Mouse Mats for Casual Gaming

Discussion in 'Mice and Surfaces' started by Mangraz, Jun 25, 2016.

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  1. Mangraz

    Mangraz New Member

    Hey guy,
    I'm wondering if there is any reason to get a special "gaming" mouse mat when you're a casual gamer - especially when these surfaces often cost more than 50€/$. Is there any real improvement in performance and convenience in comparison to normal mats for around 10-20 bucks?
    I see, that there is a big difference between cloth mats and hard mats, but isn't this gaming mat stuff nothing but marketing? This is my opinion so far, but what do you think? Share your opinion!
  2. squeeze88

    squeeze88 Active Member

    Just like you, it feels a lot like a marketing ploy to me too. Put the word "gaming" in front of any item, the price just rockets up. But anyway, gaming mousemats looks nicer though!
  3. gaykob7

    gaykob7 Well-Known Member

    there are also gaming mouspads for 20$, just take a look at the goliathus, it's really good imo
  4. GetSlept

    GetSlept Member

    I have the large Razer Goliathus and love it. I would recommend the control mat over the speed mat though. The speed mat made my mouse move faster than I wanted it to slide. But it's an awesome mouse mat.
  5. Tereezy

    Tereezy Member

  6. planefreshDodgerBlue301

    planefreshDodgerBlue301 Active Member

    I recommend the goliathus as well. Decently cheap and gets the job done. If your setup isn't flashy, I don't see the point of getting something like the firefly
  7. Vector1

    Vector1 Member

    I have the speed extended, I mainly purchased for the look have never regretted it
  8. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member

    I got a Goliath, They are really good and they grip surfaces really well. They are only like 20$, And my Razer Deathadder doesn't work on a couple different kind of mouse pads.
  9. Meister121

    Meister121 Active Member

    I got the razer goliathus control and i am pretty happy with it. Well at beginning I had some little trouble with the rough surface but after some time i got along with it.
    In my opinion it depends on how much you play. If you play a lot you get the difference and now why it could be good to have a mousepad you like. Moreover it depends on the game. Its more than just marketing but everyone is entitled to his own views.

    Nevertheless if you want a cheap alternative and nothing from razer i recommend going for the SteelSeries qck moues pad.
  10. forevercrl

    forevercrl Active Member

    The most common mouse pad in Razer is Goliathus. It has control and speed version. Not so expensive and it is a good mouse pad. Currently I only using Kabuto and it is a good mouse pad for portable.
  11. jhiandaneshxd

    jhiandaneshxd New Member

    im using the firefly and it really depends i enjoy hard mousepad rather than the soft mousepad. its more smooth to play with
  12. I got a size L Goliathus Speed edition thrown in free when I bought my Naga Chroma. It feels nice to use, and I have to say it looks bloody brilliant. However, those are the only tangible differences I've noticed between it and the generic neoprene one from ebay I had prior to this. Wouldn't say it improves accuarcy or performance, and I could honestly cut it in to quarters and make four mouse mats out of it with no fear of ever running off the edge. As a disclaimer though, I'm not a professional player by any stretch of the imagination, and it could be the case that I simply don't play at a high enough level to actually notice the difference.

    Having said that, I don't think badly of it at all. In fact, I'm planning to buy a Firefly next month because let's face it, you can never have enough lights.
  13. i love the goliathus, its fairly cheap, comes in a few sizes and surfaces (speed and control) and is really durable. i have the small large and extended and i love and use all 3
    comparing it side by side against a borderlands mat i got from lootcrate i can say hands down the goliathus is worth it, it feels extremely well built and the surface is perfect for the games i play (i use a controll)
  14. TyMcLean

    TyMcLean Active Member

    I've got a plain white Gamemat that I bought off Amazon for $10, and if you're willing to create your own design you could go that route, or just get a plain color. I use mine for my laptop/mouse and also when I play MTG, so it comes in hand a lot. Then it looks like whatever you want. You could also go with custom playmats, most are around the $30 mark though.
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