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Corsair M65 Pro RGB FPS Optical Gaming Mouse Review

By: Chad Sebring | Mice in Peripherals | Posted: Apr 25, 2016 6:22 pm
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Corsair

Final Thoughts


The M65 Pro RGB is the most feature rich and involved mouse we have seen to date. While sticking with an older design, Corsair packed this new edition with plenty to separate it from the crowd. The use of an optical sensor with so much DPI range is a huge feat, and what makes it even more impressive is that you can still control this M65 Pro RGB at 12,000 DPI. It glides well on the many surfaces we tested it on, and the ability for it to read the surface on its own comes in handy. There is plenty you can do with this mouse, and the depth in which the software takes this mouse, on a functionality level, is very impressive, to say the least.



However, at the same time, we did find a few issues as well. First of all, many users will have issues using the side buttons on the M65 Pro RGB, unless your thumb is abnormally long, or you just have huge hands to begin with. We were constantly having to creep up the mouse to use them, and if set for something in the game, that movement could cost you the difference between being a champ, or ending up dead, waiting for a medic or your screen to reload after death.


The second thing, which is less of an issue, and more frustration, is the CUE software. Nothing about it is intuitive or easy to do, and we feel we almost needed a college course to fully understand and wrap our heads around what is going on. Even just changing colors, or swapping functionality is over complicated, and we feel that even though the software is so rich and the potential is so great, there has to be a better way to go about things.


The last thing we need to address here is that we don't see any benefit to the weighting system, or it changing the center of gravity. The M65 Pro RGB is wide enough and flat enough that there is no need to change much of anything with its weight, at least in our experience this is how we felt. Also, we did not like the fact that it is so tough to open up the mouse, as we would have liked to see what was inside without damaging the product.


The MM300 Extended Edition Mouse Mat is a great addition to the M65 Pro RGB, well any mouse for that matter. Considering how little it costs, and how much you get from it, Corsair hit the nail on the head here. Everything from the design on top, the stitched edges, its thickness, and its ability to stay in one place, all has huge benefits to any gamer in need of a new mouse mat. The fact that you can have this product for just $29.99 just makes the deal that much sweeter.


As for the M65 Pro RGB FPS Gaming Mouse, we feel Corsair is on the right path and has delivered something the industry has never seen before this. The pricing at $59.99 is a great deal to be had, as many lesser equipped mice can cost north of eighty dollars. We just wish that the software was more intuitive and simpler to figure out and use. In the time we had the M65 Pro RGB, we did do plenty of gaming and photo editing, which we have no complaints about, but it feels like we spent twice as long just trying to sort out what CUE is capable of, and just how to get it to do what we want. If you are not a software junky, and your hands are larger, the M65 Pro RGB is a great choice.


The thing is, though, in our mind, it all has to come together and play well as a package deal, and for this reason, the scores to follow will be taking a bit of a hit. All in all, though, it's a good product with plenty to offer, and should be considered if you are looking for a new mouse soon.



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Product Summary Breakdown

TweakTown award
Quality including Design and Build92%
General Features99%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money85%
Overall TweakTown Rating89%

The Bottom Line: Corsair has broken barriers with the 12,000 DPI offered in its M65 Pro RGB. If not for the complicated nature of the software and slightly forward placement of the side buttons, we feel this could have been the complete package deal.

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