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CORSAIR - DARK CORE Wireless 9 Button Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 211 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wired or Wireless Competitive Edge

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    Trobadour
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    ---SETUP--- The setup of the Corsair wireless mouse was simple. It has a rechargeable battery that needs to be fully charged before wireless use. After plugging it in out of the box, the mouse was fully charged in 35 minutes. My PC automatically recognized the mouse peripheral and began to install the drivers for functionality. After that, I was able to use the mouse. ---FEATURES--- The key feature of this gaming mouse is that it has 9 programmable buttons. Some buttons have features that can give you the edge in a multiplayer match. For example, there is a sniper button, which causes your crosshair in a match to slow down for precision shooting. The maximum dots per inch (DPI) is 16000, perfect for that quick aim in shooters. This mouse also has a magnetic attachment that can make it easier for southpaw gamers to use the mouse. There are three options for using your mouse, wired, wireless with the included 2.4 ghz wireless receiver, and wireless via bluetooth. ---PERFORMANCE--- The performance of this mouse was great. I tested all three options and couldn’t notice a significant difference between the wired, 2.4 ghz, or the bluetooth connectivity. I still prefer the wired option but don’t be afraid to go wireless. The first game I tested with this mouse was a third person shooter called Darwin Project. I re-programmed the buttons in the mouse to be able to run, chop for materials, and construct several of the perks. I felt like it did improve my abilities in-game, as I was fully aware of all the buttons I needed to press without the guesswork from the keyboard. I also tested this mouse with a more fast-paced game like PUBG. Again, I couldn’t tell a big difference in using the mouse with a wire, with 2.4 ghz, or with bluetooth. Mapping the buttons on the mouse to the more commonly pressed items really helped a lot, though. ---EXPECTATIONS--- The product meets my expectations. So far, the mouse has been a great asset to the enjoyment of my game. The only downside for me was that if you are using the mouse wirelessly, then the mouse doesn’t automatically turn off together with your computer. It’s not something that you should be concerned about if you plan to use it wired, but if your not used to using a wireless mouse, then expect to add one more little routine post-gaming and flip that off switch. ---VALUE--- The price for the mouse in terms of value is competitive compared to other mice in their category. ---APPROVAL--- I recommend this product for gamers who play mostly shooters and want a competitive edge, especially is you main snipers. I also recommend this product for people who want to free up a USB device (their current mouse) and go wireless (via bluetooth). You won’t be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality hardware with tons of customization

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    Batlacit
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    I’ve long been a fan of Corsair’s hardware for my gaming PC builds, but I’ve never really checked out anything that goes outside of the case. I’m happy to say that their reputation for quality remains intact. The Dark Core RGB is a tastefully understated (by RGB standards) design which doesn’t boast overly aggressive styling or massive arrays of macro buttons, but still manages to squeeze everything that a gamer really needs into a highly versatile and extremely accurate optical mouse. Your choice in mouse is ultimately going to come down to personal preference more than anything else though, and if you can’t try one out yourself it can be difficult to tell how much one person’s preferences line up with your own. So I’ve done my best to compile a list of pros and cons as I see them so you can hopefully figure out how it does in the areas you feel are most important. Pros: The mouse manages to find that sweet spot between heft and lightness. You can zip this around your desk nearly effortlessly, but never feel like you don’t have control over it. Tons of options to fine tune and customize the performance within the Cue software allows you to switch quickly between speed and precision modes, a boon not only for gamers, but also artists, designers, and anyone else who needs to engage in high precision work with their mouse. The RGB effects are cool without being bright enough to light up a room, and very customizable. The optical sensor really does seem to work on just about anything. Even dachshunds (though the wiener dog in my test case was less impressed by this feature than I was.) Tons of options for connectivity and remarkably good wireless response with virtually no lag, even over Bluetooth. The exchangeable side grips can be used to keep the mouse’s profile small or provide a more solid base for added control and comfort. Overall build quality just feels solid and it’s very comfortable to hold. The RF receiver comes with an adapter that allows you to plug it into the braided USB cord intended to be used for wireless mode. Not only does this help get the receiver out in the open where you’re least likely to get interference, but it makes it very convenient to switch between wireless and wired modes on the fly depending on what you need at the time. Onboard memory allows you to store macros and settings within the mouse and bring it with you rather than needing to set things up on each computer. Cons: As far as I can tell, the only way to get the most advanced features out of the mouse is if you use it in wired or 2.4 ghz wireless modes. Which is somewhat disappointing if you’re planning to use this for a laptop and don’t want to bring the dongle with you. In that vein, no internal storage space for the dongle like you get with some other models of mice. Again, very useful if you plan to use this with a gaming laptop. Your hand ends up covering most of the RGB lighting effect areas during normal use, so there’s some question as to how much anyone’s ever going to see the cool lighting profile you whipped up for it. The forward and back buttons are a little awkwardly placed around the sniper button. It’s very easy to miss the forward button thanks to the concave shape of the buttons, which leaves you only a small sliver to press down on. No support for horizontal scrolling. I missed this feature very early on when using the mouse for non-gaming tasks. While it does have 9 buttons, half of those go to controlling the mouse rather than being usable in game. While they can be remapped, you will end up losing some of those features. One final note: I’ve seen a lot of other reviews for this product mention bad experiences with the Cue software. I kind of lucked out in this regard, as just a day before I got the mouse they released an updated version on their website. While I wouldn’t call it perfect, it does seem to be a noticeable improvement and I haven’t run across problems with stability or adjusting the settings. It still does require some basic knowledge about what you’re adjusting, but I didn’t see anything in the latest revision that I’d call a deal breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse, Corsair make a winner!

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    Idoc
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    Well Corsair finally made a gaming mouse that looks and feels as good as it works. This is a high precision mouse with RGB lighting. The Rainbow mode has ever changing colors but if you have a favorite you can set it to that color. There is no noticeable heat in the palm area from the corsair logo. Weight and Size This mouse is on the heavy side, I really like that! The weight gives stability and improves fine movements. The size is perfect for my hand which I feel is average size. This mouse has a thumb rest on the left side and swap-able magnetic panels one without a rest and one with it for the right side. Buttons The scroll wheel has excellent feedback and the click pressure on all the buttons are heavy enough to prevent accidental clicks but not so heavy that it prevents you from clicking when required. There are additional buttons to the left of the left click button that can be programmed for anything you desire. On the left side there is a three button pad with a sniper button in the middle and a forward and back button. The sniper button lowers the DPI to allow better aiming of weapons. There is a button behind the scroll wheel that changes your profile or anything else you program it to do. Software The Corsair utility engine (CUE) is a comprehensive utility that allows you to change almost every setting you can think of on this mouse including the RGB lighting color and patterns. It is really complicated and difficult to use. I finally figured it out but it is not very intuitive. Hopefully Corsair will continue to work on CUE to make it more user friendly. Pre-built profiles for popular games would also be a great addition. Of note there is an active user forum to discuss and find solutions for many games and applications. Charging This mouse will last all day with heavy usage. Charging is accomplished with the included long USB A to micro USB that doubles as a wired connection. This mouse is also Qi wireless charging compatible! You can buy a Qi charging mat ($15-$40) and never have to plug this mouse in to charge. The Qi charging is slow but it will charge the mouse overnight. Overall this is a great mouse for gaming and graphics/media use. In my hand it is the best feeling mouse I have owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best gaming mouses I've used

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    TechNerd
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    I recently had the chance to try out the CORSAIR - DARK CORE. If you're looking for a quick answer for this mouse, it's one of the best mouses for gaming. I have both a PC and a Mac. Game on the PC and edit video and photos on my Mac. I've found the mouse very useful for both. Let's start off with out of the package, in the box you get the mouse which as a built in battery, a very nice braided micro USB cord, a micro USB adaptor and a interchangeable right side wing plate; its like a ring and pinky finger rest. My cubical mate I found this interchangeable wing plate very comfortable, you did have to let you 2 remaining fingers drag against the mousepad or desk. The wing plate is magnetic so it easily snaps into place with ease. The built in battery is very convenient, with other mouses and trackpads I'd have to change out the battery every once in a while which if you're into saving the environment horrible. With the built in battery I could just plug it in for the night and let it charge. The RGB lights are a plus it matches my Gaming keyboard. For the gaming segment of this review, I like the buttons and functionality and it's AWESOME that is has up to 16,000 DPI, I use all these DPI for both gaming when I'm just sniping and also when I'm photo editing. with my older mouse had up to 4,000 DPI which was nice but I needed more when editing photos. Gaming was buttery smooth with the Dark Core and I found most of the added buttons very useful. I didn't notice any lag as i did with some other wireless mouse. this is one of CORSAIR's marketing points. this is easily my new favorite mouse! Now for the not so good of the mouse, you can use this with a Mac and photo editing works great but other support like through software programming, CORSAIR doesn't really have support for it. On the other hand PC, you can download the user interface for it from CORSAIR's website. Bluetooth with my mac is a bit of a problem so I have to use the USB adaptor. I've heard of other people having issues with connectivity. Overall, I like this mouse very much and I'd be confident recommending it to anyone looking for a gaming mouse or even a mouse for photo editing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Winner, Winner, Perfect Precision Dinner!

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    CrysisComplex
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    Corsair Dark Core is precision master while having a ton of features at a low price for gamers. I am extremely pleased with the Dark Core ergonomics, honestly, the soft touch materials combined with the comfortable shape that fits in the hand perfectly is always nice to touch. You can tell this mouse was made for very long sessions of play. I played PUBG and Fortnight hours without feeling like the mouse was uncomfortable due to the textured surface of the mouse. Clearly, this was designed for maximum comfort and support. You can set up the Dark Core through Bluetooth or you can use the 2.4 GHz adapter that's included. There is a total of 9 whopping buttons on the mouse that is programmable giving you tons of buttons in one spot. There is onboard profile storage for lighting effects, Macros, and DPI settings. if you looking for a good gaming mouse this is it. As a Gamer, there is one thing you would be worried about and that's battery life. The battery life does last the 24 hours it advertises or near it. Performance for PC games is out of this world. The mouse is rated at 16,000 DPI in sensitivity and 1,000Hz polling all of this is going through a 1 ms 2.4GHz wireless connection. Let me tell you that all of this is good and you would never lag behind because if the mouse at all. every inch you move with precision especially with games like CS:GO. Personally, it feels just as good as wired gaming mouse. Other goodies this controller have is RGB colors that change on its own, It's also bright popping with colors. You can use a Qi mat for wireless charging, Corsair MM1000 Qi is their own mat that can charge mouse (and phone) while you use the mouse. I don't have this but certainly something I want to try later in the future. Overall Corsair Dark Core has delivered on one of the best wireless gaming mice I've ever used. The price is nice, Tons of buttons, RGB lights, good performance, great design, Qi Wireless...It's so much to the mouse at the pice that it is how can you pass it up? If you game on PC this is a must-have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great gaming mouse...that's almost unusable

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    SgtRock
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    This mouse looks and feels amazing. Out of the box it looks sharp, and feels heavy (but not too heavy) and has some great customization options to it such as thumb rests for either side, and being able to use it either wired or without wires. It even includes a 2.4 Ghz wireless dongle that is easy to connect, and finds the mouse immediately. It's incredibly responsive--especially for a wireless mouse. There was NO delay from mouse movement to screen response. Unfortunately if you want to make adjustments this is where the issues begin... If you want to get into the best features of this mouse things start to fall apart. There are a TON of programmable buttons. More than I'll ever use, frankly, even as a gamer. A couple of them are "buttons" but their location makes them kind of useless (the thumb buttons above the dual thumb button for example--I have very large hands but still couldn't comfortable get to them.). You can also change the led colors, along with various other customizations. Upon opening this mouse and connecting it I went through the "manual' thoroughly, assuming there would be something about how to customize it. I found short guides as to how to connect, but nothing about any sort of software OR any mention of how to customize it. The "CUE" software that is Corsair's proprietary software to program all of their peripherals is mentioned on the box, but that's it. I didn't know I had to download it to customize until searching online for a while, so that was a hassle that could have been very easily avoided. It's possible I missed some sort of slip of paper that was in the box, but I looked everywhere and found nothing. Mentioning this in the set-up guide seems like the smartest place to do it, but it's not there as of now. Once I realized I had to download software from Corsair it was fairly easy to find it. Downloading and installing it was also very easy. Trying to open it all was frustrating. It crashed or locked up three times before I finally just restarted my system. After a restart I was able to open it. From there virtually NOTHING is easy to use. I'm good with this sort of thing, but I felt like a child poking around and just trying various things to see what would work. There is very little explanation to any of it. It took a while to figure out how to map the buttons, change the colors, etc. Then, after two days, I had to do it again as my profile seemed to have fallen out of the system. Frustrating enough that I didn't want to bother trying again. All-in-all it's a great product with terrible supporting software. If Corsair can fix that (which seems like it should be pretty easy) then I'd be happy to recommend it as I loved the way it feels and how crazy responsive it is. Since one of the main reasons you're likely purchasing this is to use those bells and whistles I can't really recommend this until the software is fixed.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very Customizable Gaming Mouse

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    Daddio
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    The Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse is a relative newcomer to the Gaming Mouse market and has the advantage of being designed after other manufacturers had already showed what works and what doesn’t with these specialized devices; In other words, the advantage of hindsight. To be competitive, Gaming Mice must have very fast response times to counter the movements of AI enemies and human opponents in high level game competitions. A Gaming Mouse has to have extremely accurate hardware and software so that the slightest movement to the left or right will track the crosshairs accurately down to a single pixel. Once aimed, the click of the mouse button must immediately transmit that action to the gaming computer that the mouse is controlling, to get the shot precisely on target before the target moves. The Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse does all of this very well and even has the ability to change the sensitivity of the high-end PMW 3367 Optical Sensor built into it. Like all modern Gaming Mice, the Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse has so many bells and whistles (button mapping, sniper button, optional magnetically attached contour pads, etc., etc.) that it would take far too long to list them here. Suffice it to say, it has them all. PROS: - Has a very modern look with no-slip padded surfaces to maintain control, even with sweaty palms. - Can be used with the included USB 3.0 wired connection for ultimate speed and response or the included USB 3.0 wireless dongle. It also offers wireless Bluetooth connectivity if the computer being used is capable. - Ultra fast 1 millisecond response time even in one of the wireless modes. - The Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse can be charged by plugging in the included Micro USB cable or by placing it on any Qi™ wireless charging pad that are used by many newer cell phones today. Corsair also offers a Mouse Pad that has a Qi Wireless Charging area in the corner that will charge the mouse between games, or a Qi chargeable cell phone during a game. - Comfortable button placement for larger hands. CONS: - Because of all of its features (including Qi charging), the Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse is relatively heavy at 4.5 ounces. - Like many products today, the Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse has poor documentation. Only a “Quick Guide” comes in the box and it barely shows how to use the mouse, let alone remap the buttons. There is no comprehensive guide for features and use offered either in printed or downloadable form. There is an App Corsair calls a “Utility Engine” that must be downloaded on the computer to check for the latest software version. It contains lots of virtual buttons to make lots of changes and adjustments to the Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse, but gives almost no explanation of how to do it or what the App can actually do. CONCLUSION: - The Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse is very good, but that’s to be expected of High-end gaming mice in this category. It doesn’t offer any feature that is completely unique or groundbreaking, but it will match anything the competition (Logitech, Razer, Steel Series, etc.) offers. The Corsair Dark Core RGB Wireless Mouse is a good fit for my gaming PC system and I’m very pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Falls short of being a good gaming mouse

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    BravoMan
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    The Dark Core Wireless Gaming Mouse by Corsair provides gamers with the functionality of having a wireless gaming mouse with the flexibility of a wired mouse. The mouse can be used by either connecting the proprietary 2.4 GHz receiver to your computer or connecting the mouse to your computer via Bluetooth, adding to the convenience that is provided by this mouse. A sleek black design with a total of 9 buttons, the majority of which can be programmed using the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE). The Dark Core Wireless Gaming Mouse also has RBG lighting that can be adjusted through the Corsair Utility Engine. Installing the mouse was no problem and my computer was able to pick it up immediately (thank you Plug-n-Play), but when I downloaded and installed the Corsair Utility Engine, I was having a difficult time getting the mouse configured. After the mouse received its firmware update, I started customizing the settings on my mouse. Adjusting the DPI settings, enabling a static color for the RBG lights, and testing the action/macro system. After I was done setting up my configuration, I noticed you don’t have the option to set a specific profile as your default and when I closed the Corsair Utility Engine since I was done, my profile was changed to back to the OEM default. Frustrated, I tried it again only to run into the same exact issue. At this point I gave up on creating a custom profile and made my changes to the default profile, which that time it saved my settings and I was up and running. The next issue I immediately ran into was with the placement of the buttons on the mouse. The large thumb button which is labeled in CUE as “Sniper” is a good size and easy to hit with my thumb, the bad thing though is that two additional buttons were placed on the left and right side of the thumb button. The button to the right is also easy to hit (since all you have to do is pull your thumb back), but the button on the left is difficult to hit, which usually requires you to move your hand slightly to reach the button. As you can imagine, especially when you’re gaming, the few milliseconds it takes to adjust and hit the left button (for a macro or whatnot) next to the thumb button could mean death in your game. There are two additional buttons located on the left side of the Left Mouse Button (LMB). The placement of these buttons are also not natural for the hand and requires that your finger be moved slightly and be angled to hit either button. Overall, the mouse is a decent option if you’re looking for a device that supports a proprietary 2.4 GHz receiver, connect via Bluetooth, or use a USB cable to be a wired mouse. For gaming, there are several issues with the design that might be an issue for some people. The Corsair Utility Engine software could definitely use some work so that it can be more intuitive instead of being a nuisance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Mouse and Software!

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    Wraith
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    My last gaming PC was well before the explosion of gaming hardware you see nowadays from companies like Corsair. Were there nicer mice than others, sure, but nothing on the scale you see now. I asked a few friends that never got out of the PC upgrade game on the mice they liked and Corsair got quite a few mentions so I decided to give the Dark Core a shot. I am pretty darn happy with this mouse. The feel of the mouse is great and I really like that it comes with an additional plate for the right hand side of the mouse because it gives a little platform for your pinky and keeps it out of the way. I never noticed just how much that finger drags on my desk but now that I have used this one, my mouse at work actually feels funny. Another thing I like about the ergonomics are the buttons and their actuations. It is easy to reach all of the buttons and they give a nice tactile click so that you feel it as well as hear it. The software suite for the Dark Core is also really nice and makes it incredibly easy to change the led coloring, button layout, and responsiveness. It is also nice in that it is a unified software platform so that if you own multiple devices, you can control and sync them all through the same program. Now I know that this has become quite common with many peripheral companies but I liked the ease of use of the Corsair software. I also appreciated the calibration software that tailored the responsiveness of the mouse to my pad. In the past I was always forced to use the slider controls and ballpark the setting but running the quick little calibration tool dialed it right in for a really nice setting. Right now I'm running it wired so responsiveness has been top notch but I like that I also have the option of both Bluetooth as well as RF through the adaptor. You can never complain when you have so many options for connection and it ensures the greatest versatility for a wide range of platforms. Again, I am very happy with the Corsair Dark Core mouse and I think that I'm going to stick with Corsair when I go pick out my gaming keyboard. If they do as well with keyboards as they do mice, I think I will be really happy with it as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A decent overall mouse but flawed software...

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    jago
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    I really like the look and feel of this mouse. The semi-rubber like texture on top and where your thumb rests feels good and snug in your hand. All of the 9 buttons feel secure and respond well when you click them. The LED lighting effects are pretty neat as well. You have three options on how to connect this mouse. You can use either the included 2.4 GHz dongle, BlueTooth, or the USB cable that is included. The battery only lasts 24 hours, so if you are gaming alot, I recommend using the USB cable, its actually a really nice cable that is wrapped in woven type material. The sensor that is inside the mouse is super fast and responsive and works on most surfaces. My glass desk was fine for it, but I generally use a mousepad. They have included an additional winged tip for your pinky finger that just attaches via a magnet. Pretty slick. I found the software to be super clunky and not very user friendly. I found that there was a firmware update that I had to do, but even that was a pain. You are supposed to be able to create different profiles for color schemes, dpi settings, button settings ect., but I have not been able to export them to the mouse. There is no clear cut way to do that as far as I can see. Also, the profile settings will not work via BT, only the USB or dongle option. Overall, its a nice mouse and I plan on using it for more than just gaming, but I do love the sniper button to help steady my shot when it counts the most!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

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    Right out of the box, the Cosair is very sleek and modern. Though, fair warning, it is a more complicated mouse that requires a bit of reading in the instructions. They are hidden in a small compartment above the mouse, and are easily found as you pull the mouse out. The overall design is very nice; textured for easy grip, buttons placed in comfortable spots for quick reaction time, and interchangeable grips. It runs as smooth as its appearance, with a few downfalls. If you prefer your sensitivity low, this mouse is for you. If not, you will have to hope what program, whether it be for gaming purposes or you just enjoy a nice mouse, has an adjustable sensitivity, for it’s purpose. Please keep in mind that the movement will begin to slow down and occasionally stop when the mouse is low battery. The breaks in response get closer together the lower the charge is, so one would recommend keeping it at mid to high charge for its best performance. The mouse does come with an adapter to make it wired, and also has a Bluetooth feature that allows you to not use the small receiver that comes with the mouse. The adapter works fairly well, so using the mouse wired is an option if you’d rather not have to wait the thirty minutes it takes to get the mouse all the way to full battery. There are three cells of energy on the battery indicator, each lasting about 40-60 minutes. When I took it out of the box it had two cells charged already (this is medium charge). It doesn’t take long at all to charge about 30 minutes to an hour to charge fully. When you’re using it for gaming purposes, in my opinion, the battery doesn’t last long. I’m assuming because of the flashy LEDs but I don’t think you can turn those off. I was able to adjust the LED settings but I was not able to turn them completely off. (They can be a little distracting at times.) Would I buy this product again? Yes, I really hope that there are more colors. Would I recommend to friends or family? Yes!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Software Good Hardware

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    Kuro
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    Love the mouse love the way it felt love the accessories that came with it but Corsair just Falls flat on their software. I set up the mouse I repeatedly deleted all the profiles that came preloaded in it I repeatedly deleted them from the Corsair cue software as well and yet they reappeared constantly. While I was using the mouse it would freeze and then the directional movements and other buttons would start to do different things that weren't normal for a couple seconds kind of almost like a robot turning motion you would have to constantly unplug and replug the mouse to try and get it to sync backup and work correctly if you would like a wireless and wired mouse that is a gaming mouse that will work without any problems purchase a Razer I bought the Lancehead and not a single problem as well the software from razer it's a lot more robust you actually can quickly and easily assign keys without having to find the bubble and fill in the bubble that you want to assign a new key to you just press the key. As well another bone to pick about Corsair cue software if anyone out there has any Corsair link products the cue software is actually trying to load the link software custom configuration capabilities such as RBG lights ect they are trying to load that customization into the cue software now I have a Corsair Mouse but I've actually had to delete the software so my link products will work properly so I no longer have the cue software on my computer though I still own one Corsair Mouse. In Corsair products are just so much more reasonably priced than razer products maybe they need to charge more and get a better software development team Logitech I've never had any problems with Logitech either but I don't currently own any of their mice I'm sure they have great Wireless wired mice as well. Their software is of an equal quality to Razer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable, Cool Look, Mostly Good

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    The34Car
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    Good: This mouse is comfortable for long sessions and is convertible to two different physical configurations so you can choose your preference. There are also three different button configurations that you can choose from and they are all customizable and saved on board so you can take them along anywhere with your mouse. The RGB colors are nice looking and are also somewhat customizable. A lot of gaming rigs have colored lighting effects but come with a standard mouse, so this mouse would be a good upgrade in such cases. The mouse can be used via Bluetooth with the supplied dongle plugged into an open usb port on your rig, through 2.4 gHz wi-fi or through a braided usb wired connection (supplied). Bad: I've experienced strange pointer movements with this mouse, even when using the wired connection. I've had on screen drifts and pointer jumps, and I've also experienced some left clicks that didn't register. These haven't been frequent, but have happened enough times to make me wonder what's going on. My standard mouse has been more accurate than this one as far as not messing up (but it doesn't have nine buttons). Overall this is a good mouse with nice, flexible features. Hopefully the performance issues I've had will be minimal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless mouse could be better

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    Titan5178
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    Pros - Very good feel and weight to it RGB Features Excellent Battery Life Bluetooth or 2.4 Ghz support 16000 DPI Included pinky grip Sniper button Cons - $10 more for wireless charging? I love this mouse. It is well designed with a very good feel and weight to it and glides smoothly on my large Corsair mouse pad. It’s heavier than some other mice you can buy these days but I prefer a heavier mouse. You can download the Corsair Utility Engine software which allows you to customize the RGB LEDs. The software can be a little tricky to use, it is very buggy at this time. There is a switch on the bottom of the mouse that allows you to switch between 2.4Ghz and Bluetooth. While Bluetooth is convenient and you may be tempted to just leave the 2.4Ghz adapter in the box you are going to want to use it for the absolute best gaming performance. I’ve used wireless gaming mice in the past and have honestly written them off because I would always run into issues where the pointer did not smoothly track across my screen as well as a wired mouse would. I haven’t had this issue with this mouse yet, it seems to track well even with the high refresh rate of my 144hz GSync monitor. The only downside I really have for this mouse is I’m a little puzzled as to why Corsair markets two versions of this mouse. One with Qi wireless charging and this one which does not have the feature for only a $10 difference. With Qi compatible devices and pads becoming more popular is it worth it to save $10 now if you plan on keeping the device for several years? Overall I recommend this mouse but for $10 more would choose the one with wireless charging instead.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse if a bit on the Light Side

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    OmieOne
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    This is a great mouse that can work cabled, wireless via its own dongle or Bluetooth giving it a lot of versatility. My only gripe is it is a bit on the light side compared to my Corsair M65. This feeling a lot lighter then the M65 I tend to lift it from my desk, however the senor still picks up a great signal as I do it. Using this mouse, besides the weight, feels great in my hand. The fact that it has three savable profiles to the mouse, for lighting and DPI is awesome. It means I don't need the to run the CUE software (which has gotten a lot better) to manage the color, DPI etc. I can just switch saved profiles. The USB cable is also great, not your usual USB, but braided like there normal mouse cables, just detachable and I enjoy the fact that USB plug on the mouse is designed in such a way that it will only plug in one way. YAY no more dark fumbling. Using the mouse pluggd in or wireless I didn't notice a difference in the game play. I was still as bad as I normally am. But I missed with the accuray in all three modes, Bluetooth, Wireless Dongle and Cable. This is a great little mouse, esp. if you like them on the lighter side. I have large hands, but it fits mine fine with no issues and I had no discomfort in use. Battery will last good while, Corsair rates it for 24 hours, I haven't had a chance to play that long, but its still charged for me. If you need a mouse and want wired and wireless, with an option for Bluetooth for your laptop on the go, you won't go wrong with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Wireless Mouse I've Tried

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    Susman
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    My journey to find a new gaming mouse started with the Logitech G903, that mouse had incredible feedback for a wireless mouse and amazing connectivity; except for some malfunction in the mouse that turned the left click into a back button. I returned that and bought the Razer lancehead wireless, which was a disaster. That mouse couldn't keep up a consistent connection and the laser sensor felt off. After that I finally got this mouse, a mouse that I didn't want to get because of the bad reviews, I was just running out of options. To my surprise though, this was the best mouse out of all of them. The hardware and the base mouse software have worked flawlessly. I have only seen wireless connectivity issues when I'm actually trying to mess with settings in a game or on the mouse. Which leads to the only real flaw and that's corsairs mouse management software. Yeah more often than not, the lights shut down on the mouse when I open up the software , but the mouse still works and the lights that tell you what DPI setting your on still work. There are also times when the software will bug out when your working on the mouse settings and disconnects the mouse completely; I've found the solution is to turn off and on the mouse and reconnect the wireless dongle as well. Overall, this has been the best wireless mouse I've used, and I've gone through quite a few recently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Mouse, Terrible Software

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    After the first day of purchase my mouse will not even connect to the included wireless receiver. I had purchased this mouse because it was Corsair and would go great with all my other corsair products, that is not the case, without the included Charging cable plugged into the mouse I cannot even use it. It just does not respond without the Cable plugged in, which makes the price tag of the mouse hurt just a little more because it should be wireless. There were also some connection issues when the Wireless Receiver did work, I was seeing the mouse jump across the screen even though the Receiver was a small distance away from the Mouse. The Corsair CUE software has messed up and at one point showed that i had TWO separate Dark Core Mice connected when I only have one, and I had tried repairing the software, and that did not work. I had also tried Uninstalling and Reinstalling the CUE software to fix the Wireless Receiver Issue multiple times, but that also did not work. I really want to like this mouse but it is way too buggy and CUE would not even start up at times and would crash when first loading up even after a fresh restart of my computer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING Mouse with 2 MAJOR FLAWS

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    Absolution
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    AMAZING Mouse with 2 MAJOR flaws. I only deducted a star as the flaw is somewhat related I suspect. Having used this mouse since it first came out to the public... PROS -The feel of this mouse is PERFECT for people with long fingers. I have not felt instantly comfortable with any mouse ever since the G5/G7 series from the Logitech. This mouse got it right. -The glide is SUPER smooth -Being right handed, I love that the left side of the mouse has a big resting spot for my thumb yet has 0 impact on control. CONS -CUE Software on this mouse is EXTREMELY buggy. I suspect this mouse needs a firmware update without a doubt because it leads to the next flaw. -If you use this mouse connected, it's perfect. However, if you use the mouse wirelessly, it has some annoying random ghost movements. Meaning, it moves sporadically all over the place. I notice though it's less likely if you plug in the USB dongle directly to the PC than with the wire connector. I'm also hoping that the CUE software can fix this issue. Until the wireless issue is fixed, I'm using this mouse as a wired mouse. The pros outweigh the cons significantly and I just frankly love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great gaming mouse, but also a nice mouse too

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    This mouse comes with many ways to connect. You can use as a wired mouse. You can use bluetooth. Or you can connect 2.4ghz with the included dongle. To take full advantage of this great mouse, you need to download the utility. There are 9 programmable buttons, and to get firmware updates you'll need the download. As for the physical feel of the mouse, it works for me. I have average to long fingers and it fits like it was made for me. There is a resting tray on the left side for you to rest you thumb and it lets your thumb move while you move the mouse. When you are gaming, you have to have things that are not only better for your hand/fingers, but also give you an edge when gaming. Playing games with this mouse has me feeling much more confident. Using the mouse for normal computer use also feels great. I really like this mouse, and you will too. It has a built in battery and while it says 24 hour battery life, I will have to see. So far it arrived with only 1 bar of battery and it has been working fine for hours. So, I'll run it down and then recharge it. Bestbuy has a great return policy. Give it a try and if you think it isn't for you, you can return it.....I am happy with it and I'm sure you will be happy with it too! P.S. - I love the many lights on this mouse, it looks so cool!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mouse, feels great, buggy CUE software

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    jspataro99
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    Good mouse, feels great, buggy CUE software My Best Buy® Elite Member February 5, 2018 I bought this mouse to pair with the Corsair K95 RGB keyboard. The mouse works well and seems to stay connected via the 2.4Ghz connection. It fits well in your hand thanks to the contoured shape, and can be switched to a left hand mouse with an included attachable left thumb rest. It is also nice to have a wired/charging vs. two different wireless options, and no removable batteries that need to be replaced. I removed one star because, when paired with a Corsair keyboard with onboard lighting profiles, the mouse will only sync with a saved profile if the CUE software is running, which adds one more program running in the background if you want your mouse to sync with your keyboard lights. Otherwise, the mouse defaults to the first profile loaded into it when CUE is not running. Also, you have to reset the DPI setting every time you change the lighting profile or power it on for the first time. Otherwise, it works well with Corsair keyboards when CUE is running. If you're looking for a nice high DPI gaming mouse, this is certainly one of the better options.

    I would recommend this to a friend