Corsair Nightsword RGB Gaming Mouse Review
Published: 17th June 2019 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
We will never grow weary of the attention grabbing packaging of the Corsair mouse range. Bold yellow hues and succulent product images fulfil every requirement from standing out on the shelves amongst a sea of black boxes through to giving the inquisitive a clear idea of the benefits of each model. The Nightsword RGB is no exception.
Free from the constraints of its cardboard confines the Nightsword is revealed as a mouse with enormous amounts of textured rubber coating, plentiful buttons and even a thumb shelf along with the usual braided cabling and clear manual. We also have a lozenge shaped box which holds the key to the USP of the Nightsword.
Weights. No, this is by no means the first mouse on the market that allows the user to adjust the weight of the mouse, but it is far and away the most ingenious solution to the many needs of everyone from the light to the heavy mouse preferring gamer. There are three 2.8 gram weights (the ones on the left) whilst the solid ones weigh in at 4.5 grams. This gives you a total of 120 different weight configurations varying from 2.8g through to the maximum 22g.
The underside is split equally between the swathes of PTFE feet giving you as frictionless movement as anyone could realistically hope for, whilst the centre that surrounds the sensor 'eye' is removable - no tools required - to give you access to the weight holders.
A cursory glance might leave you somewhat nonplussed. After all, holes in the base into which you can place weights is still not exactly groundbreaking. Uncommon, yes, but not unique. Thankfully there is more than meets the eye going on here, as we'll see on the next page.
Having lots of buttons to configure is always a careful balance between having them in readily accessible spots but also giving you enough to cover the majority of your needs. The Corsair Nightsword RGB has about as many buttons as we'd like whilst still feeling like a standard mouse instead of the numpad side panels on more dedicated multi-button efforts. You can also see on both sides of the mouse how much of the surface area is coated with that heavily textured rubber. It's all about control.