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CORSAIR - GLAIVE RGB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - Aluminum

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Improve your gaming skill and experience with this Corsair GLAIVE gaming mouse. Its contoured shape ensures maximum comfort during marathon play sessions, and the reliable accuracy of the optical sensor lets you reach peak performance. Choose from three interchangeable thumb grips for a customized fit on this Corsair GLAIVE gaming mouse.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Accessories case
    • Corsair GLAIVE RGB USB Optical Gaming Mouse
    • Two thumb grips

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (237 out of 259)

    Features


    Optical technology

    LED lights scan the surface beneath the mouse to detect movement with a fair amount of accuracy, suitable for everyday computing and browsing.

    6 buttons

    Provide access to frequently used commands and functions for powerful control while gaming.

    Aluminum scroll wheel with rubber grip

    Ensures solid response and accuracy.

    Custom, gaming grade 16000 DPI optical sensor

    Ultra-accurate and high-speed tracking engine. Native 16000 DPI resolution, settable to 1 DPI steps, can be custom tuned to virtually any type of mouse pad.

    Contoured shape

    Designed so you can game longer without fatigue.

    Interchangeable thumb grips

    Choose between 3 styles of thumb grips for a tailored fit.

    Dynamic multicolor 3-zone backlighting

    Customizable backlighting immerses you in the game by providing nearly unlimited lighting adjustability.

    Compatible with most versions of Windows

    Works with most PCs.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 259 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Stylish and Functional 9/10

      Posted
      theSDLC
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      There are a ton of different options to choose from when you’re in the market for a gaming mouse. Researching, testing, and finally choosing that perfect mouse can become very time consuming. I used a Logitech G602 Wireless Gaming Mouse for quite some time and I loved it. Unfortunately, it eats through batteries and I got tired of occasional wireless connectivity issues. It also made a weird springy noise when releasing the left mouse button that was audible in recordings. I record training videos professionally, so this was an obvious concern. When I decided to buy a new mouse, my goal was to simply get an updated, corded version of the G602. Enter the G502 Prometheus which was exactly what I was looking for. I tried the mouse at a Best Buy store and BOING. It makes the same exact springy noise that the G602 makes. Be careful what you ask for. The G502 was too similar to the G602. I’m glad the mouse was on display because it was a huge time saver. I then decided to choose based on style, sale price, available features, and reviews (not in that particular order). I picked the Alienware AW558 and the Corsair Glaive (both had nice discounts, good looks, and similar features). I have several Corsair products already, but I didn't want to buy Corsair based on brand only. After trying them both out, I liked (and kept) the Corsair Glaive because: • Admirably high sensitivity options (up to 16k DPI) • DPI on the fly button is easy to use (some caveats below) with 5 customizable DPI settings • Mouse is very responsive for gaming and very precise for Graphic Design and Photo Editing/Retouching. • 3 Customizable grips to fit your style. I use the no-frills, flat one. Work the best for me. • Looks great. The lighting is nice and diffused. There are several areas on the mouse that let the RGB lighting shine through. Other RGB gear can have only one or two small areas for lights which make it seem like an afterthought. • Buttons are solid and easy to reach (even the thumb buttons). The thumb buttons require just the right amount of pressure to activate and are positioned just above where you rest your thumb. No more potential for misclicks! (thumb button misclicks were occasional with the Logitech G602 and quite common with the Alienware AW558). • The Glaive doesn’t have a funky, hand-shaped ergonomic design and this is actually fine. The mouse feels comfortable even after hours of use whether for work or play. If you set your sensitivity nice and high, you hardly have to move the mouse to get the pointer to go great distances even on higher resolution displays. Once you settle on the sensitivity that suits you, it’s almost like you’re holding on to air. A light touch is all you need. No more mouse death grip or constant mouse lifts. Note: I use the mouse on a QHD, 2560 x 1440 display. There has to be a con or two, right? • Most people complain about the CUE software. It has been improved, but there are still some issues. Saving custom settings is fairly easy—even saving your settings to the mouse’s onboard memory—but difficulties can arise if you have 2 or more Corsair items that use CUE or 2 or more custom presets—or both. According to Corsair forums, only some users have experienced issues managing multiple items/profiles in CUE. • There are 5 DPI settings and it would be nice if there was an Up and Down button to cycle through DPI. With the current design, you have to cycle through sequentially with a single button (so going from 1 to 5 or 5 to 4 requires 4 clicks). Additionally, the current DPI setting does not stay lit on the mouse. The lights only function as you are cycling. There is no DPI lighting option in CUE for the Glaive. Since the lights are off by default, you can’t check what DPI setting you’re on by looking at the mouse. There is a thread about this in Corsair forums but no solution. All things considered. This is a great mouse. It solved all the problems I had with my Logitech G602, which was my primary goal, and it has done much more. I thought going back to a corded mouse would be a burden, but it hasn’t been. The benefits far outweigh the smaller issues.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comfortable Mouse

      Posted
      TheDorienGrey
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this mouse when I was in Chicago and I was using my company laptop and got completely sick and tired of using the little trackpad thing on it. I have a really nice gaming PC I built at home and was using just a regular Mouse with it so I decided that I would buy a gaming mouse to use with my laptop and then when I get home use it for gaming. I have a hard time finding a mouse that I'm comfortable with I've owned many gaming mice over the years and there was two Logitech mice that were my absolute favorite mice. I have been loving the look of corsair products for a long time but I've never really taken the plunge into purchasing any of them due to the fact that they are quite expensive. I got this mouse on sale for around $60 and the feel of it is amazing it has 3 different thumb grips I use the one where it sticks out a little ways I always have preferred that I had a Ratz brand Mouse that I loved but it stopped working and unfortunately they no longer make those anymore so I used a regular Mouse for quite a while after the Mad Catz one broke and I'm happy to say this is every part as good as the mad catz brand mice. It has a very similar feel to one of those. I also like it's back buttons on the left hand side they're very comfortable and easy to hit with your thumb. Some mice you have to kind of search to find the buttons they stick out and they're very easy to find. I can't speak to programming buttons and going all out for gaming I generally use an Xbox One controller for my gaming but I will concede that this mouse has made me try more games using a mouse keyboard control simply because of how comfortable it is. The other item that I almost forgot to mention is the speed increase button or DPI increase button however you would like phrase it it's very easy to click and speed things up and slow things down without much of a hassle and without thinking. It makes sniping a lot simpler and games like Fallout 4 for example. The backlighting is pretty cool in the sense that my PC is set up with NZXT Hue plus system with LED strips and their AER fans. So I was able to match what my Lighting on my PC was doing which is kind of cool 2 C in a mouse.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Incredible Mouse... With one Major Flaw

      Posted
      NickG
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Let me start off by saying I absolutely love this mouse. Its great in the hand, it offers a lot of customization both physically and digitally, its responsive, and its nice looking. The only issue I have with it, and this is really the only thing keeping it from being the perfect mouse, is the left click. These mice suffer from what has been dubbed "The Left Click Bug", in which the left mouse button sometimes decides to interpret holding down the button as a double click. This bug can happen right away to the mouse, or take anywhere from a few months to a year for it to happen. In any kind of game where you play as an M1 (someone who mainly holds down left click during play), this is terrible. Ill be trying to shoot as a Heavy in TF2 for example, and the mouse will interpret my holding of the left mouse button as a double click, causing my Mini gun not to fire and the opposing team to basically take free shots until I click again, and then it happens again a short time later. This is a terrible little gremlin to have, and I believe Corsair found the issue to be hardware related, with the only solution to either send the mouse in for replacement, or to disassemble it yourself in a painful process to fix the clicking mechanism, which could void the warranty. Corsair has stated that the most recent batch of mice has fixed this issue. If that is true, I will be returning mine to my local best buy, and hope that is the case.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Mouse. Heavy and large.

      Posted
      Angelo
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Corsair Glaive is my personal favorite of Corsair's lineup of mice. I appreciate the ability to swap the sides, but I found the flat, basic side to be the most comfortable. IMO, it's their best offering, shape wise, and the build is really nice and premium. There are a few issues with it, however. 1) I'm not a fan of the free-flowing side buttons. The gap between the thumb-rest area and the buttons means I have to physically move my thumb off the mouse, hit the button, and return it to it's resting place. I much prefer just being able to slide it from the resting area to the button. 2) The weight is very high for those looking for a top FPS mouse, and play on low DPI/sens, especially the aluminum version, coming in at 127g, and the basic one coming in at 121g. Most gamers aim for a weight under 100g, such as with the Deathadder or the EC1. 3) The area around the Corsair logo tends to get warm after a short time of gaming. I've heard this issue repeatedly around the internet, and although it has not caused me any issues, it is still something that is very interesting considering it was significant enough for me to notice it. Despite this, I really do love the feel of the Glaive when using a palm grip. I have 20/10cm hands, and my hand is perfectly comfortable when gaming, but will quickly fatigue and cause my flicks to be slightly sluggish as a result. I'm sure with time, I'd get used to the weight, but honestly, I really would just prefer a lighter mouse that I can swing around my mouse pad.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Well made, beefy

      Posted
      RyanL1
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      To preface, I am a little biased, almost everything I own is corsair with regards to my PC. One of my favorite features is actually the extra thumb rests for the mouse, I tested each one until i found the one i liked, and it never falls off or has any wiggle room. One con that I have is that even with my relatively large/wide hands, it is still pretty big. Not to say that it is gigantic, but it will definitely fill up your hand. I generally prefer smaller mice, but that is a personal preference. The best part of the mouse is the corsair software. you can reprogram any of the keys, the lighting, and have multiple DPI profiles for different games. You can also have just one DPI profile if you like consistency like me. Another great thing is that the mouse can be configured based on the mouse pad. You can move around your mouse on the mouse pad to find the most optimal tracking. Lastly, one other thing with personal preference is that scroll wheel. It is a little stiff and does not spin a lot. If you like to just spin and fly to the bottom of a page, you may not like it. If you. say. change weapons in a game with the scroll wheel, it may be perfect. Overall great mouse if you prefer bigger mice and amazing customization.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      well built, designed, good value

      Posted
      IronandSteelNJS
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I just bought the Glaive for playing Tom Clancy's Division. I was using a basic ASUS mouse that came with an older budget computer. I like the quality of build of this mouse. It feels very solid, professional, durable. It is much heavier than the ASUS mouse which was feather light. Also it's much bigger than the other mouse, so I'm still getting used to the weight and size but overall I think it provides more confidence and smooth play. The swappable thumb rests are are designed well and have a secure, firm magnetic mounting with just the right amount of magnetic force to keep it firmly attached but not overly difficult to remove. The RGB lighting looks sharp, not too gaudy or childish. The resolution and back, forward buttons and wheel all feel high quality, durable build. Might need to get a bigger mouse pad though with the bigger size.. Currently I'm using a Belkin neoprene pad with a gel wrist support that takes up a lot of the area that might be better used for mouse travel. Might consider a pad with a crisper plastic surface that might provide faster speed with less effort. Well worth the $55. Would have been happy paying $75.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Durable modular and familiar shape

      Posted
      Jakob
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      feels very sturdy in hand it is 120g so it is a bit heavier than some people might prefer and it is a fairly large shape reminiscent of the Razer deathadder one of the most common mice for fps gaming. the modular side grips are fairly nice and do not feel loose on the mouse I recommend this mouse for anyone that likes the deathadders shape has large hands or likes keeping their entire hand on the mouse you can program the forward or back button to be a sniper button if if you wanted and have 5 dpi settings saved to onboard memory pros 3367 sensor with dpi steps of 1 100 -16000 very durable mixture of plastic metal and rubber modular side grips for right handed users weight feels balanced throughout the mouse cons weight might be too high for some players liking shape is not for everyone as the mouse is quite large the mouse has RGB lighting however you can not change the color of the dpi indicators they will always be blue

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Decent, but issues with build quality

      Posted
      casualgamer
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I purchased this mouse on 12/27/17 and have been using it everyday for gaming. The mouse is perfect for my hands as I have big hands and I tend to move a lot. The weight of the mouse prevents me from lifting my mouse easily which is a good thing for me, but this is mainly a preference thing. The main issue with this mouse is the poor build quality of the mouse. The two side buttons on the left feel cheap and stick when I try to press them, leading to an unresponsive button click. Though, my main gripe with the mouse is the random double clicking that occurs on LMB + RMB (the main buttons you use on a mouse). This issue seems to be a common issue for this mouse and it's been present during the entire lifespan of the mouse (launch to now). Corsair has definitely dropped the ball when it comes to quality control.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend




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