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Razer Gigantus v2 3XL Mousemat Review | RageQuitters.co.uk

Product Showcase

 

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:

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Front

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Front

 

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Rear

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Rear

 

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Top

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Top

 

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:

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Side-Panel

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Side-Panel

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):

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-End

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-End

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:

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Roll-on-box

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Box-Roll-on-box

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!

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Top-Down

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Top-Down

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.

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Full-Size

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Full-Size

 

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:

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Side-Before-Others

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Side-Before-Others

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Top-Before-Others

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Top-Before-Others

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!:

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Side-After-Others

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Side-After-Others

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Top-After-Others

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Top-After-Others

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:

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Side-After-Alone

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Side-After-Alone

 

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Top-After-Alone

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-Top-After-Alone

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:

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-After-Closeup-1

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Desk-Layout-After-Closeup-1

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…. :

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Fraying

Razer-Gigantus-v2-Fraying

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