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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
comfortable • Great sensor • Fast
• For righties only