Zowie G-SR-SE Divina Review

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Zowie G-SR-SE Divina Review


Mousepads come in a massive variety of sizes, textures, thickness, looks, and so forth so it can be kind of hard to find the one that’s right for you. Getting a pad that fits your playing style and personal preferences is a worthwhile search though, and we’re here to help you with that.

Today we’re taking a look at Zowie’s G-SR-SE mousepad in the pink Divina colorway. The G-SR-SE might sound as if it’s the same as the regular G-SR but there are a couple of differences to be found, mainly when it comes to the glide, so do read on to see what our reviewer thought of this mousepad.

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Zowie G-SR-SE Divina First Impressions


The G-SR-SE Divina comes rolled up in the box and when you place it down on your playing surface it lays flat almost immediately. That’s great news for people who are often gaming away from their main battlestation. What’s also noticeable about this pad is there’s almost no bubbling on the foam of the pad itself. This makes for a very smooth and consistent surface, and while the benefits of this approach might not be immediately noticeable on a flat playing surface it does get a bit more noticeable on rougher surfaces, though more on that later.

The G-SR-SE is a large sized mousepad. That’s great for low sensitivity players, but it’s obviously going to be great for wrist aimers as well if you have the room for it. There’s no worse feeling than going over the edge of your mousepad during a frantic fight, so more space is always better in my humble opinion.

SPECS:
  • No stitched edges
  • Medium glide
  • Length: 47 cm / 18.5 in
  • Height: 39 cm / 15.3 in
  • Thickness: 3.5 mm
Zowie G-SR-SE Divina Review Mousepad

Performance


The regular Zowie G-SR is, as you might know, a very controlling pad. The SE definitely feels a lot different in my opinion. It sort of holds a middle ground between the regular G-SR and the faster glide that you get out of most ‘standard’ cloth pads. This makes it quite unique in the sense that a lot of cloth pads have a very similar glide when it comes to friction and speed, and this one comes in right below that usual sensation.

The foam that the pad is made out of is pressed together very tightly, so there’s almost no bubbling. This doesn’t mean much if you’re playing on a perfectly smooth surface, but once you get to a slightly rougher surface you’ll find that the G-SR-SE handles that a lot better than pads of a similar size. It won’t cover up any major imperfections but it’s definitely good enough to use on most desks that you’d see at LAN parties and the likes, doubly so because the pad lays flat almost straight out of the box.

Another difference with the regular G-SR is that the SE doesn’t have stitched edges. Whether or not that’s a downside to you will come down to personal preference (I am more fond of stitched edges) but there’s no denying that stitches will increase the durability of the pad.

On the pad itself it looks like the word ‘Divina’ is embossed in some way, but that’s (luckily, or else this wouldn’t be much of a gaming pad) only due to the printing. The pad itself is completely smooth across the entire surface. Some companies like to put raised logos on their mousepads and while I’ll admit that you normally never get to the corner where the little logos are usually placed it is a bit of a pet peeve of mine when the logo on a pad hugely interferes with the glide. That’s not the case with the G-SR-SE, as every sort of decoration is sublimated onto the cloth itself.

Zowie G-SR-SE Divina Mousepad Review Closeup

The G-SR-SE Divina’s Texture in closeup

Conclusion & Recommendation


The G-SR-SE Divina is a very interesting pad in the sense that it’s got a faster and less controlled glide than its G-SR namesake while still offering a more restrained feel when compared to the ‘usual glide’ that a lot of cloth pads offer.

It’s a relatively thin pad (at 3.5 mm) but because of the very tightly packed foam that the pad is made out of it seems to perform a bit better on slightly rougher desks/surfaces than pads of the same thickness, which could be very interesting to players who are often on the road to game. For that reason it’s also a bit of a shame that the SE doesn’t have stitched edges.

All in all the G-SR-SE offers a really nice and smooth glide which doesn’t rein you in as much as the G-SR does, while still offering a bunch of stopping power. If you have a tendency to overshoot your targets or you like the idea of a control pad such as the G-SR but want a bit more ‘freedom’ while executing sweeps then this could very well be the number one pad for you.

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55 Comments on “Zowie G-SR-SE Divina Review”

  1. What mousepads are there that are similar to this one? It’s a too large for my table and the max I can fit is a medium sized mouse pad

    1. You should take a look at Artisan pads if you want a smaller sized pink mousepad with little friction. Note though that it’s quite a bit faster than the Zowie G-SR-SE Divina Edition.

  2. Please tell me the mouse pad whose initial movement is faster than g-sr and stops earlier than qckheavy.

    1. i found the perfect balance for this exact same question by buying HyperX Fury S Pro. For me it was faster that G-SR and slower than QcK. The best middle ground.
      Haven’t tried G-SR-SE yet tho. I’m talking about the ‘regular’ version of HyperX Fury S Pro. Not the “Speed” one which has some redstripe textures all over the mousepad.

      1. The G-SR-SE has another kind of glide in my opinion, I’d say it’s just a touch slower than the Fury S Pro. But yeah the S Pro is a great ‘medium speed’ pad!

    1. Hello. The Gigantus has a faster glide than the G-SE-SE. Both are somewhat similar when it comes to overall feeling though.

    1. The Fury S Pro has a faster glide, whereas the G-SR-SE seems to focus more on control. The Fury S is also a bit thicker but not by much.

    1. It really depends. Plenty of low sens players use either. It’s down to how much stopping power and friction you prefer, as the SE is a bit more controlling than the Heavy. That said; as a low sens player myself I would go for the SteelSeries, though that really just is my personal opinion.

    1. Not as controlling as the regular G-SR but it definitely has a bit of a control element to it.

  3. I have a zowie gsr mousepad and i dont like it,becouse is a “control” pad.I wont a speed>control pad…is the zowie gsr se divinia right for me?

    1. No, that still has a controlling element to it. You’re better off with something like a QcK or Fury S in that case. If you really want speed you can also go for the Glorios Helios.

  4. How Would you compare the g-sr-se to the goliathus cosmic speed?
    Really interested in your opinion.

    1. I’m sorry but I haven’t yet tested the Goliathus Speed so I can’t really make a fair comparison here.

      1. How does the g sr se compare to the hyperx fury s controll edition? Wich one has more friction? Does the g sr se wear out fast and gets slower?

        1. I haven’t yet tested the Control Edition so I cannot answer that question. The G-SR-SE doesn’t wear out as fast as the regular one though, in my opinion.

  5. I have a UL2 and ordered this mouse pad do you think it’s the softest mousepad or is there any better besides Artisan I have a glorious xxl but I wanted to try this since a lot of pros have switched to this mousepads

    1. I wouldn’t base myself on what the pros use. It’s good to know what they use as a sort of baseline, but in the end it comes down to what you prefer. Pros use quality stuff so it’s never wrong to go with what they use, but every human is different, so what works for a certain pro might not work for you at all and vice versa. That said, the G-SR-SE has a different glide than the XXL so I’d see how you like that first and then start to look at other pads (if that’s necessary; you might obviously like the G-SR-SE so much you don’t want to switch).

    1. I haven’t yet tested the Goliathus Speed, but the G-SR-SE isn’t marketed as a speed pad (and it really isn’t, as I’ve reviewed it already) so I would imagine that the Goliathus Speed is faster.

  6. Where can I get this mousepad I am from Turkey I tried to buy it from amazon but it is not available.The only version I found is the red one and I don’t know if it is same with blue or pink one

    1. The red one is the same as the blue or pink one; it’s merely a color change. That said: I do not know where to buy it from Turkey as I’m not from there, but you can definitely get the red one as it’s exactly the same save for the color.

  7. I have ZOWIE ec2-b divina mouse and which mousepad should I buy
    DPI: 400
    Sensitivity: 1.46
    I play at low sensitivity

    1. At that sensitivity I wouldn’t necessarily recommend a control pad (though everyone’s different of course) so I would maybe take a look at the SteelSeries QcK line or perhaps the Logitech G640. Really though, what kind of pad you go for is decided a lot by your own personal preferences, so I can’t give you a straight and decided answer here.

  8. is the ZOWIE G-SR SE DEEP BLUE MOUSE PAD same as the zowie divina ones? the dark blue doesnt have a divina on it and the divina pink and blue do are they the same

  9. Which pad has similar control and speed as Zowie gsr-se, between Razer Gigantus, Qck, Logitech G640?

    1. Difficult to say as they’re all pretty different from the G-SR-SE if you’re asking me but if I had to pick I’d say the Gigantus.

  10. what is the best mousepad in your opinion: the glorious mousepad, the zowie divina or qck from steel series?

    1. I like the glide of the Glorious best but that’s completely personal. All three are great pads though; the Glorious and QcK have a very similar glide if you ask me while the Zowie G-SR-SE feels a bit more controlling.

    1. None that I’ve really tried to be honest, all extended pads that I’ve tested so far are definitely a bit faster feeling than the G-SR-SE.

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