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Corsair Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Corsair Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse Review
Corsair's very latest gaming mouse, the Glaive RGB, gets fully examined right as it comes onto the market today.
By Chad Sebring from May 4, 2017 @ 8:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Corsair

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing




Seemingly, ever since Corsair got into selling peripherals, there has been a constant onslaught of mice and keyboards coming out. We can recall back to the days if the K90 keyboard and the M60 mouse, and it was apparent that Corsair knew what the customers wanted, right from the word go. However, over little more than half a decade, Corsair has done nothing but improve on old ideas, as well as delivering products we never knew we needed until we saw them. While Corsair started making a huge name in memory and power supplies, at this point in the game, as many people know them for their peripherals as much as for anything else they offer, their products tend to be that good.



When it comes to the mice that Corsair has produced in the past, we saw everything under the sun. Typical egg-shaped offerings, flatter mice with unique appearances, even mice with more buttons than you can shake a stick at, yet hand size rarely mattered when it came to using them. Much of this still rings true today, as we show off the latest and greatest Corsair has to offer. It is ergonomic, it is built for right-hand users, the styling is top-tier, and of course, anything Corsair makes now has to have RGB LED lighting. On top of that, you are given an aggressive looking mouse, based on an optical sensor, which is what most professional gamers gravitate towards. There is also a soupcon of modularity added in so that each customer can pick the feel that is best for them.


As the Corsair Glaive RGB is being released to the World, you art reading it here too. The Glaive is packed full of features, not just what we have already addressed, but we saved a few of them for the meat of this review. Along with the CUE software, which controls the Glaive RGB, the list of options is quite extensive, as to what this mouse offers. For now, settle in and get ready to read, as we have a lot to cover, while you ponder over everything and see if the Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse from Corsair is the critter you want under your hand next.




The specifications chart is taken from the reviewer's guide, and for now is the best we are going to get. It does state that the sensor of the Glaive RGB is a PixArt PMW3367 optical sensor, and was developed in collaboration. The sensor has a resolution of 100 DPI to start, and via direct entry or use of a slider in 1 DPI increments, it will max out at 16,000 DPI. We next see that there are two versions of the Glaive RGB, one of which is made of aluminum, and the second is the one we have, that is made of black plastic. They both come with three zones of RGB lighting, as well as DPI indicator lights, but they are always blue in color. The Glaive RGB has six buttons on it, the report rate is selectable, but only one onboard profile can be loaded to the Glaive RGB at one time.


The Glaive RGB is 125.8mm long from the blunt nose to the heel of the mouse, it is 44,6mm tall, and is 91.5mm wide, but this is with two of the three left side inserts. We say this because the Glaive ships with a default insert for grip on the left side, but in the box is a similar side grip with more aggressive texture, and there is also a third option that adds a wing with texture and a place to rest your thumb. This mouse is 122 grams with no adjustable weight system; there are 1.8 meters of cloth braided cable, the feet are made of PTFE, it is supported by CUE software, and is covered by a two-year warranty.


As we write this review, we did look around to see if anyone had a pre-release sales page live, but we found nothing. Thankfully Corsair had provided us with the MSRP, so, we can factor that into the equation. The Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse, and the bits that come with it are slated to cost just $69.99. We feel the pricing is right where it should be for this type of product and what you get with it. On the surface, the Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse is superb in its features and offerings, and with that price, you are not getting taken to the cleaners to get the latest mouse from Corsair.



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