Just when I thought I had a new favorite mouse in Corsair’s IronClaw RGB Wireless, but they have another new mouse that they are releasing today. It is called the NIGHTSWORD RGB and it has some pretty awesome features whether you are a professional gamer or even just a casual gamer. The NIGHTSWORD RGB is the first mouse from Corsair we’ve seen in a while with a tunable weight system. What’s really cool about that is Corsair’s iCUE software will detect the NIGHTSWORD RGB’s weight and center of gravity in real-time for more in-depth customization. On top of the tunable weight system you also have a custom PixArt PMW3391 18,000 DPI sensor, OMRON switches, a very interesting design with textured rubber grips, and of course RGB lighting. Let’s see if this is the perfect mouse for you!
Special thanks to Corsair for providing us with the NIGHTSWORD RGB Gaming Mouse to review.
Wired Connectivity: USB 2.0 Type-A
Sensor: Custom Pixart PMW3391
Sensor Type: Optical
Sensor Resolution: 100 DPI – 18,000 DPI, with 1 DPI steps
Sensor High-speed Motion Detection: Up to 400 IPS
Sensor Acceleration: Up to 50G
Onboard Profiles: 3
Backlight: 4-Zone RGB
USB Report Rate: 1000Hz
Mouse Feet: PTFE
Cable: 1.8 m / 6 ft., braided, fixed
iCUE (Software): Supported
Dimensions: 129.0(L) x 86.0(W) x 43.8(H) mm / 5.08”(L) x 3.38”(W) x 1.72”(H)
Weight: (w/o cable and accessories) 119g / 0.25 lbs.
Warranty: Two years
Compatibility: Windows® 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7, macOS 10.13 High Sierra or newer
The Corsair NIGHTSWORD RGB comes in a box that is not much larger than the mouse itself. For 2019 Corsair is going with yellow boxing for their mice, which definitely makes them stand out if they are on a shelf with out mice. On the front we have a photo of the mouse and it lets us know that it works with iCUE.
Flipping over to the back there is a breakdown of some of the main features of both mice and a list of system requirements.
Getting everything out of the box we have the NIGHTSWORD RGB Gaming Mouse, a small case of weights, a user’s guide, and warranty guide.