For those of you out there looking for a mouse to fit under your left hand, Corsair is offering a solid option in the ever increasing ambidextrous market. We appreciate the murdered out look of the M55 RGB PRO as we got it, but comparing both options, we do like the aesthetics of the white and gray version more.
The M55 RGB PRO is solidly built, it comes with some top-tier components on the inside, and once paired with iCUE software, it won't take long to get things perfect for your use scenarios. The RGB lighting is beautiful to have, and we do like that our AIO and mouse can share the same lighting, to unify the theme beyond what can be seen through a case window, and for what it is, the M55 RGB PRO is something we can easily recommend you try out.
There are some limitations though. Compared to other Corsair mice, we like that one could remap the mouse via software, and by enabling all of the buttons, you have eight at your command to do whatever you want. However, the limited number of onboard profiles is a bit of a disappointment, as going back to iCUE every time you want to load another profile is a pain in the butt.
We do understand it is a limitation of the available storage on the device, and that we are not paying a small fortune, but along with the compact nature of the M55 RGB PRO. Unless you have tiny hands and are into always being in the software between games or when moving from gaming to productivity, it is hard not to admit there are frustrations to be had over the long haul. Yet, at the same time, with the amount required to own the M55 RGB PRO, I guess we should not expect that much from it, and might be a tad on the over critical side, but that is what we do.
What it all comes down to, in the end, is the cost for most potential buyers of any peripheral, and we know many complain about the near $100 offerings being way too much money. This is where the M55 RGB PRO shines. At $39.99 we honestly shouldn't expect to get what we have in both the software and basic functionality of the device. You do get quite a bit of bang for the buck in this purchase. Are there mice with better feature sets are there mice with more RGB implemented? Sure, but nearly all of them are $80 or more.
Even if just relegated to secondary duty on something like a laptop, or a device to travel with leaving a mare expensive option tied to your gaming rig, it is hard to say you will be disappointed. With all of the potential as well as the pitfalls listed, one can certainly shake it all down and make the call before buying it, yet at the same time, we are having no issues recommending you try the M55 RGB PRO Ambidextrous Multi-Grip Gaming Mouse, as not many at this price range even come close to what Corsair is able to deliver.
Chad's Peripherals Test System Specifications
- Motherboard: ASUS Prime X299 Deluxe - Buy from Amazon
- CPU: Intel Core i9 7920X - Buy from Amazon
- Cooler: Corsair H150i Pro - Buy from Amazon
- Memory: G.Skill TridentZ RGB 3600MHz 32GB - Buy from Amazon
- Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Hybrid SLI - Buy from Amazon
- Storage: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB - Buy from Amazon
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P - Buy from Amazon
- Power Supply: Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G 1050W - Buy from Amazon
- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
The Bottom Line
While a bit small for us personally, the M55 RGB PRO breaks convention. The mouse is deisgned for anyone, with iCUE software involved the feature set is quite good, but is the near $40 price point that will sell this gaming mouse to the masses!
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- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation]
- Page 3 [Corsair M55 RGB PRO Gaming Mouse]
- Page 4 [Inside the M55 RGB PRO]
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