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Corsair IRONCLAW RGB WIRELESS Gaming Mouse Review (Page 5)

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

iCUE Software

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After you have gone and downloaded the iCUE software, install it, and run it, this is what you will see first. If like us, you run multiple Corsair products, you have a few boxes to pick from. In this instance, dealing with the Ironclaw RGB Wireless mouse, we will need to click on its box at the top-right to dive into what can be done.

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Once the mouse is selected, the first option on the left deal with profiles. As you can see, there are some pre-defined slots taken up, but that is part of how the software is designed. It is here where you would start the process of adding a new profile, like our "profile 8" to begin customizing it for a game or work-related things. Not only can you name the profiles, but you can link them to programs, so it applies automatically when run, you can change the icon next to the name on the left, and even tinker with the properties of said image.

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Actions to us is a bit of a misnomer, as this section deals specifically with Macros. At the left, you will need to add a new Macro to the list, where it can also be named. Once completed, chose which of the mouse buttons you wish to set, and then, at the bottom, go to work. The main menu has all of the editing tools you will need. There is a tab for Advanced Settings, which allows ways the Macro is to be used, and under Start Settings, there is a place to add an audio queue when the Macro is executed.

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Since this is an RGB mouse, there needs to be a section to change them, and the Lighting Effects is where that takes place. The front zone is made up of the headlights, and the scroll wheel section is zone two. The third zone is the logo on the heel, and all can be changed at once, or they can all be doing something different from one another. Pick the zone, and use the dropdown menu to pick from one of seventeen options. To further tinker with the coloration or speed of the modes, the choices can change in the lower box depending on what setting is currently active.

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Under the heading of DPI, we find four total levels of DPI that can be set, and of the three top options, one of them can be set as the default option. The first three are what the DPI selector buttons can pick through. The Sniper option can be set, but it also needs to be assigned to a button; the Ironclaw does not have a default sniper button. The sliders can be used, but we find direct entry into the boxes to the right is faster and easier. Keep in mind; you can go from 100 to 18,000 one DPI at a time! The last part you can change in here is the color of the LED and Sniper functionality, to be displayed in the multi-purposed LED zone.

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Under the heading of Performance, there are a few things worth having a look at. By default, angle snapping is disabled, but you can tick the box to enable it. You may enhance pointer precision, which is on by default, and you can also adjust the pointer speed slider. Now that we are at the end of what can be done for a full profile of changes, the last bit brings us to the coloration of the multi-purposed LED zone, so that you can quickly tell what profile is active.

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On any level, it is worth the time to calibrate the mouse to the specific mouse pad used on your desktop. The Surface Calibration tab is where that magic happens, by merely grabbing the icon on the virtual mouse pad, making a spiral motion with your hand, while trying to do it fast enough to keep the speedometer in the green range. Once progress is complete, your sensor is then calibrated for the surface, and this change goes across all profiles and settings.

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