As a gamer I already own and regularly use both a Black Widow 2014 edition, Diamondback Chroma (I cried real tears when it was announced) and before this review I was rocking the Goliathus Speed edition cloth mouse mat. I’ll be honest, when my boss came to me and said “Razer have a new mouse mat out, it lights up.” I couldn’t help but grin. I assumed that it was be some sort of glow-in-the-dark Goliathus with a luminescent razer logo. Oh how wrong I was.
Having taken the mouse mat out of the box the first, very obvious thing I noticed was that is not cloth, but solid. This is fine, I’ve used solid mouse mats in the past with no problem, I just personally prefer cloth, but I was willing to give it a go. What I was not expecting was the wire attached to the back of the mat. We’ve finally got there folks, we’ve got to the point where even our mouse mats need to be plugged in via USB. Somebody call Tony Stark and ask if he’s working for Razer right now.
Joking aside, the cable is very long and durable meaning you can have your mouse mat pretty much wherever you like, whether you’re a lefty or righty. Once you plug the mouse mat in, it lights up in a swirly rainbow effect and actually looks pretty cool. You can select from a huge range of pre-selected colours or use a colour palette picker to get the perfect tone you want from the mat. I chose to keep with a standard solid orange like my Diamondback and I have to say the Firefly with a Chroma mouse on it looks damn fine. A full set of Chroma with the Firefly under your mouse giving a warm orange glow looks really sexy. If you’re the kind of person who just wants their desk to look good so you can take a picture and tweet it at your favourite streamer so they can berate you for not having a 144hz monitor, this mat is for you.