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Corsair Dark Core RGB SE Gaming Mouse Review

By Chad Sebring from Jun 11, 2018 @ 10:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: Corsair

Corsair Dark Core RGB SE





The left side of the Dark Core RGB SE has us looking at a concave surface which has indicator LEDs at the front denoting profiles and is followed by a sizeable textured pair of buttons surrounding the third button. There is a wing on this side to support the thumb, and near the back, there is a small slit of light when powered.





The end of the heel of the mouse is blunt but is shaped to nearly a point, which fits the hands of palm grip users better. The design leans to the right, as this is a right-handed mouse. The top portion has texture and is rubberized, and it also includes a backlit Corsair logo. The lower section is shiny plastic across the back, and below that the mouse is undercut as it goes to the bottom.




Right out of the box, the right side of the mouse is also undercut by design and allows for a bit of grip to lift it. The right side has a rubberized coating on it, there is a similar light near the back, and as it sits, should be comfortable to use.




However, you can install the optional side panel too. This takes away some of the undercut, it is also rubberized, but this time offers a wing similar to the one on the left side.




The front of the mouse has the primary pair of buttons separated by a section of plastic, but the slightly concave buttons nearly meet at the edge. Connectivity is made in the center at the bottom edge, and to either side are deep slots which add an extra bit of styling to the Dark Core RGB SE.




From the top, we can see the scroll wheel and the profile button running down the middle of the mouse. However, there is also a pair of buttons on the left side of the left click button. By default, these are the DPI selector buttons, but can be set to do just about anything.




Under the mouse, we find five feet of various sizes supporting the Dark Core RGB SE and making it glide with minimal effort. More importantly though are the pair of switches seen under the eye of the optical sensor. On the left, you can turn the mouse off and on, and this covers any means of connectivity. The switch on the right is what will change from 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth connectivity.




Since we were unable to disassemble the mouse without fear of destroying it, we jumped right to the illuminated images of the mouse once it is powered. We can see the profile button is illuminated at the front, the scroll wheel is lit up, and there is even a light behind the side button. The last light on this side is the tiny one at the heel of the mouse, and all of these can be set to whatever color is desired.




The view from the right side shows that both sides of the scroll wheel are illuminated. We also failed to mention the Corsair logo on top of the mouse in the last image, but near the bottom, we do see the other small light at the back.

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