Corsair Ironclaw RGB FPS/MOBA Gaming Mouse Review

Software

As with most Corsair peripherals, iCUE is something that adds a lot to the experience rather than being a gimmicky addition. The software is very confusing to use at first, but if you’ve used other Corsair peripherals in the past you should feel right at home configuring the mouse just the way you want it. Being a central control point for Corsair’s products, you can control them all from a single place and even sync lighting effects between them if you so desire. If you can think of a lighting combination or macro, even if that entails typing a paragraph of text at the press of a button, iCUE can do it.

The mouse has integrated memory for profile storage, so once configured and saved to the device you can remove iCUE altogether if you want to avoid clutter. iCUE can be a bit memory intensive, but for most people it shouldn’t make much of a difference. The main advantage of the profile storage is that you can connect the mouse to a computer that doesn’t have iCUE installed and still have your configured macros and lighting effects available.

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You can have up to three different CPI settings as well as three different profiles stored at a time, which can be changed by the two buttons below the mouse wheel. There are RGB LEDs on the left side of the mouse just in front of the thumb grip to indicate the currently selected CPI setting. These LEDs can be customized to colouring of your choice or even disabled altogether. Of course, the CPI buttons can be remapped to basically any function or macro you can think of if you’d like, as there is no limit to the amount of control you have over the mouse. This is not limited to the additional buttons, and every button and even the scroll wheel can be remapped just the way you want, whether it be a macro, opening a game, or even disabled altogether.

The lighting is bright and vivid with very smooth transitions as you’d expect from a Corsair product, and there are two individually controllable RGB zones. The first is up front at the scroll wheel, while the latter is at the Corsair logo towards back of the mouse. They’re not perfect, however, as the scroll wheel lighting seems buried deep in the mouse and the Corsair logo is small, and due to its position when holding the mouse your hand covers it completely. Seeing lighting running down the side of the mouse would have been preferable, and as you can disable the light zones independently if you find them annoying there would be no downside to having more visible placing to the second zone.


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