It is well-known Corsair has a very high reputation in RAM, chassis, power supply, etc. In March 2017, Corsair released the flagship mechanical gaming keyboard K95 RGB PLATINUM, and then released the Glaive RGB gaming mouse. In addition to powerful performance and rich functions, it is also the first Corsair modular gaming mouse. Now, Let’s take a look at this mouse.
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The packaging continues Corsair’s consistent style, with a black and yellow color scheme. On the front is a large product photo and introductions of main features: 16k DPI optical sensor, interchangeable thumb grips, and dynamic multicolor.
On the back and side of the package are other selling points and specifications.
|Dimensions L x W x H||4.55 x 7.05 x 2.4 inches|
|Number of Buttons (Total)||6|
|Number of Thumb Buttons||2|
|Number of Programable Buttons||6|
|Backlighting||3 Zone RGB|
|On Board Memory Profiles||1|
|Connectivity||Wired, USB 2.0|
|Cable||1.8m Braided Fiber|
|Micro Switch||Omron (50 million clicks)|
|DPI||100 - 16,000 DPI|
|Report Rate||1000 Hz (1ms)|
|Maximum Acceleration||50 G|
|Max Tracking Speed||300 IPS|
- Glaive RGB Optical Gaming Mouse
- Accessory bag
- Two additional thumb grips
- Warranty card
- Quick start guide
|Model||Glaive RGB||Glaive RGB PRO|
|Check Price||Check Price||Check Price|
|Dimensions(L*W*H)||4.55 x 7.05 x 2.4 inches||4.88 x 2.7 x 1.79 inches|
|Weight||8.2 ounces||8.8 ounces|
|Connectivity||Wired, USB 2.0||Wired, USB 3.0|
|Cable Type||Braided cable||Braided cable|
|Cable Length||1.8 m||1.8 m|
|DPI||100 - 16,000 DPI||100 - 18,000 DPI|
|Maximum Acceleration||50 G||50 G|
|Max Tracking Speed||300 IPS||250 IPS|
|Polling Rate||1000 Hz (1ms)||1000 Hz (1ms)|
|Lift Off Distance||Adjustable||Adjustable|
|Switch||Omron (50 million clicks)||Omron (50 million clicks)|
The Corsair Glaive RGB mouse’s dimensions are 4.55 x 7.05 x 2.4 inches and weigh 8.2 ounces. It’s suitable for right-handed players with larger palms. It has a comfortable contoured shape and the back curvature can perfectly fit the palm. The biggest feature is that it is equipped with 3 additional thumb grips.
The front of the mouse has a Sports Car’s air intake grille design style, which is quite good in terms of vision.
The texture on the aluminum scroll wheel is very clear and obvious, which makes the scroll wheel looks like an off-road vehicle tire. When in use, the scroll wheel feels very good and has a more obvious sense of scale, but the click feel is too heavy.
Glaive RGB has only one DPI button, although it is not very convenient to adjust, fortunately, it has 5 indicators, the number of lights will increase with the click of DPI button.
The two side buttons have been optimized in size and position so that the thumb will not accidentally touch the side buttons.
Above the side buttons is an RGB light strip, the light is softer and not dazzling, and users can also turn off the light.
Glaive RGB totally has 3 interchangeable thumb grips. These thumb grips are firmly attached to the side by the magnet inside the mouse. These 3 grips can adapt to most of the user’s use scenarios, including office and entertainment.
There are 4 PTFE foot stickers on the bottom. The mirror grid at the bottom has a nice decorative effect.
The mouse has a soft braided cable with a length of about 1.8m. Although the USB interface has an S-shaped design like other Corsai peripherals, it still does not gold platted.
Glaive RGB mouse has 3-zone backlighting zones (front end, side zone, LOGO). From the actual lighting effect, the uniformity and brightness of the lighting are very good.
With Corsair Utility Engine (iCUE), you can assign macros to any button, create dynamic lighting effects, change the DPI settings, etc. Onboard profile storage saves these settings for universal access to your profile on any PC, without the need for drivers or additional software.
After tearing off the PTFE foot stickers, you can see that the mouse is fixed with 4 screws. Unscrew these 4 screws to separate the upper and lower shells.
There are two PCBs inside the mouse, and the lower PCB integrates NXP’s LPC series MCU which base on ARM Cortex-M0 based.
Glaive RGB is equipped with a customized gaming-grade PMW3367 optical sensor (very close to Logitech PMW3366), native 16000 dpi resolution, settable to 1 dpi steps.
Glaive RGB is equipped with the Omron D2FC-F-K(50M) micro switches which have a life span of 50 million clicks, low click latency, and ultrafast response.
I choose 1,500DPI as the initial test value. In the test, its effect is very stable at 5,000DPI, but when it reaches 8,000DPI, it starts to be a little difficult to control.
I have to say that this Corsair Glaive RGB mouse stays very comfortable in hand. It has a modular design. According to different hand shapes, you can choose between three thumb grips to fit your playstyle. The mouse is also designed with a large back curvature, which provides good support for hand rest.
I choose the FPS game for the game test because the mouse is really big, it is not very easy for me to use. The left/right click buttons rebound very quickly and the strength is moderate. It is also suitable for fast-clicking games like LOL.
Pros and Cons
- Solid build quality
- Interchangeable thumb grips
- Accurate optical sensor
- 3-zone RGB lightning
- Perfect for larger hands
- A bit pricey
- Right-handed only
- Inconvenient dpi adjustment
- Stiff scroll wheel
- Side button has obvious empty keystroke
Glaive RGB is Corsair’s first modular gaming mouse. It is positioned for FPS games. It has pure comfort contoured shape, interchangeable thumb grips, 50 million click swiches, 16,000DPI sensor, 3-zone RGB backlighting, fully ensures maximum performance.
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