Corsair Glaive RGB Review: Corsair’s First Modular Gaming Mouse

Corsair Glaive RGB Review

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.

Packaging

Corsair Glaive RGB Packaging

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.

Specifications

Dimensions L x W x H4.55 x 7.05 x 2.4 inches
Weight8.2 ounces
HandednessRight-handed
Grip Style
Palm
Game TypeFPS
Number of Buttons (Total)6
Number of Thumb Buttons2
Number of Programable Buttons6
Backlighting3 Zone RGB
SoftwareCUE 2.0
On Board Memory Profiles1
ConnectivityWired, USB 2.0
Cable1.8m Braided Fiber
FeetPTFE
Micro SwitchOmron (50 million clicks)
SensorPMW3367
Sensor TypeOptical
DPI100 - 16,000 DPI
Report Rate1000 Hz (1ms)
Maximum Acceleration50 G
Max Tracking Speed300 IPS
Warranty2 Years

Package Contents

Corsair Glaive RGB Box Contents

  • Glaive RGB Optical Gaming Mouse
  • Accessory bag
  • Two additional thumb grips
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide
Glaive RGB VS Glaive RGB PRO
Mouse Details
ModelGlaive RGBGlaive RGB PRO
PhotoCorsair Glaive RGBCorsair Glaive RGB PRO
Release Date20172019
Amazon Rating
Check PriceCheck PriceCheck Price
ColorsBlackBlack
Dimensions(L*W*H)4.55 x 7.05 x 2.4 inches4.88 x 2.7 x 1.79 inches
Weight8.2 ounces8.8 ounces
Adjustable WeightNoNo
ErgonomyRight-handRight-hand
Grip StylePalmPalm
Buttons67
LightingYesYes
Adjustable LightingYesYes
ConnectivityWired, USB 2.0Wired, USB 3.0
Cable TypeBraided cableBraided cable
Cable Length1.8 m1.8 m
Technical Specs
Sensor TypeOpticalOptical
Sensor ModelPMW3367PMW3391
DPI100 - 16,000 DPI100 - 18,000 DPI
Maximum Acceleration50 G50 G
Max Tracking Speed300 IPS250 IPS
Polling Rate1000 Hz (1ms)1000 Hz (1ms)
Lift Off DistanceAdjustableAdjustable
Onboard MemoryYesYes
Hardware AccelerationNoNo
SwitchOmron (50 million clicks)Omron (50 million clicks)

Details

Appearance

Corsair Glaive RGB Appearance

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.

Front End

Corsair Glaive RGB Front End

The front of the mouse has a Sports Car’s air intake grille design style, which is quite good in terms of vision.

Scroll Wheel

Corsair Glaive RGB Scroll Wheel

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.

DPI Button

Corsair Glaive RGB DPI Button

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.

Side Buttons

Corsair Glaive RGB Side Buttons

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.

Thumb Grips

Corsair Glaive RGB Thumb Grips

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.

Bottom

Corsair Glaive RGB Bottom

There are 4 PTFE foot stickers on the bottom. The mirror grid at the bottom has a nice decorative effect.

Cable

Corsair Glaive RGB Cable

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.

Lighting

Corsair Glaive RGB Lighting

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.

Driver

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.

Disassemble

Corsair Glaive Mouse Disassemble

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.

MCU

Corsair Glaive RGB MCU

There are two PCBs inside the mouse, and the lower PCB integrates NXP’s LPC series MCU which base on ARM Cortex-M0 based.

Sensor

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.

Micro Switches

Corsair Glaive RGB Mouse Switches

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.

Experience

DPI Test

Corsair Glaive RGB Mouse DPI Test

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.

Grip Experience

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.

Gaming Experience

Corsair Glaive RGB Mouse Game Experience

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

Pros

  • Solid build quality
  • Interchangeable thumb grips
  • Accurate optical sensor
  • 3-zone RGB lightning
  • Perfect for larger hands

Cons

  • A bit pricey
  • Right-handed only
  • Inconvenient dpi adjustment
  • Stiff scroll wheel
  • Side button has obvious empty keystroke

In Summary

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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