Razer, the business that developed the RGB-infused “video gaming” beverage rollercoaster, is no complete stranger to flamboyant styles. And it’s no complete stranger to charging a lot more for those styles than practically anybody else can get away with. Here we are: While glass mousepads have actually been a thing for a couple of years for those PC users who need aesthetic appeal over performance, Razer’s making one now. It’s called the Atlas, and it’s a hundred freakin’ dollars.
Compared to a few of the other overblown items in Razer’s brochure, like a soundbar that will scan for your head position or a headset with interchangeable animal ears, it’s remarkably tame. The Atlas is a 450- by-400 millimeter (1772 x 15.75 inches) pane of tempered glass, set onto a rubber base that provides it a gunmetal appearance. It’s super-smooth and difficult– duh, it’s glass!– however a somewhat frosted engraving pattern implies it works excellent for optical mice. Rather than routine transparent glass, which, you understand, does not.
No Chroma lighting, no cordless mouse charging. It’s simply a sheet of glass and some rubber with a Razer logo design engraved into it. The business kindly demands that you do not utilize the Atlas to begin fires like a magnifying glass, or utilize it as an enormous sunshade, or smash somebody’s skull with it. (No actually, all 3 of those things are contra-indicated on Razer’s spec page for the Atlas!) The reality that the business particularly informs you not to utilize the mousepad as a blunt weapon shows that they’re positive the tempered glass will last a while.
Even so, a hundred dollars is quite ludicrous. Comparable unbranded styles will run you about twenty dollars on Amazon, as will a glass cutting board of roughly the exact same size. I suggest purchasing the latter and gluing a routine mousepad fabric to the bottom– a minimum of then you can likewise utilize it to slice up veggies.