Razer have yet again very kindly supplied us with a review sample of the Razer Gigantus v2 3XL so we are able to bring you our review today.
Below we have a video showcase of the product and a snazzy timelapse video, showing off the ‘setting up’ – Gregs seemed to enjoy this portion of the review a little too much!
First up – let’s have a look at the packaging. The mat is supplied in an an attractive cuboid-shaped box with the usual green and black colouring and Razer branding. The mat is rolled neatly in the box which immediately indicates that this is a soft cloth mat:
There’s a neat teasing ‘peak-a-boo’ window that is useful to get a feel of the texture of the cloth without opening the box in a shop which is a nice touch:
Opening the box at one of the ends reveals the monster inside – this indeed did seem like un-boxing a yoga mat! This shot shows the styling (or lack thereof) that the mouse mat uses – I really love the no-nonsense, lack-of-RGB approach this time with a simple cloth weave, razer logo and all stuck onto a lime green foam backing (similar to the Razer Gigantus v1 in this regard):
Once removed and flopped on top of the box you can this thing is truly massive but quite understated (in a good way) in looks with just a neat little Razer logo in the corner:
Now getting this thing photographed was quite a challenge! A top-down shot was really hard to achieve and required the camera to be very high – look at the amount of space this thing consumes!
The profile shot was so vast that it took some editing to produce as there was no backdrop we could use to not get a look of the background table in the shot. One thing that no-one can deny is, as the name implies, that this thing is huge – we said this on our v1 review but this Razer Gigantus 3XL takes it to a whole other level. Measuring a colossal 1200 mm / 47.24 in width, 550 mm / 21.65 in depth and 4 mm / 0.15 thickness, this mouse mat will consume practically all of a gamer’s desk space. This mat is entering an almost different market – a gaming work surface for your entire PC – including monitor, keyboard etc.
This leads us nicely onto the next images – rather than doing an array of close-up and personal shots, I thought we would instead share some of our setup ideas. At RageQuitters HQ, we have a couple of gaming PCs in an existing setup using Razer Firefly and Corsair MM800 RGB mouse mats:
Firstly (although this would sound pointless to most), you could simply use your existing mat on top of the gaming surface as a giant wrist rest and additional traction for your keyboard etc.. You can see from this shot the sheer scale of the the mousemat – yup, that’s right, it’s practically big enough for two gamers to use concurrently!:
However, of course, it is recommended to use the pad in the purest sense on its own – which looks equally awesome in it’s own minimal way:
Oh go on then – let’s have a mandatory close-up shot. You can see that Razer have the thickness about right this time; 4mm is a great result for a mat so big. If you recall from our Razer Gigantus v1 review, we mentioned the edge was very thick (5mm depth) and the anti-fray rolled corners were great for durability but not so great for actual use. This mat seems to take the opposite approach – performance over durability:
Which brings us nicely to the the conclusive photo which, after 2 weeks daily usage, I can already see evidence of this where my right-wrist rubs over the edge of the pad. Hmmm…. :