The Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro is a premium wireless mouse designed specifically for first-person shooter and MOBA players. It is equipped with the latest Corsair features. This includes slipstream wireless technology, an optical sensor with up to 18,000 DPI, eight function keys and a polling rate of up to 2000 Hz. The design is very similar to its predecessors and offers the same well-shaped contours with good holding characteristics. Besides a newly revised scroll wheel, Corsair has finally given the Dark Core RGB Pro a USB-C port for wired use and for charging the battery.
Let’s see if the Dark Core really deserves the addition “Pro”.
Design and workmanship
When you look at the Dark Core RGB Pro, you immediately notice how much work Corsair has put into developing the shape of the high-end gaming mouse. If you put your hand on it, you can even feel it. Whether Palm or Claw, this mouse has been carefully shaped for different grip types. Visually striking is the side grip on the left side, where the thumb can be placed. So it doesn’t always have to clasp the mouse and doesn’t drag on the mouse pad. This prevents unnecessary drag. If necessary, a grip can be attached on the right side. This holds magnetically and can be replaced quickly and easily.
With the 9-zone RGB illumination you can personalize your wireless mouse even more. The scroll wheel, several light bars on the left side, the Corsair logo, a bar on the right side and the DPI and profile LED indicators are individually adjustable.
Qualitatively, there is nothing to criticize in the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro. The processing is excellent throughout. The FPS/MOBA gaming mouse sits perfectly in the hand and feels amazingly good. For the palm and thumb area, a rubberized surface was used, which has a slight nap. According to Corsair, the grips were inspired by tennis or golf clubs.