Corsair decided to jump into the games market, and although some felt that this was just a fad and the company would move on, the actual plans were a little different. The company released some of the best gaming peripherals and convinced us with what they have in their arsenal.
Although the M65 Pro focused primarily on FPS players, the Corsair Scimitar is the company’s attempt to develop a great gaming mouse for the MOBA / MMO community. This gives the mouse a total of 17 programmable buttons, 12 of which are conveniently located on a slider on the left side of the mouse and are mechanical.
When we say sliders, Corsair has a hex screwdriver that you can use to adjust the slider according to the grip and reach of your thumb. It’s nice to see how Corsair pays attention to the detail. The mouse has one of the best sensors on the market. It uses an impressive Pixart ADNS 3988 sensor. The sensor supports a maximum DPI of 12,000, but the DPI can be adjusted as needed.
The mouse is designed for those with big hands, and all buttons are conveniently placed, responsive and not muddy at all. Most of the construction is made of matt / glossy plastic. However, the middle of the mouse is made of aluminum.
The mouse has 4-zone RGB lighting that can be controlled with the Corsair Utility Engine. The same software also works for adjusting the mouse, eg. For example, programming the keys, assigning macros, and controlling the lighting.
In terms of performance, the Corsair Scimitar is able to stand up to the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. Both gaming mice offer something unique and are geared towards different types of players, but basically they both have very similar sensor performance.
If you’re a player who does not need large macro keys, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum is the obvious choice. However, if you are someone who has a bigger hand and needs many macro keys, the Corsair Scimitar wins the game. There is no denying that both mice are exceptional.
- The Pixart sensor offers brilliant tracking.
- 17 fully programmable buttons are a treat for MMO/MOBA gamers.
- 4 zone RGB lighting can be linked with other Corsair peripherals.
- Top of the line build quality.
- The mouse can be hefty for some users.
- The thumb buttons are not ideal for those who don’t want to use them.