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Corsair Raptor M45 Optical Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: May 1, 2014 10:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Corsair





After installing and opening the Corsair software, we are given the assign buttons tab to start off with. Profiles can be chosen at the top after they are added in another screen, but below that is the image of the M45 that will allow you to pick the buttons to be programmed. Across the top of the right side is the Macro Record button and a switch for the LEDs.




Manage Performance is where you go to set the DPI for each of the three levels and for the Sniper button, which you have to add to a key as one is not there by default. The DPI can be changed with the slider or by typing in the box in 50 DPI increments and then pressing enter to save it. You can also split the X and Y DPI settings as well as being able to run or not run the mouse with angle snapping. Off in the right window, there are four settings for the Report Rate. One millisecond is the fastest and recommended to be used here so that there is not one missed click in the heat of battle.




At the bottom of the last image was a small box for the Lift Off Distance settings. This is where we had issues before, and I am pleased to say that we were able to use the low setting without crippling the sensor, but it did depend on the surface used, but Corsair was nice enough to send one along that worked on all LOD settings without issue.




The last page is where we go to manage the profiles. You can add as many as needed on this list as they are saved on the PC in the Corsair folder. This is where you can cycle through which of the various games and profile settings you will amass with use of this mouse. You would need to come here to create them as well as needing this to swap which profile will be active on the M45 when you click on the "save to M45" button at the bottom.

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