Gaming Mouse Mats

Some people think a mouse mat’s a pretty simple thing. Put your mouse on top of it and let it rip. That might seem so on the surface (pun intended). But there’s actually a lot of science, technology and craftsmanship that goes into making one that’s great for gaming.

As the world leader in gaming mouse technology, we have a pretty good idea what makes our mouse sensors tick. And it’s that specialized knowledge that we apply to making the right surfaces to react effectively and precisely to our mouse sensors.

The Surfaces’ New Clothes (or Coats)

Each of our hard Razer mouse mats have been treated with an all-new surface coating specifically suited to what that particular mat was designed to be used for.


For instance, the SPEED side of the Razer Invicta offers quick responsiveness to your mouse movements. In order to achieve this, we treated the surface with a sensor-reactive coating that reflects more light back to the mouse sensor, so your mouse and computer reads data faster and more consistently.


As the Razer Destructor 2 was built for maximum precision, tiny but visible crystalline specks were embedded just underneath the top-layer of the mat to vastly increase surface reflectivity to mouse sensors. And we didn’t just sprinkle it over the mat like fairy dust; even the intensity of crystal clusters and the direction they were embedded in was designed exactly to ensure the mat offers precision in just the way we want it to. We really go down to a microscopic level to make sure that you get the performance you need to get more out of your gaming experience.


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Mouse and Mouse Mat together, a Match-made in Calibration

Mouse and mouse mat. We all know they work together to give you the best gaming performance. But Razer software engineers took it one step further by designing a program that allows the mouse and surface to perform in absolute synergy.



Introducing the Surface Calibration feature on Synapse 2.0.  Our most high-tech unified configuration software has an in-built recognition algorithm that allows gamers to calibrate their Razer 4G gaming mouse* to their personal mouse mat.  By doing this, the 4G Dual Sensor System in the mouse will learn the specific surface’s texture, color, and distance from sensor ensuring even quicker and more precise in-game responses. Whenever you lift or replace the mouse on the surface, the calibrated sensor will quickly recognize the specific surface to keep tracking consistent.


The best part is we’ve made it really simple to calibrate your mouse to surface. You can either select the mat you are using from a dropdown list of presets or manually calibrate the mouse to mat by simply swiping across the entire surface. We’re constantly updating the preset list to ensure that eventually, all our Razer surfaces are calibration-ready.  Intelligent gaming always wins.


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Testing Makes Precision

You know the old adage “Practise makes perfect”?  In the same way, what make Razer surfaces mighty precise for good gaming are the rigorous tests we put them through.  And what better way to test them then by using our own range of high precision optical, laser, and dual-sensor mice? Tests include mouse sensor lift-off, acceleration, and precision tracking.  



One such precision test uses a Four Stage Axis Motion machine to create user-inputted patterns over the surface.  This is to examine the accuracy of patterns made, and the closer aligned the mouse mat’s patterns are to the original benchmarks, the more responsive the surface to the sensor.  We also use robot arms to move the mice across the mats to make sure the textures meet our strict requirements for exacting glide and control.



Play it your way

From the very beginning, we didn’t just design surfaces that made gaming mice move better. Any gaming hardware company can do that. We went above and beyond by creating hardware that was suited to specific gaming play-styles. From extensive research and studies into the performance of countless pro-gamers, we understood that there existed only two fundamental styles of play where a mousing surface was concerned. A gamer requires either complete control or absolute speed over their mouse movements, and a mousing surface should accommodate either or to the best of its ability.



Speed-type surfaces


Razer mouse mats that are Speed-type are incredibly smooth and flat, so it feels like your mouse is slipping quickly across the entire surface with zero hindrance. Speed-type mats suit gamers who need to hit targets faster and more efficiently.


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Control-type surfaces


Razer mouse mats that are Control-type have rough surfaces to create a sensation of resistance to your mouse movements. This is important as the friction of the textured surface offsets the energy you exert to move the mouse, ensuring precise minute movements. Control-type mats suit gamers who need absolute precision to hit targets exactly where they need to.


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It's not how big (or small) it is, it’s how you use it

There’s a reason why we design mouse mats of all sizes. Everyone has their own gaming setup and space constraints. Some gamers have expansive desks that seem to go on for miles while others have to contend with putting their mouse down on the little corner of a coffee table covered in all sorts of other junk.




Our Razer Goliathus mouse mat range simply exemplifies our philosophy to cater to every gamer’s need. It comes in four sizes, from Small enough to roll up and fit in your pocket to Extended which also provides support under your gaming keyboard.


Another reason why gamers might need a wider gaming surface depends on whether they are a low- or high-sense gamer.  Low-sense gamers tend to require more surface estate to accommodate their broad-sweeping motions to get the mouse cursor to travel across the screen in-game. High-sense gamers need only make minute movements to get the mouse cursor to travel the same distance and so may not need such a large mat.


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Our Thinnest Surfaces Ever

The majority of our surfaces are designed so thin they are almost completely flushed against the table-top. The benefit of this is that thin mats offer a continuous swiping experience even if your mouse were to travel off the surface. It also reduces wrist strain because there is little height difference between mat and desk.



The Razer Manticor is literally one sheet of aluminum cut nearly wafer-thin, and with nicely rounded edges for a surface that doesn’t just work well, it looks great. We also refined our construction methods so some mats that would normally require three layers like the silicon-based Razer Megasoma 2, we combined the middle cushioning layer with the top to make it thinner, but no less comfortable. But the most remarkable feat is that Razer engineers were able to design coatings and textures that were microscopically thin over these already extremely sleek surfaces, without compromising on the high level of precision we demanded.


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Megasoma 2

Immovable. Like a Rock.

We all know how passionately frenzied gaming can get. But an unfortunate slip of the surface under your mousing hand during heated combat may be all it takes to lose a crucial victory in-game. 



Most of our mouse mats like the Razer Goliathus and Razer Destructor 2 use a non-slip rubber base to fix the surface to a single spot. For the Razer Invicta, we designed a custom aluminum base plate to not only hold the dual-sided surface, but also make doubly sure it remains rock-hard stable throughout intense gaming sessions. The Razer Sphex uses a special adhesive underside to ensure that the mat sticks to any surface. No matter which Razer surface you go for, you can be assured it will remain immovable to matter how excited your movements.


Razer Surfaces are made with a level of comfort you'd expect from a well-designed  running shoe – not a mouse mat


Apart from precision, the other important reason to choose a Razer surface over any other brand, is comfort. If you’re going to be gaming for hours on end, how comfortable you feel in the fifteenth hour is just as important as how you feel in the first.




We place countless hands of different shapes and sizes down on a wide-range of materials from aircraft-grade aluminum to silicon composites and cloth-type fabrics in order to gauge what would not only perform best under your mouse, but give you an oh-so-nice feeling under your hand.  The textured top-layer on mats like the Razer Megasoma 2 have been meticulously designed to provide a cushioning effect for better ergonomics, kind of like the insole of a well-made running shoe.








Some gamers like the sensation of the smooth Razer Manticor under their palm, while others prefer the cushioning effect of the soft Razer Goliathus. Some gamers choose hard mouse mats for their rock-solid durability, while others like soft mouse mats because they can be rolled up to take on-the-go. And hybrid hard/soft mouse mats provide the best of both worlds.


The best part is you get to decide which from our entire range of mouse mats suits you best.




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