Dark Core RGB Pro Overview
Taking a first look at the Dark Core RGB Pro it keeps almost the same design as the original Dark Core RGB. So you have a black right-handed mouse that is decently heavy since it is wireless. Corsair is currently only offering the Dark Core RGB Pro in black. Corsair says the Dark Core RGB Pro can be used by FPS, MOBA, and RTS gamers.
The thing that really stands out on this mouse is the dimpled coating found on both the thumb and palm rest. This should make this mouse more comfortable than most, especially during long gaming sessions. Also on the palm rest is a large Corsair logo, which will light up when you have the mouse turned on.
Starting at the top of the mouse you have your two main as well as two buttons embedded into the left mouse button. These are not really noticeable if you don’t plan on using them. In between the two main buttons you have your scroll wheel, which has a textured rubber coating on it for a good grip. Then right behind that is a button, which is typically used to cycle through profiles / DPI’s.
The left side of the mouse has an extended mouse rest, Corsair has extended the dimpled coating on to it. There are two buttons on the left side of the mouse, this is a change from the original Dark Core, which only had the single large one. There are also three indication LEDs, which will indicate the DPI level you are on. The opposite side of the mouse is plain, not buttons or anything.
The right side of the mouse is hiding something though. You can actually pop off the right grip of the mouse and replace it with an extended one that also features a textured coating. With the side grip removed we can see there is a spot to hold the Slipstream wireless receiver, which is nice if you are travelling.
Flipping the mouse over to the bottom we can see that there are five mouse feet, which will allow the Dark Core RGB Pro to glide across your gaming surface effortlessly. At the center you have the sensor, which is a custom PAW3392 optical sensor, developed in conjunction with PixArt. This sensor is specifically optimized for extremely low power consumption, for improved battery life when in wireless mode. Its DPI can be precisely adjusted from 100 up to a native 18,000, in 1 DPI steps. Towards the bottom edge of the mouse there is a small slider that allows you to switch between Slipstream wireless mode, off, and Bluetooth wireless mode.
Hiding towards the bottom of the mouse is a USB-C connection to charge the mouse, or use it as a wired mouse. It is nice to see a Type-C connection here instead of a microUSB that we saw on the original. As far as the cable that comes with the mouse it is a very high quality braided cable.