Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless mouse review
In this article, we review the Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless mouse. It’s a lower tier product than for example the Dark Core RGB SE that we checked out here on Guru3d earlier this year, but this shouldn’t mean that it’s bad, right? First thing to mention: it’s a wireless mouse, and you’ll find RGB lighting here (with ICUE compatibility), as well as a 10,000 DPI optical sensor. This makes it different than the wired version (Corsair Harpoon RGB) which had a 6,000 DPI one. The device is very pleasing aesthetically, as you can configure the RGB LEDs yourself. The weight is fixed at 99 g, and the overall size is very universal.
The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless mouse has been fitted with a Pixart PMW3325 gaming-grade optical sensor, which is rated up to 10K DPI, and has a polling rate of 1000 Hz. Yes, that’s very high, which is not necessarily useful, nor does it make any sense.
This is a mouse that’s suitable for gamers, and Corsair uses the phrase “wireless freedom, wired performance” to promote this unit. The Harpoon RGB Wireless has single-zone RGB color customization, and a total of six programmable buttons.
What’s the most important feature, you’d ask? The fact that it’s wireless. This needs to be done properly (with the mouse not behaving much differently than the wired version), and you’d also want long battery life. Corsair promises up to 30/ 45 hrs in Slipstream mode (with/without backlighting respectively) and up to 40/ 60 hrs using Bluetooth. This sure looks good on paper, but what is it going to be like in practice?
The Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless mouse is available at a 49.99 USD/EUR. Is it worth it given the provided features and functionality? Let’s find out.