Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Review: Ultimate MOBA/MMO Gaming Experience

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Review

At CES 2017, Corsair released the Scimitar Pro RGB gaming mouse. It is an enhanced version of Scimitar RGB, equipped with PIXART PMW3367 optical sensor, provides a maximum of 16,000DPI, onboard storage with hardware macro playback to take your gaming profiles with you.

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB mouse has 12 independent programable buttons, positioning MMO/MOBA games, and it is specially equipped with the exclusive Key Slider™ macro button control system.

Now, I will review this gaming mouse from details, experience, and disassembly, so let’s go!

Packaging

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Packaging

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB adopts the Corsair’s classic black-yellow color flip-page packaging style. The front of the package is a photo of Scimitar Pro RGB mouse and 3 main features: 16,000DPI, 3 onboard profiles, and Dynamic multicolor backlighting.

On the back of the packaging box lists other selling points:

  • Optimized shape for MOBA and MMO
  • 17 Programmable Buttons
  • Multiple rest points for high-endurance comfort
  • Ultrafast 1ms lag-free gameplay

Specifications

Dimensions L x W x H4.75 x 3.04 x 1.67 inches
Weight4.3 ounces
HandednessRight-handed
Grip Style
Palm
Game TypeMMO, MOBA
Number of Buttons (Total)17
Number of Thumb Buttons12
Number of Programable Buttons17
Backlighting4 Zone RGB
SoftwareCUE 2.0
On Board Memory Profiles3
ConnectivityWired, USB 3.0
Cable1.8m Braided Fiber
FeetExtra Large PTFE
Micro SwitchOmron (20 million clicks)
SensorPMW3367
Sensor TypeOptical
DPI16,000 DPI
Report RateSelectable 1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz
Maximum Acceleration50 G
Max Tracking Speed300 IPS
Warranty2 Years
Amazon Rating
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Unboxing

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Box Contents

Package Contents:

  • Scimitar Pro RGB Mouse
  • Key slider locking tool
  • Warranty card

Details

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Appearance

Dimensions

The Scimitar Pro RGB is a medium/large gaming mouse with dimensions of 4.75 x 3.04 x 1.67 inches. It is suitable for users with a hand size of 18.5cm and above.

Weight

The weight of the Scimitar Pro RGB is 4.3 ounces. Because the product positioning is MMO/MOBA games, the design focuses on the side buttons and comfort. Therefore, the size of the mouse is relatively larger and has a higher weight.

Surface

The mouse uses a skin-like surface material, which feels delicate and smooth, but without losing friction.

Front End

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Front End

At the front end of the mouse, there is a decorative RGB lighting zone.

Click Buttons

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Click Buttons

The left/right click button panels have a certain curvature, and the left is slightly higher than right. The click latency of this mouse is very low and responsive.

Scroll Wheel

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Scroll Wheel

The scroll wheel is wrapped with rubber material, and both sides can transmit light. The scale and tightness of the scroll wheel are moderate.

DPI Switch Buttons

The mouse has 5 levels DPI by default, and the LED indicator on the left will have a corresponding color when you switched the DPI.

Side Buttons

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Side Buttons

The Key Slider™ macro button control system is the biggest selling point of the Scimitar Pro RGB mouse. In order to facilitate players to distinguish these 12 mechanical side buttons, different colors and textures are designed on them.

Textured side button keycaps enhance grip and feel for consistent, tactile feedback and precision control.

Side Skirts

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Side Skirts

The right skirt of the mouse is designed with a groove for resting the ring and little fingers. The material of the right skirt had changed from a skin-like material to a non-slip texture rubber material. The anti-slip effect is excellent and the stability of the grip is increased.

Bottom

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Bottom

On the bottom, there are 4 PTFE foot stickers, an optical sensor in the middle, and a round hole to adjust the position of the side buttons.

Cable

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Cable

Braided wire with a length of 1.9m, the thickness is moderate and a little hard. No gold plating process on the interface.

Lighting

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Lighting Effect

There are 4-Zone dynamic RGB multi-color backlighting including the front end, side buttons, scroll wheel, and logo. You can also customize the lighting effect on the driver.

Driver

CORSAIR iCUE software enables dynamic RGB lighting, macro programming, DPI matrices across compatible Scimitar peripherals.

Experience

DPI Test

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB DPI Test

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB gaming mouse supports up to 16,000 DPI. In the DPI test, the sensor’s performance is stable and excellent, and there is no deterioration at the highest DPI.

Grip Experience

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Grip Experience

The Scimitar PRO RGB gaming mouse is ergonomic overall, its grip and movement are comfortable and labor-saving for MMO players. Its exclusive Key Slider™ macro buttons are very practical for MMO gamers. The adjustable side buttons allow each MMO player to find the most suitable click feel. These side buttons can be distinguished by the touch of the thumb. It is also very convenient to press.

However, the number of side buttons is too much for MOBA players, and the interval between each side button is not that large. Although the touch feel is different, MOBA players still worry about accidental touches.

Disassemble

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Disassemble

The disassembly of the mouse is relatively easy. There are 4 screws under the PTFE foot stickers. Unscrew them to separate the upper and lower shells.

Side Buttons Module

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Side Buttons PCB

The side button’s inching trigger pressure is relatively large, and there is a sharp contrast with the left/right click buttons.

MCU

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB MCU

NXP LPC11U37 is an ARM Cortex-M0 based, low-cost 32-bit MCU with 128 KB of internal flash, 10 KB SRAM, and 4 KB EEPROM, Operates at CPU frequencies of up to 50 MHz. Strong enough in performance.

Encoder

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Encoder

This TTC green encoder was used in many of Razer peripherals. The scale and resistance when scrolling is small and smooth.

Main Switches

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Switches

The click buttons switches are Omron D2FC-F-7N with a click lif of 20 million.

Sensor

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Sensor

This PMW3367 optical sensor is a customized product of the Razer and PIXART. Gaming-grade native 16,000 dpi optical sensor with minimum 1dpi adjustment step for ultra-accurate and high-speed performance.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Total 17 programable buttons
  • 12 mechanical thumb buttons
  • 4 zone RGB
  • Onboard profile storage
  • Angle-snapping support

Cons

  • Pricey
  • No weight adjustment
  • Only suitable for MOBA and MMO games
  • No lift-distance
  • A bit hard cable

In Summary

Scimitar PRO RGB gaming mouse supports up to 16,000DPI, 5 levels DPI fast switching, Key Slider macro-control system, and has 12 macro buttons, 3 onboard memory storage, 4 Zone RGB lighting, which meets the MMO/MOBA player’s requirements on the appearance and functions.

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