Desk sized mousepads. A marvel of an accessory to behold. An achievement in computer decoration. A clue to the unknowing that everything else about your computer is awesome. Bask in the glory as anyone points out how badass and how stupid you look using one of these things…
We introduce the Corsair Gaming MM300 Extended Edition, the largest size in a family of premium gaming mouse pads meant to give gamers and PC enthusiasts the durability and reliability they want from a name in the industry they can trust.
The Corsair Gaming MM300 mouse mat comes in three sizes, the Extended Edition size particularly being the focus of this review. Corsair believes it has a winning formula here as the MM300 family of mouse pads have stitched edges to resist fray, a rubber base to prevent slipping, and a woven fabric surface for accurate mouse tracking.
The Small Edition measures 265 x 210 x 3mm / 10.4 x 8.2 x 0.1 inches and the Medium Edition measures 360 x 300 x 3mm / 14.1 x 11.8 x 0.1 inches. Those two sizes of the mouse pad are intended as surfaces for mice. The enormous Extended Edition measures 930 x 300 x 3mm / 36.6 x 11.8 x 0.1 inches and has more than enough area to accommodate a mouse, a keyboard, and quite a bit more.
Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Mouse Mat Extended Edition Features:
Corsair Gaming MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Mouse Mat Extended Edition Specifications:
The hefty MM300 Extended Edition is rolled up inside a box with a small hole on front to let store shoppers sample the cloth surface. Packaged with the mouse pad is a general warranty guide and separate warranty information card meant for those in Australia.
The MM300 as a whole is rather busy for a mousepad though the artwork on the cloth surface is quite subdued. What one makes of it is up for interpretation, but the use of the gray colors and tones emphasize the presence of the mouse and the keyboard placed on top.
Rubbing our hand across the cloth surface we found it flat and quite slick while the foam layer cushioned our resting wrists. It also makes for a nice card mat. During live video game testing using the MM300, we experienced no tracking errors.
The MM300 mousepads have stitched edges for durability. The more typical cloth gaming mousepad can over time or under rigourous conditions see the cloth surface fray along an edge and then start to separate from the layers beneath.
Wrapping things up, the Corsair Gaming MM300 is nice. It’s comfortable, tracks well, looks good, and particularly with the Extended Edition, makes the mouse and keyboard on top look good. Furthermore, the Extended Edition is nicely priced at $29.99 shipped from Amazon whereas the $11.99 Small Edition and the $19.99 Medium Edition hold a premium for each of their size classes. Those who would prefer not to have the stitched edges do have the option of the MM200 Extended Edition for the same price as the MM300 Extended Edition.
Legit Bottom Line: The Corsair Gaming MM300 mouse mats are truly functional no-nonsense gaming surfaces with a premium. The Extended Edition however, actually holds good value for a huge surface for big clicks.