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Corsair Nightsword RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review (Page 5)

By Chad Sebring from Jun 13, 2019 @ 9:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 100%Manufacturer: Corsair

iCUE Software


Once iCUE is installed and the correct device selected, our first option is to look at the profiles tab. Here you can setup profiles, which can be stored on the mouse, with no mention of a limit as to how many. It is here that when the profile is created, you can select programs for it to launch with automatically, as well as adding images and adjusting the transparency of it, if you are into that sort of thing.


The actions tab is for anything you want a button to do. This means anything from remapping, Macro support, keyboard actions, whatever you may want to do. As for the macro menu, select a button you wish to apply it to, click record, and away you go. If you mess up, everything is completely editable and can be fine-tuned for perfect operation.


Lighting effects can be added to all four zones, and each in independent of one another. There are seventeen options for modes and static colors, and the submenu will vary between what is seen here for the rainbow mode, and for static colors will have predefined options, RGB code entry boxes, and a color wheel to click on the color you want.


In the Dpi menu, you can adjust the four levels of DPI for the three main options, as well as a fourth for the sniper button. You can slide the marks across the bars, or enter numbers into the boxes, with no limitation between 100 and 18,000 DPI, as you can go one DPI at a time to find the perfect value for the task. Color of the indicator LEDs can also be changed so that it is easier to tell which DPI setting is active.


The Performance section offers four adjustments. You can enable angle snapping, which is off by default, change the profile indicator color, use enhanced pointer precision, or adjust the slider for pointer speed.


While the mouse works well on any surface by default, if you want the best tracking possible, you need to look in the surface calibration tab. The instructions say to grab the icon on the mat in the image above, and make spirals with a constant speed. Keeping the speedometer in the green while moving the mouse, the percentage will increase to 100% to let you know you have completed the calibration.


Weight tuning is a bit trick for software to offer. If you can feel that the mouse is not "centered" right for your play style, hop into this tab and play around. It allows you to enter values of the weights used in various locations, and once done, the graph at the right will change to show the change to the center of gravity. It allows you to tinker with various layouts, and without all of the trial and error, you get a good idea of how the Nightsword RGB will react to what weights are where.


The last menu with mouse dedicated options can be found under the heading of settings, found across the top of the main menu. In it, you can change the polling rate, adjust the brightness of the RGB LEDs, clear the onboard storage, and look for the latest firmware.

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