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Razer Mantis Speed/Control

Michael Larabel

Published on 20 February 2006
Written by Michael Larabel
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When optical mice came about, many thought these ball-less mice meant the end of the mouse pad era now that the they would perform on nearly any surface. However, even as optical and laser mice technology continue to progress the mousing surface remains an important aspect for most computer users -- especially gamers and enthusiasts. Over the years manufacturers have experimented with various materials to better optimize the mousing surface such as metal, plastics, glass, and numerous fabrics. Some enthusiasts have even modified Teflon cooking pots to use as their beloved gaming pad. Through this time we have also seen serious PC users go from using petite mouse pads to those that are considered over-sized. Some of the products to form this genre of oversized fabric surfaces have been the Xtrac Hybrid, Ripper XL, Steelpad QcK+, and Everglide Titan. However, the extremely talented engineers at Razer have flung into action and formed the successor to their eXactMat product -- the Mantis. Unlike the eXactMat that was dual-sided to allow one area to be dedicated for mouse control while the opposing side was meant for mouse speed, the Razer Mantis is sold in two versions. The Razer Mantis is designed specifically for gamers and uses a Fibertek cloth weave (licensed by Everglide) while measuring in at a massive 444mm by 355mm. Today at Phoronix we have our hands on both the Mantis Speed and Mantis Control products.

Features:

· Precision surface optimized for gaming
· Speed / Control surface for high / low sensitivity gamers
· Oversized 444mm x 355mm x 4.3mm design
· Fibertek cloth weave for superior performance
· Rubber base ensures grip on the smoothest surfaces

Contents:

Receiving the retail Razer Mantis units, both the control and speed mouse pads were encased inside of a cylindrical plastic container. On the outside of the container, both packages were near identical except for some minor changes in their coloring scheme. The speed mat is designed for high sensitivity gamers while the control mat is designed for the opposite needs; low sensitivity gaming. Both mats were rolled up in their respective containers. Unlike some fabric products we have seen in the past, we didn't experience any issues with the mats attempting to keep their rolled-up form after removing them from their cylindrical containers. No wrist rest or carrying case is included with the Razer Mantis.

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