Any size, any design, any setup. The Razer Gigantus has you covered.
- Manufacturer: Razer
- Model: Gigantus V2
- Type: Gaming surface/Mouse mat
- Supplied by: Razer
The Gigantus V2 is Razer’s range of fabric mouse mats. I say mats because they come in four sizes, one of which completely surpasses the title of mouse mat… It’s more like a desk mat.
Customization and sizing
I have had the pleasure of using the XXXL Gigantus, which measures in at 1.2 metres in length and a half metre in height. Truly deserving of its name, the XXXL Gigantus almost completely covered my desk, comfortably encompassing my mouse, keyboard, Xbox and monitor.
If this is bigger than your desk, there are 3 smaller sizes that could be more suited to your individual needs. The XXXL is not as excessive as it seems, however. Having a completely covered desk is fairly enjoyable from an aesthetic viewpoint, Offering complete uniformity on top with a vibrant green edge.
What makes the Gigantus V2 even more appealing is that you can opt to create and design your own custom version. Unfortunately, the XXXL is not customisable but the other three sizes are and it’s a very easy and user-friendly process. If you do not fancy designing your own with the provided assets there are a whole host of pre-made designs from creators and even some of your favourite games like Overwatch.
Construction and design
The Gigantus has been made with a textured micro-weave cloth surface, that according to Razer has been optimized and fabricated to suit all sensors for pinpoint accuracy.
Though I could not possibly test every sensor on earth, I do have the luxury of having five different mice with different sensors, and as expected, all of them performed perfectly on the Gigantus.
The surface provides a really nice sleek material for your mouse feet to glide over with just the right amount of resistance and texture to make sure every movement is intentional. Compared to hard plastic surfaces I feel that the Gigantus cloth surface is far more accurate and purposeful. No accidental movements or false sensing.
The base of the Gigantus is constructed from high-density rubber. On the XXXL mat that I have been using it is 4mm thick, and gives the Gigantus V2 an extremely comfortable feel, not as rigid as plastic-based mats or as soft as cheaper mats. It will allow some compression, with just enough give so that if you lean your wrist or arm on it you won’t be getting too uncomfortable too quickly. It also serves to keep the Gigantus V2 completely still. The mat never moved while on my desk but given its enormous size and the sheer amount of equipment it holds on it, I can’t see it moving even if I tried to move it.
Design-wise, the Gigantus is completely black on top (unless customized) with a vibrant bright green edge. The branding is very minimal in the form of a small fabric wrap around tag in the top right emblazoned with the Razer text logo.
This is where my only preference comes to light in terms of mats. Like many other mats the Razer Gigantus V2 has a clean-cut edge. This looks aesthetically pleasing, but it can be uncomfortable when leant on and from past experience leads to frayed edges. I’d prefer the edges were embroidered over, providing a little more comfort and protecting from easily frayed edges.
To show how confident Razer are that you will love your Gigantus and it will last, they provide a 14-day risk-free return on the Gigantus V2, and a full year of warranty and support.This may be a little extreme for a mouse mat, but it proves that Razr have complete trust in their product and design.
The Razer Gigantus V2 is a wicked addition to your desk, It looks great, feels amazing and, depending on the size, can cover your whole desk making your space completely uniform and mouse friendly.
What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!