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Corsair Scimitar RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

William Murphy Posted:
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The Corsair Scimitar RGB MMO Gaming Mouse is the stalwart tech company’s own entry into the MMO mouse arena, with 12 buttons on the side and 17 total buttons for extensive control options. It’s Corsair’s answer to the Logitech G600, the Razer Naga, and the Roccat Nyth. But how does it stack up? Turns out, really damn well. Read on for our full review.

With an MSRP of $80, the Corsair Scimitar RGB is probably the best wired MMO gaming mouse I’ve had the pleasure of using. As you recall, I’ve reviewed quite a few of the options available, from Razer to Roccat, and I’ve had the fan-favorite Logitech G600 as well. None of them have been quite as comfortable to use as the Scimitar.

The mouse ships in both black and yellow variants, with the latter being the one shipped to me by Corsair. Don’t fret, the yellow is more of a supplementary color: black and silver along with the RGB lighting dominate the majority of the mouse.

Corsair’s Own Mouse Preview

It’s hard for these mice to one up each other. The only real variations are in what it looks like, and how programmable or customizable they are. Nothing, for example, will beat the Nyth’s fully customizable button configurations. But for sheer comfort, the Scimitar is king. Below is the list of features and tech specs for the mouse:

Advertised Mouse Features:

  • The world’s most advanced MOBA/MMO gaming mouse
  • Revolutionary Key Slider macro button control system
  • 8mm travel with secure locking mechanism
  • Textured, contoured buttons
  • Mechanical switches for precision control
  • Optimized shape for MOBA and MMO
  • 17 programmable buttons with timer and double macro support
  • Multiple rest points for high-endurance comfort
  • 12,000 DPI zero-acceleration optical sensor for super-accurate control
  • Powerful, comprehensive backlighting software
  • Key Slider macro button control system meld comfort with control

Technical Specifications:

  • Warranty: Two years
  • DPI: 100 dpi – 12000 dpi
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • Mouse Backlighting: 4 Zone RGB
  • Programmable Buttons: 17
  • Report Rate: Selectable 1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz
  • On-board Memory: Yes
  • Weight: 147g
  • Mouse Feet: Extra Large PTFE
  • Dimensions: 119.4mm x 77mm x 48.8mm
  • CUE Software: Enabled
  • Cable: 1.8m Braided Fiber

The Key Slider control system is probably the most brilliantly simple feature in the Scimitar’s ergonomic settings. It has 8mm of sliding motion to let you choose where the 12 side keys best sit for your thumb’s use. Like I said, it’s simple, but brilliant. It’s worth noting that the switches are mechanical on the buttons as well.

The build quality is solid, with a mix of both aluminum and plastic design. The Scimitar weighs a sleight 147 grams, which feels substantial without being too weighty. There are five RGB light points, but only 4 of them are customizable with effects. In order to customize the mouse’s features and RGB, you’ll need to use the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE), which can be downloaded here. Using it, you can customize the macros, DPI, lighting, and so forth.

The Corsair Scimitar has become my favorite of the many MMO mice I’ve tried. It’s got a great shape, comfortable button placement, and a solid weight that’s neither too light nor too heavy. The RGB lighting is a nice extra, but for the $75 there are few mice this fully-featured and competently designed. Recommended.


William Murphy

Bill is the former Managing Editor of MMORPG.com, RTSGuru.com, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.