Razer has launched its first-ever glass mouse mat for avid gamers. Billed as a mat that delivers “pure polished precision,” the Razer Atlas (opens in new tab) gives a micro-etched tempered glass floor with CNC-milled rounded edges, a non-slip rubber base, and fast wipe-down cleansing. This $99 / €119 glass mouse mat isn’t merely an upcycled glass chopping board.
Glass has been an integral a part of our each day lives for hundreds of years. Nonetheless, on the earth of pc peripherals, the place ergonomic issues meant everybody within the noughties had a gel wrist relaxation, it is perhaps a tougher promote. As well as, there was a particular development towards arduous ‘quick’ mousing surfaces for eSports execs lately, however does glass go too far?
Razer highlights that its glass mouse mat enhances a number of gaming efficiency metrics. For correct monitoring, the Razer Atlas includes a black or white floor that has been micro-etched with 2μm texturing for seamless optical sensor suggestions. For pace and responsiveness, the ultra-smooth matt floor facilitates “fast swipes and constant glides,” says Razer. If you happen to have a tendency to wear down your mouse mats, one other touted advantage of this tempered glass design is its impeccable sturdiness – and it needs to be simple to wash after a smudgy, sweaty Cheetos-fueled gaming session.
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Making this step away from conventional mouse mats, Razer appears to haven’t but discovered a technique to combine its signature Chroma RGB into the Atlas. Or maybe it is going to launch the RGB model as soon as the joy about this primary Atlas mannequin has diminished.
Razer contains some curious warnings on its Atlas product pages. After all, glass might be harmful, notably in comparison with the material and foam of a typical mouse mat. Nevertheless, can we should be cautioned to not use the Atlas to start out fires, as a lens for watching eclipses or photo voltaic flares, or to not hit others over the top with it?
Razer is asking $99 / €119 for this 450 x 400 x 5 mm (17.72 x 15.75 x 0.19-inch) glass slab. Maybe this worth will likely be acceptable to some, however others is perhaps tempted to bask in some DIY Perks type antics, like upcycling a glass chopping board (opens in new tab) or sandblasting a portion of a glass desk high (opens in new tab) for the same consequence.