Monday, October 22nd 2012

Introducing The New Razer Surfaces 2013/14 Collection

Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today launched its new 2013/2014 lineup of mouse mats: the Razer Invicta, Razer Manticor, Razer Destructor 2 and Razer Megasoma 2. These mats were engineered with new construction methods to provide an unprecedented level of finish, and were treated with all-new performance-boosting sensor-reactive surface coatings, selected after extensive research into the most precise and responsive treatments and materials.

"Most gaming mouse mat companies today fill their boxes with marketing jargon and slap an image of a pro-gamer on the side of the package; however, designing a true gaming surface requires in-depth knowledge of mousing sensor technologies, extensive testing and validation by professional gamers," said Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer. "For the first time ever, we are letting gamers in on the design process of a Razer gaming mouse mat, and sharing the inside track on how our industry leading user interface technology and experience allows us to design the very best gaming surfaces in the world."

All Razer surfaces are optimized for optical, laser and dual-sensor mouse tracking performance, and they are put through rigorous qualitative processes, including mouse sensor lift-off, acceleration and precision tests. Robot arms move mice across the mats, monitoring the devices to ensure surface textures meet Razer's strict requirements for precise glide and control.

Razer also offers an unfair gaming advantage by allowing users to optimally calibrate their Razer gaming mouse to mouse mat. Through Razer Synapse 2.0, a pioneering cloud-based software, the user's gaming mouse will record the mat's specific texture and details in order to enhance mouse responsiveness and in-game accuracy.

In conjunction with the launch of these four new mouse mats, Razer is also presenting a making-of video that delves into the design, technology and craftsmanship of the incredible Razer Invicta. Interested parties may watch the video below or learn more about the science behind Razer surfaces here.



Razer Invicta – Versatility of Choice
The Razer Invicta offers gamers a choice between ultra-fast mousing speed and meticulous control, all on one mat. Users are able to flip between a slick-smooth surface and a rough one to get the exact play style to match a game, whether it requires accurate headshots or twitch gameplay.

Razer Manticor – The Smoothest Glide Yet
The Razer Manticor is uniquely stamped and sandblasted out of a single sheet of aircraft-grade aluminum to offer the smoothest, most effortless glide under one's gaming mouse.
Razer Destructor 2 – Maximum Precision and Feel
The Razer Destructor 2 builds on the success of its predecessor by delivering enhanced, ultra-precise mouse tracking with an all-new sensor-reactive surface coating. It offers optimal reflective quality for next-gen sensors, while its proprietary micro-textures provide a more comfortable mousing experience.
Razer Megasoma 2 – Soft Touch, Hard Control
The Razer Megasoma 2's highly stable silicon surface is a revolution of engineering, bringing together the consistent precision of a hard mat, with the exquisite comfort of a soft one.

About the Razer Invicta:
Versatility of play style is important, especially in today's ever-evolving, competitive gaming landscape. As such, the Razer Invicta builds on the innovation of its predecessor, the Razer Vespula, to offer users a choice between pinpoint control and neck-breaking speed all on one mat. Go from executing precise headshots to twitch gameplay and back by quickly flipping the mat from one side to the other.

Price: USD$59.99/ EU €59.99

Availability: Exclusively on Razerzone.com – pre-order now

Product features:
  • SPEED surface for fast mouse movements
  • CONTROL surface for precise mouse movements
  • Optimized surface coating for highly-responsive mouse tracking
  • Robust aluminum baseplate
  • Product dimensions: 255 mm/10.04 in. (w) x 355 mm /13.98 in. (l) x 4.5mm/0.18 in. (h)
For more information about the Razer Invicta, please visit this page.

About the Razer Manticor Gaming Mouse Mat:
Elevated to a new level of exceptional design and engineering, the Razer Manticor delivers an effortless glide under your gaming mouse. Uniquely stamped and sandblasted out of a single sheet of aircraft-grade aluminum, and specially treated with a sensor-reactive coating for absolute precision, hand and mouse will feel as if they are floating to victory.

Price: USD$49.99/ EU €49.99

Availability:
  • Razerzone.com – pre-order now
  • Worldwide – Q4 2012
Product features:
  • Ultra-smooth, sandblasted surface
  • Robust aluminum unibody
  • Thinner, wider profile
  • Non-slip rubber base
  • Product dimensions: 255 mm/10.04 in. (w) x 355 mm/13.98 in. (l) x 2.2 mm/0.09 in. (h)
For more information about the Razer Manticor, please visit this page.

About the Razer Destructor 2:
The original Razer Destructor established the standard for exceptional pro-gaming performance with its ultra-precise mouse tracking surface. Today, the Razer Destructor 2 was born to focus on sharpening that precision to a point. It comes with an all-new surface coating that responds instantaneously to the sensor as mouse glides over mat, ensuring a feeling of absolute control over your every movement in-game.

Price: USD$39.99/ EU €39.99

Availability:
  • Razerzone.com – pre-order now
  • Worldwide – Q4 2012
Product features:
  • Optimized surface coating for highly responsive tracking
  • Micro-textured finish for balanced gameplay
  • Non-slip rubber base
  • Product dimensions: 255 mm/10.04 in. (w) x 355 mm/13.98 in. (l) x 2.2 mm/0.09 in. (h)
For more information about the Razer Destructor 2, please visit this page.

About the Razer Megasoma 2:
The Razer Megasoma became a worldwide phenomenon as a revolutionary hybrid soft/hard mat that delivers the comfort and flexibility of the former, with the precision of the latter. The Razer Megasoma 2 returns with a complete overhaul of design and construction, improving surface stability for marked improvements in mouse control.

Price: USD$39.99/ EU €39.99

Availability: Exclusively on Razerzone.com – Q4 2012

Product features:
    Hybrid silicon soft/hard mat
    Specialized texture design for comfort and precision
    Durable anti-static, anti-fraying surface
    Non-slip rubber base
    Product dimensions: 230 mm/9.06 in. (w) x 350 mm/13.79 in. (l) x 2.3 mm/0.09 in. (h)
For more information about the Razer Megasoma 2, please visit this page.
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14 Comments on Introducing The New Razer Surfaces 2013/14 Collection

#2
lZKoce
What about a reboot of the Razer Kabuto? Those pads are huge for being portable. :)
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#4
Katanai
Nothing interesting here, except maybe the Manticor. I got a Razer aluminium pad and it's good.
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#5
aayman_farzand
"Most gaming mouse mat companies today fill their boxes with marketing jargon and slap an image of a pro-gamer on the side of the package"


...says the company that plastered their own logo all over a mouse pad.

That press release just doesn't match with what Razer has been doing and what they believe their competition has been doing.
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#7
semantics
by: St.Alia-Of-The-Knife
All these specialized mouse pads which sell for 20$+ are overhyped crap
Usually, but frankly i threw down 40 dollars for an icemat, glass mousepad back in the day and it's lasted me years upon years just a little water and it's clean/smooth again, also doesn't make horrible scratching sounds like an aluminum one does.
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#8
[H]@RD5TUFF
Just pre-ordered an Invicta! can't wait for this thing to show up it looks awesome!
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#9
Widjaja
I like to looks of them but then again, that's usually what I think of Razer products....besides that Star wars laptop.
But I also think that they don't last long and or are prone to faults sooner rather than later.
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#10
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Widjaja
I like to looks of them but then again, that's usually what I think of Razer products....besides that Star wars laptop.
But I also think that they don't last long and or are prone to faults sooner rather than later.
I had an orginal Razer Destructor mouse pad and it out lasted the mouse I used, so I have to disagree on the the not lasting long part.
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#11
Widjaja
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I had an orginal Razer Destructor mouse pad and it out lasted the mouse I used, so I have to disagree on the the not lasting long part.
Fair enough, mouse pads usually have less component failure than most other computer peripherals :p

My experience is based from the Razer ONZA and friends who have owned other Razer products.

Although my Borther's Diamondback is still going strong.
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#12
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Widjaja
Fair enough, mouse pads usually have less component failure than most other computer peripherals :p

My experience is based from the Razer ONZA and friends who have owned other Razer products.

Although my Borther's Diamondback is still going strong.
I had a deathadder the orginal blue light one, and it still works fine, my brother uses it.
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#13
SIGSEGV
does using this awesome mouse pad could really help to improve kill/death ratio? or maybe it could really help us to reach beyond godlike in a flash? :confused:
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#14
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: SIGSEGV
does using this awesome mouse pad could really help to improve kill/death ratio? or maybe we could reach beyond godlike in a flash? :confused:
I think mouse pads make a serious difference, IMO the more comfortable you can make yourself the more relaxed you can be, and relaxed muscles are always faster than tensed up muscles. :D
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