200 and the Zibal 60 a try.
- kaywuninhk posted this