I’ve been using the Katar Pro Wireless for a few weeks now. Using it for the first time nothing really stood out to me, besides it feeling a little small. Now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The overall weight (96g) is actually quite light for a wireless mouse, but given the size of the Katar Pro Wireless the weight felt just about right. Most of the weight of the mouse sits at the palm rest as that is where your battery goes. Moving the mouse around on my mousepad was pretty effortless and it really did not take me a long time to get used to size / weight of the mouse.
I have been playing a lot of Apex Legends and Cyberpunl 2077 with the Katar Pro Wireless and it worked out pretty well. In Apex Legends I use the back button on the side of my mouse to heal / pop a shield cell and both the forward and back buttons on the mouse are in the right place and their glossy finish lets you know you are pressing them. Swapping through weapons feels good since the scroll wheel gives feedback each time you move it as opposed to an infinite scroll feel. The sensor on the mouse performed great and using the USB dongle I did not experience any input lag, it was like I was using a wired mouse.
While my overall experience with the Katar Pro Wireless has been good, there are a few things that did bother me. The first is the overall feel of the mouse. Being that all of the mouse is made of plastic, in your hand the mouse just sort of feels cheap. On top of that both sides are not rubberized, rather a triangle design has been cut into them. While this definitely feels better than just normal plastic, rubber would have been so much better here. Also the mouse itself is just too small for me, and I don’t have larger hands by any means. It feels more like a travel mouse to me and that is what it is going to be. It now lives in my laptop bag as my travel mouse. The excellent battery life and being able to use via Bluetooth makes it a great choice for travelling.
That is not to say you can’t use it as a normal mouse, it is just not for me. It has a great sensor, Slipstream wireless technology, and you can’t complain about it being only $39.99 at our favorite online retailer. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair Katar Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse an 8 out of 10 score.
– Simple design
– Slipstream wireless & Bluetooth
– Dongle can be stored on the mouse itself
– Battery included
– No rubberized finger rests
– Feels small, more like a travel mouse