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Corsair Glaive RGB: Gaming Mouse Reviewed

Sensor and Operation: Absolute Precision

The PMW-3367 sensor from Pixart is used in the Glaive RGB. In terms of technical features, it is similar to the PMW-3366 sensor used in Logitech’s G900, among others. In comparison to this, however, the sensor used here has a higher resolution of up to 16,000 DPI.

The transfer rate of the mouse is 1,000 Hz. However, the user can also select 125 Hz, 250 Hz or 500 Hz as settings – however, the reduction does not really make sense, even with mobile use this hardly saves the battery life of a laptop. The DPI number can also be adjusted – a maximum of 16,000 DPI is possible, a minimum of 100. In order to make these settings, the driver software is required, which will be examined in more detail in the next section. Five profiles can be set here, from which can then be selected.

Illuminated mouse from above
Illuminated mouse from above

There is also the option of activating these five DPI profiles, which are defined in the software, with the help of a button below the mouse wheel, but this hardly works in practice: The key works only in one direction, so that a quick change of the DPI number is hardly possible. If you have time to click your way through all possible settings to reach your goal, you will find a possibility in the button – but if you want to change quickly, which is likely to be the case more often in practice, you will have to use the software.

Incidentally, the sensor is completely convincing in the test. With enormous precision, the mouse becomes an important aid – even in hectic game situations.

The highest DPI setting of 16,000 DPI sounds nice, but is simply not needed in practice. In practice, lower settings are more likely to be chosen – in our test we also opted for a much lower DPI number.

Software: Many Possibilities

Individual settings are made in the software. Here, for example, it is possible to adjust the lighting of the three RGB zones. Corsair offers five lighting profiles to choose from. The user can decide at will on the colouring and changing speed. Overall, the possibilities to adjust the lighting are ample. In addition, the mouse buttons can be configured individually. It is also possible to adapt the DPI profiles in the software.

Probably the most important setting is the surface calibration, with which the mouse is adapted to the mouse pad. To start the calibration, click on a small symbol, which is then rotated by moving the mouse. The software then calibrates the mouse using the data obtained during setting. In fact, the precision after adjustment is subjectively assessed much higher than before.

The software is quite clear. All in all, it is a clear advantage and offers many possibilities to influence the mouse.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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