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Corsair Scimitar RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

Category: Input Devices
Price: $89.99
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Corsair Scimitar RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Introduction:

Fallout 4 has been out for almost a month now. There were several who waited with the pre-download ready to go anxiously on the eve of the 10th. Some of us lucky to be in the right time zone to see it before midnight and still be "sick" from work. Others of you patiently sat waiting for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void to arrive. Regardless of whether you waited for either of these games in the past weeks, I've got a new mouse to bring to the table: the Corsair Scimitar! It's purpose built for MOBA and MMO, but honestly I see it fit for RTS and anything you really just want some extra buttons with quick reach. No need to argue about where you can/should use this mouse – let's talk more about the mouse itself.

The most obvious feature of the Corsair Scimitar is the set of 12 buttons beneath the thumb. Setting it aside from other MMO-styled mice is the fact that this section can be adjusted forward and back to accompany any sized hand or reach. These 12 buttons are actually mechanical and provide uncanny tactile feedback that is both consistent and precise. There are also four color zones that can be set separately or matched across the board with the full RGB spectrum. Combined with the powerful software package to configure every last detail, there isn't much this mouse shouldn't be able to do in appearance or use. Let's get to it!


Corsair Scimitar RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Look:

Time for the box shots. The Corsair look seems to be similar between products, which gives it a set feel when looking for brand matching your gear. The Scimitar box brings a hint of yellow to the package, likely due to the mouse's subtle use of yellow on the left of the mouse. The front of the box shows off the mouse and the key feature of moving the set of 12 buttons, the "key slider," along with the 12,000 DPI rating and 16.8 million color options granted by full RGB lighting. The package contents and system requirements are listed on the side of the box.

The back of the box lists some features emphasizing the design for MOBA/MMO, as well as including the other buttons to cap out at 17 programmable buttons in total. The ring rest and slight texture provides for extra comfort for long hours of gaming. Corsair even has a professional WoW player to quote on the box – Jackson "Bajheera" Bliton, who can also be found on the company website nearly eating the mouse. The other side of the box flaunts the 12,000 DPI sensor again, backlighting and key slider in further detail.

The box does have a flap to open up to place your hand on the mouse itself if you happen to find one in store. You get that subtle fitment before commitment in case they don't have a floor model to play with (I feel many of you, myself included, purchase gear online these days).



Out of the box it is ready for use. A nice braided cable with a quick attached Velcro tie keeps it tidy yet ready to unravel to be put in its forever home or wrapped up to take on the go. Included along with the mouse is a quick start guide, warranty information, and the small hex key tool to adjust the thumb button array.


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