One of the biggest features in today's peripheral market is the addition of RGB backlighting. Razer already implemented its version, called Chroma, in a few of its peripherals such as the BlackWidow keyboard, the DeathAdder mouse and Kraken headset. It's adding one more device to the Chroma family, and it's not a product that you would expect to have the feature. It's called the Razer Firefly, a Chroma-enabled mouse mat.
Unfortunately, the mat itself doesn't light up; rather the left, right and bottom borders of the mat have Chroma lighting. Just like the BlackWidow keyboard, the Firefly also features wave, spectrum and reactive lighting patterns. Through Razer's Synapse software, users can also sync the Firefly to match colors and patterns with other Chroma products.
The Firefly is powered by a seven-foot USB cable, and it offers 13.98 x 10.04 inches (LxW) of real estate for your mouse. Even with the lighting feature, it still manages to weigh less than a pound. The Chroma lighting means that the mat itself is a bit elevated from the surface, so Razer also added a rubber base beneath it so that it doesn't slip and slide on a desk.
Most mouse mats might be a little more expensive than a traditional mouse pad, but because of the Chroma lighting, customers are going to need to fork over $59.99 if they want to try out this unique product when it comes out in June.
Razer seems to be thinking ahead of the curve with the Firefly. Other companies only have RGB lighting on keyboards, but Razer is going ahead and figuring out how to put it on most of their products. It should be interesting to see who picks up the Firefly, but for those who want to add even more color to their gaming PC setup, the Firefly is yet another way to do so.