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Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite

Quick Jump

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

On the first sight it seems to be a good mouse with few expected downturns, with the biggest issue being weighty and having 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 stays all over it
  • cable seems to be stiffer than usual

Mouse Details

Brand, model and release date.

ManufacturerCorsair
ModelRGB Elite
Release Date2020
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Price

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

Technical Specs

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

Sensor TypeOptical
Sensor ModelPMW3391
Perfect SensorYes
Resolution (CPI/DPI)100 - 18000
Maximum Acceleration50 G
Max Tracking Speed250 IPS
Polling Rate1000 Hz (1ms)
Lift Off DistanceAdjustable (~1.2mm default)
Switches (Lifespan)Omron (50 million clicks)
Feets (Lifespan)PTFE
Onboard MemoryYes
Smoothing / FilteringNo
Hardware AccelerationNo
Click Latency-

Connectivity

Connectivity types for the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite mouse.

ConnectivityWired, USB
Cable Length~1.8 m
~5.91 ft
Cable TypeBraided cable

General Specifications and Features

List of additional Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite features.

Mouse TypeGaming mouse
ErgonomyRight-hand
Buttons17
Suggested GripClaw grip
CPI/DPI IndicatorYes
LED LightingYes
LED AdjustableYes
Adjustable WeightNo
ColorBlack

Price and Warranty

Satisfaction is (not) guaranteed.

Warranty1 Year
Manufacturer URLhttps://www.corsair.com/
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Review

What MouseSpecs think about this mouse.

Since I am mostly FPS and strategy player, you should note that this review might be 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 review itself might be little bit dry ☹.

Size and Shape

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

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

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

It weighs 122 grams, while 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 (buttons 10,11,12) it’s really not.

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

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 setup CPI anywhere from 100 till 18000 with 1 CPI adjustment step.

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

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 difference between this and 3360, 3390 or Logitech Hero sensor.

Scroll Wheel

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

These things get especially noticeable when you are scrolling fast.

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

As said, 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 button.

Cable

Cable is braided and is 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. These seems to be good out of the box. But due my mousepad I can’t really notice difference between different PTFE feet, except if feet really suck.

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

Coating

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

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

Software

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

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

iCue software is unnecessary 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 few of the alternatives to Corsair Scimitar RGB although I didn’t used 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 relatively good mouse. It has nice scroll, decent buttons, great side buttons and 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 stuck with it and would rather have a simpler and more traditionally shaped mouse with less buttons. I feel that side buttons are influencing how I hold and move this mouse, like I am restrained somehow, but this might be subjective thing and it might go away after adjustment period is passed.

Video Review / Different Opinion

Adittional look and feel of the mouse.

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