And we’re not regretting it one bit, hehe!
A few months ago Razer announced the Razer Firefly, a gamer mousepad with LED RGB lighting. It was met with a lot of hate comments since it was priced pretty steep. Here in the Philippines the Razer Firefly finally hit the shelves of various stores last week with a price tag ranging from Php2,800-Php3,000. Seeing as we’ve already bought the Razer Black Widow Ultimate Chroma and the Razer Deathadder Chroma, we decided to get the Razer Firefly just to complete our desktop set-up at the Unbox HQ.
So what are our thoughts about it after using it for around three days?
It’s a really good mousepad especially if you’re a gamer. The lining underneath it keeps it in place even if you make sudden swipes. The top part has a smooth and sensitive finish that lets the mouse glide effortlessly across it. However there are also a lot of good mousepads that cost much less that can deliver almost the same results.
The RGB LED light up effect is ridiculously epic. You can even customize the light effects via Razer Synapse, a control panel-type PC app that you can download from the Razer website. You can also synchronize it to have the same color effects and transitions as your other Razer Chroma gear.
The thing we hate about this is the additional cable that you have to manage. Obviously this will need power so it has a braided USB cable that you need to plug somewhere. If you’re already having issues managing all the cables on your desktop, it might be better to invest in something a little more low tech.
Is it worth Php2,800-Php3,000? To those who are scrimping and want maximum bang for their buck the answer is a big NO. However, if you treat your desktop set-up as some sort of self expression and you want to decorate the hell out of it, then this might be for you. It is probably the best looking gaming mousepad out there. It won’t take your gaming to the next level but it will definitely make your set-up look more epic.
The Razer Firefly is available in select gadget stores in malls. The Razer Flagship store in SM North Edsa has no stocks and they have the priciest offer (Php3,000). If you’re already in SM North Edsa Annex you might want to go one level higher and check out the different PC stores there. The ones with Razer logos displayed on their windows still had around 3-4 units left and they were selling them from Php2,800-Php2,900.
If you want to see the Razer Firefly in video, you can watch the video of Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan giving us a tour of the Razer store. Jump to 2:36.