Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation
Use of a bold yellow as the backdrop does allow for the rest of the information on the front panel to "pop." On it, we see the Corsair name and logo in the top-left corner, and below it is a three-quarter scale image of the mouse inside of the box. At the bottom, not only do we see the Ironclaw Wireless RGB product name, but there are also icons for both iCUE as well as SLIPSTREAM Wireless Technology.
The right side of the box is offered with a black background this time, and on it, we see the maker of the mouse at the top, the name of the mouse at the bottom, while to the right is a simple tagline "Win without Wires."
The back of the box follows the front as far as coloration goes, and while the names are again listed at the top, that is not the critical take away here. Mentions of the sub-1ms SLIPSTREAM wireless and wired connectivity, although the Bluetooth connection is not as fast. We also see that the mouse is shaped for a palm grip, it tops out at 18,000 DPI, that it includes ten programmable buttons, and that the main switches offer long life are what you should take away. System requirements are also listed at the bottom, and those are a USB port, Bluetooth 4.0 or better (OS type doesn't matter) and Windows 7 or newer for Wired and 2.4GHz Wireless. You will also need an internet connection to obtain iCUE software.
The left panel on the box is much like the right side in what is offered at the left side of the panel. Rather than a tagline at the right, what we see now is the left side of the Ironclaw, showing its styling as well as the multi-purpose indicator LEDs.
We even took an image of the bottom of the packaging, as it had relevant information to see too. At the top are icons which represent what is included in the box, the mouse, the cable, the wireless dongle, and the instructions. Along with some legal information, we also see the 2-year Corsair Guarantee, as well as the product sticker showing the model and the serial number of our Ironclaw RGB Wireless mouse.
Keeping the mouse safe from being scratched, rubbed the wrong way, or potentially crushed, there is a cardboard surround to add strength to the outer packaging, but also acts as a way to lock the mouse into place under the clear plastic dome. Under the mouse is the wireless dongle and adapter for extending the range, and under the cardboard folded bits are the cable and literature. In this instance, our sample got here in superb condition, ready for images and testing!
The cable sent to charge the mouse or to use it wired is what we are showing. The cable is rubberized and then has a cloth braid applied over its entire length. The connections are standard USB 2.0 fare, with a non-plated USB connector at the right for the PC, and a Micro-USB connection for the front of the mouse. Also note, there is a Velcro strap included, which makes travel with the Ironclaw even easier!
Just like the mouse was held into place with a clear plastic cover, under it is another small one, which contains wireless goodies. On the left is the Corsair SLIPSTREAM Wireless dongle which can be plugged into any free USB port. If the PC sits under a desk or is somehow out of range of the mouse, the black extender adapter can be used. Plug the braided cable into the PC, plug the adapter on the end of the cable, then insert the dongle into the end of it, so that the dongle can be kept closer to the mouse.
The last bits we found inside of the box is comprised of three booklets of literature. The first is the mouse guide, taking you through charging procedure, images, and text covering the layout and button functionality, setting up wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, and even has a guide to explain all of the possible colors that will be seen on the multi-purpose LEDs on the side of the mouse. The second book covers the warranty parameters and where to make contact should an issue surface. The last one contains information about disposal when the Ironclaw eventually runs its course. Due to the battery inside, special care should be taken.