Corsair RGB Gaming Mouse Round-Up: M55, Glaive Pro, Nightsword, Ironclaw Tested

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Corsair RGB Gaming Mouse Round-Up: Introducing Four New Devices

You've just finished meticulously routing cables in your new battlestation and are basking in the subtle glow of RGB LEDs, but your setup is not ready yet. Your old generic mouse has served you well, but its bargain-bin sensor is holding you back. Your crosshairs are unsteady and trying to select individual units is frustrating. Worst of all, it disrupts the svelte aesthetics of your new rig. Fortunately, Corsair has recently released a family of gaming mice with something to fit anyone's needs and budget. These newest additions are the ambidextrous M55 RGB Pro, the shape-shifting Glaive RGB Pro, the weight-tunable Nightsword RGB, and the free-roaming Ironclaw Wireless RGB -- all of which we will be covering here.

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Left to Right: M55 RGB Pro, Nightsword RGB, Glaive RGB Pro, Ironclaw Wireless RGB

The M55 RGB Pro is the most basic option of the bunch, but basic does not mean it skimps on features. Its highlights include a contoured ambidextrous design, a total of 8 programmable mouse buttons, and on-the-fly DPI cycling.


Model M55
Wireless Connectivity N/A
Wired Connectivity USB-A 2.0
Battery N/A
Sensor PAW3327
Sensor Type Optical
Resolution 200-12,400 DPI, 100 DPI Steps
220 IPS, 30 G
On-Board Profiles 1
Backlight 2-Zone RGB
Buttons 8
USB Report Rate 1000 Hz
Color Black
Mouse Feet PTFE
Cable 1.8 m / 6 ft, braided, fixed
iCUE Supported Yes
Dimensions 124.4 x 57.25 x 40 mm
4.9 x 2.25 x 1.57 in
Weight 86 g / 0.19 lbs
Warranty 2 Years

The Glaive RGB Pro targets users who want more control over the comfort of their mouse. It provides three magnetically swappable thumb grips to alter its shape. Two of the options allow you to choose between a wider or narrower grip while the third features a full winged thumb rest. This can be a nice feature for indecisive gamers or shared workstations, but most users will probably find the thumb grip that works for them and stick to it.

Model Glaive RGB Pro
Wireless Connectivity N/A
Wired Connectivity USB-A 2.0
Battery N/A
Sensor Pixart PMW3391
Sensor Type Optical
Resolution 100-18,000 DPI, 1 DPI Steps
Up to 400 IPS, 50 G
On-Board Profiles 1
Backlight 3-Zone RGB
Buttons 7
USB Report Rate 1000 Hz
Color Black
Mouse Feet PTFE
Cable 1.8 m / 6 ft, braided, fixed
iCUE Supported Yes
Dimensions 124.9 x 68.5 x 45.5 mm
4.88 x 2.70 x 1.79 in
Weight 115 g / 0.25 lbs
Warranty 2 Years

The Corsair Nightsword RGB is built for performance. Its headlining feature is a smart-tunable weight system. The mouse includes six drop-in weights for users to adjust its mass and center of gravity as desired. Three of the weights are 2.8 grams and the other three are 4.5 grams. According to Corsair, there are 120 possible unique weight arrangements possible. The Nightsword can vary from its base weight of 119g up to 141g when fully loaded.

Model Nightsword RGB
Wireless Connectivity N/A
Wired Connectivity USB-A 2.0
Battery N/A
Sensor Custom Pixart PMW3391
Sensor Type Optical
Resolution 100-18,000 DPI, 1 DPI Steps
Up to 400 IPS, 50 G
On-Board Profiles 3
Backlight 4-Zone RGB
Buttons 10
USB Report Rate 1000 Hz
Color Black
Mouse Feet PTFE
Cable 1.8 m / 6 ft, braided, fixed
iCUE Supported Yes
Dimensions 129.0 x 86.0 x 43.8 mm
5.08 x 3.38 x 1.72 in
Weight 119 g / 0.25 lbs
Warranty 2 Years

Finally, the Corsair Ironclaw Wireless RGB brings a cable free experience to the classic Ironclaw design. It can work wirelessly via Corsair's Slipstream Wireless (2.4 GHz radio) and over Bluetooth, or connect via USB to continue fragging while the mouse charges. Corsair claims the Slipstream Wireless solution provides wired parity performance with sub-millisecond latency and resistance to interference.


Model Ironclaw Wireless RGB
Wireless Connectivity Sub-1 ms 2.4GHz Slipstream Corsair Wireless
Bluetooth 4.2 + LE
Wired Connectivity USB-A 2.0
Battery Li-Po, built-in with USB charging
2.4 GHz: 16 to 24 hours
Bluetooth: 30 to 50 hours
Sensor Pixart 3391
Sensor Type Optical
Resolution 100-18,000 DPI, 1 DPI Steps
Up to 400 IPS, 50 G
On-Board Profiles 3
Backlight 3-Zone RGB
Buttons 10
USB Report Rate 1000 Hz
Color Black
Mouse Feet PTFE
Cable 1.8 m / 6 ft, braided, removable (microUSB)
iCUE Supported Yes
Dimensions 130.0 x 80.0 x 45.0 mm
5.12 x 3.15 x 1.77 in
Weight 130 g / 0.29 lbs
Warranty 2 Years

We will dive on in with a physical overview of each of the mice first...
Tags:  Gaming, Corsair, Mouse, RGB

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