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The Corsair M65 RGB Elite is CORSAIR's most advanced FPS gaming mouse yet, built around a premium aluminum frame for proven durability that will last through a lifetime of gaming. A state of the art precision 18, 000 DPI optical sensor, customizable in single DPI steps, provides personalized precision to match your play style, while a tunable weight system allows you to adjust the weight from as little as 97G to 115G. Loaded with extras, including onboard profile storage, multi zone RGB lighting, a dedicated Sniper button, and fully programmable with Corsair iCUE software, it's time to join the Elite.

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M65 Elite

(Forgot I hadn't dropped a review of this one yet, better late than never...)

The Basics:

Medium mouse with unique shape, 3391 sensor, 50M omrons on primary buttons. Two zone RGB, controllable via software. Time in use prior to compiling review was 8 days.

I wanted to view this mouse as a potential G502 killer. Hard to find something with excellent specs for fingertip which also is under 100g and a well-placed sniper button. Really, if you want an accurate sensor and a sniper button from a well known brand, the only other names in town are the G502 and Razer Basilisk. The M65 Elite has the advantage of being lighter than either of those competitors once it loses the adjustable weights.

The Good:

- Primary Clicks (B+): On the light side of moderate but spammable and quite responsive. Some very slight pretravel on both, but it is minimal. Clicks are rather quiet.

- Materials and Build Quality (A): Plastic on top is smooth plastic, coarse plastic on the sides, aluminum on the bottom. The materials themselves feel good and there are no rattles here either. Durability seems like it should be good. Of course in my experience, it’s almost always the scroll wheel that goes first.

- Scroll Wheel (B+): has light scroll resistance, steps are more muted than I’d like but they suffice and do not have any play between steps. click resistance is light and the wheel has a pleasant rubber tread.

- Mouse Feet (B+): Smooth, fast glide, but with moderate noise. Overall the mouse feet are a positive.

- Sensor Tracking (A): Snappy and tracking is outstanding. The 3391 is a joy to use, nailing the sense of being both direct and snappy. I prefer it over the 3360 and lower, as well as the 3389 and HERO sensor. I put it in my personal "top tier" in terms of (unscientific) “sensor feel” along with the 3366 and Tru Move 3.

- Looks. (B) The mouse is kinda sexy. The RGB is beautiful with lots of options. For what it’s worth, the logo is my favorite of any brand and the aluminum accents are well done for what they are, even if I hate the added weight.

The Middling:

- The DPI Buttons (C): Require moderate force, no accidental actuations, very muted sound but tactility feels cheap. Placement is actually useful in some cases though, which is more than most other mice.

- Liftoff Distance (B-): Cannot be adjusted and is on the high side at 2 DVDs, maybe a touch more. I did not find it distracting in-game, nor did I notice it adversely affecting performance, but there’s better out there.

- Weight (C): 97-100 g without weights. The mouse feet make it feel lighter than it deserves and it is surprisingly light given how much of the mouse is made of metal. That said, I’m not sure the fact you CAN make a mouse of of metal means you SHOULD.

- Grip. (C) Despite the coarseness of the plastic sides, they can be slick with dry hands. Simply breathing on your hands can improve grip considerably.

The Bad:

- Ergonomics. (C) Rather wide. Best for large claw and large fingertip. The weight and balance make it uninviting for a large palm gripper, but might work for a med-small palm. I gave time to 8 distinct grips with this mouse. While some were effective, and some were comfortable, only one was both effective and comfy. That’s all it takes, but it took a little while to get there…

- No access to internals. If you own it for over two years or you want to open it up, good luck. Nothing on the box or documentation states that there are omrons or a 3391 sensor. I’d prefer the specs on the box just like Logitech and not trust the less reliable Amazon storepage which has a bad record. “Just trust me, it’s all in there” doesn’t fly.

- Weight system. (C-) Even though you likely won’t be fiddling with the mouse weights on a routine basis, they are clunky. 6 pieces total and requires a flathead screwdriver to get them out in the first place. It may be the least convenient adjustable weight system I’ve seen.

- iCue software (C): It has questionable EULA. “We will collect data from your system, but we promise not to identify you....”it suggests that they do collect data that COULD identify you and that is no good. iCue is very bloated in comparison to offerings from other manufacturers. Basic mouse functions on other mice are handled with software that boots up instantly and weighs in at 4 to 12 MB in size. Even accounting for the increased functionality, there’s no reason (that isn’t suspicious) which would require iCue to be the better part of a gigabyte. ICue is >Terraria in size...

- Software UI is horridly unintuitive and a bad pairing for all the features that it is capable of. That said, if you take the time to learn it, there are more lighting and macro options here than any other software platform I’ve seen.

- The sniper button is red with a little crosshair icon on it. It’s somewhat tasteful for what it is, but still just gushes “dedicated gamer mouse.” Also, since the sniper button is in a position where some people may want to use its surface to grasp the mouse, the fact that it has a very slick, glossy finish doesn’t help anything. At least the actuation force is high so that you won’t accidentally click it when picking up the mouse.

The Conclusion:

The M65 Elite is a quality product, but not necessarily a safe purchase. It is a fun mouse, but not a hardcore mouse in my opinion, even if it has “hardcore” components. It has aggressive looks that may not be your thing in three years. You might wake up next to it and think, "was I sane when I made this choice?" It does not dethrone the G502 as a productivity or gaming mouse primarily due to shape, but it is not a bad mouse and many will be plenty happy with it.

The weakest parts of this ownership experience are the shape, followed by the software, LOD and glossy sniper button. The M65 Elite succeeds in being both incredibly sexy and quite unique if you don’t consider the predecessor model. I consider this mouse to be Corsair’s most unique mouse in terms of both shape and looks. Overall, it's good stuff, fun to use, always room for improvement.

Bang for $50 Bucks: B

Nit-Noid Rating: 8.5

So I guess I'll start off by saying that I really love buying and trying different mice. Right now I have the Razer deathadder elite, Rival 500, Rival 600, logitech, G502,305, alien ware Aw558, Razer Basilisk and this mouse. The corsair M65 elite.

The shape of this mouse is VERY different than any other I own, which Is more a preference than anything overly positive or negative. It has a very good Pixart sensor, but it has a weird difference from the mice I have with the same sensor. Ot has a very high lift off distance in comparison to the others. With the Rival 600 having the lowest lod. The M65 also has one of the worst cables. It's very stiff and that's not something you want with a mice you're gonna be gaming with. The Rival 600 again, has the best cable. With its solid rubber cable that's very flexible and the deathadder having the second best cable.

The buttons on the M65 elite are very good and some of the best placed buttons on any mouse I have. I do really like the "sniper" button that's right under the thumb. That could be again a preference thing and probably depends a great deal on how hard you grip the mouse.

The M65 is made with VERY good materials and may well be the best put together mouse I have. I do have the EVGA Carbon X10 that I forgot to mention up top that's very nicely put together.

Overall I think this is a mouse you actually need to try instead of basing your decision off of a review. Imo my top mice are probably the deathadder elite, rival 600 and the 305 for people with smaller hands. The deathadder is just hard to beat. It's like the Kalashnikov of mice. Theres always a nee kid on the block all the kids wanna try and the deathadder is always there. Waiting, just as reliable and as great as anything available. Like I said, order one, try it and send it back if you dnt get on with it. It really is a good gaming mouse, that is only going to jive with certain people, looking for a certain shape and button placement.

I've used a Corsair M65 every day for the last four years as my daily mouse for my home desktop. I use it for gaming, I use it for web browsing, I use it for graphic design, I use it for everything. I have never used or owned a better mouse - there's simply no substitute.

I recently decided to order a new one, not because the old one no longer worked (indeed, it still works fine after four years of use and abuse) but simply because I knew they'd made some improvements and I wanted to experience the pleasure of a fresh mouse. Oh man, what a good decision. The current M65 is everything I've loved about the old one for the last half a decade, but refined.

You could spend $70+ on a high-end gaming mouse with tons of mappable buttons, but none of them will feel as robust, as comfortable in the hand, or just as RIGHT as the roughly $50 M65. It's got everything you need, and nothing more: left click, right click, scroll wheel, back and forward buttons, and a remappable sniper button (which I always map to the space key).

I've also used Corsair's Scimitar, with its twelve mappable keys on the side, but it just isn't as comfortable in the hand, it doesn't feel as robust, and I personally never found the macro keys all that useful - for MMO gaming, I use a gaming keypad in my left hand for all that stuff. All I want my mouse to do is to BE A GOOD MOUSE.

The optical sensor has been refined to a ridiculous degree as well. 18,000 dpi, adjustable on the fly. I've found it to be incredibly accurate.

Just, get this mouse. It is the best one money can buy, period. You could spend twice, three times as much on a "high-end" "gaming" mouse and it'll be WORSE than the Corsair M65. Guaranteed.

This is the second M65 that I am buying. The first one I got was up to 12,000 DPI (the older model) and lasted me for a year before the clicking started to fail (It would double click everything even when i was trying to single click and this led to a ton of issues both in gaming and in regular work and productivity). But despite this, it was a good, dependable mouse while it lasted. The two side buttons I mapped to push-to-talk and melee in my FPS games and it saved my life in more than one situation. So I decided to get the upgraded 18,000 DPI model.

So far so good. I'm hoping this one lasts longer than a year. I will say, the lighting is A LOT more muted in this model than the 12k model and I really dislike that actually. I'm spending a lot to get synced up RGB gaming setups, why they would scale the lighting down is beyond me but I consider it counter productive and hate it. So I am bumping off a star for that. I got this on sale for $39.99, and if it lasts a year at that price that's cool but it it lasts less than 6 months I will be disappointed and knock off another star. We'll see how long this one lasts.

I like this mouse overall. I've always liked Corsair products. The design is more comfortable than it looks, it molds to the hand quite nicely. I like the curve on the left side. The scroll wheel is a bit on the firm side but I don't have any complaints about it's performance. Unlike Logitech. I used to be a huge Logitech fan and used/recommended their products for years to everyone, then I bought one of their expensive gaming mice and the scroll broke within a couple months and kept randomly changing directions and driving me nuts. I think I'll stick with Corsair now for mice.

I bought this mouse to replace my old Razer Naga MMOG which I wore the buttons out on. So far the M65 has been an excellent replacement. It's a little bigger which is nice since I had big hands, it's heavier, can be configured to a much much higher DPI, the back-lighting is completely configurable and the iCUE software is very nice. Since I already have a K70 RGB Keyboard by Corsair I can maintain both their settings in the same place. With that being said. The cost is also nice in my opinion. My old Naga cost ~$75 new when I got it and this was $ a win win, for me.

NOTE: If you don't already have the iCUE software installed and have the older Corsair Utility Engine software installed (like I did) it will uninstall it and you won't get a chance to save your profile setup. I had to reconfigure my keyboard, but that didn't take make sure to save your setup so you can import it into iCUE.

I'm giving this 5 stars because it fits my grip perfectly. If you have a claw/fingertip grip, this mouse is perfect for that.

Something to consider is the heavy scroll button. The scroll has a definite resistance so don't purchase this mouse for everyday web browsing. But the heavy scroll is great for games where you will have something bound to it such as using the scroll up or down for switching weapons.

The red crosshair button slows down sensitivity for supposed high precision moments such as sniping in games. I don't really see a use for this because I don't think you should ever rely on a button on your mouse for sniping. Regardless, the button doesn't every get in my way because of the grip I have.

The mouse clicks quick and light and it doesn't feel hollow or cheap. Overall a decent mouse, but I personally love it due to its perfect fit for me.

I am happy with the mouse. It took a little time to get used to it coming of a Logitech G series but it seems well built, responsive etc. I do tend to hold it a little too far back and have to readjust.

I am not a big fan of the Icue software. It may just be me but 1) I don't want to have to take a programming class to use it. 2) some games blow out my profile and it defaults when I launch the game. I typically have about an hour at a time to play and I don't want to spend that time dealing with mouse software.

This is the first mouse I have owned that hasn't been Razer, Love it!. Sad thing is I don't like a Razer keyboard ( there Clicky key sound drives me up wall) LOL. I use a Corsair keyboard and that means I have to install 2 separate apps. Yea i know I'm a crybaby! So I saw this CORSAIR M65 ELITE RGB to go with my keyboard and only need use one app. The mouse feels great! also feels very sturdy, Fits my big hand and basically the same button sett up as my Last mouse (Razor Basilisk) Great mouse! CORSAIR M65 ELITE RGB Has weights, and a meatal frame makes it feel like better quality. To me it feels just right out of the box, Glides a crossed my mouse pad smoothly. My other mouse I tend to become heavy handed wile gaming the feel of CORSAIR M65 ELITE RGB help with this issue. It glides smoothly and able to stay on target, some may understand what I'm trying to say here. So far I am very pleased with it. One thing I think could be better is the app, Not to bad but you have to setup your buttons every time you change games or want to surf the web. You can Rename and save but you have to re click everything to work every time. It would be nice if you could save a profile for each game to just be one click and your ready. My Razer app you save profiles And it would switch automatically. Yep I know, What a spoiled BRAT! LOL... So far so good, I gave it a 4 out of five do to the app issue. Thanks for your time!

I had the M65 Saber before and this is a nice replacement, feels almost exactly the same and has all the same features and less of the quirks. Software seems to hold much better on this one and I dont have to constantly unplug and replug or reboot to get it working. The Sniper button is actually perfect for those scoped in moments and I love it when Im editing something really intricate in my ableton as well . My only complaint is that it ships with the weights already inside and it just does not feel heavy at all..I wish one of these manufactures would make a nice metal mouse that feels like something you want to push around a mousepad.....

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