• Surface Type: Cloth
  • Cable Length: 2.1m
  • Dimensions: 255 x 355 x 3mm
  • Weight: 230g
  • Pros:
  • Smooth and controlled surface
  • RGB
  • Cons:
  • Protective material around LED
  • Control box can get in the way

Speed And Precision

While gaming on a PC, there are a few things you will need. This includes a decent monitor, mouse, keyboard, or even a joystick controller. OK, so these are what’s necessary to actually play the game, but have you ever given some thought to other peripherals? Sure, you don’t have to have products like headphones or mousepads, but these products truly add a whole new level of experience, and once you gain that experience you’ll find it hard to go back.

Everyone should get a mousepad, regardless of how cheap, small or weird it may look, because it’s a great investment. It provides you with a level surface most of the time, unless you’re getting something really cheap. Not only that, a mousepad gives you a proper surface for your mouse to glide over and protect its feet so that it lasts longer. These days, there are so many mousepads you can choose from, like the Razer Goliathus Chroma.

The Goliathus itself is a great mousepad, one of our writers have owned and used both the Speed and Control versions of the Goliathus for years, and now we have the chance to try Razer’s latest Goliathus. The new Goliathus Chroma uses a balanced surface for a mix of control and speed, which works well with all the different mice we have in the test lab. The surface is great and there’s nothing we could ask for more. After a few days with it and getting used to the surface, we can say it’s one of our favourite.

The RGB is also quite good, as it encompasses the edges of the mousepad. It works best when use in tandem with Razer’s Synapse software. There’s also an inter-device control box that allows you to enjoy the RGB feature without Synapse. Howerver, we had some problems with the mousepad in terms of its design. The control box gets in the way of large swipes to the left when using low DPI settings, while the protective weave around the LED kind of scrapes your wrists, which becomes quite a bother unless you use your mice with your wrist lifted.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A mousepad with a great surface and RGB design, but may need a bit more thought put into its design.

(previously published in issue June 2018)