Corsair M55 RGB PRO Gaming Mouse Review

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WEB: Corsair M55 RGB PRO Gaming Mouse | Corsair MM250 XL Mousepad MSRP: Corsair M55 PRO RGB Gaming MouseĀ US$ 39.99 | ZAR 589 | Corsair MM250 XL Mousepad US$ 22.99 | ZAR 359 | AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

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More and mouse peripherals come out each day, but hardly any cater towards left-handed users. The Corsair M55 RGB PRO addresses that issue by offering an ambidextrous design, with a perfectly symmetrical layout. This offers an identical experience irrespective of the handedness of the user. What’s more, the mouse comes in at a rather low price point with an impressive featureset on paper.

Today we’re having a look at said mouse as well as an overview of the Corsair MM250 mousepad, an XL mousepad measuring 450x400mm. The Corsair M55 RGB PRO is a mouse focused at gamers of either the MOBA or FPS genres. Additionally, it caters for any type of grip, be it claw, palm, or fingertip. The mouse sports no less than eight programmable buttons as well as two individually controllable RGB zones.

Corsair M55 RGB PRO Specifications
Programmable Buttons 8
DPI 12,400 DPI
Sensor PMW3327
Sensor Type Optical
Mouse Backlighting 2 Zone RGB
Onboard Memory Yes
Onboard Memory Profiles 1
Mouse Button Type Omron
Connectivity Wired
Mouse Button Durability 50M L/R Click
Grip Type Palm, Claw, Fingertip
Weight 86g (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
Corsair MM250 XL Mousepad Specifications
Mat Material Cloth
Mat Dimensions 450(L) x 400(W) x 5(H) mm / 17.72(L) x 15.75(W) x 0.2(H) in.
Mat Size PX Large
Warranty 2 Years

The Corsair M55 RGB PRO uses the PixArt PMW3327 optical sensor, which has adjustable polling rates of between 125 and 1,000 Hz. This gives the mouse a response time of 8, 4, 2, or 1 ms. The CPI is adjustable between 200 and 12,400 CPI in 100 CPI increments. Whether the high end is of any practical use is questionable, but support is there. However, it should be noted that the maximum CPI of the sensor is 6,200 CPI. Higher figures are achieved using automatic interpolation through software. The primary buttons use Omron D2FC-F-K switches rated at 50 million clicks each, and there are two individually controllable RGB zones. All of these adjustments are done through the powerful Corsair iCUE software.


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