Release Date: 11/11/2016
Mousepads are usually something most people don’t think about including PC gamers. Sure there are some nice high-end hard or soft mousepads designed for gaming, but electronic mousepads are a recent thing. With Qi wireless charging pads becoming the new thing, RGB mousepads have picked up in popularity and there are a few models out there. I had the Razer Firefly and it died on me in a week so I was hesitant to buy another RGB mousepad, so I switched brands this time around.
Corsair is known for solid gaming accessories and the MM800 is no exception. It’s a fairly large mousepad and takes up quite a bit of room, but it looks fantastic. The surface has a rough material so your mouse can glide without being too slippery and it’s ultra-thin for being electronic. At the top of the mousepad is a small box with a USB 3.0 pass-through and a power cable. Around the sides and front is a thin RGB strip and the colors are bright, vivid, and gorgeous.
Of course, you will need to install Corsair’s iQue software which I was skeptical about, but it’s actually quite nice and well designed and doesn’t bog down my PC. Customizing the colors is fairly easy, but there’s no option to turn off the lights when the monitors go to sleep like with Razer products which were quite annoying.
After using the pad for several hours I really loved it and the RGB lights aren’t distracting and look fantastic with my RBG setup. For the price, it’s not bad, but some people can buy the same pad without the lights for half the price, so unless you want RGB lights or are working on an RGB setup don’t bother.