DOOM & PUBG
In the realm of gaming, with so many mice to choose from, we do tend to gravitate to the larger, beefier, oversized options. It may have something to do with the fact that we started gaming on an MX1000, and we never felt all warm and fuzzy without a mouse offering a wing on the left for our thumb. Who knows really, but what we do know is that wired or wireless, the Corsair Ironclaw is flawless in both respects. We played many rounds of PUBG with the Ironclaw RGB Wireless, finding 3000 DPI to be our sweet spot, or kills have increased, which is not just from spotting the enemy first but having the accuracy to end their game! Unplugging the cable, we could not tell the difference, which is huge for a wireless mouse! Many will complain that latency is an issue, but with the boost in our KDR, we would have to say otherwise.
Even in a game like DOOM, where the action is exponentially more fast-paced, the Ironclaw had no issues keeping up with the demand! We were able to make a full rotation of the character without the need to lift the mouse, but in the dimes we did find the DPI setting too low for the actions needed, even with the sweatiest of hands, the grip offered on the sides of the Ironclaw ensures there is no issue when that time arrives! The extra buttons come in handiest for us in PUBG, where we can set throwables, vehicle attitude adjustments, and even set up the Option Button for sniping at a much lower DPI. With so many buttons at your disposal, there isn't a game style that this mouse would hinder you in!
Windows and Productivity
Around the desktop is where we tend to set our DPI from, as there are two things we cannot stand. One thing we see a lot, and here as well, is that at 18,000 DPI, you can zip across the screen, but accuracy is lost to the point you cannot double-click on icons. The intensity of the DPI setting being this high causes sensor wander from things like your heart beating. We understand the marketing end of it, but the reality is, without nerves of steel and the steadiest of hands, you will likely see what we experienced. The second side of that same coin is where the DPI is too low. Stemming from the fact that we like bigger mice, which are heavier to lift, so we adjust accordingly so this happens as little as possible. Somewhere in the range of 3000 to 5000 DPI got the job done for us. In times of things like photo editing, where precision is key to getting the job done right, the Ironclaw absolutely killed it!
Almost if it were a true extension of our brain, it was almost like we thought about the next edit, and in an instant, our pointer was where we needed it, and the crisp click of the Omron switches makes sure that the edit has been applied. For those that do not game, the Ironclaw crossed the boundary, and just like in the way it and its many buttons are advantageous to the gamer, shortcuts, Macros, and custom programmability makes it perfect for those looking to save time when it comes to working with a PC as well!