Corsair M65 Pro RGB FPS Optical Gaming Mouse Review (Page 1)

Corsair M65 Pro RGB FPS Optical Gaming Mouse Review

Corsair's newest mouse, the M65 Pro RGB FPS, offering an amazing industry-first 12,000 DPI optical sensor goes under the spotlight today.

| Apr 25, 2016 at 1:22 pm CDT
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Corsair

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing


For those of you who are in the pursuit to always stay with the latest and greatest when it comes to mice, or possibly are just looking for a decent mouse with tons of things to brag about, Corsair has delivered something to the market that is worth your attention. Not only does this mouse offer software that is so many layers deep that you can do anything you can imagine with this product, but Corsair is also first to the market with a mouse sporting an astounding 12,000 DPI. At the same time, Corsair is bundling this all together in a shape and form that many Corsair product users are already accustomed to using.

Just to touch on a few things you will find in, on, or around this new mouse, we find that the sensor is optical in this design, and not a laser-based sensor you would expect with a DPI rating so high. There are Omron switches encased inside of an aluminum frame, a weighting system, Sniper button, DPI selection; the list goes on and on. We also find that rather than using software to manually calibrate this intensely fast sensor, it will automatically adjust to the surface it is placed on, to allow the best performance and accuracy, without any work involved from the user. To make this even more user-friendly, once you grab the CUE software for this device, it truly takes the options to a level that most other mice do not offer.

As we take a look at this familiar, yet completely new take on a Corsair mouse, as we look over their new M65 Pro RGB FPS Gaming Mouse, we hope to cover everything that Corsair has put so much hard work into developing for us. Along with this M65 Pro RGB, we were also sent a very large MM300 mouse pad to utilize with the M65, which is large enough for both the mouse we are looking at now, as well as any keyboard you choose to pair with it. At this point, we may as well dig right in, and see just what sort of performance and control this pair offers, and see if this is marketing hype or something that users can use day to day.

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Going off of what Corsair provides in the above specifications chart, we see that the M65 Pro RGB comes with a two-year warranty, but there are also two versions. There is the black version we have been delivered, and there is also a version with a black frame, but the plastic top section is also offered in white. The optical sensor inside of the M65 Pro RGB offers a DPI range starting at 100 DPI, and will go up to 12,000 DPI, and can be adjusted by 100 DPI increments all throughout that range. There are three RGB LED zones found in this mouse. One of them illuminates around the scroll wheel at the front, another is used to indicate the DPI level in use, and the third zone is found in the heel of the mouse, under the Corsair logo found there. We also see that there is a selectable range for the polling rate from 125Hz through 1000Hz, and the M65 Pro RGB has onboard memory to hold onto everything you can program it to do.

To the right, Corsair explains that the M65 Pro RGB is 135.5 grams in weight all told, but with three weights under it being removed, the M65 can be lightened to a svelte 115 grams. The weights are near the size of a dime, found under the mouse, and this trio can be easily removed to lessen the weight by 20.5 grams, or each weight can be removed individually to change the center of gravity as well. To give the M65 Pro RGB a smooth and easy moveability, Corsair has chosen to offer five PTFE feet. We then are delivered the 118mm length, the 72mm width, and its 39mm height dimensions, we see that CUE software is available for this mouse, that it comes with an 11.8 meter braided cable, and that its primary intention is to deliver FPS gamers the best mouse available right now.

When it comes to locating this mouse for sale, as we read up on what Corsair has to say about this mouse, we find it listed with an MSRP of $59.99. Off to the major e-tailers, we went from there. At both Amazon and Newegg, we find that the pricing does follow the MSRP, with a $59.99 pricing at both, but Newegg offers free shipping to everyone, while at Amazon, you must be a Prime member to get that treatment. Compared to many other mice, this price is pretty good as it is, but we also caught the pricing of the older M65 mouse, and this new version is only $10 more and has a ton more to offer its users. Right out of the gate, things look more than promising for Corsair's new M65 Pro RGB FPS Gaming Mouse, but we still have to put this all into a practical perspective before we offer our final assessment.

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