Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse Review


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Corsair Scimitar Pro Gaming Mouse Features

The Corsair Scimitar Pro is marketed as an MOBA/MMO gaming mouse that sports key slider customization, RGB lighting effects, CUE software, as well as onboard memory for macros and lighting control (selectable between 3 different profiles).


Here is what comes in the box. The Corsair Scimitar Pro, quick start guide, warranty guide, and a slider key (more on that below).  As it has become the norm, Corsair did not include any software, opting for you to install the most current version from the Corsair website.


The bottom of the mouse is what you’d imagine with any optical mouse, an optical sensor! Seriously, this Pixart sensor sports an impressive 16,000 dpi, a major plus for the 4K crowd. Next to the sensor is a small hex screw, this screw is what you use to adjust the 12 key slider on the side of the mouse.


Above is a shot of the 12 button slider. Note that the keys are mechanical, something rare in mice. Corsair was intuitive enough to place a “home” button on the side, if you’ll notice the small raised shelf of the number 5 button, similar to the F & J on your keyboard.


The 12 mechanical button side keys feature textured rows and a home button feel on the number 5 key. The textured surfaces on opposite rows helps you orient you thumb to the correct key with precision and speed. This idea has proven to be especially useful with playing Diablo III and Tom Clancy’s The Division.


I created the above GIF (ehem, it’s pronounced JIF) to demonstrate how the slider actually moves. It travels a total distance of 8mm with 1mm incremental adjustments. To adjust the slider, you simply loosen the slider lock on the bottom of the mouse and slide it in the desired direction.


The front of the mouse features more RGB lighting, a lighted scroll wheel, and a braided mouse cable. As you can see above, the Corsair Scimitar Pro does sport the extra width that is popular with MOBA/MMO gamers to help facilitate button presses on the mouse while maintaining control.


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