Right out of the box, the Nightsword RGB seemed impressive, and the more we got to know it, the more we liked what we saw. The outside is a blend of materials, textures, and shapes, which blend happily into a mouse fit for even the most demanding users.
Lighting on this mouse is a huge selling factor, and while the there are eight areas of RGB lighting broken up into four zones, we have yet to see a mouse as fancy when it comes to RGB backlighting. The build of the mouse is solid, the wing on the left is a nice addition for comfort, and aside from the tough to reach sniper button, and the layout and design is near flawless. Internally things are just as good.
While there main switches are easily recognizable and offer a long life of use, the secondary's have not failed us or offered any reason for concern. On top of that, you get the custom optical sensor and a processor capable of the workload, which will not miss a beat. No matter how you look at the Nightsword RGB, unless you have tiny hands or game with the left hand, it is a peripheral well worth its salt, and well worth your time to try it out.
What we were addressing above are all things that can be had just by plugging the mouse into a PC, but once you download and install iCUE software, things get exponentially better. There is not one aspect of the sensor or the functionality of the buttons that cannot be addressed, multiple profiles along with anything that goes along with said profile can be programmed to the onboard memory, which means once it is set up, the mouse can deliver an at home feel, anywhere, even without the software installed at that point.
We have also seen many a mouse with additional weights, but most systems require you to fiddle around for extended periods trying various ideas in real-time. However, iCUE offers the ability to see how the Nightsword RGB will react without all the hassle. Input some weight in the designated areas and watch the diagram change, showing you how the weight changes affect the center of gravity with as minimal effort as possible.
We could honestly go on forever, covering each and every aspect of what can be done, changed, or adjusted in the mouse, but we could fill pages rambling on with what makes this mouse such a pleasure to use. However, we will simply say, once you have a Nightsword RGB of your own, the advantages of such a design and feature set will become obviously clear with just a few minutes of use and tinkering in iCUE.
In all honesty, with the fact that we know what the M55 RGB costs, we honestly assumed that to obtain this level of customizations and features, we would have broken the $100 mark, but we haven't. With all that you get, inside and out, with iCUE figured into the mix, and all the possibilities that the Nightsword RGB delivers, the $79.99 might seem high to some, but we feel that it is more than reasonable.
For those right-handed gamers out there looking for the next best thing in gaming mice, look no further. The Corsair Nightsword RGB Performance Tunable FPS/MOBA Gaming mouse is an aesthetically superior, top-tier, comfortable mouse to do anything from hours of gaming to workloads in productivity like we do day to day as well. In the end, we see no reason, as long as the budget allows, that you should pass up on the opportunity to own this mouse.
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
With too many features to list, impressive build quality, full customization, and one of the best looking mice available are all reasons to get for the Nightsword RGB. For us, the complete package is well worth the investment for one of the better mice on the planet right now!