Best CORSAIR Gaming Mouse | Top 7 for 2020

The best CORSAIR mouse for you will depend on what games you play as well as what size and shape you’re looking for. On this page, I’ll be reviewing the 7 best CORSAIR gaming mice for 2020. Hopefully this page will help you find the right CORSAIR mouse for your needs.

CORSAIR have been making top quality gaming peripherals for over 20 years. Their gaming mice are extremely popular amongst both professional and casual gamers. They have a wide range of gaming mice with each mouse having its own unique features. CORSAIR sponsor multiple esports teams and this allows them to get endless feedback from pro players, they use this feedback to make some of the best mice on the market.

1. CORSAIR Dark Core RGB SE

  • DPI: 16,000
  • Side buttons: 5
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Lighting: RGB
  • Dimensions: 127mm / 89mm / 43mm
  • Weight: 128g

The Dark Core is CORSAIRS leading wireless gaming mouse. Wireless gaming mice no longer put you at a disadvantage, many esport players now use wireless mice. The 2.4GHz wireless connection is ultra-fast and near perfect. You can also use the Bluetooth connection if you want to connect to other devices such as a tablet.

The 16,000 DPI optical sensor is ultra-accurate and can be fine-tuned to any type of mousepad. There are 5 side buttons on this mouse and CORSAIR have been pretty creative with the layout. There’s a sniper button, two embedded buttons beside it and two extra buttons beside the left primary click button. All of these extra buttons make this mouse a decent choice for MMO gaming.

This mouse is perfect for long gaming sessions thanks to the 24 hour battery life. It’s also a very comfortable mouse with two interchangeable side grips to choose from. The left side of the mouse has a slope going right down to the bottom, this acts as a place to rest your thumb.

CORSAIR’s MM1000 mousepad is a perfect fit for anyone using the Dark Core SE. This mousepad can wirelessly charge your mouse thanks to the Qi technology. There is also a USB slot on the mousepad which would be a great place to plug in the USB receiver. Keep in mind this mousepad is sold separately.

Key features:

  • Unique 5 side button layout
  • 2.4GHz wireless connection
  • Bluetooth available
  • Interchangeable side grips
  • Compatible with the MM1000 Qi mousepad

2. CORSAIR Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse

  • DPI: 10,000
  • Side buttons: 4
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Lighting: RGB
  • Dimensions: 124mm / 80mm / 38mm
  • Weight: 100g

The CORSAIR Sabre is a lightweight gaming mouse with RGB lighting and an ergonomic shape. It has a fairly minimalist design when compared to some of the other CORSAIR mice on the market. The 100 gram weight makes this another great choice for people who like to play with low sensitivity.

The high accuracy 10,000 DPI sensor will make sure every click counts. There are two side buttons on the left side of the mouse as well as another two buttons next to the left mouse click button. CORSAIR have done a great job of fitting in four extra buttons without taking up too much space. Of course like all CORSAIR mice there is also a DPI button below the scroll wheel.

Using the CUE software you can customize the RGB backlighting in four different locations. You can also choose and match colors to each of your DPI profiles giving you an indicator of what profile you are currently using.

This is a simple lightweight mouse perfect for a wide variety of games from FPS to MOBAS and RTS.

Key features:

  • 4 side buttons
  • RGB lighting in 4 locations
  • Simple and clear design

3. CORSAIR Scimitar Pro – Best MMO Mouse

  • DPI: 16,000
  • Side buttons: 12
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Lighting: RGB
  • Dimensions: 119mm / 77mm / 42mm
  • Weight: 147g

This is CORSAIR’s premium MMO gaming mouse. The mouse is designed for MMO gameplay and is perfect for games like WoW or ESO. With WoW classic releasing later this year I suspect this mouse will be a popular choice. What makes this an MMO mouse is the 12 mechanical side buttons.

The 12 mechanical side buttons are fully programmable giving you tonnes of freedom with your macros and keybinds. They are slightly textured to improve your grip on the mouse. The 12 buttons are on an adjustable key slider which can be moved 8mm left or right. This key slider system allows you to find the perfect positioning for your side buttons.

You won’t have to worry about sensor issues when using the Scimitar Pro. It’s equipped with a 16,000 DPI sensor that can be adjusted in 1 DPI intervals. You can set and customize your own profiles and store them within the mouse itself. This means you won’t need to install any software when using the mouse on a new PC.

There are four different RGB zones that can be fully customized using the CORSAIR Utility Engine. The mouse is quite large and designed to be comfortable for extended gaming sessions. MMO mice are generally heavy as they prioritize additional buttons and comfort.

Key features:

  • 12 adjustable mechanical side buttons
  • Perfect for MMO games
  • RGB lighting in 4 locations

4. CORSAIR Glaive RGB PRO

  • DPI: 18,000
  • Side buttons: 2
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Lighting: RGB
  • Dimensions: 124mm / 69mm / 46mm
  • Weight: 115g

The main feature of the Glaive PRO is the 3 interchangeable side grips. 3 thumb grips are included with the mouse allowing you to pick the most comfortable one for you. The range of side grips to choose from makes this the most ergonomic choice on this list. One of the side grips has two side buttons while the other two are simply textured top to bottom.

It’s 18,000 DPI sensor can be adjusted in 1 DPI resolution steps. 18,000 DPI could be seen as overkill, I think it’s just proof of CORSAIR always pushing their mice forwards. You can save all of your custom profiles on-board the mouse itself making it plug and play once setup.

The mouse has dynamic RGB lighting in 3 different zones. You can choose from a massive range of backlighting colors and effects using the iCUE software. If you have other CORSAIR products you can sync up the RGB lighting which is super cool.

Key features:

  • 3 interchangeable side grips
  • RGB lighting in 3 locations
  • 18,000 DPI sensor

5. CORSAIR M65 ELITE

  • DPI: 18,000
  • Side buttons: 3
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Lighting: RGB
  • Dimensions: 117mm / 76mm / 38mm
  • Weight: 97g

The M65 is a tunable gaming mouse designed for high-level FPS gameplay. Three removable weights can be inserted into the mouse increasing the weight by about 20 grams. Weight tuning mice are cool because not everyone enjoys using a heavy mouse. It’s available in either black or white when buying on Amazon.

The mouse comes with a very high-quality sensor that can be adjusted in 1 DPI steps up to 18,000 DPI. A high-quality sensor combined with adjustable weighting makes this mouse a great choice for FPS gamers. There are 3 side buttons on the left-hand side, one of them being the “sniper button”. Pressing the sniper button will instantly reduce your sensitivity helping you hit crucial shots.

You can customize the RGB lighting in two locations: the CORSAIR logo and the scroll wheel. All of your lighting and macro profiles can be stored on the mouse itself meaning no external software is needed after the initial setup.

Key features:

  • Three optional weights included
  • Sniper button to quickly reduce sensitivity for crucial shots
  • Dynamic RGB lighting in 2 zones

6. CORSAIR Harpoon – Best Budget CORSAIR Mouse

  • DPI: 6000
  • Side buttons: 2
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Lighting: RGB
  • Dimensions: 111mm / 68mm / 40mm
  • Weight: 83g

The Harpoon is the lightest mouse on this list weighing only 83 grams. It’s also the smallest mouse on this list making it perfect for gamers with small hands. Lightweight gaming mice are great for people who play with a low sensitivity. The low weight combined with the simple design makes the CORSAIR Harpoon a good choice for FPS gaming.

It’s equipped with a 6000 DPI optical gaming sensor. The advanced tracking and high-speed motion detection will give you precise control. 6000 DPI may sound low but keep in mind that most high-level FPS players play with a very low DPI setting. You can set the DPI as low as 250 and it can be adjusted in 250 DPI intervals.

The CORSAIR logo on the back of the shell has RGB backlighting. You can either set the lighting to a single color or have a rainbow effect. The mouse has a comfortable ergonomic shape designed to fit all grip styles. There are two side buttons on the left-hand side as well as a DPI button below the scroll wheel.

Key features:

  • Small and lightweight
  • Unique shape
  • Relatively cheap

7. CORSAIR Katar – Ambidextrous Gaming Mouse

  • DPI: 8000
  • Side buttons: None
  • Sensor: Optical
  • Lighting: RGB
  • Dimensions: 111mm / 64mm / 38mm
  • Weight: 85g

The Katar is another lightweight gaming mouse weighing just under 85 grams. A light gaming mouse is perfect for low sensitivity players as it’s a lot easier to lift and move around. The simple symmetrical shape makes this the only ambidextrous mouse that CORSAIR currently sells. My favorite thing about the Katar is its minimalist design, it’s a nice change from the flashy designs gaming mice tend to have.

The 8000 DPI optical sensor provides extreme accuracy for FPS and MOBA gaming. You will find no acceleration or lag issues when using this mouse. You can adjust your DPI on the fly using the DPI button below the scroll wheel. There are no side buttons on this mouse adding to the ambidextrous design. The lack of side buttons could be a deal-breaker for some people.

There is a backlit CORSAIR logo on the bottom half of the shell. Unfortunately, you can only set the lighting to red, it’s not RGB. This mouse is usually on sale on Amazon making it one of the cheaper options on this list.

Key features:

  • Low weight of 85 grams
  • An ambidextrous shape with no side buttons
  • Minimalist design

Summary – Best CORSAIR Gaming Mouse

As you can see there are a lot of great CORSAIR mice to choose from. Hopefully this list will help you find the best gaming mouse for your needs. The main factors to consider are the price and the shape of the mouse. All of these mice are high quality so any of them would be a great choice.

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How to choose the best CORSAIR mouse for you:

Mouse shape and grip style

A mouse is only good if you find it comfortable. While all mice aim to have an ergonomic shape, a mouse can’t be perfect for everyone. Thankfully CORSAIR have a wide range of mouse shapes available to choose from. It’s important to decide what shape will best suit your grip style and hand size.

There are three main grip styles that people use: palm, claw, and fingertip. You should try and work out which grip style you are using and go from there. A lot of mice will say which grip styles they are built for in their descriptions or specs.

Mouse Grip Styles, Palm, Fingertip, Claw

Extra buttons

There are mice on this list with no extra buttons and there are mice with 12+ extra buttons. Think about what kind of games you’re going to play and how many extra buttons are really necessary. For example, if you like to play MMO games then 12 side buttons would be pretty useful. In other genres like FPS games, you would struggle to find a use for that many buttons.

Build quality and price

You want a mouse that is going to last a long time. CORSAIR mice are very well built and this shouldn’t be an issue. Naturally the more you spend the higher quality mouse you’re going to get. This doesn’t mean the cheap CORSAIR mice are not good, there’s no need to overspend if you don’t feel like it.