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Razer Mantis

Former staff writer    -   April 4, 2006


Specifications
Razer MantisTM Control/Speed Mat Precision Mousing Surface

  • Precision surface optimized for gaming
  • Speed/Control surface for high/low sensitivity gamers
  • Oversized 444mm x 355mm x 4.3mm design
  • Fibertek cloth weave for superior performance
  • Rubber base ensures grip on the smoothest surfaces
"The Razer MantisTM Mat is the next generation of precision gaming surface created For Gamers, By GamersTM. A premium cloth mouse mat engineered for top of the line tracking and enhancing gaming performance. The intricately woven fibers of the FibertekTM surface ensures precise targeting and tracking without limiting the velocity or acceleration of mousing movements." (Taken from Razer)


Testing
How do you test a mousing surface? Play your favorite game. For my tests I played Call of Duty 2. Why? It seems that while playing this game I'm always running out of surface and have to lift up my mouse and place it back in the center or the bottom of the mousing surface so I don't lose tracking and end up getting fragged. This mousing surface is so big no matter what I tried to do I never ran out of surface, my mouse flew over it, as if it was on a slip and slide. Even though this is a speed mousing surface you'll have no problem with tracking, the fibertek weave ensures a smooth response every time.

I could talk until I'm blue in the face about how smooth, sensitive and big this pad is but the best way to test it is to test it for yourself.


Conclusion
This mousing surface proves that "Size does Matter." You'll get speed and precision using this mousing surface and never have to reposition your mouse again because you ran out of room. The Fibertek weave will not trap dust like conventional mouse surfaces which is a big plus for gamers. Only the tiniest of dust particles will collect and when it does begin to accumulate all you need to do is shake it out or give it a spray of air to clean it. During my testing I also took out the Pledge and gave my desk a real high gloss shine, I placed the pad back on the desk and I was surprised this puppy stuck to the surface. If you're like me it gets really annoying when you have a mousing surface that moves.

If you're in the market for a new mousing surface, I would strongly suggest the Razer Mantis. This is one of the best-conceived mousing surfaces that I have used to date. Also if you are more into the control aspect, rather than speed, Razer thought of you and produced a control version as well.

Pros

  • It's Big
  • Smooth and easy to clean
  • No need to reposition mouse
  • Easy to install (no extra power needed)
  • Price and Affordability

 

Cons

  • It's Big (only if you cannot find room on your desktop)


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