Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB MMO 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor 12 Programmable Side Buttons Gaming Mouse - Black

Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB MMO 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor 12 Programmable Side Buttons Gaming Mouse - Black

The SCIMITAR Pro RGB gaming mouse advances your game with the innovative, customizable key Slider macro button control system. A native 16000 DPI Optical sensor with 1 DPI resolution steps enables High accuracy performance. Onboard storage with up to three gaming profiles allows you to use your settings on the go.Loose button is the intended feature of this product


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Corsair released the Scimitar RGB mouse some time ago without much fanfare, competing directly with the Naga - Corsair came out swinging big however with a strong product that featured a patented slider key system to move the 12 button layout how you wanted which was a nice idea for such a large amount of buttons. They offered a 3988 sensor powered mouse that offered acceptable performance for multi-use purposes, a comfortable safe shape, with a readily accessible panel of buttons for macros or keybinds. The problem with the old mouse, that I had, however was three fold. The first major issue with the old Scimitar was the sensor performance. Regardless of what you set the lift-off distance too - it was still very high, and upon making lifting movements would cause wild changes in cursor position even at low CPI settings. This was my biggest, and loudest complaint with the 3988 powered mouse. The other two problems were less severe, but still problematic... and it was the buttons.

The buttons had a specific ... mushy... feeling to them despite being mechanical switches, and the other major issue with the buttons was that despite where you might slide the side button panel, the keys sat far too low in the chassis, causing my thumb to rub up against the mouse mat whenever I would attempt to use 1,4,7, or 10 buttons on the mouse. Not a huge issue, but a minor annoyance. The third problem was easily fixable - and it was the CUE software. A beautifully designed piece of software, that was just unfortunately not intuitive to use, and buggy as all get out...

I am happy to say TWO of those major issues have not only been resolved entirely, but improved greatly.

The new Corsair Scimitar Pro packs Corsair's own iteration of the popular PMW-3360 sensor, which they have called the PMW-3367. Lift off distance issues have been entirely resolved, as well as much better performance on a variety of surfaces. I tested the Corsair Scimitar Pro on a QCK+ Heavy, Zowie GSR, PureTrak Talent, MMX300, and a GLORIOUS XXXL, and it performed great on all the surfaces - all which have very different material.

The other major issue is CUE, I am happy to say it has definitely improved in both usability, and function - while they still have kinks to work out - they are making headway into creating a great software suite. Not much else to say on that front. Some features I would add include the ability to reset surface calibration, as at present - you are not able to.

The clicks, the left and right, feel springy and have good tension. Not quite Logitech G303/G900/G Pro clicks - but definitely up there in quality. Side panel buttons are better - not quite where I'd like them to be in terms of feedback, but definitely getting better. I can't quite tell but I feel like they've been slightly more spaced apart to be more easily "findable" on the fly. These could still benefit from being raised up slightly, as they still sit a little low for my comfort, but again - this is a minor personal opinion.

The shell material itself has changed as well... less rubbery, and more plastic, but I think this was done to address durability concerns, as the rubbery coating on my old Scimitar despite only being purchased in November has already begun to wear - I forsee the Pro's coating to be much better in terms of wear and tear.

The weight is a little on the high side for FPS/MOBA players, but it is certainly not excessive. with a bit of cable coming in at 118 grams for me. I prefer my mice under 100 grams, however in this case - this mouse is specifically for MMO use for me - I have other mice for FPS/General Use - so if you're an mmo player looking for a top-quality sensor mouse that can be used in FPS or other games that won't put you at any sort of disadvantage, I can highly recommend this mouse.

Some odd design choices for me include the strip of brushed aluminium at the bottom of the mouse that houses the sensor - while it looks nice and gives a premium feel - the aluminium provides a jumping off point for fibers to get caught on cloth pads. I have not seen this happen with the Pro iteration yet - but it most certainly did on the old Scimitar.

To be clear, there are things Corsair could still do to bring this mouse up to another level - shaving some weight and raising the buttons up a bit would improve ergonomics greatly, without much change to the design - but overall we are looking at an iterative change that brings a lot to the table. It is most certainly an evolution of the design, and brings great performance to the table at a good price.

All in all - I'd say if you're in the market for an MMO mouse that can be more than that - grab a Corsair Scimitar Pro. You won't be disappointed in your purchase.

The mouse is great.

The CUE software is a raging dumpster fire. The software is pretty klunky, and was clearly designed by people who are utterly clueless when it comes to software design and tool implementation. One example that bears this out:

You can't do obvious, simple tasks such as copying a presets or parts of presets to other profiles. You can build a library of common functions, but the fact you can't really do anything else (like, if you have Corsair headphones...you can't copy EQ presets, or if you own a Corsair KB, making use of things you've done with other profiles in new ones is obtuse, and really difficult as you have to recreate it for every profile)

The CUE software is also horribly, horribly documented. You have one real choice: trawl and search through the corsair forums. Considering the prices for Corsair products....the lack of documentation is pretty staggering.

I own this mouse, a K70 and Void headphones. These are all solid products, great in fact! But the software, the software is awful. So awful, that if I saw "Corsair CUE" on a resume for a developer job...I would completely blackball that developer. Not just for my company, but for anyone else I spoke to. This is how bad CUE is. The people developing this garbageware should not be working in software development.

LNM
I needed to replace my Razer Naga Chroma and was hesitant to switch brands/products. I’m really glad I did though. This mouse is awesome! It’s smooth, EASY to set up and the movable keypad is great. I am a lady gamer and I have small hands. I was worried this mouse would be too big for me. I actually think it’s more comfortable. It’s a little bit wider than the Razer but it still fits well in my hand. The buttons are larger than the Naga which is so awesome. It’s harder to acddiently click two at the same time. The alternating texture of the buttons is a nice feature too.

Many people are claiming the set up is hard, it’s not. The issue is that the numbers are not bound when you buy the mouse. All you have to do is download the CUE software and bind the keys to whatever you want. In my case, I rebound the keys to 1-9 and -, =. It took all of 3 mins and it was done. YouTube is a heck of a resource!

I would definitely recommend this mouse to anyone. I love it!

This mouse is pretty awesome I must say. I will admit customizing can be a pain in the ass. However, it is just a one time pain because you can save all of your profiles on the Corsair Utility program which is neat. I bought this mouse because I wanted those 12 extra hotkeys for PUBG (Player Unknown's Battlegrounds). I know what your thinking...(really PUBG? and not a MOBA?) yes! LOL feels a bit heavier than the Corsair M45 Pro I had that is now in storage. Overall I am happy with it! I know this review is not as information or in-depth as you might like but the only thing I can see it try it in-store befoe you buy it!

Dan
Bought as a replacement to my Razer Naga. The Naga was nice and all...but the laser sensor had contant freezing and jumping issues whenever the smallest piece of cat hair or dirt was on the mouse pad. It was TOO accurate for it's own good.

I bought this mouse mainly for it's optical sensor, and it works perfectly. I also really like the hardware profiles, if you truly hate the CUE software you can just use it once to setup a hardware profile and then uninstall it.

I use this mouse to play Guild Wars 2, Overwatch, and Heroes of the Storm and find it comfortable for all three of them.

My only complaint is that the initial setup process for the 12 side buttons is rather click intensive (have to add a new action for every button, choose the key category from the drop down, and then choose the key), but after it's done it's quite easy to modify.

The lighting is pretty awesome, you can customize the colors to basically anything. Enabling the advanced mode let's you make your own crazy fading/blinking/whatever colors choosing either solids or gradients between two colors so that it ends up smoothly transitioning. I personally have mine glow between purple and white with the keys turning purple out of phase with the rest of the mouse for a neat breathing like effect. It might take you a while to get your colors just right though :p

If 4.5 stars were an available review, I'd pick that, because this thing has to lose a half star for lack of having a left-right option to the scroll wheel, as well as a funky interface. Aside from that, this is the best of the MMO mice because of the textured side buttons and the ability to slide them into proper position to fit all hands. The Razer Naga, which is the chief competition here, is a much more precise-feeling mouse, has a better click feel to the left and right mouse buttons, and offers left-right use of the scroll wheel. But the Corsair is competitive on pointing accuracy, and the side button system puts it over the top, as the Naga either fits you or it doesn't. If you don't need lateral options with your scroll wheel, the Corsair pulls strongly ahead -- until you get to the interface software, which is where you'll assign keybinds. The Naga of course forces you into Razer's proprietary (and resource-sapping) Synapse software, which can be buggy under certain conditions. But it's a Singer sewing machine compared to Corsair's "Corsair Utility Engine," which is almost complex just for the heck of being complex. It's not intuitive, its help sections are woefully inadequate, and it's easy to foul up a profile without really realizing you did it. Like Synapse, Utility Engine loads on startup and if it fails to load properly or quickly (which happened to me quite a bit), you're left with a three-button mouse until it decides to do so. Love or hate Synapse, I used a Naga for six months and never had it fail to fire up. But even with the roughness around the edges, I would still take the Scimitar 99 times out of 100 just from the standpoint of adjustability and feel.

Used a Razer Death Adder mouse for years, that thing was a work horse. I tried the Razer Naga but absolutely could not get used to the bank of buttons and ended up giving it away. Most recently was using a Steel Series Rival 300, which was fine, but I'm a claw gripper and my fingertips ended up way too far back on the mouse and it felt inefficient and sometimes my hand got achy. (I've since read reviews that it's better suited for palm grippers; should have read review before buying it, haha.) ANYWAY, regarding the Corsair Scimitar Pro - I'm determined to transition to more keybinding and macros in game and decided to try the MMO type mouse again, and I read that this one is good for claw grips because it has a higher back-end hump (under the palm) and is s bit shorter over all for a claw grip. I have long hands for a woman and prefer a larger mouse generally, and this one is proving so far to feel great under the hand - the slightly more bulbous back end helps anchor it a bit in the hand. I've adjusted the sliding button bank to suit my thumb position, and it's a good fit. My only hesitation thus far is that your thumb by default rests on the buttons and I'm nervous about pressing one or more accidently while generally using the mouse, though I admit that this hasn't actually happened, so that might be just me not being used to them being there yet. Also the top of the mouse is a bit slippery but I expect that to go away as the normal skin oils do their thing (at least I hope.) Unlike my Steel Series which slid around on my big steel desk like a cow on ice skates (had to buy a pad to even use it) - this mouse adjusted itself and works equally welI on the smooth steel or the rubberized fabric mouse pad. I've also not had issues with lift, I adjusted the lift in the software and it's been fine. I've seen one or two comments on the build quality, but that has not been my experience with this product or Corsair in general. I'm not a bargain buyer, price is rarely the driver in my choices (drives hubs nuts!), and I've returned to Corsair as a brand several times now for PC components, my keyboard and now this mouse. I've never had any issues with quality or performance from their stuff. Lastly, I like the fun lighting options because I'm a nerd, and the understated design & logo because I'm a middle-age woman with a normal job who would feel stupid with giant glowing skulls and equipment that looks like transformer toys.

Pros:
-Construction feels pretty good. Hoping this will last a bit longer than the Razer mice I've owned, that usually only last 1-2 years.
-Very comfortable grip. Feels good in the palm.
-Lighting syncs up with K70 RGB, it's pretty easy to download and import CUE profiles. Looks very nice.
-Good, if somewhat confusing, keybind and macro functionality.

Cons:
-The 1 button is a tad low. Slightly difficult to press without lifting the mouse up from the desk a bit (I may have slightly larger than average hands).
-The 10 gets stuck pressed in sometimes (only sometimes, it's a little finicky).
-All the buttons are a bit mushy, coming from a Razer Naga.
-Cursor will bug out from time to time and fling upwards when lifting the mouse in FPS games (like Overwatch). This is a somewhat rare occurrence, though.

It's good overall, yet has definite downsides. If you're coming from a Naga, you might be slightly disappointed the way the buttons feel at first. but you get used to it. I wouldn't recommend it for people heavy into shooters, due to the fact the cursor isn't 100% reliable with its flip-outs when repositioning the mouse at times (I even have it paired up with a Corsair MM400 mouse mat, so surface shouldn't be an issue). It's pretty great for RPGs, though.
Would I buy it again? Maybe. I do like it but I'm not really in love with it. Feels more like an acquaintance after parting with my 2 deceased Nagas.

LB
Had this product for a few months now and I'm generally pleased with it. I like that you can reposition the side keys to better suit your hand placement. Outside of that the features on offer are in line with most other quality MMO mice you might buy. So to be honest when it comes to these products quality of construction is what really matters. Which is basically to say how long will they last is what you want to be concerned with. For example I bought this mouse b/c one button on my Logitech G600 just up and stopped working one day. It was the middle click, a button I like to bind in most of the MMO's I play so not having it was felt immediately and I ordered this mouse the next day.

So I'm not really going to spout off about the pros of a mouse simply b/c they all tend to fall into categories and what's on offer in said category is usually fairly equal across the board. This mouse is on par with my G600 with a few small differences but they're both really good products but the G600 broke so obviously it gets a huge thumbs down from me now. So if in a year from now or two years from now this mouse is still holding strong then it was a 4 star mouse. I only gave it 4 stars b/c there are some ergonomic issues for me with it having bigger hands but that's more a thing specific to me.

One note I will make about the CUE software, I on occasion use it for simple macros but I've found that you cannot run simultaneous macros with their software. This put me off a little b/c on the G600 this was possible so I didn't even consider that was some option other mice wouldn't have, seems pretty standard. So basically if you were playing a game and wanted a macro to push one key every 10 seconds and a macro to push another key ever 15 seconds and then to run them both at the same time the CUE software isn't capable of doing that. Obviously this is only an issue if the macro'ing features are important to you at all.

I personally chose this mouse b/c it is Corsair and I like the Corsair brand I use them a lot and they tend to produce quality products so we'll see if this mouse becomes one of them.

I love this mouse. I used to use Razer Naga mice. The original Naga was great, but the updated models felt flimsy. So, I switched to the Corsair Scimitar. The Scimitar is better in every way, except one. It is more accurate than my Naga Chroma. The switches/buttons feel more responsive, and more solidly constructed than my Naga Chroma. The adjustable sliding panel on the left side makes the buttons easy to reach, and allows me to have a comfortable grip on the mouse. It's difficult to find a mouse that I can use due to the size of my hands (I wear Men's size 2X gloves). The adjustable panel of buttons makes all the difference if your hands are an unusual size. The only downside is sometimes when I boot up my PC, the mouse will not power on, then after I log into Windows the Cue software will not recognize the Scimitar. I returned my first mouse after working with Corsair for 2 weeks to solve the issue. The mouse wasn't defective. The replacement mouse also has the same behavior. It only happens about twice a week, and is easily solved by unplugging the mouse and plugging it back in.

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