Cor­sair Glaive

The right stuff

PCPOWERPLAY - - Tech -

PRICE $ 109 www.cor­sair.com

Gam­ing am­ing mice are a dime a dozen, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult for a new mouse to stand out from the crowd with­out sim­ply re­sort­ing to lots of RGBs and the big­gest num­ber DPI achiev­able by mod­ern science. The Cor­sair Glaive does tick these two boxes – it has pro­gram­mable RGB lighting and a 16,000DPI op­ti­cal sen­sor (a PMW3367) – but what re­ally makes it stand out from the pack is how com­fort­able and us­able the mouse is. The ba­sic shape is very com­fort­able to be­gin with and the matte sur­face feels nice and cool to the touch, but when you fac­tor in the three in­ter­change­able thumb rests it be­comes one of the most com­fort­able mice we’ve used in ages.

As with most new gam­ing mice, the op­ti­cal sen­sor is pure overkill for all but the rarest of gamers, but it is very good, of­fer­ing ex­tremely fast and ac­cu­rate per­for­mance. The DPI is cus­tomis­able by units of one so you can re­ally home in on the set­tings you want through five lev­els of sen­si­tiv­ity, and the polling rate is ba­si­cally fast enough for any sur­face. The six but­tons are fully pro­gram­mable and fea­ture Om­ron switches. The two thumb but­tons are well placed and com­fort­able to use and the scroll wheel is nicely tex­tured and firm. At 112g, the Glaive isn’t the light­est mouse around, but for its size and so­lid­ity, it def­i­nitely isn’t heavy. The only real down­side is the fact that the Glaive is made for right­ies only. If you’re of the sin­is­ter per­sua­sion then you’re out of luck. TAVISH FOR­REST

• Ex­tremely

com­fort­able • Great sen­sor • Fast

• For right­ies only

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