Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Mouse Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8.1
Reviewed Dec 11, 2019 at 08:55 am
Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Picture
7.8
Mixed Usage
7.9
Office/Multimedia
5.3
Travel
7.8
Video Games (FPS)
9.2
Video Games (MMO)
6.0
Ultra-Light Gaming
Connectivity Wired
Type
Standard

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is an excellent mouse for MMO games. It has a 12-button side panel, on which you can program all buttons for different actions. It's one of the better-built mice we've tested thanks to its aluminum frame. Its performance is excellent with a very wide range of DPI, and you can easily customize it to your preference inside the iCUE software. The mouse has a short design with a high bump, making it quite universal for claw grip, but isn't recommended for extra-large hands in palm grip or small hands with fingertip grip.

Our Verdict

7.8 Mixed Usage

Good for mixed usage. This mouse is designed as an MMO mouse since it has plenty of programmable buttons. It's a good gaming mouse, regardless of the games you play, thanks to its amazing performance and customizable options. Its design is also suitable for almost everyone, other than extra-large hands using palm grip and small hands using fingertip grip.

Pros
  • Plenty of programmable buttons.
  • Excellent performance; customizable.
  • Amazing build quality.
Cons
  • Not recommended for XL hands in palm grip; small hands in fingertip grip.
7.9 Office/Multimedia

Good for the office. This mouse has great ergonomics and is a very well-built mouse. It also has plenty of programmable buttons for different software. Unfortunately, it's wired-only and the cable might clutter your work space a bit. It also isn't ideal for extra-large hands with a claw grip, or small hands with a fingertip grip.

5.3 Travel

Unsuitable for travel. Having a wired-mouse for traveling isn't recommended because of the cable dangling around. This mouse is also on the bulky side.

7.8 Video Games (FPS)

Good for video games like FPS. While its click latency is very low, the mouse is rather heavy, which might not be optimal for some FPS players. On the other hand, its performance is excellent and you can precisely customize it to suit your sensitivity preferences. It also has great ergonomics, although extra-large hands might not be comfortable using a claw grip while small hands might have trouble having a nice control with the fingertip grip. The cable is also quite rigid and might drag on your desk.

9.2 Video Games (MMO)

Excellent MMO mouse. This mouse is designed for MMO games. It has a 12-button side panel that is movable for you to get easy access to all of the buttons. Its performance is excellent and can be customized to your preference inside the Corsair software. However, small hands shouldn't use this mouse with a fingertip grip while extra-large hands might feel like the mouse isn't long enough when using a palm grip.

6.0 Ultra-Light Gaming

Mediocre for ultra-light gaming. Although its performance is excellent and customizable to your preferences, this mouse is quite heavy and isn't a suitable option for this use.

  • 7.8 Mixed Usage
  • 7.9 Office/Multimedia
  • 5.3 Travel
  • 7.8 Video Games (FPS)
  • 9.2 Video Games (MMO)
  • 6.0 Ultra-Light Gaming
  1. Update 12/20/2019: Converted to Test Bench 0.8.1.

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Black Scimitar Pro RGB
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Yellow Scimitar Pro RGB
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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a good looking gaming mouse that has a 12-button side panel for MMOs. It has some different RGB lighting on the mouse wheel, side panel, left click brand name, and on the logo that sits under your palm. The mouse has a sleek and smooth finish. If you don't like the yellow design, the Corsair Scimitar also comes in an all-black version.

Design
Weight
Maximum Weight With Wire
149 g
Maximum Weight Without Wire
120 g
Minimum Weight Without Wire
120 g

There isn't any weight optimization for the Corsair Scimitar, which is on the heavier side.

5.5
Design
Portability
Length 4.6" (11.7 cm)
Height 1.7" (4.2 cm)
Width 3.0" (7.5 cm)
Volume
22.21 Cu. Inch (364 Cu. centimeter)
Cable/Receiver Storing
No

The Corsair Scimitar Pro is fairly bulky and not very travel friendly. The mouse is also wired-only, and having a wire isn't ideal to work when on the move, like on a plane. This won't matter for people looking for a mouse to play games on their desk setup.

9.0
Design
Build Quality

The build quality of the Corsair Scimitar Pro is excellent. It feels very solid and doesn't have any wobbling or looseness. The feet are great and slide without any issues. The main frame is made out of aluminum while solid matte plastic covers the mouse. There's also more metal around the sensor.

8.0
Design
Comfort Of Use
Right-handed
Yes
Left-handed
No
Ambidextrous
No
Grip Width
71 mm

The ergonomics of this mouse are great for right-handed people. Unfortunately, there isn't a left-handed variant. The mouse has a very rounded back, which makes it optimal for palm grip since you can easily reach all buttons. It's quite a large mouse, but isn't very long. The mouse feels nice in the hand and you can also move the 12-button panel to make the fit even better.

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

Most people will like using the palm grip with this mouse, but people with extra-large hands might feel the mouse is a bit too short for this grip, making it quite difficult to press some side buttons.

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

The Corsair Scimitar is great for all hand sizes when using the claw grip.

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

Due to the round back sharp of the mouse and multiple side buttons, people with small hands might have trouble having a nice control over the mouse, especially when trying to press side buttons. The left click button might also be a bit hard to press.

0
Design
Wireless
Bluetooth
No
Receiver
No
Battery Type
No Batteries
Use When Charging
No
On/Off Activation
None

The Corsair Scimitar Pro is a wired-only mouse and can't be used wirelessly.

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

The cable of this mouse is quite similar to the M65 Elite and the Razer Naga Trinity. It's quite stiff and keeps kinks, which is annoying. It may also create drag when moving the mouse around.

Design
In The Box

  • Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB mouse
  • Allen Key
  • Manuals

Control
Control
Sensor
Sensor Technology
Optical (LED)
Works On Glass
No
8.4
Control
Click Latency
Click Latency: Receiver
N/A
Click Latency: Bluetooth
N/A
Click Latency: Wired
11 ms

The click latency of this mouse is very low and responsive. Most people won't notice any delay when playing games.

9.8
Control
Performance
Minimum CPI (DPI)
100 CPI (DPI)
Maximum CPI (DPI)
16000 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Adjustment Steps
1 CPI (DPI)
CPI (DPI) Error
1.4 %
Mouse Acceleration
No
Lift Off Distance
1.2 mm
Maximum Polling Rate
1000 Hz

The performance of the Corsair Scimitar Pro is outstanding. It has a very large DPI range, which you can customize very precisely to your preference. The high polling rate also gives a smooth cursor movement. You can also set the lift off distance inside the dedicated software.

9.6
Control
Buttons
Buttons Activation
Mechanical
Number Of Buttons
17
Number Of Programmable Inputs
17
Profile Switching Button
Yes
CPI (DPI) Switching Button
Yes

The Corsair Scimitar Pro has plenty of buttons, which are all programmable. It has a 12-button side panel that you can move around and can be programmed to pretty much anything, such as media keys, macros, or even instant application launching.

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 of the Corsair Scimitar is pretty typical. It has increments that offers good feedback, but it can't be unlocked to do very fast scrolling like some office mice do.

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 iCUE software offers plenty of customization options for the Corsair Scimitar. You can control the RGB lighting individually for the four different zones, set five different DPI settings, and a sniper button DPI as well. The mouse has on-board memory, which means you'll be able to use it on a different computer and it'll remember your settings. You also have three different lift off distances that you can set inside the software.

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

Amazing mouse compatibility. You can fully use and customize this mouse on both Windows and macOS.

Compared to other mice

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a great MMO mouse that sets itself apart thanks to its movable side panel with 12 buttons. This makes it easier to feel comfortable regardless of your hand size or grip. It's also a very heavy mouse, which is probably due to its metallic frame, making it quite sturdy.

Razer Naga Trinity
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The Razer Naga Trinity and the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB are both great mice for MMO gaming. The Naga features a unique design with three optional side panels to make it suitable for all types of games from FPS to MMOs, while the Corsair features a more traditional MMO style with 12 additional buttons on the side. Unfortunately, the Naga is a bit larger and people with small hands will have a tough time getting a comfortable grip; the Corsair should be comfortable for small hands in both palm and claw grip, though very large hands may have a difficult time with palm grip.

Logitech G600 MMO Gaming
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Amazon.com

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB and the Logitech G600 MMO Gaming are similar performing MMO mice. The Logitech is a bit larger and will likely be uncomfortable in all grips for people with smaller hands, and those who prefer the fingertip grip will have a difficult time getting a good grasp of this mouse, regardless of hand size. The Corsair also has a higher max CPI, which is adjustable by increments of 1, which is outstanding. While they both have 12 additional side buttons, the Logitech also has programmable L/R tilt on its mouse wheel, which is Corsair doesn't. While the Corsair has quite a bit lower latency, it likely won't be noticeable in MMO games.

Razer DeathAdder Elite
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Amazon.com

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is designed for MMOs thanks to its plethora of programmable side buttons. On the other hand, the Razer DeathAdder Elite is more of an FPS mouse as it's much lighter weight, has lower latency, and two side buttons. Both mice aren't recommended for small hands if using fingertip grip, and the DeathAdder Elite may not be great for small hands in the claw grip as well.

SteelSeries Rival 500
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Amazon.com

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB and the SteelSeries Rival 500 are similarly performing MMO mice. The Scimitar is a bit lighter, feels slightly better made, is better suited for claw grip, and has a more traditional 12 button side panel. On the other hand, The Rival 500 is better suited for palm grip and has a slightly more comfortable, ergonomic design.

Corsair Nightsword RGB
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Amazon.com

The Corsair Nightsword RGB is a more versatile mouse, while the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a great MMO mouse. The Scimitar has a 12-button side panel and has an aluminum frame, which feels better built. Its shorter design is better suited than the Nightsword for small hands and its CPI error is more stable, resulting in no big sensitivity swings.

UtechSmart VENUS
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Amazon.com

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a better wired MMO mouse than the UtechSmart VENUS. The Scimitar's side button panel can be slid forward and back, to fit your hand more comfortably, and the mouse is a bit lighter. It feels better made and is better suited for people with small or extra-large hands. The click latency of the Scimitar is quite a bit lower, and they both have a great sensor performance. On the other hand, the VENUS has more programmable buttons.

Corsair M55 RGB Pro
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Amazon.com

The Corsair M55 RGB Pro is very different than the Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB. The M55 will be better suited for FPS games while the Scimitar will be better for MMO games thanks to its 12-button side panel. The Scimitar is also noticeably heavier but feels better-built thanks to its aluminum body.

ROCCAT Tyon
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Amazon.com

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a better wired gaming mouse than the ROCCAT Tyon. While both mice are quite heavy, the Corsair has a much wider adjustable CPI range and is much more suitable fro small hands in palm or claw grip. The Corsair's software is also fully compatible with macOS.

Havit HV-MS735
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Amazon.com

The Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB is a better MMO gaming mouse than the Havit HV-MS735. The Corsair feels better built, has a lower click latency, and has a more adjustable CPI. Its software is also fully compatible with macOS, and you can switch profiles directly on the mouse without needing to go into the software like with the Havit. On the other hand, the Havit has more programmable buttons thanks to the L/R tilt buttons on its mouse wheel. The Corsair is better suited for smaller hands, while the Havit is better suited for very large hands.

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