It is not day by day a PC gaming {hardware} firm has to inform us to not use its merchandise for hurting folks or committing arson. Nonetheless, right here we’re right this moment: Razer simply introduced its first-ever glass gaming mouse pad designed to present the smoothest mouse glides with zero resistance, and it comes with simply that sort of warning. 

The Razer Atlas is a tempered glass gaming mouse mat. It is a fairly sizable pad at 17.72″ x 15.75″ with a 5mm thickness. There isn’t any RGB, shockingly, nevertheless it’s received a pleasant premium feel and look to it.

A tough mouse floor like glass is often good for PC players whose playstyle leans towards fast actions for twitch shooters as a result of there’s much less resistance than material and even exhausting plastics. Because it’s glass, the floor will at all times stay persistently easy (assuming it is clear), whereas material or plastic mats can put on and tear over time. 

I actually like glass gaming mouse pads although my subject is that they at all times are usually a bit loud whenever you frantically begin swiping away. Razer claims that the Atlas is “specifically handled to permit for mouse swipes which are quieter mouse actions than common glass mats,” which we are going to look out for after we get one in for testing. 

Glass mouse pads are likely to smudge fairly simply, so you need to guarantee you might have a microfiber material able to take away any gamer funk collected throughout playtime. Additionally they do not come low-cost, with the Razer Atlas costing round $99. 

As I discussed earlier, the Razer Atlas additionally comes with weird warning warnings on how not to apply it to its product web page. I am pretty sure it is a joke, however what if it is not?

Razer Atlas Warnings

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In line with Razer’s illustration, you should not use the glass gaming mat for beginning fires as if it have been magnifying glass aimed on the solar. Second, the Razer Atlas should not be used to dam the solar’s harsh ultraviolet rays, which I am assuming is to maintain from setting your self on hearth. Lastly, and maybe most necessary, Razer would really like you to not clobber anybody over the top with the Atlas glass gaming mat.

Contemplating how thick and exhausting tempered glass is, you might significantly harm somebody’s noggin.

The Razer Atlas is out there now in black for $99, although it’s also possible to preorder the mouse pad in white, which ships subsequent week on March 24, for non-head-bashing and non-fire-setting functions. However truthfully, who’s going to cease you? I am not your dad.