Usage & Final Thoughts
I’ve been using the Dark Core RGB Pro for a couple of weeks now and I have to say I really like it. For my use I’ve mainly been playing FPS games like Apex Legends, but I’ve also played some Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. Starting with comfort the Dark Core RGB Pro is extremely comfortable, I really like the texture on the palm and thumb rests. Even after long gaming sessions my hand felt great and not fatigued at all. All of the buttons on the mouse are easy to access and I never felt like I was reaching to access any of the buttons.
I’m sure a lot of you want to know about the wireless connectivity. This mouse makes use of Corsair’s Slipstream wireless technology with use of a dongle and in my testing I did not experience any input lag at all. I actually couldn’t tell the difference between using the mouse in wired or wireless mode minus the drag from the USB cable. The new custom PAW3392 optical sensor, developed in conjunction with PixArt seemed very accurate.
As I said this mouse is a refresh to the Dark Core RGB of 2018. And the big question is if you have that mouse should you upgrade? Corsair has refined the design of the mouse, added a new sensor, and changed the side buttons a bit. Those can be reasons to upgrade, but if you have the original Dark Core RGB that is not an urgency to upgrade, at least in my opinion. This is sort of like what we saw with the K95 RGB Platinum XT, the K95 RGB Platinum was already a good product and Corsair added a few new things for the new version. The original Dark Core RGB was a solid product and we see a few small refinements.
Corsair will be selling the Dark Core RGB Pro for $79.99, which is the same price as the original Dark Core RGB launched at. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair Dark Core RGB Pro Gaming Mouse a 9 out of 10 score.
– Slipstream wireless technology
– Custom sensor
– Very comfortable
– Easy to use iCUE software
– Sleek lighting
– Can be used wired or wireless
– No real need to upgrade if you have the original