Setup and Razer Synapse
After moving everything around on the desk to make space, the first thing that strikes you is that the Razer Gigantus v2 3XL an insanely large ‘mat’ – really this is now into ‘gaming surface’ territory for your entire desk. It definitely lives up to its namesake – just look how tiny that Razer Blackwidow X and Diamondback looks to give some scale!:
If you are familiar with Razer products, you will know that they utilise Razer Synapse as their software suite for its driver and configuration tool. However, you may or may not know many Razer Synapse enabled mice also feature surface calibration which is a excellent feature to get the very most out of your mouse. After updating Razer Synapse, I went into the software to check for a pre-calibrated profile for the mouse mat. Unfortunately I was disappointed to find there was no pre-configured mat in the software for this particular pad – not a massive surprise as I’m still using Razer Synapse v2 for my Diamondback which isn’t updated anymore.
Even on Razer Synapse v3 there was there was no profile for the new mouse mat yet:
All is not lost, however, as we can setup a customised calibration for the pad, but it would have been nice to have seen this available ‘out of the box’ so to speak
Let’s move on to the important part of the review; how the mat actually performs…