Razer's Firefly Brings Chroma To The Mouse Mat

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As cool as it looks, I've found black to be a terrible color for a mouse pad. The optical tracking on mice relies on light reflected off the surface the mouse is sitting on. If the surface is black, less light is reflected, and the tracking is less accurate.
 

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a lighted rainbow parade statement if ever i saw one. with out saying that i see absolutely no point to this. it's about as intelligent as doing the same thing to every piece of glass used for windows or doors.
 

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then why most pad black ?
if black less accurate, i believe it been a long time ago when someone claim to make the best accurate surface with specific color
 
As cool as it looks, I've found black to be a terrible color for a mouse pad. The optical tracking on mice relies on light reflected off the surface the mouse is sitting on. If the surface is black, less light is reflected, and the tracking is less accurate.
The issue of reading on black depends on the sensor type you have. All my mice read on black but mice that read optical light and not laser light have issues on a sky blue and white cloud pad. This issue is very subjective to the mouse itself and the type of sensor it uses.

I myself when I saw this I asked myself why and it just takes up another USB port. Now If I was to build a system and turn the whole room into either a CPU room or a man/she cave then I could see the use to help tie things in but I honestly believe this is more of a nitch/gimmick thing for those that bought any razor devise that has Chroma.

EDIT: to add a little humor to this, The picture that Tom's is showing for this thing makes me think... Razer Firefly-swatter. Hows that for a mental picture?
 

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EDIT: to add a little humor to this, The picture that Tom's is showing for this thing makes me think... Razer Firefly-swatter. Hows that for a mental picture?
I feel like someone would buy that if it was a real thing.
 
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