CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB Mouse Review

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CORSAIR GLAIVE

ProSettings Editor's ChoiceThe CORSAIR GLAIVE is a relative large mouse with an extremely good mouse sensor. Overall a great gaming mouse for competitive gaming and perfect for fast-paced shooters and MOBA’s.

Due to its quality and performance, the CORSAIR GLAIVE has received the Editor Recommendation from ProSettings.com

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Specifications

Tech Specs

  • Sensor: Pixart PWM 3367
  • Sensor type: Optical
  • CPI: 100 – 16000 (1 CPI increments)
  • Polling rate: 125 1000 Hz
  • Connection: Wired (USB)
  • Hardware acceleration: none
  • Number of buttons: 6
  • Switch type: Omron switches (rated for 50 million clicks)
  • Software: Yes – CORSAIR CUE

Design

  • Hand Orientation: Right-handed
  • Grip style: Palm
  • Size: Large
  • Weight: 120 g / 4.3 oz
  • Length: 126 mm / 5 in
  • Width: 91 mm / 3.6 in
  • Height: 44.5 mm / 1.8 in
  • Cable type: Braided fiber
  • Cable length: 1.8 m / 6 ft
The CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB comes in a box including the mouse, additional thumb grips, a mouse bag, and a manual / user guide.The mouse shape and feel can be customized via the included thumb grips. The grips can easily be changed and are attached via magnets.

Design

What first comes to our mind is that the CORSAIR GLAIVE is a relatively large mouse, which is good news for people with bigger hands. The overall quality of the mouse is really good, it features Omron buttons which are rated for 50 million clicks as well as a braided USB cable that seems very durable. The overall shape and the contour of the mouse as well as the textures are in our opinion really comfortable.

Weight wise it is in the medium range at around 120 grams. It is not the heaviest mouse but far from the lightest as well. The perfect weight of a mouse often comes down to personal preference. Personally, we here at ProSettings prefer mice to be as light as possible, so one could wish that it was a bit lighter, but on the other hand, it was not that heavy that we had any issues with the weight at all. One small thing that felt a bit off though, was the gap between the side buttons. Using the side buttons did not feel as smooth as on other mice where there is no gap. However, it is a small issue that you can probably get used to really quick.

As shown above, the mouse comes with three different thumb grips. These can easily be changed as they attached via magnets.

Besides the shape, the mouse comes with built-in RGB lighting (hence the RGB in the name). The lightning, as well as other features, can be controlled via the CUE software, where you can control most of your CORSAIR peripherals. The software is easy to install and use, and offers many customization options like CPI (DPI), lift off distance and other options.

Overall a great shape and design from CORSAIR.

Performance

When evaluating gaming mice and performance, it all comes down to the mouse sensor. Optical sensors are typically preferred, as they offer the best performance and consistency for competitive gamers. The CORSAIR GLAIVE features the Pixart PMW 3367 sensor, a variant of the 3360 lineup where the 3367 sensor is only available in CORSAIR products. Given that 3360 is, if not the best, then one of the best sensors out there, the CORSAIR GLAIVE naturally goes into the league of the best mice when it comes to performance. The sensor is extremely accurate, and when tested we did not experience any acceleration, angle snapping or spin outs (when doing fast 180 turns). Overall a smooth and responsive tracking experience.

When tested in games, the mouse performed very well as expected. We tested the mouse playing CS:GO, Overwatch, PUBG, and Fortnite without any issues. Buttons are very responsive as well.

Final Verdict

The CORSAIR GLAIVE is a great gaming mouse with a best in class sensor – the Pixart 3367 specially made for CORSAIR. The shape of the mouse is very comfortable and the overall build quality is really solid. The only minor issue we have with the mouse is the gap between the side buttons. We would recommend the mouse for people with larger hands that prefer a mouse in the medium weight range.

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