Corsair M65 Pro RGB
- 12000 dpi high-accuracy sensor: Custom tuned, gaming grade sensor for pixel-precise tracking
- Aircraft-grade aluminium structure: Light weight, durability and optimal mass distribution
- Advanced weight tuning system: Set the center of gravity to match your play style
Corsair M65 Pro RGB Review
The M65 RGB (also called the M65) is the high-end of Corsair’s ‘Clutch’ series of gaming peripherals. This includes the M65 Platinum RGB and the M65 Black Edition. The M65 Pro RGB is a mid-level offering in terms of design and features but still features a fully configurable backlit keyboard and lighting.
In addition, it features a macro pad and seven fully programmable macro keys that can be assigned to pre-defined profiles. This means the mouse can be customized to support a wide range of scenarios, including one-button macros that, with a little effort, can be used to take screenshots, stop and repeat sniper shots, among other actions.
Corsair’s M65 Pro RGB is designed in a black and silver matte. It’s constructed from hard plastic with a soft-touch texture and red accents. The mouse has full-size adjustment and adjustable weight.
One of the interesting features is the five-zone RGB lighting that allows users to set up individual zones that can be used as different backlighting effects for different tasks.
If you want the lights to be completely off, just turn on all the lights in one zone. This is particularly useful for those who want the lights on for gaming but want to turn them off when not gaming.
The build of the mouse itself is sturdy with a solid weight that makes it comfortable to hold for extended periods.
The mouse features a USB passthrough port and two 3.5mm jacks for both an audio out and a USB audio out. Both outputs are labeled “M-Logic” to indicate this is supported. However, the wireless transmitter is actually labeled “Corsair Gaming HX Titanium” and is also supported.
For those with multiple Corsair mice, it’s a feature that’s useful as it makes it easy to keep a group of mice connected using the wireless transmitter.
The Corsair M65 Pro RGB is a fast and reliable gaming mouse. It has 9,200 DPI and it registered my daily average at approximately 6,000. Most of my FPS, MOBA, and RTS gaming is done in very low DPI where precision is less important than speed. With high DPI, twitchy actions like clicking and aiming are not as accurate and can require more patience to perfect the shots.
The sensor on this mouse is high-end. It’s an Omron 7680 optical sensor that uses LightSpeed technology. Omron claims the sensor can adapt to natural hand and finger movements and can provide the fastest response time in the industry. In our testing, I can say it certainly does provide faster response times than what I normally see with mice.
I personally think this high-end feature is actually quite useful. Not everyone has the dexterity or flexibility to hit their thumb properly every time when aiming. Some people might just be naturally fast or have smaller hands than normal.
When gaming, I tend to use a mouse on my left hand and a keyboard on my right. This means my left hand is often less stable and therefore has to provide much more force when performing various gaming actions such as clicking and pointing.
The low-DPI focus of the mouse means it has less resistance to my finger and thumb than my DPI-based mice. I can therefore press a button much more quickly. It also allows for a more precise, faster, and consistent mouse-clicking experience. The only downside is the mouse is a bit too small for the larger hand I have. This is where the Clutch Series mice really shine and where the M65 Pro RGB struggles slightly.
Overall, the Corsair M65 Pro RGB is a comfortable and accurate gaming mouse that’s highly customizable and can work at low DPI for comfort, and high DPI for speed and accuracy.
In terms of value for money, the M65 Pro RGB offers a high-end feature set and features for a very reasonable price. This is a great option for gamers on a tight budget.
For people looking for the ultimate in precision and portability, there’s also the Corsair Clutch Series mouse which gives the M65 Pro RGB a run for its money.
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