Yesterday we took a closer look at the Razer Lachesis gaming mouse. Every good mouse needs a good mouse pad. So today we are going to check out Razer's newest mouse pad the Goliathus. This is Razer's first full soft mouse pad. The pad comes in both a Speed and Control version. Due to my preference's we are going to be reviewing the speed version today.
Review Sample Provided by: Razer
Review by: Wes Compton aka Garfi3ld
Pictures by: Wes Compton aka Garfi3ld
SpecificationsAdvanced Cloth Weave For Unbridled Speed And Effortless Control Pixel-Precise Targeting And Tracking Optimized For All Mouse Sensitivity Settings And Sensor Types Oversized 444mm X 355mm X 4.3mm Design / Standard 355mm X 254mm X 4mm Design / Space-efficient 270mm x 215mm x 4mm Design Rubber Base For A Secure Grip On Smooth Surfaces
The Goliathus came in a typical flat black Razer packaging. The front of the packaging even though small has a picture of the mouse pad along with the Razer logo, and the product name. You will also find a peep hole in the packaging that gives you a chance to feel the texture of the mouse pad. Just like on other Razer products you will find a few quotes from professional gamers talking about how the Goliathus helps their play.
In order to test out the mouse pad I dug out a few of our gaming mice. Specifically we used the Razer Lachesis, Razer Deathadder, Razer Copperhead, Silverstone Raven, and Logitech G5. Jumping into a few games of Left 4 Dead I found the mice glide smoothly. The pad feels soft and the mice all glided faster than a normal soft mouse pad. But, a hard mouse pad would give you a much quicker response. With a few Laser and optical mice we had no problems with tracking while playing our games. Because of the smoothness I also dug out an old ball mouse to make sure that the smoothness doesn't affect them. Even though the tracking of the ball mouse wasn't amazing, it wasn't caused by the mouse pad. Overall the mouse pad performed great for a soft mouse pad. Personally I still prefer my Razer Destructor because it's a hard mouse pad.
Razer has always produced good products for gamers; the Goliathus is another good example of that. Everyone has their own preferences, some people love cloth mouse pads. Because of this Razer set out to produce a better mouse pad. I think the Goliathus is an improvement over the standard run of the mill cloth mouse pad. It isn't as slick as hard mouse pads, but this is just a downside to cloth pads. I had no trouble with mouse tracking in all of my testing. At a price of 19.99 for the model we tested I'm not sure if it's a good deal or not. It is a lot cheaper than most hard mouse pads, but a lot more than the cloth mouse pads you pick up at your local retailer. The Medium sized pad that we tested was similar in size to the Destructor mouse pad that I considered to be perfect in size, but if you want something smaller or larger they do make a selection. If you are into cloth mouse pads or just want to collect everything Razer then pick one of these up. If you are looking for the slickest possible mouse pad, check out some of the hard mouse pads that we have reviewed in the past (and a few coming soon).