You’ve just finished meticulously routing cables in your new battle station 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.
The M55 RGB Pro is the most basic option of the bunch but basically 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.
Specifications of Corsair M55 RGB Pro (2020)
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.
The M55 RGB PRO is a great lightweight mouse for the fast-paced gameplay of FPS games. It’s comfortable to grip and fits my hand better than most of the other mice out there that I’ve tried.
George “KingGeorge” Kassa
- Play at your highest level with a versatile ambidextrous design that lets you game in either hand with your most comfortable grip, be it Palm, claw, or fingertip
- Take precise control over your gaming thanks to a 12, 400 DPI optical sensor for high accuracy tracking
- Incredibly lightweight at just 86G, so that you can play effortlessly at your top form for hours
- Durable construction featuring 50 million click-rated Omron switches and a premium braided cable gives the M55 RGB Pro the strength to withstand years of intense gaming sessions
- Create an in-game advantage with eight fully programmable buttons for powerful macros and Remaps
The Corsair M55 RGB PRO Gaming mouse offers game-winning versatility with an ambidextrous design that fits any grip or hand, and a highly precise 12, 400 DPI optical sensor.
Its durable construction, complete with 50 million click-rated Omron switches and a premium braided cable, stands up to the rigors of intense gaming while minimizing fatigue with a remarkably lightweight of just 86G.
Start gaming immediately with simple plug-and-play setup out of the box. Take full control with powerful Corsair iCUE software, enabling you to swap between left and right-handed modes, assign macros and remaps to eight programmable buttons, customize RGB Backlighting, and manage three DPI settings that can be switched on the fly.
- Sleek design
- Smooth glide
- Slightly spongy click
- Side grips feel cheap
- The scroll wheel is hard to reach with fingertip grip
The M55 RGB Pro is comfortable underhand, too. Although its tear-drop shape may feel strange to those who haven’t used an ambidextrous mouse before, you quickly become used to it. The matte shell is also pleasantly grippy, boasting a rough surface that gives an improved sense of control. The side grips don’t impress quite as much, but I suppose that’s where the M55’s lower cost becomes apparent—these are made of a rubber that feels like cheap plastic. They do the job, though. What’s more, they’re definitely the outlier. This is an affordable mouse that masquerades as something more premium.
Are all 4 thumb buttons programmable at the same time? And can you make them control windows volume in the software?
You can certainly map the entirety of those buttons at one-time, through our issue software. You can also set them all up to control media keys.
Am I able to replace the buttons on the right side? I don’t want them there when I game. or are they permanent?
They wouldn’t be removable, unfortunately, although they shouldn’t bother you at all.
Does it work with PS4?
Afraid not, none of our mice are tested to work with the PS4.