The 8 Best Gaming Desk Mats

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in October of 2019. The oversized big brother of a traditional mouse pad is a trending purchase for both competitive and casual gamers. Covering a substantial portion of your desk with a sprawling mat is a great way to top off your battle station. To help you choose the right mega-mouse pad, we’ve listed some of the best gaming desk mats according to price, style, customization, and material. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. SteelSeries QcK Heavy

2. Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma

3. Corsair MM300

Editor's Notes

April 07, 2021:

We haven't changed any of the rankings for PC desk mats this round, which isn't terribly surprising because they're generally simple, and also because we're extremely confident in the build quality and consistency of our extant recommendations. The SteelSeries QcK Heavy is yet another high-quality option from the well-known manufacturer, and the Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma remains one of the most dependable RGB mats on the market.

We also still recommend a number of different options for those with more discreet tastes, such as the Subzero TYKA Extended Mammoth, which sports a high-quality seam among other features. If you'd like to add just a little mild decoration to your space, the Corsair MM300 and Redragon P018 are both work a looks. On the other hand, if you want something bold, check out the CMhoo XXL line, which comes in a wide range of designs, one of which should fit with nearly any style of decor.

January 25, 2020:

When it comes to gaming desk mats, there’s no clear-cut winner. The best one for you depends on personal preference and the type of gaming setup you’re utilizing. For example, the Subzero TYKA Extended Mammoth is well suited for a modern and minimalistic environment, while the Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma fits best when alongside RGB gaming devices. It wouldn’t make much sense to put a desk mat boasting a vibrant splash of colors in a monochrome room.

Gaming performance is also something to consider. Ensuring your desk mat is large enough to support all your equipment is crucial. The material your mouse moves across needs to have a balance between smooth and tactile in order to ensure accuracy in precision-based games. There’s nothing worse than jumping into an intense multiplayer match and having to fiddle with your mouse because it’s not moving seamlessly.

4. Subzero TYKA Extended Mammoth

5. Pecham 3mm Extended

6. CMhoo XXL

7. Redragon P018

8. Perixx DX-1000XXL

Christopher Thomas
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Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.

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