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The mouse sometimes disconnects, especially after rebooting the PC, you have to plug it out and back in to make it work again, the mouse lights are on but the sensor does not detect any moves or clicks, its really bad for such a price, do not buy, avoid. No driver updates, no powersaving windows options, no Icue confilicts no errors nothing the mouse is visible on the pc as working device fine, but it just resets the light to default mode and stops moving the cursor, Its terrible experience
Bought the corsair m55 pro in white because i was looking for a gaming mouse to use as I'm left-handed. Unfortunately there aren't many left handed mice out there from the big brands so I went with this ambidextrous one and I'm pleased I did. It is fairly light weight (but not light enough to feel cheap), i really like the rubber grips on the sides despite some reviews saying that they feel cheap. The buttons in both sides are useful as i use them to key bind in games (league of legends) - please note though that you have to install Corsair's ICue software and enable the buttons on the right hand side (if your left handed).
Overall I would definitely recommend this mouse if you're left handed and you don't want to spend lots on an expensive mouse.
Bought this mouse as a replacement for my old Zalman gaming mouse. Does everything i need from a gaming mouse in terms of adjustable DPI and a couple of programmable macro buttons with the added bonus of RGB. All this can be done via the Utility Engine software. The weight of the mouse is about right for me and the hand position is also nice now that I have got used to it. It took about a week for me to adjust. My only main issue I have had is randomly upon boot the mouse doesn't always handshake meaning I have to simply unplug and plug it back in quickly for it to work again. This maybe a bit of an inconvenience for some people who don't have very accessible access to their rear USB ports. Though this issue may well be isolated to my mouse in particular.
Good: -Nice grip and glides well -Fully programmable buttons + RGB -Adjustable DPI modes -Suitable weight for most users
Bad: -Fixed weight -Connection issue on boot, meaning it needs to be unplugged and plugged back into the PC (though could be an isolated issue)
I cannot recommend this mouse to anyone. This mouse was purchesed for Xmas while on offer. I thought I had got myself a bargain but ohhhh how I was wrong! This mouse constantly disconnects and although the base functions work (click and move) the extended functions (macros, LED control, etc.) stop working. To get it working again you have to disconnect then reconnect the mouse and/ or restart the CUE program.unplugging the mouse every hour is no mean feat if your mouse plugs in to the back of your PC. Another issue I have found is the CUE software that needs to be used for the extended functions has to be set to 'do not turn on at start up' or else you cannot get the PC to go into sleep mode as it constantly keeps waking up.
The mouse itself is brilliantly built, a nice size and easy to use but the software just does not work AT ALL.
I love this mouse. Very comfortable to grip and it is reliable enough to last me a decent amount of time. Usually when I manage to go through technology I'll buy a different one as the replacement but I liked this mouse so much the first time I thought I'd get another. The old one lasted me long enough that I wasn't really too upset when it broke. 4 stars for durability though because it doesn't feel like it could take too much of a beating for the gamers who like to take their rage out on their equipment.
For me though, it is perfect. I love being able to set the lighting as I desire. Haven't worked out a use for that middle button yet though. Most games don't seem to support it and when I tried to set up a macro which is activated by that button, it didn't work.
Overall though, love it. I'll probably buy another one when the time comes.
Being left-handed, I have a difficult time finding a sensible gaming mouse (esp since the Razer DeathAdder left-handed version was discontinued).
The Corsair is a good replacement, you can enable left-handed mode by clicking and holding the left forward and left backward buttons for 5 seconds, the DPI indicator will flash 3 times, then you're good to go.
It's slightly bigger than the deathadder, so it took some time to get used to it, but after that it's good. A niggle is that it sometimes doesn't power on with the PC and you have to unplug and plug back in to get it to work. It's a known issue apparently and nothing to do with your PC.
Response time is good and you can change DPI settings on the fly with the button under the mouse wheel.
Now, if you want to do things such as change colours and colour modes with iCue (the corresponding software), you'll be a bit disappointed. None of the colour settings are stored on the mouse memory (it's a PRO version, so this option is given). They are only stored on the iCUE profile. Tried a number of times unsuccessfully, so eventually simply uninstalled the software and stayed with the colours pulsating and changing all the time. I really wanted to disable the lights as not a fan of RGB at all, but given that the options are not saved on mouse and ONLY work when the iCUE application is running, there's not much point. You will probably say, why not just let the application run? Because it's taking some time to load when Windows starts, and sometimes doesn't even recognise the mouse, even after flushing with the latest firmware, and you have to unplug to get the software working...
Overall: Great mouse, bad software implementation.
Nice mouse that has plenty of dpi settings, RGB and is cheap for a Corsair mouse.
Its quite a large mouse which I like its very responsive too, had to fiddle with the dpi settings to get the mouse pointer speed to my liking. Its got 3 zones you can change the lighting colour, not to sure about the additional 2 side buttons and the ones on the left mouse button as they are not in the most natural position for your finger movement.
Its rare that I will give anything full 5 Stars across the board, but this mouse get 5 stars on Gaming, Ergonomics, and accuracy, I'm a man who likes to play Sim racing mostly and FPS games and that's where this mouse shines, having the ability to change the DPI on the fly is a must have, and its all there right at your finger tips. To be precise you picking nose finger tip, Also the DPI switch is colour coded so you know just by looking at the mouse if its in 1500, 3000 or 400 DPI. You can set the DPI colours to whatever you want in iCUE software, So one second you can be in heat of battle and possibly need anything from 1500 DPI to say 3000 DPI for them fast moves to take down the enemy, then your in a situation where stealth is key and you need slow movement like a Sniper would, Just click it down to 400 DPI and take aim through the scope knowing you can take your time and have no sudden movement then take the shot, then back to 1500 DPI and make your escape. Also it fits like a clove in your hand with that nice soft touch feel surface its not going to slip out of your hands, It glides nicely over mouse mats soft or hard, I use the Corsair MM800 Polaris mouse mat that has a hard surface and you wouldn't know it. Great gamers mouse and a good price and the weight for me is just right.
This review is a rewrite and I've deducted two stars but not due to hardware fault of any type.
First off the pros, mouse feels great I guess the plastic is high quality, no issues with any of buttons, correct amount of pre/post travel (very little but enough to avoid accidental actuation), BIG feet for very smooth glide, flat side buttons always a big + for me, good scroll wheel with well defined steps, a top sensor (3389) that feels responsive and snappy, safe shape that even small hands can grip comfortably, ability to run profiles using software.
The negatives are the following imo, nowhere to buy replacement feet and Corsair do not sell them separately (this is actually quite a big issue since wearing out some teflon feet should NEVER be the weak link in the life expectancy of a mouse). Braided cable in 2019? Ditch this and replace it with a shoelace type cable please or at least a very soft rubber. To be fair, it does seem like corsair made an effort to make the braid quite tight, so for such a cable it's on the flexible side, then again I'd probably not feel so comfortable trying to debraid this one as I did with the g403. A simpler more intuitive software would benefit everyone. Please don't advertise this as lightweight and then make it 100g in weight. That wasn't even lightweight back when it was first released, it's more or less a brick now.
Chop off at least 15g from this mouse, ditch the braided cable, provide replacement feet, rework the software to be more intuitive, do those things and this one gets a 5 star from me. There is a lot to like about this mouse and if you don't mind a 100g brick that has the same life expectancy as the feet attached to it and a braided cable, then it's probably a great choice. However, if you are FPS player like me there are way better choices out there, it's as simple as that imo.
Needed a new mouse after my old Microsoft Intellimouse finally hit the dust after many years of service.
I don't consider myself a hard core gamer either but I thought it would go well with my Corsair Strafe keyboard
When I first plugged it in, I immediately needed to upgrade firmware after which everything was fine. Response times, colours on mouse (even though I switched it to a static colour and had done with it), etc
Mouse feels a little small in my big hand compared to the old Intellimouse but it feels good to use.
Do like the DPI speed button. Have to dial it back sometimes as it's a little too much for me!