Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse targets PC gamers with tight wallets

After launching its “tenkeyless” K63 compact mechanical keyboard for PC gamers just weeks ago, Corsair introduced the Glaive RGB gaming mouse on Thursday, May 4 packing a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, interchangeable thumb grips, and Omron switches promising up to 50 million clicks. The peripheral also includes a dynamic, three-zone multi-color illumination system that’s customizable through the company’s Corsair Utility Engine software.

Here are the specs:

Sensor: PixArt PMW3367 Optical
DPI: 100 to 16,000
Customizable DPI settings: 5
Lowest DPI settings step: 1
Left/right switches: Omron
Switch life: Up to 50 million clicks
Report rate: 125Hz/250Hz/500Hz/1,000Hz
Color zones: Logo, side bar, and front
# of programmable buttons: 6
On-board profile storage: Yes
Cable: 6-foot Braided Fiber
Dimensions: 4.95 x 3.60 x 1.75 inches
Weight: 0.26 pounds
Price: $70

The six-button loadout consists of the standard left and right buttons, a clickable mouse wheel, and the DPI switch button highlighted by five rectangular LEDs residing to its left. There are two additional buttons mounted on the left side residing just above a textured thumb grip area. The device appears to ship with two additional thumb grips to meet every PC gamer’s playing style.

“When it comes to gaming mice, there is no one-size-fits-all,” the company said. “Glaive RGB combines a sweeping contoured shape with three interchangeable magnetic grips, allowing it to adapt in seconds for a customized fit. Choose between smooth curves, a rubberized grip or a wide thumb rest to find your peak comfort, with each grip sculpted to put Glaive RGB’s six programmable buttons within easy reach.”

Corsair actually teamed up with PixArt to create the PMW3367 optical sensor, so good luck finding the sensor’s actual specs on PixArt’s website. Corsair also uses the PMW3367 sensor in its Scimitar Pro RGB gaming mouse released in early January, a MMO-dedicated peripheral for $80 packing 12 buttons just in the thumb area alone. Like the Scimitar Pro RGB, Corsair’s new Glaive RGB offering is made available in two color options.

The new Glaive RGB mouse is powered by Corsair’s Cue software for creating profiles, customizing the lighting, and assigning macros to the buttons. Users can thus create a custom profile that will load when launching a specific game, and the mouse will revert back to the default profile once players close their game. As previously stated, all profiles are stored on the mouse itself.

The software also provides a surface calibration tuning utility enabling users to fine-tune the mouse tracking to their favorite surface. Four PTFE Teflon feet give the mouse enough height and traction for smooth movement across most playing surfaces.

Corsair’s new Glaive RGB gaming mouse is available now for $70, and seemingly goes after Razer’s equivalently priced Mamba Tournament Edition and DeathAdder Elite gaming mice. Both Aluminum (CH-9302111-NA) and Black (CH-9302011-NA) editions of the Glaive RGB cost the same through Corsair and its participating retailers.