Corsair Scimitar RGB Moba/MMO Gaming Mouse Review

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Corsair Scimitar RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse

It’s been a while since we last took a look at a so-called MMO gaming mouse and though the glory days of MMORPGs have past, there is still life in some of the largest MMOs out there. World of Warcraft’s reported 5.6 million subscriptions from this past August is still impressive which goes to show that MMO mice are still relevant.  Corsair adds the Scimitar mouse to its Corsair Gaming collection which follows the precedent established by the Razer Naga mouse which was released in 2009 – a grid of twelve thumb buttons. That one feature alone was enough for Razer’s CEO, Min-Liang Tan, to raise a stink over the Scimitar’s announcement last August when he stated on social media “If I see yet another company ripping off the Naga again I’m going to throw up.” A further note, the Scimitar is not Corsair’s first MMO mouse – the Vengeance M90 was released back in 2012.Corsair Scimitar

Corsair has also labeled the Scimitar as a MOBA mouse and though it is true that Dota and League of Legends require lots of keyboard input such that having lots of mouse buttons can be useful, MOBA players in general dislike the bulkiness of these MMO mice. We’re going to pay attention to how well the Scimitar holds up for MOBAs and determine if it makes sense for Corsair to attribute this mouse for such games.Corsair Scimitar

Moving past the intended operation we quickly take a look at the Corsair Gaming Scimtar’s features before diving into the review. Most notable is the Key Slider system in which position of the thumb buttons can be adjusted along a sliding track. Other features include mechanical switches, a 12,000 DPI optical sensor, and RGB lighting in four zones. The mouse comes with a 2-year warranty and is currently listed on Amazon for $74.99 with free shipping.

Corsair Scimitar RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Features:

  • The world’s most advanced MOBA/MMO gaming mouse
  • Revolutionary Key Slider macro button control system
    • 8mm travel with secure locking mechanism
    • Textured, contoured buttons
    • Mechanical switches for precision control
  • Optimized shape for MOBA and MMO
  • 17 programmable buttons with timer and double macro support
  • Multiple rest points for high-endurance comfort
  • 12,000 DPI zero-acceleration optical sensor for super-accurate control
  • Powerful, comprehensive backlighting software
  • Key Slider macro button control system meld comfort with control

Corsair Scimitar RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse Specifications:

  • Warranty: Two years
  • DPI: 100 dpi – 12000 dpi
  • Sensor Type: Optical
  • Mouse Backlighting: 4 Zone RGB
  • Programmable Buttons: 17
  • Report Rate: Selectable 1000Hz/500Hz/250Hz/125Hz
  • On-board Memory: Yes
  • Weight: 147g
  • Mouse Feet: Extra Large PTFE
  • Dimensions: 119.4mm x 77mm x 48.8mm
  • CUE Software: Enabled
  • Cable: 1.8m Braided Fiber
  • Game Type: MOBA, MMO

If you find the Scimitar in the store, you can pull back the front flap to get a look at the mouse.Corsair Scimitar

The Scimitar mouse comes with a small screwdriver for the Key Slider lock which is secured in the Velcro cable tie. Also included in the package are a warranty guide and a quick start guide that goes over how to operate the Key Slider and where to get the CUE software.Corsair Scimitar

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  • Caleb Matthias DeWitt

    I can honestly say this is one of the worst gaming mouses I’ve ever had the displeasure of purchasing. The driver crashes CONSTANTLY, and has made me lose a number of matches in various games I play. After a number of attempts to research a fix or solution, I’ve come up empty handed. The Naga works without a separate driver to control the thumb buttons (the Scimitar does not), and even with the drivers for the naga installed, it doesn’t crash AT ALL, and the scimitar has crashed twice in the last two hours for no discernible reason. It does this AT LEAST daily, usually 4-5 times a day. Just get a Naga. Scimitar is flimsy, and cheap, and their program is unstable.

  • Drazen Gojkovic

    Nice review. I wonder, is Scimitar’s scroll wheel (not button) mappable? For instance, is it possible to program it to make a continuous keystroke while scrolling up or down?

    • David Yee

      Unfortunately, the scroll wheel is not mappable

      • Drazen Gojkovic

        Thanks for the answer! So then it will be Razer Naga Chroma for me.

        • David Yee

          The Naga mice don’t have programmable scroll up and scroll down either. The Logitech G600 comes pretty close with its left and right tilting scroll wheel.

        • Drazen Gojkovic

          Well I’m pretty sure it has, at least according to this photo http://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/naga01.jpg
          And speaking of G600, I use one now, double-click problem two months in, and software sometimes tends to be buggy.

        • David Yee

          Huh. Okay.

          For your current situation, get in touch with Logitech support for an RMA. You are entitled to a replacement within reason under the warranty agreement.

  • Arran

    The Corsair Scimitar is #6 on this list.. http://mousearea.com/best-mmo-gaming-mouse-2016/

  • Razer’s CEO, Min-Liang Tan, to raise a stink over the Scimitar’s announcement last August when he stated on social media “If I see yet another company ripping off the Naga again I’m going to throw up.”

    Meh, they need to fix the durability of their Naga models because they personally suck as far as my experience. If another company or someone could do better than them that’s fine by me. i don’t wanna get ripped off in the end….

    • Rayan Chatterjee

      I’ve been using my Naga Epic for a year and a half now and zero issues…what do you all do with your mouses that they break so often?

      • I just click a lot. Razer’s not my style anymore. I’m getting this if I have a chance or the Logitech G600. I’m done using their mouse. I have a Corsair N95 Vengeance for 3 years and still works like a charm.

        • Farstryder

          Same dude I loved the naga until 2 of them broke in a row. Google it they are notorious for for left and right clicks breaking, better unplug it before you play a game like Path of Exile or Minecraft or any heavy clikcing. I’ll be getting this soon for an anniversary present.

        • Sweet. I finally have the G600 and i say that its way better than that sodding Naga. I hope to try this one day as well…

        • Eruanga Franza Kusumasubrata

          hahahaa always the same issue with naga… they fall apart way too easy for a high-end gaming mouse… even with epic handling and all it still crumble within 4 months (in my case) and yes ive been searching for another “naga” and have G600… it last for 3 years even without proper handling ^^

        • geekscanbecool

          Used the old Naga and the G600. After about 18 months, the buttons on the G600 have started to fail. Buttons 2,3 and 6 on the grid now don’t work.
          Only issue I had with the old Naga is that it wasn’t comfortable to hold. New Chroma looks much better.

          Each to his own, but I think I will go back to the Naga.

    • Jesse Pollock

      A year or 2 is not good durability. I agree I have gone through 1 already. The left click went on it. My corsair keyboard has withstood spills (with immediate clean up, but its design prevents a lot of liquid from getting into the board quickly) I am thinking of going with its paired RGB MMO mouse. They seem to make quality products, though the designs are a bit off. I find the G1-18 button pad is useless with its positioning.

  • Eye4Sli

    I wish there was also a performance review on the driver-sofware side. USB 2/3, Windows vista/7/8.x/10 issues, on/off, resume from sleep mode, CPU/Mem usage, page fault..etc. From my experience those mouses are buggy as hell. Also.. yup, not comfortable at all.

    • David Yee

      I wish it would be that straightforward to compare performance
      impact caused by peripheral software. Yet, the vast majority of those programs have such little impact on system resources that there’s hardly anything to compare in that regard. The cases where one should expect to see performance problems are on really old systems where high USB polling can have an impact. Additionally, a number of these programs do get updates over the internet, some very frequently at times. These updates can bring bugfixes, optimizations, and even new or improved features.

      As for the sensor, we’re seeing optical reaching very high
      DPIs which nullifies probably the biggest advantage a laser sensor could provide.

    • Spirit

      For the optical question, basically, optical is superior than laser. It is more accurate, doesn’t have built in mouse acceleration, and isn’t as affected by lift height, as compared to laser. As David Yee said, the only real advantage that laser has is the super high DPI counts, which is just a gimmick to make you buy the laser mouse. Here is a comprehensive guide about it.
      http://www.overclock.net/t/951894/the-truthful-mouse-guide

  • wrottr

    Is this website infected? AAA auto insurance all over the webpage (invisible) click ANY where and go to their website, and clicking on page next takes me to intel laptops for sale. Using IE11 here.

    • Nathan Kirsch

      We noticed an issue with Vibrant Media on IE11 this morning. It looks like it is impacting Internet Explorer 11 version 11.0.9600.18059. Vibrant Media looked into the issue with IE 11.0.9600.18015 and couldn’t reproduce it. Can you confirm your IE11 build please?

      • wrottr

        Thanks. It’s the .18015. With KB3087038.

      • wrottr

        The webpage is also working now. For the moment, I am able to get to the next page and click in white area and not get ads. I think this was also happening previously.

        • Nathan Kirsch

          yeah, I’ve had the same experience… works fine at times and then others it doesn’t. I think that is why Vibrant Media can’t solve the issue. I’m going to disable the ads now as I don’t want it to be an issue for folks over the weekend.

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