Corsair Nightsword RGB Gaming Mouse Review

WEB: MSRP: US$ 79.99 | ZAR 1,359 AUTHOR: Jonathan Horne

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Corsair Nightsword RGB

We’ve recently had a look at the Corsair Ironclaw RGB mouse, but that isn’t the only FPS/MOBA mouse Corsair has to offer. The IronClaw is a more budget-friendly mouse, while the Corsair Nightsword RGB Tunable FPS/MOBA gaming mouse ramps things up a level.

The Corsair Nightsword RGB is a fairly large mouse, coming in at 129 mm long, 86 mm at its widest, and 43.8 mm at its highest. This is slightly wider than the Ironclaw, while the length and height shave about a millimeter off on each dimension. The thumb grip adds a fair amount of the width, so it isn’t an unwieldly as it sounds on paper. The weight is adjustable, which is the first step up from the lower end Ironclaw, and the number of RGB zones have also been upped from two to four. It suits a palm grip, but unlike the Ironclaw it isn’t as accommodating to claw grips. As with many similar mice it is for right-handed use only, so lefties will need to look elsewhere.

Programmable Buttons 8
DPI 18,000 DPI
Sensor PWM3391
Sensor Type Optical
Mouse Backlighting 4 Zone RGB
Onboard Memory Yes
Onboard Memory Profiles 3
Mouse Button Type Omron
Connectivity Wired
Mouise Button Durability 50M L/R Click
Grip Type Palm Grip
Weight 119g tunable (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

Internally you will find the acclaimed PixArt PWN3391 optical sensor with adjustable polling rates of 125, 250, 500, and 1000 Hz. This translates to response times of 8, 4, 2, and 1 ms respectively. Furthermore, the CPI is adjustable between 100 and 18,000 CPI, and it has a maximum tracking speed of 400 inches per second. The primary buttons use Omron D2FC-F-K switches rated at 50 million clicks each, and there are no less than four individually controllable RGB zones.

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