Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

WEB: MSRP: US$ 59.99 | ZAR 959 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

Corsair has been making massive strides in the peripheral world over the last few years, with each new iteration addresses issues of the previous generation and being an overall improvement on the last. Today we’re having a look at the Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse which was revealed at the beginning of the year at CES 2019.

The first thing you’ll notice about this mouse is its size, being one of the largest around and ideal for users with a claw grip. At its highest, the mouse stands 45 mm (1.77 inches tall), 80 mm (3.15 inches) wide, and 130 mm (5.12 inches) long. It isn’t the lightest mouse around – while this is a rather subjective thing, the 105 g (3.7 oz) weight definitely gives it a solid feel. It is too big for all but the largest hands to use a claw grip, which is rather ironic given the name. It’s so large, in fact, that those with a claw grip might actually find that their standard grip becomes a palm grip, as in my case. Off the top of my head, I can’t think of a taller mouse. The mouse is purely for right-handed use, so lefties are unfortunately left out (pun fully intended).

Programmable Buttons 7
DPI 18,000 DPI
Sensor PWM3391
Sensor Type Optical
Mouse Backlighting 2 Zone RGB
Onboard Memory Yes
Onboard Memory Profiles 1
Mouse Button Type Omron
Connectivity Wired
Mouise Button Durability 50M L/R Click
Grip Type Palm Grip
Weight 105g (w/out cable and accessories)
CUE Software Supported in iCUE
Cable 1.8m Braided Fiber
Game Type FPS, MOBA
Report Rate Selectable 1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz
Warranty 2 Years

Inside, the mouse uses the PixArt PMW3391 optical sensor which has an adjustable polling rate of 125, 250, 500, or 1000 Hz (which translates to response times of 8 ms, 4 ms, 2 ms and 1 ms respectively), a resolution of between 100 and 18,000 CPI, and a maximum tracking speed of 400 inches per second. The resolution is adjustable in 1 CPI increments which allows for fine control, but on the other hand you have to wonder why there’s a need to choose 1,803 or 1,804 CPI. The primary buttons use Omron D2FC-F-K switches rated at 50 million clicks. In addition to that there is dual zone RGB lighting, which is controlled using Corsair’s somewhat confusing at first but incredibly powerful iCUE software. The scroll wheel has a Kailh red encoder.

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