Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR PRO RGB Going PRO with a MMO Gaming Mouse
This one is for the players, for the PRO MMO gamers out there. Corsair releases the second iteration of their SCIMITAR mouse, the new PRO model Gaming SCIMITAR RGB game mouse with an improved sensor optical sensor. The looks remain the same yet it remains an aesthetically pleasing configurable RGB LED lit mouse with a grip that is intensely impressive. It's mostly about the configurable thumb buttons though as that feature jumps out like a nothing you haven't seen before. High DPI takes it up a notch, we now have reached 16,000 DPI on a mouse that is fully programmable from A to Z. The SCIMITAR RGB PRO offers pre-mapped side buttons and lighting and Macros saved insiode the mouse. It is this second revision of what we feel is one of the most remarkable mouse’s we have seen and tested to date.
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Before we start, in the tradition of everything shall be RGB, please have a look at the above video for a quick overview of the RGB system. Everything is configurable up-to the point that you can even assign a color per zone segment like DPI, Numeric buttons, front side LED scroll-wheel and logo. It actually is pretty cool and combined with the new (and much improved) CUE software very flexible. New however is the fact that you can save multiple profiles for lighting, macros, dpi etc into the mouse itself. Yes this mouse has an SoC and just became a small computer. We stated it many times already, but it is very crowded in the PC gaming hardware arena -- especially when it comes to keyboards and mice. Whether you have 5 bucks to spend or 150 EUR, there WILL be a product matching that budget. Simple mice, small mice, mice dedicated to games, mice with multiple scanning lasers, mice with adjustable weight systems, and on and on. The Scimitar PRO series sit in the high-end segment with a 89 EURO/USD price-tag. The looks are daunting with the main thumb buttons, indicative for handling complex macros and profiles dedicated towards the type of game that can really use then, MMO (League of Legends and DOTA 2) would be the target area here, albeit we can see many games working well with this. The mouse has an incredible 16,000 DPI sensor and this specific model comes with RGB color customization that allows for 16.8 million color selection back-lighting per one of four LED locations on the mouse. The Scimtar is made out of a durable unibody shell. Though a little unclear, the sensor should not have positive acceleration and angle snapping/prediction. The mouse does handle zero-acceleration optical sensor. In case you are wondering, the offspring we test is the yellow-and-black one and it's got a thumb panel with, heck yeah 12 buttons.
16,000 DPI optical sensor
Dynamic multicolor backlighting
Ultra fast 1 ms response
Complete CUE control
The new PRO model SCIMITAR shares lets say 90% of the non PRO model. There are basically three distinct new features. First off is the sensor, it has been improved from 16,000 DPI (native) Optical Sensor. Honestly I stopped counting at 6000 DPI but hey it matters, and trust me when I say that this one is good. The sensor used comes from Pixart, the sensitivity even can be calibrated. This sensor is also used by the competition that starts with the letter L. No laser sensor you might wonder? Well, Optical Sensors and Laser Sensors are both actually optical mice. The SCIMITAR mouse has once again been built properly sturdy, comes with an advanced RGB lighting setup, more flexible with the new CUE software engine. Both in a functional way and aesthetically however the mouse remained the same. It has 12 thumb buttons on a movable slider to fit/line-up your thumb. Then is has two additional top buttons along with standard left right and middle buttons + scroller and a nice long braided cord. Two top buttons allow you to select your (configurable) DPI which is then instantly altered to aim more accurate. All buttons on this gaming peripheral are programmable. Have a peek as it is magic to your eyes, then have a browse at the next page where we'll review the Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB PRO mouse. Priced in the the 89 USD/EUR price range be worth it with regards to features and functionality? Let's find out.
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