Corsair GLAIVE PRO Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Feb 06, 2020 at 08:03 am
Corsair GLAIVE PRO Picture
7.6
Mixed Usage
7.5
Office/Multimedia
5.1
Travel
8.1
Video Games (FPS)
8.6
Video Games (MMO)
7.4
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a great wired gaming mouse. Its unique design has three swappable side panels that give you the choice of a thumb rest, or two different textures of grippy rubber. Its sensor performance is excellent, and it has a low enough click latency that even serious gamers shouldn't notice any delay. Unfortunately, its braided cable is rather stiff and retains kinks from packaging, and we measured a fair amount of CPI overshoot from the sensor.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a good mouse for mixed usage. Its different side panels let you choose which grip type is most comfortable for you, and it has a good amount of programmable buttons. It can be used with claw grip by any hand size and is comfortable enough for extended periods. Like most wired gaming mice, it's not the best for travel as it's quite large, but its excellent performance and low click latency make it a great gaming mouse.

Pros
  • Low click latency and excellent sensor performance.
  • Well built and comfortable design.
  • Swappable side panels allow you to customize the feel of the mouse.
Cons
  • Stiff and rigid cable.
  • Sensor overshoots a fair amount.
7.5 Office/Multimedia

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a good mouse for office or multimedia use. You can change its shape and feel by using the three different included side panels, so anyone should be able to get a comfortable grip. It's good for all hand sizes with claw grip, and only extra-large hands will likely have a tough time with palm grip. There are two programmable side buttons, which can help you navigate your work programs quickly, and the mouse feels very well-built.

5.1 Travel

Like most wired gaming mice, the Corsair GLAIVE PRO isn't recommended for travel. It's too bulky for most laptop cases, and its wire will be cumbersome when trying to use it on a plane or train.

8.1 Video Games (FPS)

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a great FPS gaming mouse. Its three different side panels let you customize the grip, and it's comfortable enough for long gaming sessions. It has a very low click latency, and its sensor performance is excellent. It's good for claw grip with any hand size, and only those with very large hands will likely have a problem with palm grip. While you can slightly adjust its weight depending on the attached side panel, this mouse is fairly heavy even with the lightest panel.

8.6 Video Games (MMO)

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is an excellent MMO gaming mouse. It's comfortable enough for long gaming marathons, and it feels very well-made. While it doesn't have nearly as many programmable buttons as dedicated MMO mice, all of its seven buttons can be programmed, which is great. It can be comfortably used with claw grip by any hand size, and only those with very large hands will likely find it uncomfortable with palm grip.

7.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO isn't recommended for ultra-light gaming. It's a fairly heavy and bulky mouse and isn't nearly as lightweight as mice designed for this purpose.

  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.5 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.1 Travel
  • 8.1 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.6 Video Games (MMO)
  • 7.4 Ultra-Light Gaming

Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO has a fairly straightforward gaming style with good quality matte plastic on top and rubber grips on the side. The mouse comes with three different side panels, which give you the option to add a thumb rest or choose from different grip textures. While the model we tested is black, it's also available in aluminum.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
148 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
117 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
101 g

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a fairly heavy wired mouse. You can adjust the weight slightly by choosing different side panels, though it doesn't make a huge difference.

Note: 'Maximum Weight Without Wire' was measured with the heaviest side panel while 'Minimum Weight Without Wire' was measured without any side panels attached.

5.3
Design
Portability
Length 5.1" (12.9 cm)
Height 2.0" (5.1 cm)
Width 2.8" (7.0 cm)
Volume
28.13 Cu. Inch (461 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

As with most wired gaming mice, the Corsair GLAIVE PRO isn't the best option for portability. It's rather bulky and its cable will be cumbersome in tight spaces like on a plane or train.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

This mouse feels quite well-built. The entire mouse feels very solid with very little flex or wobble and the removable side panels stay in place well. The buttons feel fairly solid, though the L/R click buttons of our unit felt a little flimsy and loose. Still, this may just be with our specific unit and it likely wouldn't be too noticeable during regular use.

8.5
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
Yes
Grip Width
65 mm

This mouse is very comfortable to use. The mouse includes three different side panels so you can change the grip type or add a thumb rest depending on what's the most comfortable for you.

Design
Palm Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Palm Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Palm Grip: X.Large Hand
No

With the thumb rest side panel attached, this mouse will be suitable with palm grip for everyone except those with extra-large hands as their fingers will likely hang over the front.

Design
Claw Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Claw Grip: Small Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Claw Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

With the thumb rest side panel attached, every hand size should be able to claw grip this mouse comfortably.

Design
Fingertip Grip: Hand Size Recommendation
Fingertip Grip: Small Hand
No
Fingertip Grip: Medium Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: Large Hand
Yes
Fingertip Grip: X.Large Hand
Yes

With the thumb rest side panel attached, everyone except those with small hands should be able to fingertip grip this mouse. Small hands will likely find the mouse too bulky to be able to comfortably reach all the buttons.

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Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a wired-only mouse.

6.0
Design
Cable
Cable Length 6.1 ft (1.8 m)
Braided
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
No Port
Port Type: PC End
USB

The cable is mediocre. It's a braided cable that's very stiff and rigid.

Design
In The Box

  • Corsair GLAIVE PRO
  • 3 side panels
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
8.1
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
13 ms

The click latency is very low and even competitive gamers shouldn't notice any delay.

9.5
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
18000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
1 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
3.8 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
2.4 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

Performance is excellent. It has a very wide and adjustable CPI and its polling rate can be set to 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, or 1000Hz. While its average CPI error averages out to be okay, this is because while it undershoots by 1% when moving the cursor quickly, it overshoots by almost 9% when moved slowly, which is quite high.

8.3
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Programmable Inputs
7
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO has two additional side buttons that are reprogrammable, along with every other button.

6.0
Control
Mouse Wheel
Vertical Wheel
Physical
Vertical Wheel Incremented
Yes
Vertical Wheel Unlock Button
No
Vertical Wheel Tilt
No
Horizontal Wheel
None
Horizontal Wheel Incremented
No horizontal Wheel

The mouse wheel is mediocre as it doesn't have a horizontal wheel or L/R tilt buttons. The scroll wheel itself has large ridges that produce distinct clicks.

Operating System And Software
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Operating System And Software
Compatible Software Option
Software Name Corsair iCUE
Software Windows Compatibility
Yes
Software macOS Compatibility
Yes
Account Needed
No
On-Board Memory
Yes
CPI (DPI) Adjustment
Yes
Polling Rate Adjustment
Yes
Profile Configuration
Yes
RGB On/Off
Yes

The Corsair iCUE software is excellent and provides a ton of customization options. This mouse also features on-board memory, so you can customize the mouse and keep those settings if you use it on a different PC.

10
Operating System And Software
Mouse Compatibility
Windows Compatibility Fully
macOS Compatibility Fully

Since the companion software can be installed on macOS and Windows, you get all the same customization options regardless of your OS.

Compared to other mice

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a great wired gaming mouse with three interchangeable side panels. While most mice with swappable side panels allow you to change the number of buttons, this mouse gives you different grip types so you can get the most comfortable and sturdy fit. See our recommendations for the best gaming mouse, the best wired gaming mouse, and the best mouse overall.

Logitech G502 HERO
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO and the Logitech G502 HERO are both great wired gaming mice. The Corsair is a bit lighter, better suited for small hands, and has a wider CPI range. On the other hand, the Logitech has more programmable buttons and a slightly lower click latency, though this may not be noticeable to most people.

Razer DeathAdder V2
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer DeathAdder V2 is a much better wired gaming mouse than the Corsair GLAIVE PRO. While the Corsair has a unique design with swappable side panels to give you access to different rubber textures or a thumb rest, the Razer has a more traditional and straight-forward design. The Razer is quite a bit lighter and is well suited for any hand size with any grip, except small hands for claw or fingertip grip. It also has better feet, more programmable buttons, a lower click latency, and a better overall sensor performance.

Razer Basilisk V2
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer Basilisk V2 is a better wired gaming mouse than the Corsair GLAIVE PRO. The Razer is a bit lighter, has a much better cable, lower click latency, more programmable buttons, and a higher max CPI. On the other hand, the Corsair has better software that works on both Windows and macOS and has three side panels that allow you to change the grip and feel of the mouse. The Razer is suitable for any hand size with palm grip, while the Corsair is suited for any hand size with claw grip.

Razer DeathAdder Elite
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer DeathAdder Elite and the Corsair GLAIVE PRO are both great wired gaming mice. The Razer weighs less, has more programmable buttons, and a lower lift off distance. On the other hand, the Corsair has a wider CPI range, a lower click latency, and is fully compatible with both Windows and macOS. The Corsair is better suited for claw grip for all hand sizes, while the Razer is best for all hand sizes with palm grip.

Razer Naga Trinity
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

While both the Razer Naga Trinity and the Corsair GLAIVE PRO have swappable side panels, the Naga's three side panels feature a different amount of programmable buttons, while the Corsair's side panels offer different grip textures and shapes, including a thumb rest. Both of these mice are wired, and while the slightly lighter weight Corsair is better for FPS gaming, the Naga gives you the option to add 12 programmable side buttons, which is better for MMO games. The Corsair is a better option if you have small hands, while the Naga is best suited for medium or large hands.

Razer Basilisk Ultimate
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Razer Basilisk Ultimate and the Corsair GLAIVE PRO are both great gaming mice. While the GLAIVE is wired-only, the Basilisk Ultimate can be used wired or wireless. The Basilisk is suitable for all hand sizes with a palm grip, while the GLAIVE is best with claw grip for all hand sizes. The Basilisk comes with a less stiff and rigid cable, has a lower click latency even when used wirelessly, has more buttons, a lower lift off distance, and a slightly wider CPI range. On the other hand, Corsair's software is fully compatible with both Windows or macOS.

Havit HV-MS760
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a better wired gaming mouse than the Havit HV-MS760. The Corsair has a lower click latency, a wider and more adjustable CPI range, and better companion software. While both mice have swappable side panels, the Havit's different panels give you a different number of buttons, while the Corsair's side panels offer different grip types. While the Havit is good for medium and larger hands, those with small hands will likely get a better grip with the Corsair.

Vegcoo C18
Unavailable
Amazon.com

The Corsair GLAIVE PRO is a much better gaming mouse than the Vegcoo C18. The Corsair feels much better built, has a much better and more consistent sensor performance with a much wider adjustable CPI range, and is much more comfortable. On the other hand, the Vegcoo is wireless and has a surprisingly low click latency.

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