With the Scimitar RGB Elite, Corsair has added a new gaming mouse to its range. This should be aimed particularly at players of MMOs and MOBAs. Why? The Scimitar RGB Elite has a whopping 17 buttons!
In addition, there is of course a state of the art sensor from Pixart and a particularly ergonomic design.But is this enough to justify the price of around € 80? Let’s find out in the test!
At this point, many thanks to Corsair for making the Scimitar RGB Elite available for this test.
The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite in the test
Corsair advertises the Scimitar RGB Elite as an MMO or MOBA mouse and it is quite clear why. The Scimitar RGB Elite has a full 12 side buttons on which you can put your skills and abilities.
This makes the Scimitar RGB Elite a slightly larger and heavier mouse. So this does not rely on a particularly minimalist approach as is currently popular, on the contrary, more is more with the Scimitar RGB Elite.
This weighs in at a whopping 122g!
|Glorious PC Gaming Race Model D gaming mouse||68g|
|Xtrfy M4 RGB||69g|
|Endgame Gear XM1||70g|
|SteelSeries Sensei Ten||92g|
|Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB||119g|
|Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite||122g|
Is the higher weight bad? Of course, this depends on your personal taste, but in MMOs this will tend to be less of a problem than in a super fast shooter.
Corsair also uses a somewhat more voluminous case in terms of shape , which you can grasp with your entire hand, even if you have larger paws.For the surface, Corsair relies largely on a rubberized “soft touch” plastic. Not my first choice because the durability of this plastic is usually somewhat questionable. However, from my own experience I can certainly report that the coating used by Corsair lasts at least in the medium term.
Some smaller elements are also made of high-gloss plastic or rubber.
In addition to the 12 side buttons already mentioned, the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite has two mouse buttons, the mouse wheel and two other buttons behind the mouse wheel.
The 12 side buttons are arranged in a kind of number pad. You can move this on the mouse!
On the bottom there is a screw that you can loosen. The keypad can then be pushed back and forth so that it fits well for smaller or larger hands. And yes, this makes a significant difference.The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is a classic wired mouse. Corsair uses a high-quality textile-coated cable here. Unfortunately, this is only moderately flexible, especially when we compare it with the Glorious PC Gaming Race Model D.
Sensor and buttons
Corsair uses the PixArt PMW 3391 sensor for the Scimitar RGB Elite. This is an 18000 DPI sensor with a tracking speed of 10.16 m / s and a maximum acceleration of 50g.
The PMW 3391 is currently the flagship from PixArt and since there is practically only PixArt in the area of high-end sensors, we can say that the PMW 3391 is currently the best sensor.
Omron buttons are installed on the primary mouse button side. Corsair advertises here with up to 50 million clicks, which suggests that Corsair uses the highest quality Omron buttons.
However, the side buttons clearly use other buttons. These are much flatter and less “clickie”. However, these are also separate buttons per button, not just a membrane field.
The most important thing about a mouse is the shape and the feeling in the hand. When it comes to tracking, very few high-end mice do anything big. One may feel a little different, but it is rare that a high-end model is out of line.
It is therefore not surprising that the tracking of the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is flawless. It makes no difference whether you play an MMO or a fast shooter. The sensor can easily keep up. The mouse pointer sticks nicely to your movements, which are also not alienated. Here I would give the Scimitar RGB Elite full marks.
So do not think that the mouse is not suitable for shooters just because it is advertised for MMOs and MOBAs.The shape and weight are more special. The mouse is quite large and “bulbous”. As a result, this really invites you to embrace it (palm grip). Alternatively, the so-called claw grip would also be possible. The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is less suitable for fingertip grip.
The mouse is simply too long for the fingertip grip and if you hold it too far back, the right mouse button will be difficult to press. The Scimitar RGB Elite feels that this is pushed a little further. The mouse button is very long, but the further back you press it, the more difficult it is.
So you want to press the mouse buttons as far forward as possible. Then they have a very nice click! It is crisp, not too long, but also not too short / smooth. Here Corsair hit the nail on the head.
I’m a little torn about the “number pad”. Basically, this is easy to reach and all buttons are slightly different and therefore easy to feel. But doing this in the heat of the moment is another challenge.
It takes some getting used to really working and working well with the majority of the buttons. For example, I initially put a skill on each of the four rows. I do play MMOs but I like what many buttons on the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite have. Four or five thumb buttons would have been enough for me, but maybe I’m just not pro enough.
Points are deducted for the buttons used, which sometimes feel slightly different.
There are pluses for the mouse wheel! This is floating in the Scimitar RGB Elite, which is great! This allows me to keep turning the mouse wheel without changing my grip. In addition, the mouse wheel has a good grip and the gradations and resistance are pleasant.
As usual, Corsair uses iCUE to control the mouse in the Scimitar RGB Elite. iCUE is the software for all Corsair products! Do you have a Corsair water cooling, a Corsair keyboard, headset or other networked components? Then this is controlled by the same software.
In iCUE you can adjust the sampling rate in 1 DPI steps and assign all keys freely, even with macros.
Profiles are also saved on the mouse. If you reinstall Windows , the profiles are not gone but can simply be read out with the mouse.
The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is not a mouse for everyone! If you are looking for a classic all-round mouse, Corsair also has better models in its range, such as the NIGHTSWORD RGB .
In order for the Scimitar RGB Elite to be something for you, you have to be looking for many buttons. The key pad clearly sets the mouse apart from the competition and is the primary reason for buying.The keypad at thumb level is basically well made and the keys are easily accessible. However, mastering this keypad requires getting used to. 12 buttons at thumb level are not easy to use. The Scimitar RGB Elite is also a fairly large and heavy mouse.
Technically there is nothing to complain about! The PixArt PMW 3391 sensor is world class and the buttons used for the mouse buttons are also top class. Here the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is clearly state of the art!
Whether the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite is something for you depends on your needs. Are you looking for a technically up-to-date mouse with a particularly large number of buttons? Then this could be the right one for you!