Corsair Glaive RGB Pro Mouse Review
Published: 26th April 2019 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
The Corsair Glaive RGB Pro is an updated version of the massively popular Glaive.
It's rare that we've got the chance to compare updated mice but we've still got the original Glaive on hand and that makes spotting the differences a fun game. Firstly the difference in weight is the most obvious change. The old Glaive wasn't exactly a porker but this new model comes in at a featherweight 115g which lets it glide across your surface easily and respond to incoming threats in a moment. It might be a small difference but it does make using it more responsive than the older Glaive.
This extra responsiveness is also helped by the improved sensor now beating at the heart of the Glaive Pro. The PixArt PMW3391 has very quickly established itself as the weapon of choice in high end mice, combining the insane DPI sensitivity that high end gamers demand with the smooth response that you can only get from an Optical sensor. The days when every mouse was equipped with an Avago sensor seem a distant memory, such has been the rapid enveloping of the entire market that the PixArt model has performed. Whilst PixArt might have replaced Avago as the sensor of choice, the button choice is still Omron and the Glaive Pro is no exception. They are the Cherry MX of mouse switches, and are as crisp and responsive as they have ever been. If you use your mouse particularly heavily you'll be pleased to know that the Omron models in the Glaive Pro are their most robust option, rated to 50 million clicks. If, like your writer, you play things like Diablo to a high degree then you'll know how quickly you can get through the 10 million click versions. A tick in the box of longevity for the Glaive Pro.
The adjustable side panels are a very nice touch and let you pick the grip and comfort style that most suits your hand. It's worth noting that a lesser product might end up with a removable side panel that doesn't feel all that attached or robust, but the Glaive Pro has no such issues. It takes moments to switch between them and yet once it's in situ you would never think that the mouse didn't come with that one of the three options available as standard.
One thing we did find was moving your thumb from a resting state on the side to the side buttons themselves required more of a conscious effort than we might have expected given the chunky nature of the side buttons on the Corsair Glaive Pro. They manage to be both large and yet recessed enough that they can't be hit easily. Naturally your grip will adjust how much this affects you, but we play with our thumb off the buttons unless needed and then roll up onto them. That can't be done with the Glaive Pro, you need to move and press like you would if you're on a console pad. If, however, you despise how easy it is to accidentally press the side buttons on your current mouse then you'll love this. Like everything it's a matter of taste.
Lastly the iCUE software is, as we've often said, about as good as peripheral software packages go, being both powerful and easy to use. We know that lots of advertising blurb pretend everything is powerful yet simple, but in the case of iCUE that's true. The lighting has been revised on the new Glaive RGB Pro and it's excellent, being both bright and richly saturated regardless of your own hue preference.
The Corsair Glaive RGB Pro is a nice update to an already hugely successful mouse that keeps it near the head of the pack. Bigger, better, faster, more. The adjustable side panels alone are worthy of closer investigation if you get the chance to play with one.