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Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite

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Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is a mouse intended for use with MMO and MOBA games. It’s a successor to Corsair Scimitar Pro and compared with it, it has a better sensor and better build quality.

At the first sight, it seems to be a good mouse with few expected downturns, with the biggest issue being weighty and having an adjustment process to the side buttons, especially if you are coming from the regular mouse.

Pros

  • good build quality
  • lots of buttons
  • ergonomic is weirdly good enough
  • scroll wheel is good (almost like Roccat)
  • good M1 and M2 clicks
  • good sensor

Cons

  • heavy
  • fingerprints stay all over it
  • cable seems to be stiffer than usual
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Mouse Details

Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite's Brand, Model and Release Date.

Manufacturer Corsair
Model RGB Elite
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Release Date 2020
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Dimensions and Weight

Size and Weight of Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite mouse.

Length ~119.4 mm
~11.94 cm
~4.7 in
Width ~77 mm
~7.7 cm
~3.03 in
Height ~42.4 mm
~4.24 cm
~1.67 in
Weight ~122 g
~0.12 kg
~0.27 lbs
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Technical Specs

Sensor, Lift Off distance and rest of the specifications for the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite mouse.

Sensor Type Optical
Sensor Model PMW3391
Perfect Sensor (Flawless) Yes
Resolution (CPI/DPI) 100 - 18000
Max Resolution (CPI/DPI) 18000
Min Resolution (CPI/DPI) 100
Resolution Ratio (Max/Min)
Maximum Acceleration 50 G
Max Tracking Speed 250 IPS
Polling Rate 1000 Hz (1ms)
Lift Off Distance Adjustable (~1.2 mm default)
Switches Type Omron
Switches Lifespan 50 million clicks
Feets (Material) PTFE
Onboard Memory Yes
Smoothing / Filtering No
Hardware Acceleration No
Click Latency 10.9 ms
Shift Latency -
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Connectivity

Connectivity types for the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite mouse.

Connectivity Wired, USB
Cable Length ~1.8 m
~5.91 ft
Cable Type Braided cable

General Specifications and Features

List of additional Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite features.

Mouse Type Gaming mouse
Ergonomy Right-handed
Buttons 17
Suggested Grip Claw grip
CPI/DPI Indicator Yes
LED Lighting Yes
LED Editable Yes
Adjustable Weight No
Editable Scroll-Wheel Resistance No
Silent Clicking No
Color Black
Battery Time -
Battery Type -
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Price and Warranty

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Warranty 1 Year
Manufacturer URL https://www.corsair.com/
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Review

What MouseSpecs thinks about this mouse.

Since I am mostly FPS and strategy player, you should note that this review might be a little bit biased and it might not paint the real picture of this mouse for MOBA players. Also, I only had this mouse for a day, so the review itself might be a little bit dry ☹.

Size and Shape

At first sight, the mouse seems to be good. The shape is a little bit weird and although it’s a large mouse (wide) I still tried forcing a fingertip grip on it and it worked well enough, except side buttons… Those side buttons require a claw grip with your thumb.

I guess people with smaller hands could use a palm grip or hybrid grips.

1-3-1 finger setup was weird, mainly due to the right side having a tall resting position. However, 1-2-2 was a very comfortable finger configuration for this mouse, with the pinky giving additional control for precise movement (although movement is already precise due to the weight of the mouse).

It weighs 122 grams, while its dimensions are 119.4x77x42.4 mm.

As expected, Corsair Scimitar is usable only for right-handed people.

Buttons

This device has 17 buttons in total and all are programable. M1 and M2 are good enough. Nothing special but nothing bad either.

Since this is my first MMO mouse, I would define side buttons as really good. I expected it would be harder to use them but except last column (button 10,11,12) it’s really not.

I would think that people who use any software requiring a large number of macros (not only gamers) would like this mouse.

The scroll wheel button is hard to press and you will most likely never use it.

Sensor

Corsair Scimitar Elite RGB comes with Pixart PMW3391 sensor. With the provided software you can set up CPI anywhere from 100 to 18000 with 1 CPI adjustment step.

The lift-off distance of the sensor is by default 1.2 mm (1 DVD) which is good out of the box.

The resolution of the sensor is boosted on this mouse compared to regular PMW3391 variants and it’s 18000 CPI. Mouse tracks, according to the specs, until 250 IPS and 50 G.

In practice, I couldn’t spin it out and I think nobody would notice the difference between this and the 3360, 3390 or Logitech Hero sensor.

Scroll Wheel

The scroll wheel is almost good as the Roccat Titan wheel. It has similarly notched well-defined steps. It also has a similar feel under the finger while scrolling. However, it isn’t good as Roccat. It’s just a little bit looser and a little bit noisier.

These things get especially noticeable when you are scrolling fast.

Anyway, it seems that competition is beginning to catch Roccat with its scroll wheel technology.

As said, the scroll wheel can click too, but it’s a tedious task and require concentration and even strength to click it, so you will never use it as a button.

Cable

The cable is braided and is a little bit stiffer than other mice I had recently. If you have bungy you will not notice it. It’s 1.8 meters long.

Feet

Corsair Scimitar Elite RGB has four small PTFE feet. There seems to be good out of the box. But due to my mousepad I can’t really notice the difference between different PTFE feet, except if feet really suck.

I like the small hole beside each foot which allows you to easily remove PTFE without damaging it.

Coating

The mouse is coated with rubberized plastic. It’s really pleasant and grippy to hold. It’s like a more expensive coating than one found on Nixeus Revel.

The right side of the mouse has a rubber finger holder. Depending on the grip type you will keep your ring or pinky finger there.

Software

Corsair provides software for configuring this mouse under the name iCue. You can download it from their site.

iCue allows programming of the buttons, setting up macros, and setting up RGB colors so as to manipulate sensor options (resolution, profiles, tracking height, polling rate, angle snapping and so on…).

iCue software is unnecessarily confusing and you will need to spend some time in order to understand it and in order to learn how to configure your mouse properly.

Alternatives

I will mention a few of the alternatives to Corsair Scimitar RGB although I didn’t use any of those: Corsair Scimitar Pro, Logitech G600 and G604, Havit MS375, Roccat Nyth, Razer Naga Trinity, Razer Naga Pro, Asus ROG Spatha, Redragon M908, SteelSeries Rival 500, Logitech G502 Hero, UtechSmart Venus…

Conclusion

This is a relatively good mouse. It has a nice scroll, decent buttons, great side buttons and a good sensor. For FPS games it’s too heavy, but that’s not its niche anyway.

For MMO and MOBA gaming I suppose it’s very good. It should work well for content editors who use lots of macros.

I would not like to stick with it and would rather have a simpler and more traditionally shaped mouse with fewer buttons. I feel that side buttons are influencing how I hold and move this mouse like I am restrained somehow, but this might be a subjective thing and it might go away after the adjustment period is passed.

Video Review as Different Opinion

Additional look and feel of the mouse by a third-party reviewer.

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