Corsair’s Ironclaw, Glaive gaming mice are tuned for performance and comfort

corsair glaive rgb pro and ironclaw wireless gaming mouse

Corsair h updated its Ironclaw and Glaive line of gaming mice, adding ergonomic comfort, higher precision tracking, three-zone RGB lighting control, and surface calibration to allow gamers to play on just about any surface. Though both the Ironclaw RGB Wireless and Glaive RGB Pro support a new optical sensor developed in conjunction with PixArt that delivers 18,000 DPI of tracking accuracy, there are some differences between the two devices.

Both mice share similar aesthetics this year, with a curved top that contours to your palm for easy gripping, a large metal scroll wheel with a large rubberized covering between the two front buttons, and comfortable thumb grips. The Ironclaw is slightly larger and will accommodate most hand sizes comfortably, while the Glaive comes with two additional rubberized thumb grips to help improve ergonomics and give you a more “custom” fit. In my time with the Ironclaw and the Glaive, both were very comfortable and gamers with larger hands should be able to minimize fatigue during long gaming sessions thanks to the larger grips. Given the contours and the grip design, these mice were designed for right-handed users and it would be nice to see if Corsair would create southpaw versions.

The buttons are responsive and Corsair claims that the Omron switches add to the mice’s durability. The Omron switches are good for 50 million clicks. While the Ironclaw has 10 buttons, the Glaive has seven. The button layouts are slightly different between the two, and we prefer the Glaive’s arrangement slightly better. Gamers will appreciate how accurate the tracking is on both devices, and clickiness and responsiveness is spot on regardless of the model you choose. Both mice are lightweight — the Glaive weighs just 115 grams and the Ironclaw is 15 grams heavier because of its rechargeable battery — so comfort and ergonomics are thought through.

Button profiles can also easily be saved on the mouse, rather than on software on the PC, for added convenience. Aggressive vent-like panels on the front and three RGB zones add gaming flair to both mice.

corsair glaive rgb pro and ironclaw wireless gaming mouse  2

Given that the Ironclaw RGB Wireless is a wireless mouse, users can rely on either Bluetooth or a 2.4Ghz SlipStream connection for an untethered experience, or connect the braided micro USB cable to the front for wired use. Battery life is rated at 50 hours, and in the week that we’ve used the Ironclaw at night after work, we haven’t had to recharge the mouse yet.

There’s also a surface calibration utility that helps the devices maintain accurate tracking capability on various surfaces. This year, the optical sensor can track up to 18,000 DPI, up from 16,000 DPI from the prior generation Glaive. Tracking was accurate, even on glossy and glass surfaces, an area that less expensive mice often have problems with. The calibration tool will come in handy for mobile gamers who don’t want to tote around a separate mouse pad.

The Ironclaw RGB Wireless retails for $80, while the redesigned Glaive RGB Pro will be available for $70.

Product Review

Can the Samsung Space Monitor save you from your cluttered desk?

High-concept monitors can sometimes over-complicate thing. Samsung's Space Monitor, however, tries to fix that problem by lifting the monitor off and away from your desk.
Home Theater

Throw away those EarPods — we dug up the best headphones in every style

Trolling the internet for hours to find headphones is no way to live. Instead, leverage our expertise and experience to find the best headphones for you. Here are our favorites, with all the features you want.
Deals

Amazon drops prices on Logitech, Razer, and SteelSeries gaming mouses

Amazon is having a great sale on some of the best gaming mouses on the market. We've compared the best gaming mouses from Razer, Logitech, and SteelSeries.See which gaming mouse you should buy.
Deals

Dell drops big savings on Alienware monitors, headsets, and gaming keyboards

Although known for its beefy PCs, Alienware also makes some great gaming accessories. A handful of them are on sale right now, too, so if you're upgrading to an ultrawide monitor or you just need a new mouse and keyboard, check these out.
Computing

Amazon’s one-day sale takes up to 69 percent off wireless accessories

Looking for a mechanical keyboard or a better mouse to take your gaming experience to the next level? You can now save up to 69 percent on these accessories through Amazon's sale. These prices are only good for today, so act fast!
Computing

Amazon drops killer deals on certified refurbished MacBook Pros for today only

Amazon is offering discounts of up to $320 off on four refurbished 2018 MacBook Pros as part of its current Deal of the Day promotion. Interested customers can snag two different MacBook Pros with 256GB of SSD storage for $1,330 each.
Computing

HP drops killer deals on laptops with up to $1,300 off for Memorial Day Weekend

HP is currently dropping prices on Spectre x360, Envy, Pavilion, and Omen laptops during its Memorial Day event. So if you're in dire need of a new laptop, the latest holiday savings may be exactly what you're looking for.
Computing

The Dell XPS 13 headlines the best laptop deals for May 2019

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some post-holiday shopping, we have you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Computing

Keep your kids safe online with these great parental control tools

The internet can be a dangerous place, especially for your loved ones. Check out our selection of the best free parental control software for Windows and MacOS, so you can monitor your child and block unsavory sites.
Computing

These external drives have speed, durability, and storage space to spare

Whether you want an external storage drive that is fast, portable, or comes with a ton of storage, these are the best external hard drives available today. They all come with great features and competitive pricing.
Deals

Best Memorial Day sales 2019: Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart drop discounts

If you're looking to save big on some shiny new stuff for Memorial Day 2019, we've gathered everything you need to know into one place. Find out where to save the most money before the summer hits its stride.
Computing

The 2019 ThinkPad lineup is robust. Here's how to pick the right one for you

Be it the X series, the T series, E series, it can be tough to find the best Lenovo laptop that is right for you. To help, we'll break down all the options available to make your choice a more informed one.
Computing

Here’s how to watch AMD reveal its new Ryzen chips at Computex

AMD will be holding a pre-Computex keynote on May 27 to announce its new line of 3rd-generation Ryzen processors and accompanying Radeon Navi graphics cards. Here's how to watch the keynote live wherever you are in the world.
Computing

Should you buy a MacBook Pro or a Razer Blade Stealth? We'll help you decide

Laptop head to heads are a great way to see which one might be the right one for you. Our latest sees the Razer Blade Stealth (2019) vs. MacBook Pro in a fight to see which one deserves to be your next laptop.