The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite has a solid chassis and it doesn’t have any loose feeling parts or wobble. While the mouse is generally comfortable, the number pad area did make it feel slightly odd, since your thumb rests on the number pad rather than in a groove or rubber side area, giving you less grip during intense action. Make no mistake, the Scimitar RGB Elite isn’t a mouse designed for fast twitch players doing flick shots, it is a bit hefty and the shape and ergonomics are centered around the ability to access multiple buttons at once, something the Scimitar RGB Elite excels at. Tracking on the Scimitar RGB Elite is excellent and the Pixart PMW3391 sensor has been implemented properly. I never experienced any tracking issues or spin outs when using the Scimitar RGB Elite. The Scimitar RGB Elite also glides smoothly thanks to the PTFE feet Corsair is using and even though the mouse isn’t a lightweight, it handles pretty well.
While the main buttons of the Scimitar RGB Elite offer very crisp clicks with minimal amounts of pre travel, the side buttons are another story, as they lack the crisp, tactile feeling of the main buttons. While these side buttons don’t feel bad, they definitely could be improved upon. The ability to adjust the number pad was a nice feature, but I found the stock location to be perfect since I could reach all of the buttons easily. The scroll wheel on the Scimitar RGB Elite functions well and offers a nice crisp click, but I noticed it was a bit noisy going in the downwards direction and the overall mechanism just wasn’t as smooth as I would like. I also noticed that pushing the scroll wheel from the left side would initiate a click, while the right side didn’t do so, something I’ve seen on a few other mice. While Corsair says they’ve improved the scroll wheel, I’d say there’s still room for more improvement here.
The iCUE software allows the Scimitar RGB Elite to really become capable, as you can program the side buttons for various use scenarios in any particular game you use. Playing PUBG? You can map your boosts to the side buttons for easy access so that you never have to remove your hand from the WASD area. At first, you might have some issues with pressing the wrong button since there are twelve on the pad and you will need some time with the mouse to get used to things. It took me a couple of hours, but once I got things down, the numbers became very easy to locate. While Corsair aims the Scimitar RGB Elite at gamers, I see it offering functionality beyond that.Beyond gaming, you can use the Scimitar RGB Elite to aid in content creation, given all of the macros that can be programmed.
Overall, I like the Scimitar RGB Elite. It’s not a huge upgrade to the original, in fact very little has changed. The changes Corsair has made are welcome and overall, I think the Scimitar RGB Elite is one of the better MMO mice on the market, given its button layout, customization options and overall quality. The scroll wheel still isn’t as smooth as I would like, but it’s certainly passable. At $79.99 shipped, the Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite offers a top optical sensor, Omron main switches, twelve side buttons and a bevy of programming options for those buttons. I can definitely recommend the Scimitar RGB Elite and of course. If you are looking to save a few bucks you’ll likely find a good deal on the Scimitar RGB Pro that is being replaced by the RGB Elite. Right now you can find the Scimitar RGB Pro available for $64.98 shipped.
Legit Bottom Line: The Corsair Scimitar RGB Elite improves on its predecessor in minor ways, but those changes made an already good mouse even better.