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Corsair Scimitar RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

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Corsair Scimitar RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Closer Look:

Getting a better look at the mouse, you can see that it has a matte finish to the body of the mouse. About the entire area of where your hand will touch is the nice matte finish that is smooth, but not sticky or sweaty in the warmer months. The left of the mouse is dominated by the 12 buttons that slide front to back with a slight forced angle to them. The blinding sports car yellow fills a bit of this alcove, but remains subtle enough that those who don't fancy the color can at least marginally ignore it. I will admit that it seems to be a nice, solid powder coat job and should be there to stay for some time (or until some modders take hold of it). Behind the buttons is a nice, shiny, brushed surfaced on which the pad slides upon. It appears the pad is just held with a set screw, but without being able to easily remove it I am unable to show you for sure. You will see later that this alcove also has a portion to light up beside the numbers themselves. This will later be found to correlate to the set DPI profile and can be changed with full RGB action in the software.

The right side of the mouse has a nice place for your ring finger to hang out and a tiny grip at the edge for your pinky to hang on to, depending on your grip style. This right section has a nice textured rubber section with triangle bits that fall off in a neat pattern, but yield a nice hold on the mouse. It helps if you tend to pick up your mouse a lot as the added friction keeps your hand in place.

 

 

 

I will say I am happy to see that Corsair has brought back the sails to the company logo over the tramp stamp logo that was attempted over a few products. The sails have a different approach to the original logo, but I still prefer it to the alternative. This is proudly stamped at the lower palm section of the mouse and is one of the four sections to be lit individually in RGB. In general the shape of the mouse, although claimed to be designed for MMO/MOBA users, has a nice mouse shape to it that just seems to be "general" comfortable for palm grip styles. I'm liking it even with my smaller hands.

Below the scroll wheel, or above it depending on perspective, are what I call the typical DPI setting buttons. One up, one down. These by default are set for the different DPI settings you configure along with a corresponding set color for the alcove to help recall where you are at in your range of settings. Speaking of the scroll wheel, it is very QUIET. No clicking noise and it is very smooth while still having the notchy-ness to not be a free throw wheel. From the front of the mouse, as well as the bottom of the mouse, you'll notice that the wheel is not enclosed by the two sides it is mounted on. You can see it and its light up color in fullness from several angles of the mouse. From the front you find two more of the four light zones - the wheel and the three slightly hidden front LEDs that you likely won't be seeing too much of.

 

 

 

The bottom of the mouse isn't overly plain and actually doesn't have any stickers with P/N or model numbering on them at all. Hard to say if this is the norm or if it's a sample thing. Either which way it looks very clean. If I remember correct, other Corsair mice lacked these stickers, too, which left for a nice look and smooth sailing (pun intended). But let us not get hung up on stickers. The bottom of this mouse has four reasonable skates on the four corners of the mouse. The yellow ledge also being powder coated is super smooth and could easily provide backup footing. Each skate has a slight lip that makes them easy to remove for new skates if need be. Not sure if this was the intention, but the slot makes it so.

A closer look reveals the sensor beneath another brushed piece of metal and a curious matching hex head bolt to the hex driver that came included. It's a nice fit for the tool and a small twist gives release to the buttons. It turns out to be easy to adjust and hold in place while tightening back up to result in pretty precise placement. My concern was that tightening the screw would provide a torque on the set and move it after the fact – this didn't seem to occur and held nicely. I'm sure many of you are thinking how easy it will be to lose this tool for future use, and it is probably true; it will get lost amongst the desk of war. However, it seems to be a standard hex key, so if you have any set of tools – you are likely to have one fit. But to be honest, most of us will probably fiddle with it for a week, find the proper fit, and NEVER move it again (so perhaps this physical loss isn't really a loss after all).

 

 

 

I actually really like the look of this mouse's bottom. Here's another little close peek at the three LEDs that will eventually light up next to the wheel. Hard to see as they blend in a bit – and honestly hard to tell even when the mouse is on and being used, but there it is! Such excite.

 

Another couple of miscellaneous shots for you to show the detail of the effort put into this mouse. It's a nice braided cable with a built in Velcro wrap that you can't lose. The USB connector is capped in a soft plastic with added yellow detail to match up to the mouse. Honestly, you'll never likely look at it after it's plugged in, but it's a nice consideration – although I wouldn't mind those pennies back in my pocket. The small hex tool I didn't get you such a hot shot earlier, so here it is in its glory. Very simple little doodad.

 

 

Adjusting the pad of numbers beneath your thumb, as I mentioned earlier, is actually quite easy. With the adjustment screw loosened slightly you can set the mouse down as you were to use it, adjust accordingly and easily roll it over to tighten it back up without too much issue of moving it out of place. It really allows you to place the button where you know it is rather than learning that button "5" for example normally sits beneath your thumb – or worse, splits "5" and "8". Since I never seem to "fit" mice like these, it was very nice to make it fit me instead. So what I thought was a new gimmick to get interest on the market I feel its use quite literally. In an earlier shot I show it full locked back, and here you can see full lock front, and about center. My preference seems to be closer to full lock back with a small nudge forward. Although it does not move MASSIVE amounts forward and back, it is the small adjustment that makes the difference.

 

 

Since I've dropped lighting enough times already, I think you are ready to see it in action. I remind you there are four zones plus the alcove lighting, which can effectively be set individually with full RGB. There is the left number pad zone, the alcove light, the palm Corsair sails, the wheel, and the three blocks on the front. I personally like a matching set so I set them all to "rainbow" while cycling through the colors on slow speed. The alcove light is set under DPI settings and is a static color – I chose all the colors, so it's white.

 

 

 




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