The French manufacturer Lexip Gaming can look back on a successful Kickstarter campaign, which was primarily intended to promote the development of a revolutionary gaming mouse. Just under 300,000 euros from over 2,600 supporters later, the Lexip Pu94 gaming mouse and the Lexip B5 gaming mouse pad are available on the market.
This article will focus on the mouse pad, which is of course equipped with RGB LED lighting. For around 40 euros, that doesn’t sound so uninteresting. What the mousepad can do and how it does, you can find out in this test.
Many products can already be recognized from the packaging what quality one can expect. The Lexip B5 gaming mouse pad* comes in a flat cardboard box with a stylish design and all the important specifications in six languages on the back. The mouse pad is securely packed inside the packaging in a kind of foam inlay and is attractively presented. A manual is also included, which can be found under the mouse pad. The Unboxing was therefore a good first impression.
Design and Workmanship
The Lexip B5 gaming mouse pad measures 350 x 250 x 4 mm (W x D x H) in average size and consists of a stable plastic material with an integrated metal structure for high resistance. The smooth surface has an interesting structure, which is primarily designed for high sensitivity, but should also offer good precision.
The general design of the mouse pad is relatively simple. The form is classic rectangular and provided at the upper edge with the connection terminal for the power cable. An RGB illumination is also on board in the form of a logo in the lower right corner as well as an LED strip running around the mouse pad.
The connection terminal for the cable is located in the middle of the upper edge of the mouse pad. It is very stable and makes a high-quality impression. Directly underneath, on the surface of the mouse pad, there is a touch-sensitive fingerprint, with which the illumination can be adjusted comfortably.
Of course, the mouse pad has rubberized feet on the underside to ensure a secure and stable stand.
The rest of the workmanship makes a solid impression. As you can see on the picture, there are also some minor workmanship errors, which look relatively unattractive.
A highlight of the Lexip B5 mouse pad is of course the integrated RGB LED lighting. The complete edge of the mouse pad and the logo in the lower right corner are illuminated. An absolute must for friends of the comprehensively illuminated RGB PC system!
The fingerprint touch at the top of the mouse pad makes it easy to change the illumination. A total of seven static colours, an RGB strip light effect and a pulsating RGB effect are available. Of course, the lighting can also be completely deactivated. The colours look good, do not catch the eye too much, but are not always colourfast. The lighting can therefore still be described as relatively unobtrusive, but quite chic to look at.
Power is supplied to the Lexip B5 via a 1.8 meter USB cable, which is connected to the mouse pad at the upper end via a small terminal. This terminal has already turned out to be partly disturbing after short tests. If a wired mouse is used too high on the mouse pad, the cable can get stuck on this connector. Here a wireless mouse or a mouse bungee would be advantageous.
The length of the USB cable is sufficient, but should have been a few centimeters longer. In general, the fabric-covered cable and the chic RGB LED lighting enhance the mouse pad and thus the entire setup, which is to be emphasized positively. However, synchronization with other components is unfortunately not possible and, as already mentioned, the colors are partly not color-fast.
In the practical test of the Lexip B5 mouse pad, the Lexip Pu94 gaming mouse with ceramic mouse slide was used directly. The mouse could be moved over the surface of the mouse pad very quickly and without any major resistance. On the positive side, the mouse pointer can of course be controlled very quickly and with minimal movement. However, we noticed negatively that the precision is not optimal. Another negative point is that you can perceive absolutely every mouse movement acoustically. These noises can be annoying if you don’t have a closed headset. Also disturbing was the connection terminal at the upper edge of the mouse pad, on which we didn’t only get stuck once with the mouse cable. It would therefore have been better if this terminal had not been located in the middle or at least had been flatter. So you can only help yourself with a wireless mouse or a mouse bungee.
When choosing the mouse pad, the gamer’s personal preferences are certainly very important. Some prefer a high sensitivity (hard plastic) and others an increased precision (fabric). A healthy mediocrity is unfortunately very difficult to achieve here and the end effect depends more on the right mouse. We actually replaced the Lexip B5 very quickly with a classic cloth mouse pad, which also helped to keep the Lexip Pu94 gaming mouse under much better control.
Conclusion of the Lexip B5 RGB Mouse Pad Review
With the Lexip B5 RGB mouse pad*, another mouse pad with RGB LED lighting is coming onto the market. It has a plastic surface that has unfortunately not quite managed the balancing act between sensitivity and precision. The B5 is therefore more suitable for gamers who value high speeds and fast mouse movements with the lowest possible resistances. At a price of almost 40 Euro you get a solid mouse pad with adjustable RGB LED illumination, which has a good workmanship.