Glorious PC Gaming Race Pro Gaming Mousepad G-HXL
This mouse mat is not for everyone. This mostly due to its size and maybe the price ($16.99 for the 5mm version, roughly 21 eur in EU). Its dimensions are 41cm x 46cm: roughly 2.5 to 3 times a normal mouse mat. Not everyone has space for that on their desk, nor would like such a big mouse mat. However, if you are in the market for a big(ger) size mouse mat which is durable, can easily be brought to lan-parties and competitions, then this one is for you.
- Model: G-HXL
- Low Friction: Smooth cloth surface for SPEED and CONTROL
- Anti-slip rubber base
- Optimized for various mouse sensors and sensitivities
- Machine Washable
- 1 year warranty from date of purchase
- Dimensions: 16x18in / 41x46cm
- Thickness: 2mm, 5mm
- Color: Black
- High-quality material
- Lots of mousing room
- Durable stitching
- Ergonomic support (for 5mm version)
- Could be too large for some
- Packaging style means you need a few days for it to get 'flat' on desk
- Only available in black: why can't we have colorful professional mouse mats?
Imagine you, as a (semi) pro gamer, having all the good components: an excellent gaming rig, great monitor setup, a cool chair, the best headset for comms with your team-mates, the whole lot.
So far, life has been good: you are enjoying your high-end setup quite a bit. However, it feels like something is missing. You’re not sure what it is, but you still cannot get that thought out of your head…
Along comes the Glorious PC Gaming Race Pro Gaming Mousepad G-HXL from Glorious PC Gaming Race. A gaming mousepad with a whopping 41x46cm in size, that will satisfy even the hungriest gamer’s appetite for mouse movement real estate.
Think about it: what things are lacking when you have no mouse pad, or just a cheap one?
- Edges of mouse mat will get worn soon
- Mouse mat will get dirty because of gaming sweat, food & drinks spilled
- Lack of mousing real estate (e.g. small mouse mat), especially with multi-monitor setup
- Lack of comfort: long mousing sessions mean RSI will hit you in the wrist soon
All the above points are addressed by the Glorious PC Gaming Race Pro Gaming Mousepad G-HXL gaming mouse mat.
Here we go with our review and personal impressions:
In the box
The mousepad comes rolled up in a box, together with a little FAQ document which addresses things like strong smell, how to clean it, how to get it to stay flat and needing a replacement. Useful tips for sure!
The mousepad doesn’t roll out that easily, like it is noted in the FAQ text above. After roughly 4 days, it’s still a bit curly: an issue that is easily solved though, if you need it to get flat quicker than that.
Heavy edge-stitching means all edges of the mousepad are very durable and can handle heavy use. The material in general is of high quality, which oozes professional level all around.
Just a little niggle: in the corner the Glorious PC gaming race logo is printed on the fabric, but part of the P of PC has already come off out of the box. No impact on function or form, and I’m sure because of the surface-type and small print it’s tough to make this stick well…but you’d expect it to be just fine out of the box. No biggie though!
It’s machine-washable. Which means you can give it to your mother if you feel it has become a bit sticky. Just throw it in with the other laundry and have it magically appear clean again afterwards.
The size is huge: I already had a reasonable-sized mousepad, with dimensions fit for 16:9 monitors. However, the Glorious PC Gaming Race Pro Gaming Mousepad G-HXL is nearly three times the size of a normal mousepad. This means you’ll have to give up some desk space, but you get a vast mouse real estate back for it.
Here it is next to a normal sized wireless keyboard (Trust Evo Silent):
And here with a regular mouse mat, which is actually already a bit larger than standard cheap giveaway mouse mats.
Even if you have a large two, three or even six-monitor setup, you’ll be fine. The Glorious PC Gaming Race Pro Gaming Mousepad G-HXL delivers lots and lots of mouse movement space. If you ever find yourself out of space with this mousepad, you really started at the wrong position.
Let’s talk comfort, since long gaming hours also mean you’d need proper ergonomics in place. Your chair, your desk, your keyboard and mouse: all should work together to not let you be in pain from the gaming action. In this case, ergonomics with the 5mm version (a 2mm version is available as well) are quite fine actually: proper support and dampening for your wrist helps when you’re busy with some intense gaming.
First up: this mouse mat is not for everyone. This mostly due to its size and maybe the price ($16.99 for the 5mm version, roughly 25 € in EU). Its dimensions are 41cm x 46cm: roughly 2.5 to 3 times a normal mouse mat. Not everyone has space for that on their desk, nor would like such a big mouse mat.
However, if you are in the market for a big(ger) size mouse mat which is durable, can easily be brought to lan-parties and competitions, then this one is for you. I was pleasantly surprised by its fabric quality, the machine-washable option and mousing room. For this, the price is reasonable: value for money in this case!
We decided then to award the Glorious PC Gaming Race Pro Gaming Mousepad G-HXL with our GOLD medal, it deserves it fully!
Thanks to Glorious PC Gaming Race for providing the sample.
You can find the product on Amazon.de: