Corsair M65 Pro RGB mouse review
If you want a mouse that's geared towards fingertip control, this is one of the best.
- Fingertip control
- Configurable software and balance
- Pretty lights
- Scroll wheel doesn't freewheel much
- Right-handed only.
One of the best wired mice out there. It lends itself to fingertip control rather than resting in your palm. It's great for gaming but also general usage too.
Price$ 89.00 (AUD)
Corsair’s old M60 mouse (and its subsequent, tweaked, evolutions) has been a stalwart, wired gaming mouse for a long time. Reminiscent of hypercars, it looks as though panels have been affixed to a solid, aluminium frame with everything exposed at the end like a high-performance exhaust.
With the M65 Pro RGB, the sensor now goes up to 12,000dpi and is still adjusted with up and down buttons beneath the scroll-wheel button. However, instead of the old backlit bar icons showing how sensitive the settings are it’s a colour coded target icon, which isn’t quite as at-a-glance friendly but arguably necessary with the extra degrees of adjustment.
The M65 feels the same as it always has otherwise. There’s the thumb button, which drops sensitivity right down for sniping – this will be great for some but the action of squeezing the mouse-laterally to engage this button while aiming is a bit off-putting to us.
The “high-mass” rubber-coated scroll wheel (which is also a button) is the mouse equivalent of a monster truck wheel and hits, to our mind, a perfect balance of friction and tactile feedback. However, the lack of ‘freewheeling’ may put others off.
The whole mouse is quite wide, but very light and solid. The Aluminium frame keeps things rigid while the panels offer a decent amount of grip even when things get sweaty. It’s not as long as other mice so it doesn’t sit as far back in your palm – the M65 is for users who rely on their fingers to support the mouse rather than their whole hand. The fabric-encased cord is very light and doesn’t noticeably affect usage. The low-friction PTFE pads at the bottom keep things gliding smoothly on any surface.
Three screws at the base (two forward and one aft) let you tinker with balance. The screws weigh 4.5g each and, with added weights, can be adjusted to make the mouse weight between 115g to 135.5g with different centres of gravity.
The Corsair logo at the back glows according to the colour settings defined in the software. These lights shine through the back and hit the table-top meaning the mouse always has an almost- Nyan cat trail of colour behind it. In addition to these lights (and the sensitivity-indicator lights) there are other programmable lights beneath the scroll wheel.
The software controls the colour and pattern of the lights and lets you program sensitivities and their colour codes. Refreshingly, this is a simple process. The software also lets you assign macros to each of the eight buttons – whether it’s keystrokes, pauses, media controls or more DPI settings. It’s quite powerful.
There are many decent mice out there and much comes down to personal preference. This is one of our favourites and is worth checking out is the best advice we can give. It’s available in black or ‘Arctic’ white. There isn't a left-handed option.
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