CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse
Earlier this month, Corsair announced a new wireless Gaming Mouse to add to their amazing line of products. Let’s take a look at this mouse which is an updated version of their Dark Core RGB Mouse.
The contents of the box include:
- DARK CORE RGB PRO Gaming Mouse
- USB Charging and Data Cable
- Wireless USB transceiver (dongle)
- One Additional Side Grip
- Quick Start Guide
- Safety and Compliance Information
- Warranty Card
The Dark Core RGB Pro gives you three ways to connect which includes Bluetooth, Corsair’s sub-1ms Slipstream Wireless connection, or a wired connection via USB (6ft long braided cable).
Warning: Be careful not to lose the USB dongle as it is very small.
The Slipstream Wireless connection provides this mouse with really fast wireless transmission speeds, a wide range, and a solid signal.
The mouse comes with side grips that are interchangeable. Both grips provide a comfortable shape that is contoured and should accommodate most users. I preferred to have the side grip added as it made me feel as though I had a better hold on the mouse which gave me more control.
Turning it over:
As you can see there are 6 PTFE feet and the eye of the sensor is centered on the mouse. The switch at the bottom turns the power on and allows you to choose Bluetooth or wireless.
From what I can see, lighting is an important feature in just about any gaming device you purchase these days, and Corsair has done a great job of filling that need in almost all of their products.
The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro comes with an RGB backlighting with nine-zones and an integrated light bar that has four RGB LEDs that are individually addressable.
Accuracy and Precision:
One of the features that makes this a great gaming mouse is the accuracy and precision with the following features:
- 18,000 DPI custom PixArt PAW3392 optical sensor
- Optimize for wireless while consuming very small amounts of power
- Customizable in 1 DPI resolution steps
- Communicates with your PC at up to 2,000Hz using Hyper-Polling Technology which is double the speed of a typical gaming mouse!
As far as buttons go, there doesn’t seem to be too many problems with the placement of the buttons causing misclick with two separate side buttons and two more near located on top near the left mouse button.
As with many of the Corsair products, you can use the iCUE software that allows you to customize and control the lighting and other settings. Please note, an internet connection is required to download the iCUE software.
The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro gaming mouse is compatible with PC using the USB 2.0 port, with Windows 10, 8, and 7.
You can purchase this mouse for $79.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and other similar retail stores.
- Battery Life: Up to 50 Hours
- Charging: Reversible USB-C connector and a 6ft long cable.
- Programmable Buttons: 8 buttons that are programmable customizable with macros and button remaps.
- Omron Switches: 50 Million click-rated Omron Switches for the Left and Right Buttons
Amazon’s Product Description:
The CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB PRO boasts three ways to connect, including sub-1ms SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS. A custom 18,000 DPI optical sensor comes optimized for low power consumption, and hyper-polling technology communicates with your PC at up to 2, 000Hz. Its contoured shape and two interchangeable side grips ensure comfort and control, while a USB-C connection charging a breeze with up to 50 hours of battery life. Stand out with nine-zone dynamic RGB backlighting, including a vibrant light bar, and gain an in-game advantage with eight buttons programmable with macros and remaps. Control lighting, button assignments, and more with powerful iCUE software, while onboard storage saves up to three profiles so you can win without wires, anywhere.
The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro gaming mouse is a great choice for many reasons. For example, the price is reasonably comparable and even lower than many other choices out there. There are three different ways to connect. The design and grip seem to be very comfortable. The lighting is really cool! It is nice that you have the option to use it wired or wireless and the accuracy is spot on. Overall, this product would definitely be one to recommend.
- 3 Ways to Connect
- Comfortable Design
- RGB Lighting Effects
- Price is reasonable compared to others
- Small Dongle, be careful not to lose it
- iCUE software still not completely user friendly, but a little better.