Razer Goliathus Chroma Review – I’ve been using the original Razer Goliathus for a few years on my daily gaming sessions.
I like the size overall and more importantly, that it has helped me when I need to track my gaming mouse sensor accurately to frag a kill.
But of course, if you have invested heavily into Razer gaming peripherals, especially ones that support Razer Chroma lighting like the BlackWidow Chroma V2, Basilisk, or the wireless Lancehead, the mouse mat falls a bit short (of the lighting goodness) – at least until Razer Firefly came a long.
Razer Goliathus, according to Razer, is the best selling soft gaming mouse mat and it’s certainly understandable why Razer wants to release the Razer Goliathus Chroma edition. To those who want to complete their Razer Chroma set and been in love with their Goliathus mat, this is definitely an upgrade and a keeper!
The LEDs surrounding the Goliathus Chroma don’t feel like cheap LEDs being glued onto the mat, they look and feel seamlessly part of the mat itself. They also don’t make the mat feel heavy or bulky.
The Goliathus Chroma supports Razer Chroma’s full spectrum of 16.8 million colour, which can be changed via Razer Synapse. Plus, it supports Advanced Chroma effects too so if you are playing a game that supports the Chroma directly like Blizzard Overwatch, the lights will sync nicely to the gameplay (such as turning Blue when you pick Ana, and so on).
Obviously you may not be able to enjoy this eye-watering lights when your eyes are fixated upon the monitor, but the lights look really good on the desk especially as you enter the room.
But most importantly, it has great tracking responsiveness and for the past couple of weeks or so, I’ve been playing both casually and competitively on the Razer Goliathus Chroma mouse mat. Zero complaints so far.
Mouse tracking never feels off even during intense moments of Overwatch Competitive and the texture of the mouse mat feels just nice. It’s actually a micro-textured cloth surface for a balanced speed and control so it does not feel as slippery as a Speed mouse mat surface, but not as rough as a Control mouse mat surface. In my opinion, it feels more towards the Speed type mouse mat type. It also has an anti-slipped material below the mouse mat so it’d stick on the desk just nice.
Razer has tweaked the design from the Firefly which has that “bump” in the middle of the mouse mat, causing grumpiness to corded mouse users. The Razer Goliathus Chroma now has that on the side instead and also comes with a little cable management.
Razer Goliathus Chroma Review Conclusion
Razer Goliathus Chroma is a gaming mouse mat offering accurate mouse gliding and tracking, without being too slippery or rough. I find it quite balanced and at the right size on the desk (coming from the old Goliathus Control Edition mouse mat).
The Chroma support is definitely the biggest selling point here and you’ll have to pay more just for it. The Goliathus Chroma is sold at AU$59.95, compared to the traditional Goliathus at AU$24.95. Combined with the other Razer Chroma supported gaming peripherals, you can get a complete set on the desk – though you need an extra USB slot to plug the Goliathus Chroma in.
For Razer fans with Chroma-supported gaming peripherals already on the desk, Goliathus Chroma is a must have to complete the collection.
Disclosure: Review sample was supplied for reviewing but all opinions are mine and not paid