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CORSAIR - GLAIVE Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting - Aluminum-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 415 reviews

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stylish and Functional 9/10

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    theSDLC
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    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
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    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
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable and Precise

    Posted
    VeteranPCgamer
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    I went through about 4 different gaming mice before finding the one that was JUST right for me and that was the Glaive. I have semi big hands and majority of gaming mice are small that my wrist starts to hurt after awhile. I originally wanted the Hyper X Pro FPS cause I used it on the display machine they had and man was it comfortable but then this was on sale and had customizable grips which was the selling point for me. If you like the mouse to fit in your entire hand with being able to grip it then this is for you. Even if you like smaller ones you can switch out the grips to find what fits you best, my fiance changes out to the smaller grips when she uses and loves it too. She just uses the computer for homework and other stuff. lol Some reviews complained that it felt like cheap plastic or broke later, I bought the 2 year warranty so if that does happen I get a free replacement. Only $5 and solves that problem if it does happen. lol

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Mouse. Heavy and large.

    Posted
    Angelo
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    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
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    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

    Very Comfortable Mouse for Long Playing Sessions

    Posted
    jikhead
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    I bought this mouse after using the Corsair M65 Elite for a few months. I bought that mouse for the dedicated sniper button. While the macro would work in-game for some settings, I could not get it to work with the actual scope in-game. Beyond that, I found my thumb being very uncomfortable sitting on the sniper button as the natural tendency was to not press on it. This affected my overall grip on the mouse. It only took a very short while to get used to the Glaive. The Glaive has a better overall grip that suits my palm, and I like having the 3 detachable thumb styles to choose from. They are easy on/off with a magnet, and they are rubberized which was it more comfortable and grippy for the thumb. I've been using it for about a month now, and have been enjoying a lot more than the M65 Elite. It makes longer gaming sessions much more comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mouse

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    Benjy
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    I've used many different mouses, ranging from HyperX, Logitech, Razer, and I'm very picky when it comes to mice and keyboards. I've used the Logitech G402 for a long while, mainly because it was simple and comfortable. The Corsair Glaive is: -smooth on the surface -low liftoff range (if any at all) -feels heavy, but premium -smooth rubber comfortable grip (demo @ bestbuy) -ergonomic feel, however, I don't like the textured grip on right -clicking sounds natural and feels pleasant -somewhat heavy scroll wheel, slight silent clicks -straightforward and nicely designed software [includes= surface calibration, DPI, RGB, macro, misc settings (angle snap, pointer precision, response of button)] https://www.corsair.com/us/en/downloads I'd compare this to the Razer Mamba Elite, however I'd give this win to the Corsair Glaive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    well built, designed, good value

    Posted
    IronandSteelNJS
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    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
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    My first Corsair mouse

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    HappyShopper
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    Coming from a Logitech G700s it took me a little bit to adjust to the button placement. I do like the user swappable thumb rest, however, the button placement is too far to the rear for me. Corsair's mouse software needs some work as it's nowhere near as refined as Logitech's gaming software. Settings are awkward to access and not as intuitive. Yes it has rgb lighting that you can adjust to static, which I use, or set it to change. At least the mouse body itself is large enough for my large hands. I really wish that the newer Logitech mice were shaped differently as I didn't want to leave them, otherwise, I'd never have bought this mouse. I hope there are more alternative available when I have to replace this one as I won't buy it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent, but issues with build quality

    Posted
    casualgamer
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    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

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Uncomfortable

    Posted
    Buddy
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    I currently use the Corsair Sabre (for about 2-3 years), and after using the Glaive for one gaming sesion, I have figured out that the size of the Sabre is actually perfect for my hand. Although, I think the only thing that made the Glaive uncomfortable is not that it is a bigger mouse but that the buttons are barelly too far back, my thumb doesn't rest comfortably on the side buttons, I have to hold the mouse like a claw to use the side buttons. Using the Sabre, my hand can cover the whole mouse, my palm touching it, and my thumb rests on the front side button and a little rocking of the thumb to press the back side button. The Glaive has potential, it may be right for you, nothing wrong with the quality, just not the right size for me, and made me appreciate my Sabre more. Just thought I'd give the Glaive a try. I ended up returning the mouse. Try the Glaive, and if it is not a good fit, the Corsair Sabre may be for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mouse, helped my joint pain

    Posted
    JediLodge
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    I decided to try the Glaive mouse with the available thumb support. Best mouse I have ever used. After many years (30+) of working on computers for long hours, my hands have been giving me problems using my mouse. The regular ergonomic mice actually just made things worse. I tried Logitech gaming mice, but it simply moved the pain problem. With the Glaive, my pain is gone. The improvements were quickly noticeable and have persisted. With this mouse, my joint pain is gone and it has improved not just my computer time, but has eliminated the pain from all of my daily activities. Now I plan to get this for use on all of my computers. Best investment in myself I have made in many years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Gaming Mouse

    Posted
    TallCinciTomD
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    Got this mouse to go along with my new Corsair mechanical keyboard. This is a nice mouse with a good feel. The lighting effects are very cool. It comes with 3 different options for the thumb rest on the side of the mouse, so you can customize the physical feel of the mouse. My only complaint is that the mouse defaults to the slowest movement setting. Every time I boot and login to Windows I have to adjust the speed to level 2 (which I prefer). It's easy enough with a physical button on the top of the mouse, but I think the mouse should remember that setting. It should just always stay at speed setting 2 unless I change it to something else. The boys like it a lot for gaming. It's got very precise movement control and nice feel with the click of the buttons.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I want to love it but....

    Posted
    Glock232
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    I love Corsair products in general. A lot of my pc components are all Corsair as well as my keyboard, this mouse, and my previous mouse. It's very responsive, feels good in the hand, overall it's a great gamer's mouse. However.... There is no way to lower the DPI on the mouse, you've got to click the button through all the options to get to where you want it, and if you go too fast... well as Clark Griswold said " look kids, Big Ben, Parliament.. " It's a simple feature that you don't realize how much you miss it until it's not there. My other issue is I find that a lot of games that require you to hold the LMB down to do something, don't want to play well with it. I'm not sure if It got dirty, or what, but it's super annoying. Otherwise, great mouse!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Seemed like a great mouse until warrenty claim

    Posted
    Curt

    Mouse worked great for 3 months. Then the plastic started to crack in the location where the plastic flexes with the left mouse button. Over time the crack started to get bigger and bigger. Since I purchased this in October. The warranty department accused me of abusing the mouse its abs plastic etc etc and denied my claim and refuses to listen to me. My last mouse was over 11 years old. This one lasted a few months..... Yet I am the one to blame... the paint on the corsair keyboard is also coming off and it is just as old as the mouse... Are they going to try to say i smashed my spacerbar on the wall? Really... Do not buy their crap they have a d- with the BBB

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Corsair Mouse TO DATE

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    TheCrisProject
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    Corsair is know to lack in areas such as aesthetic appeal in a lot of there gaming mouses. But today my friends Corsair has nailed it not only is this Mouse made with quality parts and the newest optical laser technology it has one of the best looks and feel to most mouses if not all on the market. This mouse is fully customizable RGB lighting as well as 3 easily changeable thumbs rests on the mouse and a quality braded cable to wrap it up. If you are looking for a quality gaming mouse for any games other then MMO's I would seriously consider this mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Falls Short of Perfection

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    IsaacJHdz
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    The Corsair Glaive gaming mouse is a well-made product by a renowned company. This mouse is very good, however, it is not the best mouse on the market, not even in its own price range. Though I claimed that the product is well-made, it does feel cheap due to the mouse being made of mostly plastic. Going from a Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum, regarded by many as the best gaming mouse, the Corsair Glaive does not surpass the G502 in any category imaginable. Although it may never be considered the greatest mouse of all time, it certainly does its job and it does it very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don't know yet

    Posted
    Blacktortoise
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    I bought this mouse along with a number of other accessories to go with a new Alienware gaming laptop. Unfortunately one of the harddrives on the computer was a dud so the computer had to be returned so I never even got to install the mouse to see what it was like. I had a new computer ordered but at the time of writing this I still haven't received it. I hope I like this mouse but at the moment it is just gathering dust with a pile of other accessory items waiting for the new computer. As to the part of this review where they ask you if you would recommend an item or not to a friend they really should have a 'maybe' option to cover situations like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend