Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing
For CES, Corsair released a few peripherals, a new keyboard as well as a pair of mice, the latter we have in our hands. Of the two mice, we have the more substantial and more unique of the two for you now. Unlike many other products from the Corsair peripheral lineup that go back to older designs with a few features added and new monikers tagged to the name, we have a mouse that is none of that. While it does draw from styling seen on others in some aspects, the mouse is designed for larger hands and those that game with palm grips, as well as for FPS and MOBA style games.
In the literature sent over with the products, we see that there are high-quality parts used inside, including an all-new sensor with great DPI capabilities. We are also told that there is a new frame design too, and while many might assume shape is the reason for that, we have found that the mice now snap together when built, and are no longer designed to come apart as they were in the past. Omron switches get mentioned, compatibility with iCUE software, onboard storage, 1000Hz polling, as well as many different features that make a mouse worth having.
The mouse we will be discussing today is the Ironclaw RGB from Corsair. Although the name would imply this mouse be designed for those with claw grips, and it may well work for that, as we mentioned, it is not the primary market intended to be covered. For those of you who like to have the mouse pushed back near the wrist while resting your arm on the table, 0or for those with long fingers and large hands, these are the people Corsair intends to please with the Ironclaw RGB. With that in mind, let's have a look at what the Ironclaw RGB is all about, and see if you can manage to use this slightly oversized mouse for games as well as your day to day grind.
Following the specification sent to us in the reviewer's guide, the information offered is useful, but the delivery is all over the place. Trying to make sense of it all, let's start with the black color of this plastic framed mouse. Some areas are left exposed, some covered with a rubberized coating, but both sides have a highly aggressive pattern of rubber applied to them. Under the mouse are four PTFE feet for effortless gliding on just about any surface type. There is a 1.8-meter cable for connectivity, with a braided cable and a USB 2.0 connection at the end. Dimensionally, the Ironclaw is 130mm long, 80mm wide, and 45mm tall, all while weighing in at 105 grams.
The optical sensor tracking all movement is the PixArt PMW3391. With this sensor, Corsair can deliver a range from 100 to 18,000 DPI, and not only that; it can be adjusted in one DPI increments, for the perfect fit to your needs. Not in the chart, but in other literature, we are also told there are seven switches, and while 50-million click Omron switches are mentioned, we assume them to be used for just the main two buttons. With the new frame design, we are unable to open the mouse to verify. There is also onboard storage, no mention of how much, but it is said that Macros and profiles can be stored to take everything with you if on the move. With the RGB notation of the Ironclaw, we do have backlit sections, two of them in fact. The scroll wheel, as well as the logo, are illuminated, and they, as well as any other aspect of the mouse, can be addressed in iCUE software.
The two-year warranty is standard for Corsair mice, so no surprise there. What did surprise us a bit though was the price. Considering all of the features packed into the Ironclaw RGB, and even though it is designed for a smaller section of the market, Corsair is not asking the moon to get one. At just $59.99. At that price, it is relatively average in cost, and even if you don't have the largest of hands, or prefer to game with a palm grip, it is affordable enough to give it a try anyway. Being a palm grip gamer, we are interested to see how well the Ironclaw fairs, but with average sized hands, we hope not to run across anything terrible. Stick with us, as the Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse does have what many are looking for.
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