Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the Katar Pro XT for a couple of weeks now and while it gets the job done and is pretty comfortable I am sort of wondering what Corsair was going for with this mouse. If they were going for just an inexpensive mouse than the Katar Pro XT fits the bill as it is only $29.99. Now if they were trying to compete against other lightweight gaming mice the Katar Pro XT falls short.
The Katar Pro XT weighs in at 72g while the Glorious Model D (which is my daily driver) is only 68 grams. The interesting thing is that the Model D is large and actually feels like a normal gaming mouse, while the Katar Pro XT feels more like a compact or travel mouse. Cooler Master’s MM711 is only 60g. Another thing I noticed about this mouse is that the plastic material that Corsair is using just does not feel that great, it sort of feels cheap.
I do have to commend Corsair on going with a drag-reducing paracord cable. This makes all of the difference when it comes to a lightweight gaming mouse. It would be nice to see Corsair come out with an esports focused lightweight gaming mouse. Go for lighter weight, better feet, etc. To me this just seems like an OK inexpensive gaming mouse.
Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair Katar Pro XT Gaming Mouse an 8 out of 10 score.
– Drag-reducing paracord cable
– Simple design
– Lots of customization via iCUE
– The plastic feels cheap
– Lighter options out there
– Feels small for a gaming mouse