Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the Ironclaw RGB wireless over the past couple of weeks now and I love it. When I had the chance to try out the original Ironclaw at CES briefly I said to myself, “this is actually really comfortable”, and after extended use that holds true for the Ironclaw RGB wireless. While it might take a little bit to get used to, it seems to be the perfect fit for the palm grip that I use, and I don’t have large hands by any means. Since the back part of the mouse is wider and taller it really supports your hand well and the rubber grips on both sides are extremely comfortable.
Another thing I really like about this mouse is the size of the side buttons. They are larger than most, which makes them easier to press and recognize which ensures you are hitting the correct button. Even though they are larger I have no problem moving from button to button without missing a beat. I’ve never been a fan of mice that cram a ton of buttons in a small area so the larger buttons is a nice change. There are a total of 10 programmable buttons so this mouse is great for all types of games from FPS to MOBA and MMO. There is a sniper button that when pressed enables a sniper mode where you have a set sniper DPI, which is great if you plan on sniping in your favorite game.
The PixArt PMW3391 optical sensor is great and we didn’t encounter a single issue with it. The sensor is adjustable starting at 100 DPI and can go all the way up to 18,000 DPI. What is even better is that you can adjust the DPI in 1 DPI increments so if you prefer 832 DPI for FPS and maybe 1503 DPI for MOBA games you can set those. Corsair has added their Slipstream wireless technology to this mouse, which is 50% faster than the previous generation providing sub-1ms point-to-point wireless latency. The mouse is rated for 33 feet too, so you can use this mouse at your desk or even in the living room. If you happen to forget the dongle you can use the mouse via Bluetooth or wired and when you are using it wired it will also charge the mouse.
Corsair also backs up this mouse with their iCUE software which allows you to fully customize it, not only in terms of reprogramming, but also lighting and other various settings. iCUE is definitely one of the best when it comes to reprogramming your mouse. Not only can you create macros, but you can set a mouse button to a key on your keyboard, launch a program, set a timer and so much more.
When it is all said and done I believe I have found a replacement for the Dark Core RGB SE. I will be using this mouse as my main mouse going forward, which says a lot as I was in love with the Dark Core RGB SE. Right now this mouse is selling for $79.99, which we think is a completely fair price. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair Ironclaw RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse a 10 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Super comfortable
– Larger side buttons
– 10 programmable buttons
– Slipstream wireless technology
– Great customization in iCUE
– Can be used for all types of games
– None that I found