Are you looking for a great mouse for gaming for an affordable price? Do you need it to be very flashy and bright, or are you looking for more programmable buttons? Well, it’s your lucky day, as this one shares a bit of both, and doesn’t cost a lot. It’s important to realize, Corsair Sabre RGB specs went through an overhaul over the years. Initially, it was 6400 DPI of sensitivity, then 8200 and finally 10000 DPI – the model we present to you today. There are two mice in this price range – Razer DeathAdder Elite and Corsair’s own Glaive RGB, so we’ll compare it to those two, mostly.
The mouse is just what you’d expect – comfortable, low-profile design. The coating isn’t shiny, because it’s rubber-coated. Corsair Sabre RGB comes with a weight of only 100g, which makes it the lightest around. It possesses only 8 of programmable buttons, which isn’t 13 like Logitech G903, but it’s almost three times cheaper – Corsair Sabre RGB price is $46. Some buttons are meant for DPI changing by default, but using their Corsair Utility Engine you can program them all to do virtually anything. They have really thought of everything, and use one universal program to serve the needs of all peripherals.
When you open it, it will scan for all connected Corsair devices, and offer you options based on that. The design inside is very easy to operate, and just beautiful – black and yellow color combination. That comes as no surprise, it’s their signature color combination. Nothing is off limits, you can create macros, add steps, and insert or delete them at will, and design everything with a precision of literally milliseconds. Once you’re done just press the button you want to assign it to and the process is done. The other powerful thing customized through the Utility Engine is RGB lighting.
You can set it to any of 16.7 million color combinations, and you have four lighting zones to customize. One is the logo itself, the other a DPI indicator, scroll wheel and the section in front of the mouse. You will not be able to see it directly when playing, but it will enlight the space in front of you. In a dark room that makes for quite a show. Of course, you can change DPI of the mouse to your liking, and what’s best – the software uses different colors for different sensitivities, and you can easily see the current amount to the left of the left click – a small patch of color.
The maximum is 10000 DPI, however, in our review of Corsair Sabre RGB and other mice, we’ve found that to be too much. You can, approximately, cross multiple 1080p resolutions in a second or two with max settings. The maximum we’d go would be 4000, while for shooter games you should tone it down to increase precision. In the end, once you’ve finished tweaking all the settings – just save it as a Profile. Then, just set up when the profile should be active, or if it will have to be manually loaded. It’s especially powerful if you decide to go full-Corsair setup for your PC – you’ll have everything in one place.