Friday, May 16th 2008

Razer Launches Premium-Grade Goliathus Soft Mat

Razer, the world's leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle electronics peripherals, today launched the Razer Goliathus, a premium grade soft mat in two versions with three sizes co-developed with global professional gaming teams.

Razer Goliathus - US: $14.99, 19.99 & 24.99; Europe: €12.99, 17.99 & 19.99

Speed Edition: Advanced cloth weave for maximum speed and effortless control
Control Edition: Heavily textured weave for maximum mouse control

Pixel-precise targeting and tracking
Optimized for all mouse sensitivity settings and sensor types
Rubber base for a secure grip on smooth surfaces
Dimensions: Goliathus Ω Speed / Control 270mm x 215mm x 4mm
Goliathus Speed / Control 355mm x 254mm x 4mm
Goliathus α Speed / Control 444 x 355 x 4.3mm

AVAILABILTY: May 2008 - Worldwide

About the Razer Goliathus Speed Edition
Recognizing that every gamer has a different gaming style with different profiles, the highly adaptable Razer Goliathus Speed Edition successfully melds the full-scale speed, acceleration and razor-sharp responsiveness of hard mats with the precise control and comfort offered by uncoated soft pads. The Razer Goliathus Speed Edition features an improved iteration of Razer's proven woven fiber technology, and is available in three sizes.

About the Razer Goliathus Control Edition
The Razer Goliathus Control Edition enhances the precision and tactile response of gaming-grade mice without introducing excessive drag and premature surface degradation. Also available in three sizes, the tournament-tuned textured weave in the Razer Goliathus Control Edition enables all mice to register even small movements, providing unprecedented targeting and tracking accuracy while maintaining a controlled, consistent glide.

The Razer Goliathus - co-development with pro-gaming teams and their endorsement:
Field-validated by world championship professional gamers and teams specializing in different gaming genres, the Razer Goliathus is a legacy written with the footprints of gamers from Amazing Gaming (Ukraine), Fnatic (Sweden), Lunatic-Hai (Korea), Team Dignitas (UK), Team EG (Canada) and Team World Elite (China) and with Razer's lab scientists.

"The Goliathus Control Edition is my choice for two simple reasons. It has an ultra-responsive textured surface for unsurpassed mouse control, and is built to withstand the brutal frictional wear of professional eSports use. No other cloth mat compares," declared Xiaofeng "Sky" Li, Team World Elite's Warcraft 3 player. WE.Sky is China's top professional gamer and arguably the best Human player in the world. Inducted into the WCG Hall of Fame for becoming the first back to back Warcraft III champion in history (with his gold medals in 2005 and 2006) and coming in 2nd in 2007, Sky has accomplished everything a Warcraft 3 player could ever wish for. He dominated the first two PGL seasons, and has earned notable victories in events such ACON 5 and the International E-Sports Festival. In 2006, he was lauded as the best Warcraft 3 player by the world's leading eSports media.

"With the improved smoothness of the Razer Goliathus Speed Edition, I am able to consistently hit those crucial shots that determine whether I win or lose," said Jason "stryfe" Dourlaris, Team EG's Unreal Tournament player. Boasting an accomplished history with the Unreal Tournament (UT) franchise and a 1st runner-up placing in the Rise to Glory tournament held at the tail-end of 2007, Jason "stryfe" Dourlaris has emerged as one of the biggest names in the UT3 community. He currently captains Team EG's UT3 side, and is poised to take them to the leading position once the game gains traction in the competitive circuit.

Quote from Razer's president:
"The Razer Goliathus was developed after much field-study with our scientists and professional gamers. The Razer Goliathus is suited for all mouse types, sensitivity setups and playing styles, and is engineered for any professional gamer," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president of Razer." Source: Razer
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8 Comments on Razer Launches Premium-Grade Goliathus Soft Mat

wow...its dead cheap in the us
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the name sounds crap when you say it..
why not just Goliath? or are they reserving all the nicer names for their actual tech? :rolleyes:
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At that price, I gotta have one.
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Excellent pricing, may have to get one these puppies!:D
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looks like i found my next cheap replacement for my Razer Mantis Speed mousepad =D
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I could use smallest speed version for replacement to my Ulti-mat Breathe, although this is twice the price and doubt it's twice as good :p But not a bad price and it's most likely better.
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Wile E
Power User
Nice looking mats, but I'll stick with my $1 generic mat. Never caused me any problems.
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I've tried lots of pads and I have found it best to use none. My desktop is a melamine coated chipboard (called laminex in Aust.) and it seems really good. Am I on to a good deal or have I just been trying bad pads?
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