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Corsair IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse Review (Page 3)

By Chad Sebring from Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:21 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: CorsairModel: CH-9317011-NA

Corsair IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse

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It has to be said that at first glance of the Ironclaw in real life is nothing short of impressive. With so much going on in such a small space, Corsair found an elegant and attractive way to package it all. From the exposed gray frame at the front to the body lines that separate buttons, materials, lighting, and contour features like the highly textured rubber grip. As to the multitude of buttons available, at this time, we will address the textured plastic forward and back buttons, we tend to see on most mice, resting right above the grip section.

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With a slightly different perspective, we can now see three more buttons that can be customized to suit any need. By default, the pair of buttons to the left of the image, with the crosshatch design on top, they are set to increase and lower the DPI settings. The button resting between the typical side buttons of many mice, textured on top and smooth on the sides, is called the "Option Button" with no functionality out of the box.

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As we make our way around to the back, you may notice that the highly textured rubber area on the left loses its texture as we get to the back, making for a more comfortable feel in hand. Near the top, we see the Corsair logo, which is backlit, with a substantial right lean to the shape. While not needed, we do like the added touch of the shiny black lower section of the mouse, it does nothing functionally, but we do like the contrast of matte and gloss.

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The right side of the mouse has less going on than we saw on the left side, but Corsair still took the time to sort out a couple of things here. Rather than a smooth plastic, Corsair opts for texture on the top portion, which allows half of the hand to help with grip. Ensuring the 130-gram mouse is easy to lift if needed, there is a second, albeit smaller, section of rubber for the tips of your ring and pinky fingers to grab onto within the concave shape.

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Quite of few of the Corsair mice have this blunt nose design, and even some have come with the Darth Vader looking bars made of thick sections of textured plastic to match the rest of the design. On either side, in the open areas, those will be backlit if desired, while between them is the USB connector for wired usage or when charging the Ironclaw.

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From the top-down perspective, we see the main pair of buttons along with what is packed in between them. In this instance, there is a wide berth for the backlit scroll wheel, with hits highly textured rubber coating. Behind the wheel are the last pair of buttons on the Ironclaw. These are set up to pick through the three onboard profiles, and the front one goes up the list while the back one goes down the list.

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Under the Ironclaw, we can see more of that painted metal exposed in the design, this time it sports a pair of feet, one on either side. The sensor is forward in the shape of the mouse, but nearly centralized side to side. At the heel of the mouse, we see another pair of much larger feet to keep the gliding smooth, along with a couple of stickers applied to it.

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We skipped the switch intentionally, as we felt a closer look helps on all accounts. Corsair has made a three-position switch. In the uppermost position, you can use the Ironclaw in Bluetooth mode. In the bottom-most position, it can be used with SLIPSTREAM. To save on the battery, you must have the switch in the off position, keep in mind it does not turn the mouse off in wired mode.

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