Corsair Raptor Gaming Mouse

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The gaming mouse niche has become one of the busiest niches in gaming this year, mainly because of the plethora of gaming mice manufactured. Today, we’re going to take a look at Corsair’s latest offering, the Corsair Raptor Gaming mouse.

Before I start talking about the gaming mouse, here is the official product description:

  • Game tuned 5000 DPI optical sensor – Highly linear tracking for accurate mouse control in games
  • Advanced weight system – Customize both mouse weight and balance for your style of play
  • Seven programmable buttons – Set frequently used actions, macros or keystrokes to dedicated mouse buttons for faster access
  • On-the-fly DPI adjustment – Switch dpi with a single click for tight shots and fast getaways
  • Selectable USB response time – Choose between 1000, 500, 250 and 125Hz
  • Adjustable lift height – Five selectable lift height levels
  • Soft-touch surfaces – Outstanding comfort during multi-hour play sessions
  • 2 Years Warranty

The Corsair Raptor gaming mouse was constructed with comfort in mind. You see, the Raptor gaming mouse comes equipped with removable weights for maximum glide and comfort, depending on your preference.

The gaming mouse comes with the PiXArt 5,000 DPI sensor. I know this isn’t much, but it is more than enough for gaming, even in the competitive level. The DPI combined with the removal weights makes gaming less of a chore and more of the enjoyment.

There are also 7 programmable buttons you can tweak with the Corsair Utility engine. You can assign macros for your games, or you can even assign a program or application to run with just a click of a button! The buttons aren’t mushy to the touch as well as they are made of mechanical switches that can last up to 30 million keystrokes!

If these features aren’t enough, there is also an adjustable response time. You can choose between 125Hz, 250Hz, 500Hz, and 1000MHz. If you want to have the best response times, then set it to 1000MHz.

Even though this gaming mouse does not have an RGB lighting scheme, it is still lit by a red light. Furthermore, the ergonomics are just superb and is really comfortable to play with even during prolonged gaming sessions.

But, do not take my word for it, let’s check out some of the user reviews:

Jake: “First and foremost, I’ve been using Corsair products back when they still used to manufacture Power supply units and RAM. I can say that their products are topnotch and well thought of. With that being said, the Corsair Raptor is just a dream to use. The ergonomics of this mouse beats the Deathadder’s and that I can hold this mouse for hours on end. But, what I really love about the Raptor is its customizable weight. I cannot tell you how I love this feature. If I am playing FPS games, I will set it to the heaviest. If I am playing MOBA, I will set it to the lightest. The possibilities for pwnage are endless with this gaming mouse!”

Chandler: “I just love this gaming mouse. Aside from the fact that it has 7 programmable buttons, the removable weights are so awesome! I can adjust the weights according to which type of game I play. The only problem with this gaming mouse that I can see is that it only comes equipped with a 5,000 dpi sensor. Still, I love everything else about this gaming mouse!”

The Corsair Raptor gaming mouse is priced at $58.