Corsair Scimitar RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Corsair Scimitar RGB MMO Gaming Mouse Review


You don't have to go too far back into the annals of gaming history to reach a time when the concept of Multiplayer Online Battle Arena's (MOBA) were something nobody had heard of. Sure Everquest and then World of Warcraft took the MMO from dark rooms into the public consciousness, but strategy games were limited to one-on-one battles in either Starcraft or Command and Conquer. 

Nowadays though the MOBA are everywhere, thanks largely to the free-to-play ability which lets anyone with a copy of Steam get their game on, and sponsorship which makes John Carmack's Ferrari giveaway to Thresh seem a token gesture.

Where every millisecond can make the difference between glorious victory or an ignominious defeat, so peripheral manufacturers have taken up the reins to bring as much as possible to your fingertips, and Corsair's Scimitar is the latest venture into this rapidly expanding market. With a 12000 DPI sensor and 12 side buttons, it promises to hone the edge of even the most adept player's armoury.

Technical Specifications

The headline number is undoubtedly that 12000 DPI sensor. We're mere mortals here at OC3D and cannot imagine having the reactions necessary to take full advantage of such a lofty figure, so "pro-proven" is a suitable adjective. With full-spectrum RGB lighting and an adjustable key section it should be possible to tailor this to everyone's preference. What's an adjustable key slider you ask? Let's take a look.

• Exclusive Key Slider
• 12 Optimized mechanical buttons
• 12000 DPI pro-proven sensor
• Dynamic RGB Backlighting
• Complete CUE control
• Ultra fast 1ms response
• Maximum comfort
• Full spectrum colour
• Key slider locking tool
• Two Year Warranty
• Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7
• An internet connection is required to download the Corsair Utility Engine software

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Most Recent Comments

18-11-2015, 10:10:43

Nice review Bryan. Too many buttons for my liking (I'm a bit unco) but still I can see where it would be handy.

How big is it in comparison to other mice?Quote

18-11-2015, 11:09:02

It's surprising how much you can do with these types of mice outside of MMO, having the G600 I can play wow 1 handed. but also they are good with things like photoshop and maya with a lot of shortcut keys, use the dpi+/- keys as shift and ctrl and you have a 42 button mouse on this 1, the G600 actually has more buttons.
I think once you have 1 of these and realise how versatile they are it's hard to even think of going back to a normal mouseQuote

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