Outside of putting RGB lighting into everything from keyboards, mice, mousepads and even RAM, Razer does have a very solid line up of products that keep coming out with more and more interesting iterations. Today I get a chance to have a play with two of those items: The Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse and the Goliathus Chroma mousepad. Are these things more than just pretty color changing accessories? Let’s take a look…

Name: Mamba Wireless Mouse
Manufacturer: Razer
Release Date: Out Now
MSRP: $259.95 AUD

So as usual with these types of review, let’s pretend that we speak technical specs and give you a bunch of fancy sounding numbers and words about the technology behind the Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse.

Tech Specs

  • 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor
  • Up to 210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • Adjustable Click Force Technology
  • Dual gaming grade wired/wireless technology
  • 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling / 1 ms response time*
  • On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
  • Chroma lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Inter-device color synchronization
  • Nine independently programmable buttons with tilt-click scroll wheel
  • Charging dock
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB charging cable
  • Approximate size: 128 mm / 5 in (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76 in (Width) x 42.5 mm / 1.67 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 125 g / 0.27 lbs
  • Battery life: Approximately 20 hrs (continuous gaming)**
*Tested in ideal environment
**Life expectancy of the battery depends upon its usage

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So what does all that technical stuff translate into for the normal person? Basically this is one of the better wireless base gaming mice on the market. The Mamba Wireless is your basic 5 button wheel mouse that is the staple for most gamers out there today, just without the usual long wire that connects the mouse to the computer. The result of which is a much smoother and wider movement base than most wired mouse since you don’t have to have a wire connected (except to charge the mouse, which takes about an hour or so). The Mamba is connected to a nice and simple 2.4ghz wireless dongle that is connected to your PC by a USB-Micro cable, which can be disconnected when you need to charge the mouse. This makes things nice and simple in both situations. The Wireless signal is nice and strong, with no interference from other low-end wifi signals…. Though that could be due to how close I have the wireless near the mouse. But when in corded mode for charging, nothing feels too different.

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The thing that makes the Mamba unique to other Razer mouse I’ve had over the years (Like the Deathadder series) is that it is slightly more compact than the usual mouse, but keeps all the fnacy settings in the Razer Synapse program, meaning less annoying buttons for switching from each DPI mode. I found that while the maximum output for the Mamba is around 16,000 DPI (Dots Per Inch), but it creates such a fast yet smooth response that I’m almost afraid to use it at full potential. I’ve currently got the Mamba on 4500 DPI, about 60% of the true power of the Mamba, and that’s fast enough for me. The added bonus of using Razer products together is that thanks to the Razer Synapse program, it works out the best settings between the Mamba and the Goliathus Chroma for optimum performance for my skill levels. Playing games like PUBG and Fortnight where speed is the name of the game are no longer an issue thanks to the software learning my movements and adjusting the hardware to be the best it can be. An amazing system.

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The Razer Mamba Wireless Mouse is one of the best mouse I’ve used in a long time. Having been very familiar with the Razer suite of products before, I know what they can do. While a lot of other models just feel the same with a few small adjustments to keep up to date with technology, the Mamba is the first time that I’ve really FELT the difference when using a mouse. Plus I’m also not a wireless mouse fan thanks to most of them requiring external batteries in order to keep them running, something that is lacking in the Mamba, makes this one mouse I think I’m going to be using for a long time to comes… Now only if I could get work to allow me to use this at the office.


Name: Goliathus Chroma Mousemat
Manufacturer: Razer
Release Date: Out Now
MSRP: $59.95 AUD

Again, time to sound fancy with using the technical specs from the website to confuse you with a bunch of numbers and words that mean things.

At a glance

  • Powered by Razer Chroma™
  • Balanced for speed and control playstyles
  • Optimized surface for all mice and sensors
  • Inter-device color synchronization

Tech Specs

  • Powered by Razer Chroma™ lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Micro-textured surface balanced for speed and control
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Non-slip rubber base
  • Cable catch (Goliathus Chroma only)
  • Approximate size: 255 mm / 10.05 in (Length) X 355 mm / 13.99 in (Width) X 3 mm / 0.12 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 230 g / 0.51 lbs
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft

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Now you’d think that reviewing a mousepad would be easy, but nope! Razer makes it harder by putting out something with features, and not only the RGB lighting that the brand is famous for. But let’s start with that. There is a nice LED lining to the Goliathus Chroma that glows all the usual colors, and if you want to make things random or change patterns or whatever, then you have access to the Razer Synapse program in which you can do that with. The next feature that gives the Goliathus a bit of an advantage over the usual piece of cloth is that cord catcher at the top of the unit. If you’re someone who likes to keep a nice and tidy set up, then you’re able to connect one cable (mainly the mouse cable) into this area and use it to keep things close together with the Goliathus’ cord so you can cable tie them together and be all nice and tidy.

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Outside of those two features, there isn’t much more to say about the Goliathus Chroma. The rest is the standard mousepad material with a rubber base so it doesn’t move under hand. The sizing is about the same as the standard mousepad, which when turned sideways and placed on top of my much larger desktop sized ROCCAT mousepad, fits perfectly as a raised mousepad area and gives me enough room to move around freely without hitting the edges, which is easy to do with a wireless mouse.

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Overall, both the Razer Mamba Wireless mouse and the Goliathus Chroma mousepad are good investments, more so the Mamba over the Goliathus. The Mamba Wireless is one of those accessories that actually delivers something different and actually was able to turn someone who always used a wired mouse to actually think about changing to a wireless mouse full time. As for the Goliathus, yeah it’s a fancy RGB lined mousepad and that’s it.

Review Disclosure Statement: Razer Mamaba Wireless Mouse & Goliathus Chroma Mousemat was provided to us by Double Jump on behalf of Razer for review purposes. For more information on how we review video games and other media/technology, please go review our Review Guideline/Scoring Policy for more info.

Quality mouse and mousepad for the RBG Generation

Summary

Mamba Wireless Mouse

A really nice and solid wireless mouse that is a touch overpowered for most mid-level gamers, but the twitch gamers who play games like Fortnight or PUBG will love the full power of the mouse. Works even better when set up properly with the Goliathus Chroma or other Razer mousepads.

Goliathus Chroma Mousemat

Razer brings out a RGB lined mousepad… and that’s it. There’s nothing too fancy about the mousepad unless you’re using other Razer products, but it’s other products that benefit, not the Goliathus itself.

Pros

Mamba Wireless Mouse

  • Solid connection via wireless
  • Good battery life
  • Fast recharge

Goliathus Chroma Mousemat

  • Strong material
  • Pretty RGB lighting
  • Doesn’t move on any solid surface

Cons

Mamba Wireless Mouse

  • When wired, it can become cumbersom
  • A bit overpowered for my personal taste

Goliathus Chroma Mousemat

  • It’s really just a fancy mousepad with lights.

About The Author

Karl Smart
Senior Editor / Reviewer

The main "Australian arm" of The Outerhaven. Karl primarily spends time playing and reviewing video games while taking time to occasionally review the latest movie or piece of gaming technology.