If you’re into gaming you most likely know who Razer is. Today they announced three new hard mats they are adding to their gaming product line: Destructor 2, Manticor, and Invicta. The Invicta is an aluminum base hard mat with two sides, one for speed and one for control. The Manticor possesses a similar aluminum unibody construction but also a wider base and one optimized tracking surface. Lastly the Destructor 2 has a textured finish offering up a balanced control and speed for mouse performance. Check out the full press release after the break!
INTRODUCING THE NEW RAZER SURFACES 2013/14 COLLECTION
World’s mouse technology leader launches four all-new mouse mats
HOLD for Release on Oct. 22, 2012
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Oct. 22, 2012 – Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today launched its new 2013/2014 lineup of mouse mats: the Razer Invicta, Razer Manticor, Razer Destructor 2 and Razer Megasoma 2. These mats were engineered with new construction methods to provide an unprecedented level of finish, and were treated with all-new performance-boosting sensor-reactive surface coatings, selected after extensive research into the most precise and responsive treatments and materials.
“Most gaming mouse mat companies today fill their boxes with marketing jargon and slap an image of a pro-gamer on the side of the package; however, designing a true gaming surface requires in-depth knowledge of mousing sensor technologies, extensive testing and validation by professional gamers,” said Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer. “For the first time ever, we are letting gamers in on the design process of a Razer gaming mouse mat, and sharing the inside track on how our industry leading user interface technology and experience allows us to design the very best gaming surfaces in the world.”
All Razer surfaces are optimized for optical, laser and dual-sensor mouse tracking performance, and they are put through rigorous qualitative processes, including mouse sensor lift-off, acceleration and precision tests. Robot arms move mice across the mats, monitoring the devices to ensure surface textures meet Razer’s strict requirements for precise glide and control.
Razer also offers an unfair gaming advantage by allowing users to optimally calibrate their Razer gaming mouse to mouse mat. Through Razer Synapse 2.0, a pioneering cloud-based software, the user’s gaming mouse will record the mat’s specific texture and details in order to enhance mouse responsiveness and in-game accuracy.
In conjunction with the launch of these four new mouse mats, Razer is also presenting a making-of video that delves into the design, technology and craftsmanship of the incredible Razer Invicta. Interested parties may watch the video athttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdaMfLoatGs or learn more about the science behind Razer surfaces atwww.razerzone.com/scienceofsurfaces.
Razer Invicta – Versatility of Choice
The Razer Invicta offers gamers a choice between ultra-fast mousing speed and meticulous control, all on one mat. Users are able to flip between a slick-smooth surface and a rough one to get the exact play style to match a game, whether it requires accurate headshots or twitch gameplay.
Razer Manticor – The Smoothest Glide Yet
The Razer Manticor is uniquely stamped and sandblasted out of a single sheet of aircraft-grade aluminum to offer the smoothest, most effortless glide under one’s gaming mouse.
Razer Destructor 2 – Maximum Precision and Feel
The Razer Destructor 2 builds on the success of its predecessor by delivering enhanced, ultra-precise mouse tracking with an all-new sensor-reactive surface coating. It offers optimal reflective quality for next-gen sensors, while its proprietary micro-textures provide a more comfortable mousing experience.
Razer Megasoma 2 – Soft Touch, Hard Control
The Razer Megasoma 2’s highly stable silicon surface is a revolution of engineering, bringing together the consistent precision of a hard mat, with the exquisite comfort of a soft one.
About the Razer Invicta:
Versatility of play style is important, especially in today’s ever-evolving, competitive gaming landscape. As such, the Razer Invicta builds on the innovation of its predecessor, the Razer Vespula, to offer users a choice between pinpoint control and neck-breaking speed all on one mat. Go from executing precise headshots to twitch gameplay and back by quickly flipping the mat from one side to the other.
Price: USD$59.99/ EU €59.99
Availability: Exclusively on Razerzone.com – pre-order now
- SPEED surface for fast mouse movements
- CONTROL surface for precise mouse movements
- Optimized surface coating for highly-responsive mouse tracking
- Robust aluminum baseplate
- Product dimensions: 255 mm/10.04 in. (w) x 355 mm /13.98 in. (l) x 4.5mm/0.18 in. (h)
For more information about the Razer Invicta, please visit www.razerzone.com/invicta.