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Corsair Raptor M45 Optical Gaming Mouse Review (Page 6)

By Chad Sebring from May 1, 2014 @ 17:05 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Corsair

MM400 High-Speed Gaming Mouse Mat

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The mat Corsair sent along with the M45 was the MM400, the smallest of five sizes available in this series of mats. It comes in a cardboard envelope of sorts and offers a view of the mat along with two images of features and a removed section to the right to feel the pad surface. On the left, it says that this is a semi-rough texture on hard plastic, with an optimized surface, and is only 2mm thick.

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The back covers most of the same material, but this time in more detail as well as additional language support at the bottom. Across the midsection of the back are three images. The first covers the low-friction, rigid polymer surface that reduces drag and keeps tracking in check. The second covers the coating that keeps things constant. The third covers the rubber non-slip underside of this mat.

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Along with the mat inside of the envelope, there is also a bit of paperwork included as well. There is the basic warranty guide discussing the one-year warranty terms, but there is also an insert for Australian users specifically, where the warranty differs.

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The MM400 is 310mm wide and 235mm from front to back, and is black as night. This is a rigid, hard mat, and there is a subtle roughness to the surface. Just to let you know whose mat is under your mouse, Corsair places a small white logo and name at the bottom right corner of the mat.

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Getting much closer to the logo, we can see the texture much better. It is a random pattern of ridges and valleys that afford really great accuracy throughout the gamut of DPI setting the M45 is capable of.

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The hard plastic top is one millimeter thick, and that is glued to this one millimeter thick rubber backer. They use a micro-pattern of alternating rectangles to make thousands of tiny grip points to keep the MM400 locked in place on the desk.

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As we always do, we grabbed the accompanying mouse, in this case it is the Raptor M45, and placed it on the mat for a perspective of the amount of room you are given. Surprisingly, it wasn't until near 1200 DPI that the space of the MM400 was too small for me to get across the screen without lifting the M45.

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