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Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Jun 10, 2022 at 09:58 am
Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS Picture
7.8
Office/Multimedia
8.6
Video Games (FPS)
8.0
Video Games (MMO)
8.5
Ultra-Light Gaming
8.3
Travel
Connectivity Wireless
Type
Standard

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is a lightweight, right-handed gaming mouse designed primarily for FPS and MOBA gaming. It's a wireless version of the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO and belongs to Corsair's premium Champion Series lineup. It connects wirelessly with its USB receiver or via Bluetooth and uses what Corsair refers to as its SLIPSTREAM wireless technology which supports a polling rate of up to 2000Hz. This mouse also uses Corsair's QUICKSTRIKE buttons which Corsair claims allow for faster clicks.

Our Verdict

7.8 Office/Multimedia

Although it isn't specifically for this use, the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is a very good mouse for office and multimedia work. The build quality feels good overall, and it has a comfortable, right-handed shape suitable for a wide range of hand sizes. It also connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and you can rebind any of the buttons using the customization software. Unfortunately, the scroll wheel lacks both a free-scrolling mode and tilt inputs for horizontal scrolling.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Customization software compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Scroll wheel lacks a free-scrolling mode and tilt inputs.
8.6 Video Games (FPS)

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is an excellent FPS gaming mouse. It has superb click latency, a very low lift-off distance, and you can adjust the CPI by precise increments within an extremely wide range. Additionally, it supports a maximum polling rate of up to 2000Hz. It's also fairly lightweight, although there are lots of lighter wireless options available. Unfortunately, its feet don't glide as smoothly as those on many similar gaming mice at this price point. Also, it's possible to register unintended mouse clicks when placing the mouse back down after repositioning. This may be because of Corsair's QUICKSTRIKE button technology, which is intended to produce faster clicks.

Pros
  • Superb click latency.
  • Lightweight.
  • 2000Hz maximum polling rate.
Cons
  • Stiff, poor quality rubber charging cable.
  • It's possible to register unintended clicks when repositioning.
8.0 Video Games (MMO)

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is a great mouse for MMO gaming, though it doesn't have nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO mouse. However, you can reprogram most of the buttons using the customization software. Performance-wise, the click latency is remarkably low, and you can adjust your CPI very precisely within an extremely wide range. This mouse also supports a polling rate of up to 2000Hz.

Pros
  • Superb click latency.
  • 2000Hz maximum polling rate.
  • Customization software compatible with Windows and macOS.
Cons
  • Not nearly as many side buttons as a dedicated MMO gaming mouse.
  • It's possible to register unintended clicks when repositioning.
8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is an excellent lightweight gaming mouse, though it's towards the heavier end of what's considered an ultra-lightweight option. It has superb click latency and a maximum polling rate of 2000Hz. You can also adjust the CPI very precisely within an extremely broad range. Unfortunately, the mouse feet drag slightly on mousepads and desks. It's also possible to register unintentional clicks when placing the mouse back down after repositioning. This issue may be because of Corsair's QUICKSTRIKE technology that's intended to produce faster clicks.

Pros
  • Superb click latency.
  • Lightweight.
  • 2000Hz maximum polling rate.
Cons
  • Stiff, poor quality rubber charging cable.
  • It's possible to register unintended clicks when repositioning.
8.3 Travel

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is a great travel option, but it isn't specifically for this use. It connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth, and there's a compartment for storing the USB receiver when not in use.

Pros
  • Connects wirelessly with a USB receiver or via Bluetooth.
  • Onboard memory for saving custom settings.
Cons
  • Bulky; isn't designed to slip into laptop bags or cases.
  • 7.8 Office/Multimedia
  • 8.6 Video Games (FPS)
  • 8.0 Video Games (MMO)
  • 8.5 Ultra-Light Gaming
  • 8.3 Travel
  1. Updated Jun 10, 2022: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 06, 2022: Early access published.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Lighting Color RGB

The Corsair SABRE PRO Wireless has a matte black plastic body with glossy black accents. Its overall design is fairly subdued and doesn't have aggressive angles or extensive RGB as some gaming mice do. There's a customizable RGB lighting zone in the logo on the palm rest. There's also an LED light in the CPI button behind the scroll wheel. This LED indicates the CPI setting you're using and acts as a battery indicator.

Design
Shape
Length 5.1" (129 mm)
Height 1.7" (42 mm)
Width 2.7" (69 mm)
Grip Width
63 mm
7.4
Design
Portability
Volume
23.01 inยณ (377 cmยณ)
Cable/Receiver Storing
Yes
Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
117 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
80 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
78 g
Weight Distribution
Centered
Extra Weights
No

The Corsair SABRE PRO Wireless is fairly lightweight. However, it's notably heavier than most mice advertised as being ultra-lightweight, which are typically lighter than 70g and as light as about 50g in some cases.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The Corsair SABRE PRO Wireless' build quality feels good overall. The body feels solid, and there isn't any noticeable flexing. However, if you shake the mouse, it produces a loud rattling sound. Also, it's possible to register unintentional mouse clicks when placing your mouse back down after lifting it. It may be because of the 'zero gap' QUICKSTRIKE buttons, which you'll read about in more detail in the Buttons test box of this review.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Coating
Matte
Finger Rest
No

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless has a right-handed shape with two side buttons on the left. It's well-suited for medium and larger-sized hands, but some buttons may be difficult to reach for smaller hands using some grip types.

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

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless Champion Series is comfortable to use with a palm grip for all hand sizes.

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

If you have small hands, it can be hard to reach the front side button using a claw grip.

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

If you have small or medium-sized hands, reaching the front side button and scroll wheel may be uncomfortable using a fingertip grip.

9.8
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
Yes
Receiver
Yes
Battery Type
Rechargeable
Use When Charging
Yes
On/Off Activation
Auto Off And On/Off Switch
Receiver Extender
No
Battery Indicator Yes

Corsair advertises that the Corsair PRO Wireless has a battery life of up to 60hrs when connected with its USB receiver or up to 90hrs using a Bluetooth connection. There's an LED battery light indicator located on the CPI button.

6.5
Design
Cable
Cable Length 5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Cable Type
Rubber
Permanent Kink
Yes
Port Type: Mouse End
USB-C
Port Type: PC End
USB

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless has an adequate cable. Corsair's website advertises that this mouse includes a 'Drag-Reducing Paracord' cable, but this is a standard rubber cable. It's possible this is an advertising or packaging error. Unfortunately, it's stiff and retains kinks from its packaging. While this is a wireless mouse, this cable is notably lower quality than those of many other wireless gaming options, especially at this price point.

7.0
Design
Mouse Feet
Gliding Experience
Ok
Material
PTFE
Extra Included
No

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless has decent feet that glide fairly well. However, they have sharp edges which can dig into softer mousepads. Overall, they produce a small amount of drag and a faint scratching sound on mousepads and desks.

Design
In The Box

  • Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless
  • USB receiver
  • USB-A to USB-C cable
  • User manual

Control
7.2
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Total Number Of Buttons
7
Number Of Side Buttons
2
Number Of Programmable Inputs
5
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes
Gesture Support
No

You can program all the buttons on the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless Champion Series mouse except for the left-click button and the wireless pairing button on the underside. The primary mouse buttons use Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks. The primary buttons are also what Corsair refers to as QUICKSTRIKE buttons. The manufacturer advertises them as being spring-loaded to provide 'zero gap' between the buttons and their switches, producing more responsive clicks. Unfortunately, this feature may also be why this mouse produces unintentional clicks when you "drop" your mouse back onto a surface after repositioning.

9.3
Control
Click Latency
Expected Connection
3.1 ms
Wired
2.5 ms
Receiver
3.1 ms
Bluetooth
10.6 ms

The Corsair Sabre Wireless has superb click latency, and you won't experience any delay using this mouse in any genre. We conducted this test with the maximum polling rate setting of 2000Hz. A higher polling rate produces more stable and consistent click latency than mice using lower polling options. As a result, the click latency on this mouse is also not quite as consistent compared to the wired Corsair SABRE RGB PRO, as it has a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz. That said, you're very unlikely to perceive any difference in the felt click latency between either of these mice as they both have remarkably low and consistent click latency.

Note: The customization software includes a "Button Response Optimization" option that's intended to help reduce latency. This setting was enabled initially during testing. However, with this option enabled, the click latency was unusually high. This test was ultimately conducted with this option turned off.

Control
Sensor Specifications
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Sensor Model
MARKSMAN 26K
Works On Glass
No
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI
Maximum CPI (DPI)
26,000 CPI
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
1 CPI
CPI (DPI) Variation
4%
Minimum Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
2000 Hz

In addition to the standard polling rate options of 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000Hz, the Corsair SABRE Wireless also supports a hyperpolling rate of 2000Hz. Using higher polling rate settings will reduce tracking jitter and make cursor movements feel slightly smoother. However, it also consumes significantly more system resources, and not all games support polling rates higher than 1000Hz just yet. You can also configure up to five custom CPI settings per profile using the software and switch between them on the fly using the dedicated CPI button behind the scroll wheel.

Control
Mouse Wheel
Scroll Wheel
Notched Wheel
Scroll Wheel Steps
24 Steps
Scroll Wheel Tilt
No
Thumb Wheel
No
Thumb Wheel Steps
No Thumb Wheel

The Corsair SABRE PRO RGB Wireless' mouse wheel has a grooved rubber surface and well-defined steps that are on the firmer side. It also operates quietly compared to many similar mice.

Control
Noise
Click Noise
Quiet
Operating System And Software
10
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 SABRE RGB PRO Wireless uses Corsair's iCUE software. It's accessible and easy to use. It includes most of the features we've come to expect of this kind of software, including CPI adjustments, button remapping, surface calibration, and lift-off distance settings.

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

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS is only available in a black colorway, and there are no other variants. However, there's a wired version of this mouse, the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO.

You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Mice

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless Champion Series is a wireless version of the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO. It features the same shape but has an upgraded sensor. While the wired version has a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz, this mouse has a maximum polling rate of 2000Hz. Impressively, it's only a few grams heavier than its wired counterpart; however, both mice are right at the heaviest end of what's considered a lightweight mouse, and there are many wireless gaming options available that are lighter. Currently, the Corsair SABRE Wireless is one of only a small handful of mice available that support a polling rate higher than 1000Hz. Using higher polling rates reduces jitter and creates slightly smoother-feeling cursor movements. However, it also consumes lots of system resources, and not all games support this feature yet.

For more options, see our picks for the best gaming mice, the best FPS mice, and the best lightweight mice.

Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT

The Logitech G PRO X SUPERLIGHT and the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO WIRELESS are both gaming mice well-suited for FPS games. The Logitech is significantly lighter and feels sturdier overall. On the other hand, the Corsair mouse supports a higher maximum polling rate of 2000Hz. Both mice connect wirelessly with their included USB receivers, but the Corsair also has Bluetooth support.

GLORIOUS Model D

The GLORIOUS Model D and the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless are gaming mice with right-handed shapes. The GLORIOUS is a more lightweight option and a wired-only model. On the other hand, the Corsair is somewhat heavier but connects wirelessly and has better sensor performance. It also has a higher maximum polling rate of 2000Hz.

Corsair SABRE RGB PRO

The Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless is the wireless version of the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO. The two mice are very similar, but the RGB PRO Wireless has an improved sensor with a wider CPI range. That said, it only has a maximum polling rate of 2000Hz, while the wired SABRE RGB PRO has a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz. Unfortunately, the wireless version also has some minor build quality issues not present on the wired version.

Razer Viper Ultimate

The Razer Viper Ultimate and the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless are both wireless gaming mice. The Razer build quality feels better overall, and it has a pair of side buttons on either side of the mouse. It makes it a true ambidextrous choice for either right- or left-handed users. On the other hand, the Corsair supports a higher polling rate with a maximum of 2000Hz, and unlike the Razer, its customization software is compatible with both Windows and macOS.

Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor

The Corsair SABER RGB PRO WIRELESS and the Logitech G703 LIGHTSPEED Wireless Gaming Mouse with HERO Sensor are right-handed gaming mice. The Corsair has a higher maximum polling rate of 2000Hz and has marginally lower click latency. It also has Bluetooth support, which the Logitech lacks. On the other hand, the build quality of the Logitech feels higher quality.

Razer Viper 8KHz

The Razer Viper 8KHz and the Corsair SABRE RGB PRO Wireless are both gaming mice that support polling rates higher than 1000Hz. The Razer is a slightly lighter wired-only model with an ambidextrous design with two side buttons on either side. It supports a maximum polling rate of 8000Hz. On the other hand, the Corsair connects wirelessly and has a right-handed shape. It supports a maximum polling rate of 2000Hz.

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